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Is there an Addon/Download Manager? (I would write one...)

Discussion in 'Assetto Corsa' started by Der Abt, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. Der Abt

    Der Abt

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    Hi Folks,

    is there already something like this?
    If not, I am thinking of developing one.

    My ideas are:
    A Windows program with a nice GUI, that checks your local installed addons (cars, tracks, tools, ...) and has a connection to a database I would host, that always is up tp date with the newest released addons.

    It will check, if newer versions are available and - if You wish - download, unpack and install them for You. Or it will Switch between Versions before AC launch.

    Therefore a System should be established, that each addon has a standard-info file in which this tool can read the Version-info and a preview-Picture to let it look nicer.
    I would either take the most common download sources for AC (like racedepartment) and put the informations and the downloadlinks in the database (lots of neverending work), or
    - let everybody add entries into the database, or
    - let registered developers add new databe entries of their creations.

    What do You think would be the best?

    All the download-links should be direct-links (maybe with Basic authentification) and not hostet at mega-file-Hosters. Problem?
    Only put Downloads into the database where the authors agree to be listet in my tool?

    Tell me Your thoughts.

    Regards
    Der Abt
     
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  2. Frank Brasse

    Frank Brasse
    Work is the curse of the drinking class

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    schwarzbierbude uses a self written autouploader which works very well and makes sure that every player uses the same content (version differences etc.). - maybe something similar to your idea.
     
  3. Jadran Dimic

    Jadran Dimic

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  4. Thomas Wilen

    Thomas Wilen

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    I would hope that Kunos adds Steam Workshop support to AC for modders
     
  5. Turk

    Turk
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    I think steam workshop is happening...... soon....
     
  6. Simon Kaminski

    Simon Kaminski

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    Yes confirmed in an interview. But please don't ask me where as I can't remember :D
     
  7. Sk3ptik0n

    Sk3ptik0n

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    One of the issues I see in some of the mods (skins especially) it's inconsistency in the naming system and the directory structure.

    Especially in the Skin downloads, there are some skins that simply I don't know where to save (2 or 3 at the most) while others are just difficult to place because the author didn't adhere to the folder naming system.