This update contains no new features, but addresses the need for a config file and other compatibility tweaks. These should now work, along with many other minor bugfixes and tweaks.
This mod adds, as you most likely would guess, the possibility for the player to build a spaceship and fly to the moon! Right now, I will admit, the moon is a very barren place. There are no new mobs. There is only one new ore, and it is hard to reach and has no use. There are no caves under the surface.
There isn't much of anything.
What the moon DOES have, however, is a completely unique building environment that you can only find in a zero-pressure environment. Building on the moon is very different than on Minecraftia. Any building materials that are not strong enough to stand up to the dangers of a vacuum are simply unusable, and liquids are frozen solid instantaneously.
Sadly, the same physics apply to the human body, leading to a bit of exploding unless you are wearing a space-suit!
For now, the mod is mainly a way to test your building skills and to get the hang of the moon-physics system for when I add more to the mod later.
PLEASE NOTE! The mod is complex, and this is just a quick overview, many things will not be covered. Also, the physics are not perfect, and there may be times where it does not want to cooperate.
Space-Suit: Must be worn while in the vacuum of space in order to prevent explosive decompression.
Air Scrubber: Used to create artificial atmospheric conditions similar to those on Minecraftia. To use it, place it in an airtight chamber and right-click it. If the scrub is successful, then the light will turn green and the scrubbed area will function almost identically to normal Minecraftia. CAREFUL! If the air-tight seal of the chamber is lost, then the room will decompress, destroying any fragile blocks that may have been placed as well as putting the player in danger.
Cockpit Block: Used only as the key block in the building of a space-ship. Once the ship has been built around it, right click the cockpit in order to be transferred between the moon and Minecraftia.
Framework Block: This is a block that is not in the screenshots because I have not had the time to make a nice one for it. Since the moon requires you to build out of stone, metal, or glass, I wanted to add another building option for the player. By putting iron ingots in a 2x2 grid, you will get 2 Iron Framework blocks. They operate exactly like Iron blocks, but they cost much less to make, opening up the potential for a more futuristic building style without taking a crazy amount of iron.
Moonstone: The basic block on the moon, it can be smelted to get an iron ingot. Since you needed so much iron to get to the moon, I figured that I would go ahead and be nice. If you are wondering why it does this, look up what happens when you microwave lunar dust. Pretty cool.
Star Blocks: They don't have a use YET, but they will once I start adding the interesting features.
The only other install that the mod requires is the most recent Minecraft Forge.
The usual installation procedure works, and I recommend using Magic Launcher! It makes things a ton easier and gives easier access to the in-game logs.
Magic Launcher (Recommended)
Minecraft Forge Download Page
Moon Mod Download
And a German one!
Currently, there are a few glitches I have not been able to iron out.
- The Earth is no longer shown in the sky while on the moon. I am working on fixing this.
- World gen MAY be very slow for some people. I am working on optimizing this, but for now just let me know if you have any problems.
I want to thank everyone involved in Minecraft Forge for the awesome work they do!
THIS is the fun part.
- Reworked world-gen, including vast undergound oceans and crystal formations
- Many new materials, used for everything from laser-tools to teleporters
- Dangerous moon-mobs
- Much more!
For now, feel free to download the mod and have fun!