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Proper DLC support planned ?

A topic by Winter Wolves created 23 days ago Views: 52 Replies: 2
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Hello,

unless I missed something, a proper DLC support is missing. What I mean? Simply, on Steam I can create a DLC for the base game very quickly. Here I can do an extra version with game+DLC, but it's not very practical if for example there are 3-4 DLCs.

Example:

base game + DLC 1 + DLC 2 + DLC 3

would be much more convenient if was possible to upload the base game, and then the DLC as separate upload/downloads, so players could buy them individually (maybe some players like DLC1 but not DLC2, etc).

Instead right now the only solution is to make each combination of base game + the various DLC and honestly it's not practical.

In summary having the possibility to upload a subfolder/files of the main project as DLC, like:

gamedirectory/ => upload it as base game

gamedirectory/DLC1/ => upload it as DLC 1, in the itchio app should be possible to download and MERGE the content, not REPLACE the base game

and so on for all the various DLCs. Of course with the download system wouldn't be much practical but that's fine (if people want to download DLC1.zip and then manually unzip it in the game installation folder, well they can always do it).

Admin

Hey, it's definitely something we'd like to add. I'm thinking that DLC will have a separate product page and in order to buy it you must have the base game. Do you see any issues with this?

When we do add it, we'd like to have a few different implementation mechanisms that will allow developers to configure how the additional content is installed, including the method you described.

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No, how you describe it is fine. That's how it works on Steam too after all :)

Only thing I would also add is list the DLC / buy button on the base game page automatically, maybe below the default purchase options. Thanks