It's no secret that we here at Split Worlds love Anodyne Productions' Nova and we thank them for creating such a wonderful product in the first place, but even the best product can be made better. That's what we feel we've done with our Nova Fork. We strove to create a more customized product for the needs of the Split Worlds family as a whole - not just for current members, but for all future and potential members. That's why we're making it available to you, the general public, as well. As for if our version is better than the original… We'll leave that up to you to decide.
Here's a list of some of the features and modifications to stock Nova 2.5.1 that we've included.
The nine themes include:
While all current SWA sims have been upgraded using this package, they were already using the AZ1 packages previously. If you upgrade an existing site based on stock nova, it is recommended to rebuild your site from scratch with this installer, import your data and theme from the old site, and proceed from there to get the full benefit of the new database and page functions.
If upgrading from a prior version or a stock version of Nova 2.5.1, you will need to backup the old site and database, delete the old database, install Nova-AZ1 fresh, install the custom theme, then restore the database backup inside cPanel. From there, if you have any mods installed, you may install them again and enable the reCaptcha at this time.
The Split Worlds diverged from the main fork at 2.3.2 so while most features are the same, many features are not shared between the main Anodyne version and our version.