昔は、大半のModパックは「台所の流し」のようなものであって、たくさんのModが競合せず一度に動くようデザインされていただけであった。時間とともに、テーマ、カスタムマップ、および目標を備えたFeed The Beast RetroやAgrarian Skies、Infinity、BlightfallといったさまざまなModパックが登場していった。また、Modパックに目標やストーリーラインを設定するためにHardcore Questing Modeもしくはそれ同等のModが頻繁に使用された。
The original Technic modpack and sequel modpacks did not include express permission from the mod authors to redistribute their mods. This later became a problem when SirSengir introduced malicious code to make the Vindictive Bee destroy blocks around it when the mod jar was inside a "technic" folder. Later modpack platforms, including Feed The Beast and ATLauncher, required all modpacks to have permission from all mods inside their modpacks. Due to Curse, Inc. having permission to distribute all mods uploaded to CurseForge, all CurseForge modpacks created through mods hosted on CurseForge automatically have permission.
Although the legal status of modpacks requiring permission to distribute their mods has never been challenged in court, the general consensus is that it is legally required. Because mods are derivative works of Minecraft, Mojang has the right to regulate them. However, they still can be released under licenses that restrict distribution. Additionally, the use of mods without having express permission is generally seen as unethical in the modded community, although mod authors using restrictive licenses is also commonly frowned upon.
- https://www.technicpack.net/modpacks?page=500 [There are 20 modpacks per page times more than 500 pages, meaning there is more than 10,000 modpacks] plus https://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects [more than 5000 at the current count]