Special Sauce is our own custom built Kitchen Sink style modpack with something for everyone. Nature, More blocks for building, Machinery, Technology, Magic, and more. The original Special Sauce launched back in December of 2015 as a 1.7.10 modpack. Since then we have been through 2 more versions with the last being a 1.10.2 based pack.
For this latest version, we are returning to our Adultcraft Modded roots and going back to a 1.7.10 based pack. We are doing this for a few reasons. 1. Nostalgia. 2. Stability. 1.7.10 modded is much more stable than any of the newer versions primarily due to the core behind modded servers having to be completely re-written thanks to Microsoft taking over Minecraft and being all stingy with their code. 3. Features. While there are some things lost by going back due to them being developed in 1.10.2+ modded, there is also TONS more things available for 1.7.10 that never were updated for newer versions.
CONNECTION INFO: This pack is launched via Technic (Technicpack.net). There is a couple different Special Sauce packs on Technic so be sure to download the correct pack. This pack is named "AC Special Sauce 1.7.10". We are using a custom main menu, so there is no server address to put in once you launch your client.
STARTING INFO: There is a few important things to know before you join this server for the first time.
As has been the case with the last few servers on our community, you will need to claim your land before you can build or mine in the overworld. You will start with ZERO claim blocks so in order to be able to claim land, you need to obtain claim blocks. There is 3 ways to obtain the claim blocks you need.
Playing online. You will earn claim blocks as you are playing.
Participate in the economy and buy claim blocks. You earn money while playing (NON AFK) and you can mine ores and sell the processed blocks to the server shop in the mall. The money you earn from these methods can be used to buy more claim blocks. (an important note with this, the money you earn from being online and not afk is deposited into a "bank" for the Time Is Money (TIM) plugin. You need to visit one of the ATMs located around town to "withdrawl" this money into your server economy balance.)
Visit our Donor Store and purchase in game currency in the Special Sauce section of the store. This money can then be used to buy more claimblocks in game.
Since you will start with no claim blocks, everyone will start with $200 in game currency (IGC). There is a bunch of houses setup in the spawn city that can be rented so you have somewhere safe to live until you obtain enough claim blocks to venture out into the wild. That $200 IGC will be allow you to rent the house for 3 weeks which should be more than enough time to get started in the wild. You will not be able to build inside these houses, but there is a bed, chests, and furnace in every house so you have a place to store your stuff for a while. To rent one of the houses, simply find one that has not been rented and click the rental sign in front of the house.
There is 3 main buildings you will want to find the locations of.
Mall. The mall is on the east edge of the spawn city. In the mall is the server shop and spaces for players to setup their own shops. From the spawn, there is a minecart train you can ride to the mall. Just click the button to spawn a minecart, hop in the cart, and wait. The cart will launch automatically after a few seconds.
Public smelter. There are public smelters setup inside a build just to the east/northeast of the main spawn building. Be sure you empty everything from the smelter when you are done. Any materials you leave behind in the smelter is considered to be abandoned.
Portal Building. The portal building is right next to the smelter building. There are currently portals to the Mining World, Quarry World, and Lava Worlds setup there. (be sure to read the info further down about the Quarry and Lava worlds)
Most of the rest of the spawn city is just for decoration, but be sure to look around. The staff and players that helped me get this setup (let's be honest, they did 99% of the work on building spawn, I just got in the way whenever I could) did an AMAZING job and put in a lot of hard work.
FLYING: This is gonna be a big one for some people. Flying IS NOT a premium perk on Sauce. There is several mods that allow flying gear to be crafted.
I'm sure I missed important stuff here, but I'll add it later if I think of it :)
LAVA / QUARRY INFO:
Lava is an excellent source of power, especially early game. To help make this easier, we have a dedicated lava world setup that you can pump lava from. THE ONLY lava pump that is permitted is the Ender Thermic pump from Extra Utilities. This pump may ONLY be placed in the lava world!
Each player is permitted a maximum of ONE lava pump setup.
Ender Tanks are a great way to send lava from your lava world pump to the overworld.
There are pockets of water in the lava so when building your setup, it is a good idea to put some sort of water trap on your setup to allow for that. If you do not, you run the risk of pumping water into your lava network.
Put a sign on your pump setup so we can identify who is setup there.
SET A HOME at your pump! (and delete/reset your home when you move the pump)
The lava world will get reset as needed. We will post in the MOTD at least 1 week prior to the reset giving players time to pick up their pumps. Any pump setups lost to a reset WILL NOT be replaced.
QUARRY MINING. Most methods of automated mining provided by various mods in the pack have been disabled. The 2 exceptions (and only allowed automated mining/quarry setups) are the MineFactoryReloaded Laser Drill and the Extra Utilities Ender Quarry.
The Mining Lasers may be setup in the overworld since they do not actually alter the ground.
The Ender Quarries MUST be setup in the Quarry world. (also, the Ender Quarry is the only permitted quarry/miner allowed in the Quarry World.)
Each player is allowed a max of ONE Ender Quarry setup.
There is currently no limit on the MFR Laser Drills however, the standard rule applies where if your setup causes lag, I will break it!
Be sure to put a sign with your name on it where you have your Ender Quarry setup.
SET A HOME at your quarry! (and delete/reset your home when you move your quarry)
Max Ender Quarry setup size is 64x64 blocks.
The Quarry world will be reset as needed. A warning will be posted in the MOTD at least 1 week prior to the reset so you have time to collect your quarry. Quarry setups lost to reset will NOT be replaced.
Currently, there are no chunkloaders permitted. (Ender Quarry and Ender Thermic Pump being the exception as they are self chunkloading and only allowed in their respective authorized worlds). This WILL be changing in the very near future and we will be implementing BetterChunkLoaders (BCL) and Dimensional Anchors.
When enabled, you will be able to craft a Dimensional Anchor which will be set to allow players to load 3 chunks. If you want to load more chunks, this will be available via the donor store with BCL chunkloaders. Both the Dimensional Anchor and BCL will be ONLINE chunkloaders only.(to keep stuff running at your base while you are elsewhere on the server).
I currently have no plans to enable ALWAYS ON/OFFLINE chunkloaders for players on Sauce.
I will be implenting this soon, but I do not have a date set for these to be enabled. Do not ask when they will be ready! You may see messages regarding loading chunks when you are using Iron and Diamond blocks currently. This is part of BCL which is in the server already, but not configured for use yet.
We have a mod in the pack called MC HELI that provides tanks, helicopters, planes, and various other things. Presently, the weapons on the aircraft have issues and there were issues during testing with flying around in aircraft faster than the world could render around you.
For these reasons and a couple others, these vehicles have been disabled from crafting and are banned from player use. You will see some around in the world placed as decoration and they should only be accessed by staff. (I'm planning on loading up players from time to time to just fly around for fun)
COMBAT WORLD: We are planning over the next couple months or so to setup a Combat/PVP world (PVP is enabled on the server already in the rest of the worlds however griefing/harrasment rules apply as normal). The purpose of the combat world will be to allow a place for players to use the various weaponry provided by different mods (several mods add guns of different types) to have battles (think paintball/airsoft type arenas). If anyone is interested in help build a few different style arenas in this world, send me a message on Enjin or Discord.
Again, I'm sure there is stuff I'm forgetting, and I will update it later as I think of stuff. I will work on posting a full mod list over the next week or so. I will also work on a banned item list (it's a heavy modded pack so yea, there is banned items). Most, if not all the current banned items have been either completely removed or at least had their recipes removed but the current list may be adjusted at any time.
I want to give a big shoutout to all those that helped me get the server ready with testing and build spawn. Without their help, LadyJuggles, MartyMunch, Ahmera, LostInTime92, JadedHeaven, Sparitsa, Arckona, DrugFre4Me, & MellyBeans!
SPECIAL SAUCE SERVER RULES!
THIS LIST IS NOT ALL INCLUSIVE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANYTIME!
All standard Adultcraft rules apply!
Limit of 1 Ender Quarry per player (teams may setup 1 per player as well)
Limit of 1 Ender Thermic Pump for lava per player (teams may setup 1 per player as well)
Ender Quarry and Ender Thermic Pumps may ONLY be setup in their respective world.
Unless invited by a staff member, do not interact with MC HELI vehicles/aircraft.
Building/Mining in the overworld is ONLY permitted inside your claims. There is a Mining world you can go mine freely in.
Builds in other worlds are not protected by claims however, they are protected by block logging and our standard Adultcraft rules. Basically, if it's not yours, leave it alone.
Building in public resource worlds (Nether, End, Mining, Quarry, Lava) is not recommened. Items lost to resets of these worlds WILL NOT be replaced. Items lost to other players griefing/stealing will be handled according to our rules.
Limit of 1 Galacticraft Space Station per player.
SPECIAL SAUCE BANNED ITEMS
THIS LIST IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANYTIME!
All machines capable of automatic mining with the exception of the MFR Laser Drill and Extra Utilities Ender Quarry
AppliedEnergistics2 Spatial Storage components and dimensions
RFTools Dimension building/editing machines.
RFTools Player Built Dimensions
Any item from mods that "chunkload" (with the exception of the Dimensional Anchor when it's enabled)