I noticed that RedPower and XyCraft are missing from the new mod pack. I would like to migrate my world from FTB Ultimate to FTB Unleashed and am worried about what will happen because of missing mods. Will items and blocks from missing mods just disappear or will this prevent the map from loading? Any way to convert the map with some tool removing missing items/blocks?
Lack of GregTech does not bother me at all. GT was a pain for me anyway and I had to reconfigure it many many times since it prevents one from building some machines or at least makes it very long. Lack of RedPower is problematic because I was using it for my sorting system. BuildCraft-based sorting is unreliable, causing items to spit on the floor, and a BC sorting system is quite cumbersome with pipes going in all directions from diamond pipes. I explored applied energistics, but it just crashes the game in FTB Ultimate. Is it better in FTB Unleased?
No XyCraft means no tanks. Maybe BuildCraft tanks would work, although they are smaller, I could try. I didn't like Railcraft's Iron Tanks: too complicated to make, no way to remember the parts needed and no documentation about the constraints on the layout, you have to refer to YouTube videos.
Is there any future plan to get RedPower and XyCraft back?
Besides of this, the packs seem great and look forward to play them.
I know its been said tons of times, and a quick search on the forums would have given you your answer, but I will say it nonetheless for brevity.
- Redpower : nobody knows. What everybody suspects though (at least its my opinion), is that it will never be ever be updated ever again. Some modders are working on replacement mods, but the real thing? Nope.
- Xycraft : it will be back for 1.6, but will not be compatible with older version, not even close, at all.
TLDNR: You won't be able to switch your Ultimate world to an Unleashed world, or to any other future 1.6 pack. Not possible, unless you like your world being broken to unrecognizable bits.
The good news is, there are tons of new mods that are just as good or even way better for sorting items or fluids, like Logistic Pipes or Applied Energistics, and some others. And for redstone, it might not be as pretty as Eloraam's redwires, but MFR got you covered for functionality.