A single "Core" Version having only Mods, that everyone can agree should be present , would be the basis for a SP file. Anything else would be optional addons.
The thing is, we all need to be using the same mods so one can pin-point the problems and come up with a solution without any side effects.
I agree with RLoew. Moreover, my own adventures in attempting to establish which files are older than which, in some specific cases of MS official files (documented in less than 10 posts around MSFN) has let me very skeptic about the real usefulness of common file dates. They can even change on decompressing a packed archive, depending on the decompressor one uses. That's why I do rely primarily in PE Timestamps (when available) and Version Numbers, although I reckon neither are foolproof either. Fact is this is already a very confusing situation as it stands, and proliferating identical files with either different dates or, even worse, different Version Numbers will do no good, IMO, and increase the confusion. My take is, when there's no good solution in view, let sleeping dogs lie. Of course, here more than anywhere else, YMMV.
Until someone come up with a better solution, we all are going to have this problem.
In the mean time I will consider you guys expertise. There is no guarantee I will take this approach in future updates
in the Service Pack. One thing I will say, is that MDGx unofficial/updates/mods/patches has always been a reliable source.
Until someone can prove otherwise I will update the SP with all the files from his site.
ANYONE HAS THE OPTION OF INSTALLING OR NOT INSTALLING SP3.
If you don't like what I'm doing then don't install it. I CAN'T PLEASE EVERYONE!NO DISRESPECT to dencorso or rloew
Edited by PROBLEMCHYLD, 24 December 2011 - 12:18 AM.