Surprise! Strong Bad, It's me.
|Notable builds:||The VoxelModPack|
|Known Aliases:||StrongBad, Strong, Meh, MehStrong, BadMeh|
Not sure whether people read this page because they are interested in me or just want to poke fun at me...
After getting bored of single-player, MehStrongBadMeh decided to explore various multi-player servers in the hopes of seeing some cool builds. He found The Voxel Box after spending no more than 5 minutes each on several other servers. His cart to Citadel inexplicably broke and left him stranded on the tracks. Then, a wild Vanacal appeared and gave MehStrongBadMeh a tour of his builds. At this point, MehStrongBadMeh realized how awesome the Voxel Box was and decided to stay. Several crappy builds later, MehStrongBadMeh managed to get himself whitelisted.
As a member
After being whitelisted on a technicality instead of true building skill, MehStrongBadMeh was determined to prove himself a useful member of The Voxel Box. He spent a significant amount time assisting Vanacal in constructing some cities. StrongBad tried to lend a hand to anyone whenever possible, but it became clear to StrongBad that he must create something of his own. StrongBad built a large spherical structure that looked something like a gyroscope. This build was widely disregarded as being useless. After StrongBad abandoned it, the giant gyroscope was haphazardly moved to a variety of random locations. Trying to design a unique city, StrongBad made a town entirely out of cake buildings. Admins thought the idea was silly and dumb, so StrongBad tore down all of the cake buildings by hand. StrongBad's final build occurred on the ruins of the cake city. He built a large prison complex with a strange zig-zag wall pattern. The project gained the interest of some several members; however, this interest faded quickly as a VoxelPort to the prison was never set up. MehStrongBadMeh gave up on building at this point and has not built any builds of his own on The Voxel Box since.
History of the ModPack
Learning to Mod
Shortly prior to being whitelisted, MehStrongBadMeh asked how everyone was flying. Responses suggested it was something called "Flightmod" or "Flyingmod." After a long and difficult search, MehStrongBadMeh finally discovered that it was actually Zombe's Flymod. Once he downloaded it, MehStrongBadMeh reached another hurdle. He had no idea how to install a mod. After much more searching, MehStrongBadMeh found an informative but extremely rude tutorial about installing mods. At this point, MehStrongBadMeh realized that installing mods is a pain in the ass.
After the update to Minecraft Beta v1.3, people were clamoring for a 1.3 flymod. Someone on Ventrilo was distributing a Beta v1.3 minecraft.jar file that had Zombe's Mods pre-installed. MehStrongBadMeh downloaded a copy of this jar and promptly set it up. Later, StrongBad handed out copies of this jar file to others looking to get flymod. People ironically started referring to this file as "StrongBad's Jar" despite the fact that StrongBad did not package it. StrongBad decided to take it upon himself to package new jar files that contained more mods like ZanMinimap and Improved Chat. These jar files grew in popularity among the users of Ventrilo; however, StrongBad has run into a hurdle, Minecraft's EULA does not allow modified minecraft.jar files to be publicly released. MehStrongBadMeh had to find an alternative method for easily modding Minecraft.
The Official VoxelBox Modpack
Determined to make modding easy for everyone on The Voxel Box, MehStrongBadMeh worked on creating a method of automatically modding minecraft without redistributing a .jar file. After several days of work, StrongBad created a shoddy batch script that used command-line 7-zip to automatically patch mod .class files into an existing existing minecraft.jar. Ridgedog offhandedly gave StrongBad permission to call the installer "Official." As a result, "The Official VoxelBox Modpack v1.0" was released for everyone to download. StrongBad improved the script in modpack v2.0 by adding a config file auto-patcher to the script. He later made config-file auto-patching optional in modpack v3.0. The modpack soon started to grow in popularity. The new VoxelWiki soon added a link to the modpack in the FAQ.