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    posted a message on [MAJOR UPDATE: New routes, many new buildings, and more!] Mountain Village in Savanna M Biome

    Back again with a massive update! Seeing as Photobucket no longer allows my photos to be viewable, I've taken the opportunity to take a much more updated and relevant series of photos.


    Since the last update, I've created two major new routes - a north and south path, yet to be named. These feature a school, a temple of worship, a library, a hospital, and a doctors surgery. I've also added an observatory at the summit of the mountain, and added a food shop and a pub to Acacia Avenue, alongside many more minor aesthetic improvements.


    Hope you enjoy it, and as always, feedback and constructive criticism is welcome!


    DOWNLOAD LINK: http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/mountain-village-in-savanna-m-biome/


    ^ Main entrance into the village


    ^ View of Town Hall, hanging bridge, and bank


    ^ Town Hall


    ^ Post Office and Prison


    ^ Town Centre with Beacon


    ^ Train Station


    ^ Train Station platforms


    ^ Train tracks


    ^ Train tracks


    ^ Hanging cafe


    ^ Housing area


    ^ Farm


    ^ Acacia Avenue


    ^ Food Shop


    ^ Pub


    ^ Ore Shop (with rear access to mine)


    ^ Enchantment/Magic Shop


    ^ Communal Mine


    ^ North Falls Underpass


    ^ Temple of Worship


    ^ North Falls Academy (school)


    ^ Doctors Surgery and Hospital


    ^ Staircase leading to End Castle (work in progress)

    Posted in: Creative Mode
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    posted a message on Whatever happened to the Ragecraft Faithful (64x64) thread?

    http://www.minecraftforum.net/forums/mapping-and-modding/resource-packs/2128869-stevens-traditional-64x-a-64x64-faithful


    Is this the one you're looking for? Wondering if the thread was renamed as I remembered it being called Ragecraft Faithful but when searching, found this and it appears identical. Hope this is what you're looking for!

    Posted in: Resource Pack Discussion
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    posted a message on [b1.4-1.9] OptiFine History

    For MC 1.6.4, which is the more recent/better version: 1.6.4_L, 1.6.4_HD_U or 1.6.4_HD? Unsure of the differences, would appreciate the help! Thanks for the thread :)

    Posted in: Minecraft Mods
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    posted a message on So there's good news, and then REALLY concerning news...

    Haven't read all of the comments yet so forgive me if this has been mentioned - but bear in mind that PE is only about £5 as opposed to what, nearly £20 for PC? (Not sure of dollars.) Sure maybe PE has sold more copies, but maybe the fact it's a lot cheaper means a lot more people will buy it, not play it a great deal, then forget about it - whereas spending £20 on a game is more of a commitment. A year or two ago I bought Minecraft PE as I'd never played Minecraft before but was interested. After getting into it and reading stuff online about the wonders of the PC version, I made it my priority to get a laptop so I could play Minecraft PC. Within a year of playing PE I got a laptop and PC Minecraft, and now, over a year after buying MCPC I still love it and play pretty much daily. Whereas recently, I've updated MCPE out of curiosity and had a play, I still don't find it close to as good as MCPC. Even if all the features caught up to the PC version, the controls of a PC/laptop make MCPC the pleasure that it is to play. So maybe even though there's more sales of PE, there's still more players of PC if that makes sense? I might be wrong but just a possibility I thought was worth suggesting.


    That aside, I do agree that it's pretty bad they're renaming the original Minecraft and making the console versions just "Minecraft". But I think/hope for a large amount of players, Minecraft PC will always remain "Minecraft".

    Posted in: Discussion
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    posted a message on New to MC PC - recommendations

    Congratulations! As someone who started out playing pocket edition and longing to get a laptop to play the pc version, I can say that you won't regret it! Had the PC version for over a year now and still play pretty much daily.


    Most important mod I can recommend is Optifine - by default it significantly improves framerate, and also it adds loads more performance settings plus an option for 32x render distance - even if you don't need the improved framerate it's worth using. From my limited knowledge I doubt that PC will have any trouble with shaders - although I guess it depends on your preferences, I'm happy with anything around 40fps+ whereas I've seen people that are only happy with much higher. However if my laptop with i5 processor, 8gb RAM and the 'dreaded' intel graphics hd 520 can comfortably run a water-only shader pack, I imagine your desktop will have no trouble with full shaderpacks.


    I second the Biomes o' Plenty recommendation as well. I also like a mod called Quark that's pretty minimal in comparison but adds various useful things. For navigating I recommend Xaero's minimap and Xaero's world map, which work together or separately. I've always found that with Biomes o Plenty, the default maps don't work properly, so Xaero's world map is a more than adequate stand in.


    Hope you enjoy MCPC!

    Posted in: Discussion
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    posted a message on How do you summon the courage/effort/will to rebuild?

    Thanks very much for all the replies - especially those of you who suggested trying to improve it instead of just copy it from memory! Decided to go down that route, and although it's all very similar, I've improved on parts and so far so good, I think. Already rebuilt all of the important bits (as far as I can remember at least) to an extent that I'm not too worried about the smaller details, I'm comfortable to do them as I go along knowing I have a rough enough idea of how it did look and how to improve on it.


    As for the backups situation - I know I can still make backups in vanilla, but in my modded world I use an autobackup mod that does it every halfan hour or so for me. So I can be really lazy with backing up my vanilla world haha. However as I type I am in the process of doing just that! Thank you :D


    (If anyone is interested the latest version will be available through the link in my signature shortly)

    Posted in: Discussion
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    posted a message on Why bother with auto-farms?

    Maybe it's to do with the satisfaction of building something slightly more complex - although I have yet to build an automatic farm so my opinion probably isn't the most helpful. also as previously mentioned, people use villagers to replant crops.


    Minecraft takes about an hour to get boring, even if you use your creativity. They just need to add USEFUL things. Last time they did that was 1.6, adding the horses actually added another thing to do.


    Totally disagree with this, I've played for about a year and a half and haven't got bored yet!
    Posted in: Discussion
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    posted a message on Need honest opinions and advice please!
    Quote from Strahan202»

    Looks fine. Why do you care what other people think? Stuff like this is subjective. You may have one guy saying so-and-so color scheme is God awful whilst another person thinks it's awesome.


    If you like it, cool. You have nobody to impress after all.


    I dunno, I guess caring what other people think is mostly universal whether we like to admit it or not. I do like it and build for my own satisfaction, but I'm interested to get other points of view on improvements as I enjoy improving my world - if someone suggested something that I didn't like then I obviously wouldn't do it, however with the great variety of building styles and playing styles I figured it was a good idea to ask for opinions and advice to give me inspiration on how I can improve. I like to show off what I've accomplished to the rest of the world, as do many others, and there's nothing wrong with that. Seeking approval is very natural - as is wanting to improve something I'm already pleased with.

    Opinions and advice still appreciated, please and thanks!
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on Sacred Springs survival map journey! (HUGE UPDATE: Aesthetics, hard mode, exploration, The End, and more!)

    Updated! Apologies for the lack of updates - mainly thanks to a combination of a couple of weeks without internet, and becoming brave enough in-game to play on hard mode so been very caught up killing ALL the mobs :lol:


    Here's a birdseye view of my home biome, as it's been a while since I posted the last one and a lot has changed:



    And here's an updated view of my explored area - won't lie, I'm pretty pleased with how much I've explored so far! Still have yet to find a Mystic Grove or Mesa biome, but I'm told by fellow forum-goers that I'm in for some luck soon! Waiting till all my mods are released for 1.11 to explore more, so there should be some interesting travel updates coming soon! (The yellow 'S' is a stronghold, the red arrow is just next to my home biome):



    Worked on the aesthetics of the main bridge at the front of my house - changed the supports from spruce wood to brick arches and oak wood, so far I'm pleased with the way it looks:



    I've also improved the enchanting tower - the position was bugging me as it appeared to line up too well with the position of the train station tower which may sound a little silly but I'm picky when it comes to things like that haha... didn't take too long to reposition anyway! Also I made it much taller and I think it makes it look a bit more impressive from a distance:



    After trying and failing to design my own multi-mob xp/item farm, I used this tutorial:


    on Youtube to create myself a wonderful Blaze farm - pleased to report it's extremely efficient and I can't see myself ever running short on XP or blaze rods thanks to it:



    Started working on a nether rail system as well - although I haven't got very far with it, I'm pleased with the design so far:



    Finally reached The End! Used some diamond armour and some gold armour - got the gold armour from combining mob drops. Credit goes to my Looting III sword! Pretty sure it was all, or mostly, enchanted. Wore a pumpkin on my head to avoid provoking endermen - thankfully the resource pack I've been using, Lithos, makes visibility a bit better whilst wearing a pumpkin - although not clear enough that it feels cheaty! Also used an enchanted bow with Power-something. Used the separate set of armour because I didn't want to risk losing my own - it's mostly thanks to my armour that I've become brave enough to play in hard mode haha! Turned out to be a wise decision as I died pretty soon - and when I went back to try and retrieve my items, continuously died in what I now understand to be dragon breath (the purple fuzzy-looking particles in the third image):



    Also since I seem to have overcome my irrational fear of hostile mobs, I've worked my way up to hard mode and have been playing hard mode often - which means I've encountered a couple of skeleton traps! Here is the first one, in which I managed to kill all the skeletons without killing any of the horses:



    I improved the aesthetics of the bridge over the train tracks to the north of the front of my house. Looks much better and feels more functional:



    And lastly (although this isn't written in chronological order), I created a bridge leading off of my orchard area leading to a cave spider spawner in a mineshaft I found nearby. The bridge isn't finished yet, but you can see where it's going design-wise (clearly my cats wanted in on this one too):



    Also added a few more mods - Chimneys, Redstone Paste, and MoarSigns, as you can see from the updated mod list:



    That's all for this update - this is an extra large one, so thanks for bearing with me till this point! I hope you're enjoying my adventures and building so far, please check out the world download link (also updated) to have a look for yourself! As always, opinions and constructive criticism are appreciated - would be nice just to know that anyone is interested in this! Please and thank you :)

    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on Xaero's World Map [Forge 1.12.2 | 1.12.1 | 1.12 | 1.11.2 | 1.11 | 1.10.2 | 1.10 | 1.8.9 | 1.7.10] - Fullscreen Map

    Okay thank you! Don't want to rename my backups as I have a few and don't want to get myself confused, but I'm guessing this means replacing both the null and non-null folders with the original versions will fix it too? Thanks :)


    EDIT: Realised what you meant, done it and it worked! Simple fix, thanks again!

    Posted in: Minecraft Mods
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