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Workshop Publisher - does not allow different mod title than folder name.
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Let's say, my mod title is: "My Mod Title"
and my mod folder is: "@MyMod"

When I upload a mod to Steam Workshop (via Publisher v1.2.130231), I use the full mod title in the Name field (in Publisher).

Now it appears that it uses the same name for the destination folder name, so upon downloading, the mod folder becomes "@My Full Mod Title".

But the mod folder should be able to be specified as "@myMod", as normal and originally intended.


Legacy ID
Won't Fix
Steam Workshop
Steps To Reproduce

As a test, I renamed the title to the short name "myMod", (using the Steam "Owner Controls" panel, using "Edit title & description").
Which, as I suspected, also changed the folder to be "@myMod" too.

But I want to use the full mod title in the Steam page and the short name for the folder, but there are no (obvious) options provided to allow this to happen.

Event Timeline

Dr_Eyeball set Category to Steam Workshop.
Dr_Eyeball set Reproducibility to Always.
Dr_Eyeball set Severity to None.
Dr_Eyeball set Resolution to Won't Fix.
Dr_Eyeball set Legacy ID to 2630234632.May 8 2016, 11:56 AM
Gekon added a comment.Apr 14 2015, 2:25 PM

Sadly, there is no reasonable way how to make this possible.

The Launcher is creating @folders on its own to establish and maintain naming consistency.
Obviously, it could create the folder with any name, but before the item is downloaded, there is no other information available to get the custom name from, just the Steam name. Renaming this after download would create additional error point we'd like to avoid having. Moreover, this way, it might be slightly awkward with longer names, but provides a clear connection between the workshop item and the local files.