First download the Feed The Beast launcher. Click on Pack codes in the upper right corner in the launcher and type in “palpack”. PalCraft will then be listed under 3rd party modpacks and is ready for download.
There are specifically two mods/tweaks installed in the PalCraft pack that you will have to get aquinted with in order to make progress in the game.
Iguanas Tinker Tweaks will not let you craft any vanilla tools. Instead you will start to appreciate those otherwise quite pointless gravel blocks. Get three gravel blocks and craft yourself a piece of flint. Now you can start using Tinker’s Construct to make your initial tools.
If you’ve thought of improving your dietary habits The Spice of Life will get you started. After a while you will notice that a strict carrot, potatoe or any other one sided diet will get you nowhere. The nutrition value drops to zero and you will stay hungry unless you eat something else.
P.S. Be warned: mining in the nether has never been as exciting as it is now. D.S.