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How To Update a Modpack

Last modified on Dec 13, 2021 in Control Panel

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Modpacks are an excellent way to bring excitement to your Minecraft Server which is why we host a wide variety of modpacks for our one-click installation in the control panel. However, frequently there are new updates and patches released for these modpacks. We know how important it is to stay up to date on these packs and you may want to update to these new versions that are released. This is not done automatically when we push the updates, but we will teach you how you can manually update the pack to our latest version.

How to update a Modpack


Checking for an update

To do this you must first check if there is a new update available. You can check this from our Version List.

The Version List has all of our game versions and modpacks listed. You will see two parts on each modpack, latest dev and Apex current. Apex current is what we currently have it updated to, we try to keep the pack always updated to the latest dev however if it is not updated and you don’t want to wait, you will have to manually install the modpack. You can find a guide on doing this here.

Updating Through Panel

  1. Navigate to your Apex Server Panel, then stop the server.
  2. In the bottom-left, select Reset Server Files.
  3. Check the JAR File option only, then press Reset Server.
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  4. When prompted, type in “reset”, then press Reset Files.
  5. Start the server back up.

The jar file should now be updated to the latest available version available!


Updating Through FTP

  1. Once you see that a new update is available and has been updated on the Version Checker you will want to go to your game panel and stop the server.
  2. Now that the server has been stopped, go to FTP File Access and open the jar folder.
  3. Inside will be three files. Minecraft Server Jar, Libraries directory and the modpack server jar.
  4. You will see a jar file named similar to the pack you are running. For example, on the RLCraft pack the jar will be named rl_craft.jar. Delete this file from the jar folder.
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  5. Once the file has been deleted you will then want to go back to the panel and restart the server.
    If the server seems to be endlessly restarting you may need to do the /fml confirm command in order for the server to fully start due to changes with the mods and/or forge. If everything is done correctly then the modpack will be successfully updated.


Common Issues

Server stuck on startup:
If the server seems to be stuck on starting, it is highly likely that you need to type the `/fml confirm` command into the console in order to start the server fully. When changes are made to the mods or Forge, it may require this command.

Server still not updated:
If you have followed these steps and it’s still not updated, make sure that we have it updated on our side from our Version Checker. If you confirm this, stop the server and try to delete the entire jar folder from your FTP File Access. If you are still experiencing issues, feel free to contact our support to assist with this further.

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