plus installing with EM is in my oppinion the easiest way of finding out if everything is basically correct with the mod you're making
... not to mention making sure you haven't left anything out in your MOD installation instructions.
I've written quite a few MODs for folks... writing the MOD is often the easy part. Documenting every change required is more time consuming. Then you have to write everything up. I've (more than once) managed to leave out at least one step.
How much truth there is into your sentence, drathbun.
Lot of months passed since i wrote in this topic and lot of code i wrote, read, understand..
Probably what i'm writing now will be not at all agreed by somebody but i suggest (as i did) to manually do MODs in order to learn php/phpBB (if you want it) and/or use EasyMod only with approved ones (MODDB)..
I don't like a 'machine' to tell me what a do, i like to use my brain instead (i'm assuming it is better.. lol).
Until someone will give me the proof an AI works better and fast (fast is related..) than a normal brain i'll keep persisting on this way.. 8)