I can't install mods to save my life

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I can't install mods to save my life

by FrustratedNoob » Thu Mar 02, 2017 20:38

Hello people,
I've tried several times to install mods and I keep getting this kind of error:

ModError: Error loading mod "BlahBlahBlah": mod_name does not follow naming conventions: Only characters [a-z 0-9] are allowed.

I've tried taking the '-master' off of the names like these posts said
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=11414&hilit=ERROR%3A+contains+disallowed+charakters
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=16605

but with no luck (and it seems the noob from the other post didnt have any luck either).
I have no clue what to do, and I'm not even real sure what any of it means. The folder names only have a-z and 0-9. Is it talking about the characters in the actual files?? I'm clueless.

How are the rest of you able to play this game? I wanna play too.

Thanks,
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Re: I can't install mods to save my life

by kaeza » Thu Mar 02, 2017 22:09

Check the topic from where you got the mod. The title should be something like "[Mod] An Awesome Mod! [awesome_mod]". The last item in brackets ("awesome_mod") is how you should name the folder.

When reporting mod-related errors, first try posting in the mod's topic. A Google search for "minetest mod whatever" (without quotes) should find a suitable topic.

If you can't find a topic, posting from where you got the mod is helpful.

See also How to report bugs.
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Re: I can't install mods to save my life

by Chibi ghost » Wed Mar 08, 2017 08:57

also on a lot of mods remove the -master from the end of the names
and in most of the time that seems to work
 

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Re: I can't install mods to save my life

by BBmine » Tue Mar 14, 2017 17:44

JoshMars wrote:So did you figure it out?

He's a Frustrated Noob. He might have quit minetest.
 

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Re: I can't install mods to save my life

by BlueTangs Rock » Thu May 11, 2017 17:27

FrustratedNoob wrote:Hello people,
I've tried several times to install mods and I keep getting this kind of error:

ModError: Error loading mod "BlahBlahBlah": mod_name does not follow naming conventions: Only characters [a-z 0-9] are allowed.

I've tried taking the '-master' off of the names like these posts said
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=11414&hilit=ERROR%3A+contains+disallowed+charakters
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=16605

but with no luck (and it seems the noob from the other post didnt have any luck either).
I have no clue what to do, and I'm not even real sure what any of it means. The folder names only have a-z and 0-9. Is it talking about the characters in the actual files?? I'm clueless.

How are the rest of you able to play this game? I wanna play too.

Thanks,
Frustrated Noob
Is this"other noob who had no luck either"you're referring to, me? Since I'm really the only other person who made a post about the -master problem? I'll have you know that I've managed to get a few MineTest mods here&there.... -_- viewtopic.php?f=6&t=15148
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Re: I can't install mods to save my life

by kaadmy » Thu May 11, 2017 19:41

Um, that RegEx means the name has to also be lowercase...
That means "BlahBlahBlah" will be an incorrect name, but "blahblahblah" will work just fine.
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Re: I can't install mods to save my life

by theFox » Fri May 12, 2017 15:48

Yes the "B" is not in [a-z 0-9].
To make it clear, a name may only contain:
Code: Select all
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789_

and not: "-master" or any of these
Code: Select all
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ@+*~'#-.:,;<>|!"§$%&/()=?ß\{[]}²³€µ^°áùô

or any other special characters.
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