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Warning About Modding Origin Mania

A Forum Thread for Sonic Mania

So apparently Sonic Mania got released on Origin (which i've never heard of until now) and it's apparently a newer version of Mania, repackaged with some form of Devuno. Twitter has been going crazy about this, and apparently currently EVERY SINGLE MOD will crash the game. They also removed the dev menu, which is really bad. Nobody knows if the update will come to the Steam version, so be prepared. It might be a long time, or a few months or even weeks before MainMemorySuperSonic16 and CodenameGamma update the mod loader. Be prepared to lose all your mods for a few months!

The switch version is still on v1.04, so there is no reason to panic.

https://twitter.com/Sajidur78/status/1288915525175672832
https://twitter.com/Codenamegamma/status/1288946168060248065
https://twitter.com/PTKickass/status/1288899971434065921
https://twitter.com/PTKickass/status/1288908691803181057?s=20
https://twitter.com/SSF1991/status/1289005343545208833
https://twitter.com/TheSuperSonic16/status/1289017224619909120

Update 1: They found a way to bring back the dev menu! The game now ignores the dev menu setting in settings.ini, but is enabled by default in Data Folder mode.

Update 2: If you've read SuperSonic16's post, you should know that the current plan is to strip all Origin builds of mod support. If however, the Steam version get's an update, there is a plan to strip the mod loader of all it's unique functions, and only provide basic modding support.
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    Basically right now the version on Origin is different from steam. right now if the mod loader and mods like the kind of mods i do, were to update to support it, it would break compatibility with the current steam version. we have to wait and see if this version comes to steam or not. if it does, and it has DRM we may choose to still use the old version that does not currently have DRM, while that would be confusing as to why they would put DRM back on a game they removed it from we can't say for sure it won't happen, we just have to wait and see.  

    Since most people are on the steam version that should be and at least for me is the priority to stay compatible with mods so the most people possible can take advantage of them. 
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    I wouldn't freakout. Currently as I write this, the plan is to sadly ditch all origin builds of the game, there is no need to support a build with a DRM that makes working with harder.

    Now if Steam does end up with a. New update, I plan to provide basic support with a cutdown modloader and may even provide a program to assist on downgrading the game for you.
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  • frick... i just bought the game and modded it for pc. and now this. wooo..... come on... when was it released, recently? if so then it can 100% be a problem... if not, then we are most likely fine...
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    *doesn't understand anything and freaks out*
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    Yesterday I casually thought if there was ever gonna be another mania update...
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    The Origin version is a different build, so us steam users do not have to worry about any update that will add drm. Yes, EA Origin does add drm to every game to prevent anti piracy
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  • I don't have Sonic mania on my PC yet, and I'm STILL scared by this!
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    my steam mania: UPDATES
    me: ight imaa watch some downgrade mania tutorials
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    pretty sure nobody will buy sonic mania on origin.
    except origin guys that dont care about mods
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    Noooooooooooooooo!! Now i will never ever have my favourite mods,and all because of THAT! :(
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    I'm assuming EA added their own DRM to keep thieves from stealing the game, though I'm not sure why the Dev Menu was removed. Didn't know the Switch version could be modded, but last I checked the mod I was interested in hadn't been updated for Plus yet.
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