Deployment Successful, thanks to the work of the team and TechAngel85 for updating the newest versions of the LE and SE guides. We hope you like the upgrade. Note that BB code is no longer supported, but the WYSIWYG editor here is much better. Image handling is more intuitive.
Finally. We are pleased to announce the planned release of "STEP 3.0" on Saturday, February 13, 2021 to upgrade software, features and services.
As we had announced nearly 4 years ago now, we will be moving the site to a new server with updated software and features. Our new URL (unavailable until Feb 13): https://stepmodifications.org
This upgrade will require a rather extensive downtime of up to 6 hours if things go as planned. Future maintenance downtime will no longer be required for more than a few minutes.
Notable Wiki Upgrades
To date, the STEP wiki has primarily been used for serving up our Skyrim modding and tool guides in addition to user-created guides and content. This infrastructure has been supported using Mediawiki and Semantic Mediawiki. This software has served its purposes pretty well. The latest Mediawiki software opens up more possibilities, enhancements, and features:
Mediawiki - v1.21 --> v1.35 (LTS) Extension: Semantic Mediawiki - v1.18 --> v3.2 Extension: CSS - we will no longer be supporting custom styling, so content creators will need to use other solutions that the new software will provide within the constraints of site themes. Please PM z929669 or TechAngel85 for more info. All other extensions upgraded Forums Upgrade
These forums currently run on Invision Power Board v3.4.6. We will be upgrading to version 4.5.4, which offers some significant enhancements:
Enhanced security HTML posting support via CKeditor (BB code will be deprecated) Much better admin support and user features Overall Upgrades
New Skyrim SE v1.0.0 guide New Skyrim LE v3.0.0 guide - Unless a significant proportion of the community feels otherwise, this will be the final release of STEP's Skyrim LE guide. It will be supported perpetually. The updated platform has the capacity to support guide creation and maintenance of multiple moddable games. This includes:
Forum support for each supported game User-select-able, site-wide themes (Light, Dark, and Classic) Semantic Mediawiki-powered infrastructure for building STEP guides Significant improvements to mod inclusion into guides and guide flow using collapsible mod tables allows guide users to follow an entire guide without ever needing to navigate away from the page (except to obtain mod packages from providers) Games supported at launch: Beyond Skyrim Fallout 3 Fallout 4 Fallout New Vegas Morrowind Morroblivion Oblivion Skyblivion Skyrim LE Skyrim SE Skyrim VR Skywind No Mans Sky We WILL NOT have guides for all of these games at the outset. Nor will we have all relevant modding content, tools, and ancillary guides specific to each. Nevertheless, we WILL have the infrastructure to support guide creators/maintainers and related content. Those interested in creating and maintaining an official STEP guide for your favorite supported game, please PM z929669 or TechAngel85.
Posting here for the benefit of those using this site during maintenance
I'm having issues with the forums move, and it involes being unable to put the forums into read-only mode. This means that ALL DATA WILL BE LOST from any posting today.
Be advised NOT to use these forums today now if at all possible.
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