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Author Topic: [Alpha 5.4]ModSauce 0.6 *Discontinued & Outdated*  (Read 40954 times)

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May 27, 2015, 04:48:29 AM
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*Last Updated July 28th, 2015*

Due to the changes coming to the game, and previous changes already in place, I no longer see ModSauce being viable in its current state. After Alpha 7 drops I will reevaluate and see if ModSauce can be rebuilt, but with company specializations and software categories coming I don't see ModSauce being worthwhile in its current state. Thank you all for your support and helping reach almost 500 total downloads! I hope to work some over Christmas break since this semester has crushed my desire to put in any work on the mod. Stay frosty ya'll!

*NOTE* Version 0.6 is NOT compatible with older versions of Software Inc. due to save game bug present before alpha 5.3
Alpha 6 has not been tested yet

Whats New
--Expanded research to include a research software for each game type
--Fixed research dependencies
--Research Name Generator a little less sucky
--AI Companies release modded software...finally

Features
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This mod aims to add a bit of depth and complexity to both the software available to create and making each feature feel valuable and worthwhile instead of just adding numbers together.

New Software Types:
-Hardware Research (1983)
-Coding Language (1985)
-Audio Card Driver (1985)
-Video Card Driver (1985)
-Adv. Game Research (1988)
-Adv. Game Engine (1990)
-RPG Research (1988)
-Action Research (1989)
-Action Game (1990)
-Role-Playing Game (1990)
-FPS Research (1993)
-First-Person Shooter (1995)
-Simulation Research (1998)
-Simulation Game (2000)
-DRM Software (2005)
-Operating System Utilities (2005)
-Emulator (2008)

Research
-The six new types of research software take a long time and do not provide money. They also require a new specialization called Research encouraging you to hire a small team of research specialists to do that bit of work. There will be more to research in future updates
-The Hardware Research is required for coding language and both drivers
-The Adv. Games Research is required for both Emulators and Adv. Game Engines
-Each Game type now requires their own version of research

Dependencies:
-The four new types of games all require the Adv. Game Engine
-The Adv. Game Engine requires a Coding Language and both drivers
-The drivers also require a Coding Language

Vanilla Changes:
-The vanilla Game Engine has been stripped down to only have several 'basic' features thus more advanced games require the Adv. Game Engine. This means the vanilla Game software type becomes obsolete after 1990
-The Operating System feature GUI now unlocks in 1985 instead of 1980

Compatibility
ModSauce is compatible with nearly every other mod. The only time ModSauce will not work with another mod is if both mods try to add the same software type or overwrite the same vanilla code. If you find incompatible mods, please report them to their respective owners

Known Bugs:
Most bugs have been squashed. Please report any you find

Installation Instructions:
When you download the mod, it will be packaged as a .zip which can be opened by any archiving software (E.g. 7-Zip).
Step 1: Unpack the ModSauce.zip
Step 2: Navigate to your Software Inc. mods directory. For most users, this will be under /D: Program    Files/Steam/SteamApps/common/Software Inc/mods
Step 3: Drag the unzipped ModSauce 0.6 folder into Software Inc.'s mods folder
Step 4: Start the game, hit 'New Game' and enable the mod in the mods window
Step 5: Play!

Downloads version 0.6 - Current

http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=05773896765628962820
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1pV-O5X5NV3cGFSWEJLUGZxS1E/view?usp=sharing

Downloads version 0.5.2 - Old

http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=06282209002392335031
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1pV-O5X5NV3bHJIUmhOSzhJR1U/view?usp=sharing

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Changes in 0.6
--Expanded research
--Fixed research dependencies
--Research Name Generator a little less sucky
--AI Companies release modded software...finally

Changes in hotfix 0.5.2
--Research should be possible to complete
--Coding language tweaks so its now possible to have high innovation

Changes in 0.5.1
--Added Hardware Research type. Required for Coding Language and both drivers.
--Added Adv. Games Research type. Required for Adv. Game Engine and Emulator
--Emulators are more popular
--Adv. Game Engine is more popular and has a couple new features
--Four new game features, one for each game type
--OS Utilities no longer requires drivers, various tweeks

Changes in 0.5
--Updated to Alpha 0.5.1
--Added DRM Software
--Added Emulator Software
--Added OS Utilities Software
--Company types is either broken or hasn't been explained properly, so that'll have to wait for the next update :(

Changes in 0.4
--Removed Video Hosting Site and File System. Currently they served no purpose other than to boost the number of software types, and were ruining balance
--Removed the silly "Research" feature from the games. That was just a quick fix to the forced feature requirement. Now, each game type's controls feature is forced and does not require Adv. Game Engine specialization
--Various balance changes to all software. Some types of games sell well, but vary much more. The popularity for drivers, engines, and programming language lowered drastically so you can't make a killing without investing in a game
--Removed Hardware and Story employee specializations. Currently they were rarely used and felt tacked on. May be put back in once I figure out how to make them worthwhile and not tedious
--In order for AI to release these games, I had to change how games work. Instead of having one game engine for each type of game, you now create one Adv. Game Engine, but the Dev Times are generally much longer. If you prefer the old way, you can absolutely keep using 0.3.2 which is still compatible with Alpha 4.8
--Got AI companies to release the new types of games + engine

--Updated to Alpha 4.6 so won't break with new update-This does mean every game has one forced/useless feature that adds no quality, thus AI companies will release crappy products unless they happen to use a game engine with the proper feature.
--Removed Hardware Detector. Decided wasn't original enough and added nothing to the game
--Adds two new company types; one to release hardware stuff, and one to create the social media site-Game companies will be added in a future update cause they are broke as hell right now

Changes in 0.3:
--Changed vanilla Game Engine to represent the 'basic' engine. All advanced features such as 3D or HD audio are removed.
--Added new form of Game Engine called Advanced Game Engine which will unlock 1995 and feature 3D, HD audio, and other advanced features in preparation for coming changes to games
--Added Game Engine Specializations. Can only pick one per engine so your company should develop multiple engines in order to create multiple types of games
--Added four new types of games; Simulation, Role-Playing, Action, and FPS.
--Each game type has built-in specializations that you can choose from. You can now create a military vehicle simulator!
--New specialization called Story
--Changed vanilla Operating System feature GUI to unlock in 1985 to be a little more realistic
--Hardware Detector now unlocks 1995
*Note* The AI companies will release significantly fewer products from 1980-1985. This is on purpose as it seemed unrealistic to me to have 30-50 games all released before 1985

Changes in 0.2:
--Changed name of Programming Language to Coding Language so the name isn't cut off in-game
--Changed "GUI" feature of Coding Language to be named "IDE" to make more sense
--Balance changes to all software
--Changed "Optimization" feature for both Audio/Video drivers to not require GUI and no longer need artists
--Was unable to get AI companies to release Audio/Video drivers so that's been pushed back an update, means Audio/Visual tool cannot depend on software that cannot be created by the AI
--Added small Hardware Detector Software, not very popular, but should be able to pump out loads of them per Operating System
--Added File System software, larger, uses Hardware & System specialization, moderately popular

Changes in 0.1:
--Released to the public!
--Added Programming Language software
Is used to create programs that interface with the computer hardware
--Added Audio Card Driver
Does nothing special
Will eventually be used by Audio Tool for Music Editing
--Added Video Card Driver
Does nothing special
Will eventually be used by Visual Tool for Image Editing
--Added Video Hosting Website
A social website for hosting user's videos. Large server load
--Added new specialization for employees
Named Hardware, will be used for most programs that interface with the computer's hardware
--Current Bugs
For some reason, the new company type has no problem releasing Programming Languages, but the simulation freezes when trying to release the other types, so currently video/audio card drivers and the website are not being made by the AI

Copyright Info:
Its a mod guys. Use it and abuse it. Please don't steal my ideas for your own mod and claim its your idea, but you are free to modify, replace, or reuse the code for whatever you want, as long as you aren't redistributing it without my knowledge or consent.

Credits:
Coredumping for making this awesome game and allowing xml modding
Gingy for the research idea
Anyone else who might have intentionally or otherwise inspired the ideas behind this mod
« Last Edit: December 07, 2015, 12:25:43 AM by Boss Sauce »
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May 27, 2015, 06:05:06 AM
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I haven't Checked it out yet because you used tinyuploader, so use a Dropbox please or Google drive
Carsen Ebert

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May 27, 2015, 11:57:09 AM
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I haven't Checked it out yet because you used tinyuploader, so use a Dropbox please or Google drive

May 27, 2015, 04:41:12 PM
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I haven't Checked it out yet because you used tinyuploader, so use a Dropbox please or Google drive

I don't understand, is it not letting you download or do you just not want to download from that site?
*EDIT* I've added a Google drive link as well as tinyuploader so use whichever you feel comfortable with
« Last Edit: May 27, 2015, 04:53:31 PM by Boss Sauce »
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May 27, 2015, 04:54:08 PM
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I haven't Checked it out yet because you used tinyuploader, so use a Dropbox please or Google drive

I don't understand, is it not letting you download or do you just not want to download from that site? I'd be happy to use a second link if you want

I would definitely like for you to use a second link (Dropbox) because with Dropbox I can download it to my computer and look at the script over my phone, I'm on my phone right now so I would like to see your script but I can't because my phone can't download .xml files and such. Thanks!
Carsen Ebert

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May 27, 2015, 05:00:43 PM
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Much appreciated! ;D
Carsen Ebert

I love the passion and the heart you have. Keep your progress high and life will reward you. Desire Success as much as you need air. Live life to the fullest ~ Carsen Ebert

May 30, 2015, 09:08:07 PM
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If you have any bugs or suggestions, please feel free to post them!
Proud owner of the ModSauce! Check it out below!
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June 06, 2015, 03:44:18 PM
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*Updated June 5th, 2015*

0.3.2 Update

*NOTE* Should work with the previous Alpha 4.5, but will require a new game to get the new features

Whats New
--Updated to Alpha 4.6 so won't break with new update-This does mean every game has one forced/useless feature that adds no quality
--Finally got companies to release new software thanks to Dev. Currently the AI doesn't quite understand my dependency trees so they are unable to release the new games yet. Might change in a future update

*IMPORTANT*
When you first select a game type from the drop down list it will only show the QA and a Research feature. You MUST select an Adv. Game Engine with the corresponding feature to unlock the rest of the features. This is intentional to force you to create a special game engine for that particular type of game

Installation Instructions:
Extract ModSauce folder from ModSauce.zip direction into Mods folder under Steam/Steamapps/common/Software Inc./Mods
Start a new game, enable the mod, and enjoy!

Downloads for 0.3.2 - Current
http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=02849269628433688832
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1pV-O5X5NV3N1ozcmgyNHl1Ukk/view?usp=sharing

Downloads for 0.3 - Old
http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=92851887665192063044
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1pV-O5X5NV3RHVYemJrS0xQcDQ/view?usp=sharing

Code: [Select]
--Updated to Alpha 4.6 so won't break with new update-This does mean every game has one forced/useless feature that adds no quality, thus AI companies will release crappy products unless they happen to use a game engine with the proper feature.
--Removed Hardware Detector. Decided wasn't original enough and added nothing to the game
--Adds two new company types; one to release hardware stuff, and one to create the social media site-Game companies will be added in a future update cause they are broke as hell right now

Changes in 0.3:
--Changed vanilla Game Engine to represent the 'basic' engine. All advanced features such as 3D or HD audio are removed.
--Added new form of Game Engine called Advanced Game Engine which will unlock 1995 and feature 3D, HD audio, and other advanced features in preparation for coming changes to games
--Added Game Engine Specializations. Can only pick one per engine so your company should develop multiple engines in order to create multiple types of games
--Added four new types of games; Simulation, Role-Playing, Action, and FPS.
--Each game type has built-in specializations that you can choose from. You can now create a military vehicle simulator!
--New specialization called Story
--Changed vanilla Operating System feature GUI to unlock in 1985 to be a little more realistic
--Hardware Detector now unlocks 1995
*Note* The AI companies will release significantly fewer products from 1980-1985. This is on purpose as it seemed unrealistic to me to have 30-50 games all released before 1985

Changes in 0.2:
--Changed name of Programming Language to Coding Language so the name isn't cut off in-game
--Changed "GUI" feature of Coding Language to be named "IDE" to make more sense
--Balance changes to all software
--Changed "Optimization" feature for both Audio/Video drivers to not require GUI and no longer need artists
--Was unable to get AI companies to release Audio/Video drivers so that's been pushed back an update, means Audio/Visual tool cannot depend on software that cannot be created by the AI
--Added small Hardware Detector Software, not very popular, but should be able to pump out loads of them per Operating System
--Added File System software, larger, uses Hardware & System specialization, moderately popular

Changes in 0.1:
--Released to the public!
--Added Programming Language software
Is used to create programs that interface with the computer hardware
--Added Audio Card Driver
Does nothing special
Will eventually be used by Audio Tool for Music Editing
--Added Video Card Driver
Does nothing special
Will eventually be used by Visual Tool for Image Editing
--Added Video Hosting Website
A social website for hosting user's videos. Large server load
--Added new specialization for employees
Named Hardware, will be used for most programs that interface with the computer's hardware
--Current Bugs
For some reason, the new company type has no problem releasing Programming Languages, but the simulation freezes when trying to release the other types, so currently video/audio card drivers and the website are not being made by the AI

Copyright Info:
Its a mod guys. Use it and abuse it. Please don't steal my ideas for your own mod and claim its your idea, but you are free to modify, replace, or reuse the code for whatever you want, as long as you aren't redistributing it without my knowledge or consent.

Credits:
Coredumping for making this awesome game and allowing xml modding
Anyone who might have intentionally or otherwise inspired the ideas behind this mod


  • Why not put it on a github so people can help with the development?
  • I can help you update this mod, I've added you on steam.

June 08, 2015, 12:39:26 AM
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That might be something I do with a different project, but this current project has a very specific direction I have in mind, so while I appreciate the offer (truly I do) I'd rather be the sole developer so I can keep everything straight cause the dependency trees are only going to get more complicated

More content is coming though! I have plenty on my plate and in my steam library that needs attending, but I'll try and keep this mod updated for each new alpha as well as add new features periodically.
« Last Edit: June 08, 2015, 12:46:44 AM by Boss Sauce »
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June 13, 2015, 11:35:46 PM
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Please help!!! Your mod has awesome features, but it's corrupting the game, because when I enable it, the whole map is blank and no one comes to work.  :'( :'( do you have any idea how to fix this?
Carsen Ebert

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June 14, 2015, 01:13:57 AM
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What exactly does this mod do

June 15, 2015, 01:16:44 AM
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Carsen, I'm not entirely sure about that. I'll do some testing and figure out if that's the mods fault

Chris, this mod's main feature is it adds a new software called Adv. Game Engine which unlocks four new types of Games to create. The new engine requires video and audio card drivers which in turn require a coding language
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June 15, 2015, 04:30:11 AM
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Please help!!! Your mod has awesome features, but it's corrupting the game, because when I enable it, the whole map is blank and no one comes to work.  :'( :'( do you have any idea how to fix this?

I double-checked and even with 4.8 in Beta branch it works fine. You should take a screenshot and post a bug report cause I don't think its caused by my mod
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June 16, 2015, 04:00:36 AM
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Your mod is awesome man. But i came into a problem. After loading my saved file with your mod i cant send programmers to education to learn hardware or story same with artist. But design i can still send to learn the skill

June 20, 2015, 06:30:41 AM
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Your mod is awesome man. But i came into a problem. After loading my saved file with your mod i cant send programmers to education to learn hardware or story same with artist. But design i can still send to learn the skill

That's very strange, I'm sorry to hear about the bug. Most likely those employee specializations are going to get scrapped anyways after a rebalance of the whole mod. Currently its pretty easy to score huge amounts of money and that wasn't the goal of the mod, so it makes sense to go back to basics before adding that kind of stuff. In the meantime, I'll do a little testing and see what I can turn up. Also if you could send a screenshot or save file of your problem and I'll take a look at those also
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