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[Suggestion] Remove Swifty
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Joined: 20th Jan 2013
Rank: Management
Likes 1561
5th Aug 2016

I think we should remove Swifty support. Earlier today someone tried to connect, failed (no mods), came back later with Swifty, connected and got wrong signature files. I felt real bad for the guy, and the amount of wasted effort he went through. 

Generally, I think the payoff for its "easability" isn't worth it. I don't know of any teamspeak regulars who have it, and that's key because I can help easily with arma3sync - I know diddly squit with Swifty. 

That's why I think it's best to remove it.

"Jokes on them, I was only pretending to be retarded."

Joined: 16th Jul 2014
Rank: Public Player
Likes 4
6th Aug 2016

This was happening to me a couple of days ago. No matter what I did trying to fix it Swifty never seemed to actually change anything, just spent a couple of hours checking files over and over.
I uninstalled it and did the process over with Arma3Sync and even though it's a little more complicated it worked perfectly and took less time than messy with Swifty.
Joined: 3rd Oct 2015
Rank: Public Player
Likes 89
6th Aug 2016

+1 from me if it isnt working remove it.

Pro Aris et Focis.
Si vis pacem, para bellum!

Joined: 12th Feb 2014
Rank: Member
Likes 142
6th Aug 2016

Could the people with Swifty installed please confirm that their repo is still broken as of this minute?
It seems like the repos were corrupted last week which is sadly no rare occurrence for A3Sync either, except that people report it quicker.
Joined: 10th Aug 2013
Rank: Management
Likes 699
8th Aug 2016

QuoteCould the people with Swifty installed please confirm
Based on the lack of replies I don't think anyone is even using it.
Last Edit: 8th Aug 2016 by jayman
Joined: 21st Jul 2013
Rank: Public Player
Likes 2
9th Aug 2016

When I used Swifty to try and install the repo, all I had was problems so I switched to ArmA3Sync and ArmA3Sync worked fine.
Joined: 5th Aug 2016
Rank: Inactive Member
Likes 27
17th Aug 2016

Confirmed. My observation is, that Swiftify has issues maintaining what is downloaded, and issues with checksums.

A Modset downloaded with Arma3Sync checks out well, but it was unable to get itself out from an infinite loop where it just kept finding mismatch, and downloading the same few files over and over again, but the mismatch was still there.

The ramp-up time, and dependencies are tough enough for a unit-radius player for TWC already, adding a not always reliable (however nice) tool on top of that might scare people away.

Arma3Sync is reliable, and nice. One step ahead could be a launcher, which is fine-tuned to get always the most fresh state from the Arma3Sync repositories, to further decrease the effort, but one general-purpose loader is more than enough, and Arma3Sync seems to be a reliable tool. 
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