Japanese Alpaca Jun 20 @ 9:55pm
Any way to avoid automatically downloading mods?
Basically, I don't want the game to be downloading a bunch of mods off of the workshop or whatever it takes from. Is there any way to disable this feature, or to filter out servers with mods enabled?
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TheJeran Jun 20 @ 10:02pm 
Theres an option in the settings somewhere
Japanese Alpaca Jun 20 @ 10:03pm 
I couldn't find it after about 20 minutes of looking. I'll look some more I guess, but if anyone knows where I'd apprecaite a heads up.
#sixtyeight Jun 20 @ 11:14pm 
Originally posted by Fie:
I couldn't find it after about 20 minutes of looking. I'll look some more I guess, but if anyone knows where I'd apprecaite a heads up.

That's because there isn't. TheJeran is mistaken. Your best bet if finding a server with no mod downloads. I feel your pain though, some of the servers are ridiculous, like DMD server. When I was playing I avoided that server at all costs for this reason.
Last edited by #sixtyeight; Jun 20 @ 11:22pm
-√A™/ Chris Jun 20 @ 11:23pm 
why does it matter if there are some mods on the server? most of the time they are admin mods, maps or NS2+, which don't change the actual gameplay. Most non official servers are going to have atleast somthing.
Japanese Alpaca Jun 20 @ 11:25pm 
I guess there's no way to filter out modded servers either? Sucks. I have my own reason for not wanting to download files from servers, but I don't think it's particularly pertinent to the discussion.
Hobocop Jun 21 @ 12:30am 
Most community servers nowadays run admin mods like Shine and/or NS2+.

If you want unmodded servers, only real choice is the official UWE servers.
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Ghoul Jun 21 @ 3:35am 
@Fie all mods are downloaded from the steam workshop and most server use kind of a core of mods: Shine, some small Shine Plugins like NS2Stats, NS2+ and maybe the CompMod.

So overall you have to download 10 MB total if at all to play at 80% of all ns2 servers.

As ns2 modder and cdt dev i am really interessted to hear why ppl refuse to use mods. So i would really like to hear your reasons :)
Japanese Alpaca Jun 21 @ 11:59am 
Originally posted by Ghoul:
@Fie all mods are downloaded from the steam workshop and most server use kind of a core of mods: Shine, some small Shine Plugins like NS2Stats, NS2+ and maybe the CompMod.

So overall you have to download 10 MB total if at all to play at 80% of all ns2 servers.

As ns2 modder and cdt dev i am really interessted to hear why ppl refuse to use mods. So i would really like to hear your reasons :)

It's mostly a matter of security. While unlikely, it is possible to download malicious code in these files, be it something that messes up just the game or something more. While the Steam Workshop may be moderated, I'm still rather catious because of experiences I've had in the past. There's more to it than that, but that's the major reason. The rest are just personal preference.
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