Microsoft Edge browser that I always use is a "dum dum" when it comes to any files from sourceforge, completely blocking all the files downloaded from there. I was also trying to scan the browser settings to fix this a while ago but with no success. I'll get another one just to download the 1.17.0 if there's no other option left.I would guess you did not extract the module Assets folders correctly into the base mod Assets folder.
There already is a file with all modules in them which also conveniently installs everything into the correct location. It's the installer. I am putting that out as the way to install the mod for a reason.
Going via git is and has always been an "I know what I am doing" kind of deal.