Technic Blog

Post-Minecon Synopsis & What's Next!

Well, we are all home safe from Minecon and let me just start by saying it was incredible. Being able to meet all of ours fans in person was truly an enlightening experience. Every day we know that what we do is something that millions of people enjoy, but to see the direct result of that in person really just focuses and motivates us to continue to produce better content for the players.

To anyone and everyone that thanked us there for what we do, thank YOU for continuing to support us. We will not let you down!

For those of you that may have not known, or maybe missed it, we were on the panel "Bringing Modding to the Masses." You can watch a recording of it here.

We understand that a lot of you were probably hoping for more information about the future of Technic or what is coming next. Sadly we were not given much time pre-Q&A to really get to explain anything beyond what we do and our panel time itself was only 40 minutes. Do not worry though, we will soon be revealing that information anyways.

In the near-future we will start pulling back the covers on some of the systems we have been working day and night to put into place for you guys. Lots of improvements and changes are coming to the Platform and the Launcher and I am super excited to start showing it off.

Again though, thank you to everyone who continues to support us. You make what we do worth it.

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versions like this could be fixed by working with the mod author to get permissions to allow CanVox to crack & fix the outdated version of a mod, but since IC2 is one of a handful of mods with anti-tampering measures, a real fix is not possible (incidentally, this is a major reason why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.