CurseForge Modpack Downloader Tutorial
On May 16, 2022, CurseForge released the official API. This result in third-party launchers no longer to download modpacks, like MultiMC and PCL2. More info can be found in “The CurseForge Official API is Now Live”.
Therefore, I made a software CurseForge Modpack Downloader (CMPDL). It could download mods for modpack downloaded from CurseForge, an pack to the format that is supported by launchers like MultiMC, HMCL, and PCL2.
At this moment, they say HMCL and PCL2 can download again, but obviously, it is not in the official method. MMC’s author said he has may support the API Key of CurseForge to downlaod.
Open the repository, and download the newest version on the right side. You also could click here to go to the newest release.
There are two ways to download modpacks: direct download in program or import.
Direct Download in CMPDL
You could find modpacks in the list.
After selecting a modpack, you could choose the modpack version at the bottom right.
Use CurseForge Download and Import
Find moodpack your like on CourseForge and download modpack file, I will use Restrict Skyblock for example.
Import to Launcher
Wait for the downloading to finish and pop this prompt. Import the zip file (located at the program path, if imported from a specific file, it is the original path) into your launcher.
Get CurseForge API Key
Go to https://console.curseforge.com/ and sign up with Google.
- Moran Weiss. "The CurseForge Official API is Now Live". Overwolf Blog. 16 May 2022. Archived from the original on 8 June 2022. Retrieved 23 May 2022. ↩
- phit. "Looks like CurseForge API in MultiMC is deprecated and unusable". GitHub. 24 May 2022. Archived from the original on 8 June 2022. Retrieved 26 May 2022. ↩