Linux Compatibility Improvements
Either on the client side or through the website to allow authors who are using STRICTLY Linux to use it. Without having to resort to complicated WINE installation.
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It was working under lutris in linux till the pos here screwed it up which I wouldnt doubt they did on purpose. Worse thing curse ever did was join this twitchmafia group. Hope twitch goes out of business and someone good takes there place. Win 10 is nno better than facebook logging everything u do to sell to people they prob pay twitch to just make it windows only.
There's another suggestion that people are posting to for Linux support in the twitch app. It's been there for a couple of years now so it's not likely happening any time soon.
Anyway... This is what I've found:
1.. Use twitch app in Wine. This is an absolute nightmare to get working properly. Even if you do install everything correctly it's frighteningly picky about GLX support and can easily crash if you don't have the latest GLX libraries for your video card. If you think GLX will work properly for you then you can try Lutris. It handles the pain of installing the app in Wine for you but expect Lutris to sit and cook for over an hour to get everything set up properly. (Check your package manager for Lutris. It has packages available for most popular distros.)
2... gnome-twitch is a Gnome application that is attempting to implement the twitch API naively in Linux. While it's made enormous progress direct game/mod support is not there. This is a good alternative, though, if you are interested in following streams or videos although there are some open bug reports that say videos don't always work. (Look for it on GitHub.)
3.. CMPDL or Curse Modpack Downloader. This is a jar file written by Vazkii (author of Botania) that takes the curseforge url to the modpack and downloads the entire modpack for you. It's designed to run the modpack under MultiMC but if you want you can move the files where ever you need them. (Look for it on GitHub.)
I stopped looking when I found CMPDL so I don't know if there are any other options available.
I haven't which is why I am raising this suggestion. At a minimum why doesn't it ships with web based access which 80% if not more of the works are done? I don't see it's being to hard to implement at the web level to allow us linux users to submit mod packs and etc in via the website. Given that the mods and such already can be added to a resource's page...
Wait you actually got the twitch launcher to work with Wine?
I've been asking ever since the days of the old FTB Launcher (since they promised to deliver a Linux client back then and have not) for a Linux client and I don't see it being a major pain considering it's already on MacOS and it's Electron but time and staff are also a factor I guess..