One feature our teams have been working on for Convoy, our in-game multiplayer, is support for missing modifications. We recognize that many players do play with third-party modifications created by our talented community, but we also understand that not everyone would like to download all the required modifications to join a friend's convoy session.
For Convoy we decided that the best approach would be to only ship the minimally-needed modifications that a player uses for multiplayer. This means that any player who wishes to join another Convoy session can use the default Convoy settings and there will be no need to download, install, or patch the required additional modules, in order to connect.
We still have some implementation work to do, so the missing feature is not yet ready. We know you have had some issues with missing modifications in multiplayer, so we are looking forward to hearing your feedback on the feature.
Over the past couple of days, we have been working to deploy a fix for the server-side crash issues seen in AUP-78 . Players who have not yet experienced the crash can connect to the server and play normally. Those of you who have experienced the crash, please let us know if you are still experiencing any issues.
This feature is available to players in the free and Premium versions of Convoy, and will work for as long as the server supports it. If you need to re-download any mods, you will need to do so in the Convoy settings, and make sure to do it on all your client computers.
This month we are excited to announce that Convoy now has the ability to go online without having to download modifications. Not only does this make it easier for players to join a session, but we are also able to provide some much-needed improvements to the experience for players who do download additional mods. If you are running an older version of Convoy, you should be receiving an update notification in your Steam client.
To support this new feature, Convoy will now download and install a missing modification to a player's server each time a player joins a convoy session. For instance, if a server does not have a MOD installed to support Convoy, a user will have the option to download and install the needed modification from the server when they join the convoy session. 827ec27edc