Feed the Beast

The official forums for the Feed the Beast modpack and launcher.

Welcome to the Official FTB Newsletter. In today's issue, we have information about two new FTB team members, our upcoming event at PAX South, and some details about FTB and third-party packs. We'd also like to spotlight two mods as well as some new Youtube content featuring the Unstable pack. Finally, we're announcing the new FTB Build Competition.

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.
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
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.

FTB on Curse Voice:
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....
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Short news? Nah, BIG news!

Infinity Hard Mode - Announcement

We’ve got some exciting news, players. After over a month of closed testing and fine tweaking (and many more of development), the release date of Hard Mode is drawing ever near! Many of you have watched our FTBOne players battle their way up and down various progression trees, but now it’s almost time to experience the challenge yourselves.

Prepare yourselves!

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FTB Infinity Evolved, originally titled Hard Mode, will be launching on October 30th at 12:00PM PST. The update to Infinity will be available on Curse as well as the FTB Launcher and will be togglable upon launch. We’ll be continuing to promote our FTBOne players and sharing behind-the-scenes work on our social media accounts leading up to the release. Be sure to follow the @FTB_Team Twitter for more content!
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...
Hello hello!

There's been some rumblings afoot – a server somewhere, somehow, got ahold of Infinity 2.0.0, also known as Infinity Hard Mode! Gasp!

This magical server, full of equally magical individuals, is known as FTB One, the Feed The Beast team’s not-so-secret private rig. In celebration of Hard Mode’s upcoming release, we’ve teamed up with some visual creators in the community to bring a bundle of streams and videos right to the Internet equivalent of your doorstep. Season 2 of FTB One has just begun, and these folks have a whole server of surprises to enjoy! For those interested in Hard Mode themselves, consider this as a hefty sneak peak!

Below is list of participants who’ll be (attempting to) survive:

FTBOne Season 2 | Infinity Hard-Mode

Streamers (Twitch)


OfficialFeedTheBeast
Slowpoke101
WeAllPlayCast
Wyld
tfox83
MrFlamegoat
Kleetho
Quetzi
KiwiFails
Runew0lf
Bronson2392
FireBall1725
Redo6565

YouTubers

TheOnlyBentley
tedyhere

This week, we’ll be promoting their streams and video releases on our Twitter as well as our forums, so keep a lookout! You might see some things that'll surprise you.

Infinity Hard Mode (2.0.0) will be dropping publically later this fall.
Did you miss us? Of course you did!

Pack Updates:


Got a few oft-requested updates here for you!

FTB Departed, our dimension-shifting pack, received its 1.3.0 Beta update this Saturday. This version includes updates to many core mods including Advent of Ascension, Harvestcraft, Botania, Tinker’s Construct, and many more.

You can read the changelog here.

And for our intrepid adventures, FTB Horizons: Daybreaker got a new transmission- I, er, mean update- in the form of Recommended 1.2.0. This version should address a common crash complaint and includes a whole new set of mod updates.

You can read the changelog here.

Additionally, Infinity got a small bee-themed updated in preparation for the upcoming Hard Mode. You can read this update's changelog, Version 1.11.2, here.​

FTB Trails - Episode 1 Online Tournament:

Just a reminder that our online map tournament, FTB Trials: Episode 1, is close to wrapping up! Submissions are due by October 1st at 11:59PM EST. Like previously stated, late entries will be turned away.

If you’re interested in submitting or simply wish to see more information on the challenge, you can click through here.​

Town Hall Q&A Recap:

This last Saturday, FTB and Curse hosted a special edition of our Town Hall broadcasts to answer some community questions about the future of both organizations as well as discussing some upcoming projects. The stream was hosted by FTB Founder slowpoke101, FTB Pack Lead tfox83, Director of IT Kaelten, and Twitch...​
From last week:

In case you didn't catch that, FTB will be hosting a special broadcast at the end of the month! This special edition of Town Hall will held on Saturday, September 26th at 3:00PM EST over at the Official Feed The Beast Twitch page. FTB Founder slowpoke101 and Lead Pack Developer tfox83 will be joining Kaelten from Curse Gaming to host a Q&A session.

That's right! The time is almost upon us-- join us tomorrow at 3:00PM EST over on Twitch for our very special Town Hall broadcast. In order to get to as many questions as possible, our veritable website wizard Captainnana has created a submission form so we can easily and swiftly answer queries on stream. If you've got a burning question on your mind and don't wanna risk it getting lost in chat, we suggest using to following link:

Curse Q&A Question Form

On a side note, we'll be delaying FTB Weekly News to Sunday in order to cover all additional items that will be brought up on stream.

Hope to see you there!
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