Exclusive: New FTB Launcher and Website Preview

Exclusive: New FTB Launcher and Website Preview
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Today at Insomnia Gaming Festival the FTB founder Slowpoke101, Launcher developer JJW123, Site designer Captainnana and ComputerCraft developers Dan200 and Cloudy sat down to a packed panel room audience to talk about FTB and it’s future.

The Site

They started with the announcement of their brand new website. They talked about it’s sleek and easy to navigate look and feel. Compared to the older site it definitely is a huge improvement. Just the art work alone is just amazing. It is very informative about the people behind FTB, each mod developer has their own page to talk about themselves. Full clear information on all FTB packs and the mods used to make those packs. Also the addition of FTB merchandise, T-shirts, hoodies etc. Also there was talk of the ability to buy T-shirts that the mod devs themselves have made.

The site is now live for you to check out for yourselves. Head over to http://www.feed-the-beast.com

All artwork for the site has been designed by @BigBadChris

 

The Launcher

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First images of the new FTB Launcher. Shows the modpack list screen.

Next, talk moved to the new FTB Launcher. What a difference. Where do I start?

Features:

  • New sleek look to match the sites new theme
  • The whole launcher was built from the ground up
  • Easy to navigate, clearly see what mod packs are available all in one area
  • More information on all the packs
  • Resize the launcher to fit your screen
  • You will be able to customise the skin of the launcher to best suit you
  • All mods downloaded will be saved in one place. (Unlike before, where you would download a mod more than once if using multiple packs that had the same mod)
  • You will be able to pick and choose your mods for the packs. All mods can be downloaded individually, instead of just one big zip file.
  • It will be easier to add Private Server packs, Just send a mod list and configs. The launcher will do the rest.
  • The ability to copy a modpack instance will be available, for example- if you play on two Unleashed server that had different configs you can have an instance for both servers.
  • A vanilla instance will be on the launcher, also Snapshots will be available as and when they are released

 

The Launcher isn’t ready yet, but will be ready Soon

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Another preview of the launcher

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23 Comments

  1. Death57Bringer
    August 25, 2013, 5:39 am

    Thank you guys for your effort I appreciate this! FTB is growing up and is becoming better and better. :)

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  2. gotMUSE
    August 25, 2013, 8:04 am

    oh ma gawd that launcher sexy

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  3. Noah
    August 25, 2013, 8:20 am

    I’m very much looking forward to the new launcher! As a private pack owner, I would like to know what version of HTML is supported in the upcoming launcher.

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  4. Tom
    August 25, 2013, 12:17 pm

    That is awesome bro keep up the great fantastic work!

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  5. hailfire
    August 25, 2013, 2:12 pm

    very nice glad to have gotten an update about the progress.

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  6. Qui
    August 25, 2013, 4:47 pm

    Holy crap! this is going to be awesome!

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  7. ShaunYouth
    August 25, 2013, 5:26 pm

    Amazing! I’m a mac user who is willing to beta test if you need one.

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  8. NightWarrior
    August 26, 2013, 9:40 am

    In the new launcher will you be able you make your own mod packs?

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    • jjw123
      August 26, 2013, 3:41 pm

      You will indeed!

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  9. DaLight1
    August 26, 2013, 1:43 pm

    Now you will put the Sphax in the texture pack part?

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  10. Noah
    August 26, 2013, 2:46 pm

    In the new launcher will you be able you make your own mod packs?

    You already can make your own modpacks.

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    • bea
      August 26, 2013, 6:01 pm

      they make it easy to do so

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    • Qui
      August 28, 2013, 6:03 am

      Dude he means makes modpacks in the launcher

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  11. bea
    August 26, 2013, 6:00 pm

    that look so cool i can’t way to see in rl and play with it

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  12. poop
    August 26, 2013, 7:57 pm

    anyone see spoilers for new packs? ;)

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  13. The Spud
    August 27, 2013, 3:57 am

    wow, this launcher looks so much cleaner and amazing!

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  14. morgan
    August 27, 2013, 9:10 am

    plz hurry up! I CANT WAIT!

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  15. akito0499
    August 27, 2013, 2:21 pm

    Wow very nice. I can’t wait!!!! Great job!!

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  16. nl_blocks
    August 28, 2013, 10:13 am

    that launcher is gonna be so SMEXY!!!
    just WOW….
    AWESOME!!

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  17. Jiraiyah
    August 29, 2013, 5:30 am

    I think the biggest question is : will this launcher support mod packs for 1.6.2 or should we wait more for that?

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  18. Alex
    August 29, 2013, 2:25 pm

    I hope they add the clay soldier mod into the new mod packs.

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  19. chris
    August 30, 2013, 2:59 pm

    Why update the launcher when the Mods never get updated????

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  20. Marius
    August 31, 2013, 5:19 am

    :3 FTB was always my favorite now i’ve got more reasons that i can keep it my favorite……hope my english is not too bad xD

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