The CrackPack, also previously titled The Crack Pack, is the official Mindcrack modpack. The original version of it was developed by W92Baj with help from Biffa2001 and maxxori, better known as sciguyryan. The Crackpack 3 modpack was developed by Darkosto in November 2019 after being unlocked as a stretch goal at the 2019 Mindcrack Marathon.
The CrackPack was formerly named Crack the Beast which was to be bundled under Feed the Beast, much like Mindcrack's previous modpack for FTB. In February 2014, a new FTB server was started, the third map of the modded server, using the modpack developed by Baj with the help of the FTB team. Baj had worked hard "to ensure the pack is fully functional and stable [so that players] don't end up with a corrupt world or lost items." Due to the amount of work needed to set up the modpack, Baj decided to drop the FTB launcher and instead use the ATLauncher. The pack was officially launched on 21 April 2014 under the version number 126.96.36.199. CrackPack 188.8.131.52 was released on 14 October 2014.
During the 2019 Mindcrack Marathon on 25-27 October 2019 a stretch goal of $175,000 to unlock Crackpack 3 was announced. A week later on 4 November 2019 Darkosto started developing the pack in a seven day marathon, and on 11 November 2019 Crackpack 3 was officially released on CurseForge and the Twitch launcher.
On 16 May 2014 the modded server was reset, becoming the fourth Mindcrack modded server. Biffa2001 returns as a guest and Coestar, sevadus and WesWilson also join this map as guests. thejims joined the Better Team in early June 2014, BdoubleO100 joined the the Better Team on 27 June 2014, OMGchad joined the Best Team as a guest on 5 July 2014, and adlingtont joined the server in mid July 2014 in his own neutral one man team.
Beginning of the World
This is a list of the members present at the beginning of the world, on 16 May 2014.
Season 2 of CrackPack started on 13 October 2014 as the fifth Mindcrack modded server. It used version 184.108.40.206 of the pack.
Beginning of the World
This is a list of the members present at the beginning of the world. Videos were released on 13 October 2014.
Season 3 of CrackPack started on 27 June 2016 as the sixth Mindcrack modded server.
Season 4 of Crackpack started on 17 November 2019 as the seventh Mindcrack modded server. This season used the new Crackpack 3 modpack. Darkphan and OnlyBentley joined as guests at the start of the new season. For this season they added viewer interaction for streamers on the server through the Content Creator Integration mod, allowing Twitch subs, bits, and tips to affect the world around players.
Beginning of the World
This is a list of the players present at the beginning of the world. Guude and Breon joined four hours after the server started.
Biffa mainly released updates and information on the modpack. On 9 February 2014, he released a list of mods contained in the pack. On 26 March 2014, he released another list of the latest mods. The final list of mods for the 220.127.116.11 release can be viewed on the ATLauncher website. The 18.104.22.168 version was released on 26 Apr 2014 with more updates and additions of mods.
|Applied Energistics||Allows advanced automated storage systems.|
|Ars Magica 2||Adds spell creation / boss monsters|
|BackTools||Shows last equipped tool on back of player model.|
|BiblioCraft||Adds storage shelves / stands for different types of items.|
|Big Reactors||Adds large, multiblock power generation machines to Minecraft. Compatible with Redstone Flux (RF) power.|
|Binnie Mods (Extra Bees and Extra Trees)||Extra Bees and Extra Trees: Expands the Forestry catalogue of bee and tree types.|
|Biomes O' Plenty||Expands the number of biomes that the world generator uses by a significant amount.|
|Blood Magic: Alchemical Wizardry|
|Buildcraft||Adds pipes, engines, etc. It's Buildcraft...|
|Calclavia Core||Adds core functionality needed to support ICBM.|
|Charlotte's Utilities||Aims to make any scale of construction in survival Minecraft much less time consuming, while still keeping the hands-on feel of vanilla survival.|
|Chicken Chunks||Adds the (in)famous chunk loaders.|
|Chisel||Adds a chisel item that lets you carve blocks like cobblestone or sandstone.|
|Code Chicken Core||Adds core functionality needed to support Chicken Chunks, Ender Storage and NEI|
|CoFHCore||Adds core functionality needed for Redstone Arsenal and Thermal Expansion.|
|ComputerCraft||Adds programmable computers.|
|DeadlyWorld||Adds challenging traps made using vanilla items to the world generator.|
|EnderStorage||Adds the color-distinguished ender chests.|
|Evoc (Vanilla Serverside Optimization)||Tweaks certain lag-causing blocks from vanilla Minecraft to reduce server load.|
|Extra Utilities||Adds various small features.|
|Factorization||Adds machines for processing ore, routing items and managing inventory.|
|Finndus Fillies||Horses drop mob-specific items when killed.|
|Flans Mod||Adds guns, planes and other vehicles in Minecraft.|
|Flans Mod Components||Components for Flans mod.|
|Forestry for Minecraft||Greatly enhances trees and adds bees.|
|GraveStone||Players drop a gravestone on death.|
|HatStand||Adds a stand for hats.|
|ICBM||Adds missiles and other military hardware.|
|iChunUtil||Adds core functionality needed for Mob Amputation and Photoreal.|
|IndustrialCraft 2||Adds various engineering machines. It's IC2...|
|InventoryTweaks||Allows easy management of player inventory and chests.|
|Iron Chest||Adds multiple tiers of chests with expanded inventory space.|
|MachineMuse's Modular Powersuits||Adds modular power armour, power tool, and a tinker table to configure them.|
|Magic Bees||Adds Thaumcraft-inspired bees to Forestry.|
|MineFactory Reloaded||Adds various automation machines for farming and similar tasks.|
|Mob Amputation||Mobs and players have a chance to lose limbs.|
|MobiusCore||Adds Evoc-like functionality to client-side instances.|
|Modular ForceField System||Adds force fields.|
|Modular PowerSuits Addons||Addons for MPS.|
|NEI Addons||Allows NEI to display non-standard recipes from various other mods not covered by NEIPlugins.|
|NEIPlugins||Allows NEI to display non-standard recipes from other mods.|
|NotEnoughCodecs||Adds MP3/AAC support to OpenBlocks, enabling its radio station system.|
|NotEnoughItems||Allows you to see and auto-fill recipes. Extremely important!|
|NotEnoughKeys||Enhances the keybindings menu.|
|Numina||A common library of useful functions and utilities for dealing with Minecraft's source code.|
|Obsidian Pressure Plates||Adds obsidian pressure plates that are only triggered by players.|
|OpenBlocks||Adds various random items.|
|OpenMods||Adds core functionality for OpenBlocks, OpenPeripheralsCore and OpenPeripheralsAddons.|
|OpenPeripheralsAddons||Extends OpenPeripheralsCore with more features.|
|OpenPeripheralsCore||Adds peripherals to ComputerCraft, allowing for wider variety of control.|
|Power Crystals Core||Adds core functionality for MineFactory Reloaded.|
|Railcraft||Massively expands the vanilla minecart system.|
|Redstone Arsenal||Allows creation of powerful weapons / tools.|
|Redstone Paste||Vertical redstone with a vanilla feel.|
|Roguelike Dungeons||Adds randomized maze-like dungeons to the world generator.|
|Simply Jetpacks||This is a small mod that adds Redstone Flux-powered jetpacks to the game.|
|Tinkers' Construct||Allows enhanced tool customization.|
|Tinkers Mechworks||Adds neat stuff that doesn't really fit in Tinker's Construct.|
|Thaumcraft||Adds a magic system.|
|Thaumcraft Mob Aspects||Adds Thaumcraft support for monsters from other mods.|
|ThermalExpansion||Adds industrial machines for block processing.|
|The Twilight Forest||Adds an alternate dimension.|
|Universal Electricity||Allows cross-compatability between various energy systems from other mods.|
|Waila||Adds HUD indicator for which mod blocks, mobs, etc. are from.|
|Xeno's Reliquary||Adds various magical-themed items.|
|ZansMiniMap||Adds an in-game minimap.|
- Crackpack 3 at CurseForge.com
- The Crack Pack at ATLauncher.com
- Official CrackPack subreddit
- "MindCrack CRACKPACK & AT Launcher Install Guide"
- Biffa2001 (10 April 2014). "Update on the FTB Pack (10th April 2014)". Reddit. <http://www.reddit.com/r/mindcrack/comments/22oj41/update_on_the_ftb_pack_10th_april_2014/>.
- Mindcrack (4 May 2014). "Mindcrack Podcast - Episode 70 with Lorgon111". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-rFuIlmgzk&t=36m23s>.
- xisumavoid (14 February 2013). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/xisumavoid/status/302037888533680128>.
- W92Baj (25 March 2014). "WHEN WILL THE PACK BE RELEASED?". Reddit. <http://www.reddit.com/r/CrackTheBeast/comments/21coyn/when_will_the_pack_be_released/>.
- W92Baj (19 April 2014). "Important Crack the Beast modpack news". Reddit. <http://www.reddit.com/r/mindcrack/comments/23g8xq/important_crack_the_beast_modpack_news/>.
- W92Baj (20 April 2014). "Crackpack release date". Reddit. <http://www.reddit.com/r/crackpack/comments/23jpyw/crackpack_release_date/>.
- maxxori (14 October 2014). "The Crack Pack v22.214.171.124 - The New Age - Is Live!". Reddit. <http://www.reddit.com/r/crackpack/comments/2j93ju/the_crack_pack_v2000_the_new_age_is_live/>.
- DarkostoTV (11 November 2019). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/DarkostoTV/status/1193802996586401792>.
- MindcrackLP (17 November 2019). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/MindcrackLP/status/1196159059507982337>.
- Biffa2001 (9 February 2014). "The Mods in the Crack The Beast Pack (as of 09.02.14)". Reddit. <http://www.reddit.com/r/mindcrack/comments/1xfv6n/>.
- Biffa2001 (26 March 2014). "Crack The Beast Modpack Update Details (26/03/14)". Reddit. <http://www.reddit.com/r/mindcrack/comments/21eqsw/crack_the_beast_modpack_update_details_260314/>.
- Biffa2001 (26 April 2014). "MindCrack CRACKPACK v 1.1.0 How to Update & New Mods Info (Crack Pack)". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMDH_gzBRT4>.