Planetary Annihilation Modding
- Creating Your First Mod
- Mod Structure
- User Interface Modding
- Particle System
- Local Server
Any mods found remotely harvesting, collecting or tracking user information will be removed and the mod creator permanently banned.
If you have a specific reason to collect information remotely then post about it first in the mod forums and ask permission.
Create your own unique identifier and save in user settings if you need to validate user identity over time.
Save only the minimal information required and do not associate or track IP addresses or any other personally identifiable information.
Assume your server will be hacked eventually so be careful what you save and how you secure data.
Server mods should NOT:
- install outside of current game
- make changes to user settings or data without permission
- take over PA in any way eg full screen with no cancel option
- prevent players from leaving game
- show inappropriate content
Badly behaved server mods will be killed.
Display names are considered public info and can be easily changed. They are not a reliable way to identify users.
UberIds are unique long numbers you can store as strings to identify users without personally identifiable information.
UberNames were replaced by uberIds and are only used now for linked forums names. Steam users will have an auto generated uberName like steam000000000000000.
Ubernames cannot be changed except when linking a forum account with steam.
Ubernames are used for non steam logins to PlayFab / UberNet via the Uber Launcher, PA launched manually and web based Community Chat
Note: PA Stats was never updated to use uberIds.