How To Update A Modpack on CurseForge App

As i have got some messages, with questions on how to update my minecraft modpacks on Curseforge, like Pokehaan Craft, Farming Valley etc, i decided to make a small guide.

1: Go to the “My Modpacks” section on Curseforge app.

2: Hover the mouse over the modpack and click on the small “arrow” next to “Play”. This should update the pack automatic.

3: Else it will open this: Now click on the small arrow at the “Select Modpack Version”

4: You should now see all the different versions to the modpack. Now click on the newest one which is the top one, and click “Continue”.

5: The launcher will now begin downloading the newst version, once done you can click play.

Change season length in Farming Valley / Farming Valley Lite

This guide will show you how to change the season lenght on servers, but also on singleplayer.

By default:

1 Season = 30 days in singleplayer

1 Season = 365 days in Multiplayer (as days passes while no one is on the server)

However if you want to change this on a singleplayer/server, you can do the following.

(If on server, skip to step 2)

1: Open the Twitch launcher. Right click on the pack under “mods” and “My modpacks”. Then click “Open folder”.

2: Open the “config” folder.

3: Find the file called “harvestfestival.cfg” and open it. I use Sublime Text to edit config files, but you can also use Notepad++ or even just notepad.

4a: If ýou want to change server, find the line:

I:"Dedicated Server > Days per season"=365

And change 365 to whatever number you want. Then save the file, upload the file to the server, if not already done so, and start it. You need to have the server turned off, before doing this.

4b: If you want to change it in singleplayer, find the line:

I:"Integrated Server > Days per season"=30

Make sure the game/pack is closed before editing it. Now change the number 30, to what you want, and save the file. Then start the pack, and it should have changed.

How To Use The Locate Command

In MineCraft 1.11, a new “locate” command was added. This command shows the coordinates of the closest EndCity, Fortress, Mansion, Mineshaft, Monument, Stronghold, Temple and village or other special buildings/structures in newer versions of Minecraft.

All you have to do is use the following command:

/locate (AND Then use TAB)

You can then use “tab” and it shows the different arguments you can use. Or you can just write the argument. Like

/locate EndCity

Which will show the nearest EndCity

In newer versions there is also a Buried_Treasure, EndCity, Fortress, Mansion, Mineshaft, Monument, Ocean_Ruin, Shipwreck, Stronghold, Desert_Pyramid, Igloo, Jungle_Pyramid, Swamp_Hut, Village and Pillager_Out

So best advice would be to write /locate TAB, and then use the tab button, to see which kind of arguments you can use in the version of Minecraft that you plays.

Disable Daylight Cycle

Want to disable the daylight cycle, so the time will stay the same? Then do the following command:

/gamerule doDaylightCycle false

If you want to make the time move again, change false to true 🙂

So if you want the time to be at x time. First use the time set command, to set the time. And then do above gamerule.

Fix for “Launching the game failed” error

Do you get a error when launching a modpack from the Twitch Minecraft App? That says something like:

” Failed to download file, the file contents differ from what was expected.
Name: jopt-simple-4.6.jar
Filename on disk: jopt-simple-4.6.jar
Path: C:\Users\xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Exists: File “

The issue have been reported to Curse/Twitch, but until they are fixing it. You can fix it yourself. Do the following:

1: Go to the link in the “URL” part. This should download the missing file.

2: Go to the file which is shown in the “path” part. Yours will be different then the one in the screenshot.

3: Now replace/place the file you downloaded at above location.

4: Start the modpack you want to play. It should now start normally.

Fix For Twitch Launcher Not Saving Resolution

Having trouble when using Twitch Launcher, that it does not save the window/scree resolution you have set? Then do the following:

  • Click on the windows button, and write %appdata% and open the appdata folder. This is where minecraft and twitch folder is usually found.
  • Now find Twitch folder
  • Now open the “MinecraftSettings.json” file.
    I like to play in 1920*1080, so i have changed it to the following:

“resolutionWidth”: 1920,
“resolutionHeight”: 1080

  • Hit, save. And restart the launcher. Now your game should start in 1920*1080 every time it loads the pack you play. (I also changed it in the Minecraft.settings, file. But doing it in json file only should be enough.

If it does not, you may need in the Twitch launcher to just once, change the resolution to what you want here too. BUUUT usually above solves the issue 🙂

How Many Ticks Per Seconds

There is 20 ticks per second.

That means that 1 tick happens every 0.05 seconds.

Above info is used a lot when making recipes with CraftTweaker. As many machines needs to know how many ticks a machine should run for with x amount of power. Like for some GregTech machines you need to use:
.duration(40) .EUt(120)
Which then means that the machine will run for 40 ticks which is 2 seconds, and every tick it will use 120 EU, which is a total of 4800 EU.