Posts by Looh

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    Dear Community, we have to talk.
    It's finally time for Eco Mods to say goodbye. Well, not really though!


    As many of you know, Eco Mods was created and managed by @mampf and me. We've been working on this website for almost two years now without asking for any funding or considering including ads. And this was and isn't the problem that we're facing now. In the last couple of months, mine and Mampf's priorities however have changed, and unfortunately Eco Mods has become a low-priority one for us. This would've meant that in the future, we wouldn't be as fast as "usual" with keeping our website up to date, working on new features and maintaining the forum as is. However i've reached out to SLG to ask for help.


    We don't want to give up this amazing website and community, but this would've eventually happened over time. So i reached out to @D3nnis3n from SLG to talk about our current situation and asking them to take over the project. And without any problems and within literally minutes, D3nnis3n talked to JohnK and Jeff about it and they agreed!


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    What does that mean?
    Eco Mods in it's current state as we all know and love it, will be given over to SLG and they'll add some more sections to turn Eco Mods into their official forums.


    When will this happen?
    The time-frame for this transition will start on January 1st, 2020 and end on January 31st, 2020. So be aware that during this month on a certain day, you may encounter some downtimes. You'll receive a private message once the transition is done.


    I don't want that my Data will be handed over to SLG!
    First of all, passwords are always encrypted! We care about our users and their Data!
    If you still don't want your account to be handed over to SLG: simply delete your account before January 1st, 2020 and your Data will be erased and therefore not handed over.


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    This will definitely be the best solution to keep this forum and it's amazing community alive. D3nnis3n from SLG will also say something about it in the post below, make sure to scroll down please.


    Thank you for the awesome time and support from you guys. You really rock!


    Regards,
    Looh and Mampf


    is there a mod installer that i can use as manual instalation causes game to crash


    If manual installation crashes your server, you should try to figure out what causes it to crash.


    Maybe a mod isn't compatible with your desired version of Eco, or you're simply installing it incorrectly.


    However, you could use the mod installer built into Eco using https://eco.mod.io but you won't find every mod that eco-mods.com has on there and vice versa.


    That's why we've founded our own hosting service, https://eco-server.host which does offer a mod installer using eco-mods.com archive of mods. Keep in mind that mods still have to be compatible with your desired version of Eco.

    Hello everyone!


    Today Strange Loop Games have released version 8.3 for Eco.
    Check out the official changelog for additions, changes and fixes.


    With this release, we've edited the prefixes for resources to display the current versions correctly. (8.2.X -> 8.3.X -> 9.X.X)
    Mod Developers, keep in mind to update your prefixes using the Edit resource feature.


    Why 9.X.X? 9.0 will most likely be the next version of Eco as stated in the recent changelog.

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    Update 9.0 is actively being worked on in parallel and the first non-public staging versions are soon to be released. Stay tuned for more news on that at a later date.


    Have fun. :D

    Hello everyone!


    Today Strange Loop Games have released version 8.2 for Eco.
    Check out the official changelog for additions, changes and fixes.


    With this release, we've edited the prefixes for resources to display the current versions correctly. (8.1.X -> 8.2.X -> 8.3.X)
    Mod Developers, keep in mind to update your prefixes using the Edit resource feature.


    Have fun. :D

    Hello everyone!


    Today Strange Loop Games have released version 8.1 for Eco.
    Check out the official changelog for additions, changes and fixes.


    With this release, we've edited the prefixes for resources to display the current versions correctly. (8.0.X -> 8.1.X -> 8.2.X)
    Mod Developers, keep in mind to update your prefixes using the Edit resource feature.


    Have fun. :D

    Hello Community,


    The guys over at XenForo have released a newer version of their forum software which we're currently using. We've decided that it's time to update our installed version to the newest one and wanted to let you know that you'll possibly encounter downtimes of our website in the process of updating it.


    Maintenance will begin on Tuesday, March 12th at a non-specific time and will most likely end on the same day.
    Eco Mods might not be available throughout March 12th.


    Thank you,
    Looh


    ## Done! ##

    Great to have you back on board @Arashi - :D


    Also try out using github or gitlab for your projects (you can create private repositories) so that your files are securely stored somewhere else in case of another hard drive issue.


    Regards :)

    Hello everyone!


    Today Strange Loop Games have released version 8.0 for Eco.
    Check out the official changelog for additions, changes and fixes.


    With this release, we've edited the prefixes for resources to display the current versions correctly. (7.8.X -> 8.X -> 8.1.X)
    Mod Developers, keep in mind to update your prefixes using the Edit resource feature.


    Have fun. :D


    Dear Community,


    last year on January 4th, eco-mods.com was made publicly available to the Eco Community. And what would be a birthday without a proper celebration? Let me just start by thanking all of you guys for making our website a success and for the awesome community that we all have established.


    Thank you, you guys rock, and our statistics can prove it. ;)

    • 3,150+ Members
    • 2,000+ Posts
    • 111 Mods
    • 33,000+ Downloads
    • And over 1,000,000 website views.


    All of this in just a single year. (y)


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    Giveaway


    To celebrate this, we want to give something back to our community. We have three prizes for three winners:


    All you have to do to participate in this Giveaway is to reply to this post. That's it. :)
    Giveaway will end on January 11th, 2019 - Winners will receive a Private Message/E-Mail shortly after the end.

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    That's it! Thanks again for being a part of this community. It means a lot to us, and keep up the good work! :)


    Regards,
    Mampf & Looh // eco-mods.com

    That's something every modding community is struggling with.


    But i do think that it's a great idea to "takeover" mods that haven't been updated in a while due to inactivity of the original developer.
    So i would say, since it's only a win for everybody - go ahead. :D


    There's even an option for us to reassign mods on our website to another user. So if you want to takeover a mod and it's page ask the developer in a PM first, if it's ok.

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    Dear Community,


    after months of development we're more than happy to announce the release of our newest project called ECO Server Host.
    Since the launch of Eco Mods back in January 2018, we've met many people who weren't satisfied with their current server hosts due to the lack of features or the expensive prices for basically nothing but a standard server in return. That's what we're trying to defeat with our own hosting service for ECO.


    Features

    • Exclusive Mod Installer - Install all available mods on eco-mods.com with just a single click.
    • Fast Bandwith - Gaming without any interruptions thanks to our fast Bandwith.
    • File Manager - Full control over your Eco Server and all the files. Upload new files (mods for example), Download files and modify them.
    • Multiplayer Ready - Excellent servers for hosting huge game-servers for a lot of players.
    • Fast Hardware - Instant setup, quick installs and rapid restarts thanks to our fast hardware.
    • Easy Backups - Easily create backups using our web interface.
    • Web Interface - Easily control and manage your server through our web interface.


    All of this starting from 9.99€ per Month!


    We're happy to announce that ECO Server Host is the first and only hosting service for ECO that offers an official mod-installer from eco-mods.com! With our exclusive and official bridge between our game-servers and eco-mods.com you’ll be able to install any mod that is available with just a click. No need for us to download mods manually and add them to your server by hand.


    If you're interested in a server, feel free to rent one on our website. :)