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[1.4.5] AMCO Mod Pack Updated! Now includes Thaumcraft 3! Special Christmas Gift: AMCO 1.4.5 Tech Pack

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  • Location: Barberton, ,OH ,USA

Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:07 AM

Last Updated: Sunday  Dec 16 7:30AM(EST)

Due to the addition of more content into Minecraft, Block IDs had to be changed.  Because this would already break an existing world, I completely reworked the configs so this issue should not arise in the future.  This means that you will have to start a completely new world.  But the benefit can be amazing sometimes.  Enjoy.

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AMCO now has it's own site at AMCO Mod Pack  Check there for the complete list of mods in the pack and for special news about upcoming releases. It was brought to my attention that I slipped up.  The list of the mods in the pack are with the download link on the website.  So if you go to the downloads option you will see both the list and a link for the download.  The download links are also in the instructions for installing below.

What is it: Dozens of the best mods out there, all tested and working together in one download (on Arrrg's system at least).

What's in it:  Higher resolution graphics, new art, new minerals, new tools, better landscapes, new plants, more arrows, lots of bug fixes, and tons more. See the "Credits and Content" links below.

Here are some very nice videos

Here are some nice install videos by TeamMCDivine and WubWubCrafters

Thank you TeamMCDivine and WubWubCrafters

NOTE:  The changes in the pack should not break anyone's world nor have a major impact on it.  Mostly I switched out some Risugami's mods and replaced them with more interesting ones.  The 2 mods that might affect people will be the removal of the Armor Stand and the Shelf mod.  I took these out because some users had reported that they were not displaying mod items correctly.  I will see if a fix is available and if so make the necessary change and place them back in the game.

How to install it:
Backup Everything!Type %appdata% at the top of any explorer window to find the .minecraft folder.
Backup the entire folder by renaming it ‘minecraft_old’  (note the lack of ‘.’ at front).

AMCO requires a fresh copy of the game! There are several dozen mods in AMCO, so it is likely to conflict with anything but a fresh install of Minecraft.

MultiMC Users:  

1. Download the MMC install file
2. Open the downloaded install file
3. Copy the enclosed AMCO 145 Rev 2 folder directly into the instances folder
4. Launch Multi MC, it will find the enclosed new instance you just created
5. Launch the instance doing a force update so it will download the minecraft files
6. Quit the game and then relaunch it. This will install the files and set everything up
7. Enjoy playing Minecraft with the AMCO mod pack

Manual Install:

1. Download the manual install file
2. Download a fresh Minecraft jar
3. Open the minecraft.jar file with your favorite archiving program (I use winrar)
4. Delete the META-INF folder inside
5. Open the manual install file you downloaded
6. Inside of the jars folder you will find additional archivred files.
7. Open the forge file first and copy the files inside into the minecraft.jar
Repeat this step for each of the files in the jars folders.
8. Now launch minecraft so that forge can create the required folders.
9. Exit the game.
10. Now copy all of the files in the minecraft folder in the zip (EXCEPT THE BIN FOLDER) to your .minecraft folder.
11. Launch the game and enjoy playing Minecraft with the AMCO mod pack.

Optional: But highly recommended.You'll have to install these yourself. Install 'Optifine'. Then, you can start using the high resolution texture packs included (or load your own high resolution one).

Optional:  Don't like one of the mods?  Disable it. Go to the .minecraft/mods folder and delete it.


AMCO Tech Pack 1.4.5

Because I want get this out for a Christmas release the current download is for a MultiMC install.  However, by the time most of you know about this I will be able to get a Manual Install ready and uploaded.  Same instructions as above for install. Tech Pack
And here is the manual install:  Manual Tech Pack

Known Bugs:
A bug with the NEI tool tips where if you look at torchberries/roots in block form, they will say sapling/NYI and dissappear. This makes it IMPOSSIBLE to get torchberries.  Try turning off the Tool Tips option in the NEI Options

A small bug where if a limb sticks into a block, it crashes the game. Try setting the Limb Duration down to 5.

Minions Mod  'missing deed config file'. See the spoiler at the end of this for the fix and what to do with it.

Having Trouble?  The forum can probably help, but error logs are required.
Reports bugs by replying to the forum with a copy or your error log.
To obtain an error log, download this batch file to anywhere and run it debug.bat
After running the error test batch file, a log window opens and starts Minecraft.
Make the problem happen again and then close Minecraft.
The log window should then have further instructions for you.
Right-click, Select All, then hit enter to copy it.

Recovery:  (In case something goes horribly wrong)
1)  Delete everything from the new .minecraft folder.  Don’t delete the folder itself, just the contents.
2)  Copy everything from the minecraft_old folder back into the .minecraft folder.

Credits and Contents:
ACMO is created from the fantastic work and written permission from all the modders involved.
Without it none of this would be possible.

Visit the AMCO site for complete info and a history of the pack.

Due to the addition of more content into Minecraft, Block IDs had to be changed.  Because this would already break an existing world, I completely reworked the configs so this issue should not arise in the future.  This means that you will have to start a completely new world.  But the benifit can be amazing sometimes.  Enjoy.

Missing Config file for the Minions Mod

I am looking for people who have an interest in Stargate and Technology, I will be building a tech pack addition of the AMCO pack to be released after the first of the year.  I am looking to put the StargateTech mod in that pack.  For those who are interested you can join with the developer, LordFokas, on irc.esper.net in #StargateTech.

Also, if you like the motion of the water in lakes and some of the other weather conditions we see in life, I would ask that you visit the site of a friend, who, against his usual decision, has allowed AMCO the exclusive right to distribute his mod with this pack.  That would be my friend, Corosus, who does the weather mod included.  You can find his weather mod (and all of his other as well) at Corosus's Mods.  be sure to check out his site for some good mods.


1.  The AMCO Mod Pack is the intellectually property of Arrrg and Shantomken and cannot be distributed through any means other than that provided through this forum thread and the Amco web site.  Anyone attempting or actually distributing this mod pack through any other means can and will be processed to the full extent of the law.

2.  I, Shantomken (aka Kenny) hereby put forth and profoundly proclaim that I will NOT assist anyone in getting permissions from a mod author.  Nor will I attempt in any form or manner to get someone accepted to be a part of forgecraft.  I do not have the acceptance with the people of forgecraft and, even if I did, use that to assist anyone attempting to.

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  • Location: Barberton, ,OH ,USA

Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:17 AM

As I am aware, a lot of you thought I would make the mod pack more 'tech' in nature.  That is far from reality.  I talked with Arrrg about taking over the pack because I had played the tech mods for a long time and they were, in reality, beginning to bore me. After checking out AMCO I began looking more and more at mods that expanded the environment and the playing arena more.  I have found a few and been keeping an eye on them, watching to see if they update.  A few have, others have not.  But I contacted the authors of the major 'tech' mods and quite a few others and got permissions to use their mods in the pack.  My first update is going to be mostly continuing the current mods in the pack and looking at others i know of to include.  So for those who were worried that I would make AMCO a 'Tech Pack' lay your worries to rest.  I have no intent of doing so, having found out the combination of tech stuff just made the game unbalanced.

For those who don't know, I go by 'Kenny' on irc (irc.esper.net) and can nearly always be found in #Direwolf20.  However, with my now maintaining the AMCO pack, I plan to start a channel of my own specifically to help with any issues people have with installing the pack or errors that should occur.  Once I have the channel in place and set up I will edit this post and put the channel name in.



Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:15 PM

is this multiplayer?

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:17 PM

For the moment this is SSP, though nearly all mods will be SMP after 1.3.2.  I do plan to put together a server group if not all mods are up to smp (though this is unlikely).

@jalfje - I have been looking at Metallurgy and I talk with the dev from time time.  I will speaking with him shortly and see if I can get permission to include his mod.



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Posted 27 October 2012 - 12:16 AM

Greetings all.

Just a quick note from Arrrg to say that this really is the new sight for AMCO.
Shantomken is the developer of the pack now.
I approve.

Here are links to old revisoins:

Also, if Creature, Jalfje, and Lucas wouldn't mind deleting thier posts, it would make links to old revisions closer to the top.

Thanks in advance

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 12:41 AM

Where is the download link to the 1.4.2 version?



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Posted 27 October 2012 - 03:49 AM

Many listed mods not switch to 1.4.2 suport yet. So how download possible Posted Image



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Posted 27 October 2012 - 08:45 AM

I installed 1.4.2 from. Unfortunately, when you start at the beginning of the prints are considering an upgrade, and do not spend more. Meta-inf was deleted, even if you can not delete it. I think this link does NOT 1.4.2 AMCO ...
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 09:28 AM

im stuck on an updating screen



Posted 27 October 2012 - 09:41 AM

I LOVE it!!



Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:20 AM

none of the mods are actually found apart from optifine


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Posted 27 October 2012 - 11:27 AM

Oh, Kenny, congrats on the new topic. Will be eagerly awaiting the release, AMCO was one of the first ever modpacks I've played. Posted Image



Posted 28 October 2012 - 02:41 AM

Love the choice of mods, yet another great modpack.
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:26 AM

Please ignore this post. I tried to install on 1.4.2. Derp!


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 06:42 AM

could ya do something like mini-amco, amco what would be smp compatible. I cant no download this cuz i play a lot on servers so mini-amco would be great
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:50 AM

View Postshantomken, on 26 October 2012 - 05:17 PM, said:

For the moment this is SSP, though nearly all mods will be SMP after 1.3.2.  I do plan to put together a server group if not all mods are up to smp (though this is unlikely).

Will you have an official AMCO server list?
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:46 PM

endless updating please give me a sulotion


  • Location: Barberton, ,OH ,USA

Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:57 PM

A release will be forthcoming within the next 3 days.  As I am just taking over I want to just continue the current 1.3.2 pack into 1.4.2 while I search for some more interesting mods to use.

Thank you all for your patience while this switch from one maintainer to another takes place.  Please bare with me while the full transition is made and the small kinks are worked out.

For the moment, the mods with an * by them have updated to 1.4.2.  There are only a few left to update and that will hopefully occur over the next day or so.

For those asking for a mini AMCO SMP pack, I am currently working on this using just the mods which are SMP compatible.


EDIT:  I would like to regretfully announce the discontinuation of Glimmar's Steampunk Textures with the AMCO pack.  It was Glimmar's decision to no longer be included with the pack and I respect that decision.  It was fun while Glimmar's Textures were with the pack and it made it truly enjoyable.  Those textures will be sorely missed and I wish the best to Glimmar with his future plans.  Keep up the good work, and stay strong.



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Posted 30 October 2012 - 03:19 AM

Hmm no offense but in my personal opinion I would have to say its not that great :\ Like it's fun for a little while and stuff. But the thing is I want something that all the mods more interrelate with one another. Maybe others see it but I just don't see the relation to each other. Lots of great mods don't get wrong just kinda thrown together. Also a little overkill. Maybe thought its just not what I am specifically looking for :P kept me busy for 2 hours though I'll admit that one...
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:13 AM

I have used and loved this pack. I will grant it kind of lost a little something after 1.25. A few mods were taken out. That's what happens when stuff does not get updated. I am really looking forward to what these guys are gonna put together next. Arrrg really made minecraft fun for me.