What does the future hold at Co8 with the arrival of TFE-X? Soon, very soon, a new Co8 modpack is going to be released. Not just a CMF update, but an entirely new modpack. It shall be called Circle of Eight Modpack v5.5.0, and it shall contain the entire volume of contents from Co8 5.0.0 and all the CMF updates through the latest build of 5.0.6 and any additional mods that appear in the very near future (can you say Hickory Branch 2.0? ). This modpack will arrive in a format ready to be deployed by the new front end engine, TFE-X. In fact, it will arrive prepackaged with TFE-X. What does it all mean? It means that for a while anyway (until the next CMF update), you will have a fully patched and operational mod that is automatically game ready and does not require and user patching, not to mention any of the bizarre maneuvers that became necessary to get the CMF going with the old front end. You will simply download the modpack in the form of a .rar archive, extract it to your ToEE root directory (there will be no overwriting going on or anything like that), and then run TFE-X to convert any old modules you may have installed and to deploy them without heartache, as well as to launch the new modpack. It also means that your game will be that much more stable, because the new TFE-X engine will be handling everything. It has been shown in testing to be a very stable platform, so this should mean very few headaches for you. When will the new modpack arrive? Probably within a few days. We still have some issues to resolve regarding previously optional contents of the mod, and other elements that need to be integrated. What do I do in the meantime? You should feel free to download and run the new TFE-X independantly and use it to convert your existing modules to the new format and run your games. If I do that, will the new modpack interfere with my old saves when it comes? You will be required to start a new game with Co8 v5.5. However, that shouldn't stop you playing your old modules. They can all exist in peace and harmony together. The new modpack won't destroy your old saves from other modules or anything like that. I'm convinced that the latest build of the CMF is unstable. How do I avoid using that? In the near future we will make available TFE-X-compatable versions of Co8 v3.0.4, Co8 v4.1, Co8 v5.0.0, and maybe some other mods such as Vicks and Wedge or whatever else Allyx has in that thread. We will not be making any of the earlier v5 CMF stages of the mod avaialble independantly besides whatever the current version is. We only offer/support one version of each generation of the mod (and the support is really not much for earlier versions). Most modern support will be directed toward the very latest generation of the v5.5 mod. If you have a nagging fear that Co8 v5.5 will not play nice despite our reassurances, play an older generation mod. What if I take that leap of faith and then v5.5 is shown to be unstable? If there is compelling reason to believe that v5.5 is itself at fault - which will be much easier to determine with TFE-X and the new module format - then we will go back to an earlier stable version until the bugs can be worked out. How do I learn more? See this thread in the downloads forum for general TFE-X info. See this thread in the ToEE forum to discuss TFE-X and ask questions.