Technic Blog

Tekkit has been released!

We have Liftoff! Tekkit has launched into a new era, and with it a new frontiers to explore! Dimensions, pockets and planets, it’s all there for you and your friends to exploit and conquer. 

Tekkit Lite Updated to 0.6.5

Tekkit Lite 0.6.5, the final Tekkit Lite update for 1.4.7, has been promoted to recommended in the launcher.  In addition to the large number of mod updates that accompanied 0.6.2, two configuration fixes were added:

  • Nether Ores will now properly spawn in the nether.
  • Applied Energistics recipes will no longer require Buildcraft chipsets.

All of these changes can be viewed in the Changelog at

The latest server is available at


EDIT: This article was previously for the release of Tekkit 0.6.4- after release, we discovered that a version inconsistency in Chicken Bones' mods was causing crashes for many users, and released 0.6.5, which rolls back several Chicken Bones mods, to remedy the issue.

Big Dig Has Been Removed From the Platform

Hello, this is your friendly reminder that Big Dig is transitioning to become an official Technic modpack.  Today, we moved along that transition by removing Big Dig from the searchable list of Platform modpacks.  Your new landing page for all things Big Dig can now be found at the following link:

For those of you who are still playing the platform version of Big Dig, I hope this will be the kick in the pants you need to transition over to the official version immediately.  All that you need to do to make that happen is copy your saves and servers.dat from your .technic\big-dig-pack folder to your .technic\bigdig folder.  A link to the Big Dig official server can be found on the official page linked above.

Platform Down Time And You: It's Your Fault (probably)


Platform is a massive smash hit success WAY beyond what we initially anticipated. This is why when the weekend rolls around it collapses under the weight of everyone and their mom getting a sweet piece of this Platform action. Thanks to everyone for exploring the potential of Minecraft and making the entire modding community a better place, even if there are literally millions of you that always seem to want to show your appreciation at the same time on Saturday. 

To that end we have some dramatic changes about how Platform, Solder and the Forums operate. We hope this up-down-wait-its-up-welp-down-again will be crushed soon. Thank you for bearing with us.

PowerCrystal's upcoming RedNet: First Look

There is a good chance that quite a lot of you will be getting down and dirty with Mine Factory Reloaded in the very near future, specifically because powercrystals has been hard at work with RedNet, and when you see it in action you'll appreciate why.