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Important Voltz 3.1.1 update information. Please read!

Voltz 3.1.1 has a bug involving grief protection on SMP servers.  The impact on single-player experience should be minimal.

We are maintaining 3.1.1 as the recommended build for the time being, until it's clear whether a timely fix will become available; if not, we'll be rolling the recommended build back to 2.0.4.  

In the meantime you can manually select 2.0.4 by selecting the small gear under the Voltz modpack icon, choose "Manually select a build", and pick 2.0.4 from the drop down menu as illustrated below:

Voltz 3.1.1 is being promoted to RECOMMENDED build today!

The newest update for Voltz, 3.1.1, will be promoted to RECOMMENDED shortly.
Sadly, this is almost certainly going to necessitate a COMPLETE WIPE of your existing Voltz worlds!  TAKE BACKUPS BEFORE YOU UPGRADE!
Calclavia has provided a new list of mods to include in this Voltz release.  Please note that Mekanism has been removed from the pack.  However, many mods have been added and updated:  Buildcraft, Extra Utilities, Forestry, Galacticraft, Mad Science, OpenComponents, Open Computers, Project Red, Railcraft, and Thermal Expansion (among others.)  Also, the existing Calclavia mods have seen many exciting changes!
Please note there is a hard Java 7 requirement on this pack.  If you get an error NoClassDefFoundError: java/lang/ReflectiveOperationException then you're not running Java 7.
See this Technic post for information on how to upgrade to Java 7.
The server is available here.
For a complete list of mods, view the announcement in the Voltz forum here.
There is NO UPGRADE PATH from previous versions!  Don't expect to import your existing worlds, MAKE BACKUPS BEFORE YOU DEPLOY THIS NEW VERSION.

Minecraft 1.7.9 and 1.7.10 Now Available For Modpack Creation

This is just a heads-up, since we've taken so long to get around to it.  The platform, launcher, and solder should now support Minecraft 1.7.9 and 1.7.10 packs.  No action is required on your behalf, those Minecraft versions should appear anywhere Minecraft versions are selected.  Due to a sorting issue, 1.7.10 will not show up near the top, but further down the list.  We're investigating this issue currently.  Have fun!

Attack of the B-Team 1.0.12a is now Recommended

Attack of the B-Team 1.0.12a is now marked Recommended in the launcher, and users will be asked to update the next time they attempt to launch B-Team. This is a large update over 1.0.10b, and includes a number of mod updates.

The build includes the following changes:

  • Witchery logs, planks, and leaves can now be cut into multiblocks
  • Village spawns have been disabled in order to bypass a chunk-corruption issue with Biomes o' Plenty
  • OpenEye version 0.6 has been added
  • Not Enough Codecs version 0.1 has been added. This should fix most radio stations in Open Blocks
  • World of Dinos has been updated to version 1.1. Dinos should no longer crowd out Tropicraft spawns
  • MineFactory Reloaded has been updated from version 2.7.6 to version 2.7.9
  • Advanced Genetics has been updated from version 1.4.1 to version 1.4.3
  • Better Storage has been updated from version to version
  • Carpenter Blocks has been updated from version 2.0.6 to version 2.1.0
  • CoFHCore has been updated from version to version
  • Food Plus has been updated from version 2.7pre to version 2.8pre4
  • Furnituremod has been updated from version 3.2.9 to version 3.3.3
  • Galacticraft has been updated from version to version
  • Hats has been updated from version 2.1.4 to version 2.1.8
  • Open Mods Lib has been updated from version 0.4 to version 0.5.1
  • Open Blocks has been updated from version 1.2.7 to version 1.2.9
  • Tinkers Mechworks has been updated from version to version 0.1.6
  • Necromancy has been updated from version 1.4c.9 to version 1.5
  • Sync has been updated from version 2.1.1 to version 2.2.2
  • Tinkers Construct has been updated from version 1.5.4d4 to version
  • Thermal Expansion has been updated from version to version
  • Tropicraft has been updated from version 5.1.6 to version 5.1.7
  • Waila has been updated from version 1.5.1a to version 1.5.2a
  • Witchery has been updated from version 0.16.3 to version 0.19.2

Server owners can obtain the new server file from the following link:

Due to the number of changes, we recommend server owners update all mods and config files.

Tekkit 1.2.9e promoted as RECOMMENDED build

Tekkit 1.2.9e has been promoted to RECOMMENDED.  The forum post for 1.2.9d is here.
The server for 1.2.9e is available here.
This update only includes a fix for request pipe crashes.
Please verify your launcher is set to always use recommended build to upgrade to this version.
New and updated mods in this release:
- Logistics Pipes
You will see alerts about mismatched and/or missing items when you load a world or start your server; this is unavoidable and should have no impact on in-game structures and builds, although taking a backup is HIGHLY recommended.