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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Posted by Ackis Dec 18, 2009 at 22:37 UTC

Well, it's that time of the year again. The holidays are upon us.

On behalf of all the people that work with Curse, CurseForge and WowAce, I'd like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and hope that you have a safe and fun filled holidays.

A lot of people will be taking time off so please have a bit of patience when submitting new files/projects for approval. We'll get to them as soon as possible.

A puppy dog having a great Christmas

We'll see you next year!

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World of Warcraft 3.3 Released

Posted by Ackis Dec 08, 2009 at 16:58 UTC

Patch 3.3 has hit US servers this morning. You can get more information about the patch at Curse.com.

Now, what does this mean to us addon authors? It's time to update addons again!

When you're doing updates for 3.3 make sure you update your addons TOC file. The interface version this patch 30300 which will make your ToC have an entry such as:

## Interface: 30300

If you're planning on updating another authors mod, please read the policy on abandoned and inactive projects. Following the rules outlined there will make the entire process smoother for both you and us (the moderators/admin staff).

Remember that you can upload through a script or if you really want to make the approval process easy, you can use one of the repositories here.

Have a great patch day everyone.

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Rewards Program Terms Change

Posted by Kaelten Nov 30, 2009 at 19:49 UTC

Recently we became aware of a needed change in how we've been handling payments to international authors.

While we'll still not need to withhold anything, we do need to start collecting a W-8BEN for any Non-US Citizen who wishes to redeem more than $600 worth of points a year. More information can be found [[kb:store/tax-information/|here]] and [[kb:store/international-taxes|here]].

Nothing has changed for US Citizens. We still need a valid W-9 on file if a US Citizen wishes to redeem more than $600 worth of points a year. More information regarding this form can be found [[kb:store/domestic-taxes|here]].

I hope that these knowledge base pages will help people understand more about why we need these forms and how to get them to us. If there are any concerns or questions we'll do our best to address them.

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Curse Looking To Hire .Net and PHP Developers! Passion For Gaming Required!

Posted by ckknight Oct 27, 2009 at 20:26 UTC

Curse is looking to hire a few new developers; and where better to hire than our own super-hecka awesome gaming community! We're looking for a .Net Web Developer and a PHP Web Developer. The requirements can be seen at the links below, but one of the most important things here at Curse is passion. Passion for what we do and what we're trying to build. If you're eager and have the knowledge required we'd love to hear from you!

PHP Developer Position Details:

Curse, Inc is seeking a talented PHP web developer to join its Huntsville-based team, for the ongoing development of Curse's PHP based fan site network. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone with a passion for online gaming, and an interest in continuing development on some of the web's most popular sites.

Click here for more information on the PHP Developer Position.

.Net Position Details:

Curse, Inc is seeking a talented .Net web developer to join its Huntsville-based team, for the ongoing development of Curse's web platform. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone with a passion for online gaming, and an interest in developing the world's leading online gaming portal.

Click here for more information on the .Net Developer Position.

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Curse Client v4 (PC) - Early Access Beta

Posted by Adamar Sep 03, 2009 at 21:43 UTC

I am very proud to announce the official launch of Curse Client v4 Early Access Beta!

The New Client is Born

After the launch of Curse Client 3.0, we began taking notes on the most frequent user requests, complaints, and general feedback. The result of this feedback is version 4. In development since May, version 4 of the Curse Client has been redesigned from the ground up. Written in C# and utilizing Microsoft WPF technology, the Curse Client now sports a modern user interface and an entirely new set of features.

  • AddonSync - Keep your addons in sync across multiple game installs and computers. Backup and restore addon settings, automatically.
  • UI Wizard - Create your own UI packs, and share them with your friends.
  • Addon Icons - All addons now have icons for better identification and visual feedback.
  • Integrated Bug Reporting - To assist authors in identifying issues and handling feature requests, the new Curse Client now includes an integrated bug reporting module.
  • New Scanning Technology - Checking for addon updates now only takes a couple of seconds, and uses a fraction of the CPU as version 3.
  • Small Memory Footprint - The new client has been optimized to fit within a tiny 1 to 3 megabyte footprint (when idle) and 1 megabyte when trayed.
  • Better Customization - Choose the information you want to see in your addons list, the number of simultaneous downloads and even your UI theme (two in beta, with more to come).
  • Better Searching - Search addons by name, category and author, instantly.
  • Better Security - The Curse Client is now digitally signed by VeriSign to ensure authenticity. Additionally, all client-to-server communication has been secured with HTTPS-level encryption.

Below are instructions for how you can get into the early access beta, as well as screenshots showcasing the new client.

A native, Cocoa-based Mac client has also been in development, and will soon be entering beta.

Installing the Beta

Simply download the installer from http:clientupdate.curse.com/setup.exe and run it. The installer will verify a compatible version of .Net is on your computer, and update it if necessary. Depending on what version of .Net is installed on your computer, this process can take anywhere from 30 seconds to 5 minutes.

How to Report Bugs & Feedback

Please report all bugs using the integrated bug reporting tool. This will automatically include a snapshot of the Curse Client log data, as well as your operating system information. We're excited to hear what you think about the new Curse Client.

Curse Client v4 Screenshots

Redesigned User Interface

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Curse Client v4 - Home Screen

AddonSync

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Curse Client v4 - AddonSync

Customizable List Columns

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Curse Client v4 - Customizable Columns

UI Wizard

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Curse Client v4 - UI Wizard

Integrated Bug Reporting

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Curse Client v4 - Integrated Bug Reporting

New Search Tools

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Curse Client v4 - Full Text Search

Redesigned Find New Addons Interface

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Curse Client v4 - New Find Interface

Integrated Download Manager

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Curse Client v4 - Download Manager

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