Shootmania Indiscriminate Uninstaller Will Be Patched
Author: William Usher
published: 2012-07-22 15:07:39
We reported on a bit of an issue with Maniaplanet's Shootmania beta, where uninstalling the game would completely delete the entire contents of the directory it was installed to. This means that if you installed the game in a general directory, such as C:\, you would lose everything on your hard disk. Well, Nadeo has confirmed that they were looking into fixing the problem and that the uninstaller will be patched.
One of the biggest problems with the method was that unlike other games where the uninstall only removes all of the game's files, Nadeo had it setup where uninstalling Shootmania simply deleted everything in the root directory, which was highly dangerous for anyone who didn't install Maniaplanet into its own separate subfolder away from any other program folders.
After lots and lots of pestering from gamers and a useful Reddit thread, Nadeo's Hylis took to the Maniaplanet forums to better explain what they will do and how they will fix the game's uninstaller moving forward, stating...
...if we want to propose a clean uninstall, we have to proceed by removal of directories. This is why we will force the use of maniaplanet in the fullname. After this, we will also add a much better warning message at the uninstall, saying which directory, in fullname, is going to be deleted, with the 'are you sure'. Keep in mind that we also have multiple applications that can combine themselves with adding setup over other setup, in addition to the automatic updater. The PC is a complex platform and people ask for a lot of freedom of use. It is what makes the nice aspect but the toughest at the same time. We have to be really careful to decrease the amount of time bad things can happen and we are sorry to have been not enough careful. The operating system itself have not handled well these issues for years: install, update and clean applications in a dynamic way. Maniaplanet is a platform in itself and as soon as it leaves the common paths, it requires a lot of specific things to do. Platforms on platforms are always complicated to do ^ At least, from now on, next setups from Nadeo will include the modifications described above.
This was later confirmed by Nadeo member Gugli on the Maniaplanet forums who stated that in the next update the uninstall will be a lot cleaner and gamers won't have to worry about losing everything if they installed the game into the wrong folder...or rather, installed the game into a general folder.
Ubisoft and Nadeo's Shootmania is currently undergoing beta testing, and you can join in on the action if you're not afraid of the uninstaller by heading on over to the game's Official Website.
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