Technic Blog

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

Hi.

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

Hi. 
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.

Big Dig Updated to 1.2.2

 

A new minor version for Big Dig has been released and promoted to recommended- this latest version has the following changes:
 
 - Liquid Metals has been updated to version 0.1.18.
 - Applied Energistics has been updated to version 9.i.
 - With the help of fred4106, I've implemented a workaround that should cause Liquid Metals to interact properly with all supported metals.
 
The new server version can be downloaded here: http://mirror.technicpack.net/Technic/servers/bigdig/BigDigServer-v1.2.2.zip 
 
This should be the final Big Dig update before we move over to 1.5.1.

Big Dig is now an official Technic modpack!

Good news everyone! Big Dig is now an official Technic modpack. What does this mean for you? It means that the Technic Launcher will now feature Big Dig automatically by default without having to input a Platform URL.

CanVox has put in a ton of effort putting together Big Dig and it has shown. It has consistently been the top Platform pack since launch and continues to thrive. The only downside is that he had to pay out of pocket for all the bandwidth he was using, and it was a lot of bandwidth. Having Big Dig as an official Technic modpack allows us to provide the files from our main mirror.

Big Dig will soon have its own official modpack page featured under "Our Modpacks" as well. This will include an always up-to-date list of all the mods included in Big Dig as well as links to the server files. We will also soon be adding a new area for Big Dig on our donations page.

We hope you continue to enjoy Big Dig. CanVox will still be maintaining the pack but now as an official Technic staff member. So welcome aboard!

Updates on Platform/Launcher Optimizations

You may have noticed slowdowns in some of our systems in the past couple days. This becomes especially apparent during the weekends when there is the higest number of people visiting the Platform and using the launcher. Due to the absolute incredible response the Platform has recieved we are getting way more traffic than we ever anticipated. This post is just to let you know we are working day in and day out to resolve any issues you may experience while using the site.

Since the platforms launch there have been over 200,00custom modpack installs and over 600,000 custom modpack runs. That's insane! On top of that there is already over 50,000 users registered on the Platform and well over 20,000 custom modpacks. The amount of stress our servers are experiecing because of all of this is pretty intense. We are constantly optimizing and adjusting our code to make it as effecient as possible.

So, bear with us please! We are doing everything we can to make the site and launcher quick and snappy as it should be. Thanks!