What is Tekkit?
Tekkit is a popular Modpack for the World Famous game, Minecraft. This Modpack consists of a variety of mods that change the Vanilla Minecraft game. Tekkit comes with its own launcher (Technic Launcher), making it much easier to install all the required mods at once. You can download the launcher at technicpack.net/download. Using the launcher means there will be no messing manually with files which could lead to a potential corrupt game.
While many Minecraft Mod Packs focus on Magic, the main aspect of Tekkit is Industrialisation. Many use this pack to build factories as there is a huge range of machinery that can be built to carry out complex tasks such as auto-farming and auto-crafting.
Tekkit consists of three different versions of the Mod, Tekkit Classic and Tekkit Lite and the newest, Tekkit Legends.
Tekkit Classic is the same style of Modpack, but with fewer mods than the other. It is an older version of the Modpack.
The Lite version is similar to the Classic only, it contains newer mods.
Tekkit Legends is the brand new remake of Tekkit. It focuses on making the Mod Pack more modern with new machines not found in the old packs.
What Mods are in the Tekkit Modpack?
The majority of mods in this pack are to do with machinery and automation. This pack contains around 62 mods, some of which are very complex. The main mods are listed below, nearly all versions of the mod pack contain these as they play a huge part in changing Vanilla Minecraft.
- Applied Energistics
Includes many compact storage systems and allows for automation of crafting.
- Big Reactors
Allows a new way of fueling all your power-hungry machines. Craft various size reactors, make sure they are cooled correctly or they will blow up!
- Buildcraft – Additional and Logistic pipes
Adds many different pipes and ways of transferring items from one place to another. Also allows for Quarries to be built, making for easy ore gathering.
Customisable Computers! Coded using Lua. Many scripts for these can be found online.
- Equivalent Exchange 3
Let’s you turn certain items into others using a currency called EMC.
- MineFactory Reloaded
This mod adds a way of automating the farming of animals and plants. Also adds some new conveyors and rails which you can use to make automation easy.
- Not Enough Items
One of, if not, the most popular mod out there. Adds a search bar to your inventory menu along with listing all items available in your server. It shows recipes for craftable blocks and items, very convenient for discovering new mods in Tekkit.
- Steve’s Carts
Another mod that makes auto-farming easy. Steve’s Carts adds customisable carts, you can upgrade their speed, storage etc. Can be used to automate a number of things from other mods.
- Thermal Expansion
More than likely, the most used and popular mod in all of the packs. Thermal Expansion adds a huge number of machines to the game. From cobblestone generators and Redstone powered furnaces to Sawmills and Pulverizers. This mod has something for everybody’s needs.
- Atomic Science
Powerful electricity generation. If you enjoy huge power-outputting contraptions then this one’s for you. Build nuclear reactors, fission reactors, thorium power and antimatter generators.
What Do You Need to Run Tekkit?
There are many mods included in the Tekkit Modpack. This means that you will need a decent PC setup to play it smoothly.
The minimum requirements are 4GB of ram and a dual-core CPU. This is the minimum though and may cause some fps issues. If you want to play on higher graphics settings you will need to upgrade to higher specs.
How to Set Up and Host a Tekkit Server
If you would like to host your own Tekkit Server for private or public use, you can do so by following this guide. Tekkit involves many mods so make sure you have enough RAM and CPU speed to be able to host. There are 3 parts to this guide.
Part 1: Setting up Server Files
- Install the latest versions of Java and Minecraft.
Updating Java can be done by going to https://java.com/download/installed.jsp and downloading the update.
To Update Minecraft you can just launch your game and the update should be automatically applied.
- If you don’t have it already, install the Java Development kit.
This is done by going to https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk8-downloads-2133151.html and clicking jdk-8u171-windows-x64.exe. Once downloaded, open the file and install as instructed on-screen.
- Download the Tekkit Server files.
Head to https://www.technicpack.net/modpack/tekkit.552560 and click the blue Server Download button.
- Copy the contents of the downloaded files to a folder.
When you right-click the ZIP file, click on Extract and select your chosen folder.
- Increase Tekkit’s allocated RAM.
Right-click on your Tekkit Launcher file and Click on Edit. Find the “Xmx[number]G -Xms[number]G” text and change “[number]” to the amount of RAM you want to be allocated to Tekkit. The first number is for the max RAM that your server can use and the second is for the minimum RAM it can use.
- Install Tekkit Server Files.
In the folder where you extracted the Server Files too, double-click on the launch file to start installing it. You will see a command prompt window, this means the server is successfully installing.
- Wait for Installation to finish.
The command prompt will stay open for some time, while it is open your files are not done being installed. Read the text and wait for it to say that it has been completed. You can now close the command prompt.
Part 2: Port Forwarding
- Find the IP Address for your computer.
You can find out what this is by heading to https://www.whatismyip.com/.
- Find the IP Address for your router.
Click on Start at the bottom of your screen and open Settings. Open Network & Internet Settings, then select View your network properties and scroll to where it says “Wi-Fi”. The number next to where it says “Default Gateway” is your router’s local IP Address.
- Open your router’s settings page.
Open a browser and in the search bar, type in your router’s local IP Address. This should launch the admin settings page. You may have to log in, details can most likely be found on your router.
- Look for where it says “Port Forwarding”.
All providers settings pages are different, you might need to select advanced settings first to find the option to port forward.
- Make a port forwarding rule.
Find the “Rule” or “IP” text box and input your computer’s local IP Address.
- Set up the protocol to TCP.
Find and press the “UDP” menu button. On the drop-down list, click on “TCP” so that it is selected, it may be a checkbox that needs selected instead.
- Set Up entry and exit ports.
The entry and exit ports should be set to 25565. Where it says “Port” input 25565 into the box.
Once all the information entered is correct, save your files. Now your port should be forwarded, ready to use for your server.
Part 3: Server Setup
- Get your computer’s IP Address.
If you followed the steps from the previous instructions you will already have this. If not, head to https://www.whatismyip.com/ and your computer’s public IP Address is shown next to where it says “Your Public IPv4 is:”.
- Launch Tekkit.
If closed, open up the command prompt from your server files folder.
- Launch Minecraft.
Launch Minecraft and press Play at the centre of the game window.
- Click on Multiplayer and then Add Server.
Type in the name you want to have as your Server name into the box and press Done.
- Set Server Address.
You now need to set your server address to be your computer, do this by inputting “localhost” into the Server Address text box.
You can now join your server and invite other people to join it too.
- Adding more mods (Optional).
You can add more mods to your server by copying the downloaded .jar files into your “mods” folder. This folder should be inside your Server Files folder.