Best way to ensure workshop items are up to date on your server?

TinCanTinCan Join Date: 2006-12-11 Member: 59010Members Posts: 365 Advanced user
NS2+ has modupdater and Shine has Workshop Updater plugin.

Do they do the same thing?

Is one better than the other?

Am I right I should pick one or the other?

Will they both run if I tried?

Is there any reason to run both?

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  • KeatsKeats United States Join Date: 2014-11-04 Member: 199413Members, NS2 Playtester, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 154 Advanced user
    edited December 2016
    You inspired me to investigate this for myself, thanks for that.
    TinCan wrote: »
    Do they do the same thing?
    Yes. Both periodically check the workshop and see if your server has updated mods that will prevent players from joining. Both will periodically display a message in the server if a mod needs updating. Both will automatically change the map if a mod needs updating and the server is empty. Both allow you to customize the mod check interval and in-server notification interval. Only Shine allows instead to force a mapvote when a mod is outdated, either immediately or at the end of the round.
    TinCan wrote: »
    Is one better than the other?
    I've had them configured wrong this whole time (again, thank you), so in practice I'm not sure. But from what they claim to do I would prefer Shine's because of its customization options. EDIT: Actually Shine's version turns itself off if you have a backup server, and I don't see how to turn it on. So if you have a backup server, use NS2+.
    TinCan wrote: »
    Am I right I should pick one or the other?
    Probably yes. I think probably you will get in-server notifications from each, which might be annoying. If you disable one of those, though, it shouldn't matter, especially because...
    TinCan wrote: »
    Will they both run if I tried?
    NS2+'s version will disable its change-map part if it detects the Shine plugin.
    TinCan wrote: »
    Is there any reason to run both?
    I don't see one, unless you're dumb like me and mess up configs :^)


    EDIT: Info taken from Shine wiki and NS2+ GitHub. Note that the Shine plugin disables itself if you have a backup server, which I forgot to mention.
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  • DC_DarklingDC_Darkling Join Date: 2003-07-10 Member: 18068Members, Constellation, Squad Five Blue, Squad Five Silver Posts: 4,381 Advanced user
    The BEST thing to do is to use the vanilla workshop backup server, which acts as another location to download mods.
    Last I used it, the shine plugin disabled its updater function, as the workshop backup server is superior in all behavior.
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