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Posted 04 February 2011 - 07:01 PM

Change log
V1  started the thread
V2.1 added some graphics for area blocks
V2.2 Added some graphics for computer blocks
V3 added ideas for cars and boats edited a bunch of stuff and updated the area and computer block images.
V3.1 Added the pictures for Propellers and Wheels.  feb 6
V3.2 change the recipe for the Propellers so it wasn't a compass. :/ feb 7
V3.3 added submarines and ballast tanks. feb 7
V3.4 added ballast tank image
V4 added 3 new types of propellers

I had a few idea's for custom vehicles but having no java experience and I turn to you OH GREAT MINECRAFT MODDING COMMUNITY to make my dreams a reality *sniff*. *end sappy intro*
Please read the entire post or at least both versions of building stuff (Area block and Computer block) before leaveing.:)
Also I would appreciate it if you would post so I know people are reading this.

I came up with two different ways of building custom airplanes and vehicles, recipes for blocks, Pictures and what I believe would be enough to start a project.

Table of content
Building methods includes instructions for making airplanes/spaceships
1. Area block
2. computer block.
boat's, car's and other such things.
1. Cars/Carts
2. Boats
3. Submarines
controls for for your creations
1. Planes
2. Cars
3. Boats
4. Submarines
Misc
pictures and graphics
End comments

Building methods

1. Area block

To begin you would build a area block.
:D  = redstone dust
Diamond can be replaced with gold or iron
:White:  :White:  :White:
:White:  :Diamond:  :White:
:White:  :RedShroom:  :White:
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when placed it would make a Cube around it out of white cloth
iron = 15 cloth blocks on each side of the cube
Gold = 41 cloth blocks on each side of the cube
diamond 99 cloth blocks on each side of the cube

your cube of cloth blocks would have the area block on the bottom side of the cube in the middle of the cloth blocks and a opening on one side for you to get in.

once you have your cube you could put whatever materials you wanted inside and begin construction of your airplane, once you were finished constructing your plane you would right click the cube with whatever ore it was made with and it would take the ore and spit out a lever.
place the lever on your ship switch it on and you would go into flying mode and the cube and area block would be destroyed.

2. computer block.

To begin you would build a computer block.
:RedShroom:  = redstone dust
:Iron:  :RedShroom:  :Iron:
:RedShroom:  :Diamond:  :RedShroom:
:Iron:  :RedShroom:  :Iron:
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now build your airplane make sure everything is connected and the plane isn't touching the ground or anything connected to the ground.
Once you have your plane built, place the Computer block somewhere inside touching the walls or floor doesn't matter as long as it's connected.
The block would begin to scan the the ship and figure out what blocks belong to the ship( i figured it would look at all the blocks and items connected to it by blocks).
After the scan completes it would spit out a lever then you would place the lever on the ship activate it and you would go into flying mode.
boat's, car's and other such things.

1. Cars/Carts
My idea for this is simple take the area/computer block build you car/cart how you would a plane.
now before you finish add wheels somewheres to your cart.(will draw up a graphic for this(done))
when when you finish and the scan detects the wheels it will create a cart/car instead of the plane.
crafting method for wheels.
:log: logs = planks
:RedShroom:  = redstone dust
[]  :log:  :RedShroom:
:log:  :Iron:  :log:
[]  :log:  []
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2. Boats

My idea for this is simple take the area/computer block build you boat how you would a plane.
now before you finish add propellers somewhere to your boat.(will draw up a graphic for this(Done))
when when you finish and the scan detects the propellers it will create a boat instead of the plane.
once finished it will fall so you'll need to have it land into water.
Propeller recipes
:RedShroom: = Redstone dust
:log: = planks
:--+: = Oar
:P = smoothstone
Iron propeller
:Iron:  []  :Iron:
[]  :RedShroom:  []
:Iron:  []  :Iron:
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Oar
[]  :log:  :log:
[]  :|:  :log:
:|:  []  []
Paddle wheel
:--+:  :RedShroom:  :--+:
[]  :log:  []
:--+:  []  :--+:
Smokestack
[]  :Red:  []
[]  :P  []
[]  :Furnace:  []
The red cloth can be replaced by any color cloth and it would make a band of color around the top


3. Submarines
My idea for this is simple take the area/computer block build you submarine how you would a plane.
now before you finish add propellers and ballast tank somewhere to your submarine.(will draw up a graphic for this)
when when you finish and the scan detects the propellers it will create a submarine instead of the plane.
once finished it will fall so you'll need to have it land into water.
Ballast tank recipe
:Iron:  :Iron:  :Iron:
:Iron:  []  :Iron:
:Iron:  :Iron:  :Iron:  = Ballast tank half X2
The ballast tank half would look like a big roundish rectangle cut in half.
You would place the first half then place the other half connecting to the first half then you would get a whole ballast tank.
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controls for for your creations

1. Planes

"W" and "S" would control you moving forwards and backwards.
"A" and "D" would turn you left and right
"Q" and "E" would make you go up and down
You would use the mouse to look around from where you turn on the lever
Left click would still work so if you had a button that shot arrows out of dispensers on your ship(AWESOME) you could still use it while flying (TOTALLY AWESOME).
To get out of flying mode press the lever again.
When you press the lever to go out of flying mode your plane would snap to the nearest normal grid.

2. Cars
"W" and "S" would control you moving forwards and backwards.
"A" and "D" would turn you left and right
Spacebar would make you jump maybe 2 blocks high so you can travel over much more varied terrain and not just roads.
You would use the mouse to look around from where you turn on the lever
Left click would still work for you James bond car with arrow dispensers
Press the lever again to exit.
When you press the lever to go out of driving mode your car/cart would snap to the nearest normal grid. then fall so you cant make your cars hover.

3. Boats
"W" and "S" would control you moving forwards and backwards.
"A" and "D" would turn you left and right
You would use the mouse to look around from where you turn on the lever
Left click would still work so you can have your pirate ship with arrow cannons.
Press the lever again to exit
When you press the lever to go out of driving mode your boat would snap to the nearest normal grid.

4. Submarines
"W" and "S" would control you moving forwards and backwards.
"A" and "D" would turn you left and right
"Q" and "E" would make you go up and down
You would use the mouse to look around from where you turn on the lever
Left click would still work.
To get out of flying mode press the lever again.
When you press the lever to go out of controll mode your sub would snap to the nearest normal grid.

Misc
Damage I think vwhicles should be able to take damage so if you run into a TNT explosion (how would do this I don't know) your ship would lose blocks and to replace them you would have to rebuild and rescan your vehicle or just leave the damage there.
Unless you lose the propeller or wheels on a boat or car then you would have you rescan it.
Crashing I would prefer to have vehicles take zero crash damage unless it would be possible to have just the blocks that impacted blow up.

pictures and graphics
the computer block.
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the Area block
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the computer block V.2
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The area block V.2
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Propeller
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Wheel
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Ballast tank
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End comments
If I think of anymore things I will add them.\
I will be adding submersables but I need to think of what block they'll require.
Thank you if anyone would be interested in making this into a mod or just telling my what is and isn't possible
Dagen

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 07:03 PM

You sure did think that through!
Anyway, I aprove of planes. It has been suggested alot, but never made.
That is, if you don't count Hoverboat, which is actually a boat that goes faster, a boat that floaths above the air or a boat that endlessly drops tnt on command and can shoot arrows really fast.
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Posted 04 February 2011 - 07:10 PM

Lolligator said:

You sure did think that through!
Anyway, I aprove of planes. It has been suggested alot, but never made.
That is, if you don't count Hoverboat, which is actually a boat that goes faster, a boat that floaths above the air or a boat that endlessly drops tnt on command and can shoot arrows really fast.
Yah,  I've seen the Hoverboat around which is awesome and then there's Pegasus's in the Moar creatures mod but there both preset to look like one thing, so for me it's less for practical flying and more for making huge ships that look awesome, though you could make a small hoverboat type thing for daily errands.
*EDIT*
added boat and submarine additions to the misc page.

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 08:16 PM

Drew up a diagram of sorts for the computer block.
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Not sure of the amount of pixels on each side of a block block.

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 11:48 PM

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My best attempt at a area block.
My idea was a wood type bottom and top, sides would be cloth or the wood-like texture of the bottom.
Then on the top a slot for the ore and another slot for where the lever comes out, a big red button and a computer screen type thing.

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 01:34 AM

*BUMP*
I'm thinking of trying to put the graphics onto a block to see what hey look like in 3D but I have a friend over so I'll have to do it later.

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 02:22 AM

Posted Image My redone version of the area block.
Top left image is the top
Middle left image is the sides
The bottom left is the bottom
The bottom right is my failure attempt at changing the color scheme.
Posted Image Redone computer block.
Top left is one of the sides.
Middle left is the top and the bottom.
Bottom left the other sides image.
The rest are from my first version and the crafting tables so I know the size.
I've got some idea's for making this into a idea for all vehicles and I'm going to get to work editing the first post.
Again if you know how to mod please post in this thread.
Also if you have idea's to make it better that would help to.
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 04:49 AM

please if you've read this far POST so I know I'm not alone here.
My main reason for posting this is to mention(also bump) that I've added boats and cars/carts to the first post, details are there.
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 06:41 AM

Finished the wheel and propeller images, each one has two pics for animating together.
Wheel
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Propeller
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 08:16 AM

Bump before I go to bed.
I'll add a section on Submersibles tomorrow.
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 08:38 AM

I just realized the Propeller recipe is the same as a compass :/ so I'm changing it to
:) = Redstone dust
:cobblestone:  []  :cobblestone:
[]  :D  []
:cobblestone:  []  :cobblestone:

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 02:07 PM

it's more fun imo if you need to make more things to accomplish your vehicle.
like you need to make a motor for the cars, planes and for huge ships you need a machinery room.
but i think more of steamships and the older planes because i will like minecraft more, when it has a feel of playing around 1800 than in the 21th century.

but i like ur request :)
Only thing is, i have no experience with coding. ;(


ps: for the one who can make the mod, I give u 3 :iapprove:

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 05:05 PM

Fokschaap said:

it's more fun imo if you need to make more things to accomplish your vehicle.
like you need to make a motor for the cars, planes and for huge ships you need a machinery room.
but i think more of steamships and the older planes because i will like minecraft more, when it has a feel of playing around 1800 than in the 21th century.

but i like ur request :Blue:
Only thing is, i have no experience with coding. ;(


ps: for the one who can make the mod, I give u 3 :chestfront:
Well I was thinking more along the lines, that if you need to build a house your not building furnaces, your building walls, windows and a roof and for me that's what vehicles should be like.
Something where your limit isn't with how many rare blocks you have but by your imagination... that sounds a bit sappy, hrm.
Well of course in the end adding in different looks and feels for your "parts" so you can have a more customizable vehicle will be needed.
Like for example huge paddle wheel or smokestack for your ships, OMG AWESOME IDEA Paddle which can be used for a boat.
A paddle wheel made of paddles also able to be placed on boats, or for sticking on random buildings for a watermill or windmill effect.
Well once I figure out a system for submersibles I'll add things like paddle wheels.
yay second non-bump reply.

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 06:51 PM

Added submarines and ballast tanks.

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 07:53 PM

OMG awesome graphic time : Posted Image
top left and middle are what they would look like from the sides.
bottom left is looking from the front or the back at it.
Bottom right is looking inside of it.
The last image was my horrible attempt at shading.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 01:38 AM

Added 3 new types of propellers, oars, paddle wheel and smokestack.