Applying Package Management To Mod Installation

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Stephen Bunn (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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R. Mitchell Parry

Abstract: Package management automates the discovery and installation of software that can coexist within an operating system. The methods used by package management can also address other instances where the installation of software needs to be automated. One example of this is the environment produced by third party video game modifications. An adapted application of package management practices can help to solve the difficult problem of finding and installing a set of video game modifications that do not conflict with each other. This greatly benefits the environment by allowing third party contributions to be easily installed which fosters growth in both the developer and user community surrounding the environment. This thesis presents the theory and complexities behind package management and shows how it can be effectively applied to managing video game modifications by presenting examples of software that can extract relevant metadata from video game modifications and discover conflict free installation solutions.

Additional Information

Bunn, S. (2017). "Applying Package Management To Mod Installation." Unpublished Master’s Thesis. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 2017
Package Management, Dependency Solving, Mod Management, Package Theory

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