Posted by : CosmicDan Wednesday, 4 February 2015

ModShell is a console enhancement for the Windows command-prompt designed to make Forge mods easier to create, manage and deploy. Click the image for a closer look, and read on...

This has been largely inspired by the sheer amount of people asking for help when setting up a Forge workspace. Most of these problems seem to stem from incorrect use or a host that hasn't been setup properly. ModShell won't just be for the rookies though - it will have various time saving functions and capabilities to ease the modding experience for novices and veterans alike.

Planned features include:

  • Ensuring the host is setup correctly, giving friendly errors and recommendations when something goes wrong;
  • Creation and managing of a single Eclipse workspace, capable of holding multiple mods. This is also known as the "Pahimar Setup" and will include instance management, dependency resolution and automatic creation of run configurations;
  • Semi-guided setup for creating new mods;
  • Management of JDK's and integration with Eclipse/GradleWrapper to ensure the desired/required JDK is used;
  • Git integration (version automation, changelog generation and semi-guided repository management);
  • ...and much more!

Development is still in very early stages and will likely take another week or so for an initial release. This is something I want to use myself though, so it will come sooner rather than later!

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