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Every single mod I look at, I find source.

I've been playing since around 0.25, never joined the forums. But I did use the forums a lot. Mostly for mods and troubleshooting.

But, WHAT IS SOURCE?

Thanks.

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I got 2 answers for that:

1.
any thing or place from which something comes, arises, or isobtained; origin:
Which foods are sources of calcium?
2.
the beginning or place of origin of a stream or river.
3.
a book, statement, person, etc., supplying information.
4.
the person or business making interest or dividend payments.
5.
a manufacturer or supplier.
 
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7 minutes ago, Vaxuality said:

Every single mod I look at, I find source.

I've been playing since around 0.25, never joined the forums. But I did use the forums a lot. Mostly for mods and troubleshooting.

But, WHAT IS SOURCE?

Thanks.

It refers to source code. These are the files and assets the mod creator has used to create the mod in question. Last time I checked, the forum rules require every mod author to make these available somewhere so other users can check if the mod is malicious or can modify / refactor the code themselves if the license allows it.

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45 minutes ago, cratercracker said:

I got 2 answers for that:

1.
any thing or place from which something comes, arises, or isobtained; origin:
Which foods are sources of calcium?
2.
the beginning or place of origin of a stream or river.
3.
a book, statement, person, etc., supplying information.
4.
the person or business making interest or dividend payments.
5.
a manufacturer or supplier.
 
Also:

I hope you're joking.

41 minutes ago, Three_Pounds said:

It refers to source code. These are the files and assets the mod creator has used to create the mod in question. Last time I checked, the forum rules require every mod author to make these available somewhere so other users can check if the mod is malicious or can modify / refactor the code themselves if the license allows it.

 

40 minutes ago, Kerbal101 said:

Hi Vaxuality! Welcome to the forums!

I assume the "source" you are referring to is a "source code", which can be used to rebuild the mod into binary form or link against its functions. :)

Alright, thank you guys!

Good day.

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1 hour ago, Vaxuality said:

I hope the "Your content will need to be approved by a moderator" will ve removed after a couple of posts where I will be "trusted".

Yup! It's a measure we take against spambots, so they don't spam.

You need 5 posts outside of The Lounge in order for your posts to appear without moderator approval. You're almost there!

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