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[1.6.4] Better Snow Mod - Snow piles up, more layers of snow, and more! Forge-compatible!

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Poll: How would you like to see BetterSnow explanded? (209 member(s) have cast votes)

Which of these APIs would you like to see bettersnow ported to?

  1. Bukkit / ForgeBukkit plugin -not easily possible- (59 votes [22.10%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.10%

  2. ForgeBukkit merger (like current forge compatibility) (71 votes [26.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.59%

  3. Forge / ForgeBukkit mod - not easily possible- (127 votes [47.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 47.57%

  4. Other (please post a topic reply with your answer) (10 votes [3.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.75%

Which of these should be added to BetterSnow first?

  1. Frozen flowing water (59 votes [28.37%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.37%

  2. Customize-able snowfall -will break compatibility with optifine- (10 votes [4.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.81%

  3. Improved snow layering formula (controls the distribution of piled snow) (26 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  4. Per-Biome snowfall rates (24 votes [11.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.54%

  5. Glass gets frosted in snowfall (83 votes [39.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 39.90%

  6. Other (post a reply in comments) (6 votes [2.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.88%

Does BetterSnow cause any lag?

  1. Yes - a lot (7 votes [3.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.35%

  2. Yes - a little (62 votes [29.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 29.67%

  3. No - lag is the same (132 votes [63.16%])

    Percentage of vote: 63.16%

  4. No - it decreases lag (8 votes [3.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.83%

Should the server versions of bettersnow support players without it?

  1. Yes (78 votes [37.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 37.32%

  2. No (27 votes [12.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.92%

  3. It should be an option (104 votes [49.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 49.76%

Do you use the GUI for editing the settings for BetterSnow?

  1. Yes (66 votes [33.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.50%

  2. No (20 votes [10.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.15%

  3. There's a GUI? (111 votes [56.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 56.35%

Do you prefer the GUI the way it is, or would you rather have it open in a separate window? The separate window would include fancy GUI elements such as sliders, check boxes, etc.

  1. Keep it the way it is! (43 votes [21.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.83%

  2. No preference. (106 votes [53.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 53.81%

  3. I want the new one! (48 votes [24.37%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.37%

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#1

acomputerdog
  • Minecraft: acomputerdog

Posted 25 December 2012 - 08:20 PM

Sorry for any errors, typos, missing images, and random text.  MCF exploded (TWICE) and corrupted this page.

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Better Snow mod is designed to revamp Minecraft's rather simple snow.  After all, does snow really just pile up an inch and then stop, regardless of how much more it snows?  And does snow really never melt? The answers are obviously no, and that is where Better Snow comes in!‚Äč
Features:
  • Snow has 16 heights
  • Snow piles up during snowfall
  • After snowfall snow exposed to high light levels slowly melts
  • Snow never melts completely unless opted for
  • Snow slows down mobs and players that walk through it, the deeper the slower
  • Placing snow on snow makes it one layer deeper
  • No APIs or other mods required
  • Full LAN support if all players have the mod
  • Partial LAN support if at least the host has the mod
  • Server support with Forge
  • Held snow does not change it's image when multiple heights of snow exist
  • Mobs sink all the way through the snow at all levels
  • Snow drops snowballs based on how tall it is
  • Snow can be configured to drop itself (instead of snowballs)
  • Snow settings can be configured
  • Advanced settings menu
  • Snow can fall under trees
  • Compatible with AllSnow mod
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#2

Bakinguuuu
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Posted 25 December 2012 - 08:24 PM

YAYYYYYYY beter snow for once great mod XD
Check out my youtube channel, please comment and suscribe! http://www.youtube.c...shua0965/videos

#3

acomputerdog
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Posted 25 December 2012 - 08:31 PM

View PostBakinguuuu, on 25 December 2012 - 08:24 PM, said:

YAYYYYYYY beter snow for once great mod XD
Thanks! I'm glad you like it!  I actually wrote this a few months ago, but my friends have been pushing me to release it, so I finally broke down and decided that I might as well make it into a Christmas present of sorts.

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BrandonMin
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Posted 25 December 2012 - 08:35 PM

Is this minecraftforge compatible?

#5

acomputerdog
  • Minecraft: acomputerdog

Posted 25 December 2012 - 08:38 PM

View PostBrandonMin, on 25 December 2012 - 08:35 PM, said:

Is this minecraftforge compatible?
I have not tested this with Minecraft forge, I only tried it with my current set of mods.  I did try it in 1.3.2 and it was not compatible.  But i have since re-written the mod, and it may now be.  I also only launch mods with magiclauncher, so forge sometimes behaves weird anyway.

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immortalkitten
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Posted 25 December 2012 - 10:51 PM

Cool! Minecraft needs mods like this! Great mod!
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#7

Jaleeni
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Posted 25 December 2012 - 10:59 PM

I'm going to go ahead and bookmark this. I hate snow, but I do love realism. So I will try this out.

Posted Image WIP 128x 64x, SEUS support, Mod support in the pipeline TEKKIT, FTB, the more support the more mods!


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viking99
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:00 AM

I made a mod review :)

(will be up in a min)

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acomputerdog
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:20 AM

View Postviking99, on 26 December 2012 - 12:00 AM, said:

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(will be up in a min)
Cool!  I Can't wait to see it!
EDIT: I like it! The weird behavior with the stacking snow is a bug that i am fixing.  Do you mind if I embed your video into the original post?

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#10

Bobby43434
  • Minecraft: Bobby43434

Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:11 AM

Cool Mod.  Gonna test if the snow melts during the spring and summer of the seasons mod though.

#11

acomputerdog
  • Minecraft: acomputerdog

Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:15 AM

View PostBobby43434, on 26 December 2012 - 02:11 AM, said:

Cool Mod.  Gonna test if the snow melts during the spring and summer of the seasons mod though.
It should.  The snow melting is based on light levels, so as long the mod does not change those it should work.  This also means snow does not melt at night.

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#12

IStoleThePies
  • Location: My house
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:17 AM

Nice idea! I'm gonna download it.
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acomputerdog
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:21 AM

View PostIStoleThePies, on 26 December 2012 - 02:17 AM, said:

Nice idea! I'm gonna download it.
Tell me if you find any bugs or incompatible mods!

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Rikabu
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:41 AM

Does this make a whole new IDs for the snow blocks or does it use the damage value for snow block?
I'm worried if I install this and decided to uninstall it later it would corrupt the world

#15

acomputerdog
  • Minecraft: acomputerdog

Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:02 AM

View PostRikabu, on 26 December 2012 - 02:41 AM, said:

Does this make a whole new IDs for the snow blocks or does it use the damage value for snow block?
I'm worried if I install this and decided to uninstall it later it would corrupt the world
No, it only uses damage values.  You can safely load worlds with BetterSnow after removing it, although the snow will behave strangely. (Minecraft's built in support for a few different heights of snow also uses data values)

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Rikabu
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:12 AM

View Postacomputerdog, on 26 December 2012 - 03:02 AM, said:

No, it only uses damage values.  You can safely load worlds with BetterSnow after removing it, although the snow will behave strangely. (Minecraft's built in support for a few different heights of snow also uses data values)
behave strangely as in they turn back into solid snow blocks with different heights or something else unpredictable entirely?

#17

acomputerdog
  • Minecraft: acomputerdog

Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:39 AM

View PostRikabu, on 26 December 2012 - 03:12 AM, said:

behave strangely as in they turn back into solid snow blocks with different heights or something else unpredictable entirely?
They turn back into one of 8 different heights (all above data 8 are the biggest size) and if they are above value 4 they have the hit-box of a half-slab.  Also all slowing effects and whatnot are gone.

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#18

WierdCrafter4143

Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:48 AM

Soon the snow piling shall be implemented...
Still cool mod on how snow really works!

#19

xPhirestarx
  • Minecraft: Phyrestar

Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:18 AM

Yet another idea that needs to be shouted at Dinnerbone. Hah. Posted Image

Glad to see someone pick this mod idea up again. It seems to keep getting passed around in the community a lot. (Scokeev9's Better Snow mod/mDiyo's World Tweaks mod/etc.) I'll quickly run a test with MineCraft Forge since nobody has made any report on it.

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#20

Rikabu
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:19 AM

View Postacomputerdog, on 26 December 2012 - 03:39 AM, said:

They turn back into one of 8 different heights (all above data 8 are the biggest size) and if they are above value 4 they have the hit-box of a half-slab.  Also all slowing effects and whatnot are gone.
Ah alright that'd be just dandy then :D I'll have no problem installing this mod now. Ah but is there perhaps an option to turn off the slowing effect?