Due to the new site policy of enforcing the download section of LoversLab the site will be under going a major change. All mod downloads regardless of size are to now be placed in the downloads section.
This guide will teach users how to add mods to the download section as well as tell them how to make changes for future version releases.
What this guide assumes:
- That you know how to package mods into archive formats such as Rar, ZIp and 7z.
- Assumes that you know how to select mods for upload.
1. First thing you will need to do is access the site's download manager, this can be done by going to the top right hand corner and selecting "Downloads"
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2. You will now be greeted with the following screen. To upload a mod select the "Upload File" button.
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3. Now it is important that you get this next bit correct as it will determine why your download is placed. For this example will be uploading a mod to the Skyrim section under regular mods. In order to do this open the "Select a Category" drop down list and select "Regular Mods" under the Skyrim heading. After selecting it press "Continue"
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4. You will now be asked to enter information about your mod as well as upload the mod itself. You will need to do this in "steps". I will now take you through each step.
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Step 1 - Select your file(s)
This step will ask you to select the file or files you wish to upload. Simple click the "Click to Upload Files" button and then select the file or files you wish to upload. In this case we are going to upload the file "Download Manager Example - Ignore me!". You can upload multiple files by holding the ctrl key and selecting the files you wish to upload. Note you can queue 10 for upload and upload a unlimited amount to a page,
Supported File Types are:
000, 001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 007, 7z, 008, 009, aiff, bmp, css, doc, esm, esp, fomod, gif, gz, hqx, htm, html, ico, jpeg, jpg, mov, mp3, mpg, nif, omod, pdf, php, png, ppt, ps, ram, rar, rtf, swf, tar, tiff, txt, viv, wav, wmv, xml, zip
As well as upload files to the site you can link external site files to your download page. Do to this simple click the "Link to a file" button next to the "Click to Upload Files" button. Please note that when you link a file you can set what type of link it is. The current types are:
- Contributed Files
- Required Software
- Similar Files
- Other Versions
A external file which is linked to the download page will be given a random alphanumeric string attached to it, currently these strings cannot be renamed so it is important to use the type list to correctly label the link.
Step 2 - Add Screenshots
This is the same step as uploading files but it is for uploading screenshots instead. When you upload a screenshot the first one upload will become the mods "Cover image". All other screenshots will be placed at the bottom of the download page.
Supported File Types are:
gif, jpeg, jpg, mpg, png
Step 3 - Add Screenshots
1. (Required) The first thing you need to do is add a name, my advice is to keep it clear and simple. If it is a Work In Process make sure to add a [WIP] tag at the front of the name.
2. (Optional) If you are planning on updating your mod in the future you might want to add a version. Simply just type mod version in the box.
3. (Optional) You can add up to 10 tags for a file. Tags are used to narrow down file searches when using the search function.
4. (Optional) You can use the change log to list changes with in your mod, this requires that you have entered a number in the "File Version" box.
5. (Required) This is the main body of your mod's download page. This will be visible when your mod's download page is opened by a user.
6. (Optional) This is for listing which mods are needed to make your mod work, right now it seems only capable of listing one mod.
5. When you have finished entering all this information simply place "Add Submission".
6. After selecting "Add Submission" your mod will be uploaded and you should get a page looking like the following.
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7. After your mod has been uploaded a "Support Topic" will be automatically generated for you. You can access this topic by selecting the "Support Topic" button on the downloads page. Alternatively you can search for the topic using the search function as it shares the same name as your mod's download page.
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Congratulations you have successfully just uploaded your mod to the Download Manager!