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Last modified on Aug 4, 2021 in Modpacks
Minecraft is an incredible experience for many, and for many more, it has served as a foundation for far more – With the growing community of modders, Minecraft has seen a giant number of mods and modpacks to tailor the experience to the player’s needs. Whether it’s a set of mods focused on ‘teching up’ through the ages of steam, coal, and fusion, or a modpack dedicated to expanding Minecraft’s adventure more than ever before. Feed The Beast has been a group at the core of many of the most popular modpacks in Minecraft history, including Direwolf, Skyfactory and Infinity Evolved. At Apex we host the latest versions of just about every pack they’ve released, recently, however, FTB had decided to end their partnership with Curseforge, and instead, use their own launcher exclusively for the latest updates of their modpacks.
Still, that doesn’t stop the FTB Launcher from being a convincing choice. With its direct support for all From The Beast modpacks, including modpack-specific RAM settings, it remains the easiest way to play and keep up to date with FTB packs, even when they were still partnered with Twitch. So in this guide, we will look at how to install the FTB launcher and get started with your favorite Feed The Beast modpack!
Minecraft runs on Java, so it’s important to ensure you have the latest version installed, you can always check on Windows by searching and clicking on ‘About Java’ in the Start Menu. (aboutjava.png in drive) If you’re unable to check, you can still always try installing the latest version on the Java Website. It’s important that after you finish installing Java, you restart your computer.Click here to go to the Java Website
On OSX / MacOS
Configuring and running a Modpack on FTB Launcher
Insufficient Memory allocated to Java
Usually this isn’t as much of a problem with FTB packs as the launcher tries to use the recommended size, however if the issue happens, you can fix it by doing this:
It’s important to not raise it much more than 50% of your total system memory. For example, if you have 8GB of RAM, you shouldn’t raise it any further than 4GB.
The app says “Issue connecting to backend… Please wait or relaunch” when starting from the taskbar (Windows)
This error happens if you try pinning the shortcut for the FTB Launcher to your taskbar while it is open. To fix the error: