Technic Blog

Launcher Version 4.231 Is Live!

On Tuesday, I wrote a newspost about our latest Beta version, and said that we were going to try to push it Stable before this weekend.  Well, it's Thursday afternoon, and the update is live!  You probably noticed during the update process that the fonts are now downloaded separately from the launcher, and that means that you won't have to download them again.  The fonts are now sitting safely in your Technic install, and your updates will only include the great new features and bugfixes that we have planned.  That saves you time and us money.

Secondly, we've spooled up a brand new API on a new service, written in NodeJS.  The new API allows us to scale hardware dynamically, with no wait.  If we have a tough weekend, we can throw some extra workers at the problem for a few hours then bring them back down.  And with NodeJS, our ability to handle your launcher requests is better than ever.  Lastly, the API and site are now on entirely different hardware, so heavy load on one won't affect the other.  This will allow the website to stay up even when there is extremely heavy load, and make ending DDOS attacks a cinch.

Finally, we have many important bugfixes for everything from Minecraft performance to behavior when the API is unavailable.  Take a look at these patch notes (changes since v4.211):

  • Removed the fonts from the launcher package. They will now be downloaded to your .technic folder if they are not present, meaning that you can download and update the launcher without dealing with the large file size.
  • The font Open Sans Bold has been temporarily removed. This will temporarily reduce the visual quality of author names and the News alert, but will reduce the size of launcher asset downloads by 30%.
  • Re-architected the autoupdate system to allow us to add byte patching later.
  • Rebound the platform API from www.technicpack.net/api/ to api.technicpack.net. This URL points at some experimental API hardware that will hopefully allow us to fix the platform's performance on weekends.
  • The launcher will no longer peg a processor at 100% while Minecraft is running.
  • Added Czech language support
  • Fixed typos and translation errors in French & German translations.
  • Fixed typos and translation errors in Portuguese (Brazil) translation.
  • Additional logging was added for Mojang authentication errors.
  • The Technic launcher will now follow 300-level redirects across protocol boundaries (HTTP to HTTPS and HTTPS to HTTP) when downloading mods and libraries and communicating with services.
  • Packs deleted or disabled on the platform, and solder-enabled packs with an inaccessible solder service will now identify as "Offline" in the launcher, and act appropriately.
  • The Launcher startup splash screen is now somewhat less aggressive about its own visibility.
  • The launcher will now function in environments where translucent window support is unavailable, but it will look 30% less rad in those environments.
  • Offline packs with no installation will give a message box declaring themselves as unavailable, instead of throwing an exception.
  • Using unpromoted builds will no longer update to older ones if you are configured to use the beta stream.
  • Added a few utilities which will allow us to make the Java version selectable at a later date.
  • We will no longer fail to update a pack or install portable mode in situations where the launcher wants to move a file to a place where it already is.
  • In cases when the installer dialog is running standalone during the initial installation, clicking the close button at the top right no longer throws an error.
  • In cases when the installer dialog is running standalone during the initial installation, closing the dialog from the operating system (for instance, selecting close from the Windows taskbar) will no longer leave the process hanging.

So try it out, let us know how the launcher and site are performing now, and while you're at it, stop by our new subreddit at http://www.reddit.com/r/technicplatform/ and show us what you're building, and what you're planning on playing this weekend.

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In the next update is there any chance it can add something that lets you minimise the technic symbol when its loading up/downloading updates cause its a bit hard to do anything in the background while it stays there
whitepyros 5 years ago
Please, please, please do this!
Posted by AgentWho 5 years ago
The version in this news post has a change note that the splash doesn't try to stay on top anymore. Does it not work?
Posted by CanVox 5 years ago
sadly it doesnt im afraid it still stays on top
Posted by whitepyros 5 years ago
can someone explain how to startup the modpacks to play them
Posted by ArthurT2012 5 years ago
everyone who is trying to update my modpack is getting this error s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/24/24.jar i even tryed going to an old download that i know works and they still get the same error
rangerwhitewolf 5 years ago
What's your pack?
Posted by CanVox 5 years ago
I get this same error for my modpack as well as any other i try to update
Posted by Vulpes2 5 years ago
my pack is Tranquility Falls
Posted by rangerwhitewolf 5 years ago
I am getting the same problem. Modpack DivineRPG Survival, private. I see on other forums a lot people are having this problem.
Posted by krwminer 5 years ago
It's fixed, sorry about that!
Posted by CanVox 5 years ago
Thank You!!!
Posted by krwminer 5 years ago
sorry just tested not fixed
Posted by rangerwhitewolf 5 years ago
I have the same problem. Is this a bug in the launcher or something that just can not be fixed?
Posted by gamerNick3 5 years ago
You do need to restart the launcher, but it was a web-side bug that's now been fixed.
Posted by CanVox 5 years ago
we hope its fixable!! :)
Posted by Spinkx83 5 years ago
just close the launcher and reopen it its work now
Posted by Vulpes2 5 years ago
ok it let me install!!! tytytyt very much...u are appriciated cannibal!!!!
Posted by Spinkx83 5 years ago
Thank you SOOO Much for the help Tranquility Falls is back up again
Posted by rangerwhitewolf 5 years ago
my pack is Tranquility Falls
rangerwhitewolf 5 years ago
It's fixed now!
Posted by CanVox 5 years ago
I went to go on the technic platform and it says use your minecraft account. I did but it won't let me login. What do i do
minehackmaster 5 years ago
I went to go on the technic platform and it says use your minecraft account. I did but it won't let me login. What do i do
minehackmaster 5 years ago
I went to go on the technic platform and it says use your minecraft account. I did but it won't let me login. What do i do
minehackmaster 5 years ago
I'm with problems after this update... My modpacks don't open, help please!
SnnowGamer 5 years ago
I can't Download any Modpacks. It always says: "Failed to download http://file.skexmc.com/technic/mods/electrial-age-BETA-1.9_r44-zip" And it's always a different file that won't let me download it. So all in all I can't play the awesome Modpacks... ;( Anybody know's how to help?
Snowcreeper 5 years ago
My problem is with downloading and installing the launcher for the first time on a new computer running Windows 8. It seems to get stuck on "downloading launcher assets: open sans+cy - whatever- 0%" It's been stuck there for the last hour. Windows 8 problem? I just put it on a windows 7 computer without issue.
thegranddewru 5 years ago
Hey I had the same issue! I fixed it by deleting my old technic folder (on windows its like roaming\.technic) and launched the new launcher, that worked for me lmk if you have any more problems
Posted by connorb 5 years ago
I've been trying to download the luckychallenges mod pack and it wont work, and this happened the first night of the update AKA thursday night
626conman 5 years ago
We don't have enough info to help you, but we did just fix an error in the new API, please try again.
Posted by CanVox 5 years ago
I Have a Problem With The Updated Launcher i am A Previous Member Who Was Never Updated ABOUT ANY OF THIS (My Fault) When i Get To Minecraft Assests It Just Won't Budge! Do i Need To Install Minecraft ( I Did Buy Minecraft) Please Send Me Some Info On This Gmail [email protected] Regards-PopcornOffender And ThankYou!
PopcornOffender 5 years ago
It's fixed now!
Posted by CanVox 5 years ago
Oops, wrong reply.
Posted by CanVox 5 years ago
no it isnt..cant get into tranquility falls..same error
Spinkx83 5 years ago
Restart your launcher- we cache platform data so the bad data is in your launcher until you restart it.
Posted by CanVox 5 years ago
please help me im need to play modpack of technic please help mee i logined there but im not can play.
iscoc 5 years ago
22 hours ago
buler4949 5 years ago
Okay, so my computer has never had an issue with updates before but now I'm getting an error when I'm trying to download the update. Its giving me "Your os has prevented this relaunch from running. You may need to add an exception in your security software." I have Java allowed. Is there something I'm missing here? I haven't recently installed any kind of firewalls or security. Help?
Wraithz 5 years ago
What happens if you try to start it again?
Posted by CanVox 5 years ago
I previously tried it about four times with no success, I just tried it again and it looks like its working now. Thanks
Posted by Wraithz 5 years ago
I am having the same issue. Haven't been able to start it for a while, and restarting doesn't help.
Posted by KrypticGlitch 5 years ago
My Problem goes a littlebit further, after this error the Technicpack.exe is deleted, my security software is deactivated and its still deleting after a update! I hate it to download the newest one and after I downloadet it, I have to go to the settings and have to allow them because "It came from a another computer system" before I can really start and using it.
Posted by 2minemaster2 5 years ago
Guys I registered to your site because of this problem: When I open the technic launcher, and select a mod(tekkit classic), and click install the installation is stuck between 11% - 0% (i tried to restart, reinstall pack, reinstall the launcher) please help!!! version: 4.231
EvilShlomi 5 years ago
Can you go to Launcher Options, check Show Console, and show me what the console says when it hangs?
Posted by CanVox 5 years ago
http://i58.tinypic.com/264nigy.jpg This is what it says. It stuck at downloading at 23%.
Posted by EvilShlomi 5 years ago
Every modpack I tried to launch seems to just crash and go back to the launcher also I can only use up to 1GB of RAM despite the fact that I use a 64 bit OS. I'm also using a fresh install of the launcher so is there any way I can fix this or do I have to wait for an upfate?
mather5011 5 years ago
Vanilla seems to work fine though, when i was browsing through the Console I found this was highlighted red: "[B#231] File version.json not found in C:\Users\Connor\AppData\Roaming\.technic\modpacks\hackslashmine\bin\modpack.jar" This will most probably help.
Posted by mather5011 5 years ago
Ok I was an idiot and forgot that I needed a 64 bit Java to allow me to use more than 1GB so I've installed a 64 bit Java and that problem is solved but it it still goes straight back to the launcher when I try to launch a modpack.
Posted by mather5011 5 years ago
This was fixed by installing Java 7.
Posted by mather5011 5 years ago
None of my packs will launch i press play after installing and the window never shows up and the launcher returns.i tried restarting my launcher but it did nothing. tried reinstalling the modpack and nothing.... my modpack is Life in the woods by Phedran and hack slash mine
emerl66 5 years ago
Exactly what i have. Please fix this problem!
Posted by EvilShlomi 5 years ago
I have this too.
Posted by mather5011 5 years ago
I have a fix, remove Java 8 and install Java 7.
Posted by mather5011 5 years ago
Wait but how do i make it so that it uses java 7 instead? i have some programs that need 8 =/
Posted by emerl66 5 years ago
I think there is program in the Java directory that configures Java, although I'm not too sure about that myself.
Posted by mather5011 5 years ago
I cant enter on my launcher plz help
lolix123 5 years ago
IMPORTANT: FOR ALL THAT HAS A PROBLEM WITH MINECRAFT GOING BACK TO THE lAUNCHER, I HAVE A FIX! TRY INSTALLING JAVA 7 INSTEAD OF JAVA 8. APPARENTLY FORGE IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH JAVA 8. Sorry I used caps, but this way it will be noticed more. Java 7 download here: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/java-archive-downloads-javase7-521261.html#jre-7u67-oth-JPR (account is required).
mather5011 5 years ago
If that doesn't work, install Java 7u65 instead.
Posted by mather5011 5 years ago
An easier option is to add the small mod by LexManos, that fixes the issue, to your pack... http://www.minecraftforge.net/forum/index.php?action=thankyoupostlist;topic=24286.0;msg=123544
Posted by DiggyWig 5 years ago
I don't own a pack or anything I'm just trying to help people that couldn't get any modpack to work, although IO do appreciate the solution so thank you.
Posted by mather5011 5 years ago
MY Pack Wont work cuz it wont let me use my direct dropbox link says this "The Modpack Location you entered is not a valid location." Plz Help!!!!!
WetNoodles42209 5 years ago
Have you tried using the dl=1 parameter on the end of the link? If you don't know how then have a quick read of the 'Force a file or folder to download' section of this page... https://www.dropbox.com/en/help/201
Posted by DiggyWig 5 years ago
it wont let me do any modpacks all I want is that smartmoving superhero mod and I hit play nothing happens this new update stinks
blebe16 5 years ago
what Java version do you have?
Posted by mather5011 5 years ago
For some reason Forge has issues with Java 8 so just uninstall that and reinstall Java 7u67. It worked for me.
Posted by mather5011 5 years ago
nothing works. installed java 7 and still it stuck at some random percentage every time. tried to reinstall everything (launcher , java, and computer) nothing happens. I fucking want to play a game not to rage out loud.
EvilShlomi 5 years ago
I think that's more to do with internet traffic rather than Java if it gets stuck on the download.
Posted by mather5011 5 years ago
Is it just me or do the counters for runs and installs no longer work as of the latest update?
DiggyWig 5 years ago
Definitely not just me, confirmed the same is happening with other packs, hope this gets fixed soon.
Posted by DiggyWig 5 years ago
non of the downloads are working only the lucky block challege works
hunter88554 5 years ago
Problems not solved since first version: Copy & Cut functions are broken when the launcher is open! Pack Upate take minutes up to hours to come up in the launcher. It can't be that I update the Server an my Client's can't play on this because the update isn't promotet to the launcher...
SchubyLP 5 years ago
Btw: Unicode doesn't work. üäö are artifcats...
SchubyLP 5 years ago
i been having trouble getting mod packs to download it just doesn't want to come up i hit the url link and nothing even type the name nothing i even deleted and still nothing help please
cuboom 5 years ago
try just typing the name of the modpack in the search bar in lowercase like this: SFT Pixelmon = (type this in search bar) sft-pixelmon
Posted by treyvon9999 5 years ago
in the luancher of course
Posted by treyvon9999 5 years ago
I need help please, I cannot download any mods from the website. Wondering if anyone is willing to help?
treyvon9999 5 years ago
please
treyvon9999 5 years ago