Big Dig 1.3.9

It might as well be cheating!

Big Dig is a pack centered around a new kind of world generation, with large and frequent ore veins. With a hefty mod list and a ton of fat veins, we hope you'll spend less time collecting resources, and more time experimenting with the best mods the Minecraft community has to offer. Ride a chocobo, build the factory of your dreams, and melt down all the ores- some call it cheating. And, well, it pretty much is.

Required by Chicken Bones' Mods

The Core mod for all Powercrystals related mods

Core mod required for immibis mods

Thermal Expansion, at its core, is a 'tech' mod - it's a mod of what ifs. For example, what if you could turn water into ice or snow with a machine? Or how about a machine that could combine lava and water however you choose? What if there were a wool that didn't burn? Or, what if you could set up advanced yet extremely compact production chains that didn't require redstone engines or complex pipe routing? If any of that interests you, then you may want to check this out.

The core dependency mod for all bspkrs mods

NEI is a successor to both Too Many Items and Recipe Book. It arose around the same time as Craft Guide when Alexandria and a few others on the IRC suggested that I merge both Too Many Items and Recipe Book to remove their greatest flaws, ironically too many items, or in the case of recipe book, too many recipies. Too Many Items was great, but the one thing it lacked was an easy way to search and sort your items. When you had a mod like Red Power coming along with 10000 items both TMI and Recipe Book were racking up the pages. Even if you don't want to use NEI for cheating in items, you will likely feel right at home with the Recipe component of the mod.

Tweaks your inventory handling to be more intuitive. Break your iron sword in the heat of battle and don't have time to replace it? No worries, if you have another one handy in your inventory it will automatically be moved into the last slot it was used! Works with all stacked items!

A slick UI improvement to display blocks where different kinds of mobs are able to spawn- in the daytime and in the night time.

Applied Energistics is a Minecraft Mod which contains some basic tools, some electric tools, and an advanced storage system called ME that lets you store items compactly, and in the way you want. Applied Energistics - ME Networks provide: Simple but robust automation tools, and great support for working with other other automation mods. Includes a system which lets you create and use an automated crafting system. Ways to include other storage from other mods or the vanilla game. Lets you monitor your storage and trigger things via redstone. Ways to alter your setup on redstone signal. Save yourself a little time with wireless storage access.

Eliminates the experience cap when repairing items on the anvil.

Extending Minecraft with pipes, auto-crafting, quarries, engines and much more!

Raise and breed chocobos to create the perfect speedy mount!

Add's Lua based computers to the game

A grab bag of great peripherals- RFID, magnetic cards, and sound speakers!

OpenCCSensors is an open source add-on mod for ComputerCraft which gives your computers the ability to retrieve information about the area around them.

This is a block that loads chunks. There is a limit on the number of chunks each non-op player can load in SMP, and each chunk loader can load an adjustable area.

This mod adds doors to Minecraft that open up to individual pocket Dimensions. In addition to these doors, it also adds several other features that help the player manipulate reality, forming rifts, linking dimensions, and even sending them to places they really should have never been.

Improved dungeons, floating villages, and surface dangers.

This mod allows you to transmute tons of materials into other materials.

EnderStorage is a mod that offers a means to store your items in The END, causing them to be everywhere and nowhere at the same time. All EnderStorage makes use of the magic of colors to link storage with its little piece of The END. Any EnderStorage with the same color code share inventory (even across dimensions). Currently there are two types of storage, EnderChest and EnderPouch.

So many new bee species! Bees can make rocks, bees can make Ender Pearls, bees can make metals, bees can make anything!

IronChests adds several new chests to the game. One for each type of metal. You can even upgrade them!

Chemistry in minecraft! Break down materials into test tubes full of pure elements and then perform experiments to recombine them into something entirely different!

A way to automatically farm plants and animals, as well some new rail tracks! With this mod you can set up a completely automated farm for any of these things that requires no real work aside from collecting the harvests and reloading the planter, without incredibly complex and unwieldy water/piston solutions. And you can milk cows to death or otherwise run livestock farms if you need those resources. Oh and it has conveyor belts too.

MachineMuse’s Modular Powersuits is a mod based around the idea of an inventor who tinkers with high-tech electronics and makes a suit of powered armor chock-full of useful gadgets and features. Inspired by heroes like Iron Man, Megaman, and Samus Aran, as well as by the high-tech armor in other mods like EE2 and IC2.

This is an implementation of something that I know a lot of people have wanted, a wrench that works on many different mods: BuildCraft (and Forestry, RailCraft, Thermal Expansion), IndustrialCraft, and all Universal Electricity mods as well.

Adds 14 types of flowers to the world!

Cook zombie flesh into leather in an ordinary furnace!

Disguise blocks, hide entrances, and turn your base into a mystery!

Configure your game to begin with the starting resources you want: armor, food, torches, and more. Even change the bonus chest!

Trap mob souls in a crystal, and then use it to power a mob spawner!

Thermal Expansion, at its core, is a 'tech' mod - it's a mod of what ifs. For example, what if you could turn water into ice or snow with a machine? Or how about a machine that could combine lava and water however you choose? What if there were a wool that didn't burn? Or, what if you could set up advanced yet extremely compact production chains that didn't require redstone engines or complex pipe routing? If any of that interests you, then you may want to check this out.

Chop down a tree with a single mighty blow!

Craft yourself a meal with new mutton and squid tentacle drops, and crafted recipes such as smoothies, cheese, sandwiches, and more. Many foods have buff effects or cure poison!

From the Forestry website: "Forestry is a mod for the game Minecraft."

This is a fairly basic mod. It makes the eight 'ores' - coal, diamond, gold, iron, lapis, redstone, sopper and tin - spawn in the nether so that you have a reason to go there.

Additional buildable modules for Modular Power Suits, including the auto-feeder, kinetic generator, item magnet, and more! Unofficially updated for 1.6.4 by Eximius88.

Chop up your blocks into microblocks to create beautiful works of art, hide unsightly wiring and pipes, and generally spruce up your base.

The Trade Booth Mod adds two interactive blocks that facilitate 24 hour offline/away player trading, especially useful for servers! Create shops, restaurants, newbie hubs, whatever!

Over a dozen incredible new pipes for Buildcraft!

Galacticraft allows you to explore the solar system in your own spaceship. Travel throughout the solar system, create and customize your very own spaceship, and explore new planets and moons!

Greg's Lighting adds massive floodlights to the game which can improve your base's convenience and attractiveness.

New pressure plates made from blocks of obsidian (that only work when players step on them) or mossy cobble (that only work when NPCs step on them). You can craft one of these over a block of wool to make silent versions (that don't make clicking sounds). You can craft any of those four variants in the middle of alternating nether quartz and glowstone dust to make shrouded (see-through) versions. Smelting a silent or hidden plate will return a noisy, visible one.

Adds more storage options, like Storage Crates, Backpacks, Reinforced Chests, Lockers, Armor Stands, as well as locks and keys for its chests.

Modular Force Field System is a Minecraft mod that brings in modular force fields into Minecraft. Ever tired of nuclear explosions blowing up your house or want to prevent people from entering your secret bases? MFFS is the mod for you!

Every get bored of mining all the time for resources? Want a new way of collecting them? Magical Crops gives you the ability to grow your own resources! Grow Diamonds, Coal, Emeralds or even Experience, Now go and create a vast farm for all your needs!

TConstruct is a mod about putting tools together in a wide variety of ways, then modifying them until they turn into something else. The tools never disappear and can be named and changed to your heart's desire. Once you make them, they're yours forever.

Natura is a mod that aims to spice up the world with interesting worldgen. With a few small additions, hunger no longer has to be about hunting animals early game. The mod is mostly intuitive; everything should be sensible or explained in-game.

Electricity generation is always a heavy burden. That's why we are here to bring in high tech nuclear power to solve all your electricity deficiency problems. With our fission reactors, fusion reactors, antimatter generators and thorium power, you won't be short of electricity ever again! Note that this mod is still in alpha stage so documentation on items are not done properly.

ICBM is a Minecraft Mod that introduces intercontinental ballistic missiles to Minecraft. But the fun doesn't end there! This mod also features many different explosives, missiles and machines classified in three different tiers. If strategic warfare, carefully coordinated airstrikes, messing with matter and general destruction are up your alley, then this mod is for you!

Mekanism brings 5 new sets of tools and armor, a new types of tools and weapons, more explosives, magic items, weather and time control, powerful machines, a new kind of bow and arrow, lightning rods, and a few other features into Minecraft. Even better, it's open source.

Component of Mekanism

Component of Mekanism

Mineable Ender pearls, never hunt Endermen again!

This mod completely gets rid of the randomness of enchanting and allows you to pick what YOU want on your tools! It will register enchantments that other mods add and will show up for the appropriate tool.

An amazing minimap display at the top right corner of the screen. Check out the thread above for a full list of all the features available with this mod.

Beautiful improvements to worldgen, with new cosmetic blocks.

This mod is quite unlike any peripheral you've used before, because: 1) You don't need it installed client-side if you're playing in multiplayer 2) It doesn't use any item IDs or block IDs, so installing is just a case of dropping it into the mods folder 3) You'll rarely need to update it. Methods are all pulled from a remotely hosted configuration file in the github repository, so it'll regularly update without you needing to do anything What does it do? It turns various blocks within the game into peripherals, and exposes methods for you to call from the computer.

This is a very simple mod that only adds one thing to the game, the Project Bench. It's a simple block that is one part crafting bench, one part chest. It gives you the ability to place a recipe in the crafting area and make it multiple times with the supplies from the chest portion of it. There are 18 total spaces that will supply items to craft for the recipe if it is needed.

Additional NEI support for Buildcraft, Forestry, Tinker's Construct, Minefactory Reloaded, and others.

Logistics Pipes is an extensive overhaul of the Buildcraft pipe system. It allows for better distribution of items via pipes, more organised stockkeeping and easier automated crafting.

v0.10.3.00.port Mystcraft by XCompWiz

Travel to other worlds with the lost art of the D'ni. Craft worlds to your liking, but beware of writing too greedily or too sternly, or you will face perilous instability!

There are several tools available now to make running a Big Dig server much easier. These tools are still heavily under development and are not completely stable yet. Please keep this in mind when using them.


ForgeEssentials is a Forge mod looking to replace most of the core bukkit plugin functionality such as world protection, world borders, player management, logging and so on.

Minecraft Forum Thread - Latest Builds


MCPC-Plus is the spiritual successor to the original MCPC Bukkit ports. This ports CraftBukkit and the Bukkit API into Forge itself. Mods do not require porting.

Latest Builds - Github


This is a coremod for Forge that integrates the Bukkit API directly into Forge allowing for Bukkit plugins to run on your server.

Latest Builds - Github

Version 1.3.9

  • MineChem re-added.
  • Code Chicken Core updated to version
  • Ender Storage updated to version
  • Not Enough Items updated to version

Version 1.3.8

  • MineChem removed.

Version 1.3.7

  • Treecapitator support has been removed from Natura Redwoods, to prevent performance isues.
  • Buildcraft:Logistics Pipes has been added
  • A port of Mystcraft for 1.5.2, prepared by MCF forums user Qwertygiy, has been added
  • Code Chicken Core has been updated to version
  • Not Enough Items has been updated to version
  • Chococraft has been updated to version 2.8.4
  • Equivalent Exchange 3 has been updated to version pre1h
  • Ender Storage has been updated to version
  • Forestry has been updated to version
  • Forestry: Extra Bees has been updated to version 1.6 pre9
  • Mine Chem has been updated to version
  • Mekanism has been updated to
  • Ender Ore has been updated to 1.0.12
  • Artifice has been updated to 1.0.67
  • Open Peripheral has been updated to 0.0.7

Version 1.3.5

  • A configuration error which caused Forestry item ID conflicts has been corrected.
  • NEI Plugins has been added.
  • Code Chicken Core has been upgraded to version
  • Not Enough Items has been upgraded to version

Version 1.3.4

  • Removed Easy Crafting
  • Added Project Bench version 1.7.5
  • Treecapitator support has been added for Natura's trees

Version 1.3.2

  • Removed An Obsidian Plate
  • Removed Buildcraft: Logistics Pipes
  • Removed Buildcraft: Valve Pipe (and More!)
  • Removed Computer Craft: CC Cable
  • Removed Craft & Enchant
  • Removed Flat Bedrock (taken over by CoFH Core)
  • Removed Industrial Craft 2
  • Removed IC2: Advanced Machines
  • Removed IC2: Advanced Power Management
  • Removed IC2: Compact Solars
  • Removed IC2: MFFS
  • Removed IC2: Nuclear Control
  • Removed Liquid Metals
  • Removed Metallurgy (taken over by CoFH Core)
  • Removed Mystcraft
  • Removed Power Converters
  • Removed Railcraft
  • Removed Redpower 2
  • Removed Tube Stuff
  • Removed Wireless Redstone: Chicken Bones Edition
  • Added Nether Ores
  • Added MPS Addons
  • Added Immibis Microblocks
  • Added Trade Booth
  • Added Buildcraft: Additional Pipes
  • Added Galacticraft
  • Added Greg's Lighting
  • Added Obsidiplates
  • Added Better Storage
  • Added MFFS (by Calclavia)
  • Added Easy Crafting
  • Added Magical Crops
  • Added Tinker's Construct
  • Added Natura
  • Added Atomic Science
  • Added ICBM
  • Added Mekanism
  • Added Ender Ore
  • Added Enchanting Plus
  • Added Artifice
  • Added Open Peripheral
  • All other mods were updated to 1.5.2-compatible versions

Version 1.2.2

  • Updated Applied Energistics to version 9.i.
  • Updated Liquid Metals to version 0.1.18.
  • Implemented a workaround to add Metallurgy compatibility to Liquid Metals.

Version 1.2.1

  • Big Dig is now an official Technic pack.


The forums are another great place to get help. We have a whole section dedicated just to Big Dig! Check it out!

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Get Big Dig

Big Dig is available from the Technic Launcher. Grab the launcher and switch it to the Tekkit Lite pack and you are good to go!

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Recommended: 1.3.9 Latest: 1.3.13

Looking for Servers?

We have a whole section on our forums dedicated to Tekkit Lite servers! Check out the Deluxe servers or look in the other sections to find one that fits your playstyle.

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