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Modpacks: git/archive/snapshot/etc modlist with versions for attempting rollbacks

For modpack authors, it would be great if a snapshot of the current installed mods and versions was either saved automatically or generated by the author (possibly with a feature to mark specific ones as tested/working etc that could be saved) for rolling back in the event that after updating and/or adding new mods things aren't working as they should.

I'm imagining the easiest lift would be to save copies of the minecraftinstance.json file and allow re-installing the mods folder from those. I was going to suggest git integration, but I'm assuming most packdevs have their own version control already setup (but on the other hand, I guess it would be nice to be able to create a new branch and modpack instance in one go, so I'll leave it to you to figure out which would be better if the feature sounds interesting =)

In a similar vein but maybe a less sophisticated track, it would be nice if the mod list had the ability to sort by installed datetime and last-updated datetime so it was easier to see which mods might be causeing sudden trouble (e.g. the other night I installed the oculus mod, and even though embeddium was installed, rubidium was also installed as a dependency, which caused crashes that took a couple minutes to figure out).

  • Peter Hanley
  • Dec 18 2023
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