How can we improve game mods and CurseForge?

Add ability to download packs in client.

It would be very useful to have a way to download a modpack (or even a mod) to the Twitch client, directly from the website. This could take the form of a button on the wesbite that says "Download in Twitch client", and clicking this button would communicate with the Twitch client and prompt the download to happen.

Ideally, this feature would be handled by registering the Twitch app to handle a custom URI scheme. Microsoft has some more information on that here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/internet-explorer/ie-developer/platform-apis/aa767914(v=vs.85)

I believe the above approach would be ideal because it greatly streamlines the process for the end user. It would also allow published packs to be quickly shared with other users.

An example of this in an existing application would be the Atom editor and it's packages (plugins) page. Example scheme: atom://settings-view/show-package?package=hydrogen

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  • Claycorp commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft has this but these have the same issue the download button had and pack files still have.
    People don't understand that the zip file you get isn't something you can just unzip and use.

    If they add a button like this it will cause more confusion. If it was some how tied to having the launcher open then I would be all for it but after running many 'public' servers where people don't read how to get a pack this would just add to the already large annoying issue.

    Also It doesn't take much to copy paste a name from CF to the app.

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