I have decided to start the design of a vb6 program to create manifest files for mods, would this help any modders?
I have the program at testing stage 3.
the program now will build a set of manifests that load and run in entrenchment for a copy of an existing mod.
on a athlonx2 5200 system it creates a full set of manifests within 2 minutes, and I have tested the speed on my slowest sins machine my laptop, and timed the manifest make time to be about 2 minutes
the next test stage is to merge several mods together and create a set of manifests that run in entrenchment
the program has passed the stage 3 tests and also the windows compatability tests so it is now moving to beta status
pm me with an email address that can receive a 100kb email if you would like to help me do final testing/debugging on this utility for modders
I have actually timed the find all the relevent files and create the 6 manifests for distant stars mod and the time taken was 9 seconds. the big question is how many entries can you make in a manifest in 10 seconds????????
it can now be downloaded from my three file areas
and is also in my modding utility pack in the mod updater thread
and the latest exe all of 100kb that replaces earlier versions(still uses the same ocx files)
from my dropbox