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  1. --DO NOT POST BAN APPEALS or "Why was I banned" topics in general chat-- That is THIS forum and all other "General Discussion" sections Please use the ban appeal section. These topics will be deleted.
  2. Greetings fellow trainers! We have opened Pixel Academy to the general public! To install the pack please visit this link: Or search your Technic launcher for Pixel Academy
  3. --DO NOT POST BAN APPEALS or "Why was I banned" topics in general chat-- That is THIS forum and all other "General Discussion" sections Please use the ban appeal section. These topics will be deleted.
  4. Hello Everyone! Over the last couple of weeks there have been a couple of disputes, full-on fights, internal to staff and external discussions over one issue: Rules, and enforcement of these rules. This issue has made it's way up to Josh, the owner of JAC Gaming. We all recognize there is a problem - on both sides of the problem. Staff and players define things differently, and staff enforce differently. Some players follow the rules, some don't, and some push the limits to see what they can do. We recognize there has been a decline in players, quality of staff, and it's management. Because of numerous factors - from Josh switching to SantosRP, quick staff promotions, lack of training, a change of player base; high staff, player, and server turnover; something needed to be done. This is one reason why I'm here. I've been a long-time Jac player, former staff turned to a server owner separate from JAC, and back to a player; so I've seen all sides of the community. I'm here to help JAC grow, by presenting different viewpoints and ideas I'm also here to help out with the back-end engineering to ensure our servers stay up, and perform the best they can. One task I asked to observe what's been going on, and provide input back and provide ways to "make JAC great again". After discussions with Josh, Grant, VoSkorbia and some others, it was decided that we needed to update our terms of service to clarify what is, and isn't allowed; as well as officially publish our staff charter - this describes how staff should be interacting with everyone. These new terms are available under the community tab; and are effective 1/1/2017 as in line with our old TOS stating we would try and publish it 30 days before it becomes effective. The thought of updating our TOS has been floating around for a while, and recent events was the catalyst to make it happen. These where approved by Josh, and as of 1/1/17 are in full effect for everyone, staff included. We also have Staff and Player complaint forums. These are here for players to report what's going on - because honestly, we're not on all the time, and we don't want to be in police the community mode. Everyone should do their part. These forums are only visible to managers and up; and the person making the report. Please be aware that we may not respond to every report; as we will investigate the issue and take action depending on what is found. ----------------------------------- The second half of this announcement is related to a project that some of you have heard whispers of. It's called AgesPVP. This is a my brainchild after playing on some other networks; and taking elements that I like from each of them and combining into what should be a different play experience for everyone. AgesPVP is a multi server (although we'll start with one) modified Vanilla PVP server. Each server is themed into different era's and will have unique feel to them. There will be a couple of challenge ages where some things will be limited to force creative ways to pvp and build bases. AgesPVP will be 1.8; and we can do other game styles as well, so if you have a suggestion of something you would like to see, like a Jailbreak, or similar please post it in the Ages PVP suggestion forum. So how does AgesPVP and Jac tie together? Well loosely. AgesPVP is ran on my servers, but I'm teaming with JAC to leverage an already established player base, website, store and staff. Current staff that have the JAC, Architect or similar global permissions will have the same on AgesPVP. We will be taking donations and offering ranks - but it will be different than the current modded minecraft to comply with EULA. The ranks will apply only to the survival world to begin with, and if we get enough draw for minigames/other game modes we'll offer specific things for that. tl;dr; TOS updated, effective 1/1/17, New Vanilla server coming.
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  6. Hello Everyone, I haven't seen a topic on it, so I threw one together. As you should be aware by now, Minecraft uses Java. Java is a great programming language to program in, however it has some issues. One of the biggest issues is how it handles memory. It's bad. Plain and simple. This means with larger and more complex modpacks like LGM we need to make sure we give it enough ram. I'm not going to go into processor vs video card, laptop vs desktop etc. this post is focused on memory only, as it's a quick fix for a lot of issues. You may be asking, but why do we need to worry about this, can't I just play it? well, yes. BUT if you don't check a couple of settings and make adjustments, you may be limiting yourself to a very small amount of ram - 1GB. This is the default for Technic, and if you have a 32-bit Java or operating system. To start, we need to see if your computer is 32 or 64bits. This refers to how much data your processor/cpu can access at one time. 32bits has some limits - in relation to this post, this is 4GB of ram. If you're 64 bits, you can use much more. I'm going to focus on windows, as Mac/apple is already 64 bits with any of the newer OSX versions. To start, click on your start menu. If it looks like this: you have windows 7. otherwise you have 8, 8.1 or 10. If you have windows 7, right click "computer" and select properties. If you have windows 10, right click your start menu and select system: From here you'll see the following screen: See the two highlighted areas? This is what we care about. Note the installed memory (usable number) and system type. If your system type says "32-bit operating system" then you're pretty stuck. You may want to upgrade to a 64-bit operating system if you can, this is outside of the scope of this document. If you have a 64-bit operating system, proceed below Now that we know your memory and system type, close this window, and launch Technic pack. In the upper right corner click Launcher options: You'll see a new window. Click on java settings, you'll see this window: see the "minecraft java version" above? make sure it says 1.8 and 64-bit. If it doesn't goto this url and download this file - "offline windows 64-bit" and install it. If you're not sure how to, it's the same way you did technic. if it asks to install mcafee, norton or any other "add-on" application, tell it no. and reboot. At this point, you should have a 64-bit operating system and 64-bit java Remember the usable memory from your system page, this is where it matters. You need to set your memory for minecraft to be a reasonable amount. I would not go over 75% of your usable memory. This is because you need some room for your operating system, and other background programs. Here's a good chart that I use: Usable -------------------------- Set minecraft to Less than 2GB 1GB 2GB-2.5GB 1.5GB 2.5GB - 3.5GB 2GB 3.5GB - 4.5GB 3GB 4.5GB and over 4GB If you have a crazy amount of ram, like 8-16+GB you can set it higher, however I have not seen any benefit of over 4GB, unless you're playing something crazy like FTB unlitmate. The above numbers are good starting points. You may need to adjust up or down depending on if your computer crashes or if it's slow. if you set your memory down lower. And as always, keep calm and mine on!