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Building Your Own Modpack

For anyone who has installed mods in the past, creating a pack for the Technic Platform takes only a few minutes.  If you're new to the modding scene there's nothing to worry about as this guide is meant to explain the process to users and modders of all skill levels.

Obviously, the first step is to decide which mods we want to use in our pack.  For this example we will be using Buildcraft by SirSengir/Krapht, Dimensional Doors by StevenRS11, Thermal Expansion by King Lemming/Team CoFH, Modular Powersuits by MachineMuse, and Minefactory Reloaded/PowerConverters/NetherOres/Flatbedrock by Power Crystals.

 

First we download the mods and any dependencies (such as Minecraft Forge) from the authors websites.

 

Make sure to remember exactly where you downloaded these files to, you'll need them for the next step.

 

Next, set aside a place specifically for building the pack.  Depending on the contents of your pack this portion can vary based on the mods used.  The general rule is to install the mod in this area exactly how the mod author describes on their site.  If a mod is listed as a core mod, create and place it in a 'coremod' folder.  Mods go in a 'mods' folder, and any config files you've created go in the 'configs' folder.  The only exception to this is if a mod has files that need to be placed inside minecraft.jar.  As you should never redistribute minecraft as per the Terms of Use, you will instead place all of these files inside a 'modpack.jar' you create yourself.  A Jar is simply a zip archive recognized by java, so creation of the jar is as simple as renaming a zip as jar.  Any archive program can be used to do this as long as the extensions saved as are .zip.  Below is a demonstration on the steps used with WinRAR.

 

Select all extracted files that are instructed to go into minecraft.jar

Add these files to an archive using the program of your preference

 

Name the archive as modpack.jar in the ZIP format

(Make sure you do not save it as modpack.jar.zip)

 

 

Take the finished modpack.jar and place it in the ‘bin’ directory of your custom modpack

 

 

Now that you have all of your content organized mimicking a standard minecraft installation including coremods, mods, configs, and your modpack.jar inside the bin directory, we can package the final zip for the platform.

 

Simply include all the files in their proper directories inside a single zip file, either by creating a new zip and placing them inside, or by using an archive program to create the zip for you.

 

 

Now that you have your completed modpack zip, you’ll need to host it somewhere.  You can host the zip on your personal website, through dropbox, or anywhere else that is directly linkable.  A site that requires you to click in order to download such as mediafire will not work.

 

With that, the actual pack creation is complete and you're ready to move on to preparing your Technic Platform page so you and your friends can start enjoying your custom Minecraft experience.

 

Visit www.technicpack.net and either login, or create an account if you don't already have one.  After logging in you will be taken to your dashboard automatically.  If you ever need to return to the dashboard you can do so by simply clicking 'Dashboard' at the top of any page.

 

On your dashboard, select 'Create a Modpack'

 

 

Fill in the unique name of your pack, the version of minecraft it is for, whether it's publicly visible, and a short description.  Now after agreeing to the submission guidelines hit Create Modpack.

 

 

You will then find yourself at the list of your modpacks.  Click on one of your packs and you'll be taken to that packs information page.  You may edit or delete your packs at any time, but right now we will edit our newly created pack.

 

 

 

Much like the initial creation page, you can edit the name, version and description of the pack from here.  Here is where you can upload your 180x110 logo and 800x510 background to be used in the launcher as well as fill out a more detailed pack description, changelog, and permission & licensing information if you desire.  The last thing we need to do here is give the platform the direct link to the modpack zip you created earlier.  Once all this is complete, click Save Modpack to save your changes.

 

That's it, you're done.  You can now use your Platform URL in any Technic Launcher to run your custom build modpack.  You can go back and edit the pack any time you choose and any time you change the version number of the pack, your users will all be prompted with an update (which will then use whatever zip you have specified for the pack at that time).

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ive followed the instructions but its just not working help plz
Posted by dexterinmine 2 months ago
Yep Same
Posted by SupercoolGames 2 months ago
same
Posted by legos2993 2 months ago
Doesnt work at all
Posted by MrStickyStick 2 months ago
I think that's because its for old versions of minecraft.
Posted by kazim1 2 months ago
Older version of how to do it, I just looked it up on youtube
Posted by DontStarve72 2 months ago
Yeah the instructions on here are THE WORST, they have in depth instructions on youtube, it helps.
Posted by crystalstar 1 month ago
How do you do it for 1.7.2 minecraft
Posted by hoodwink_dude 2 months ago
i can upload mods and they download correctly, along with the extraction into the mods and config folder, however when it runs the game it dosent have forge, is this my fault? please help
Posted by tvgold 2 months ago
I have the same problem here
Posted by spacefear 2 months ago
I have the same problem
Posted by TheSlimeDK 2 months ago
Install forge to your official .minecraft folder, then copy the folder with all of your mods into it, before zipping it.
Posted by BlueyGames 2 months ago
what website did you upload your mod to
Posted by shmawtaw 2 months ago
did you name the jar file for forge "modpack"?
Posted by ArcticDoctor 1 month ago
As of some version I don't remember, this no longer works. This is a guide constantly updated by Technic. https://technicpack.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/204199345-How-to-make-a-Minecraft-modpack
Posted by SolarWind 3 weeks ago
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Posted by PsychoticTaco13 2 weeks ago
@PsychoticTaco13 That's a scam...fuck off bitch.
Posted by Meepologist 1 week ago
when I go to dashboard it doesn't say create mudpack, because of the new update. please help!
Posted by Block_of_Amber 3 months ago
hover over your name and click on create a modpack
Posted by tvgold 2 months ago
It's in the top right now... I've been trying to make a mudpack today aswell!
Posted by Xylixar 3 months ago
Ok ok imma make a mod
Posted by TheSapMaster 2 months ago
which program is recommended to make a direct link to the .zip file?
Posted by Ghost Colonel 2 months ago
win rar or 7zip
Posted by tvgold 2 months ago
You can use both!
Posted by JellyChannel 2 months ago
which program is recommended to make a direct link to the .zip file?
Posted by Ghost Colonel 2 months ago
dropbox, to get the url, upload the modpack click on the zip and click share, grab the url but change the 0 at the end to a 1
Posted by tvgold 2 months ago
it says dropbox is not acceptable
Posted by Comentador37 2 months ago
The Dropbox way doesn't work... Does any1 know another way to upload it???
Posted by Enderborn1303 2 months ago
The Dropbox way doesn't work... Does any1 know another way to upload it???
Posted by Enderborn1303 2 months ago
try www.copy.com
Posted by fizzsaddle 2 months ago
The Dropbox way doesn't work... Does any1 know another way to upload it???
Posted by Enderborn1303 2 months ago
try www.copy.com
Posted by fizzsaddle 2 months ago
The Dropbox way doesn't work... Does any1 know another way to upload it???
Posted by Enderborn1303 2 months ago
try www.copy.com
Posted by fizzsaddle 2 months ago
The Dropbox way doesn't work... Does any1 know another way to upload it???
Posted by Enderborn1303 2 months ago
try www.copy.com
Posted by fizzsaddle 2 months ago
The Dropbox way doesn't work... Does any1 know another way to upload it???
Posted by Enderborn1303 2 months ago
try www.copy.com
Posted by fizzsaddle 2 months ago
Dropbox does work just instead of www. put dl.
Posted by Coysterk 1 month ago
I can get everything to work but once the modpack starts downloading the minecraft version it stops
Posted by modernwr3 2 months ago
I Don't Get It
Posted by TheEnchantedPickaxe 2 months ago
I'm having a problem i've made my modpack but when i launch it it immediately closes itself giving me a error similar to the java 8 problem except i have java 7 installed heres what the forge log says: java.util.ConcurrentModificationException at java.util.ArrayList$Itr.checkForComodification(ArrayList.java:901) at java.util.ArrayList$Itr.remove(ArrayList.java:865) at net.minecraft.launchwrapper.Launch.launch(Launch.java:114) at net.minecraft.launchwrapper.Launch.main(Launch.java:27)
Posted by 0412897 2 months ago
i wanna make a mudpack bcz i want my friends to check out
Posted by bigsteak18 2 months ago
Honestly, if you know them in real life, have a thumb drive, or have skype, you can just give them it that way, if this way is too problematic
Posted by The_Revanchist 1 month ago
how do you do it i cant find the button that says create a modpack and i need help because i downloaded some mods and i followed the steps so what do i do?
Posted by adrian9088 2 months ago
Every time i link it to Dropbox it never downloads in the Tekkit Launcher, saying that it had an error in downloading it form Dropbox. I've also tried Google Drive, but that doesn't work either. Help?
Posted by DetonatorAgent 2 months ago
try www.copy.com
Posted by fizzsaddle 2 months ago
same
Posted by steffenbrown1 2 months ago
I know it's not a simple as dropbox, but it will always work. Check out amazon S3 for hosting files.
Posted by XtCrAvE 2 months ago
When I start the modpack the launcher goes away then comes back. I have tried everything(i think) and really need help... Thanks!
Posted by attavex 1 month ago
Same
Posted by MrAverageJoe 4 weeks ago
Whenever i try different modpacks (ex. Steve's Galaxy) it does the same.
Posted by LevB94 4 weeks ago
I don't under stand this process.
Posted by JMMAAN 1 month ago
Can this section be updated for technic 2.0? Making packs isnt as easy seeing as this update changed everything on uploading / downloading new packs..
Posted by RoyalRent 1 month ago
I don't have minecraft.jar, what should I do?
Posted by JMMAAN 1 month ago
Google, "Minecraft Forge Downloads" and click the first link. Download [Minecraft Version] - Recommended. (Universal) Now, rename the forge download, modpack
Posted by hanman453 1 month ago
How do I make it so when I update my modpack to a new version, the old versions are deleted. (My modpack's only available version is 1.1.3.
Posted by hanman453 1 month ago
if i install the files on the technic launcher it won't download the modpack i have the file on different hosting sites
Posted by JeroenFL 1 month ago
You have to put a direct download link into Technic. If you are using Dropbox or OneDrive, you can put your share link (public for OneDrive) in the box at this page : www.syncwithtech.org/p/direct-download-link-generator.html and it will give you the right link.
Posted by hanman453 1 month ago
Also, make sure you have mods in a mods folder, modpack.jar in the bin folder, configs (if necessary) in the config folder, and core mods (if necessary) in the coremod folder.
Posted by hanman453 1 month ago