posted February 05, 2005 06:01 PM
i tried to address some of these issues here:
a TM FAQ/tutorial on AddOns
the server description should tell one which addon mods are needed, and where one can get them.
basically, one needs to be organized.
and a 2 paned file manager makes this easy.
i have a folder called TM mods for servers...
inside this are various folders, like ...
mods for server x
mods for server y
mods for server z
inside of each of these folders is the AddOns folder for that particular server.
then one just swap them in and out depending on where one wants to play.
it's not elegant, but it works.
the 2 most obvious signs that you don't have the right mods are map load errors and invisible tanks.
map load errors just mean you need to download the correct maps to play on that server, and if you bump into invisible tanks, then you need to get the tanks mods so that you can see those tanks then.
this is why some servers use SSO mods, no download is necessary for the player, as all mods are synced from the server to the client machine.
the only dumb questions are the ones that are not asked
hope this helps some.
may peace doggedly