• published the article New PayPal Options on Trial in CurseForge Store

    We're excited to announce that with the expansion of the Author Rewards Program, two new PayPal options are available on a trial basis in the CurseForge and WoWAce stores! Authors are now able to cash out at $100 and $150, respectively.

    A lower cash incentive has been a long-requested feature, and over the next two months, we'll be testing these two payment amounts as a long-term option. Please feel free to give us feedback regarding these options, as we are always looking to better serve our authors!

    Posted in: New PayPal Options on Trial in CurseForge Store
  • published the article Minecraft Snapshots Feature Available for Testing!
    A brand new feature is available for testing in the Test Client: Minecraft Snapshot management!
    The Curse Client can help make Snapshot management a breeze -- Simply click "Get It" beside the Snapshot you'd like to test, and the Client will download that specific version to a separate folder from your release install, allowing for you to test without fear of save corruption! You can switch between any released snapshot at any time, and can additionally copy your Worlds over from your release version of Minecraft for even more specialized testing! In addition, the "My Textures" and "Get More Textures" tabs are available on this install, making texture pack testing a breeze. This beta version of the Snapshot feature can be tested on the test version of the Curse Client, which can be found here. Please note that once testing is done, it is advised to resume using the release version of the Client.
    Posted in: Minecraft Snapshots Feature Available for Testing!
  • published the article Minecon Free Premium Weekend!

    With both Minecon and the brand new Minecraft features live in the Curse Client this weekend, Curse is offering a free Premium weekend to all of our users for the Curse Client!

    Wanted to try out saved world sync, addon sync, one-click updating, or just wanted to see what the ad-free experience would look like? You'll have a chance to explore these and more for free until Monday, November 26th, at 9AM CST. Any worlds you sync during this time will be kept in our storage for a month, giving users plenty of time to consider purchasing a Premium subscription to continue taking advantage of its benefits!

    Don't forget that plugin developers who uploads their plugin to our BukkitDev or CurseForge services and receive 1,000 or more downloads get a free Curse Premium subscription as thanks for your contribution to our community!

    A quick overview of the brand new Minecraft features are as follows:

    • World Saving: Each and every world you've made in Minecraft can be backed up through the Curse Client, with the ability to manage your backups through an easy to use interface. A "More Info" tab provides you with quick access to your health, level, the number of items in your inventory and gives you the ability to copy your world's seed for easy sharing at the click of a button.
    • Quick Saving: Every world that is backed up is then quick saved every few minutes by the Curse Client, with the ability to force a quick save by hitting the Escape key and bringing up the Minecraft pause menu. Built an awesome house only to have a creeper pop up out of nowhere and blow it up? Now you can easily click to restore your your world to before that happened!
    • World Syncing: Curse Premium members will have the additional ability of being able to easily and quickly upload their world saves to the cloud, which makes it available for download on any PC you want to play your world on!

    Get started now by downloading the Curse Client, or check out that very same link for all the awesome features the Client has to offer gamers!

    Posted in: Minecon Free Premium Weekend!
  • published the article Test Client Update - Minecraft Saved Worlds

    An exciting, brand new feature is now available for testing within the beta version of the Curse Client!

    With this new test update, Saved Worlds are now available for Minecraft! With this, you can easily back up and restore any worlds on your PC at the click of a button, see game and seed information, and create incremental quicksaves.

    More details on each of these features are listed below:

    • Saved Worlds: Each individual world on your computer can be locally backed up for safe keeping! In addition to showing when a world was last backed up, the "More Info" tab will show you your health, level, and the number of items in your inventory, as well as give you the ability to share your world's seed with a simple click to copy option. Any saves listed on this screen can be restored.

    • Quicksave: In regular intervals, the Client will create a quicksave of any given world -- These can also be created upon hitting the escape key. If you manage to fall into some lava, have a creeper destroy all your hard work, or just want to go on an NPC rampage without there being consequences, the Quick Saves will have you covered. Just click to restore the world back to its previous state!

    • Saved World Sync: Any Curse Premium member will additionally have the ability to sync any world to the cloud, allowing you to download your world to any PC without the hassle! Please remember that any user who uploads their creations to Curse via either Bukkit Dev (for Minecraft) or CurseForge (for any other game) and receives 1,000 or more downloads will be granted a free Curse Premium subscription in appreciation for your contribution to our community.

    If you would like to participate in testing, the test version of the Client can be downloaded here. Any and all bug reports or feedback should be given to client@curse.com. Please remember that this is a test version of the Client that contains upcoming features that are still in development -- For a more stable Curse Client, please uninstall this vresion and download the latest version from Curse.com.

    Posted in: Test Client Update - Minecraft Saved Worlds
  • published the article New Curse Client Update -- Minecraft Server Performance Tweaks and More!

    A brand new update has been released for the Curse Client, including some important tweaks to the Minecraft Server Browser!  A full changelog can be found below, as changes to Rift have also been included.

    Enhancements

    • You can now launch Minecraft from the Curse Client.
    • When you join a server, you can have the Curse Client minimize to the system tray automatically. See the Options dialog.

    Bug Fixes

    • Performance tweaks made to the server browser.
    • When you install Rift addons, they will install the new location (In My Documents). The Curse Client will attempt to move your old addons to the new location automatically.
    • When you join a server, and no username and password is saved in the Minecraft launcher, it will now say 'EnterUsername'/'EnterPassword' instead of 'TEST'. 

    As always, you can download our Curse Client v5 to manage your addons, texture packs, and mods for games like World of Warcraft, Minecraft, Rift, and World of Tanks by downloading it here!
    Posted in: New Curse Client Update -- Minecraft Server Performance Tweaks and More!
  • published the article New Curse Client Feature - Minecraft Server List!

    We're happy to bring to you today an amazing new feature:  You can now search, sort, filter, and join Minecraft servers right from the Curse Client.  

    See how many players are online, which players are connected, server ping, or filter servers by region - all from our convenient new Server tab in the Minecraft game section. 

    To check out this awesome new feature, simply update your current install or download the Client here.  You'll be updated to the latest version, and ready to go!

    Remember to visit the Minecraft Forums, the official community where you can share, discuss and discover with other Minecraft fans, and upload your creations to Bukkit!  The Minecraft Wiki also has all the information you need to survive!

    Note: these changes only affect the PC client. For updates on the Mac Client, go to our dedicated Mac Client CurseForge page.

    Posted in: New Curse Client Feature - Minecraft Server List!
  • published the article World of Tanks and The Secret World Now Fully Supported in the Client!

    The Curse Client now has two brand new features -- The Secret World and World of Tanks are now supported, and they come with an easy to use packager for our authors!

    We at Curse are always looking for ways to make modding games as simple as possible, and are always eager to support new games. Now, both World of Tanks and The Secret World give users the capability of one-click installations of mods, skins, and addons!

    The Client will also manage backups and revisions of your old files to be safe to help ensure that your game will never need to be reinstalled.

    In an effort to make placing these highly customizable mods into our Client, we've also created an in-Client packager to help our authors out! With either World of Tanks or The Secret World selected, click Tools -> Create a Package, and follow the given prompts. This wizard will walk you through making an appropriate, Client ready zip to be uploaded to CurseForge.

    Thank you to all of our authors who assisted us in testing the Client, as your participation allowed us to release these brand new features quickly!

    Posted in: World of Tanks and The Secret World Now Fully Supported in the Client!
  • published the article Mists of Pandaria Addons Now Supported on Curse.com!

    The Curse Team has an exciting announcement to make: it is now possible to sort by Mists of Pandaria beta compatibile addons on Curse.com!

    Want to check out what authors have already done? Simply click this link to browse all of the addons available!

    As the beta continues on, you can be sure that more of your favourite addons will pop up in this listing! Addon authors are constantly updating their creations to be tested by their users in preparation for the expansion pack's release.

    Should you still want to manually download and update your addons, please be sure to install any downloaded MoP beta compatible addons in the proper World of Warcraft installation folder. Placing MoP compatible addons in the current live client may lead to crashes, bugs, or loss of stored addon data.

    Posted in: Mists of Pandaria Addons Now Supported on Curse.com!
  • published the article Want to create mods for TSW? Read this!

    The Curse Team is excited to announce that we will be supporting The Secret World in our Curse Client shortly! Using the Curse Client, players will be able to automatically install or uninstall mods with just a single click.

    We also plan to offer tools to mod authors to customize how your mod is installed. If you want to give users the option to only install parts of your mod, or if you only need to modify a portion of an XML file, you'll have the freedom to do what you need! Due to the nature of the files, we also know that files can overwrite one another easily -- but we've got you covered! The Curse Client will automatically backup and manage different versions of files to keep everything running smoothly.

    Hosting with us will also make you eligible for our Author Rewards Program, granting you free Premium and the ability to generate points for our CurseForge store!

    If you want to start uploading, you may do so by visiting our Curseforge site for the game.

    If all of this sounds amazing but you have no idea where to start, Acenth has written a handy guide on how to begin making your own creations, which can be found here: Getting Started with The Secret World Mods. The guide should answer any questions you have on how to begin!

    Posted in: Want to create mods for TSW? Read this!
  • published the article Curse Client v5 Released!
    Curse is excited to announce the release of the lastest version of our Client, v5!  This release not only overhauls the UI, but also adds in some great new features! New features in version 5 include:
    • Minecraft texture pack support
      • Minecraft not showing up in your games list?  If you have it installed, just go to Tools -> Scan for all installed games.  Your Minecraft install should then be automatically located!
      • For more information on Minecraft texture packs, see the Minecraft wiki article.
    • Completely brand new, overhauled UI
      • Each game has it's own section for downloads and currently-installed content.  Simply click the tabs to switch between what is currently installed, and what is available for download.
      • All downloads for any game will show up in the Downloads section on the left panel.
    • Ability to reorder games via drag and drop
    • Curse resource links available on each game's tab
    • New "play" button -- launching games now even more hassle-free
     
    To check out all this brand new Client experience has to offer with v5, simply download the new Client here.  You'll be updated to the latest version, and ready to go!
     
    Note: these changes only affect the PC client. For updates on the Mac Client, go to our dedicated Mac Client CurseForge page.
    Posted in: Curse Client v5 Released!
  • published the article New Developer Center - Suggestions Wanted!
    Greetings!

    Curse is happy to announce a brand new planned feature for our Curse Client -- The Developer Center. This will be a quick, easy way for any author to upload and manage their projects. To make this new feature the best it can be for our authors, we want all of your suggestions on what you'd love to have and appreciate!

    With this new Developer Center, you'll be able to easily upload new projects and new versions, and see your project list. To top it all off, we're also creating a simple, intuitive wizard to make everything fast and effortless!

    Any and all suggestions or thoughts can be sent to client@curse.com, or leave a comment here -- Our developers will be checking both regularly!
    Posted in: New Developer Center - Suggestions Wanted!
  • published the article Testers Needed For Brand New Curse Client Experience!

    The Curse Client is undergoing a gigantic overhaul, and we need you to test the changes!  This will be one of the largest updates the Client has seen -- as such, suggestions are also appreciated!

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     If you'd like to help out, head to testclientupdate.curse.com, and install this test Client.  Please be sure to close the regular Curse Client when testing this one!  As almost everything has been changed or updated, every facet of this new Client needs to be tested.  Some primary examples include:

    • Installing new addons, as well as installing many addons at a time
    • Update / Uninstalling existing addons
    • Search My Addons / Get More Addons, as well as the search filter
    • Viewing Changelog, Description, author links, and web site
    • AddonSync
    • Saved Game Sync
    • Scanning for games
    • Start Game button
    • Update All
    • UI Wizard and addon settings cleaner
    <div>Please send any and all feedback or suggestions to client@curse.com.  Any and all are encouraged to help us improve our Client for the better!  </div>

     

    Posted in: Testers Needed For Brand New Curse Client Experience!
  • published the article Not receiving your complimentary Premium? Read this!

    Greetings, all!

    We have become aware of an issue where authors are not receiving their complimentary monthly Premium subscriptions as they should. If you are an author affected by this, please note that we are working quickly to address this and a fix will be rolled out shortly.

    In most cases, if you were previously receiving a complimentary monthly Premium subscription but did not receive one recently, you are still eligible for the subscription and are being affected.

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our authors!

    Posted in: Not receiving your complimentary Premium? Read this!
  • published the article Curse $15,000 Skyrim Modding Challenge!

    Introducing the Curse $15,000 Skyrim Challenge!

    Love the Elder Scrolls series and can’t wait for Skyrim?  We do and we’re looking for mod authors to help us in making creative, useful, and imaginative mods to play with after the game launches!  With the new skyrimforge.com, unleash your creativity with loads of development tools meant to streamline your mod-sharing process.

    The first 35 uploaded Skyrim mods that meet our approval guidelines in each of the four main categories, will earn some phat loot to line the pockets of their authors!

    Mods must be uploaded to skyrimforge.com by December 15th, and meet all criteria established by Curse moderators.

    The categories and money rewards are as follows:

    That’s a total of 140 mods that can potentially earn some cash!  Want to enter more than one mod?  No problem!

    But wait...We’re also going to give an additional $3,000 to the author who creates the best mod, uploaded between now and December 15th, and voted the winner by Curse staff!

    On December 17th, we’ll announce the grand prize winner and highlight their mod to the community as a thanks for all their hard work and dedication!

    For full challenge terms of service, visit this link.

    Posted in: Curse $15,000 Skyrim Modding Challenge!