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A Brief Note About Recent Tekkit Lite Crashes

Hello,

Some of you may have noticed that in the past day or so, Tekkit Lite has begun crashing, both in SSP and on servers.  We have investigated these issues and come to the conclusion that they are the result of a bug in Industrial Craft 2.  IC2 added a Halloween event sometime last year, which currently has a crash bug.  This crash bug was not fixed until this past June, so no fix is available for 1.4.7 versions of IC2, and there is no config option to disable the event.  Ordinarily, serious-but-simple bugs in unsupported mod versions like this could be fixed by working with the mod author to get permissions to allow CanVox to crack & fix the outdated version of a mod, but since IC2 is one of a handful of mods with anti-tampering measures, a real fix is not possible (incidentally, this is a major reason why we have never supported these anti-tampering measures).  

As a result, we can only ask that you weather this storm by using the following workaround: switching your server or game to peaceful mode will prevent the Halloween event mobs from spawning.  You can also try to forward your (or your server's) system clock past the Halloween event.  We're not certain at this time how long the event continues for, but we assume that it ends either November 1st, or shortly afterward.  Thank you for your patience.

Hexxit 1.0.10 Is Now Recommended

Hexxit 1.0.10 is now marked Recommended in the launcher, and users will be asked to update the next time they attempt to launch Hexxit. This is a minor version update over 1.0.7- we've updated Better Storage, Artifice, Natura, and Tinkers Construct, added qCraft, and fixed a minor configuration issue.

The build includes the following changes:

  • Added qCraft 1.0.1. New quantum ore generated at lower depths (even on existing maps). See www.qcraft.org for more info.
  • Updated Better Storage to version 0.6.2.23-hotfix2.
  • Updated Artifice to version 1.1.2.182.
  • Updated Natura to version 2.1.5.1.
  • Updated Tinkers Construct to version 1.4.3.
  • Removed a broken axe item from Battle Towers loot.

Server owners can obtain the new server file from the following link: http://mirror.technicpack.net/Technic/servers/hexxit/Hexxit_Server_v1.0.10.zip

Technic Will Be At Minecon

Hi.

CanVox, Olloth, sct and I, Kakermix, will be at Minecon this coming weekend, November 2nd and 3rd. We will also be on the panel "Bringing Modding to the Masses" at 3:40 PM on Sunday, along with our friends at Feed The Beast. 

If you are going to be at Minecon this weekend be sure to keep a look out for four idiots wearing Technic shirts and come say hi!

Tekkit 1.1.10 is Now Recommended

Tekkit 1.1.10 is now marked Recommended in the launcher, and users will be asked to update the next time they attempt to launch Tekkit. This is a minor version update over 1.1.8- we've updated Applied Energistics and added QuantumCraft.

The build includes the following changes:

  • Added qCraft 1.0.1. New quantum ore generated at lower depths, even on existing maps. See www.qcraft.org for more info.
  • Updated Applied Energistics to version 13.c.
  • The server package now comes pre-packaged with FML satellite libs to reduce server load for our friends at Forge.

Server owners can obtain the new server file from the following link: http://mirror.technicpack.net/Technic/servers/tekkitmain/Tekkit_Server_v1.1.10.zip

Server owners will want to replace the mods, coremods, and config folders entirely, as well as the minecraft_server.jar and Tekkit.jar files.

1.6+ Support is Now Available

Tekkit Classic is now fixed! Due to the way we resolved the issue it also fixed compatibility for Hack/Mine and YogBox so both of these modpacks will be returning to the launcher. We apologize for the time you were unable to play your favorite modpacks today. Thank you for being patient and letting us get everything working!

Today we are happy to announce that 1.6 support is now live and pushed to the recommended launcher stream. What does this mean for you? Next time you start up your launcher it will update itself and provide full 1.6+ support. Olloth has worked very hard on this new version of the launcher and made sure to get it working and out to you guys before he heads off to Amazon.

Even though it may not look like it, 90% of the launcher has been completely rewritten from scratch. You will notice large improvements in speed. As an example, extracting modpacks should be much faster and no longer grind your computer to a halt. There were also some changes to the way pack information is stored, so when you first start the new launcher your old information will be migrated into the new storage system. As always, if you have any issues with the new launcher please do not hesistate to file a bug report on our forums.

With this update we are also going to be retiring two modpacks from our official lineup. Those packs are YogBox and Hack/Mine. Neither of these packs are compatible with the new launcher. In order to provide support for 1.6 and future versions of Minecraft we had to remove these packs from the launcher. It's possible Hack/Mine may return in the future.

EDIT:

We have resolved the issue with Tekkit Classic and the new launcher. YogBox and Hack/Mine have also returned. Any issues that remain should be minor but will be taken care of. As it stands now however, your Tekkit Classic games should be A-OK.