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masterx244

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If you can get all mods on curseforge you even get a easy way to distribute the pack if you plan to put up world downloads. Curse/Twitch has builtin pack sharing mechanisms and all mods hosted on curseforge have to allow usage of that feature T&C of curseforge
 

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If you can get all mods on curseforge you even get a easy way to distribute the pack if you plan to put up world downloads. Curse/Twitch has builtin pack sharing mechanisms and all mods hosted on curseforge have to allow usage of that feature T&C of curseforge
Yeah, I have been using Twitch so far to build the pack, and even test it. Definitely makes the whole process easier, automatically handling APIs and dependencies etc. Still doing config/script changes, so easier to keep it there for now.

Think I have finalized the modlist mostly, so I have also started a proper survival playthrough. So far working out pretty well ;)
 

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An interesting idea would be Primal Core + Kitsu's Forgecraft instead of Tinker's Construct.

I know some people have bad vibes of Primal Core due to how SevTech used it, but base it really isn't that grindy. It gives you flint tools for the early game, then the smithing system basically does the same thing Tinkers does in that you apply enhancements to the tool head after forging it before fitting it to the haft, but only mostly uses vanilla-ish enhancements instead of the craziness that Tinker's does.

If you really want a cool vibe, use Geolosys for oregen. Even if you don't use Geolosys's oregen mechanic, using it with whatever you are using for oregen (such as CoFH World) can really help make the world feel more steampunkish, because now your character can be like "Oh, that's Tetrahedrite, which is a copper-bearing ore" instead of just seeing 'copper ore'.
 

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Tartarus.. I mean at work. Same thing really.
I guess I'm a little late posting this; but I've keep a list of any interesting mod I see pop up on CF.
Theres probably a bit of overlap with your list, but there might be a gem or two hidden in here.

1.12 More Rods -adds a bunch of decorative rods - https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/more-rods-mod

1.12 Chinese Workshop - adds a bunch of oriental themed decor - https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/chineseworkshop

1.12 Vanilla Builders extension- a bunch of vanilla based blocks- stairs/fences ect https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/vanilla-builders-extension

1.12 Path under gates- allows path blocks to go under fence gates - https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/path-under-gates

1.12 Macaw’s Roofs- fancy roofs https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/macaws-roofs

1.12 Fancy Lamps- adds some fancy looking lamps - https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/fancy-lamps

1.12 Immersive Posts- more posts for ImEng - https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/immersiveposts

1.12 Blockcraftery- Carpenters block clone (abandoned??)- https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/blockcraftery

1.12 Macaw’s bridges- a bunch of aesthetic bridges- https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/macaws-bridges#c3

1.12 - Light the night - a bunch of neat lighting stuffs - https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/light-the-night

1.12 Additional Ender Blocks- as per title (decor)- https://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects/additional-ender-blocks

1.12 Light the Night- adds a bunch of aesthitic nature-themed lighting blocks- https://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects/light-the-night

1.12 Garden stuff- decor (lots!), enhanced farmland option- https://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects/garden-stuff

1.12 Stone ladders- fancy 3D self supporting scaffolds/ladders-
https://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects/stone-ladder

1.12 More Rods- more end rod varients - https://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects/more-rods-mod

1.12 Bone Torch- adds a bone torch (decor) https://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects/sbm-bone-torch

1.12 Desire Paths- wears down dirt with frequent footfalls- https://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects/desirepaths

1.12- truly magical enchantment glints- lets you recolour the enchantemnet glow for each enchant- https://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects/enchantmentglint

1.12 Mod Drop Blocks- some fancy building blocks. Looks nice than vanilla ones. https://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects/mob-drops-storage-blocks

1.12 Unlimited Chisel Works- adds a tonne of chisel blocks for other mods- https://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects/unlimited-chisel-works

1.12 Cathedral- add on for Chisel mod. More cool building blocks; https://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects/cathedral

1.12 Charset immersion- place ingots plates ect in world. https://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects/charset-immersion

1.10/1.12 ArchitectureCraft- like carpenters blocks
https://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects/architecturecraft
https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/architecturecraft-tridev

1.12- ATLCraft Candles. Adds a bunch of pretty lights- https://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects/atlcraft-candles-mod

1.10/1/12- Fancy Fluid Storage. Multiblock Tanks

1.10/1.11/1.12 Platforms- custom stairs, railings, slopes, platforms ect https://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects/platforms
 
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An interesting idea would be Primal Core + Kitsu's Forgecraft instead of Tinker's Construct.
Kitsu's does look interesting, but when I tried it the lack of documentation both in and out of game made it difficult to learn to use. It has been awhile, so if better documentation has surfaced since, it could be worth a look.
 

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An interesting idea would be Primal Core + Kitsu's Forgecraft instead of Tinker's Construct.

I know some people have bad vibes of Primal Core due to how SevTech used it, but base it really isn't that grindy. It gives you flint tools for the early game, then the smithing system basically does the same thing Tinkers does in that you apply enhancements to the tool head after forging it before fitting it to the haft, but only mostly uses vanilla-ish enhancements instead of the craziness that Tinker's does.

If you really want a cool vibe, use Geolosys for oregen. Even if you don't use Geolosys's oregen mechanic, using it with whatever you are using for oregen (such as CoFH World) can really help make the world feel more steampunkish, because now your character can be like "Oh, that's Tetrahedrite, which is a copper-bearing ore" instead of just seeing 'copper ore'.
For basic tool I just chose something familiar. Didnt really want to end up not having the tools I like many hours into the pack. But I will keep it in mind for the future.

I think a more complex oregen would suite a tech pack better. So far this pack is not very metal focused, and it only really uses some very basic stuff(Iron, gold, copper, tin, silver etc.). Mining is also almost entirely done in the Aroma1997 mining dimension, so spare the Overworld. And for some reason there have been a bit of a conflict, so have had to config in a bunch of stuff to spawn in the dimension. Not really looking to complicate that more :p

I guess I'm a little late posting this; but I've keep a list of any interesting mod I see pop up on CF.
Theres probably a bit of overlap with your list, but there might be a gem or two hidden in here.

1.12 More Rods -adds a bunch of decorative rods - https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/more-rods-mod

1.12 Chinese Workshop - adds a bunch of oriental themed decor - https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/chineseworkshop

1.12 Vanilla Builders extension- a bunch of vanilla based blocks- stairs/fences ect https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/vanilla-builders-extension

1.12 Path under gates- allows path blocks to go under fence gates - https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/path-under-gates

1.12 Macaw’s Roofs- fancy roofs https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/macaws-roofs

1.12 Fancy Lamps- adds some fancy looking lamps - https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/fancy-lamps

1.12 Immersive Posts- more posts for ImEng - https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/immersiveposts

1.12 Blockcraftery- Carpenters block clone (abandoned??)- https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/blockcraftery

1.12 Macaw’s bridges- a bunch of aesthetic bridges- https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/macaws-bridges#c3

1.12 - Light the night - a bunch of neat lighting stuffs - https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/light-the-night

1.12 Additional Ender Blocks- as per title (decor)- https://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects/additional-ender-blocks

1.12 Light the Night- adds a bunch of aesthitic nature-themed lighting blocks- https://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects/light-the-night

1.12 Garden stuff- decor (lots!), enhanced farmland option- https://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects/garden-stuff

1.12 Stone ladders- fancy 3D self supporting scaffolds/ladders-
https://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects/stone-ladder

1.12 More Rods- more end rod varients - https://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects/more-rods-mod

1.12 Bone Torch- adds a bone torch (decor) https://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects/sbm-bone-torch

1.12 Desire Paths- wears down dirt with frequent footfalls- https://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects/desirepaths

1.12- truly magical enchantment glints- lets you recolour the enchantemnet glow for each enchant- https://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects/enchantmentglint

1.12 Mod Drop Blocks- some fancy building blocks. Looks nice than vanilla ones. https://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects/mob-drops-storage-blocks

1.12 Unlimited Chisel Works- adds a tonne of chisel blocks for other mods- https://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects/unlimited-chisel-works

1.12 Cathedral- add on for Chisel mod. More cool building blocks; https://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects/cathedral

1.12 Charset immersion- place ingots plates ect in world. https://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects/charset-immersion

1.10/1.12 ArchitectureCraft- like carpenters blocks
https://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects/architecturecraft
https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/architecturecraft-tridev

1.12- ATLCraft Candles. Adds a bunch of pretty lights- https://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects/atlcraft-candles-mod

1.10/1/12- Fancy Fluid Storage. Multiblock Tanks

1.10/1.11/1.12 Platforms- custom stairs, railings, slopes, platforms ect https://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects/platforms
Thanks, lots of good suggestions. Have a bunch of them already, but will give it a look. Though pack is kinda big already, so probably not gonna add a whole lot more ;)


Arcane Archives. My other suggestions seem to be for 1.14 or newer versions of Minecraft (Create, Druidcraft).
Arcane Archives is already in ;) Quite interesting storage mod. Looking to see if it can be integrated with Storage Drawers and other storage for an awsome early-game storage system. Though the ExU Indexer is already proving itself very handy.
 

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Honestly, part of the trouble with primal core is that it was in a rather early version at the time of SevTech. Now that the expanded features are in, most of the things have uses and functions, and you can disable spreading mud and the portal making groth... well... it's a bit better.