Tekkit

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Tekkit is a multiplayer version of the Technic mod pack. The Technic mod pack is a collection of many mods that add a massive amount of features to Minecraft.

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Mapmarker servericon.png Server Information

Address
mcraft.dbnservers.net
Port
25566
Game Mode
Survival
Whitelist
Yes, synced with the Survival Server
Mods
Tekkit
World Map
http://mcraft.dbnservers.net/tekkitmap

Connecting to the DBN Tekkit Server

IMPORTANT: The Forestry mod is required in order to join. See instructions below on how to install the mod.

Connecting to the Tekkit server is remarkably easy given there's a handy launcher that's provided by the Technic team. This launcher will grab all the mods for you and install them in a separate and contained instance of Minecraft. What this means is your normal Minecraft installation won't be touched. There's also the single player Technic mod pack you can play that's available from the launcher, but for the sake of this tutorial, we'll stick with Tekkit.

Connecting using the Launcher

1. To download the launcher, simply go to http://www.technicpack.net/launcher and click on the download that matches your system.
2. After downloading the launcher, open the launcher. In the upper left-hand corner, there's a dropdown box. Choose Tekkit from the list.
Tekkit-Launcher.png
3. Log in as normal and allow the launcher to download the necessary files.
4. Once you log in, quit out of Minecraft.
5. Since the Forestry Mod is no longer included by default, you'll need to download it and put it in your Tekkit installation. Failure to do so will prevent you from connecting to the server.
6. Download the client for the mod: forestry-client-A-1.4.6.2_bc2.2.jar
7. Place the downloaded jar file in the mods folder of the Tekkit installation. Locations of this folder are listed below.
8. Relaunch Tekkit and connect to the server at the address: mcraft.dbnservers.net:25566

Location of the mods folder

Windows

  1. On the keyboard, press the Windows + R keys.
  2. In the Run dialog, enter:
%appdata%\.techniclauncher\tekkit\mods

TekkitMods-WIndows.png

Mac

  1. Open a new finder window
  2. On the keyboard, press the Command + Shift + G keys.
  3. In the Go to Folder dialog, enter:
~/Library/Application Support/techniclauncher/tekkit/mods

TekkitMods-Mac.png

Linux

  1. The folder location is listed below. If you are using Linux, I trust you know how to get there.
~/.techniclauncher/tekkit/mods

Tekkit Issues

Cannot Connect to Minecraft.net

UPDATE: A recent fix from the Tekkit Team appears to have solved this issue.


This message comes up occasionally for me. Odds are that the authentication servers are not down and the Technic Launcher is simply derping. There are two fixes to this issue:

  1. Close and reopen the launcher until it works.
  2. Delete the lastlogin file from the .techniclauncher folder. You'll need to re-enter your credentials if you've had the saved. This method has never failed for me. (See the above folder links for the mods folder. Basically remove everything after the techniclauncher bit and you'll get to this folder).

Tekkit Resources

Tekkit introduces a lot of mods to Minecraft and with it a ridiculous amount of new blocks and items. My personal suggestion to those new to Tekkit is to start out small and work your way up. Start with one mod (Buildcraft and Industrial Craft are easiest to start with) and learn how it works. You'll soon discover that these mods can work with one another (Buildcraft and Forestry are very powerful when working together). Over time you'll become more comfortable with each of the mods.

Wikis and Guides

Wikis

Guides

YouTube

Direwolf20 has a great channel that includes several Let's Plays and also some tutorials and mod spotlights. Watch some of his videos to get an idea of what's possible with these mods.

Duncan of the Yogscast has a great Tekkit series. Parts 1-3 are more of a mod spolight. Parts 4 and onwards is set up more like a Let's Play series.

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