Modboy

A Modding Tool for Modboy

Updates

v3.6b - Let's try that again 1mo
  • BugFix Fixed the contents of the build. Turns out it hadn't picked up the changes I made correctly, so it was using old code. I rebuilt it as release, and it seems to be working now.

If you previously downloaded v3.6b prior to this update, please redownload it again. Apologies about the mixup.

v3.6b - Enabling Spray Installation 2mo Adjustment HL, HL:OF, HL:BS, HL:E Basic Support 8mo Addition4 v3.6 - History Page Revisions and List Persistence 10mo Addition3 Improvement Super Smash Bros. Crusade 11mo Addition

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://,,
  • 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.

Please consider rating Modboy and voting me for Tooler of the Month.

Files

  • modboy_install-v3_6b-fix.exe 1mo Modboy Installer v3.6b - Enabling Spray Installation & Error Handling for Unknown Mod Types
  • modboy_install_8dca9.exe 10mo Modboy Installer v3.6 - Updates to History Page and List Persistence
  • modboy_install_ae523.exe 11mo Modboy Installer v3.5 - RAR5 Support
  • modboy_install_2d98d.exe 1y Modboy Installer v3.4b - Russian language fix and list view (with hotfix)
  • modboy_install_0113f.exe 1y Modboy Installer v3.3 - Language loading reworked and Portuguese (PT-BR) Translations added
  • modboy_install_9588c.exe 1y Modboy Installer v3.2 - Spanish added
  • modboy_install_b293f.exe 1y Modboy Installer v3.1 - Better handling of errors
  • modboy_install_86ec1.exe 1y Modboy Installer v3.0

Todos

Investigate verify window not disappearing. Filtering mods by type (skins, maps, etc) Temporarily disabling mods 低 Priority Dark Mode 低 Priority Request: Pending downloads/updates/uninstalls should display in separate group above others
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  • jack5gamebanana avatar
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    1y 1y
    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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    Plz make this for mac and were all good to go
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    Great toll. just make it possible to install 
    TF2 sound somehow
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    1y
    Thank you so much for the TF2 update! Sounds would be the next best thing to work on.
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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 :)
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    1y
    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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    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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    Does this work with Team Fortress 2?
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    1y
    I have problems with ModBoy. Where I put the route of the game for add maps/skins?
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