• published the article Final Release of Infinity Evolved and 1.8.9 Development

    Greetings and welcome to the new FTB Newsletter! This issue will only be a brief overview of some pertinent material, but over the next few weeks, we will begin to publish a more formal newsletter. This will be a streamlined way for us to deliver important FTB news and information such as update announcements, community events, and various other things that may be of interest to you.

     

    • FTB Infinity Evolved version 2.3.5 - This will be the final major update for the pack except for any minor bug fixes that may eventually become necessary.

     

    • FTB Unstable version 3.x.x - This exciting, new modpack is being used as a testing platform for exploring modding in future 1.8.9 packs. As such, users should be aware that support for this pack will be very limited. Updates will be occurring almost on a daily basis, and worlds may occasionally need to be reset as new content becomes available.

     

    In summary, you can expect to see a more formal newsletter keeping you up-to-date on important FTB related information. For now, just be aware that FTB Infinity Evolved is finalized and will be receiving no more new updates, and FTB Unstable is a cutting edge pack for testing mods in a 1.8.9 environment that will be updated almost every day, but as such, it will provide little to no tech support, and your world may need to be reset on occasion. That being said, 2016 is going to be an exciting year for the FTB Team, and we can’t wait to share it with you!


    Due to inherent instabilities in the current developer version of Tinkers Construct in the FTB Unstable pack, we have made the decision to remove the mod until an update is released. We apologise for any inconveniences this may cause; however, as stated with the Unstable pack, situations like this do crop up from time to time. Tinkers Construct will return to Unstable in the near future.

    Posted in: Final Release of Infinity Evolved and 1.8.9 Development
  • published the article Final Release of Infinity Evolved and 1.8.9 Development

    Greetings and welcome to the new FTB Newsletter! This issue will only be a brief overview of some pertinent material, but over the next few weeks, we will begin to publish a more formal newsletter. This will be a streamlined way for us to deliver important FTB news and information such as update announcements, community events, and various other things that may be of interest to you.

     

    • FTB Infinity Evolved version 2.3.5 - This will be the final major update for the pack except for any minor bug fixes that may eventually become necessary.

     

    • FTB Unstable version 3.x.x - This exciting, new modpack is being used as a testing platform for exploring modding in future 1.8.9 packs. As such, users should be aware that support for this pack will be very limited. Updates will be occurring almost on a daily basis, and worlds may occasionally need to be reset as new content becomes available.

     

    In summary, you can expect to see a more formal newsletter keeping you up-to-date on important FTB related information. For now, just be aware that FTB Infinity Evolved is finalized and will be receiving no more new updates, and FTB Unstable is a cutting edge pack for testing mods in a 1.8.9 environment that will be updated almost every day, but as such, it will provide little to no tech support, and your world may need to be reset on occasion. That being said, 2016 is going to be an exciting year for the FTB Team, and we can’t wait to share it with you!


    Due to inherent instabilities in the current developer version of Tinkers Construct in the FTB Unstable pack, we have made the decision to remove the mod until an update is released. We apologise for any inconveniences this may cause; however, as stated with the Unstable pack, situations like this do crop up from time to time. Tinkers Construct will return to Unstable in the near future.

    Posted in: Final Release of Infinity Evolved and 1.8.9 Development
  • published the article FTB News | Dec 28th 2015

    First and foremost, Happy Holidays from the FTB Team!

    Infinity Evolved 2.3.0 Beta is now live! Changelogs & Server Files

    FTB Presents Direwolf20 1.10.0 Beta is now live! Changelogs & Server Files

    As of this time we are locking all 1.7.10 modpacks with the exception of Infinity Evolved. We will push hotfixes for major crashes or major mod updates as we see needed for the locked 1.7.10 packs if they arise. With the majority of the community actively updating their content to 1.8.x initial work has begun on new FTB modpacks. As soon as we have enough stable content for 1.8.x we will begin the process of building and testing our first set of modpacks.

    As of this time we plan to have Infinity 1.8 be one of our first modpacks in 1.8.x, and we already have plans to expand on the hugely successful “Expert Mode” within a couple months of the initial public release of Infinity 1.8.

    -FTB Team

    Posted in: FTB News | Dec 28th 2015
  • published the article FTB News | Dec 28th 2015

    First and foremost, Happy Holidays from the FTB Team!

    Infinity Evolved 2.3.0 Beta is now live! Changelogs & Server Files

    FTB Presents Direwolf20 1.10.0 Beta is now live! Changelogs & Server Files

    As of this time we are locking all 1.7.10 modpacks with the exception of Infinity Evolved. We will push hotfixes for major crashes or major mod updates as we see needed for the locked 1.7.10 packs if they arise. With the majority of the community actively updating their content to 1.8.x initial work has begun on new FTB modpacks. As soon as we have enough stable content for 1.8.x we will begin the process of building and testing our first set of modpacks.

    As of this time we plan to have Infinity 1.8 be one of our first modpacks in 1.8.x, and we already have plans to expand on the hugely successful “Expert Mode” within a couple months of the initial public release of Infinity 1.8.

    -FTB Team

    Posted in: FTB News | Dec 28th 2015
  • published the article FTB News Nov 7th 2015 | FTB Page on Curse | Pack Updates | Third Party Packs

    This week the FTB page came to Curse Voice alpha. A one stop place where you can get all of your FTB news, links to...read more

    Posted in: FTB News Nov 7th 2015 | FTB Page on Curse | Pack Updates | Third Party Packs
  • published the article FTB News Nov 7th 2015 | FTB Page on Curse | Pack Updates | Third Party Packs

    This week the FTB page came to Curse Voice alpha. A one stop place where you can get all of your FTB news, links to all the FTB sites, directly from the client. We are very excited to have these new options available to all Curse Voice users. This should appear on beta mid next week.



    First Week of Infinity Evolved
    Today it has been one week since the release of FTB Infinity Evolved. We have seen some great builds and have had some great feedback on the new mods and pack modes. So how have you been doing in the pack? We love to see all of your builds and progress! Tweet @FTB_team with your progress.

    Pack updates:
    Today there were also updates to Cloud9, Vanilla+, Lite 3 and Direwolf20. These updates are public beta and will be moved to release if no major bugs are found in a week.


    Default Third Party Packs:
    Galactic Science has been added as a new default pack under the third party tab on the launcher.


    To keep the content on the launcher fresh, we're going to be featuring a new pack once a month. In conjunction we will also retire older packs at the same time. We want to keep the list fairly short so you don't have to scroll to get to your custom packs. This month we've got a bit of catching up to do, so all the following packs will be moved to the adjacent codes.

    • Pathfinder : toboldlygo
    • Blast Off! : BlastOff
    • Material Energy^4 : ME4
    • TolkienCraft II : tolkienadv2
    • Running Red 2: Vampire Money : vampire
    • The Dark Trilogy : darktrilogy
    • Material Energy^3 : ME3
    • Test Pack Please Ignore : MegaSharkPunch
    • Running Red : blood
    • EPiCCRAFT : 5543211
    • BloodNBones : bloodnbones
    • Magic Farm 2:Adventures in Technology : magicfarm2


    If you are playing one of these packs, the launcher will automatically add the code for you.

    Posted in: FTB News Nov 7th 2015 | FTB Page on Curse | Pack Updates | Third Party Packs
  • published the article Development Blog | Nov 5th 2015
    • Infinity Evolved 2.1.0 Public Beta now live! Please always backup worlds before upgrading to betas.  Changelogs & Server File
    • Feed The Beast page in Curse Voice comes to Alpha!
    Posted in: Development Blog | Nov 5th 2015
  • published the article Announcing FTB Infinity Evolved, FTB Tweaks and FTB Utilities

    FTB Infinity Evolved is our first evolution of bringing a whole new way of playing our mod packs....read more

    Posted in: Announcing FTB Infinity Evolved, FTB Tweaks and FTB Utilities
  • published the article Announcing FTB Infinity Evolved, FTB Tweaks, and FTB Utilities.

     

    What is FTB Infinity Evolved?

     

    FTB Infinity Evolved is our first evolution of bringing a whole new way of playing our mod packs. Your normal FTB Infinity worlds will remain exactly how they are now, however a simple command entered by you on a single player world or your admin on a multi-player server will introduce a huge change to the recipes of the various items. Our goal here is to create a pack that will extend your gameplay without introducing massive amounts of grind.

     

    How do we do this?

     

    We have taken a long hard look at the items that all the mods introduce to FTB Infinity and look at their relative strengths. In the tech tree, we have locked the most powerful items (Like Applied Energistics sorting systems) behind gates unlocked by progressing through other mods. On top of this, we have changed up the recipes of a lot of your favorite items by bringing in ingredients from other mods. For example the Basic Machine Frame needed for most Thermal Expansion machines requires parts built with Tinkers Construct, Forestry, Buildcraft, and Railcraft.

     



    So our goal here is not to force you to grind, it is more to encourage people to build more infrastructure just like the FTB Maps of old.

     

    So lots of more complex recipes, is that it?

     

    No! On top of this we are introducing 2 new custom made mods into FTB Infinity, FTB Tweaks and FTB Utilities.

     

        

     

    FTB Tweaks is a very simple mod that introduces the concept of game modes. This allows you to set up multiple minetweaker profiles and switch between them on the fly, giving the ability to switch game modes without a server restart.

     

    FTB Utilities adds a ton of new awesome features, all nested within a easy to use in game GUI.



    • Guide system - Introduces a very basic way to write game guides that can be used in game. These can be written offline in plain text and imported into your client. This will allow anyone to write guides that can be used in game as tutorials etc.

    • Friends system - Self explanatory, it's an in game friends system that is used for various other features
    • Chunk Claiming -  Players will now be able to claim chunks preventing anyone but themselves and/or their friends from building or breaking blocks in that chunk. This is limited via config options.

    • Backup system - Backup your worlds on a regular basis.
    • Auto-restart timer - One of the best ways to maintain your server is regular restarts, this allows admins to automate the process.
    • World  borders. Allows admins to effectively limit the size of any worlds with a 1.8 minecraft like border. Borders can have custom position (default to 0,0) and size per-dimension

    • Inventory viewer - This command will allow admins to access any player's inventory at any time online and easily add or remove items. Supports Baubles. (Personal note, this command is amazing)
    • Warps (/setwarp [ID], /warp [ID]) - Players can teleport to any location/dimension set by server admins
    • Config reloading with “/admin reload”
    • FriendsGUI where you can see misc stats of users - Total play time, deaths, first time joined, last time seen etc.

    • Safe spawn from mobs / Spawn PVP - Hostile mobs in spawn area won’t spawn and won’t be able to attack you. SpawnPVP blocks other players from attacking you.
    • MOTD & rules link on player login - Self Explanatory
    • Starting items - Want your players to have a set of tools or items when they first join the server, (Items are set in server config, in format “minecraft:item_id size damage”)
    • Chat links - When someone posts a link in chat and it’s not clickable, FTBU prints “[Link]” that you can click from chat window.
    • Json configs (Can be edited with “/admin config”)
    • /math
    • Badges - Now you can make and add custom badges to players that are playing on your server.

     

    Coming Soon...

     

    • Powerful new chunk loading system - Adding controlled chunk loading to the chunk claiming system.
    • Player Ranking System - Adds a ranking system that will allow server admins to give players and groups different permissions (allowing admins to create groups where they can give different groups/players access to all the different commands in the game / have different claim limits)
    • Offline Messaging -  Leave a message for offline players, that they will receive when they next log in. You can also send items to players using this method.
    • Trading system - Adds a GUI into the friends system where you can create requests for items you need and what items they are willing to give in exchange.
    • The ability to reset your spawn using a bed at any time.
    • All server commands will be moved into a GUI based system.

     

    Summary

     

    To summarise, this pack isn’t just about forcing people to use Industrial Craft 2 or give people a long grindy style mod pack. Our goal is more to add a new dimension to the gameplay of not just FTB Infinity, but also other mod packs in the future. We also want to be able to help provide everyone these tools to do the same thing to all of your awesome mod packs.

     

    We are all very excited about the new Hard mode in Infinity and we can't wait for you to all get a chance to take a proper look at it. Long term, we are already making plans to expand on these idea even further so we can continue to bring the community fantastic mod packs in 2016 and onwards.

    Posted in: Announcing FTB Infinity Evolved, FTB Tweaks, and FTB Utilities.
  • published the article FTB News - 3 Oct 2015

    FTB One Infinity Hard Mode:


    The FTB One Infinity Hard Mode celebrations continue through this weekend! Like the previous five days, we’ll be linking to streams and recorded videos created by some of the players on FTB One. If you’re interested in getting a good sneak peak at Infinity 2.0.0. before it’s release later this fall, be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest broadcasts.


    For the full player list, as well as a full description of the event, click here.


    FTB Trials – Episode 1 Submissions Closed:


    Just a reminder that October 1st was the entry deadline for the Trials online tournament! Over the next few days, we’ll be reviewing the entries and posting up the final results.


    Stay tuned!


    New Listed Pack : Banished


    We’re also happy to announce that we’ve added another listed pack to our Third Party tab on our launcher. Please welcome DrasticDemise’s Banished, everyone!


    Banished is a magic-themed, HQM-powered, dark fantasy modpack. As you explore a twisting world of infinite caverns and all-consuming darkness, players can build up resources and increase their chance of survival with powerful tools and weapons. The pack also features a robust progression tree with a strong Aura Cascade backbone and core gameplay mechanics tied to HQM’s Reputation system.


    Banished is currently listed on the FTB Launcher in the Third Party tab as well as on Curse Voice. You can learn more about Banished in DrasticDemise’s forum topic here.

    New Staff, New Website, and More


    We’ve got some additional exciting news: our family is growing and things are changing! Here's a quick word from FTB Founder slowpoke101:


    I am happy to announce that Rajecent from the Weallplaycast team has join the FTB Team taking on the role of Community Manager. Raj is going to be working with myself and the rest of the Core Team to continue to develop our upcoming Content Creator Program as well as various other responsibilities. Raj brings a lot of awesome qualities with him including his experience and knowledge of both the Youtube and Streamer communities along with his personal background which will help us as we move forwards over the next 12 months as we begin the preparations to move all of the FTB Packs over to the Curse Client and start the process of retiring the FTB Launcher.


    This leads me nicely into the new front page at www.feed-the-beast.com. Originally our plan was to move the forums over to a new web domain over on the Curse site, however our plan now is to keep the website atwww.feed-the-beast.com. We have now moved over to the new front page that begins the process of integrating our forums over on to the Curse backend. Whilst there will be a few teething troubles at the beginning, this move is going to provide us with access to new tools and will evolve over the coming 12 months. We still plan to move over to new forum software in the future, however we still need to make sure that before we move the new software is going to be of an acceptable standard before making the move. There is no current ETA for this move and we will release more details as we have them.


    Finally for those of you that haven't had a chance to try it, you can now download the latest version of the Curse Voice client, directly from the front page. Whilst there are still a few features missing such as an offline mode and server files, the reports we have had back from the members of the community that have used the Client are mostly favorable with a lot of people recording noticeable increases in performance of Minecraft over the FTB launcher.


    We are still not quite ready to have the Curse Voice client be our recommended method of installation for any of the operating systems, however Windows is starting to get very close now and Mac should not be too far behind. For those that missed the Town Hall Q&A with Kaelten from Curse, with regards to Linux, a possible solution has been found and is being looked at, however it is still a bit too early to confirm what the actual method will be for the distribution of modpacks on Linux at this moment, again we will keep everyone updated as we get any new information.

    Posted in: FTB News - 3 Oct 2015