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Modpacks (short for mod packages, or modification packages) are packages of mods. Over fifteen thousand modpacks for Minecraft currently exist[1], all with various themes. Virtually all modpacks use mods created for the Java Edition.


Due to how complex configuring mods to work together was, modpacks were created. One of the earliest modpacks was Technic, which was released in Beta 1.7. After being spotlighted by The Yogscast, it became very popular, and inspired further modpacks as well as the Technic launcher.

Over time, other platforms arose, including Feed The Beast and ATLauncher. Many, perhaps even most, players of modded Minecraft use modpacks rather than downloading and configuring mods manually.

Originally, most modpacks were "kitchen sink" modpacks; they included a number of mods designed to work together, but nothing more. Various modpacks with themes, custom maps, and goals rose over time, such as Feed The Beast Retro, Agrarian Skies, Infinity and Blightfall. Hardcore Questing Mode and similar mods have been frequently used to give modpacks a goal or a storyline.


The original Technic modpack and sequel modpacks did not include express permission from the mod authors to redistribute their mods. This later became a problem when SirSengir introduced malicious code to make the Vindictive Bee destroy blocks around it when the mod jar was inside a "technic" folder. Later modpack platforms, including Feed The Beast and ATLauncher, required all modpacks to have permission from all mods inside their modpacks. Due to Curse, Inc. having permission to distribute all mods uploaded to CurseForge, all CurseForge modpacks created through mods hosted on CurseForge automatically have permission.

Although the legal status of modpacks requiring permission to distribute their mods has never been challenged in court, the general consensus is that it is legally required. Because mods are derivative works of Minecraft, Mojang has the right to regulate them[2]. However, they still can be released under licenses that restrict distribution[3]. Additionally, the use of mods without having express permission is generally seen as unethical in the modded community, although mod authors using restrictive licenses is also commonly frowned upon[4][5][6].

List of modpacks

By letter – A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Age of Engineering  Agrarian Skies: Hardcore Quest  All the Mods (modpack)  All the Mods 3: Lite  All the Mods 3  All the Mods 6  All the Mods 7  Ampz Modpack  Awakening  Banished  Blightfall  BloodNBones  BronyModPack  Cloud 9  Compact Claustrophobia  Crackpack  Crash Landing  Departed  Direwolf20 (1.6.4)  Direwolf20 (1.7.10)  Direwolf20 1.10.2  Direwolf20 1.12  Direwolf20 1.16  Direwolf20 1.5  Direwolf20 Pack  Enigmatica 2  Explorer's Mystery  FTB Academy  FTB Beyond  FTB Builders Paradise  FTB Continuum  FTB Endeavour  FTB Horizons III  FTB Horizons: Daybreaker  FTB Infinity Evolved Skyblock  FTB Infinity Evolved  FTB Infinity Lite 1.10  FTB Interactions  FTB Lite  FTB Mage Quest  FTB Omnia  FTB Pyramid Reborn  FTB Revelation  FTB Sky Adventures  FTB Sky Odyssey  FTB Skyfactory Challenges  FTB Stoneblock 2  FTB Terra  FTB Ultimate Reloaded  FTB Ultimate  FTB Unhinged  FTB Unleashed  FTBLite 3  FTBLite2  Feed The Beast Beta Pack A  Feed The Beast Egg Hunt  Feed The Beast Retro SMP  Feed The Beast Retro SSP  Fine&Refined  Fire in the Pipe 2  FoolCraft  GT New Horizons  Getting Started (FTB Revelation)  Hellworld  HermitPack  Hexxit  Horizons  Hypothermia  Infamy Modern Warfare  Into The Betweenlands  Inventions  La Enkoda Pack  Lapito's Galacticraft Modpack  Magic Farm 2  Magic Farm  Magic World 2  Magic World  Magicraft  Material Energy^3  MindCrack Pack  Monster  New World Mod Pack  Omnifactory  Panilla  Pax Challenge Pack  Project Ozone 2: Reloaded  Project Ozone Lite  RLCraft  RPG Immersion Pack  Regrowth  Resonant Rise  Resurrection  Running Red  SkyFactory 2.5  SkyFactory 2  SkyFactory 3  Slow's Stream Pack  Tech World 2  Tech World  Tekkit Classic  Tekkit Lite  Tekkit  Test Pack Please Ignore  Thaumcraftian Adventures 2  The Technical Diversity  TolkienCraft II  Trident (modpack)  Unstable 1.7.x  Valhelsia 3  Vanilla Plus  Volcano Block  VoxelModPack  WikiPack 3  YogCraft Modpack