Compatibility Notes

TerrorFox1234 Created Sep 12 2016 - Updated Nov 14 2016 Mod picker

A compatibility note indicates the compatibility status between two mods. Mod Picker users can submit compatibility notes on any mods on Mod Picker. Compatibility notes are displayed with automatic resolution options when editing a mod list on Mod Picker. See the contributions help page for general information about Mod Picker contributions.

Components

  • Two mods. The mods must both be submitted to Mod Picker in order to be specified on a Compatibility Note.
  • A compatibility status. The possible statuses are:
    • Incompatible: If the two mods absolutely do not work together.
    • Partially Compatible: If non-critical parts of one or both of the mods are non-functional.
    • Compatibility Mod: If a separate mod must be used to make the mods compatible with each other.
    • Compatibility Option: If an installation option, optional download, and/or compatibility plugin must be used to make the mods compatible with each other.
    • Make Custom Patch: If a user can create a custom patch to make the mods compatible with each other.
  • A description. This should cover what the compatibility issues are, including any relevant technical details, and details about the resolution option if applicable.
  • Compatibility Mod. This option is only used when the Compatibility Mod status has been specified, and requires you to specify the compatibility mod, which must also be on Mod Picker.
  • Compatibility Plugin. This option is only used when the Compatibility Option status has been specified, and requires you to specify the compatibility plugin or mod option to use.

Submission

  1. Sign in to your Mod Picker account (or create one). (An account is required to submit a compatibility note.)
  2. Navigate to one of the two mods your note relates to. It doesn’t matter which mod you choose to add your note to, it will be listed on the pages of both of the mods you specify.
  3. Click the Compatibility tab.
  4. Click the Add Compatibility Note button.
  5. Specify the second mod by entering its name into the mod name input. You must choose the mod from the autocomplete dropdown to select it.
  6. Choose the compatibility status for the mods from the dropdown.
  7. Add a description. Be sure your description complies with the Submission Guidelines. Your description must be at least 256 characters long (~50 words).
  8. Click the Submit button. The prompts shall be automatically removed upon submission - you do not need to delete them yourself.

Submission guidelines

Before submitting a compatibility note please ensure that you have done your research and that the information in your note is accurate. Research steps can include evaluating asset conflicts, evaluating record conflicts, in-game testing, and referencing mod authors or other sources. If you cannot provide or reference any concrete evidence about the issue you probably should not be submitting a compatibility note on it.

Include your research and sources in your note, outlining the steps you took to reach your conclusions. If possible, include any steps that others can take to verify your findings. Finally, make sure that your note is coherent and follows the general submission guidelines.