Tekkit – The Minecraft ModPack

A couple of weeks ago I did an article on Voltz. When reviewing Voltz I mentioned that some of you might have heard of Tekkit but others might not have. That is why I am going to do an article on Tekkit. I won’t be covering Tekkit Lite, I will be cover Tekkit Classic.

In my opinion, Tekkit Classic is a mod-pack that allows you to create large scale complexes and bases. Using equivalent exchange to mass produce items you can quite easily gather vast amounts of materials in short spaces of time.

Tekkit Classic contains:

  • Balkons Weapon Mod
  • BuildCraft
  • BuildCraft Additional Pipes
  • ccSensors
  • ComputerCraft
  • IC2 Charging Bench
  • Dimensional Anchors
  • Equivalent Exchange 2 (EE)
  • EnderStorage
  • Industrial Craft 2
  • IC2 Advanced Machines
  • IC2 Compact Solars
  • IC2 Nuclear Control
  • Immibis Core
  • Inventory Tweaks
  • Iron Chests
  • MAtmos
  • Modular Force Feild System
  • Not Enough Items
  • Nether Ores
  • Power Converters
  • Railcraft
  • RedPower
  • Rei’s Minimap
  • Tube Stuff
  • Wireless Redstone Chicken Bones Edition

As you can see, there are a lot more mods in Tekkit than there are in Voltz. In Tekkit, the mod-pack is essentially based around EE, IC, Railcraft and Buildcraft. Other mods might be needed to help these mods along but you won’t really notice that they aren’t a part of one of the bigger mods. Using these four mods, You can make quarries, solar panels, wind farms, recycle-rs, oil rigs and a lot of other cool machinery.

To start off in the game it is good to get the basic machines then you are able to start upgrading them. EE offers energy condensers, which allow you to duplicate certain items according to how high or low their EMC is. Energy condensers and collectors are possibly my favourite part of EE as they allow you to very easily duplicate items such as diamonds or dark matter. The EE tools and armour are really powerful and they are always something that I will make when playing Tekkit. The EE rings are fairly simple and easy to make (later on in the game), but they offer a lot in return. For example, SwiftWolfs Rending Gale is an EE ring that allows you to fly around as though you had a flying mod installed. (There are a few other EE rings that are fun to play around with but I will leave those for you to play with if you have Tekkit or install it after reading.) Railcraft brings many different types of rail to the game. It allows you to make many complicated rail systems and it can be so much fun. The jumper rails are possibly my favourite part of RailCraft as they have always made awesome entrances to my house, launching me to my front door.

Within Tekkit you are able to make very strong suits of armour, chainsaws, jet packs, mining drills, a mining laser and even a solar panel helmet that can charge an electric jet pack while you are moving around the world. There are many different tools to use but the ones I have already listed are my favourite ones to use.

Once you have reached the stage where there isn’t much more that you can do, that is when I would start to make large factories or compounds to house a power station or huge solar farm. Using EE you can make very large bases, very quickly and that is why the mod-pack is so fun.

Usually when I get bored of Minecraft I switch over to Tekkit to play a tweaked version of Minecraft. It always renews my love for the game and makes me want to download the mods for my normal Minecraft. There is however only one thing that I don’t like about Tekkit and that is the game version. Tekkit uses Minecraft 1.2.5 which means there are a few things that irritate me when going back to this version of Minecraft such as not being able to craft by clicking and dragging my mouse. That is a minor flaw but otherwise the Tekkit mod-pack is superb.


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