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How Do I Submit A Mod To GHF?

PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 1:24 pm
by Phobos_Jugular
I’ve a question about how to submit a mod. I want to submit a small mod for Darelfguy’s project and realized that I have no idea of how to do it.

Years ago I published a couple of small mods on File Planet - I packaged the Readme, esp, mesh, and tex folders, ran a file compactor on the package and emailed it as an attachment to the designated address. So what is the procedure on GHF? What file compacting software package should I buy, and how do I submit the compacted package to GHF? Please keep the explanation simple, I’ve been away from the internet for a lot of years and a lot of the lingo and acronyms used by my fellow GHF posters is new to me and takes a while to compute the meaning.

Re: How Do I Submit A Mod To GHF?

PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 3:22 pm
by Drakkmore
Well there is the "downloads" button in the Tool bar:
User control panel   0 new messages   ForumDownloadsMember Pages   Gallery   Site Info...   Logout [userneamehere]
Just click the word Download, and not the drop down menu that appears, and it will take you to the GHF downloads front page. At the top there is a button that says "upload". Click on that and it will open a page that is fairly well laid out. Just follow your instincts and you ought to be fine.
Once the mod is uploaded if you click on the "Edit" button, there is an option in there that allows for the creation of a release thread that has a template for you to just replace what needs replacing of the words with your own words. and a provided "button" that you can link your mod download page to.

Re: How Do I Submit A Mod To GHF?

PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 3:25 pm
by Drakkmore
Note Please let us know when you've uploaded the mods so that we can approve them, as we do not get any notification of uploaded mods on GHF Downloads.
Thank you for uploading to GHF,and we hope to see more work from you :D

Re: How Do I Submit A Mod To GHF?

PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 3:38 pm
by Luj1
If I may ask, how can I see latest uploads?

Re: How Do I Submit A Mod To GHF?

PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 5:28 pm
by Drakkmore
The left side of the page has the three newest mods uploaded. Other then that I do not believe there is a way.

Re: How Do I Submit A Mod To GHF?

PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2015 1:44 am
by hollaajith
Luj1 wrote:If I may ask, how can I see latest uploads?

Drakkmore wrote:The left side of the page has the three newest mods uploaded. Other then that I do not believe there is a way.

Click 'What's new' on top of that list. That should display the latest uploads.

Re: How Do I Submit A Mod To GHF?

PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 7:36 pm
by DonnerGott
Sadly, the "What's New" button is unreliable. It does not list any of my releases, so it must be missing more. It seems that many mods posted in the "Featured Modders" section do not show on the search, either. :chinscratch:

Re: How Do I Submit A Mod To GHF?

PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 3:00 am
by hollaajith
DonnerGott wrote:Sadly, the "What's New" button is unreliable. It does not list any of my releases, so it must be missing more. It seems that many mods posted in the "Featured Modders" section do not show on the search, either. :chinscratch:

I could see every new release of mine under there. So it might be just the 'Features Modders' missing.

Re: How Do I Submit A Mod To GHF?

PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 9:40 pm
by DonnerGott
hollaajith wrote:
DonnerGott wrote:Sadly, the "What's New" button is unreliable. It does not list any of my releases, so it must be missing more. It seems that many mods posted in the "Featured Modders" section do not show on the search, either. :chinscratch:

I could see every new release of mine under there. So it might be just the 'Features Modders' missing.


Except for the fact that Drak's mods are in his FM section... :chinscratch:

Re: How Do I Submit A Mod To GHF?

PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 2:08 pm
by Leonardo
Drakkmore wrote:Well there is the "downloads" button in the Tool bar:
User control panel   0 new messages   ForumDownloadsMember Pages   Gallery   Site Info...   Logout [userneamehere]
Just click the word Download, and not the drop down menu that appears, and it will take you to the GHF downloads front page. At the top there is a button that says "upload". Click on that and it will open a page that is fairly well laid out. Just follow your instincts and you ought to be fine.
Once the mod is uploaded if you click on the "Edit" button, there is an option in there that allows for the creation of a release thread that has a template for you to just replace what needs replacing of the words with your own words. and a provided "button" that you can link your mod download page to.

I just want to say something important about editing your mod on both GHF Download and MMH.

Do NOT go back in your browser otherwise the mod entry will be locked for at least a hour and only Stewards (unlock locked mod?), Magister, High Magister, and of course Fligg himself can unlock a locked mod.  To prevent this just click on either the cancel button or the submit button.

You can also click on the GHF Download banner (click on either the left side or the right side to scroll through all banners) on the top to take you to GHF Download.  :wink:

Re: How Do I Submit A Mod To GHF?

PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 2:01 pm
by Phobos_Jugular
I've got a mod cleaned, compressed w 7z and ready to submit to Darkelfguy's contest but I can't get past the "Mod Description" part of the instructions.
Upload Window - [img]Well%20there%20is%20the%20"downloads"%20button%20in%20the%20Tool%20bar:[/img]
Please help!

Re: How Do I Submit A Mod To GHF?

PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 4:24 pm
by Leonardo
Phobos_Jugular wrote:I've got a mod cleaned, compressed w 7z and ready to submit to Darkelfguy's contest but I can't get past the "Mod Description" part of the instructions.
Upload Window - [img]Well%20there%20is%20the%20"downloads"%20button%20in%20the%20Tool%20bar:[/img]
Please help!

Do you have a readme included in the mod archive?  If so then just type "Readme included." without quotes and doing that will be enough.

You may want to edit your mod to paste the mod description later once it had been uploaded and approved, but since this mod is meant for the Mod contest I assume you don't want to reveal to much about what the mod does.

Re: How Do I Submit A Mod To GHF?

PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 4:30 pm
by Drakkmore
I would put just a little short "This is what the mod does", or some short description.
Don't forget to put a thingy at the top of your uplaoded mod's description *entry for May Moddathon* (or what ever) Darkelfguy asked that modders put such a tag on their mod descriptions so he knows what mods to look at for the contest.

Re: How Do I Submit A Mod To GHF?

PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 5:22 pm
by Phobos_Jugular
I must be missing something about using the Upload window. Title, Author, Version, Category, and Game all allow me to enter the appropriate data - no problem! But the Description field is just non-responsive. The icons across the top bars don't work and I can't enter or paste any data! Am I doing something wrong here - I mean this window for posting works fine ... but the Description window in Upload doesn't.

Re: How Do I Submit A Mod To GHF?

PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 7:10 pm
by Drakkmore
If you want you can leave it blank, and then edit the entry to enter a description. If it still will not let you enter a description, pm me the description you want, and I'll give it a try. I'll also check out by uploading a mod. If I have the same issues then I'll let Fliggerty know that there is an issue with the GHF uploads.



EDIT: On the initial upload page I had no issues with posting a description to my mod. when it finishes uploading my mod I will try to edit the description a little.

Re: How Do I Submit A Mod To GHF?

PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 8:08 pm
by Phobos_Jugular
Drakkmore I must be in the wrong page since neither the Description or the Upload work and I don't have an Edit button. Here's the path I'm following:
1. Forums Page - I click on 'Downloads' in the header
2.GHF Page where there are instructions for associating a mod with a Release Thread - I click on 'Upload' in the header
3. I get the Page where 'Description' and the 'Upload' are not working for me

So if my navigation is correct I have a problem ... do you have any ideas?

Re: How Do I Submit A Mod To GHF?

PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 9:26 pm
by Phobos_Jugular
I tried another upload cycle but don't know if it was successful - the file is a 7 z compressed file titled Kha'jay. Will you please check and let me know if it was uploaded. It is my entry for the Modathon.

Thanks, Phobos

Re: How Do I Submit A Mod To GHF?

PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 9:42 pm
by Darkelfguy
So, just out of curiosity, you are getting to this upload page right? Only you can't enter anything into the description?

Re: How Do I Submit A Mod To GHF?

PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 9:50 pm
by Drakkmore
Sorry Phobos I do not see it in the file approval section of the GHF staff area.
I'll look again later.
Also editing my mod upload also allowed to make entries in the description window.
If you want to send me the file in a PM I can give it a try. I'll make sure that you are given full ownership, and control over the mod.
You can PM me a Dropbox link or you can PM me the whole mod if it's not too big, along with any description you want for the mod.
That's if you want to go through that way.

Re: How Do I Submit A Mod To GHF?

PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 10:04 pm
by Drakkmore

Re: How Do I Submit A Mod To GHF?

PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 2:34 am
by Leonardo
Drakkmore wrote:If you want you can leave it blank, and then edit the entry to enter a description.

I don't think you can leave the description field empty and I think the same thing applies for MMH too.


@Phobos:  Just type this "Entry for May Moddathon" without quotes in the description field for the time being.  What browser are you using e.g IE, Firefox, Chrome?  But also do you use AdBlock/NoScript and if you do then disable both of them.

Re: How Do I Submit A Mod To GHF?

PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 10:36 am
by Drakkmore
Leo for some reason GHF Downloads is not allowing him to enter a description at all.

Re: How Do I Submit A Mod To GHF?

PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 12:28 pm
by Leonardo
Hmm...  Sounds like there is something wonky on either ends or on both ends.  :chinscratch:

Re: How Do I Submit A Mod To GHF?

PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 12:35 pm
by Phobos_Jugular
Firstly I apologize for having to bail out last night after starting this dialog. Yes Drakkmore your comment to Leonardo is correct - my computer can’t enter a description or upload – BUT – my history with my internet PC (Win 7 Home Premium) – makes me suspect that the problem is there and not with GHF. A case in point is that my internet PC Win 7 Home Premium XP compatibility doesn’t always mesh with some of my MW modding software such as DDS Converter, Liztail, etc and has a nasty ‘mouse’ lag playing MW GOTY on Steam.

So what to do about the Modathon? I tried E Mailing the mod to myself as an attachment and that worked. If you E Mail me (baumgartner@cox.net) an address I will E Mail mod to you.

In the meantime this is a problem for me that I must solve if I want to post my work. I’m going to post a query about what Win version other uploading modders are using with their mods. If XP then what internet security software they’re using since Microsoft is no longer ‘supporting’ XP.

Thanks again for taking the time to respond.

Re: How Do I Submit A Mod To GHF?

PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 2:31 pm
by Leonardo
Why not you send Drakkmore a PM with the mod as an attachment and he can then upload it for you.  That's another task a Magister has and that's to assist members on GHF when there is a problem like this one.