Tuesday 30 September 2014

Survey + Modpack Update


Just a quick message to thank everyone who has taken the survey so far, if you haven't already you can still have your say using the link below...

Click here to complete the survey.

The feedback has been very positive and interestingly the majority of mods that people have said they would like to see in the pack are definitely going to be in it!

One of the mods requested via the survey wasn't planned to be in the pack but after looking at it in depth we've decided it fits very well with other mods that we had already included and have now got permission to include it, so your feedback really can make a difference!

I'll be closing the survey and posting some statistics in around a week.


Unfortunately we still haven't heard back regarding the two mods we don't have permission for yet.

I've sent the modders a follow up request but if we haven't heard back by 7th October we will have to assume we can't get permission and unfortunately will have to remove them from the pack.

On a good note though we have got permission for 59 out of 61 mods, or 60 out of 62 including the one mentioned above, and had some great feedback from some of the modders who have had a sneak preview of the modpack.

More news to come soon, and we are now getting very close to starting final testing!

Monday 29 September 2014

~Hell Hits The Jackpot!

basebildhelper / ~Hell won the $200,000 jackpot!

What's more he only came on to try it the once,
it was clearly his lucky day!

Remember we pay $500 for every screenshot we use,
it's always fun to see what you guys/gals are up to!

Friday 26 September 2014

Build by mikkelogmor

mikkelogmor submitted this screenshot of his new home...

...looking good!

Remember we pay $500 for every screenshot we use,
it's always fun to see what you guys/gals are up to!

Wednesday 24 September 2014

Have Your Say!

I've put together a short survey (9 questions) about the future of the Tekkit Classic server and the upcoming DiggyVerse modpack, I'd appreciate it if you could take a couple of minutes to complete it and let me know your thoughts!

Click here to complete the survey.


Note: I've fixed the mistake with the age ranges, sorry about that!

Down For Maintenance

The server is down for maintenance as follows:
  1. Full backup/clone - Done.
  2. Clear out old data - Done.
  3. Management interface update - Done.
Scheduled Downtime:
Date: 24/09/14
Started:  8:30 am (UK)
Finished:  9:15 am (UK)

Update - 9:15: All done, the server is back up and the whitelist is turned off!

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Scheduled Maintenance

There will be a scheduled maintenance tomorrow as follows:
  1. Full backup/clone.
  2. Clear out old data.
  3. Management interface update.
Scheduled Downtime:
Date: 23/09/14
Est Start:  8:30 am (UK)
Est Finish:  9:30 am (UK)

Saturday 20 September 2014

Change To Website / Google+

If you look to the right you'll notice that the old blogger and Google+ button have been replaced by an "Add to circles" box, as quite a few of you follow me on Google+ already I thought I'd make it official!

The followers list is private so it won't give others access to your profile etc, but it will allow you to see all my latest blog posts etc on your Google+ feed along with any other random stuff I share publicly.

Thursday 18 September 2014

Modpack Preview - Mushlings!

Introducing one of my custom mobs, the ridiculously cute Mushlings... 

These little guys will spawn in any biome containing large 
mushrooms, including the Biomes O Plenty Fungi Forest.

Be warned they go absolutely crazy at the sight of cake and
may get so excited they gang up on you  and push you 
over a cliff, it has happened to me twice now!

They were my kids idea and are voiced by DigginChickin, 
they actually say 'Ouch' if you hit them!

Tuesday 16 September 2014

Modpack Update

We now have permission for 59 of the 61 mods we are planning to include in the modpack!

As soon as the final list of mods is confirmed (hopefully including the two we are waiting on) we can finalize the configs, finish a few other small jobs and open the server to selected players for testing.

Mojang sold to Microsoft

Ok so for those that haven't heard yet Mojang, the makers of Minecraft as I'm sure you all know, has been sold to Microsoft, details and a statement from Notch are here:

Sunday 14 September 2014

2 x VIP Slots Available

As we have 2 vacant chalets on VIP island I have decided to make 2 VIP slots available!

This years hosting is already covered for our current server (Tekkit Classic) so the funds from these two VIP slots will be used towards hosting for the upcoming DiggyVerse modpack server, donating for this rank will also give you VIP on that server as soon as it launches!

Please remember to email and confirm availability before donating for VIP just in case someone beats you to it as refunds cannot be given.

More details can be found on the Donations page:

Friday 12 September 2014

Network Lag For European Players

FragNet have performed some major upgrades in Frankfurt, Germany, which will give them much better control over network routing when tackling issues such as DDoS attacks, however they are still optimising the new equipment and in the mean time this may be causing some players to experience network lag and random disconnects.

The country you are connecting from and even your ISP will affect the amount of lag you experience (if any) until the optimisations are completed. If you do experience severe network lag then please send me an email at; including your country and ISP so that FragNet can investigate, this will help them identify and fix any issues faster.

Hopefully this isn't affecting too many players and will be resolved soon for those it is affecting!

Tuesday 9 September 2014

Modpack Update - Texture Pack

We hit another landmark today, thanks to contributions from various members of the BDCraft/Sphax forums the 64x DiggyVerse texture pack is now 100% complete!

The final version of the texture pack is around 107 MB* and consists of almost 16000 files, but don't let the size put you off we've tested it on a couple of lower specification systems and if you can run the 64x Tekkit Classic pack you should be able to run this fine as well!

*To clarify - 107 MB is the total size of the pack, so that's the patch + vanilla textures combined, making it somewhat bigger than packs like Hexxit but half the size of the YogsCast pack and slightly smaller than current FTB packs.

Monday 8 September 2014

Down For Maintenance

The server is down for maintenance as follows:
  1. Full backup/clone - Done.
  2. Clear out old data - Done.
  3. Upgrade OnTime - Done.
  4. Test upgraded plugin - Done.
Scheduled Downtime:
Date: 08/09/14
Started:  8:40 am (UK)
Finished:  9:15 am (UK)

Update 9:15 - Looks like my internet connection is finally back to normal again, the server is back up and the whitelist has been removed!

Sunday 7 September 2014

Scheduled Maintenance

There will be a scheduled maintenance tomorrow as follows:
  1. Full backup/clone.
  2. Clear out old data.
  3. Upgrade OnTime.
  4. Test upgraded plugin.
Scheduled Downtime:
Date: 08/09/14
Est Start:  8:30 am (UK)
Est Finish:  9:30 am (UK)

Saturday 6 September 2014

Builds by nevs010 & DigginChickkin

Here is a selection of screenshots of builds by 
nevs010 & DigginChickin
These are all part of the same area:

The Diggin Mansion

 The Diggy Mansion close-up & The Diggy Pearl

 The Diggin Bridge & Nevs Tunnels

Remember we pay $500 for every screenshot we use,
it's always fun to see what you guys/gals are up to!

Friday 5 September 2014

Modpack Preview - GameWorld Prizes

This preview is of something included in my main mod 'DiggysStuff',
tokens and trophies for GameWorld!

I wanted to do something a bit different with GameWorld on the modpack server so I came up with these, the trophies use a completely custom model made by me and can be placed to face different directions just like a furnace etc!

The tokens and trophies come in Bronze, Silver & Gold, coloured to match the vanilla & Metallurgy blocks so they blend in, but you are probably wondering how these fit in with the GameWorld so here are the main things you need to know:

  • We will have 3 tiers of games, with the type of token you get for winning depending on difficulty and/or minimum number of players. 
  • You can use your tokens in a special shop in SpawnWorld to buy various items, including trophies of the same type, or sell them for money.