I am looking for a mod installer that actually works. Could someone please tell me where I could get one? If you need to know anything, just ask. And if you think this is in the wrong place or should be deleted, let me know. I have a Windows 7 computer.
While I understand that yes, you can always install MODs yourself, I have two problems with this statement:
1 - I'm going to refrain from saying what is actually on my mind, but basically if you have nothing nice to say... yeah. The OP asked if there was an actual mod installer, not for a comment on how to do it manually.
2 - Something like this would be extremely beneficial to the MOD users and developers. If you read any post for a MOD there are a million "didn't work" posts that are generally related to the manual install. There are orders of installation, various requirements to get them to work properly, etc. If there was a "MOD Manager" type of software available, Developers and Users of MODs would have to deal with much less grief. Less responding (and more coding) for devs, and less issues with mods from users. A few things that would help whoever has the coding skills for this: 7zip is open source, and its libraries could be used. Detection of different mods replacing a single file would be helpful to avoid conflicts. For devs of mods, having a standardized, single program used would eliminate many issues with conflicts, and such. Also, it could be designed to backup and restore any replaced files, should the user need to remove a mod.
I'd love to see a MOD manager. It would enable easier installation of mods, without having to sort through readme files, and compare directories to figure out if there are conflicts. I've been surprised that there hasn't been a program that does this yet, actually.