For all I know, every EV games that I have downloaded; each came in one compressed file and are obviously big in size, cause it's a game.
The scenario plug-in I'm working on for EVO, I have split some of the data like music, sounds, titles, data and graphics. The data itself however, I will split that in 2 parts when I finish it. For the time being it's to my advantage to have it in one plug-in, makes it easier to edit.
Besides, when I am ready to stuff all that scenario files, I will use an installer program and stuff that instead of just stuffing the scenario files themselves because what I wrote has been so far over 5Megs. Most of it is just coming from the graphics part of the scenario. The data itself is about 200k. Music and Sounds total up to about 775k. and the titles is about 300k.
I am also going to be adding bonus and extra stuff in the installer program which will give the players an option to install them if they want to, even though they will still have to sort of download them anyways cause it's built into the installer, but at least when they unstuff the installer program they can always install the basic scenario.
I think I may have digressed from the subject. I think a possible idea is for the addon to modify their download thingy a bit, have one download bar contain several links which relates to the plug-in.
For example, lets say I make a TC called EVO Wars. The scenario is split into: EVOW Data 1, EVOW Data 2, EVOW Graphics, EVOW Titles, EVOW Music, and EVOW Sounds. That's a total of 5 plug-ins the person would have to install into their plug-ins folder.
In a submit form, the person would do the normal usual stuff, browse in their HD and add it in the field, and type in the description. Now, this time the person can enter more fields in the submenu. In the submenu field, the person would browse their HD for the other plug-ins to add in. After all the field has been filled in and the submit button has been pressed. In the addons section, a bar called EVO Wars would have the description of the plug-in with the main link to the main plug-in as well a number of URL sublinks to download the other parts of the scenario.
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(This message has been edited by Coraxus (edited 09-12-2002).)