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Standalone CurseForge App Now Available

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After a long time of only being available via the Overwolf app, CurseForge has announced that it is now once again available in standalone form! The CurseForge addon manager app Alpha is now available and you can download it over on their site (but be careful to click the right link):

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This arrives as a reaction to a prolonged period of some players voicing their dissatisfaction over the client only being available via Overwolf, and was revealed together with a larger announcement of the CurseForge API being released  (you can read the full version here), and here is the relevant section:

We take community feedback seriously. Many of the community members voiced their preference for a leaner approach to managing mods. We’ve taken this into consideration and developed a standalone version of the CurseForge app on Windows, based on Electron, which you can download here.

As with the Linux version, it currently supports World of Warcraft only. We plan to keep this version in feature parity with the Overwolf version in the future. Please note, this is fresh from the oven and currently on Alpha.

If you have any questions or feedback about this, please join our Discord and let us know.

This was initially spotted by scytherz over on reddit, and you can check out that thread for plenty of comments on the new app's functionality, relative light weight, and other details players have tested.

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Not working for me...

edit: seems you have to install for all users. Selecting "only me" doesn't work.

Edited by Calysia

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15 minutes ago, Prophet001 said:

This should tell you how fast big players were getting ready to YEET out to Wago and github lol.

lol what? most big addon creators have been happily on overwolfs side.

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too little to late i left getting addon from curse years ago they could have ended all this 3rd party addon manger bs from the get go when they bought curse but they decided to not do a stand alone app funny how they decided too now . dont worry they will sell curse soon  enough no way they r making money from this 

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5 hours ago, Perak said:

If they cry over Overwolf...why not use WoWUp?🤨

 

WoWup won't work on curse because curse didn't grant them API access.

If overwolf was the only remaining software to manage curse addons with then there was about to be a mass exodus to Wago.io through WoWup.

This software tells me that they saw the writing on the wall and gave people an alternative to overwolf so they weren't left with no users.

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So, if I got it right, this is just some silly drama over money, who will profit from those addons the most?

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On 5/17/2022 at 1:42 PM, Prophet001 said:

WoWup won't work on curse because curse didn't grant them API access.

I sincerely hope addon authors will abandon CF en masse. Overwolf should've just stuck with launching their new stand-alone client and getting people back to them in a non-toxic way. Like this it just smells of a level of corporate greed that everyone should get away from as fast as Gnomishly possible.

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Its not like addons are all publicly on github and you can update them with free and open source software instead of data mining crap.

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