So far I'm enjoying the changes-- the addition of LootBags more or less satisfies my main complaint about Modern Skyblock 2, which was that the quest rewards were so pointless and rarely useful ... I'm sorry to see NotEnoughWands go since I love the Displacement Wand but I'm sure there is something similar to be found elsewhere ...
Oh, I was unable to get "A Mob Farm" quest to recognize any kills, even after restarting the game and trying various weapons, so I had to manually complete it via /bq_admin ... dunno, shrug.
foamfix anarchy edition is your best bet for reducing RAM usage in a pack. If the pack already contains that then you can try using command-line java args to change the way garbage collection is done. However be aware that what may be very helpful on one person's machine may bring yours to its knees, if you don't know what you're doing (not that you could do any permanent damage that way).
Here's what I used for MS2 and Infitech 2: -d64 -XX:+DisableExplicitGC -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC -XX:MaxGCPauseMillis=80 -XX:+UseStringDeduplication -XX:+UseCompressedOops -XX:+UseCodeCacheFlushing -XX:ParallelGCThreads=4 -Duser.language=en_US
Don't use those settings on a 32-bit operating system, and I recommend an 8 core CPU, although a 4 core CPU should technically be able to handle it. That final parameter shouldn't be neccessary in a 1.12 pack, but since Twitch doesn't let you specify settings per pack, I just leave it in. In a nutshell these settings cause garbage collection to happen far more often, for much shorter amounts of time, keeping usage much lower than normal. This does make the CPU work harder.
These settings *will* allow a beefy computer to run multiple instances of minecraft, or another RAM instensive program along-side minecraft. These settings *won't* help you run big packs like this on a potato.
If you're still having problems and insist on trying to get the pack to work, then your final option is to "trim the fat" on the pack. Basically you will have to unlock the pack, and then disable any or all of the "useless"/aesthetic mods. While this can save a suprising amount of RAM, you now assume all responsibility for the pack. DO NOT REPORT ISSUES for a modified pack to the pack developer! Also, updating the pack will re-enable all of the mods you disabled (blame the Twitch launcher for being retarded in this regard). Be aware that just because a mod only includes aesthetic blocks does not mean that the modpack developer won't choose to use some of them in recipes in the future! Here is a list of mods which should be safe to disable (this is not comprehensive):
Hi guys, don't know if this is a good forum for this, but I love this pack and am making a lets play/tutorial series on it. Would love it if you could check out the first Ep: https://youtu.be/-qXAKjTdlsY .... and maybe the second one too ;)