Feed the Beast

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

We are aware of a couple of issues that will need a hotfix to the server, however some of these still need to be tested before release. In the meantime it is suggested that for single player, you do not visit any dimensions outside the over world (ie dont go to the nether yet) and for server admins, encourage your players to not go to the nether until these hotfixes are resolved.

We are going to be adding a new mod tomorrow to fix the issue where the nether is spawning netherrack down at level 0. The intention is that this should be a void world and the changes which will be live in the next 24 hours will make the needed changes. If you have already spawned a nether in your world you can go into your save folder and delete the DIM-1 folder to enable you to refresh the nether.

The other 2 fixes are related to a rare crash and a slight command change that will enable admins to auto tab complete the island command.

We apologise that these small issues slipped through under our testing radar.
FTB Infinity Evolved Skyblock

First announced 6 weeks ago, this pack has been in intensive testing by the streamers on FTB One and our internal beta testing team. We’re getting closer to release, but there are still a few things left to do. While we don’t have a hard release date, we wanted to give you an update on it’s progress.

  • The current tech tree is now complete
  • The current Magic tree is nearly complete and going through final testing
  • A custom mod is being developed to handle island spawning
  • New achievements are being added via Simple Achievements
  • New custom trophies are being added which can be gained by completing certain achievements along the way. We thought about building a monument, but settled on just the trophies
  • A new guide to reflect the changes that Skyblock introduces.

Beyond that the pack is pretty much there, all the major balancing and continuity testing is complete.

We also wanted to address the debate surrounding our testing cycle. For this pack, we wanted to have a decent number of quality testers who were able to spend large amounts of time playing. But we felt that releasing an alpha version to the public would expose too large a number of players to buggy content. By utilizing the streamers in the FTB One server community, we guaranteed dedicated testers who could play long hours and give specific feedback while also keeping the pack updated to minimize repeated bug reports.

We’re still confident in being able to release a content complete pack within the next few weeks and hope you’ll agree it’s been worth the wait.
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FTB Stream Team grows, and Infinity Evolved Skyblock Development.

FTB Stream Team grows to over 45 members

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The FTB one community is soaring to new heights! With new Infinity Evolved Skyblock being tested for your enjoyment, we decided to select different streamers to showcase what we have in store. We give you the FTB Stream Team! With over 45 streamers and Youtubers, you can see the many successes (and epic failures) of the latest FTB packs.

To see them live visit: http://www.twitch.tv/team/ftb

Over $1000 Raised in relief efforts during our livestream charity event
This month, the FTB team raised $1,102.00 for charity during our livestream charity event. Money from this stream will be sent to support relief efforts in Ethiopia, where the money will be used to help mitigate the effects of the current category one drought. Thank you to everyone who participated and helped by either being present or by donating.

https://www.gamingforgood.net/s/officialfeedthebeast#donate

PAX South Recap
We had an excellent turnout for the modded panel at Pax South, with Sacheverell as panel moderator and panelists Slowpoke, Direwolf20, Quetzi, Bacon Donut, and Lex Manos, the panel was both entertaining and informative.

Special thanks to Fireball1725 for recording the panel and you can see it in its entirety on her youtube channel.



Mod Pack News
FTB has been hard at work testing and...
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...