Recently someone reported in discord that a modpack he's trying to install is giving him this error:
I downloaded the modpack's zip file and edited the manifest.json, changing manifestVersion from 5 to 1, gave the modified zip file for him to try to see if that change fixed it and it actually fixed it!
it made me think... why manifestVersion exist? why manifest.json need to have a version? does exist multiple versions for it? imo it seems unnecessary but idk exactly what it does or why it exist so i'm here asking for someone to explain me...
Note: Idk if this is the right category, i thought the "Mod Packs" category could be the right place but by the category's description, i'm not sure now... so sorry in advance.