If it’s an application you’d need to modify the client if I’m not mistaken which idk if that’d be legal?
I use to manually install addons back in da day! I can do it again real ez, copy> paste>yes replace files.
this entire situation sucks. I knew once overwolf purchased CurseForge, it wouldn’t be long before they attempted to put an end to other addon managers having access to the repository.
hopefully they change their mind. I won’t be installing any overwolf crap, so will have to go to updating my addons manually if they go through with this.
and that stinks.
I suspect though, that some other platform/host will come out with an alternate solution.
Can’t you modify it on your own end at least?
This is exactly what I feared about with addons. This is ridiculous.
I installed overwolf or w/e its called for HotS, and can confirm, its garbage. Hate it. Uninstalled and will never go back.
the problem is that many people dont have the technical skills to manually dl and install the addons. In many games addons can conflict if not loaded in the right order. People who play wow can have 5-20 addons installed at once depending on what they like to do. This will get messy, updating will be messy.
Curse and then twitch have been in use for over a decade now, I’ve never even heard of the others. Well I’ve heard of github but not really for addons. Does wowinterface have a app that auto installs the addons?
Could write a python script to manager your addons, to download then unzip in the correct path for your addons folder. Not every has python installed though.
This is a good idea, let’s make some open source thing.
I am not going to download overADSwolf.
You could… maybe. Could break the client
Screw these people then.
Open source it is, because screw ads. No one wants them.
Even those of us who know what to do are like…it’s so tedious. I hated the process of downloading a bunch of addons and then unzipping and pasting them in.
Clicking a button to update is so much easier. Hell the best part of the twitch client was how easy it was to SEARCH for addons and then install them.
It’s not a bad idea, but finding someone to actually do it without asking for compensation in one way or another.
I’m not a wowup.io Patron so I can’t personally corroborate this information, but if this is in fact true there’d better be some proper uproar over this.
I am a software dev and it depends on how much this addon nonsense makes me mad.
Ultimately I’ve gone on many “coding binge sprees” before. It wouldn’t be that hard. I’m not about to install some weird ad serving garbage that probably also slows down my internet connection and wastes processing time.
My ping and my processor time means something to me. I’m not about to have it dedicated to serve up garbage ads I don’t want.
I’d be more than happy to write something in python, but I’m no expert. Plus idk all the legalities behind having something essentially “scrape” from a website to circumvent ads and other messages from the site owners.
Might be worth mentioning Ajour, which is capable of pulling from sources other than CurseForge should push come to shove. From my understanding it even supports pulling addons straight from Github/Gitlab/etc, no intermediate addon site necessary.
Aren’t there many other websites though. Or maybe a new one needs to be made.
Either way if this is the route they are going they are clearly not consumer friendly and it’s time for them to go.
New website, new APIs, new installer. This one has got to go. Too much power and too comfortable.
Did you guys just seriously, unironically defend the hostile takeover of our addons by a 3rd party company looking to dump a bunch of addware garbage on our computers ?
I knew this was coming. The moment they announced the overwolf buy out I knew it would come. It’s the same MO companies used back in the early 2000’s. F Garbage wolf. I’m not installing their malware. In fact, I’m in the process of flagging their software to my anti-malware provider so that it gets flagged on other systems and automatically blocked and deleted if anyone tries to install it. They can thank me later.
Ultimately we as a community need to attack overwolf directly to ensure they know they are subservient to us and not the other way around. To that end:
I IMPLORE EVERYONE TO SEND MESSAGES TO THEIR ADDON AUTHORS POLITELY ASKING THEY MOVE THEIR ADDON HOSTING TO ALTERNATIVE WEBSITES.
MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD
Cesspool companies that run services like overwolf only bend to the bottom line. Teach them a lesson.
How big of a budget? I’m estimating hundreds a month to host all the addons submitted, plus we’d have to get everyone on board. It sounds cool, but starting something new like this would most likely tank very quickly.