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Setup and Play a Tekkit Server in Minecraft

Last modified on Dec 7, 2023 in Modpacks

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Tekkit is perhaps one of the oldest and most well-known modpacks in the Minecraft community, the follow up to Tekkit Classic. This modpack consists of 101 mods in total and runs on 1.6.4. The modpack itself is mainly technology and space themed, players can expect progression to automate ore and storage of materials which will eventually lead to the player being able to whisk themselves to the moon in a rocket in no time!

If you are looking for a modpack that’s suited for a few close friends combining their resources and knowledge to reach the stars, then this modpack is absolutely for you! This modpack comes as one of many of our preinstalled modpack selections that you can install on your Apex server. We’ll be going through how you can install this both on your server, but also on your own computer and a few tips and tricks on how you can get started playing Tekkit!

How to Make a Tekkit Server

Server-Side Installation:

  1. Head to the Apex Server Panel, then scroll down to the Jar File section.
  2. Click the menu dropdown, then scroll or search for Tekkit.
    Tekk Version
  3. Select “Tekkit” then press Change Version.
  4. It is recommended to create a new world when prompted, to prevent any issues.
  5. Restart the server to load the modpack.


Client-Side Installation:

  1. Download and install the Technic Launcher from their site here.
  2. When the app is opened, go to Modpacks, then search for Tekkit.
  3. Click Tekkit, then press Install.
  4. Once it is done, you can press “Play” in the bottom-right.
    Tekk Technic




Getting Started:

Upon first spawning in, the gameplay is quite similar to the progression of Vanilla Minecraft. Begin with the usual wooden tools, working your way up to an iron pickaxe. Once you are set with basic iron gear, you can turn your focus to collecting some new ores.

New Ores:

Now as you explore, there are some new ores and materials you can find along the way. Some of the most notable are:


Tekk Gems

The ruby, sapphire, and peridot gems are found in their respective ore blocks. When found, these can be used to forge new tools and materials. These can have better stats than diamonds, so it is a worthy investment.

Tekk Copper

Often found at Y-Level 40 or above, copper has many uses in Galacticraft and many other mods throughout Tekkit, such as Atomic Science and Thermal Expansion.

Tekk Tin

Another main ore, usually found between Y-Level 35 to 50. Tin is used in similar mods as copper., finding use in Thermal Expansion, Galacticraft, and MineFactory reloaded.

Tekk Aluminum

Finally, the last base ore added by Galacticraft is Aluminum ore, found between Y-Level 0 to 45. Aluminum is mainly used in Galacticraft items, with less use found in other mods.


Weapons and Tools:

Tekk Weapons

As you progress, you will find there are many pathways to expand and upgrade your tools. Once you have found the aforementioned gems, creating a set of tools will be the most logical step.

Tek Power Suit
Tekk Flux Pick

In the late game, using modular powersuits and redstone arsenal equipment will be an even greater option to perform basic tasks with greater speed. Items like the flux pickaxe can be powered up, providing a boost when the [V] keybind is pressed.

Creating a Rocket – Setup:

Tekkit heavily features the galacticraft mod, so upgrading and building your own rocket is a must as you expand your gameplay. There are a lot of parts and machines required, so it may take some time to get set up. To get started, you’ll need:

Tekk Compressor

This is used to create the heavy duty plated and compressed metal plates you’ll need! It requires 6 aluminum, 1 copper, 1 anvil, and 1 basic wafer.

Tekk Generator

The rest of the machines require power in order to function! The generator turns the coal into power. It requires 4 iron, 1 furnace, 1 aluminum cable, and 3 copper.

Fuel Loader:
Tekk Refinery

This is used alongside the rocket launchpad to provide fuel to the rocket! It requires 5 compressed steel, 1 tin canister, 2 compressed aluminum, and 1 basic wafer.

NASA workbench:
Tekk Work Bench

This is used to actually build the rocket! It requires 4 compressed steel, 1 crafting table, 2 levers, 1 redstone torch, and 1 advanced wafer.

Refinery (GalactiCraft):
Tekk Refinery

This will be used to turn oil into usable rocket fuel! It requires 2 copper canisters, 2 stone, 1 furnace, and 2 compressed steel.


Creating a Rocket – Building:

Tier 1 Rocket:


The rocket is a massive recipe and requires many pieces to fully construct. The rocket itself is made of 8 heavy duty plates, 4 rocket fins, 1 nose cone, and 1 rocket engine.

Tekk NEI

We recommend using the NEI menu that appears in the player inventory. With this, you can search for parts at the bottom, then right-click to view a recipe.
Launch Pad:

Tekk LaunchPad

To craft a launchpad, it requires 3 compressed iron over top of 3 iron blocks. This will provide 9 launch pad blocks to place. Place them in a 3×3 spot in an open area and place the rocket on it.

Tekk Rocket

Once the launch pad and rocket are placed, add your fuel loader to the side and power it. Input your fuel. You are recommended to obtain some further items before departure, such as a parachute, oxygen pieces, and oxygen tanks.

Once you are ready, you can enter your rocket and press [space] to launch and head for the moon.

Notable Dimensions:


Tekk Moon

As part of Galacticraft, this will be the first location you travel to with your Tier-1 rocketship. With dungeons, and bosses, there is plenty to do here as you try to locate the schematics for a Tier-2 rocket.

Tekk Mars

When you eventually create a Tier-2 rocket, you will be able to travel to Mars. Like before, it is filled with dungeons, bosses, and dangerous mobs. Try to survive through here to succeed greater treasures and create better rockets.

Pocket Dimensions:
Tekk DimDoors

The dimensional doors mod adds a twist to the world, creating pocket dimensions throughout the overworld, or allowing you to create your own. It can be dangerous within one, so be prepared.

Tekk Myst

If the existing dimensions aren’t already enough, the MystCraft mod mod allows you to hand-pick attributes to make your own world. Make sure to create a linked book for the overworld though, otherwise you will become stranded!



Overall, the Tekkit modpack is a classic that is still fun to play even now. Despite it being on 1.6.4, the mods used can still be used on more modern versions. If you enjoy exploring dimensions and travelling throughout space, this modpack is definitely for you. Each mod has so many options and possibilities, so any player can easily begin playing their own way. I love building space stations, so I highly recommend checking out this modpack!

Common Issues:

I get an error when joining the server:
Often, if a player is unable to join the server, it is because the modpack isn’t properly installed on your own computer. Ensure you are using the official Tekkit modpack to have all of the proper mods installed to join the server.

My server is stuck loading:
This often happens when a mod is removed from an existing world. You can force the world to load by going to the server console and entering /fml confirm. That should then load the world with the missing mods removed.

Modded items aren’t spawning in the server:
If the mods appear in the creative menu but are not properly appearing on the server, it often means the server is not properly using the modpack. Ensure that the server was switched to Tekkit through the panel and restarted to load it up.

Useful Links:

How To Change The Minecraft Server Version
Tekkit Page

How To Make a Tekkit Server With Apex Hosting

  1. Select your server package from our pricing page
  2. On the ‘Configure Your Server’ page, complete the required fields
  3. Under ‘Server Version’, select your version from the dropdown list
  4. Complete the order and your Tekkit server will be created instantly