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Link to ModPack[edit]

We link to everything but the modpack site. should we?

DrJohnley (talk) 02:41, November 13, 2012 (UTC)

Done. :)

Arkangyl (talk) 05:52, November 13, 2012 (UTC)

Recipe List[edit]

Hello, random FTB noob here. Just wondering if there is a page with a list of all the items and their recipes? I feel like that may be a useful page to have. (I really don't want to mess with anything because you guys are doing a great job with this site)

Simmons572 (talk) 01:19, November 24, 2012 (UTC)Simmons572

Simmons, we are ever adding to the wiki, but for the most part NEI is what you'll want. Only a few items don't get their recipes added--Big name modders tend to know how to let NEI work (or maybe it's a modpack NEI coder making an FTB version of it? I dunno). Try posting a talk:[item] page if the page isn't made yet but you wanna know how it works. --Tokoraptor (talk) 17:28, November 24, 2012 (UTC)

link to forum rather than the wiki's?[edit]

ok looking at the list of the mods. wouldent we rather list the mods in the forums rather than the wiki's (which some are very outdated)

this would give people more information about the mod rather than re-directing to a wiki. besides most of the forum posts meantion their wiki if they want that information.— Chrissyofhailfire (talk) 18:49, November 28, 2012 (UTC)

Irrelevant/inappropriate/possibly harmful content[edit]

So I came on today and noticed a few pages that contained fake and possibly harmful content (calling mods gay, using swear words, etc.). I've cleaned up some of what I saw in the recent changes, but I feel like things will keep popping up. I don't particularly mind being a janitor, of course. I find it kind of Zen (lol Avidyazen. back on topic now). anyways, most of the changes I fixed were submitted by non-members of the site. I feel this could be mitigated by possibly requiring a login to edit the wiki. Just a suggestion. Xanenightwing (talk) 18:49, December 6, 2012 (UTC)

I don't know if Wikia will allow us to restrict editing to registered users. Either way, all we really need is a few active administrators, and maybe an anti-vandalism bot if it gets bad.  TLUL Talk - Contribs 03:05, December 8, 2012 (UTC) 
Wikia does allow restricting access to various access levels. [1]. I think it might be advisable to put atleast basic protection on the front page. Gerbalb (talk) 20:42, December 9, 2012 (UTC)
Weels was busy with school, The best thing to do is to contact me, or another admin, with the link to         the page so we can IP ban the offender for a certain amount of time (and of course, remove the page). Firemx (talk) 15:08, December 22, 2012 (UTC)
I am also now out of school, and my email comes to my phone, so hit me up as well!
DrJohnley (talk) 16:27, December 22, 2012 (UTC)
I never use my wikia email anymore after the site filled my box frankly I will never read 2208 messages I used to watch the wiki grow through my inbox however when we hit off thats all I saw edit after edit it is a wonder and nuisance to behold well done everyone.
Weels1566 (talk) 07:56, January 30, 2013 (UTC)
You can always turn that email feature off, but I use it for all the wikias I edit, good to keep a watchful eye over everything with. User Page. ƒelinoel_Contributions 14:42, January 30, 2013 (UTC)

Magic World Mod-pack[edit]

I have noticed that there are no lnks to wikis or forum pages for the mods exclusivly included in the magic world mod pack, even though the mod pack is an official feed the beast mod-pack. I'm wondering if this wiki is going to include information on this modpack, or if this wiki is just going to focus on the main beta pack. 15:50, December 8, 2012 (UTC)

Agreed. I would change the main page to include the list of mods in different mod-packs available in the FTB launcher, but I don't know wiki formatting. Requesting help... 18:27, December 8, 2012 (UTC)

Hey, we will most likely be focusing on the main mod packs for now, if we get time we may put up some info on the other ones! Firemx (talk) 15:11, December 22, 2012 (UTC)

Overall problem.[edit]

Doesn't found any way to keep chunks loaded in Single Player (without Quarry). Need that to (for example) keep getting power from solar array during the day whenever i am far away from it. 19:41, December 15, 2012 (UTC)

try the world anchor, it's part of rail craft.
Gerbalb (talk) 20:39, December 15, 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! 10:27, December 16, 2012 (UTC)

List of all crafted items![edit]

Hey guys, I'll be working on a list of all of the crafted items with their recipes as asked for!

Just a heads up!Maplethesnippa (talk) 22:01, December 15, 2012 (UTC)

NEI is basically this, though if you could it would save me soo much time with the images! Firemx (talk) 15:12, December 22, 2012 (UTC)

Crafting Grid .pngs[edit]

I scraped some other wikis for crafting Grid_*.png files for use in {{Grid/Crafting_Table}}. So here are some 2500 of those images, many of which have not been added to our repository. http://www.mediafire.com/?fvknwz3n4ckbrdc Please upload as you can as I don't have the time to manually upload them 10 at a time through Special:MultipleUpload. Gerbalb (talk) 18:25, December 16, 2012 (UTC)

Thanks mate! I'll be sure to pick through the suckers! Firemx (talk) 15:13, December 22, 2012 (UTC)

it may or may not be a good idea, but i can upload them all at once if i can get bot privileges. Or i can walk someone else through the process. Gerbalb (talk) 15:53, December 22, 2012 (UTC)


It looks cool and all, but white on black can be really hard to read. IMO the old theme was easier to read and looked fine. Gerbalb (talk) 16:02, December 22, 2012 (UTC)

Nah, I always like the look of white on black, it makes it pop out. ƒelinoel ~ (Talk) 03:00, December 23, 2012 (UTC)
Its usability is pretty poor and it breaks a whole bunch of our templates and stylesheets. Cool is way less important than easy to use and easy to read.Gerbalb (talk) 03:12, December 23, 2012 (UTC)
    I think it's fine, most of the broken templates were hard to read on the previous theme anyways. Firemx (talk) 03:14, December 23, 2012 (UTC)
Those should be easy enough to fix, what broke? ƒelinoel ~ (Talk) 21:33, December 23, 2012 (UTC)
I would suggest changing the background to a slightly lighter colour, like #1A1A1A, just to lessen the contrast between the stark white text and the black bg a little. I'd also like to suggest a black/orange theme to reflect the FTB Modpack better, although it might look too much like the Tekkit Wiki then.. Artsja (talk) 21:50, December 24, 2012 (UTC)

Iron Chests link[edit]

I dunno, the Technic Wikia's Iron Chest article looks better to me than the Tekkit one... ƒelinoel ~ (Talk) 03:00, December 23, 2012 (UTC)

It is. if you want to use that to rewrite our article, go ahead.Gerbalb (talk) 03:04, December 23, 2012 (UTC)
You have to be an admin to edit the main page. ƒelinoel ~ (Talk) 21:33, December 23, 2012 (UTC)
      I protected the main page due to the possibility of "griefing" as it's a high traffic page. Firemx (talk) 09:30, December 24, 2012 (UTC)
Completely understandable, but I just think that that edit should be made and was posting to request that it would. ƒelinoel ~ (Talk) 19:45, December 26, 2012 (UTC)


Hey guys just found this page


That mod isn't in any of the FTB mod packs I've seen so may need removing. 09:04, January 1, 2013 (UTC)Sam

If you mark it with {{Delete}} it gets sent to a category where the mods can see it needs to be deleted. ƒelinoel ~ (Talk) 15:59, January 2, 2013 (UTC)
Traincraft is actually in the Mindcrack pack. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Gerbalb (talk · contribs)
Hmm, can we get someone to restore it then? ƒelinoel ~ (Talk) 13:48, January 3, 2013 (UTC)


I have a suggestion for the front page.

I think there is redundency with the use of Modpacks and Mod titles.

It is also a minefield of links when you go into looking at the modpacks which users are going to want to research to determine the appropriate pack to use. 


In this format

-Each mod name could be linked

-Each mod pack name could be linked

-External Wiki/Forum links could be within mod links themselves

-Future mods could be listed before they are added.


NOTE: I know the X's don't accurately represent the modpacks. It's just an example.

Formallyintroduced (talk) 21:26, January 3, 2013 (UTC)

Ah, yes, I've been looking for a way to better format the list. It was a temporary solution. I will see to it asap. Thanks for the suggestion! Artsja (talk) 16:09, January 7, 2013 (UTC)

Front Page Worries[edit]

I believe that the front page needs to be edited. For one, there is what seems to be a poorly worded advertisement for a specific server just sitting there. How has this been calmly overlooked while on the front page? However, it is currently locked. The offending paragraph needs to be deleted.

Iconmaster (talk) 20:38, January 4, 2013 (UTC)

I had overlooked that. It's gone now. If any member of the Admin team feels that it was necessary make your case. Gerbalb (talk) 20:47, January 4, 2013 (UTC)
It was you that removed it?
(Weels1566 (talk) 03:27, January 10, 2013 (UTC))

Dismemberment Mod Addition[edit]

I think that a good mod to add to the mod pack that would not add any new items would be the dismemberment mod, it allows you to dismember the limbs of mobs by hitting them in different places and when they die they fall into a pile of their limbs, it does not add any new items to the game and it does not change gameplay but it does add a fun way to watch mobs die and also encourages players to go and fight, twinned with the current mod pack it would make an excellent addition 06:18, January 5, 2013 (UTC)

We are not theFTB team and this is not the place to make suggestions for additions to the modpack.Gerbalb (talk) 13:05, January 5, 2013 (UTC)
We certinely aern't the FTB team however we can help you add it to your client simply click edit modpack at the top of launcher and add the mod now your client can dismember as it wishes however servers will not.
Weels1566 (talk) 08:00, January 30, 2013 (UTC)
I didn't think that was what he was asking? User Page. ƒelinoel_Contributions 14:42, January 30, 2013 (UTC)

Mods on frontpage?[edit]

I'm thinking we should maybe add a list of all of the documented mods on this wiki to the frontpage in addition to the individual mod packs. Like the Tekkit wiki, people are going to come here for information about mods even if they aren't using FTB. Adding the mods to the front-page will help them find their way around the wiki more easily. FHannes (talk) 15:15, January 7, 2013 (UTC)

Could you elaborate? The table that is currently on the front page is expandable and lists all mods they contain. Artsja (talk) 16:12, January 7, 2013 (UTC)
Maybe we should add a note below the table that says it is expandable. User Page. ƒelinoel_Contributions 16:21, January 7, 2013 (UTC)
Well, I didn't notice that it's expandable, but still, that seeems like a very messy approach that will get worse as the number of mod packs grows... FHannes (talk) 16:42, January 7, 2013 (UTC)
I'm trying to work out a better way to include all the information while keeping it clean and concise. I did like the idea of a table with which would make it easy to compare the modpacks, like the one User:Formallyintroduced suggested. However, we could completely scrap the table and have a navbox-like list for modpacks and the mods in them.  Artsja (talk) 17:20, January 7, 2013 (UTC)

Multiple Mod Link on front page[edit]

On the front page, under the Universal Electricity pack, there are to links to MFFS (the MFFS link and the Modular Forcefield Systems link) that both link to the same page. Just thought that people should know

Theyshisizj (talk) 19:23, January 17, 2013 (UTC)theyshisizj

I was unable to add an edit description, but we have multiple pages regarding DrCephs petrol gen, or petroleum generator. —Preceding unsigned comment added by DrJohnley (talk · contribs)

How do you mean? User Page. ƒelinoel_Contributions 20:20, January 22, 2013 (UTC)

Wiki focuses on Beta Pack?[edit]

The page currently reads "This temporarily focuses on the main Feed The Beast Pack (currently Beta A) as the other sections are still under development." But is that really the case anymore? Beta Pack A is being deprecated, and this wiki has pretty much expanded to cover Direwolf and MindCrack (probably the main 2 ftb modpacks now). And there's certainly no reason to stop there, I'm sure our writers would gladly cover other modpacks too if we actually played them. --Kahless61 (talk) 19:59, February 1, 2013 (UTC)

Hey, I've modified the front-page so it's a bit more up-to-date. FHannes (talk) 20:51, February 1, 2013 (UTC)
Woah that would have been an ancient statement then... since only for a very short time did people think that the Beta Pack A would be an actual beta for anything. User Page. ƒelinoel_Contributions 21:04, February 1, 2013 (UTC)

Link to video resources[edit]

Not knowing where to put this I'll mention it here. On many of the pages there were videos on the old wiki. Now on the new pages it seems there are only images for the videos, the video embedding is gone. I don't know how to fix this, nor do I know if this is intentional. It doesn't seem to be intentional though.-- 05:29, 8 February 2013 (CET)

The Wikia system was very customized, as a ersult, some things, like videos were handled differently. We're working on restoring them. RZR0 (talk) 10:20, 8 February 2013 (CET)


I have added the {{Interwiki}} template that lets you add links to the same article on Minecraft Wiki and/or the official FTB Wiki. You can see example uses here and here.

In order to make linking to them (in the template or otherwise) easier, I propose the addition of these two wikis to the interwiki map (this needs to be done by someone who can directly edit the wiki's database, here is how to). —Fenhl 02:13, 11 March 2013 (CET)

This looks like a good idea, but I don't see why we need this for linking to the official wiki, we're trying to create a better source of information than the official wiki provides, linking to it seems counter productive. RZR0 (talk) 10:32, 11 March 2013 (CET)
I've added mc wiki to the interwiki map. RZR0 (talk) 11:02, 11 March 2013 (CET)
Thanks! I have updated {{Interwiki}} to use the actual interwiki link. I see your point against linking to the official wiki, and their contribution system is not something I would want to have to work with, but, you know, it's official… I dunno. I'll start adding links to Minecraft Wiki only for now. —Fenhl 21:57, 11 March 2013 (CET)
My main concern is that people would be discouraged from contributing to the wiki if they find information on the official wiki that's not on here yet. RZR0 (talk) 22:28, 11 March 2013 (CET)

Custom CSS[edit]

It would be great if someone with access to LocalSettings.php could enable $wgAllowUserCss, which allows users of this wiki to customize how the wiki appears for them. For instance, I usually turn off the special coloring for visited links. —Fenhl 13:27, 22 March 2013 (CET)

I'll look into that. We don't have coloring for visited links though. =) RZR0 (talk) 04:12, 4 April 2013 (CEST)
The Vector skin does. —Fenhl 07:28, 4 April 2013 (CEST)
Should be active now. RZR0 (talk) 13:16, 4 April 2013 (CEST)


Has anyone managed to get Monobook to look right for them? It has some weird visual artifacts for me, some of which I haven't been able to completely eliminate. Kunjmaji (talk | contribs) 06:38, 12 May 2013 (CEST)

Request change of Mindcrack version to 8.3.2[edit]

Hi, the current release of mindcrack is version 8.3.2. I fixed it on the Mindcrack article, but I can't do it here. Thanks for fixing.

Related things on the same page[edit]

Would it be possible to place all the articles about, for example coppe (Ingot, Ore, Dust, ect) on the same page? Now some articles don't really add something, like Tiny Pile of Copper Dust. It would be much clearer to have an overhauling page listing all the copper related stuff. Jurrepur (talk) 12:39, 18 July 2013 (CEST)

Unbalanced and Unhinged Icons[edit]

Whoever added the Icons for Unhinged and Unbalanced forgot to add links, they are just images. Can't fix it myself, don't have the permissions. --Heniv181 (talk) 18:29, 9 August 2013 (CEST)

Sorted. Thanks for pointing it out! --timrem (talk) 18:36, 9 August 2013 (CEST)

Full list of mods - Front page clutter[edit]

Is it just me, or it feels like the front page of this wiki has just too much information propelled up your face, when it comes to modpacks? I enjoy the colorful sorting of the modpacks sprites, but the list down below is just too much for me. Any idea how (if at all) could be optimized? Does a first time user WANT that much choice when visiting this wiki? Also, apart from original/third party modpack difference, could there be any other sorting scenario? Simone (talk) 00:47, 25 August 2013 (CEST)

I think the list is rather useful, I use it all the time to navigate. RZR0 RZR0 (RZR0's Talk Page Talk | RZR0's Contributions Contributions) 10:43, 25 August 2013 (CEST)