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How and when to update your submission

A Tutorial for Baldi's Basics

This is a brief tutorial to help Baldi modders decide when it is appropriate to make an Update on GameBanana, and when it is not. This guide will also help you design effective, informative updates that are awesome and that people will appreciate.

So, before we begin, let me explain what an Update is and what it does. 

1. What an Update is

An Update is a significant change to your mod as it appears or functions in game. If you make changes to your actual submission, such as the Blurb, title, filenames, etc, this does not constitute an Update. Here's some Update examples:

1.1. Good update reasons

  • Added new characters
  • Added new maps or areas
  • Changed or improved game mechanics
  • Uploaded new files that change the mod

1.2. Invalid update reasons

  • Changed the submission name
  • Added some creator usernames you missed
  • Changed the name of a file
  • Announcing you are ending/canceling the project
  • Only a very small change made to the mod

2. What happens when I make an Update?

When you make an Update, something really cool happens - your submission will be BUMPED to the top of the Baldi homepage. This will let it shine in glory for hours or even days, increasing clicks, downloads and comments. For this reason, it is REALLY important that your update is meaningful. If you make an update that isn't warranted, it's just plain unfair on other hard working Baldi modders.

3. What if I make an invalid Update?

So, lastly, what happens if you make an invalid update? Your entire submission will be withheld, and this is really bad and annoying because it will disappear completely and nobody will be able to see it, sometimes for several days if it takes an admin time to get back to review your changes. So play it safe! Only make an update when you have made impressive changes and improvements to your mod.

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    Thanks for this information. This will be very useful for everyone when they want to update their submission.
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    Always basic but fun
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    Like the other guys, I'm no Baldi Modder but it's useful.

    But sometimes, it doesn't have to be that many but as long as your one simple update changes everything. You can even make changelogs by adding Notes to your update instead of one by one.

    But yeah, this will improve this section a bit. Now the next part will be dealing with people who have no knowledge of this site like "Personalize Polls", "Threads that are actually Questions/Requests", "Threads talking about the main game's updates when you could've just make it as News or Blog", or "Threads that say "DM me if you want stuff"".

    Things like "Should I make/add in my " or "Voices for Mods" (He could've just publicly share it instead of posting a thread or just say it on Discord or whatever).
    In my opinion, I think Polls should be on Discord. Only use it for those who don't have Discord because they are underage can't make an account there but can make an account on Gamebanana.
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    I don't post on the Baldi section, but this is very useful in general!
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  • Oh... ummm... thanks Tom... time to delete all other updates in exchange of all in 1...
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    Good that you made this, glad to have the load of unnecessary updates toned down hopefully
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    Thanks for making this! Whenever I release an update for one of my submissions, I try to make sure its about new content or improvements being made to the mods I'm working on.
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    Oh my gosh thanks tom :) i do feel like this is necessary. I see updates all the time where it's always minor and unnecessary.
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