Tutorials/SCS Workshop Uploader/How to upload new mod?
In this tutorial we will show you how to prepare your mod for uploading it to the workshop step by step.
Workshop mod files layout
First of all - the layout of your mod will change a little bit. The standard mod is a single package with manifest.sii file inside, description and icon files and the mod data files. The Workshop mod can and should consist of many packages - this change gives you possibility to create mods that are supporting few game patches without need to activate different mod by your mod users. In the versions.sii file you specify which package game should use when using the specified game patch. But remember - this layout is only correct for Workshop mods. Standard mods are still using the one package approach.
Prepearing mod for uploading step by step
When you do those points and put your game content to package you and you don't want to support exact patches you can skip next points and go to Uploading part.
Supporting specify version of the game
- Run SCS Workshop Uploader tool from your steam client.
- Select the game that is compatible with your mod.
- Select New item from the items combobox. It should be selected by default when you launch the tool.
- In the Mod data section - browse for a mod data folder.
- If you select folder, browse for mod preview image.
- In next step fill mod name.
- Select mod visibility in steam workshop. If it's Private, Friends only or Public.
- Fill your mod description which will be shown in your item workshop page. (Minimum 50 characters)
- If you want to know formatting possibilities click on the question mark button.
- Now, you have to select type tag for your mod.
- You can select truck parts and brand tag if appropriate.
- You can now fill change note of your mod. If you need to have the edit box bigger simply resize the tool window. As it's initial upload step you will more likely write nothing here - or write something like "Initial upload.".
- If you did all the points simply click Upload button. Before the actual upload operation the tool will check if your mod contains correct data.
- In case of any validation error you will notice this dialog.
When you click OK you will see log dialog with all errors and warnings that occured during validation. In case if you have only warnings you can both continue or abort operation. In case of error you need to fix them before uploading.
- In this line you have the summary of the validation - the number of errors and warnings.
- In this area you have log of the validation. All the log entires have the following form: [TYPE] [CODE] (file): Message
- Bellow you have two checkboxes, you can hide warnigns or errors here.
- In case there are only errors you are able to only click Abort. This button simply aborts the upload.
- In case there are only warnings you can click this button and continue uploading of your mod. If there are errors you are unable to continue - you have to fix the problems.
If there are no errors and the upload will continue on successfull upload you will see this dialog.
However it is possible that there was some failure while uploading - you will then notice dialog with the error message. If you have some problem with resolving the problem write on our forum click todo moding section (Create Steam Workshop section dedicated to it?)
Steam Workshop Terms Of Service
If it’s your first mod and you were not doing any mods for other game you will likely get error about not accepted Steam Workshop Terms Of Service - if so happends tool will show you appropriate message and the steam workshop terms of service will be opened in your default web browser - you have to login to your steam account read and accept the terms of service and if you do so simply go back to the tool and try again with uploading your mod.