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There is a mod in the workshop called "FPS BOOSTER FIX 2.0"
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1348004050

I downloaded it and used winmerge to see what he did
All files are identical to base game

All posts made by me and others pointing at the issue where deleted by the author. That means he knows what he is doing.
I wasn't going to bother until i saw that he has 1,225 subscribers ... and a patreon page for his mod....
This is obviously a poor attempt to scam some people for money through the patreon page.
 

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Have you reported it ?

If what you claim is true it must violate the Steam online conduct rules.
 

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Have you reported it ?

If what you claim is true it must violate the Steam online conduct rules.

I did but i don't know if one report is enough or if it does violate the steam rules because the mod itself is harmless
 

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Paging @bus @BjornB. This needs to be removed ASAP, before people actually donate money there.
 

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For some reason meme mods that do abosolutely nothing always end up on the frontpage as the "most popular" while real mods never make it to that page. This is really a bad thing for the community.
 

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For some reason meme mods that do abosolutely nothing always end up on the frontpage as the "most popular" while real mods never make it to that page. This is really a bad thing for the community.

Funnily enough that for some people these meme mods really make a difference.
As @Shinkuro Yukinari already said: placebo! ;)
 

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Come on, any sane person can tell it's an april fool. Released 31st March, updated 11th April ....

Also turning off v-sync as advised there should boost FPS ....
 

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Come on, any sane person can tell it's an april fool. Released 31st March, updated 11th April ....

Also turning off v-sync as advised there should boost FPS ....
Any sane person can tell that asking for donations on an april fools mod is not appropriate. To say the least.
 

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Hi everyone, thanks for the heads up, we'll have a look at this!
 

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Hi everyone, thanks for the heads up, we'll have a look at this!
If it makes it easier, the mod contains 8 files: 2 event files and 5 lua files that are identical to those of patch 1.5.2 of HOI4 and the mod descriptor.

The mod steam page claims it improves the performance of the game and adds scripts improving the AI.
 

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The mod has been removed, thanks for notifying us
 

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There is a mod in the workshop called "FPS BOOSTER FIX 2.0"
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1348004050

I downloaded it and used winmerge to see what he did
All files are identical to base game

All posts made by me and others pointing at the issue where deleted by the author. That means he knows what he is doing.
I wasn't going to bother until i saw that he has 1,225 subscribers ... and a patreon page for his mod....
This is obviously a poor attempt to scam some people for money through the patreon page.

Thanks for the report from the community @kartebi
 

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You can always use the steam report function on fishy mods. We have people working on those reports.
 

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You can always use the steam report function on fishy mods. We have people working on those reports.
We did (at least @kartebi and I), but you can never be too sure :)

Thanks Bjorn!
 

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The author also has a second FPS booster mod up on the workshop that links to the removed one.
Then it's clear it wasn't an April's Fools joke :D

This thread though shows easy it is to be conned into downloading a useless mod, and sometimes they can contain malicious code. So never download something that looks sketchy or has bad reviews or none at all.
 

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I actually reported it on April the 2nd I think.

Anyhows, the author deserves credit for striving to delete every negative comment or comment saying that it does nothing.

For some reason meme mods that do abosolutely nothing always end up on the frontpage as the "most popular" while real mods never make it to that page. This is really a bad thing for the community.

Steams algorithms promote mods that get many ratings. Memes get a lot of ratings compared to subscribers. Now, a good portion of them are negative, so they eventually fall off. For example my Donald Trump voiceover mod got to the frontpage pretty easilly - many people rating it. But after the first week it's impossible to find since with 10% downvotes it's far behind on the 3 month list.

The larger and more complex a mod is, the larger the chances of there being both things certain players find disagreeable, and the larger chance of there being steam-induced corruption of files that leads to crashes. Hence it's more difficult to get attention for a big mod than a mod that adds some new portraits or a 3D model.
 

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Anyhows, the author deserves credit for striving to delete every negative comment or comment saying that it does nothing.
Just like a thief deserves credit for striving to not be caught?