Prevent restarting the game on updated disabled mod

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Prevent restarting the game on updated disabled mod

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Everytime I start Factorio I go to the mods tab to check if any of my mods have an update. I don't play everytime with all my mods active but with some active and some disabled. However when I already have some mods disabled but there are available some update for it why the game restart itself after update when the mod is already disabled?

This game should restart only if I activate certain mod no matter if I update it or not (if is possible).

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Don't restart Factorio after updating a disabled mod

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If a mod isn't enabled, and is then updated, there is no need to force a restart of Factorio from the mod updater.
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Yep, restarting after updates of only disabled mods makes no sense.

The game should restart if the set of active mods changes, or if an active mod is updated.

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Re: Prevent restarting the game on updated disabled mod

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I agree.
Oops, created a duplicate topic.
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Re: Prevent restarting the game on updated disabled mod

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[Koub] Merged topics with same suggestion.
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This was an intentional simplification because figuring out if updating a mod makes a previously disabled mod now want to be enabled is a complex question. A mod could be disabled because it's dependencies said it should be if mod X was active. Then the mod could be updated and no longer have that dependency meaning it will be enabled on next restart.

That's just 1 of the cases - there are many others. So, it just always requires a restart.
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Re: Prevent restarting the game on updated disabled mod

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[Koub] Okay so moving this to "Not Implemented/Outdated".
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Re: Prevent restarting the game on updated disabled mod

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And this is why I like to caveat my "this looks like a simple change" with "but I don't know the codebase, and what often looks like a simple change may have lots of problems that I can't see"

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I won't make a new thread because I suspect the answer will be a similar "it's complicated", but why does the game also force a restart on deleting a disabled mod?

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Re: Prevent restarting the game on updated disabled mod

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...and the game also forces a restart if you have "automatically enable new mods" disabled, where AFAICS the problem doesn't exist.

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