I'm curious as to the make up of users that get this mod from the different distribution methods: Civfanatics downloads Steam GitHub This isn't a poll to change where the mod will be found, just a census of the skill levels and capabilities of those that use the various methods. I'll state from the outset a slight prejudice against Steam. As a distribution method for large-scale commercial software that rarely changes I think it is very good. It eliminates the DVD shuffle and update download nightmares that were the common thing, but I dislike the way it can screw with setups if the user isn't on top of ALL the options that need to be set. Is there anything worse than finding your working mod collection ruined because 1 rogue update breaks the functionality of everything. Anyway, this is how I see the methods in broad terms. Please feel free to re-adjust my thinking if I am wildly over simplifying. Steam Basically the goto method for new and less experienced users that just want to click and install something and play it without too much fiddling. This means minor edits or fixes that may be found around the place don't appear until the next big release. As it stands now Thalassicus is the only one with release capabilities in this method, though that MAY change in the future. Therefore the versions are dependent on his oversight for now. Civfanatics A vibrant and helpful place where anybody can get a fix just by asking. Even new users can get something installed if they ask. If something needs fixing, anyone can find the answer and post it for all to use, if they have the skill to do so and sometimes even if they don't. Additionally the finer details of changes are smoothed out here with the greater user base and wealth of experience of those that frequent the forum. As with Steam, only Thalassicus can upload releases onto the downloads database and I don't believe this can be changed. The same standing with the releases applies here as it does to Steam. GitHub This is where the heavy lifting work of the actual coding usually takes place. With a small team of collaborators and many more cloning the repo and offering changes the brunt of the mod work is done here with all its raw glory open for scutiny, often with added bugs. This takes a bit more of a working knowledge than most users but is still open to all. The very latest versions should always be found here. Whether that be in a released version or by the source that can be compiled by the user. This is slightly more forgiving in that ALL the collaborators can make releases and therefore bugfixes or changes can be implemented quicker and made available to all. Add this to the open-source nature of the source tree repo and this method provides the best way of getting the latest/best version. So just to reiterate, this isn't a poll to determine where all future releases will be found, it is just to see where the greater help needs to be focused.