Modboy

A Modding Tool for Modboy

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  • Addition Half-Life - Maps & Skins support added
  • Addition Half-Life: Opposing Force - Maps & Skins support added
  • Addition Half-Life: Blue Shift - Maps & Skins support added
  • Addition Half-Life: Echoes - Maps & Skins support added

Thanks Northern3D for the configs!

Note: Because this is a server-side change, using v3.6 will still work.

HL, HL:OF, HL:BS, HL:E Basic Support 3mo
  • Addition On the history page, each mod action record provides a link to the mod on Gamebanana.
  • Addition On the history page, you can now filter by task type (Install, Uninstal, or Verify)
  • Improvement Made list vs grid view persist between launches.
  • Addition (Server Side) Packed effects for TF2 are also supported, forgot to mention before.

While originally planned for this release, filtering of mods on the overview page by submission type (skin, map, etc.) has been pushed out to the next release, pending a bit of design rework to make it fit better on that screen. Functionality-wise, it shouldn't take me long, but I want to make it look decent at the same time.

v3.6 - History Page Revisions and List Persistence 5mo

What is Modboy?

It's a tool to help download, install and manage mods available through Gamebanana for a variety of different games (listed here).

Differences from Modboy 2.x:

  • Login is no longer required.
  • Installed mods are no longer recorded on Gamebanana.
  • Modboy will now fail the install if it is unable to extract an archive, and notify the user as such.
  • Old Modboy endpoints on Gamebanana are no longer used. Core GB-API enpoints have been updated to support information needed.
  • Expected format of Modboy URLs has changed to modboy://<submission type>,<submission id>,<file id>
  • Description of a mod is now constructed from the game name, category name and submission type.
  • Better error handling and verbiage regarding failure to uncompress archive.
  • Filing a bug (for the time being) consists of Modboy copying relevant data to the clipboard and opening Gamebanana to PM me.

Help out by making Modboy configs for games you love! The config guide is here.

Got a question? Ask it here.

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Files

  • modboy_install_8dca9.exe Modboy Installer v3.6 - Updates to History Page and List Persistence 5mo old 20,113 DLs 3 mb
  • modboy_install_ae523.exe Modboy Installer v3.5 - RAR5 Support 7mo old 7,898 DLs 3 mb
  • modboy_install_2d98d.exe Modboy Installer v3.4b - Russian language fix and list view (with hotfix) 9mo old 8,211 DLs 3 mb
  • modboy_install_0113f.exe Modboy Installer v3.3 - Language loading reworked and Portuguese (PT-BR) Translations added 12mo old 11,021 DLs 3 mb
  • modboy_install_9588c.exe Modboy Installer v3.2 - Spanish added 1y old 2,170 DLs 2 mb
  • modboy_install_b293f.exe Modboy Installer v3.1 - Better handling of errors 1y old 940 DLs 2 mb
  • modboy_install_86ec1.exe Modboy Installer v3.0 1y old 1,496 DLs 2 mb

Todos

Reimplement bug logger externally. Filtering mods by type (skins, maps, etc) Temporarily disabling mods Dark Mode Request: Pending downloads/updates/uninstalls should display in separate group above others Get Modboy to cleanup empty folders on uninstall of mod Remember to change the installer setup when versioning the app. Investigate whether composite key lookup for records is necessary. Reimplement fetching of app updates. Investigate verify window not disappearing.
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  • wet_hamster avatar
    wet_hamster Joined 10mo ago
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    when i tried to install amxx files it says:

     "Modboy doesn't know how to install this submission type".

    i've tried the file of this link:

    https://gamebanana.com/gamefiles/2565
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    10mo
    Having trouble with these two sound submissions now. I've waited a while but Modboy says the submission type is not acceptable.
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    10mo 10mo
    Could you possibly do the following or add them to your todo list?
    • Create a second view option where all items are shown in a list instead of large boxes
    • Pending downloads/updates/uninstalls should be displayed in a separate group above all other items
    • NOPE: Allow non-compatible items to be inspected and manually configured within Modboy (these configurations will be remembered by Modboy when updating the mod)
    • Add RAR5 support
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    Red Guy Joined 11mo ago
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    Plz make this for mac and were all good to go
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    RumekFuria Joined 1y ago
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    Great toll. just make it possible to install 
    TF2 sound somehow

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    11mo
    Thank you so much for the TF2 update! Sounds would be the next best thing to work on.
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    myosotis05 Joined 11mo ago
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    Hi there,

    I am also suffering from the error saying message below, 

    "Modboy doesn't know how to install this submission type"

    I'm a newbie in this web, so I don't know how to use it appropriately and I want to know whether there is something I should set to use this program. 

    I want to solve this problem.

    This is the link of skin that error occurs : https://gamebanana.com/skins/152291

    Thx :)
    Bananite
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    11mo
    Why are people putting so much work into things like this? I admit, you have talent, but don't waste it. No one uses Modboy. I don't at all see a point for it. Is there any game that it supports that's like really hard to mod or something? I don't want to say it's useless yet, because maybe there's some super hard to mod game out there that I don't know about. And how come it can't install every type of mod for TF2? All you do to install a TF2 mod is to plop it into Custom.

    I know you put a lot of work into this. I know it's been implemented into gamebannana, but as of now, I don't think it's at a stage where it's usable. I'm not sure I can say it's a good tool yet. I'm not even sure I can say it's a decent tool yet. 

    Maybe there's a whole lot of people who don't know how to install mods, and I'm just blind to see that. Maybe, installing mods is hard for a lot of people, and I've just never seen them. 

    Sorry if I came off offensive or mean or something, I'm just speaking my mind and I'm saying what I think.

    TL:DR you're forcing innovation where it's not needed.
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    I try to download any mod I can find for HL2 and it always says "Modboy does not know how to install this submission type." Help?
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  • Anonymous
    11mo
    Excuse me, but i tried to download TF2 mods, and it said "Modyboy doens't know how to install this submission type" after i put in the tf2 folder location. Do i need to put the custom folder? And how do i change the path?
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