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[16x][1.7.3]Moderncraft - A texture pack for today's world[WIP]

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 08:30 PM


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Don't you just hate fantasy?

Fantasy is boring. It's all about a hero killing dragons or rescuing princesses. And in the end, the hero gets a big reward from some autocratic ruler, and spends the rest of his life banging said princess.

Certainly in the past these may have been difficult tasks, but today the nobility is all but abolished, and while the bad guy's magical armor may be said to able to withstand a blow from any weapon known to man, the fact is that when the mystical warlock wrought the armor from steel and fairy dust, man didn't know about C4. Boom. Dead.

It is with this in mind that I present:

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Moderncraft is for people who can't take the fantasy aspect of Minecraft. It replaces many of the fantastical elements of Minecraft and replaces them with normal things that exist today. Other, more timeless things, like brick and stone, remain roughly the same.

Let's take a look:

Cobblestone? What is this, 18th century England? Who uses cobblestone for serious purposes anymore? Cobblestone has been changed to Cinderblock.

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Redstone? What, you mean like rubies? Rubies don't carry a current, man. Redstone has been changed to Copper. Copper wires carry electricity. It's that simple, really.

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Netherrack? What does that even mean? No one knows. Netherrack is now some kind of Red Marble. It looks nice as trim, I think.

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Soul Sand: what the hell does that even mean anyway? Why do souls slow me down? Is it their spiritual baggage or something? The weight of my sins? I don't follow it. Soul Sand is now Cautionblock. Cautionblock makes you more cautious, so you slow down.

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Glowstone? What kind of stone glows? It's like something out of that film about the naked blue people. Honestly. Glowstone has been changed to Fluorescents.

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Wooden Ladders? And I suppose you want me to cross one of those rope-and-plank bridges that could be brought down by an overweight bumble bee, too? Wooden Ladders have been replaced by Steel Ladders.

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Torches? What am I, a caveman? Ordinarily I'd suggest the more practical fluorescents, but if you need lighting in a pinch, here are Lightbulbs on Poles:

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Wooden Doors? How am I supposed to find out what's outside if there's wood in my face? Wooden Doors are now Glass Doors.

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Minecart Tracks? With wooden ties? This is 2010, man. You can't build with wooden ties now. Minecart track ties are now made of concrete.
Bonus: Good looking diagonals now possible. (Will be optional for people who want the tracks to curve nicely.)

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Chests? Who still has big hulking chests lying around? They're expensive and difficult to transport. Why not just swipe some big old unused cardboard boxes from a southbound freight and dump things in them instead?

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Alpha version of pack released, above. It doesn't have the full feature set that the full pack will have, but people seem very interested in the pack so far, so I'm giving it out.

Changes in Alpha 6:

-New ingame menus!
-Replaced tools with modern tools.
-Replaced map with "Minecraft A-Z"
-Replaced paper with continuous form paper for your dot-matrix manual-feed printers
-1.8 Support! (as soon as MinecraftCustomizer will accept 1.8 textures...)
-Support for Connected Textures Mod.

Changes in Alpha 5:
-Piston textures
-Made two versions: one with mowed grass and one without, so that the people have a choice.
-New armor icons
-New icons for doors, signs, redstone repeaters.

Changes in Alpha 4:
-Removed Mowed Grass by popular demand.
-Added element symbols for certain items.
-Updated pack for 1.6.

Changes in Alpha 3:

-New armor.
-All blocks have new textures now.
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Posted 30 December 2010 - 08:35 PM

Off to an awesome start.  I like the (mostly) logical alterations that modify existing blocks without making crafting unintuitive.
OMG... I'm totally making ****ing Castle Grayskull puking lava.



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Posted 30 December 2010 - 08:37 PM

This is a really cool pack and i have to say your descrtipiton of each texture is terrific :(


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Posted 30 December 2010 - 08:39 PM

Really great presentation! :D

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 08:42 PM

I just LOVE this. +1  :) for you  :Pig:
An epic idea. Creepers as terrorists  :SSSS:  Just awesome.
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Posted 30 December 2010 - 10:46 PM

Very neat idea! I'll definitely keep my eyes on this :Sheep:


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Posted 30 December 2010 - 10:54 PM

I really like the ideas you have, creeper terrorists, wearable lampshades, etc.


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Posted 30 December 2010 - 11:06 PM

I love it so far... :'3 Will be checking back for a DL link!
In particular, I love the Glowstone changes and the steel ladders~
(and the soul stone comment made me lol. I was thinking the same thing...)



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Posted 30 December 2010 - 11:34 PM

creeper terrorists? Can't you make them some military robot bomb or something? :/



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Posted 31 December 2010 - 12:04 AM

Maybe make torches look like some sort of wall fixture, and take away the flame animation.

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 01:55 AM

Best texture pack I have ever seen. WHEN WILL I BE ABLE TO DOWNLOAD!?!?



Posted 31 December 2010 - 02:09 AM

Looks great, I love your descriptions. "MOWN GRASS It's like the worlds largest golf course" XD

Can't wait for a download. :)
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Posted 31 December 2010 - 02:13 AM

Great idea, nice presentation and thanks so much for your hard work! =]



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Posted 31 December 2010 - 02:39 AM

This looks like a truly awesome texture pack, can't wait for a download link to be available.



Posted 31 December 2010 - 03:05 AM

This is the most fun I've had reading a texture pack description. I love the sarcastic way you explain why the fantasy ancient theme is crap and it's time to move forward.

It would be something crazy to see those said mobs you mention, or how about a cars. They'd probably end up being modeled (to fit this pack) as small sedans, some SUVs, and maybe taxis. What if the minecart was somehow majorly modded into a train or subway of sorts. I wish I was a magical coding genius and could do all that...  :Notch:
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Posted 31 December 2010 - 03:09 AM

I like the direction you're going here. Nice work.
Check out my 64x texture pack, Sandstone.



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Posted 31 December 2010 - 03:22 AM

FINALLY! Ladders that can support my mom! =D
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Posted 31 December 2010 - 06:13 AM

Thanks for all the comments everyone, and to those asking for when the download link is coming: when it's done. :iapprove:

A few more additions... these are what I call "1:00 AM in the morning textures"... so they may end up changing.

Torches? What am I, a caveman? Ordinarily I'd suggest the more practical fluorescents, but if you need lighting in a pinch, here are Lightbulbs on Poles:

Monster Spawners? Uhh... actually, I don't see how to modernize this. I have at least put caution stripes on it so that it's safer, though. (Caution stripes make everything safer.)

Ideally I'd like to remove the redstone sparks, or at least turn them yellow that they look like electrical sparks. The particles file isn't helping me there. Anyone know what I can do about it?
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Posted 31 December 2010 - 06:29 AM

All I have to say is yes... I love it!
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Posted 31 December 2010 - 08:41 AM

nice, nice but what about the wood, I mean you make ladders out of wood and it magicly turns to steel...the doors are made of wood also and they turn to glass, magic magic magic D:
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