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A distribution system created for modders, and content creators alike.

Posted by MrtwovideoCards on Jun 20th, 2009

City17, along with Altered Transmission will be the first mods to ultilize the Maxsi Distribution system. The distribution system works in many ways, similar to Steam, but designed for the modding community, and content delivery for custom content creators.

Automatic Updates

One of the major points about this installer, is it allows you to automaticaly update any content you wish have updated. All the end user has to do is just re-run the installer they already downloaded!


Stats also help power your decision on what kinds of advertising works good for your content, and how the rate of downloads go over time. (These are stats from another map system test. Not City17)

Bug Tracking

The system can also let you know how many players have made it to a certain point within your mod. Did they quit early? Have some of them installed it but never played it? Are players loosing in a specific map more than often then they should be?

This info can also be used later, to help you find out if players are crashing. Amongst the other things, are Feedback, Download number information, and screenshots. All of which to help you further in releasing your content, and too see what players think of it. The system itself hasn't been finalised, and many, many more features will be added throughout it's history up to it's first release.

We've already released something earlier on the system. You can check it out in action here.

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Zlandael Online
Zlandael Jun 21 2009 says:

I like the system. It's a great way to keep players and modders in touch. Keep up the good work.

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MrtwovideoCards Author
MrtwovideoCards Jun 21 2009 replied:


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Arkanj3l Jun 21 2009 says:

This limited to Source Engine mods?

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MrtwovideoCards Author
MrtwovideoCards Jun 21 2009 replied:

At the moment, I can't really say.

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Sortie Creator
Sortie Jun 21 2009 replied:

No. It's not really limited to anything. It could even support software, if that was the case, but it is designed for gaming.

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Zaldos Jun 21 2009 says:

Oh that is nice.

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Potteh Jun 21 2009 says:

That's a pretty genius idea mate, inspired me I tell ya :P

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DJ-Ready Jun 21 2009 says:

Hm, I had a similar idea 1 or 2 years ago but never actually made it -.-
Is it open or for your stuff exclusively?
Sounds pretty interesting :)

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Killer_man_1996 Jun 21 2009 says:

Very nice...

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Flobulon Jun 21 2009 says:

Interesting, I hope more mods take this up. Will be interested in how this plays out.

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MrtwovideoCards Author
MrtwovideoCards Jun 21 2009 replied:

That and just map packs and such for games like L4D and Portal.

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RogerRamjet Jun 22 2009 says:

Nice work.. like the extra work added to a mod that isn't a texture, simple code change or model.. top notch...

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