[Official] We Need Your Help - Launcher Ideas

Discussion in 'Launcher Feedback' started by unv_annihilator, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. lenscas

    lenscas Over-Achiever

    Maybe he is talking about the curse launcher?
    Or wants that FTB ships a copy of java like the new vanilla minecraft launcher does
     
  2. SatanicSanta

    SatanicSanta New Member

    That's awful, assuming there's no way to prevent it. You really only need to ship the language itself if you use a custom modified version.
     
  3. Spiker985

    Spiker985 New Member

    Add the launcher on Steam as a "non steam game". It shows up just fine. It's not going to tell your friends what modpack you are playing, but it will tell them you are playing Feed The Beast
     
  4. Spiker985

    Spiker985 New Member

    [Pack downloading and queuing]
    I have the problem that I may not want to play a particular modpack, but maybe try it out later. So by adding a download button, and possibly a download queue we can hopefully make it so that users can download a pack, but not launch it immediately.

    TLDR; Using the modpack version selector, selected modpack, and a download button to add the downloading of a modpack to a queue. Giving users the ability to download without launching.

    I photoshopped a possible location for the download button below.
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    ["Installed" filter]

    Add the option on the filters to show only the modpacks that have valid installations on the disk. Check that the modpack folders contain a valid 'version' file, and display the names located in those version files.

    [Launcher fixes]
    — Text filter
    Nothing major, if you go to text filter and you close the window with the 'X' it closes the entire filter window, parent and text string search box.
    — Edit Mod Pack The 'edit mod pack' button is enabled, even if the selected pack is not installed.


    Alright, my spiel is over.
     
  5. Launcher and/or web suggestion:
    State how much memory do you need for each pack. I'm pretty new to so heavily modded minecraft clients so I spent a whole evening trying to install an Invinity Evolved pack with 1Gb RAM available for FTB Launcher, while in needed only 500 Mb more. Or you can just change settings accoringly to which modpack is currently launched.
     
  6. jordsta95

    jordsta95 New Member

    They can't really do that as it's not just about RAM, although that helps.
    For example, if I had 16gb of DDR3 RAM, but a pentium processor, and you have 2gb of RAM but the latest ASUS processor, you will be able to run the game better.

    However, with 1gb of RAM, I would suggest you either upgrade your RAM or downgrade your packs. As the "standard" minimum needed for modded MC seems to be 2-4gb of RAM, and a somewhat decent processor (i.e. Intel i3 or better)
     
  7. You did not quite get it - it was not about perfomance, I just needed to give FTB client more RAM to launch Infinity Evolved pack - it was getting stuck on stage 2 of mod initializing. That's why I'm suggesting to tell people how much RAM do they need no at least launch a certain pack. For instance, 1Gb was enough for Monster Pack, but Evolved needed 1,5-2Gb, and, since I had FTB console hidden I had no idea it was simply running out of heap memory.
     
  8. jordsta95

    jordsta95 New Member

    But with less than 2gb of RAM, you will struggle to run any FTB pack well
     
  9. A Feature if you have made a instance by hand to export that to the launcher to be public.
     
  10. roax206

    roax206 Guest

    I am not sure if I am just missing something as I'm surprised this isn't implemented but there doesn't seem to be any way to view the mods contained in a Minecraft modpack using the ftb/curse section of the twitch app without first installing each modpack first. When I am looking for modpacks that contain the actual mods I like I don't really want to have to download every modpack to see what mods it has. ps: A search packs by mods option would be awesome.
     
  11. grandrolf

    grandrolf Popular Member Trusted User

    You should give that feedback to Twitch, this section is about the FTB launcher (marked as legacy here: https://www.feed-the-beast.com/ )
     
  12. jikuja

    jikuja Launcher Dev Launcher Developer

  13. roax206

    roax206 Guest

    Ok thanks. In that case can someone point me in the direction of their forum/suggestion page, I looked up both twitch and curse and couldn't find anything related (except something akin to a FAQ page). It seems a bit funny that the "legacy" version seems to give more support than the "supported" version :).
     
  14. grandrolf

    grandrolf Popular Member Trusted User

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