Technic Blog

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.

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: 
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!