Quote from Maxus Primus
Well, some mods have to be put in the mods folder. Also, some mods (like Equivalent Exchange) are jar files and have to be open via WinRAR or 7-zip. It also helps makes mods a bit easier to manage. From previous knowledge, I believe that the launcher contains the .minecraft folder from the first opening of the program. The problem with this is, any mods that are supposed to go into the mods folder get erased when your folder deletes the previous build. I'd like it to dynamically check whether there are any mods that should be added to the jar or if there are any folder mods. Because all the config files get erased in the process, people play temporarily on one build and then switch will lose all their custom settings in a mod like Optifine. The thing about mods folder mods and jar mods is that, while mods that can be loaded into the mods folder can be loaded into the jar, there are various class incompatibilities that do not exist in the mods folder. Additionally some mods can be very particular if they are supposed to be installed in the mods folder.
Hopefully that wasn't too cluttered. I realize that this a lot to ask of you, but we are supposed to criticize/suggest right?
A lot of the things were my own personal additions that I had been making to a different launcher. So constructive criticism do your thing.
i see what you mean there, modders do tend to put settings and other saved data into the config folder and switching between different mod sets does rebuild the config folder from scratch leading to lost of settings (like optifine), for the mean time you could go to (omni tool>settings>ignore the config folder) and check it to prevent the config folder from being deleted
i will work on the mods folder feature right now and hopefully release it some time today, regardless, there's auto update so you dont have to redownload the tool from this thread
i plan on changing the way this tool loads mods in the future so that there wont be all that issue with the config folder
EDIT: i've updated the omni tool so that it actually uses the mods folder, also the auto updater was bugged, i've updated a new one, please delete the previous auto updater as well as deleting the following two folders: