It's much better now but still behaving a bit strange……sometimes it's working and sometimes it's not.
Could you add an option to turn off water evaporating? Cause I fear that it's the source of lag in oceans.
Water evaporation can be turned off in options (see config spoiler in main post) but it doesn't caus the lag. Your water still has to flood caves and it pauses because it turn off the "flow" to prevent lags in other game mechanics. After the water has reached a stable state it will continue to flow. This takes a while in a new world but won't occur anymore after you played a littlebit. If the water wouldn't stop flowing it would just stop your whole game and you would have to wait about 5 minutes until your world is generated.
Works great now
Tried to overflow a ravine under the sea and it ended up like this: http://i928.photobuc...zpsd45a5b25.jpg
Seems that the current algorithm only allows water movement when there is a certain gradient?
Just keep up the good works guys
We were working on alternate fluid mechanics for testing, but we can add an option to enable them.
Then water will act like real water
That sounds like it will be great I've also noticed weird unfilled parts of caves, i have some ideas, firstly if its possible are you eventually planning to make sponges store the water when you break then? I know normal sponges have wet form but that only is 10 water blocks, there is no middle storage points.
And ender sponges don't store water at all... Maybe you could make them store water like redpower battery boxes and thermal expansion tanks? So it just changes the damage value. I know for this you would need to give ender sponges a separate block id but i think it would be worth it.
Also maybe make ender sponges have a separate texture so you can tell the difference. Also a benefit of my first suggestion is that you can use the same thing that makes wet sponges darker to make sponges darker for how much water they have in them so it isnt a instant change and it would be kind of slow.
it's already, like you're saying. Maybe not explained in the thread just yet. Ender sponges just suck and destroy the water.
sponges suck up to 15 blocks and get more wet, till they have reached the level, you can also get in creative.
then they will let any other water just through them and don't suck it up any more. You can pick them up and have 14 water blocks stored in your inventory!
What about, if ender sponges would glow green like the redpower lamps?