Not here to start an argument but something that has been a long standing issue. All tools such as Wrye Bash/Flash, LOOT, xEdit have never been made to be incompatible with MO or MO2. The programs are 32 bit and simply compiled using commercial software except in the case of Wrye Bash/Flash which uses a community authored compiler. The compilers use the provided libraries to access the windows file system directly.
The reason I am here is because there was yet another of hundreds of arguments that I have read over the years. In this case it was in the FO4Edit comments section and FO4Edit couldn't perform the desired action. When we politely made it clear that we have never used MO2 and asked the poster to ask about MO2 in the STEP forums he replied with, "... the MO2 nerds will... send me back here..." I am omitting most of the comment but it shouldn't matter since it's the point of my post anyway.
I don't know if what the person said is true but if it is would the STEP moderators and LePresidente kindly discourage any such comments and behavior please. There is nothing wrong with MO, or MO2 and I have nothing bad to say about it nor do I wish to. I would just appreciate it that when someone asks why 3rd party tools are not working with MO2 that they are not sent back to the authors.
All of the tools mentioned are maintained by people (with the exception of WrinklyNinja) who have never used MO/MO2. We only have a basic understanding that there are virtual folders. We can't help users configure the tools to work with MO/MO2 because we are unfamiliar with the settings and functionality. We can't provide troubleshooting or assist in explaining why the tool isn't functioning with MO/MO2 for the same reason.
There is no hidden or missing functionality and nothing specifically that Delphi, C++, or Python can provide to create the compatibility that users feel should exist. WrinklyNinja had been using MO (I don't know if he still does) and made a statement to the effect that any time LOOT has an issue with MO he is in the same boat as everyone else.
NOTE: As for 32 bit vs 64 bit versions. The only program that may ever become 64 bit is xEdit because of the work Sheson and Zilav do for the LOD requirements with FO4 and SSE. However, until that time just consider it to be something that may or may not happen.
Edited by Sharlikran, 15 April 2017 - 10:17 PM.