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    [Guide] Comprehensive Trove Modding Tutorial

    Greetings!

    Welcome to the...
    Comprehensive Trove Modding Guide

    We'll skip all the gushy philosophical stuff of how you're awesome for even thinking about contributing to Trove's community and modding sub-community and dive straight in!
    Though... Before we begin, I must implore you to check out This awesome list of Trove Creations-related guides. These will show you how to make the actual mod itself and further direct the style and everything else



    What You Need:
    Trove itself
    Basic understanding of computer directory structure
    7-Zip
    GIMP + the .dds plugin (or equally sufficient image editing program)
    A voxel editor of your choice (I would personally recommend Magicavoxel, Zoxel-(the 0.50 updated fork), or Qubicle 1 or 2), Sproxel is also excellent with various tools, but requires Zoxel to incorporate into Trove.
    PopcornFX 1.8.4.27161 (or until Trove's version is updated)
    A Mod Loader (Sort of optional...)
    (NOTE: This guide was written on Windows and when the Mac version of Glyph is installed the steps to achieve PopcornFX and Archive extraction may be different in the future.)
    [Center]The First Steps and Getting Ready
    First things first...

    THIS
    Creating the qbexport folder is necessary for future steps. Necessary


    -See File Extraction below if you have not already extracted your Trove files-

    Convert The Blueprint of your choice into .QB files

    Find the blueprint file you would like to convert.
    (I personally find that it helps to have two file explorers open...)
    There are multiple ways to actually convert the blueprint(s), the essential goal is to use the devtool_dungeon_blueprint_to_QB.bat file to convert the blueprint in question. The simplest way is to drag and drop any blueprint file on top of it; a complex method would be to customize the code itself to convert blueprints of your choice. Other easy ways is to copy the blueprint to your clipboard (highlight, CTRL+C) and paste it into the devtool (highlight, CTRL+V).

    (Don't worry, you only have to go through the extraction process like once a week at most if you want to stay on top of what's new in the folders...)
    "to be neutral, to be passive in a situation is to collaborate with whatever is going on." - Howard Zinn


    ...This is some music I made...

    Little boxes on the hillside, / Little boxes made of ticky-tacky,
    Little boxes on the hillside...
    Little boxes, all the same...

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    Actual Voxel Model Modification!!!
    Moving on! Let's begin modifying your first .qb mod thing and get it to show in the game!
    Firstly open the voxel editor of your choice and do what needs to be done to open a .qb file.

    Once your .qb selection dialog is present simply navigate to the Trove game folder and locate the "qbexport" folder you created earlier. The blueprint file you dragged into the devtool will be in qbexport. Select the file and open it through your voxel editor.

    At this point it's up to you to modify the qb file to your liking with the voxel tools at your disposal. Make sure to leave the hot pink (255,0,255) voxel where it is - this voxel determines the attachment point of the model within the game environment. If you are creating a helmet, place a pink voxel approximate to a hairstyle, hat, or mask pink voxel placement (see the guide, or convert existing hats for reference).


    Exporting your QB to use in Trove:

    When you're done modifying your file, save the main qb according to the file you intend to replace.
    For instance, if you were to replace the Front Left foot of the Steampunk Meownt you would find that file name and use it in your .qb such as: C_MT_cat_steam_foot_FL.qb, C_MT_cat_steam_foot_FL_s.qb, etc.
    Save your .qb to a location that does not have excess security, privelidge, rights, firewall, and the like - it helps to keep it cohesive and/or matching the file structure of its placement (Mod_FileName/Blueprints/modded.qb) for easy loading into the mod loader.
    To convert your modded .qb into a blueprint (and also optionally add specularity, glowiness, or change its opacity) refer to This Awesome Guide.
    In summary; put your modded .qb file into devtool_convert_to_blueprint.bat similarly to how you originally converted it with the other .bat devtool.
    To quickly check out the blueprint file you can type /mf while in game to go to the metaforge; drag the resulting .blueprint into your Trove window to preview the modified file in full detail.


    Getting The File To Load As A Mod In Trove
    (also mod-loading in general and complete summary)

    Trove has total mod support through it's "/override" oriented file structure. Which gives us, as modders, or mod enthusiasts, more options as to how to get our mod to work.
    To make things simple for us I'll present two basic approaches:
    Firstly, to do it without using a mod-loader, one would simply create a new folder inside trove/live/blueprints (or even trove/pts/blueprints) and name it "override". When a blueprint is added to this folder, as long as the name is exact, the file will override any file present within the archives inside the blueprints folder that conflict with the file internal to the archive's file name.
    The /override folder must be placed beside the archive which has the files intended to be replaces. For textures of VFX you would need to place /override such as "trove/live/particles/vfx/textures/override" for instance. (HINT: You can do cool stuff in the metaforge by messing with binfabs and adding blueprints ;D) .
    Alternatively...
    Create a new folder for your mod files respective of the trove file directory; eg. if you have a blueprint file you simply place the file in "mod_name/blueprints/"; place all other modded files corresponding to the location of their original archive. Make sure you're inside the mod folder itself highlight the folders you created to be zipped, right click, go to "7-Zip", click "add to .zip". The zip should automatically retain the name of its parent folder (the folder of the mod itself), if it does not; simply name it whatever title you wish to give your mod (it helps to add a version number here...).

    Now we simply open Trove Toolbox by Trovesaurus and add the mod.

    Once the "Apply Mods" button is clicked the mod will be automatically installed into their corresponding /override directories and the mod will be ready for in-game testing!

    "to be neutral, to be passive in a situation is to collaborate with whatever is going on." - Howard Zinn


    ...This is some music I made...

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    Little boxes on the hillside...
    Little boxes, all the same...

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    Intro To PopcornFX

    An Intro To PopcornFX!
    For those of you familiar with game development through Unity, Blender, or other engines utilizing Particle Effect rendering Popcorn may be easy to grasp. For those unfamiliar with such things I'll try to break it down as best I can: Trove makes pretty through not only voxels, but Particle things which are made using PopcornFX a free VFX particle system software. There's an insane amount of PopcornFX utilized throughout Trove, from the mining laser to your favorite costume effects.
    If you want to spice up some default vfx this guide should make for a good start.
    The First Thing To Do for modifying VFX in Trove is to extract the necessary files and copy them to your own Popcorn Project directory.

    Using the scripts in quotes above, extract everything related to vfx and copy them to your desired directory and open popcornfx.

    Add PopcornProject.xml from the extracted Trove archives as your project. You may now open the popcorn project file which will contain every particle effect available for modification (including wings!!).
    (If previews for the effects do not show you may need to run -
    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive textures extracted\textures
    and copy textures from this folder into your popcorn project vfx/textures folder.)
    Now we can begin modifying files we want.


    A Basic Intro To Editing Trove Stuff in PopcornFX
    So, you've now got total access to every vfx file Trove uses; you probably feel like Kira (god of the new world), but perhaps you're not sure where to start...
    For the purpose of this tutorial I am going to create some "basic" wings to convey my personal approach to PopcornFX editing and attempt to show you how to manipulate any and every effect to the way you want it to be.
    To Begin
    Either double click an existing effect to open it or right click the "Particles" folder in popcorn's folder view, go to "New Asset" and click new "Particle System". Name it accordingly.
    (If you chose to create a new effect, will be presented with a brand new particle effect; a dummy particle going in a single direction and dying out. On the left you will see "Layer_1", you may delete this effect. )
    Right click "Layer Groups" on the left and select "New Layer" to create a new layer for your effect. Alternatively, you may locate an existing effect in Trove for modification and open that in a seperate window to copy a layer from that effect into your new effect.


    PopcornFX Custom Texture Creation
    (Note: VFX Are Not Accepted for Implemented Mod Creations Aside from Wings)

    We'll be using GIMP to create a New texture for Trove (although, such things are not officially implemented or supported). Keep in mind it is often best to modify existing textures, but do take note the mipmaps must be recreated for those textures. In any case it is always best to reference the aspects of relative existing texture files for the sake of performance.
    Note: Texture files can be mostly black and white as the properties and color can be modified in popcornfx. The texture file size should be optimal for Trove and relative to existing texture files; for certain things, mipmaps are not necessary and so the file size can be reduced drastically. Keep the resolution no bigger than existing textures. Animation of the texture will be covered, should that be something you'd like to do.
    Export your texture file as a .dds, depending on your application you'll probably want to tick "Generate Mipmaps".

    Important!
    The Trove Team does not accept custom textures anymore, but still you should definitely compress your textures for the sake of performance and portability (download speed and such):

    You'll want DXT1 or DXT3 if you are not utilizing "Alpha"/Transparency and DXT5 if you want appropriate levels of Transparency. Save an uncompressed original if you are unsatisfied with any of the compression method results or saved with an unintended compression at first. Failing to compress may mean files upwards of 25mb for what could be a simple or compressed texture.


    Creating New Layers With Existing Layers As Reference
    For this tutorial we're making some wings, and they're very specific to positioning, so we grab the top wing from the Level 20 Mastery set (Simple_Mastery) and paste it into our custom vfx for a reference to positioning.


    (hold Alt and click to control the camera (if you are unfamiliar with popcorn))
    Now we can actually begin by creating a new layer for the base to our effect, in this case the left wing.

    You should be left with an unmoving weird orb thing. This is progress!
    We can edit various attributes of the Layer by just clicking the layer name:

    Now we change the texture to the custom texture created (or just use an in-game one).

    It's not quite self explanatory and I'd be going over the word limit even more if we went into detail on the "Geometry Details" of "Billboards"... But, basically the Billboard Mode of the Texture tells the engine how to display the texture and how to position it. For the purpose of these wings, we want them to lay flat and face a certain positon, so PlanarAlignedQuad will do.
    When it comes to Billboarding Material we are left basically with a combination of attributes of lighting, "AlphaBlend" and "Additive" coloring. There are various attributes to either to explain, but I'm not going into that now. Think of "Additive" as additive-coloring, and "AlphaBlend" as subtractive, in a sense. Either will utilize transparency, but additive will of course have a plethora of possibility of color manipulation effects while only AlphaBlend is capable of "black" color.
    To continue with what we were doing...
    For simplicity's sake we shall follow the formatting in the base wings by changing the Axis field and Axis2 fields similar to the neophyte wings.
    AxisField will be AlignAxis
    Axis2Field will be NormalAxis
    We'll have to add these to the layer's variable Fields:

    If everything turns invisible then you've failed the test. Go home. (Obviously just kidding).
    We now need to actually position the stuff back into visibility for this particular Wing project (we'll get to fancy effects later in the tutorial, for now weird complex wing stuff).
    "to be neutral, to be passive in a situation is to collaborate with whatever is going on." - Howard Zinn


    ...This is some music I made...

    Little boxes on the hillside, / Little boxes made of ticky-tacky,
    Little boxes on the hillside...
    Little boxes, all the same...

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    Basic Positioning
    Since we want the movement and positioning of this in particular to follow the movements of the character in game we add a new LocalSpace evolver:

    Now we can begin actually giving this effect some particular particle positioning.
    First we should refer to the spawner script and adjust the variables. I adjust the size accordingly with the AxisScale of the billboard, setting the ratio to 0.1 for a single float sizability.
    I copy some numbers from the neophyte wings and adjust accordingly to come up with:

    Size = 4;
    Life = 1.0;
    AlignAxis = normalize(float3( -1 , 0 , -0.48 ) );
    Position = float3(0.0,0.0,0.1);

    Everything seems to be in position from there so I hit CTRL+S to save and compile the script.
    Since we want this to have a certain turbulence like the base neophyte wings we add a ParticleEvolver_Script:

    And for a base we add (before adjusting it to our liking of turbulence):
    NormalAxis = normalize(float3( -0.35 + 0.04 * (sin(Age*12)) ,1,0));
    to this script and press CTRL+S as with the spawner script.
    Once everything is in position we can delete the original wing layer.
    "to be neutral, to be passive in a situation is to collaborate with whatever is going on." - Howard Zinn


    ...This is some music I made...

    Little boxes on the hillside, / Little boxes made of ticky-tacky,
    Little boxes on the hillside...
    Little boxes, all the same...

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    COLORING In PopcornFX
    To start, make sure that "Color" as a variable is present in the layer's Fields section:

    From there we can choose to modify the color directly through code:

    Or through a color graph:


    If we choose to color the item through code then this popcornfx scripting guide is an invaluable tool
    To make an interesting color-changing effect then putting something like this:
    Color = float4(sin(0.1 - scene.Time),sin(0.1 * (scene.Time / 0.33)),sin(0.1 * (scene.Time / 0.66)),0.25);
    into the ParticleEvolver_Script will result in a color-changing rainbow effect. The Spawnerscript is static while the Evolver_Script is fluid/dynamic and updates at a constant.
    Since color changing through the graph will take trial and error, we will further this by delving into color-changing by code with attributes for convenience when adding more layers.


    Utilizing "Attributes" in PopcornFX
    First we create a custom attribute like so:

    We begin erratically defining the values in the attribute, roughly, knowing that the first value is R(ed), the second G(reen), the third B(lue). Though we cannot yet see the resulting color we begin to define the attribute by clicking the cog near it:

    Once that is done we can freely use the attribute, as we named it, as a built in field variable for every layer in our particle emmitter here.
    Such as...


    Either copy and paste the initial wing layer then position them accordingly until you've got what you want, or add more layers doing different stuff.

    The next Segment will involve dealing with my "Revolution Ribbons" for easy wing-making.
    "to be neutral, to be passive in a situation is to collaborate with whatever is going on." - Howard Zinn


    ...This is some music I made...

    Little boxes on the hillside, / Little boxes made of ticky-tacky,
    Little boxes on the hillside...
    Little boxes, all the same...

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    To start with some wingmaking tricks seldom used elsewhere (except in official trove wings) I'll show you all the "WingFlip", conceived with the Wings of Lunacy:


    Simply create a new attribute with a minimum of -1, and maximum of 1. Title it "WingFlip" and multiple your x axis by it, wherever position and rotation etc. are referenced you simply use *WingFlip to make the value go into the negative or positive.


    This means you only need to make a single wing from this point on. Click "Save" on the attribute when it's left or right, then "Save As..." to save it as either left or right. It should double production speed.


    To start with the Revolution Ribbon approach/method simply Download Here and we begin toying with the graphs of Velocity to change their shape. Change the Velocity or Size field evolver to radically change their appearance; they will follow the curve you set.


    The wings are not limited by these perimeters, but the size and velocity fields alone can tweak these wings to be unrecognizable, such as the M'ovember Wings.
    "to be neutral, to be passive in a situation is to collaborate with whatever is going on." - Howard Zinn


    ...This is some music I made...

    Little boxes on the hillside, / Little boxes made of ticky-tacky,
    Little boxes on the hillside...
    Little boxes, all the same...

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    Extracting the Archives!
    Locate your Trove Game folder. It may be in program files(x86) or in steamapps depending on your installation. Hold Shift then RIGHT-CLICK in an empty space within your Trove game folder to open the Command Prompt (CMD).


    [/CENTER]

    Once you open CMD you may simply enter one of the following commands regarding what directory the file you would like to extract for reference or modification is in:

    Quote Originally Posted by Blueprints
    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive blueprints extracted\blueprints
    Quote Originally Posted by PopcornFX
    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive particles\vfx extracted\particles\vfx

    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive particles\vfx\particles extracted\particles\vfx\particles

    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive particles\vfx\textures extracted\particles\vfx\textures

    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive particles\vfx\textures\player extracted\particles\vfx\textures\player

    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive particles\vfx\meshes extracted\particles\vfx\meshes

    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive particles\vfx\atlasdefinitions extracted\particles\vfx\atlasdefinitions

    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive particles\vfx\Animations extracted\particles\vfx\Animations

    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive particles\vfx\Cache extracted\particles\vfx\Cache\Meshes

    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive particles\vfx\Config extracted\particles\vfx\Config

    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive particles\vfx\Editor\Thumbnails\Particles extracted\particles\vfx\Thumbnails\Particles

    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive particles\vfx\Editor\Thumbnails\Meshes extracted\particles\vfx\Thumbnails\Meshes

    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive particles\vfx\Editor\MaterialProxies extracted\particles\vfx\MaterialProxies
    Quote Originally Posted by UI
    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive ui extracted\ui

    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive ui\ability_icons extracted\ui\ability_icons

    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive ui\crafting_icons extracted\ui\crafting_icons

    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive ui\fonts extracted\ui\fonts

    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive ui\meta_icons extracted\ui\meta_icons

    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive ui\skins extracted\ui\skins

    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive ui\store extracted\ui\store

    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive ui\classes extracted\ui\classes

    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive ui\tutorial extracted\ui\tutorial
    Quote Originally Posted by Placeable Binfab (for Metaforge)
    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive prefabs\placeable extracted\prefabs\placeable

    ~Blocks~

    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive prefabs\placeable\block\color extracted\prefabs\placeable\block\color

    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive prefabs\placeable\block\gameplay extracted\prefabs\placeable\block\gameplay

    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive prefabs\placeable\block\glass extracted\prefabs\placeable\block\glass

    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive prefabs\placeable\block\glow extracted\prefabs\placeable\block\glow

    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive prefabs\placeable\block\ice extracted\prefabs\placeable\block\ice

    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive prefabs\placeable\block\metal extracted\prefabs\placeable\block\metal

    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive prefabs\placeable\block\music extracted\prefabs\placeable\block\music

    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive prefabs\placeable\block\natural extracted\prefabs\placeable\block\natural

    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive prefabs\placeable\block\particles extracted\prefabs\placeable\block\particles

    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive prefabs\placeable\block\primal extracted\prefabs\placeable\block\primal

    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive prefabs\placeable\block\textured extracted\prefabs\placeable\block\textured

    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive prefabs\placeable\block\transmute extracted\prefabs\placeable\block\transmute
    /Blocks

    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive prefabs\placeable\collectible extracted\prefabs\placeable\collectible

    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive prefabs\plant extracted\prefabs\plant

    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive prefabs\placeable\crafting extracted\prefabs\placeable\crafting

    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive prefabs\placeable\deco extracted\prefabs\placeable\deco

    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive prefabs\placeable\mechanical extracted\prefabs\placeable\mechanical

    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive prefabs\placeable\npc extracted\prefabs\placeable\npc

    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive prefabs\placeable\portal extracted\prefabs\placeable\portal

    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive prefabs\placeable\quest extracted\prefabs\placeable\quest

    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive prefabs\placeable\sign extracted\prefabs\placeable\sign

    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive prefabs\placeable\tutorial extracted\prefabs\placeable\tutorial

    Trove.exe -tool extractarchive prefabs\placeable\vendor extracted\prefabs\placeable\vendor
    (Alternatively... Ignitas made an awesome guide)
    Quote Originally Posted by Ignitas View Post
    Hi all.

    I've creating a simple bat script which allow us to extract all client files by simply executing it instead of having to type ~50 commands in the windows console.

    Download: https://gist.githubusercontent.com/c...ack_client.bat (right click -> save as...)

    Source: https://gist.github.com/chrmoritz/c304dead49ce6a38653f

    How to use:
    Download the script from the link above (right click it -> save as...) and move it to your Trove folder (next to the other devtool bat files and the Trove.exe).
    The next step is as alway backup every not yet saved modification you did to the client files, because they will be overwritten with the newest version by the devtool.
    To extract all client files to the extracted folder you only have to double click the devtool_unpack_client.bat file (inside your Trove folder) and a command prompt will open asking you if you are sure you want to continue (explaining the reason for the last backup step). Now you only have to type y (to continue or n to abort if you are not ready yet) and watch the devtool do it's job extracting all folders. After it's completed you should find all files extracted inside the extracted folder (located in your Trove folder).

    BTW: It recursively iterates over all subfolders instead of using hardcoded paths so it should be future proof for later Trove client layout changes.
    "to be neutral, to be passive in a situation is to collaborate with whatever is going on." - Howard Zinn


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    Little boxes on the hillside...
    Little boxes, all the same...

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    Misc:

    Various files of mine related to Trove including assembled .qmo files and such


    Sound Modding:

    Tool for bnks for the rest use wWise.

    For PopcornFX simply add a Sound Layer to your effect and reference an existing in-game sound. Such as "Play_sfx_halloween_scarebomb" or "Play_pirate_burnt_offerings_explosion", for example, in the "EventStart" of the sound layer.

    For a list of trove sound commands as of 5-7-2016 see Here


    Invaluable Links:


    Trove Wiki Guides

    Official Trove Style Guidelines

    Community Acceptance Reccomendations (Moderator Style Guidelines for item submission)





    Voxel Editors:


    Qubicle 2

    Ignitas' Zoxel Fork

    Magica Voxel

    Troxel by Ignitas



    Acceptability
    I can't vouch for the devs what-so-ever, but I can say from experience a few tips on acceptability here. I've had a few mods accepted, utterly rejected with praise, and have been helping to moderate the Trove Creations Subreddit for over a year now. Since I spend my free time art-critiquing creations for Trove, I'd like to give a few tidbits of knowledge from personal experience:

    1: Follow the Style Guidelines. Follow. Them. Of the thousands of items, styles, deco, and other things in Trove, -every-single-thing went through the basic filter of "Does this fit into Trove and Trove's style?".

    2: The reward is not the focus on acceptance. If you want credits then buy/earn them or make a dungeon/lair for a straightforward process. Mods can take many months to be implemented.

    3: When/Where the mod goes into Trove will have to make sense. If it's a seasonal item then it will probably only be relevant to that season and implemented around that time. If it suits an upcoming theme then it will wait for that theme to come, such as a new class and such.

    4: Less is more: Trove has a surprisingly simplified art style. A single voxel can hint at a plethora of detail without fully creating it. If a design is messy, noisey, flashy, or what-have-you and does not fall into the cartoony simplistic nature of Trove's art then it has a low chance of acceptance.

    5: Trove indeed has an essence of comedy in its core style; it is lighthearted and colorful. If your mod is too much contrast to this then the chance is also lower.

    6: AVOID COPYRIGHT. Create -original- things. Keep the design yours.

    7: Mod for fun. If acceptability is a hindrance to your idea then dismiss the constraints and create freely. If, however, you feel your idea is suiting to implementation I implore you to "reach for the moons" (as I said with the Wings of Lunacy).

    8: "Hype" translates to "Visibility". Don't be in-your-face, don't nudge, prod, or poke. Spamming is unnecessary. Your goal is to garner genuine support from the Trove community and attain visibility. The devs are constantly watching. The most you need is a single tweet at trove, tell your friends, and post to the forums, then Trovesaurus.

    9: Let it flow. If the mod is liked it will garner attention.

    10: Always take input from the comments and try to implement criticism to the best of your ability. Everyone is a critic, so don't take it personal, but nothing is really "perfect". If the comments say "good as-is" then don't worry. If the comments say to change the color scheme, for example, then at the very least make an alternative implementing this suggestion.
    "to be neutral, to be passive in a situation is to collaborate with whatever is going on." - Howard Zinn


    ...This is some music I made...

    Little boxes on the hillside, / Little boxes made of ticky-tacky,
    Little boxes on the hillside...
    Little boxes, all the same...

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    Awesome guide, glad to see a updated one. Thanks for putting this together!

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    Incredibly awesome guide.

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