Meanwhile there is giant drama in the Skyrim modding world because somebody has build an auto-installer tool that automates the annoying work of downloading a zillion mods, installing them properly, and reconciling patches for them.

This is obviously terrible, apparently.


One person who writes a guide for installing a particular list of mods by hand has taken the guide down in a fit of pique because somebody turned it into an auto-installable pack.

This is the equivalent of somebody publishing a package on Cargo then flipping out that another package’s dep list mentions it so the build tool pulls it down automatically. “No! You must install my thing by hand or you are violating my rights!” they say.

Cultural norms, man, cultural norms. I’m just eating some popcorn in the corner here.

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