I’d like to state that, according to the wiki, there is no way to force Quilt Loader to ignore non-mod files in the
mods folder if they don’t start with a
. or end with
.disabled. This is a somewhat prevalent issue, especially for compatibility reasons. Will there be a way to force Quilt Loader to ignore specific files sometime soon, or will this become a compatibility issue?
Additionally, the new
< folder naming policies are rather concerning as they do not work on Windows. I know Quilt is only in beta, so I assume this will be addressed soon enough.
And, I know that mods shouldn’t be doing this, but I’m just worried that the occasional mod may erroneously create files in the
It’s not planned to be able to ignore specific files, (with the possible exception of more file extensions) - however entire folders can be ignored, which fixes the compatibility issues that I’ve run into so far (specifically VoxelMap and Essentials store data in sub-folders, which is a lot easier to work around). I haven’t heard of additional mods that do this though - if you have specific examples I’d really like to hear them!
I’d really like to discourage mods from doing this though, since a future quilt-loader update will bring loader-plugins, which can load any file in the mods folder as a mod. (And then I’d like to fail hard if a user installed a mod which can only be loaded by a plugin, but forgot to include the plugin which can load it).
> folder names is just because it was the easiest way to add this feature - since this way we could just reuse the mod dependency code. I’d love to be able to also include a windows-compatible way to do this though, I’m just not sure how.