Last updated at 2:08, 27 Apr 2015 Uploaded at 1:18, 3 Aug 2014
I would hate for users to think that Modwatch will ever be anything but free to anyone who wants to use it. The site, as well as the uploader, are both open source, and every load order uploaded is accessible to anyone. So you can sleep soundly, knowing that you will never have to pay for Modwatch. If (Talos willing) Modwatch grows to the point where it cannot be maintained for free because of server/database costs, I may call out for donations/sponsors/some form of basic funding. But payment will never be mandatory for users. Ever.
Thank you, mysticentity, for the beautiful logo.
This is an executable that will upload your load order and ini files to modwat.ch, where it can be easily accessed and read by anyone. The site as well as the script are open source, and no information is stored other than your mods and username.
DO NOT delete auth.dat
This file contains a unique string that is tied to your username. It is generated randomly, and I don't store it in plaintext. So if you delete it, you will not have access to your username. If you don't plan on using your username EVER AGAIN, feel free to delete it =)
Users Updating From an Older Version
Just overwrite your old exe with the new one, and it (should) read your auth.dat and use your username/password/file path correctly.
How To Use It
USE THE NEWEST VERSION. That'll make things a lot easier for everyone. As of now, there is a graphical version (applause), so it should be a little easier to upload. There are 3 text boxes: username, password, and file path. If you have never uploaded, the username and password can be whatever you want, as long as the username isn't already in use. The file path depends on your mod manager. If you're using Nexus Mod Manager, press the handy dandy "Using NMM" button. It will do all the magic for you. If using Mod Organizer, press the "Using MO" button. Then, find your MO install (wherever you extracted it), and go to profiles > your profile, and double click "plugins.txt". Finally, once you've done one of the two above things, press "Upload". It should upload, giving you some nice descriptive text in the console window to the side, and then you're free to share your mods with modwat.ch/username.
And for you daring devils, there is now a button for changing your password. Click it, type a new password, press submit, and you (should) have a brand new legible password.
A Note On Custom Passwords
This is important on basically every website on the internet, but for my sanity, I'll go through it here. I do not have an ssl certificate. This means YOUR PASSWORD CAN BE PICKED UP IF YOU'RE ON PUBLIC WIFI. So don't use, say, your bank passwords, or the combination to your safe. I don't store passwords plaintext (hashing is fun), but it's up to YOU to not give away your passwords. Feel free to use random characters if this paragraph made you break into a cold sweat and pull your tin foil hat tighter over your cute little head.
If you're using NMM, you will NOT have a modlist page. That file is harder to get to for NMM. Sorry about that.
If your page is blank below the 'Filter By...' box, fear not! There are issues with how I store the data, and I'm working diligently on it. Or at least thinking about it occasionally.
The console window that opens alongside the GUI should show any crazy errors that might happen, so if something goes horribly wrong, feel free to send a screenshot of that or something. It would probably be helpful.
If you absolutely despise graphical interfaces, and want to remain apart of the glorious CLI master race, the old uploader still works, so terminal on, my command prompt brethren.
Other than that, if you have any issues, message me on reddit, post an issue on Github, or post on the Nexus page. I'll most likely check them in that order.
My load order on the site