How can I install a FTB modpack from a zip file downloaded from the FTB website to a MultiMC instance of Minecraft directly, without using either the Curse launcher or the FTB launcher?
This question is related to but distinct from How i can install FTB modpacks to MultiMC 5?, for which the answer given was downloading the instance with the launcher and tracking the instance in MultiMC. I want to download the zip file of the modpack directly from the FTB website and use that to install FTB onto an instance made and managed entirely through MultiMC, with no use of either Curse or FTB launchers.
As an example, how could the latest release from this page (https://www.feed-the-beast.com/projects/ftb-infinity-evolved/files) be installed into a MultiMC instance?
FTB Infinity Evolved Mod list update. FTB Packs (Archive) Seba13xp 2016-06-01 21:04:50 UTC #1. Modpack Name*: FTB Infinity Evolved. Also better place for broken recipes is Infinity’s bug reporting section in FTB forum. I’m not sure if pack devs read reports from here. A tutorial on how to get the Sphax Texture Pack for the New FTB Infinity Mod Pack. Base Sphax Texture Pack - FTB Infinity Sphax Patch 128x. FTB Continuum is an expert style modpack packed with some of the latest tech mods by Feed the Beast! Majority of the recipes and intended progression that you are used to has been changed. Watch Hypnotizd play through the Feed The Beast (FTB) Infinity Evolved Skyblock modpack. This pack is similar to FTB Infinity Evolved Expert Mode, but with one big change. There is no world.
Doing so this way seems to be possible, but please note: I have not done it before, and I did not follow all the way to the end to make sure that it worked.
First Step: Locate and Download the modpack you want to install into MultiMC 5, I will be using the one that b33f3r linked for me (https://www.feed-the-beast.com/projects/ftb-infinity-evolved/files). Then, extract the downloaded zip file.
Second Step: Open MultiMC 5, and Create a new Instance.
Remember to give it a name, so that you know what it is. Don't forget to set the Minecraft version to the version of the modpack. In this case, it's 1.7.10.
Third Step: Install Forge so that the instance can run the modpack.
Be sure to select the release for the version of Minecraft the pack is in. MultiMC should only show you the versions compatible with the Minecraft version of the instance, but double check. I also recommend using the versions with the Star next to them, as those are the latest recommended builds.
Ftb Infinity Mod List
Fourth Step: Be sure to run the instance at least once now, so that MultiMC will download the base files of Minecraft and Forge. Then you'll want to copy the files from the 'override' folder of the modpack zip file we extracted earlier to the 'minecraft' folder of the instance we just made. Remember we want to copy the folders inside of the 'override' folder, not the 'override' folder itself.
Fifth Step: Download the rest of the mods! This will probably take awhile, but all of the mods appear to be listed on the modpack page under Relations>Dependencies. You'll need to download each mod individually and place them inside of the mods folder in your MultiMC instance. This is the step I didn't do as it would be too time-consuming, which is why most people prefer to use the FTB Launcher.
Keep on Gaming,