Im not gonna put everything back together when i just finished splitting them up
some of the reasons why i did it:
- madblocks as a whole was too heavy to run on public servers
- most people like some parts but not all of it (naturally)
- ive been playing w/o some of the parts for a while now
- some of the forks are no longer under active development, and i needn't trip over the code everytime im working on something else
Apart from that ive been thinking of setting up a github thingie, my only reticence is the fact their website looks like an apple desktop, very bright, very headachy lol
Miscommunication right off the bat. I never was very good at communicating.
Bundling them as a modpack doesn't mean that they would depend on one another of have to run as one unit. It just means that you can download them. The modpack format is simple: The root directory of it (which would otherwise contain depends.txt and init.lua) only needs to contain modpack.txt (an empty file). This signals to Minetest that the actual mods are in the directories underneath it. Minetest then searches the directory structure there to find the actual mods.
If someone downloads a modpack and doesn't like some of the mods in there, they simply remove those directories (provided none of their other mods depend on the removed ones, of course). That's it. No fuss.
The benefit would be that there could be a single download link for all your mods, and then people could remove the ones they don't want by simply removing the directories they don't want (Or, if they only want one of the mods, they can simply move that from the pack directly into their mods directory).
Of course, downloading a huge modpack for one single mod in it is inefficient, but anyone who wants multiple parts could download one thing and just delete what they don't want with no effort.
TL;DR: Bundling them as a modpack would not inhibit people's ability to run parts of the pack without running the rest (Points 1-3) or mean putting them back together in any way that could make maintaining them more difficult (Point 4). It's merely a convenient means of offering them all as a single download to be used or not in whatever way the user intends.
All that said, the easiest solution is to go for github/gitorious/Gcode/Savannah/whatever, since then users don't even have to watch a thread anymore
Thank you for your time both in responding and in making these mods.