- Jul 24, 2013
The only "Tablets" capable of running modded Minecraft would be those running Windows 8/8.1 PRO (NOT RT!). RT is written specifically for the ARM processor like the ones typically running Android and cannot run standard Windows software unless specifically written for RT.Assuming "ftb app" means a launcher for ftb modded-minecraft on a mobile device, I think run pretty much nailed it - mobile minecraft is already stripped down and simplified so that those devices can *barely* play vanilla - a mod pack with dozens of new mods would probably be out of the question.
Moreover, applications and software made for use on iPads and similar devices are actually developed especially for that - you can't just install PC software into it and expect it to run, which means that not only would the FTB launcher need to be written to work on iOS, but so would all of the mods! We're all going stir-crazy waiting for these mods to finish being updated to 1.6 and eventually 1.7 - expecting the mod developers to simultaneously develop for a completely different platform is out of the question, methinks.
I do agree that it would be nice to live in a world where the boundaries between devices and what-can-run-which-software were more transparent. I guess we're not there yet, but who knows - perhaps by the time minecraft 3.0 and later versions roll out, tablet devices will have evolved to the point where "compatibility" is a thing of the past. In the meantime, there's plenty of non-minecraft iPad software to explore, so I'm sure you'll be able to find something to spend your tablet-time on
Windows 8/8.1 PRO requires an Intel/AMD chip and a bare minimum hardware set including a decent GPU. As such most such devices should handle modded Minecraft, since they can run other windows software as well.[DOUBLEPOST=1386903944][/DOUBLEPOST]
A Microsoft Surface Pro 2 runs around $450 (base) and should handle MC with no problems, since the pro, unlike the RT, is Intel-based.That's a little too expensive for my taste, I got this iPad 4, for around $500, a gaming Laptop costs around about a $1,000. Also this iPad 4 was a birthday gift for mah 21st, so I really had no option, but to get it, and it does the job really well.
And yeah, by the look of these answers i'll have to find some other games to play on my iPad to keep me busy, but I hope an Admin comes in help out too