1.11.2 and Twitch Update

So, first of all, we updated to 1.11.2, which puts us on the bleeding edge of obsolete. 1.12.1 is PROBABLY going to happen much sooner than 1.11.2 did after 1.10.2, but who knows. Don’t worry about that, just let me know if you run into any weird shit in your builds or bases and I will help you fix it. Everything should be pretty OK though.

In other news, Twitch updated the launcher again and changed their interface, so here’s how to navigate to get to where it matters:

Click ‘Mods’ in the top area of the launcher window:

Then click ‘Minecraft’:

… and that will bring you to your MC Modpacks. It’s pretty stupid, but it’s still way easier to manage a modpack than it was with Technic, so whatever. If you need to add IHTMYL, click ‘Browse All Modpacks’ and search for it.

Migrating to Curse & Twitch Launcher

IHTMYL is leaving the Technic Platform for Curse. This means that from now on, you’ll need to use the Twitch App to play. Here’s what you need to do to install the pack:

  • Have Minecraft installed. Probably taken care of already, but who knows.
  • Get the Twitch App here: https://app.twitch.tv/download
  • In the Twitch app, Minecraft should be available in the left sidebar. Click to go there and then click ‘Browse All Modpacks’.
  • Search for ‘IHTMYL’.
  • Click ‘Install’.

Once you’ve installed the modpack, you can just run it from the Twitch launcher. You’ll be notified of updates automatically from then on.

For reference, you can find the modpack’s CurseForge page here: https://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects/ihtmyl

New Default Options and Resource Pack

I’ve added a mod to sort out the default options for the modpack. The benefit of it being a mod is that it only triggers once and then leaves you alone, so you can set the options to whatever you want and subsequent updates won’t change that.

If you want the options and have run the pack before, I recommend resetting the pack via the technic launcher. Alternatively, go into the modpack’s folder and delete options.txt, optionsof.txt, and servers.dat.

Additionally, I’ve added a resource pack to the modpack itself that I highly recommend using. It’s called ItemBound, and it adds item camouflage for various things if you’re using OptiFine, which is now also included in the pack by default (again). Keep the resource pack at the top of the list. If you use the default options, it goes there automatically. Server resource packs were causing connection issues, so this is the best solution.

Of course, if you feel that you must, you can delete OptiFine. I know it causes performance issues for some.