I've yet to hear back from the admin in charge of the updates for the modpacks, and since there sounds like some reasonable interest in knowing how to fix your own modpack, I'll go ahead and just instruct from here. For anyone that doesn't understand basic windows directory navigation, it may be best for you to wait for the update; mac users will need to try to translate these instructions on their own, but it should be similar.
NOTE: The path that I speak of starts at the directory of which your FTB launcher sits in. Some may have a
different path setup initially here, so keep that in mind when I speak of the "FeedTheBeast" directory.
1) Navigate to *\FeedTheBeast\Earf2\minecraft. 2) Delete or rename the directory "mods" and the directory "config" in this folder. 3) Download THIS 4) Extract it on your desktop or wherever you want 5) Move the mods and config folders from the extraction to the minecraft folder you still have open (see step 1) 6) You should now have a mods and config folder sitting in the same folder as the rest of your minecraft stuff--such as your save folder, log files, settings files, etc. If they don't appear in this directory, you may have placed them inside of another directory within the minecraft folder; correct this.
You should now be able to join the server. Happy tree punching :).
Earflings! I was just notified last night that we are updating to 2.1 officially. I'm proud to announce that the long list of updates we were all receiving at login is now fixed.
The basics have been updated--all the major mods had some form of change. Thaumcraft (yes, that's 4.1), Project Red, Magic Bees, and Chicken Core, to name a few, have all been updated.
We have added Extra Utilities. With this addition, we are officially retiring the old Quarry from BuildCraft as it is a horrible lag beast that needs to die.
Nothing else has REALLY changed, so go ahead and update and have fun! Note that it appears 1.7 compatible versions of mods are starting to arrive. This means the next update to the Earf pack will likely be 1.7, but this won't be coming for a bit yet (there are only 2 or 3 mods out of our ~200 that have 1.7 versions). We will let you all know when this reality begins to come further into focus.
Edit: Okay, this is just nuts. I did a bunch of testing before and things are kind of broken now. I'm forcing a hotfix to update a few things that have been changed in the last week and will be pushing this out immediately. Stay tuned for updates.
UPDATE 1: Looks like we're dumping Miscperipherals, Unsure how many used it, but it did have a few useful diagnostic tools. If anyone is interested in seeking a working version, we were formerly using "miscperipherals-3.4b2", but it isn't compatible with the new version of ComputerCraft (1.63). ==============================================================
The latest malaise has been cured and the server is now fit once more. Please be cautious of any experimentation that you do with redstone timers and computercraft constructions from here on out, people. It hurts us all when you don't communicate that you 'dun goofed.
I am now back from a RL urgent event that needed to be taken care of. I am taking this time right now to let you all know I am aware of the situation and am going to be finding a way to fix this latest problem ASAP. Please stand by for any updates :)