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File versions

Back before CurseForge was purchased by Twitch when you went to the "Files" menu (previously called "Earlier Versions") You would be met with a simple drop down menu for the Minecraft Version, then it would list all the versions of the mod in order of release. Nowadays you must go to the files menu with brings you to a "Recent Files" selection (not useful for pack devs). Before you can get to the older style menu most pack devs loved.

  • Team Overwolf
  • Jul 1 2020
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  • Henry Loenwind commented
    24 Nov, 2020 06:12pm

    In the sidebar, cf lists the latest R, B and A versions for the 3 latest game versions. I'd really like to have better control over that list.

    For example, it makes no sense to show a 2-year old beta under the current release. (tbh, I that should be automatic, only show betas/alphas if they are newer than the release)

    At some point there may be a version change (some incompatible changes) in the mod. I'd like to show the last "Ender IO 5.1.x" version below the latest "5.2.x" version.

    Listing Minecraft versions 1.12, 1.11 and 1.10. is not that useful. Almost nobody is interested in the 1.11 version, or the 1.9 and 1.8 versions that are just not in the list, but plenty of people want the 1.7 version. We have plenty of requests from people asking us for those. (ok, tose are blind, as I manually archived all 1.11, 1.9m and 1.8 files so it only shows 1.12/1.10 and 1.7. But it should need to archive those files, some people still may want them...)

    So I think the settings should be:

    • 3 versions, with "latest version with release files" and "latest version with any files" being available as options. Defaults would be "latest version with any files" , "second latest version with any files" and "third latest version with any files"

    • For each version 3 file selections. The first one should be fixed to "latest release file", the other 2 should allow for the selection of any file and the option "latest beta", "latest beta (if newer than release)", "latest alpha", "latest alpha (if newer than beta)", "latest alpha (if newer than release)"

    And BTW, the "Recent Files" view is quite useless. It's just the "All Files" view without the pagination buttons. An "Interesting Files" view would be more useful, listing the last 5 releases, releases that have different tags than their predecessors, the last releases for past versions, files the author marked as interesting, The top-downloaded file for the current version, etc.

  • Asherslab commented
    25 Oct, 2020 01:02pm

    Mostly just copy pasting this from the CF discord. But to add to this:

    Allow for projects to select whether the "files" tab goes to:

    /files

    or

    /files/all

    our project(s) (and maybe others idk) makes a lot of alphas and definitely always recommends users use those alphas.

    we find that a lot of people don't ever realise there's an "all" version of the page which lists all the versions (not to mention that the page is nicer IMO. less cluttered with random recommendations)

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