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How do I upload the custom layout I made?

Here are the most common steps to take when sending us your custom interface/layout:

  1. You will need to zip (not rar, 7zip, exe or anything else!) your custom interface/layout files.
  2. Only include the files that were modified. Projects that include all the default files will not be approved.
  3. Log into SW:TOR and take a picture of your interface/layout.
  4. Once on our webpage click on the upload icon on either the Community or the Interface tabs. Alternately, you can go to the download category that best fits your interface/layout and click the upload icon.
  5. Attach the zipfile and the gif/jpg *do not use punctuation in the file names*
  6. Fill in a good description of your interface.
  7. Click the submit button and wait until it is approved. You can check the status of your interfaces and update them using the “List/Edit My interfaces” link in the login block located on the top right on the main page.

Your submission will be deleted ** if ** :
  1. file upload is incomplete.
  2. missing zip file or file isn't zipped.
  3. missing gif/jpg
  4. uploaded to the wrong category.
  5. unknown exe's vbs's and other executable programs are included in the zip.
  6. Interface is larger then 6mb (should never be over 6mb) and you uploaded it in multiple parts.
  7. we just don't like the way it looks.
We may or may not contact you if we decline your submission. If you ask us why your submission was declined we will most likely not remember why since we get a number of submissions a day and have multiple different people working in this area. Just being honest.

Why can't I upload .exe files?
We are sorry, but we do not typically allow .exe files in uploads.

As we are sure you are aware, so many folks are not computer savvy enough to tell whether an .exe is safe or not and would immediately think "it's got an .exe, it'll have a virus/keylogger/etc" and delete it. So for the peace of mind of our users, we just make it a policy to not typically allow .exe files.

That being said, there are a few exceptions to this rule:

  1. Featured Artists have proven their reliability and are allowed to upload executables;

  2. If you are willing to release your source code to us, so that we may verify that it has nothing malicious in it, we may allow you to upload executables;

  3. We are more likely to allow #2 if it relates to Developer Tools or Data Mods. We may allow it for regular mods as well, but less likely as most regular mods don't typically need executables for anything other than an auto-installer for them, and we already provide detailed instructions for how to install a mod manually.
We do hope you can understand our reasoning behind not typically allowing them and will still upload a zip version of your mod.

How do I update my custom layout in your database?

If you already have an interface in our downloads database and wish to update the zipfile, jpg/gif or description you can click on the link named “List/Edit My Interfaces” on the main page of in the login block (after you have logged in) on the top right.

Once you click the link you will see a list of interfaces you have in our downloads database and the far right column will be “Author options” and a [ edit ] link for each interface you have.

When you click on the edit link you will be brought to a screen where you can update your files or the description. This works similar to the upload screen when you first submitted your files.

If you are updating the description, title, options or screenshots of your interface, it will update immediately.

If you choose to update your zip file your interface will be put back in the queue for a moderator/admin to approve again. This is done for security reasons as the file moderators check all files before they are approved. So after you update your files they will not be available to anyone until a moderator/admin approves them.