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Xandal
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I really like just about all of the add-ons, or would at least like to try using most of the add-ons and many of my friends feel the same way. I was wondering if it's possible to put up a "Download All" button in the Add-Ons section. Just a suggestion <3
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Even though I have lousy old dialup and I could never use that(until later this year when we're SUPPOSED to get DSL), I think it would be a great idea.

I sometimes wish there was an option where when accessing for an addon it would tell you if it's already been downloaded or would only have the addons listed that you currently DON"T have.
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Eh...the only problem is that there is probably hours worth downloads, and it will be painfully long...
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Grand Marshal Aditya wrote:Eh...the only problem is that there is probably hours worth downloads, and it will be painfully long...
I don't know, the largest add-ons only take me a minute at most with my broadband so if someone really wanted to download all the add-ons it wouldn't be too long of a wait.
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Edward V Riley wrote: I sometimes wish there was an option where when accessing for an addon it would tell you if it's already been downloaded or would only have the addons listed that you currently DON"T have.
This in particular would be nice. There's a bit of a workaround - look at the list of addons, decide what you want, download nothing, then go to delete addons to see if you already had it.
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Why not have a check-list in the add-on windows? Check yes to all the add ons that you want to download and it will only download the selected ones.

Downloading all the add-ons would be crazy, it would take more space than the whole wesnoth folders combined.
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Well if thats what you want than it's up to you. I think that the check box idea is good. Maybe there could be a download all check box as well.
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They're reworking the download server...
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campaigns_client.py can already download all add-ons at once, if you need it.
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I'm not sure we'd like to make it that easy to do, because of the load it could put on our server if lots of people used this option. Probably better would be if someone made a package of all add-ons; then we could put it on sf.net.
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There is also a client-side issue; some add-ons might clash with others so badly that the only way to recover Wesnoth's normal behavior would be to wipe out the guilty add-ons.

IIRC that happened to me once with 1.2, and I had just a few add-ons installed.
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Dave wrote:I'm not sure we'd like to make it that easy to do, because of the load it could put on our server if lots of people used this option. Probably better would be if someone made a package of all add-ons; then we could put it on sf.net.
IMO the idea to 'tick' a few campaigns and download them would be far more useful than a "download everything" button. If you're concerned about load on the server you could always cap the amount that can be downloaded in a single hit (presumably with an associated "Can't download that much at once" warning dialog in the GUI when they try to go over it).
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