# Get started publishing

Publishing mods

DISCLAIMER: Only if you are the author of the mod, you are allowed to upload it for legal and moral reasons.

Be advised: This is feature is currently in a beta state. Aspects of design and implementation are subject to change.

VIDGuide on mod Management:

VIDGUIDE mod Management

Advantages withSIX

  1. Upload new mods or updates
  2. Automatically process and synchronize submitted data for distribution
  3. Detects and sorts out missing keys for multiplayer compatibility for servers with signature system active
  4. Adjusts misplaced files' location and faulty modfolder structure

Submit a new mod

  1. Login into your account on the website
  2. Goto to the Stream or the mod listing page
  3. Click on "ADD MOD" to open the dialog to start the process
  4. Enter the required information
  5. Click on "Next" to submit your mod
  6. Wait unil the new mod is being uploaded and processed - you will get notified by mail once it becomes available
  7. While waiting, take the chance to fill your newly created page for your content with information, tags, images and a good description

Add mod animation

Notes:

  1. First time submissions will have to await confirmation as a protection against unwanted activity
  2. You will be notified via email if your mod submission/update has failed and the reason

Update your existing mod

  1. Login into your account on the website
  2. Browse to your content page
  3. Click on "Upload New Version" button in the Edit Panel on the right
  4. Enter the required information and click on "Accept"

Update mod image

Notes:

  1. Only submit FULL UPDATES - due to limitations we can´t process patch files
  2. Every update requires a new version number. It cannot be identical or smaller than the previous one

Outlook

Milestones:

  1. Our next focus is to make sure the back-end is reliable, robust and even more automated.
  2. For the mid term we aim to add a status page with a progress overview and the management of previous released versions.

The Goals:

  1. Simple submission/update portal, that uses existing download links
  2. Full automated restructuring and network syncing
  3. Allow for authors to directly handle their content
  4. Provide a suggestion form for users to add other authors content with proper credits and license

FAQ

Q: What to do when I have issues submitting/updating my mod? A: Write us a comment on GTSFN with the details about the mod you wanted to upload and what the issue is.

Q: How can I submit my mod without the submission form? A: Submit your mod as a request on: Mod Request Topic

Claiming mods

This allows you to update the page and data of your mod, in case it was initially uploaded by the withSIX team.

  1. Login into your account on the website
  2. Navigate to your mod page at Play withSIX
  3. Click the "this is me" link on the bottom right area next to the author name
  4. This will initiate the process to connect the mod to your account
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions

Dependencies

If another mod is required for your mod, you need to define it as a dependency on your mod page. To do so:

  1. Login into your account on the website
  2. Goto your mod page
  3. Click the "Open Editor" button in the center right menu
  4. Press the "Add Dependency" button in the bottom right
  5. Select the required mods (@modname)
  6. Save the changes

Collections

To share and play your mod along with other mods with your friends, you need to create a collection. Learn how to create and share it here.

Mod packs

Instead of uploading all the mods your community uses, you have to create a collection (see above) as only authors are legally allowed to upload their content. In case your modpack also contains your own mods, upload them (one by one) to our site (see above). If you want to keep your mods private, you can use custom repositories for that.

Mission upload process

  1. Login into your account
  2. Select the desired game and follow the Upload the mission link at the top or bottom of the game’s missions page
  3. Select Upload a new mission
  4. Enter mission name and select the mission pbo file. Hit the Upload button and wait for the data transfer to complete
  5. Move onto your content page Note: You can access the content page also via the top right drop down menu
  6. Note: The server processes the mission to extract some information. If it is not yet ready, refresh the page after a minute – if it never completes, please contact us Once the mission is ready, select start publishing for the mission
  7. Set the description text, version number and playability (SP and/or MP), as well as mod dependencies. Once done hit the Publish version button
  8. Finally you can attach promotion images, link youtube videos and create a list of mission features and tags

Adjusting mission information

  1. Login into your account
  2. In the top right select content in the drop down menu
  3. Click the desired mission to adjust
  4. Top right hit the Edit mission button/tab

Upload newer version of a mission

  1. Login into your account
  2. Directly go to Upload a mission page
  3. Select Update one of my missions
  4. Select the desired mission to update and the updated mission pbo file. Once done, hit the Upload new version button

Feedback and support

In case of any issues, feedback or in need of support, please don't hesitate to contact us via Support.