[1.6.4] TolkienCraft


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Jul 29, 2019

One ring to build them all and in the darkness mine them...
One ring to build them all....

In an homage to the world's of Tolkien(no ic2 here!) I have put together this modpack to bring back adventure to minecraft. Centered around a magic and low-tech theme, you can choose to become a farming magnate or travel to middle-earth and strive to be a powerful warrior or mage.

There is variety in the overworld as well! With Biome's 'O Plenty and ATG- Alternate Terrain Generation, you will not only have a wide range of lands to visit and explore, but you will see the landscape of minecraft in a way that feels more natural and with Ars Magica and Roguelike Dungeons, the adventuring has just begun!

Still not enough? With MystCraft you can create your own adventure! Not only will you have access to all the overworld biomes and features, but the Lord of the Rings mod allows for it's biomes to be used as well!

So have fun and enjoy the Fantasy world of Middle-Earth!

....and in the darkness mine them.​
Now with more video! Created a short introduction to the modpack for everyone!
The recommended version is 1.4.4 for both SSP and SMP.

You can currently download from the launcher using the pack code tolkienadv.

Now with an un-official, official texture pack! Head over to BDCraft to check it out!

I am open to suggestions on this pack and you can also get more current info at my site: http://dragontalk.net.

Now with more IRC! #tolkiencraft

I want to thank the following for joining the team as official testers/collaborators:

brandon3055 - Tester, mod creator, site admin, IRC Channel op
Deadspark - Tester, Forum moderator, IRC Moderator
Rennerchihua - Tester, Forum Moderator, IRC Moderator

I would love it if anyone wanted to do a let's play to showcase this pack and I know of a couple of servers that will be using this and I plan to list everyone here and at my website as I get their info.

Current Modlist: (some of the mods listed may be in an upcoming version)
Mod Author Forum/Website
Forge LexManos http://www.minecraftforge.net/
Baubles Azanor http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/2535073-
bspkrsCore bspkrs http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1114612-
CodeChicken Core ChickenBones http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/909223-
CoFH Core King Lemming http://www.teamcofh.com/
denLib DenofLions http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1253666-
Forge MultiPart ChickenBones http://files.minecraftforge.net/ForgeMultipart/
HeldCore heldplayer http://dsiwars.specialattack.net/forums/viewforum.php?f=210
iChun Utilities iChun http://ichun.us/
Mantle mDiyo http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1659892-
MobiusCore ProfMobius http://profmobius.blogspot.fr/
OpenModLib Mikeemoo http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1941514-
Applied Energistics AlgorithmX2 http://ae-mod.info/
ArmorStatusHUD bspkrs http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1114612-
Ars Magica 2 Mithion http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/2028696-
ATG TTFTCUTS http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1932156-
Backpacks Eydamos http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1492661-
Binnie's Mods Binnie http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1324321-
BiblioCraft Nuchaz http://www.bibliocraftmod.com/
BiblioWoods BoP Nuchaz http://www.bibliocraftmod.com/
BiblioWoods Forestry Nuchaz http://www.bibliocraftmod.com/
BiblioWoods Natura Nuchaz http://www.bibliocraftmod.com/
Biomes O Plenty TDWP_FTW http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1495041-
Blood Magic WayofTime http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1899223-
Botania Vazkii http://forum.feed-the-beast.com/threads/41662/
BuildCraft {Multiple} http://www.mod-buildcraft.com/
Carpenter's blocks Mineshopper http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1790919-
ChickenChunks ChickenBones http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/909223-
Chococraft Torojima http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1119809-
CraftHeraldry Vazkii http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1837521-
CustomNPC's Noppes http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/833003-
Damage Indicators rich1051414 http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1536685-
Dragon Mounts BarracudaATA http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/827863-
Enchiridion joshiejack http://minecraft.curseforge.com/mc-mods/enchiridion/
Ender Storage ChickenBones http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/909223-
Extra Cells M3gaFr3ak http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1801643-
Extra Utilities RWTema http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1776056-
Flat Signs Myrathi http://forum.feed-the-beast.com/threads/myrathis-mod-compendium.18505/
Forestry Sengir http://forestry.sengir.net
Gravestone mod NightKosh http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1711328-
GravityGun iChun http://ichun.us/
Infernal Mobs AtomicStryker http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1325911-
InfiniBows Myrathi http://forum.feed-the-beast.com/threads/myrathis-mod-compendium.18505/
Inventory Tweaks Kobata http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1720872-
Iron Chests CPW http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/981855-
JABBA ProfMobius http://profmobius.blogspot.fr/
Lord of the Rings Mevans http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1626486-
Magic Bees Mysterious Ages http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1627856-
Minions AtomicStryker http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/991952-
Morph iChun http://ichun.us/
Morpheus quetzi http://minecraft.curseforge.com/mc-mods/morpheus/
MystCraft xCompWizx http://binarymage.com/
Natura mDiyo http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1753754-
NEI ChickenBones http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/909223-
NEI Plugins mistaqur https://bitbucket.org/mistaqur/nei_plugins/wiki/Home
NEI Addons bdew http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1803460-
NEI Mystcraft Addon heldplayer http://dsiwars.specialattack.net/forums/viewforum.php?f=210
Not Enough Keys Mr. okushama http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/2189371-
ObsidiPlates Myrathi http://forum.feed-the-beast.com/threads/myrathis-mod-compendium.18505/
OpenBlocks Mikeemoo http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1941514-
Opis ProfMobius http://profmobius.blogspot.fr/
Pam's HarvestCraft MatrexsVigil http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/402069-
Plugins for Forestry DenofLions http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1253666-
Project: Red ChickenBones http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1885652-
RailCraft CovertJaguar http://railcraft.info/releases
Redstone Arsenal King Lemming http://www.teamcofh.com/
Reliquary TheMike http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/2237899-
Revamp rivvest http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1588460-
Rougelike Dungeons Greymerk http://dungeons.homelinux.org/
Soul Shards ShadwDrgn http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1475847-
StatusEffectHUD bspkrs http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1114612-
Switches Myrathi http://forum.feed-the-beast.com/threads/myrathis-mod-compendium.18505/
Thermal Expansion King Lemming http://www.teamcofh.com/
Tinkers Construct mDiyo http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1659892-
TConstruct - MechWorks mDiyo http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1659892-
Thaumcraft Azanor http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/2011841-
Thaumic Tinker w/ Kami pixlepix http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1813058-
TolkienCraft Addon brandon3055 http://dragontalk.net/node/71
Torch Levers HitchH1k3r http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1727570-
Translocator ChickenBones http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/909223-
WAILA ProfMobius http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1846244-
Witchery Emoniph http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1992544-
WR-CBE ChickenBones http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/909223-
ForgeIRC ShadwDrgn http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1475847-

Version 1.4.3
  • Updated mods
    • CoFH Core
    • RailCraft
    • Thermal Expansion
    • Tinkers Construct
    • TConstruct - MechWorks 0.1.6
    • Thaumic Tinker w/ Kami 2.3-140
    • WAILA 1.5.2a
    • Witchery 0.18.3
Version 1.4.2
  • Updated mods
    • MobiusCore 1.2.0
    • Backpacks 1.28.37
    • Opis 1.2.1
    • Carpenter's blocks v2.0.8
    • Project: Red
    • Thaumic Tinker w/ Kami 2.3-138
    • Witchery 0.17.0
Version 1.4.1
  • Added new mods
    • Enchiridion v1.1
    • ForgeIRC v1.0.18 (This is disabled by default)
    • KAMI (Thaumic Tinker addon, not a mod in itself, but an activation of a feature)
  • Removed Mods
    • Mapwriter (It is now included in Opis by default so was redundant)
    • Voxel Map (With Opis, wasn't very effective having this as well)
  • Updated mods
    • MobiusCore v1.1.0
    • OpenModLib v0.4
    • ATG v0.9.5
    • Carpenter's blocks v2.0.8
    • Extra Cells v1.6.8f
    • Extra Utilities v1.0.3c
    • Gravestone mod v2.8.2
    • JABBA v1.1.2c
    • Lord of the Rings vPublic Beta 15
    • OpenBlocks v1.2.7
    • Opis v1.2.0
    • Project: Red v4.3.5.30
    • Tinkers Construct v1.5.4
    • Thaumcraft v4.1.0g
    • WAILA v1.5.2
    • Witchery v0.16.3
  • Changes to configs/Packs
    • Morph (Disabled auto morph and turned on lose morph upon death for better balance)
    • BiblioCraft (Added chococraft chocopedia to bookshelves)
Version 1.3.3
  • Added new mods
    • None this time!
  • Updated mods
    • Backpacks 1.27.34
    • Carpenter's blocks 2.0.6
    • Extra Cells 1.6.8e
    • JABBA 1.1.2a
    • Morph 0.7.1
    • Project: Red 4.3.2 build 26
    • Witchery 0.16.2
  • Changes to configs/Packs
    • None this time!
Version 1.3.2
  • Added new mods
    • None this time!
  • Updated mods (phew everyone was busy this last couple of weeks!)
    • CodeChicken Core v0.9.0.9
    • Forge MultiPart v1.0.0.250
    • Carpenter's blocks v2.0.4
    • ChickenChunks v1.3.3.4
    • Dragon Mounts v1.0.0r36
    • Ender Storage v1.4.3.6
    • Extra Cells v1.6.8c
    • Forestry v2.3.1.1
    • Gravestone mod v2.7.1
    • JABBA v1.1.1a
    • Lord of the Rings vPublic Beta 14
    • Magic Bees v2.1.12
    • Morph v0.7.0
    • Natura v2.1.14
    • NEI v1.6.1.9
    • NEI Addons v1.10.4
    • Project: Red v4.3.0 build 24
    • Reliquary v1.1.2
    • Rougelike Dungeons v1.3.0
    • Tinkers Construct v1.5.4d4
    • TConstruct - MechWorks v0.1.4.2
    • Thaumcraft v4.1.0e
    • Thaumic Tinker v2.3-130
    • Translocator v1.1.0.15
    • WAILA v1.5.1a
    • Witchery v0.15.1
    • WR-CBE v1.4.0.7
  • Changes to configs/Packs
    • None this time!
Version 1.3.1
  • Added new mods
    • Magic Bees v2.1.11
    • Infernal Mobs v1.4.4
    • ChocoCraft v3.0.3
    • Thaumcraft v4.0.5b
    • Thaumic Tinker v2.1-74
  • Updated Mods (there's a lot of them!
    • denLib v3.2.6
    • Forge MultiPart v1.0.0.244
    • MobiusCore v1.0.5
    • OpenModLib v0.2
    • Applied Energistics rv14final13
    • ATG v0.9.4
    • BiblioCraft v1.5.5
    • Dragon Mounts 1.0.0r35
    • Extra Cells v1.6.7d
    • Extra Utilities v1.0.3d
    • Infernal Mobs v1.4.4
    • JABBA v1.1.1
    • Magic Bees v2.1.11
    • Minions v1.7.9b
    • NEI Addons v1.10.3
    • Open Blocks v1.2.5
    • Opis v1.1.3
    • Torch Levers v1.3.3
    • WAILA v1.4.5a
    • MapWriter v2.0.16
  • Changes to configs/Packs
    • None this time!
Version 1.2.1 (Config changes may require a world reset-You've been warned-)
  • Added new mods
    • Carpenter's Blocks v2.0.0
    • OpenBlocks v1.2.4
    • Minions 1.7.9
    • Morph (iChun) 0.6.0
    • Reliquery v1.1.1 (Not actually added this time, has been in from start but overlooked, Sorry TheMike :( )
  • Updated Mods
    • bspkrsCore v5.3
    • denLib v3.2.5
    • Ars Magica 2 v1.1.2b
    • BuildCraft v4.2.2
    • Extra Cells v1.6.7b
    • Gravestone Mod v2.5.1
    • JABBA 1.1.0b
    • Lord of the Rings Public Beta 13.1
    • MystCraft v0.10.12.01
    • Tinkers Construct 1.5.3d3
    • WAILA 1.4.5
    • Witchery 0.14.0
  • Changes to configs/Packs
    • Adjust ATG Terrain to force more areas of flat terrain (loved the gen, hated lack of low flat spaces)
    • Adjust BoP to remove less-popular biomes (the less desireable ones)
    • Adjusted item ID's and Biome ID's due to updates of some mods
    • Since adding Minions, disabled BC Quarry since minions better fits the concept of the pack for mining
Version 1.1.1
  • Added new mods
    • ArmorStatusHUD v1.15 (Client side only)
    • StatusEffectHUD v1.19 (Client side only)
    • bspkersCore v4.2 (Client side only)
    • MobiusCore v1.04
    • JABBA v1.03
    • Morpehus (Server Only) v1.2.32
    • Opis v1.1.2
    • Revamp v1.19
    • Witchery v0.13.1
  • Updated Mods
    • Binnie's Mod v1.80
    • Natura 2.1.14
    • Railcraft
    • Biomes O Plenty
    • Rougelike Dungeons 1.2.9
    • Gravestone mod 2.5.0
  • Changes to configs/Packs
    • Added key configs to fix all key conflicts between mods
    • Re-enabled biome achievements in BoP
    • Turned on world-gen for Project:Red
    • Enabled Biomes for BoP and default generation to better work with ATG
    • Enabled Mapwriter for mapping in-game, players can disable then enable Rei's/Zan's/Voxel map if desired
      • Necessary if using Opis mod (mostly admins)
    • Turned enable version announcements to only show if there are updates for the current version of Minecraft on mods that allow it
    • Properly added LotR mod block ID's to microblocks
    • Added NEI and all add-ons to the server pack(allows the NEIServer config to work for Server Admins...thanks for the info quetzi)
    • Added WAILA to the server pack (better performance)
    • Minor config change to ATG for river generation
    • Turned on all biomes in BoP config to allow better ATG generation
    • Turned on default terrain gen for BoP
    • Turned on eggs in dungeon chests for Dragon Mounts

I broke down and updated the pack again, however with this update (1.4.4) nearly all mod devs have moved to 1.7. This brings to a close the 1.6 cycle and I can assure you (since I seem to repeat this because I can't emphasize enough) that I really think you guys will enjoy the next version, so keep an eye on the pack's website for current info.

The upside is that the 1.7 pack so far is turning out to be even more exciting than 1.6 with many new mods to help you explore and for the builders in you, even more options!

Keep watching for more updates though you are strongly encouraged to visit our packs main website for the most up-to-date info.
I have made every effort to try to balance the mods in this pack against each other to maximize the fun. Also, before anyone asks, Twilight forest will not be added even if they allow public modpacks as it does not go with the feel of the pack, especially as LotR moves forward with their plans.

As of 1.3.1 the modlist I feel is complete. If there happens to be any mods suggested I will take a look, but I feel that the list is long enough now to allow for a wide range of tastes and the adventuring aspect is finally fleshed out. Also, I will now go into a bi-weekly cycle of updates since most mods now are only being updated for bugfixes (with a few exceptions obviously).

I look forward to any input and experiences anyone has with this pack!
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Jul 29, 2019
Im an enjoying the pack...only problem I am having right now is your pack is made for those with a better computer than mine lol.


New Member
Jul 29, 2019
Thank you for the feedback! Ya, the terrain gen alone tends to be intensive at times....wait till the update comes out this week!
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Jul 29, 2019
Ok, so new version is live on the launcher. There has been a change to the download code (the original one was long on purpose as I was not sure whether the pack would be stable when first released and I never changed it before submitting it), I have update the original post but for extra effort, the new code is tolkienadv. The old code will still work, but you will not see any updates using it.

I have also listed the changelog for this version. I will take a minute now to outline my version numbering:

The first digit will be used to identify MC version, right not the pack was released on 1.6.x so is version one, when 1.7.x is released it will be 2 and so on.

The second digit will change anytime I add or remove mods from the pack.

The third digit will be when there are only mod updates but no overall changes to the mod list.

Hope you guys are enjoying the pack and please remember to drop a note here or at my website dragontalk.net if you have any questions, comments or concerns.
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New Member
Jul 29, 2019
New update for the pack! Changes in original post. Hope you guys are enjoying the pack!

This version should be ready for update/download by Friday afternoon.

I am currently awaiting approval for ChocoCraft, the configs are in if you want to add it to the pack yourself.


New Member
Jul 29, 2019
I was wondering if you could include configs for manual addition of Thaumcraft (and it's addons), but I dunno if it's allowed... Because I believe that TC would be a great addition to the pack. Thank you for your time.


New Member
Jul 29, 2019
I agree, Thaumcraft was actually one of my first choices for this pack, sadly Azanor does not grant public distribution of his mod (Lord knows I tried...I even messaged direwolf in an attempt).

I will be releasing an update next week (waiting on a permission request) with several bug fixes and I will work on the configs...I believe those are allowed to be distributed at least.

On a side note: I have noticed more and more mods are being released for 1.7.x so I will be starting a version 2 of TolkienCraft, but please, be patient as this could still be a couple months out for most of the mods.

If a moderator checks this topic, could you please let me know if adding configs as attachments are allowed?

EDIT: So configs are done already, and will be available in the next update (or here if allowed) and so is Thaumic Tinker. The versions are TC v4.0.5b and Tinker v 2.1-74
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New Member
Jul 29, 2019
So you are allowed to include configs huh? So could you do the same for the Twilight Forest mod? or Is that not allowed in their permissions thing?


New Member
Jul 29, 2019
Well, to be honest, I am looking over their permissions and license to find out for sure. Last thing I want obviously is to violate their permissions.

Last I heard though was that configs were ok because you still have to visit their site/links to get the mod.

EDIT: Just visited Azanor's site for thaumcraft. Seems he has updated his permissions recently to allow public modpacks without a PM! This is awesome news and means that thaumcraft shall finally be included in TolkienCraft by next update!


New Member
Jul 29, 2019
Great! Can you make a config for the Twilight Forest mod then? I see that some biome ID things conflict with the LoTR mod though. You might be able to fix that... I was also wondering if it is possible to take out the tech mods without the game crashing, as I'm looking for a more magical world instead of a technical one.


New Member
Jul 29, 2019
Well, the only truly technical aspects are Thermal Expansion and buildcraft so you can just disable those mods if you don't want to use them (railcraft too). As for twilight forest, there are so many biomes involved with it that it would be difficult to add in since BoP adds like 80 biomes and LotR another 40-50. So the main issue is long term viability. There are only 256 biome ID's available and with BoP, LotR and Minecraft, they take up nearly all of them and since LotR will be adding more going forward there have to still be some ID's left to use to make it work.

Besides, twilight forest doesn't really fit the theme I am shooting for with the pack, though you are welcome to add it in yourself if you wish.

Remember I was going with a LotR feel to the mods in the pack and while it does have a magical bend to it (as is the world of Middle-Earth) that was not really the overall concept (which is why there are the few tech mods there are) because the LotR mod itself has many many more features planned and coming that will all make much more sense to the mods in the pack once they begin to show up.

@Jadedcat's Magic Farm 2 is a much better magic leaning pack or even the Magic World 2 are much better representations of this feel to be honest.

I appreciate the interest in the pack though, and thank you for the feedback!

EDIT: Apparently the license for twilight forest also does not allow this from the way I read it...so even if I wanted to I couldn't. :(


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Jul 29, 2019
Alright, version 1.3.1 update list is in the OP and should be live this weekend. Many, many changes this time around (as far as updates) and I think the pack should be loads of fun at this point with the variety. I do want to bring up one really main point, The Lord of the Rings mod, while stable, is still very much in development, so any major updates will require you to reset it. This can easily be done by simply deleting the dimension folder in most cases, BUT (and this is a big one) they are still adding new things all the time. I will make every attempt to keep the item id's the same from update to update, but depending on what they add and how much, this may not always be possible so please keep this in mind.


New Member
Jul 29, 2019
are you using tolkienadv? I downloaded the pack fine with the code...I know the launcher can be funny sometimes.


New Member
Jul 29, 2019
Yeah I saw those, and for the LotR mod I want to wait until it has a bit more textures done, the minions one as far as I can tell was for 1.4.x so would take a lot of work to convert. I am watching them and the others on my list almost daily so I will update the patch as they get done or more added!

Thanks for the info unseen!