Important


Our new pack is now in the Curse/Twitch launcher!

Our pack has been approved to be in the Curse and Twitch launchers! This means getting onto FrogTEK will be easier than ever. We’ve included Custom Main Menu (featuring artwork from our own Clint Johnson) and Default Options, so using our pack and getting onto the server should be almost as easy as installing it.

The pack is not live on the server yet. We want to shake it down a little bit more before doing that. We’ll do another live stream when the pack is going live on the multiplayer server. In the meantime, I have been updating the Mod Pack FAQ page as well as the Server FAQ page. We’ll be sure to get as much information out there as to what is in the pack and how to use it as soon as we can.


And… BACK! With an update! 3

After 10 hours of working on the cause of the crash and fixing it, we’re back (total downtime was the better part of a day, sorry). Please please please please please be cautious when building out AE2 systems. Fixing crashes caused by AE2 is the equivalent of brain surgery with a steak knife. Yes, I can remove the tumor but that pesky pink squishy stuff is coming out too… and now you can only smell purple.

While I was working, we updated to 1.4.1 (beta). So there’s that.


D’oh! We’re down and may have a hard choice!

As many of you noticed, the server went down hard. We think it went down around 8 am EST (not positive); as far as I can see it was a vanilla Minecraft crash. Unfortunately, this caused corruption somewhere or to something. I have now restored the world from 3 of the 6 snapshots we keep at any given time (we backup once every 2 hours, so that’s 6 hours I went back) and the server still will not come back up.

I’m looking through world files now to see if I can at least isolate the offending chunk but…we may have to reset.


IMPORTANT: Let us know when you’re done with RFTools Dimensions 1

So, another pack and another way to create more worlds; this time with RFTools. While RFTools dimensions are fun to play with, not unlike MystCraft and other dimension scouring mods, it’s creating a small (well, large) burden on the server.

Any dimensions you have created and do not plan on visiting again, for whatever reason, please reply with the ID here so we can wipe them. Currently the backup is 2.1 GB; TheSmelter has not said anything but we are pushing what the server can handle load wise.

Thanks!


Wake up… and SWITCH! 2

Wow, that was a hiatus! We’re back, we’re running Direwolf20 for 1.10.2 from the FTB Launcher (or Curse client, whichever you prefer). We are running release 1.0.0 until further notice (keep an eye on CoderJ’s twitter for updates if he decides to ease up on the reckless crazy to give people a heads up).

UPDATE: I’ve updated the Server FAQ and Mod Pack FAQ to reflect the current pack on the server. More information, pretty pictures, etc. will be added as I have time.

I’m debating going back to a self-maintained pack; I guess that depends if AT Launcher supports 1.10 (or maybe Curse is just easier? Have to look into that.)

Update 2: Hit Read More for Crazy Logic.

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Skyblock is Here 3

Good news, I did a thing!

FTB Infinity Evolved Skyblock is now on the server but does not have “Expert mode” enabled yet. The pack is available via the FTB launcher and the Curse launcher.

Upon joining the server, you’ll see a stupid piece of computer with signs (because style). To start the game, simply type “/island join <your-name” as I’ve already created islands for just about everyone. If you have trouble joining try your name in all lowercase or bother me here/on Steam as I may have forgotten (eek).

More news is coming.


Like a Drunken Phoenix 4

So, it’s been a few months since we really did anything; real life has been keeping all the administrators pretty busy (no, adding more won’t fix it… we tried it already).

That being said, we’re looking to moving to another pack again. Right now a favorite discussed among the admin is FTB Evolved Skyblock so that may be the direction we head; of course this means getting into place scripts and other plugins to handle giving players their own starting areas as well as allowing players to group/team-up if they want to (I have some ideas that have worked in the past).

We’re looking to have the current server archived/down by mid-June and the next pack up shortly after.

(After posting, it also appears our layout has become massively broken; we’ll probably review and update the site between now and then as well)


FrogTEK is Running “Simply Magic”! 2

Good ‘Morrow All! As many have noticed already, FrogTEK is now running Simply Magic which is available through the Feed the Beast launcher. Server has been reset and we’re going to try running with the FTB Utilities that come with the pack for server management (::fingers_crossed::).


Downgrade to Tekkit Classic 2

Time for something different and to remember what started our little community off. We’re talking about Tekkit Classic, the grandfather of modpacks! Tekkit Classic is basically Tekkit 3.1.2 and the first modpack we ran almost 3 years ago. Going back to Tekkit is rather simple for players…

  1. Download the Technic Launcher
  2. Log in to the Technic Launcher
  3. Select “MODPACKS” and click the search box where it says “Add Pack or Search”
  4. Copy and paste the line below in:
    http://api.technicpack.net/modpack/tekkit
  5. Hit “Enter” and the Tekkit Classic pack should be added to your mod pack list.

The server is down right now while we clear out the FrogTEK mod pack (don’t worry, it will be back). We will post here and on Twitter as soon as it’s back up.


Whoops – Chunk Loaders went BAMF!

Apparently, ChickenChunks chunk loaders gained sentience; they reached the cusp of self-realization and the server, being overlord and generally cantankerous when it comes to things it doesn’t know about, decided “NOPE!”. So our poor chunk loaders were stuck insisting they no longer belong to players but to themselves and our server made it quite clear this is impossible. So we had to chose.

Those chunk loaders are gone. I know not where but I wish them well. Players will have to make new ones.

Yes, this may be an issue going forward. We’ll keep an eye on it.

TL;DR – Really? That was short.  😓 ChickenChunks chunk loaders lost associated player info, due to this the server kept crashing. We removed all chunk loaders to fix it. Build new ones.