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Tekkit 1.1.8 Is Now Recommended

Tekkit 1.1.8 is now marked Recommended in the launcher, and users will be asked to update the next time they attempt to launch Tekkit. There are a ton of key mod updates, the update to Minecraft 1.5.2, along with several new mods! We've got Project Bench, a direct drop-in replacement for the RP2 project bench, a couple new generators, Logistics Pipes, and Simple Power Storage, by Technic's sct! SPS adds a "Makeshift Energy Cell" which can be used as an early-game alternative to the Redstone Energy Cell!

The build includes the following changes:

  • Update Forge to build 737.
  • Removed the Forge transparency fix (it was too memory-heavy to have as a default in Tekkit)
  • Modular Powersuits' glow effect was disabled by default
  • Added Project Bench version 1.7.5
  • Added Atomic Science version 0.6.2.117
  • Added MFFS version 3.1.0.175
  • Added Open Peripheral version 0.1.9
  • Added Buildcraft: Logistic Pipes version 0.7.3.technic637
  • Added Simple Power Storage version 1.0.10
  • Equivalent Exchange 3 version pre1h has had a crash bug removed
  • Balkon's Weapon Mod updated to version 1.12
  • bspkrsCore updated to version 2.09
  • Buildcraft updated to version 3.7.1
  • Chicken Chunks updated to version 1.3.2.12
  • Code Chicken Core updated to version 0.8.7
  • Computer Craft updated to version 1.53
  • CoFH Core updated to version 1.5.2.5
  • CoFH OmniTools to version 3.1.6.0
  • Custom LAN Ports updated to version 1.5.2
  • Dimensional Anchors updated to version 55.0.3
  • Equivalent Exchange 3 updated to version pre1h
  • Ender Storage updated to version 1.4.2.12
  • Greg's Lighting updated to version 1.8.4
  • Immibis Core updated to version 55.1.6
  • Iron Chests updated to version 5.2.6.412
  • MineFactory Reloaded updated to version 2.6.4.975
  • Mystcraft updated to version 0.10.5.00
  • Not Enough Items updated to version 1.5.2.28
  • Nether Ores updated to version 2.1.5.75
  • Omni Tools updated to version 3.1.5.0
  • OpenCCSensors updated to version 1.5.2.0
  • PowerCrystals Core updated to version 1.1.6.107
  • Rei's Minimap updated to version 3.3_06
  • Thermal Expansion updated to version 2.4.6.0
  • Applied Energistics updated to version 12.b
  • Steve's Carts updated to version 2.0.0.a122
  • Dimensional Doors updated to version 1.4.1.194
  • Modular Powersuits updated to version 0.7.0.534
  • MPS Addons updated to version 0.2.3.144
  • Immibis Microblocks updated to version 55.0.7
  • Backpacks updated to version 1.12.13
  • Treecapitator updated to version 1.5.2.r14
  • Trade Booth updated to version 0.4.2
  • Buildcraft: Additional Pipes updated to version 2.3.1
  • Galacticraft updated to version a0.1.36.410
  • NEI Plugins updated to version 1.0.9.3

Server owners can obtain the new server file from the following link: http://mirror.technicpack.net/Technic/servers/tekkitmain/Tekkit_Server_v1.1.8.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.

Support Your Modders! Vote In The #Modjam!

The ModJam is a 4-day modding competitions where contestants try to create a simple, but complete mod in a limited period of time.  This year, 41 mods were created in 96 hours, and the ModJam team want YOU to vote on which is the best!  Lots of old favorites, such as dan200, AbrarSyed, Calclavia, and aidancbrady participated this year, but a TON of entries are from brand new modders, and the contestants in this exciting competition could use your support!

Download all of the completed mods here:  http://www.mediafire.com/download/7btly6nwm8ihri8/modjam_aug2013_submissions.zip

Then, when you've tried them all out, vote on your favorites here:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1i_PKBMKtyiKdJUrgUhDEX4egHFz_mRpDxjiTGcChagw/viewform

Enter whatever you like for your nickname, but be sure to select the options saying you didn't enter a modjam entry (contestant and community voting are kept separate).  You can ignore the Participant ID field.  Thanks for supporting new, creative mods!

Voltz 2.0.4 Is Now Recommended!

Voltz 2.0.4 is now marked Recommended in the launcher- users are advised to click the cogwheel under the Voltz icon and ensure that they are set to "always use recommended builds" from here forward. This release represents the completed 1.5.2 build for Voltz, and a return to regular updates for the modpack. 2.X Voltz maps are not comptible with 1.X Voltz maps, and servers will be required to start fresh.

Server owners can obtain the new server file from the following link: http://mirror.technicpack.net/Technic/servers/voltz/Voltz_Server_v2.0.4.zip

Server owners will want to replace all server files with the ones from the server package- all server files have changed since 1.X.

Hexxit 1.0.5 Is Now Recommended!

Hexxit 1.0.5 is now marked Recommended in the launcher, and users will be asked to update the next time they attempt to launch Hexxit. This release contains fixes to several Treecapitator issues (particularly big trees taking longer to chop down), as well as a fix to an issue which caused Shears to become some kind of crazy ultra-tool.

The build includes the following changes:

  • A number of fixes were made to the Treecapitator config file.
  • OffLawn! was updated to version 1.5.1.r02.

Server owners can obtain the new server file from the following link: http://mirror.technicpack.net/Technic/servers/hexxit/Hexxit_Server_v1.0.5.zip

Server owners will want to copy over the Treecapitator.cfg file as well as the OffLawn mod.

Hexxit 1.0.4 Is Now Recommended!

Hexxit 1.0.4 is now marked Recommended in the launcher, and users will be asked to update the next time they attempt to launch Hexxit.  This release contains a number of improvements, including crash fixes for Bibliocraft and other mods, configuration fixes for Immibis Microblocks and Treecapitator, the addition of Chest Transporter and Secret Rooms, and a new version of Dimensional Doors that includes massive optimizations. If you've previously kept Dim Doors disabled for performance concerns, we highly recommend reactivating it!

The build includes the following changes:

  • Chest Transporter version 1.1.6 was added.
  • Secret Rooms version 4.6.0.283 was added.
  • A number of configuration errors were fixed in Immibis Microblocks and Treecapitator.
  • It is no longer possible to disenchant items with Enchanting Plus.
  • Cobblestone, dirt, sand, and ender pearls were added to chest loot tables.
  • CodeChickenCore updated to version 0.8.7.3.
  • CoFHCore updated to version 1.5.2.5.
  • bspkrsCore updated to version 2.09.
  • Treecapitator updated to version 1.5.2.r14.
  • Backpacks updated to version 1.12.13.
  • Tinkers Construct updated to version 1.4.0.
  • Bibliocraft updated to version 1.3.3.
  • Chococraft updated to version 2.8.8.
  • Enchanting Plus updated to version 1.15.4.
  • Dimensional Doors updated to version 1.4.1.194.
  • Natura updated to version 2.1.2.
  • Falling Meteors was updated to version 2.10.2a.
  • Immibis Core was updated to version 55.1.6.
  • Immibis' Microblocks was updated to version 55.0.7.
  • Artifice was updated to version 1.1.2.142.

Server owners can obtain the new server file from the following link: http://mirror.technicpack.net/Technic/servers/hexxit/Hexxit_Server_v1.0.4.zip

Server owners will want to copy over the entire config, mods, and coremods folders where possible.