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Technic Merchandise and You: It Is Now Available

Now you can have it! Working with District Lines we've got Technic, Attack of the B-Team and Blightfall merch to those of you that want it. This is also a way to support Technic directly if you're into that. 
Note that the shirts are silk-screen printed and American Apparel, these are nice quality items. 

Solder v0.7.3.1 released


Solder v0.7.3.1 has just been pushed live! Make sure to report any new issues/bugs here: https://github.com/TechnicPack/TechnicSolder/issues

Bug fixes and tweaks

 

 - This fixes a major bug that prevented users from adding/hashing modversions from a local repo. #498

Credit to Ionaru for the quick report! Thank you!


Solder v0.7.3.0 released


Solder v0.7.3.0 has just been pushed live! Make sure to report any new issues/bugs here: https://github.com/TechnicPack/TechnicSolder/issues

Here's the changelogs!

New File Sizes!

Note: This requires a migration! Guide: Updating Solder

This is a completely internal change that required a massive rewrite of our URL/cURL libraries. What this will allow, is the ability for more accurate status bars/information displayed in the launcher during installation/updates. It should help show exactly what file is taking so long on those pesky big modpacks.

The Launcher currently does not support this feature but it will be implemented soon!

New alerts! (jGrowl alerts, Credit to Indemnity83)

Solder has made a big change from those annoying bootstrap alerts to a JS library, jGrowl.

This should be a much nicer change especially when updating builds! Feel free to leave a comment on the Solder issue tracker on the change and if you have any ideas to better optimize the feature.

Revamped unit testing!

Unit testing has been completely revamped to cover multiple database backends (MySQL & Postgres) as well as testing against the new PHP 7 release.

https://travis-ci.org/TechnicPack/TechnicSolder

Bug fixes and tweaks

- Completely revamped MinecraftUtils library due to UrlUtils changes. MD5 support has been dropped since this is handled by the Launcher now. Only MC versions are polled.

- Allows the deletion of the first user. Fixes #454 (Credit to EntranceJew)

- Added warnings for deleting your own account. (Credit to EntranceJew)

- Fixed typo in Contributing.md. (Credit to rockhopper72)

- Fixed commit links to API endpoint instead of the Github web page. (Credit to Isigiel)

- Fixed a bug where modpages would fail to load. (Credit to EntranceJew)

- Made .panel-body show scrollbars on overflow. Fixes #430  (Credit to EntranceJew)

- Added the latest mod version to the mod list (See image below). Fixes #401  (Credit to EntranceJew)

Latest mod version on mod list


Tekkit Legends Released!

Today, we're thrilled to release Tekkit Legends, our latest modpack!  Tekkit Legends is a fun, compact 1.7.10 pack that anyone can play and build up the tech empire of their dreams!  We hope you'll give it a try and let us know how we did.  Tekkit Legends features the following mods:

  • Big Reactors
  • BluePower
  • BuildCraft
  • Chicken Chunks
  • ComputerCraftEdu
  • Computronics
  • Engineer's Toolbox
  • Forestry
  • Gendustry
  • Iron Chests
  • Logistics Pipes
  • MC Discord
  • Minetweaker
  • Modtweaker
  • Modular Powersuits
  • Nether Ores
  • Project E
  • QuiverBow
  • Railcraft
  • Redstone Arsenal
  • Remain In Motion
  • Solar Flux
  • Zetta Industries
  • And More!

So check out the pack teaser here!  It features art by the inestimable Lin Lin Bao, who produced some really incredible illustrations for the pack.  See you in game!

We love Discord!

You Are Invited!

You may have noticed a new little widget in the launcher under the official Technic packs.  We've added a new way to chat with us and join the Technic community: we've started a server on Discord.  We're huge fans of Discord- we love that you can join channels, even voice chat, just by clicking a link, we love how beautiful the UI is, and we love that you can start your own space to talk to friends, at no charge.

I used to play on a lot of Bukkit servers before I got into modded Minecraft, and one of the things I remember vividly is that people would team up to work together, and inevitably the very next thing someone would ask for after you joined them was your Skype information.  I hate leaving minecraft, starting up Skype, going through the process of adding someone, and getting a voice call started.  I think that Discord, where you can give someone a link and be chatting with them through your browser, without installing anything, without signing up for anything, is a great piece of technology that is awesome for playing Minecraft with friends.  We want to help you use Discord to play Minecraft.

Discord on the Platform!

We've added Discord integration to the Technic platform!  Now modpack authors can add a Discord Server ID to their pack, and that Discord server will be shown on both the modpack's Platform page, and also in the launcher.  Only a little information is available right now: in the launcher, you can see how many users are online and click the widget to join the server.  On the Platform, you can also see who's online and what channels they're in.  Later, we hope to add even more functionality, but right now, this should allow you to build robust communities around your modpack.

Discord on your Server!

We've created a new mod for Minecraft 1.7.10!  It's called MC Discord and it's a great tool for server owners to build in Discord integration on their servers.  You can use a console command to set your Discord Server ID, and after that, the current online Discord users will show up in the chat interface, and clicking on the user count will take you to your Discord server.  We hope to add far, far more features than these very soon, including chat integration, in-game calling, and more.  For now, though, this mod makes Discord a much better option than Teamspeak for server communities: you don't have to link users to the server or cajole them to join.  Just include MC Discord in your server's modpack, and configure the server correctly.  Users will see the server on their own and join.  Starting with Tekkit Legends, we'll be including MC Discord in all of our official modpacks, so that server owners can build their own communities around our packs more easily.  We encourage other pack authors to do the same, both on and off the Technic Platform!

Discord With Technic!

We've added our own Discord server, which you can get to here!  If you want to hang out and chat with other Technic users, or even get ahold of Technic staff, it's a great place to do that.  We've also taken advantage of the Platform integration we discussed above: official Technic packs will be integrated with our Discord server both on the Platform and in the launcher!  In-game, we won't link to our own server.  We want Tekkit server admins to build their own communities using MC Discord!

How to Get Started

First, head over to http://discordapp.com/ and click "Open Discord".  Then, click the + button on the left side to create your own server.  

Once you're done, open the server settings

and go to the "Widget" tab

Click "Enable Widget" and copy the "Server ID"

Change the "Instant Invite" channel to the text or voice channel you want people to be directed to

To add Discord to your Platform page and in the launcher, edit your pack and paste your Server ID into the field and then hit "Update Modpack"

To add Discord to your Minecraft server, make sure both the server and client have MC Discord and then type /discord-server as the server Op to link it

A Final Note

These days, it's hard to take endorsements seriously- it seems like every time one group is talking up another on the internet, some money exchanged hands or there's some kind of business deal in the works.  For that reason, I want to draw attention to something: we're not in any sort of partnership with Discord.  No money has changed hands, we're not getting anything in return for adding this integration or talking them up.  We just really, really, really like Discord.  We think it's going to make Minecraft more fun to play.  And as a result, we think that if we add integration, you'll like Technic better and play us more.  That's all there is to it.  We hope you enjoy playing with Discord and we hope that we can add a lot more integration over the weeks and months to come, so that you can get the most out of your Discord Server!