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Technic Launcher Build #395 Now Stable

The Technic Launcher, build #395 has now been marked at stable. Users will automatically download the new version the next time they start the launcher.

Release notes since Build #390:

  • The Attack of the B-Team running man has been removed from the launcher.
  • Logging out and manually back in to the same remembered user will no longer break the user's Mojang login session token.
  • Pack resources for some official Technic packs will no longer fail to refresh when they are downloaded after startup.
  • The modpack\Flan folder will now get wiped of mods as part of the version update and reset process, along with the mods and coremods folders.
  • Added some Technic donor API support to the launcher.

Attack of the B-Team 1.0.2 Now Available & Recommended!

We have just released Attack of the B-Team 1.0.2 to the general public, bringing our 7-day charity event to a close.  And what an event it was!  We thought that the giving would peter out on Sunday morning, but we had generous donors giving to Child's Play right up until the end!  In the end, you raised $22,541 for Child's Play! As a point of comparison, Desert Bus for Hope raised $22,805 their first year, so you're in great company!  We just can't thank you enough for your generosity and kindness- we've always known that the Minecraft community is an impressively generous group of players, and you've proved it beyond any doubt.

Just one minor bit of housekeeping as we close out here- 1.0.2 is an improvement on the 1.0.1 version which was live during Early Access, and donors will be prompted to update to it the next time they run Attack of the B-Team.  

The build includes the following changes:

  • The Chisel recipe no longer conflicts with the knife recipe from Mr. Crayfish's Furniture Mod.
  • We've attempted to address a Concurrent Modification Exception in Tropicraft.
  • Keybinds have been rearranged to ensure that H launches the hats menu correctly. Users who use custom keybinds will unfortunately have to rebind their keys.
  • It is now once again possible to craft Small Iron Body items in Flan's Titan Pack.
  • Minecraft Minions has been updated to version 1.7.9. This should address several crash issues with minions dying or unloading. For all 1.7.9 bugfixes, dismiss and then re-summon your minions!
  • Carpenter's Blocks has been updated to version 2.0.2. This should address several crash issues.
  • Artifice has been updated to version 1.1.3.243. This should address a few crash issues and an issue in which upgrades provided the wrong bonus.
  • Necromancy has been updated to version 1.4c.8. This should address an issue in which the creative mode texture was missing.
  • Fossils & Archaeology: Re-Ported has been updated to version 1.0.3. This should address an issue in which shift-clicking in F&A machines crashed the client, and another in which certain AI activities crashed the server.

Server owners can obtain the new server file from the following link: http://mirror.technicpack.net/Technic/servers/bteam/BTeam_Server_v1.0.2.zip

Server owners who have an existing 1.0.1 server only need to replace the config folder, as well as the mods: Minions, Carpenter's Blocks, Fossils & Archaeology: Re-Ported, Necromancy, Artifice, and Chisel (Chisel has been renamed to zChisel, so be sure to replace it properly).

Attack of the B-Team: After-Action Report

Good evening, everyone!  Tonight we are happy to report that today's 5 hour livestream was a stunning success!  During the all-too-brief hangout with generikb, BDoubleO100, ChimneySwift, Keralis, and Glis, our total donations increased by 50%!

We're still coasting on the B-Team bump we just received, which means that total donations to Child's Play is only a few hundred dollars away from the incredible figure of $15,000!  So, if you haven't donated yet but were inspired by today's livestream, or if you've donated already but are feeling extra charitable, head over to http://www.technicpack.net/attack-of-the-bteam and bring a little joy to some sick children!  Let's show everyone just how generous the Minecraft community can be!

We'd also like to again remind you that if you've donated but do not see Attack of the B-Team in your Technic Launcher, head over to http://donate.technicpack.net/ to check your donor status and fill out a form if your donations aren't hooked up correctly to get that situation fixed and get yourself into the game!

 

Attack of the B-Team: Livestream Beginning

The entire pre-launch event has all lead up to this!  $9,800 in donations, 1,350 donors, but we have not even begun to charity!  The livestream events are beginning right now, so tune in and watch the B-Team try out this new pack!  

Or try it out yourself, because Early Access has officially begun!!

Generikb's stream: http://www.twitch.tv/generikb/

BDoubleO100's stream: http://www.twitch.tv/bdoubleo

Glis's stream: http://www.twitch.tv/glis6

Tune in to the stream of your choice, and enjoy!

Attack of the B-Team: Important Early Access Notice!!

Good evening, everyone!  As we all know, Mad Science sometimes has catastrophes that take place, and today we discovered that our own experimentation with the laws of Charity physics may have a tiny issue.

We discovered today that Child's Play's servers have been dropping Minecraft usernames with underscores in them (for instance, Can_Vox would have been dropped).  Earlier today we rolled out a fix to the donation system to let NEW underscore donors get Early Access, but if you'd already donated at that time, you won't be able to play tomorrow afternoon!

But worry not, there is a solution!  Go to http://donate.technicpack.net/ - we've added a place for you to verify that your Minecraft user has early access, and if your user does NOT have access, the site will link you to a form you can fill out so that we can GIVE you early access!  This only applies to people who've donated $5 or more to Child's Play!  If you haven't donated, you can get Early Access by doing so!

So if you've donated, head over to http://donate.technicpack.net/ RIGHT NOW and get the ball rolling on your Early Access!  Hopefully we can get all this trouble cleared up by pack launch and it will be like none of this ever happened.

P.S. For some this might not be an option, but if you don't want to wait for us to approve your donation fix, you can always donate 5 more dollars to charity, we promise it will work this time!