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BWS FeatureStatusWho is maintaining it?
Possible without 24/7 maintainer?
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Display Mod Name, Description, Homepage, VesionOutdatedBWS maintainerNoBWS require this minor metadata in order to even display and install mod, only BWS Maintainer can add new mod
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Ability to install not included/unreleased modsPartially possibleUserYesRequire know-how, installation must be paused
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Organize Mods into CategoriesOutdatedBWS maintainerNoOnly BWS Maintainer can assign mods to categories, and it's reqiured in order to even display and install mod
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Saving user mod/components choicesOutdatedBWS maintainerNoIt's very fragile, depends on manually defined mod components list, after mod updates it can select inncorrect mods
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Mod Compilations (Recommended, Tactics)OutdatedBWS maintainerNoBWS Compilations are dependent on manually defined mod components list
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Create and restore game backupsAvaliableBWS developerYesAdvantages: small backup size (1GB max) and fast restore without downloading
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EET full installationOutdatedBWS developerNoMaintenance of the EET requires deep understanding of how internal BWS code works
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Downloading mods from all websitesOutdatedBWS maintainerNoMaintaining up to date list of links require 24/7 maintenance and is a never-ending work
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Extraction of the all possible mod archive typesOutdatedBWS developerNoThere is no active BWS developer, AutoIt launguage is not atracting any new developers anymore
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Displaying all mod componentsOutdatedBWS maintainerNoBWS can't display and install new mod components without huge amount of manual work
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build-in, forced installation of the BWFixpackOutdatedBWS maintainerNoFixpack has to be installed multiple times, regardless of actuall needs, keeping BWFixpack updated also require 24/7 maintenance
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Build-in install order of mods and componentsOutdatedBWS maintainerNoOnly BWS Maintainer can change install order (unless you are hacking BWS internals)
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Build-in mod conflicts and dependenceOutdatedBWS maintainerNoBWS Maintainer can influence the preference of the mod conflicts
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Project Infinity FeatureStatusWho is maintaining it?
Possible without 24/7 maintainer?
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Display Mod Name, Author, Description, Homepage, Forum, Version
Avaliableoptional Modder participationYesMetadata is set by Modder so it's 100% accurate and it's not required for mod installation
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Ability to install not included/unrealesed modsAvaliableUserYesIt's usual workflow, simply add desired mods, no need to pause installation
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Organize Mods into CategoriesPlannedUserYesUser can adjust categories for all mods or single components
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Saving user mod/components choicesPlannedoptional Modder participationYesIt's provided by Modder so it's 100% accurate
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Mod Compilations (Recommended, Tactics)AvaliableUser/CommunityYesCommunity can easily create (or convert BWS / BWP data) a list of mods which can be easy imported into application
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Create and restore game backupsNot Planned--Nothing can beat stability and reliability of game backups and verification from official Game Providers like Beamdog/Steam/GoG
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EET full installation
Planned, under investigation
PI developerYesImplementation is on hold until fully working implementation of conflicts/dependence features
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Downloading mods from websites which provide API/support
Avaliable, Partially possible
website APIYesRequire suport from major mod websites, Github.com is fully supported, if the other websites have API, they can be supported
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Extraction of the all possible mod archive typesNot Planned--There should be one, universal package type for all mods which doesn't require installation of "my favorite archiver"
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Extraction of the Universal Infinity Engine Mod Package
Avaliable, Partially possible
optional Modder participationYesIf the mod is packaged as Infinity Engine Mod Package, universal for all OS'es, then extraction of such mod is possible
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Displaying all mod componentsAvaliableMod + WeiDUYesPI is able to display all mod components without any kind of manual work, no maintenance required
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Optional, one time installation of the BWFixpackAvaliableUserYes
There is no build-in, forced installation of the BWFixpack anymore. As advantage, you can install BWFixpack only once and only for selected mods
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Install order of mods and componentsAvaliableUser/CommunityYesUser is able to manually define install order, adjust and store it for next installation or load so called "sorting order" file
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Build-in static mod conflicts and dependenciesNot Planned--It does require 24/7 maintenance so it's impossible to keep up to date
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Internal conflicts and dependence for single ModPlannedoptional Modder participationYesGUI interface requires additional metadata from mods in order to avoid selecting impossible combination of the components
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External conflicts and dependence for multiple Mods
Planned, under investigation
optional Modder participationYesMissing WeiDU features currently preventing implementation of external mod dependencies and conflicts
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