Online Catalog Mod Descriptor

Coordinator
Dec 19, 2011 at 9:41 PM
Edited Dec 19, 2011 at 9:53 PM

List of fields that would identify an online downloadable mod:

[mod catalog]

id unique mod identifier, only one entry per database

name name of mod

author mod author

contact author contact info

description mod description

version mod version per author, this can be used to keep the mods up to date on your computer

hash mod MD5 hash for security, the downloaded file will be compared to the catalog hash.

compatibility version of patchX that this mod is compatible with (eg. patch2, patch3, patch4)

download remote location of the mod ZIP (eg. http://server/modABC.zip)

download2 alternate download location

 

As each mod is downloaded to your local PC, a similar copy of the above schema will be kept on your PC:

[installed mods]

id

version

localpath the path of the zip file on your PC (eg. c:\annomods\modABC.zip)

if the installed version is found to be out of date then you will get the option to update.