Eh, can't do much more without actually reading the manual.
And if I were in a good cognitive state to be reading documentation, I'd be working, not wishing I could just run my !@#!#@ shell script that updates all my addons perfectly well from the old files.wowace. ;)
Blizzard broke the no-ext mode for addons - it's recommended to running everything with embedded libraries.
If you want to continue running with standalone libraries, the only thing you need to do is remove "## LoadOnDemand: 1" from the TOC files of your libraries. And you actually don't even need to do that by hand for any libraries from wowace, because it's already been done... although the version on Curse may not include this change. I am using standalone libraries with no issues.
The status box text is so small as to be nearly unreadable, and has an alien Windows type minimise button that doesn't gell well with the MacOS desktop. The text size is the main issue, and it's a problem on both my 13", 1280x800 MacBook; and my 24", 1920x1200 iMac.
You're not alone... most of the text in the entire application is too small for me to read without squinting from much closer to the screen than is comfortable, since it ignores the font sizes I have set through my operating system's display control panel.
Disembedded / no-exts / load on demand. This is an essential feature for power users. I appreciate that we may need to wait for 3.0.3 before this is fully viable on the WoW end of things. It minimises download bandwidth, and, more importantly, minimises load time. With hundreds of individual modules, it's a show stopper for this to be missing - the game times out before all the modules can load.
This is "planned", with no ETA on when it might be implemented. I've just been updating "by hand"... it's really not that hard, and it gives me complete control over what's downloaded and what's put into your addons folder. This is also the #1 reason I'm not using the Client. I already have to wait long enough for the game to load ~250 addons (including standalone libraries)... I have no interest in waiting even longer for it to process 100 copies of each library.
The lack of version number display in both the "Find an Addon" and "World of Warcraft" tabs is very annoying (it needs to be in the lists, it's not viable to click on each addon to see it when you have hundreds of addons). Similarly, the lack of indication of whether a particular addon is release, beta, or alpha is a bit of a problem.
It would seem more logical to determine whether a mod needs updating based on actual version numbers than release date. If someone releases a mod that has problems today, and immediately comes out with a fix, the client won't see that an update is available. The client would have then failed at its job.
Yes, I'm not sure why the decision was made to use dates instead of actual version numbers... when I upload a file to Curse(Forge) I provide a unique version string for that file. That information is (or should be) available to the Client, and is much more useful to everyone involved than a date. Show the dates in a tooltip if you want, but please, use the actual version numbers.
We seperated the infrastructure so that one wouldn't bring down and overload the other.
However, the client data service is being *heavily* used, and we are going to be looking at ways to increase capacity. We're literally running into network connection issues at this point.
So if I go to the Curse website and download addons, will the CC see that I have them? I've been having issues with the client not wanting to find installed addons if they're there any way other than through itself.
OK, did anybody succeed to make CC work (since we have nothing more to do)? CC makes its face as it is working, but does not update anything.
- Installed (according to CC): 15-Oct-2008 (means today).
- Latest: 15-Oct-2008.
- In fact: 28-Sep-2008 (I think it's the last time when WAU (or I) updated it).
"Check for Updates" does not change the picture.
"Update Addon" gives result: installed = latest = 14-Oct-2008 (means yesterday). It successfully updated the addon (I hope; don't know if the latest version is really from yesterday), but why should I click on every addon update manually?
I did indeed update BankItems yesterday, so CC is correct.
seems to be a problem with some libs being mismatched on different addons causing lots of errors and causing addons not to work... how far away is disembedded libs? I really can't play now because most of my addons (Pitbull etc) won't work because of this problem and I don't know how to solve it.
A question to the developers:
Shouldn't the Curse Client update from WowAce if I configure it to use alpha versions?
Because I noticed that it downloaded the latest release version of sRaidFrames but on WowAce there ist a newer alpha version available.
This is unacceptable. I have uninstalled the curse client and do not plan on using it.
It's back to installing and updating each addon manually.
Unless i do the BAD thing and use Wowmatrix.
Though I don't specifically support the tone of Jinglehopper's comment, I agree that this seems counterintuitive to the way other addon managers work (or have worked in the past).
With WAU (when it was still alive) there seemed to be no issue if I installed an addon manually, and then ran WAU. It would pickup on the new addon, and add it to the list with simple update. Deleting an addon manually would yield the same kind of intelligence. Same went for JWoWUpdater, and from what guildies tell me, same with WoWMatrix (despite the fact I don't support the program).
I realize this is possibly something that's in the works. But frankly it should've been there from the beginning. Telling users they need to wipe their Interface folders and reinstall all their addons through CC to build the CC database is not a valid option for many, and simply drives them to find alternatives (like WoWMatrix).
Hmm, also, is the CC actually doing an individual call to the Curse servers for each addon? Is that why it takes so long to go through the list? Wouldn't it be better for Curse and faster for the CC to do one big query with the whole list of addons?
No, I don't like auto update....just in case it may d/l a version I didn't want. But when C starts it does a scan to see if there is updates..and I try to do this at least 2-3x daily this week.
If I run into this again, and the mods of the same name/different people updating.....do you want me to direct them to you Kaelton?