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Wanted: NMM Testers and Focus Group

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We’re currently in the process of adding new features into Nexus Mod Manager, Robin covered it briefly in a previous news post, so I’ll try and expand a little more.

What we are aiming for with NMM is a piece of software that will make the installation, management and visibility of mods incredibly easy and open. You see a mod you like on our site, you click ‘Download with NMM’ and have it seamlessly downloaded, unpacked and placed in the right location with minimal fuss. Don’t like the file, then click to uninstall and NMM will go through and ensure that all remnants of that file are removed and your game functions exactly as it did previously. We’ve not really scratched the surface of advanced modding techniques yet, but we’ll get there once we’ve sussed out the simple stuff!

The thing is, with a bare-bones team behind the scenes here at the Nexus, testing and bug finding is a very long and tedious process, and we often miss things that an extended team might pick up on. So we are looking to find some current users of the NMM to join Robin, myself and the team in testing the future builds and helping us develop a concise and user-friendly bit of software.

You will be added to a closed focus group that will be dedicated to the NMM platform and be able to try out new test builds before we publish the new version to the masses. It’ll be your job to try and break the test builds and inform us of the problem so we can fix it.

If you fancy joining in then either drop me a PM through the site or an email to [email protected] and I will send you an invite through a piece of software called ‘Slack’ We have once again had such a huge response that this group is now full... Thank you so much to everyone that has volunteered!

Here we will have a number of channels where you can discuss bugs you find for a particular build, ideas you have for improving the software or even just to chat about the weather. Within the group you will have direct access to Robin, Tom, Dave and Myself along with the NMM developers and with all of us working together we’ll move the NMM platform onwards and upwards.

Our current tests involve the new ‘Profile backup and sharing’ functionality. Here a user can save their mod profile and have it backed up on the Nexus Mods site. This profile can either be kept as a personal backup, available only to yourself, or it can be shared with other users, allowing them to download any mods they’re missing from your profile and have it setup exactly how you have it (including scripted installer options, installation order and load order). The result being they can play their game with the exact same mods and options as yourself.

In addition, we'd like to invite those of you interested in directly helping us with the development of NMM to the new repo we've opened on Github. Though NMM has always been open-source, we're hoping that the well-known Github interface and functionality will inspire even more collaboration. We're always on the lookout for new and better ways of doing things as well as expanding NMM's feature-set. So, if you're familiar with modding and software development, your contributions will undoubtedly go a long way in helping us offer a better modding experience for everyone.

Thanks to everyone for their assistance

Kind regards

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  1. cjlovestexas
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    I think a smart move would to add gmod as a game moddible game.
  2. LittleHorse012
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    I will be tester
  3. washington342
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    hello i would like to voice act for anyone who need it i work for free and i have been voice acting since i was 12 i am 18 now i am great with scrips and improve and voice overs <-- really good at that one i might say so if you reading this msg me and ill help you to the best of my ability
  4. avelwc
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    Well, I'm a systems programmer and a senior developer with a game software company. Not only can I help test, but I might help out with handling mods to our own products. This is time permitting of course. I'm familiar with C, C++, C#, XAML, Fortran, Forth, Pascal, Prolog, Rosie, Pilot, Lisp, Assembler (various systems), microcode, etc. Was planning on upping my sub here when I could be more active anyways. I'll pull the source here before long. Right now the company is working towards our first major release so my time is a bit tight but give me a holler if you have specific issues.
  5. RikiRiougy
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    my downloaded mods do not work anymore! how can i fix this so my mods do work and not that i have to download from bethesda. (who will not allow CBBE probably) its very annoying because my game is tottally vanilla now. did bethesda dun goofed or something?
    1. spyrodf21
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      my fallout 4 game runs all the mods have you install them on mod organizer that will not work you need the new version of NMM due to the new way mods are read by the game
  6. Rose27
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    Source: mscorlib
    Target: Void WinIOError(Int32, System.String)
    I have this really big problem with NMM......
  7. bben46
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    And, It is not the mod request forum either. If you want to request a mod please use the FO4 Mod request forum instead of just any forum where you will be ignored - or a moderator may just remove your way off topic post.
  8. bben46
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    For them that don't seem to know. This is not the bug report forum. It was intended as a recruitment forum for people that wanted to help test the NMM. That roster was filled long ago and there are no more positions available. There is a separate NMM feedback forum though, And  bug report forum as well. Just posting in a forum does not constitute a bug report. You actually have to create an official bug report before your bug will be taken seriously.
     
    NMM Feedback forum: https://forums.nexusmods.com/index.php?/forum/439-open-beta-feedback/
     
    How to report bugs: https://forums.nexusmods.com/index.php?/topic/460590-reporting-bugs/
     
    Please note that things like; suggestions for new features, I don't like this feature, It doesn't work the way I want it to and such are not bug reports, but should instead be put into the feedback forum where things for future releases are discussed.
  9. Doron2003
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    Hi. I don't have a bug to report but I do have an idea for making the manager and this site be better. I found a problem in this site that I just remembered. when I just started off at NMM (and some of my friends found this a problem too), finding the mods was really hard, because I didn't know what to do to search for particular mods. I think you could improve the user-friendly thing, and maybe even make the searching of mods easier and more specific overall. but again it's just my opinion. I thought it could help you make the nexus community bigger and better.

    Thanks for reading this far and listening to what I had to say. Keep doing a great job and good luck on you'r testing!
  10. roughridertm
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    first of all:THANK U!
    i have a serious problem using NMM
    i enter my username and password and all i see everytime is:403 forbidden
    please help...