It was a long time in the making, but the new Forge server is complete. With a little over 80 mods, there is a lot to do (a complete list will be available soon), but the general theme is technology and adventure. We have Aether II, Applied Energistics 2, Factorization, Immersive Engineering, Mekanism, Thaumcraft, and more. We are using Minecraft 1.7.10 because it is much more stable and has a lot more awesome mods available. Once 1.10.2, or so, has had more time to become stable we will upgrade to that, but until then we are sticking with 1.7.10. We are using Technic Pack to host our modpack, so for those already familiar with that, here's what you need to get started (but read below for tips): Modpack: http://www.technicpack.net/modpack/minecreate-darkness.739797 IP: roid.minecreate.com Teamspeak: ts3.minecreate.com:1337 For those new to using the Technic Launcher, you can download it here <http://www.technicpack.net/download> and login (don't forget to use your email address if your Minecraft account is attached to Mojang, which it should be!). Once logged in, I suggest changing the amount of Memory your client has access to by clicking on Launcher Options at the top right Then clicking on the JAVA SETTINGS tab and setting Memory from 2-4GB depending on how much available RAM you have on your system. (If you only have 4GB of RAM on your computer, you may want to set it to 2GB at most, but if you have 8GB+ I suggest 4GB of RAM). In the end, the more memory Minecraft has access to, the less likely Minecraft will have to load resources onto your hard disk, which has a very slow fetching time compared to RAM and this will slow your game down immensely. Of course, at a certain point Minecraft won't need any more space, so allocating too much might just hurt more than help as your computer needs access to RAM as well. After this is done, at the top left enter in the Modpack URL above into the 'Add Pack or Search' field or search for MiNECREATE - The Darkness and install that pack. After this, we HIGHLY suggest installing OptiFine for general performance improvements. To get that, go to https://optifine.net/ and find Downloads. We will want the Minecraft 1.7.10 OptiFine 1.7.10 HD U D4 version. The D6 version will crash the client, so do not install that version. After downloading that, granted you have Technic installed to the default place (which can be found under Launch Options > General Settings > Install Folder), go to AppData\Roaming\.technic\modpacks\minecreate-darkness\mods (a quick way to find AppData is to type %appdata% into Windows "Run" program). Place the downloaded OptiFine mod here. The only other suggestion we can make is to make sure you have the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) x64 or 64-bit installed. Without getting the 64-bit version, you will not be able to allocate more than 2-4GB of RAM to Minecraft (depending on video card memory). If doing an upgrade, make sure to uninstall your previous version of Java first, then install the new version after rebooting. After this, you are ready to play! Please send us any suggestions or complaints you have in the Suggestions & Feedback section of the forums. We spent a lot of time to make sure the experience will go smoothly, but with over 80 mods, there is a lot of material that didn't get tested. Also, if there are any features that you don't have access to in the current mods, petition that they be added in the Suggestions & Feedback section and we will consider it. See you all on the server!