Feed the Beast

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

Modpack News

With the release of Minecraft 1.12, we are moving our main development effort over to the new version. We will be releasing both a new flagship pack and a seperate expert pack. As usual, we can't commit to a timeline, but it's going to be at least a few weeks before enough mods update for us to start development.

In the meantime, we'll be putting together the latest iteration of our Unstable pack for 1.12. Unstable is a pack we bring back with each new version of Minecraft to showcase up and coming mods as well as help mod authors find bugs in their new code.

Map News

We recently opened up recruitment for new people to work alongside Slowpoke in creating new maps built with new and existing FTB mod packs. As part of this, we set a challenge for applicants to recreate one of the very first FTB mod packs, updating it to be used with the mod pack that we used for the 1.2.5 pyramid map. The resulting build was so good that we decided to release it to the public.

In order to facilitate this, we have created a new 1.2.5 mod that will allow you to select which map you want to play. So in the next week or so, we will be releasing an update to the pyramid mod pack. This update leaves the gameplay unchanged, it will include the new map and add new options to the world creation menu to allow you to select which map you wish to play. The new map follows similar gameplay design as the pyramid map, however is designed to be played by anywhere up to 4 players (teams). Once on the map you can select the number of players taking part and the map will adjust automatically.

Work is almost complete on a new FTB map designed to work on more up to date packs. This map is also designed to work with up to 4 players/teams and is the second project that the new map team has worked on alongside some outside help from some of our friends. Whilst there is no current eta for this map, we hope to release it sometime during July....
Modpack News

As mentioned in our town hall, we're working on an expert mode pack, the spiritual successor to Infinity Expert. It will be for Minecraft 1.11. We're still in the early stages, but we're hoping for a July/August release.

Map News

We recently opened applications for people interested in developing and building maps to join the FTB map building team. Interest was extremely high and we have taken on a group of talented builders to help develop future maps.

As part of the process we had the team develop an updated version of the 1.2.3 multiplayer map (as played by Direwolf20 and Nearbygamer in March 2012). The team developed a new 4 player map using the 1.2.5 insanity pack as a base. After a few small revisions we have decided to release this new map to the public. Whilst we have done our best to remove as many flaws as we can, a few small ones will likely remain and given the age of the pack, bug fixes and support will be minimal. The pack will release sometime this coming week.

Development of an updated version of the pyramid map on Minecraft 1.10 has started and will be followed by a second speed run challenge map. We expect to see these maps out sometime in June/July. Both of these will be built around a custom pack designed with map building in mind. You can follow along with the building of these maps on the official FTB twitch channel where parts of the build will be livestreamed.

Wiki Team

The wiki team is looking for editors. Head over there and get started!

Content Creator

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Modpack News


Our first full challenge map in 5 years, this pack is based on skyfactory 3, with a prebuilt map and a set of timed challenges. Complete the map by yourself, or in a team of 2, 3 or 4 people, upload a video of your run to YouTube or Twitch and then submit the time with the in game form.

You can find a leaderboard of all the verified times here.

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We are looking for people to help verify the videos of people's runs. Sign up here if you are interested.

FTB Beyond

We released our major modpack for Minecraft 1.10 earlier this month. You can find more details about it in our earlier post here. Get it on the Twitch app and the FTB launcher now.

Team Applications

In addition to the challenge pack verifiers mentioned above, we have another opportunity.

Fill out this form if you have experience building maps or modpacks and want to help out on future challenge packs.

If you are a youtuber or streamer and are interested in recording or streaming an episode from the challenge map server...
FTB is currently looking for volunteers to fill several positions that are now available.

The first is for the new Challenge maps. We are looking for people for the verifier position. This will involve watching submitted timed runs of challenge maps to ensure no exploits have been used. If you're interested in this position please fill out the following form.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1whCT7lGFyxNLo7-6Xnrsq-_vHUjezklyDoc8EOChhQ0/edit

The second position is for map and pack builders to help with future challenge maps. If you have experience in building maps or modpacks and are interested in joining, please fill out the following.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ZMzHh0L3oQLnUMHK8XI8qwyWMNUa231DwnhEteYu2nk/edit

Finally if you are a youtuber or streamer that is interested in recording an episode or streaming live from the Challenge map server along side the map developers, please fill out the following form.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1exdh3nC4hAqCvl7Zrm5k0RhZK67h8sdHqbzxBBSC6Xo/edit

Finally in the coming week we will be opening up applications for FTB Beta testing upcoming packs. Applications for this will start in the next week or so.
A few days ago, Slowpoke and TFox from the FTB Team hosted a Townhall meeting over at Twitch, discussing upcoming changes to the FTB Beyond pack as well as Expert Mode. During that meeting they also answered some questions made by the community. You can find more details of all of this meeting at the bottom of this post.

About FTB and Vazkii in general

We've talked with Vazkii a lot about his mods, yet this comes back again and again. To make it clear: we do not have any problem with Vazkii's mods whatsoever. We actually think them to be excellent. But just because we think either a mod or a mod developer is excellent, doesn't necesarily mean we think it's fit for one pack or another.

About Beyond, community feedback and its next update
The whole team got together this afternoon prior to this stream and, based on all the feedback we've been getting regarding the pack, we're going to be making some changes [Update: these changes have been implemented in version 1.2.0]

Psi
Let's talk about this one first, since it's the easiest one to go over. We're gonna revert the recipe changes, back to the mod's original one, and that will remain like that on normal mode. This change will go live on the next public beta (1.2.0), which should release around friday. To be clear, it's not that we think anything has changed, but the argument of ComputerCraft being available like that but not Psi is completely valid (More detail on that down below). That's why we're reverting this completely.

Quark
Here we're also reverting some, but not all, of our changes. Now, tfox has noted that out of the available config changes that Quarks offers in its config, we'd disabled about 30% of that mod as it stands up until now. We're gonna go through all of those changes individually, and we'll explain our reasoning for why we made that decision at the time, and what are we going to do about it moving forward:

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The FTB Modpack development team will be hosting a Townhall style meeting tomorrow night (15 March 2017).

The townhall will be hosted live at https://www.twitch.tv/officialfeedthebeast starting at 7:30pm GMT (3:30pm EST)

During this townhall we will be focusing on FTB Beyond, where we will be discussing areas of game balance recipe changes and overall design. We will also be talking about the upcoming Expert mode on which work has started.

If you have a question related to FTB Beyond, please add it into this thread.
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We are very pleased to officially announce the release of FTB Beyond.

FTB Beyond is the latest iteration of our kitchen sink packs, being the minecraft 1.10 upgrade to FTB Infinity. But it's no ordinary kitchen sink pack, we've tweaked and customized it into the classic FTB experience you know and love.

Starting off, we have the latest version of FTB Utils.

A revamped team GUI.
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Chunk claiming and server leaderboards
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We've completely redone ore generation.

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  • AE2 meteors disabled
  • AE2 grinder ore double chance changed from 90% to 75%
  • Extreme Reactors fuel usage multiplier changed from 1 to 8
  • Extreme Reactors charcoal not smeltable into graphite
  • Extreme Reactors yellorite smelting to uranium disabled
  • Extreme Reactors requires hardened or reinforced glass instead of plain glass
  • Agricraft ore plants disabled
  • Agricraft weed spawn chance changed from 15% to 5%
  • Aroma's Mining World disabled grass on top
  • Aroma's Mining World regular day cycle enabled
  • COFH Core flat bedrock enabled
  • Environmental Tech per cell base rate changed from 80 to 72
  • Forestry disabled crafting of bronze
  • Forestry farms use a square layout
  • Railcraft disabled world anchors
  • Techreborn disable railcraft's iron nugget to steel nugget recipe
  • Techreborn disable gem tools and armor
  • Chest Transporter disable all transporters below diamond...
Modpack News

Unfortunately we missed our internal deadline of getting FTB Beyond out this month. But we're close and currently projecting a release for sometime next week.

The NVIDIA bug we posted about last month has been fixed in the latest recommended driver, so you can safely update if prompted to.

Content Creator

We mentioned back in January that we had received a lot of applications to join the FTB One community. We've finished processing them all and have invited the following content creators. Take a look and give them a follow!

CaioCesarkawaii
Actina_Gamer
PPlushy
Sinfuldeity_
JaRyCu
Escomolon
stompthebean
JasonMcRay
TheNodop
krakaen
FunshineX
slothmonster
captainbritain
reninsane
ectorvynk
MischiefofMice1
loneztar
Mhykol
ulisse96
GWSheridan
thejimsLP
TheDrakma and...
Short news post this month.

Modpack News


We're getting close to a release of FTB Beyond. There are a few mods that are being finished, but we're hoping to have it out this month.

NVIDIA's latest driver release, version 378.49, causes crashes with modded minecraft. Either avoid updating to this version or install this hotfix.

Edit: A fixed NVIDIA driver has been released.

Content Creator

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This month's featured content creators are 1chick and TheDrakma. They stream at 10pm EST nightly, excluding Monday and Friday.

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Modpack News


In collaboration with BaconDonut and Darkosto, we released Skyfactory 3 for minecraft 1.10.

Last month we wrote that a new pack, FTB Evolved, was being developed. The choice of name, a throwback to our 1.7 pack, was a bit controversial.

Back when we released the original FTB Infinity, we hoped to use it a flagship pack, a well known name we could keep across minecraft versions. The numerous changes in modded minecraft between 1.7 and 1.10 made the new packs too different to stick with the Infinity name. We tried keeping some connection to the old pack with the "Infinity Lite" and "Evolved" names, but after all the feedback we've decided to scrap the idea.

We're pleased to officially announce FTB Beyond. We're still working on it, fixing up some bugs and waiting for a few more mods to release, but we're hoping for a release in the next month or two.

FTB One Community Applications

We've received a fantastic response to the call for applications to join our Content Creator Community. We're sifting through and sorting all the applications but it is going to take some time so please bear with us! We should be in a position to do a batch of invites in the next week or so.

Content Creator

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This month's featured content creator is WeAllPlayCast. WeAllPlayCast consists of Rajacent and Hermyone. They dual stream weeknights at 8:30PM EST.

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