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Instructor
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#1 Old 2nd Mar 2020 at 2:58 PM
Custom Installation Instructions Difficult to Find/See
Perhaps other creators/downloaders can relate to this? Several of my mods require that files be placed in special directories... I remember with the classic MTS design the installation instructions had their own dedicated tab at the top of the page. However, this new redesign that was implemented a couple years ago has moved custom instructions in to a tiny, grey button beneath the file downloads. Ever since that change was made, nobody can seem to locate the instructions that are referenced in my downloads. I shouldn't have to put them in the main body of text, but it's looking like that may be what I have to do until we can get installation instructions made more clear for the less technically-inclined users of the site. Hopefully this can be taken in to account. Thanks!
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#2 Old 2nd Mar 2020 at 4:41 PM
Well, judging by your comments I wouldn't say nobody can find them. . But yes you have a point - back then the entire install instructions was in a tab, but analytics showed that nobody actually clicked on it, and most people already knew how to install things, hence the move.

However, saying that, it doesn't apply to *custom* installs. So, to help with that, I've added a dialog box above the files list when a download contains custom install instructions, that has the actual full custom instructions visible. This should help with people who can't find them.

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#3 Old 3rd Mar 2020 at 3:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Tashiketh
Well, judging by your comments I wouldn't say nobody can find them. . But yes you have a point - back then the entire install instructions was in a tab, but analytics showed that nobody actually clicked on it, and most people already knew how to install things, hence the move.

However, saying that, it doesn't apply to *custom* installs. So, to help with that, I've added a dialog box above the files list when a download contains custom install instructions, that has the actual full custom instructions visible. This should help with people who can't find them.


That was... incredibly quick! And yes, I may have exaggerated a bit. Just a bit frustrating checking on my comments after a few months and seeing a bunch of "It didn't work!", or "How do I install this?". Thank you for listening as usual!
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#4 Old 3rd Mar 2020 at 10:16 PM
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