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[64x][1.2.4+]----====Bidelle's Coldtone Pack

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 11:46 PM

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A 64x Texture Pack
For Minecraft 1.2.5+


:::: Introduction ::::

Coldtone (as the name suggests) gives a slightly cooler feel to your world.  Everything is slightly blue, grey and violet tinged, though pure warm colors are included in many of the pieces (pumpkins and cake!).

The original inspiration was working on a world that was extremely mountainous with a lot of snow and ice, but the dirt and wood seemed so warm colored that it really stood out from the in-the-mountain habitat I was building.  Thus came the cold!
Fret not, dear desert living types.  Sand is still sand and cacti are still cacti.

This pack was originally made with 128x tiles but due to the user base of Minecraft having mid-line computers, I've dropped the textures to 64x for maximum compatibility as of 1.8.

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:::: Downloads ::::


Please go to the download link here to give it a go.


Newest Version Download
(Works with most versions, made for Minecraft 1.2.5):



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:::: Updates/Changelog ::::
March 27st 2012/April 4th 2012

Updated to Minecraft 1.2.4, and compatible with 1.2.5.

Every tile introduced in 1.2.4 is updated.


Old changelogs:


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Please keep in mind that this pack is IN DEVELOPEMENT.
If I get some interest in the pack, I will continue working and updating as quickly as possible with new pieces for everyone.





:::: Installation ::::

This is a HIGH RESOLUTION texture pack.  Which means it is not "out of the box" supported by Minecraft.
Please follow these steps if you would like to use this pack.


If you do not have MCPatcher patching your Minecraft:

1) Download and use MCPatcher
2)  Move ColdtonePack.zip to the "texturepacks" folder in your ".minecraft" folder. DO NOT UNZIP IT, just move it there.
3)  Start Minecraft
4)  Click "Mods and Texture Packs"
5)  Click "ColdtonePack.zip"
6)  Play the game!


If you already have MCPatcher patching your game, skip to step 3.








:::: Miscellaneous Stuff ::::

I do not own or claim rights to any part of Minecraft, nor am I associated with Mojang.
I do, however, claim rights to this texture pack and all artwork contained within the pack itself.
Do not repost or edit any of the work therein without expressed written permission by me (Bidelle) alone.
Please do not use any piece of the texture for your own texture pack without permission.


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Posted 28 May 2011 - 12:38 AM

Alright, post is all set up - reserving this post for future use.

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 01:22 AM

Dead brush: gorgeous.

Yellow flowers look completely out of place, too much contrast with the rest of the textures.  Too bright on the top and bottom.  The red ones look great, and match the crops' style.

You might need to play around with the brightness/contrast of the tall grass and see if you can match them up a bit more with the ground in my opinion.

Side of the soil block might use some more shading or shadowing between the grassy part and the soil.

Very creative wheat, I liked it.

I'd make the water less transparent, but that might just be my taste.


Nice job btw.
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 01:44 AM

I love it. But my love would be more great if the cobble wasnt a bunch of little circles. To be honest, it looks more like gravel. If it could be changed to something like a cobble version in JohnSmith's pack, where it was lumpy slightly circular bricks instead of large pebbles thrown together, I would replace Sevenfours teturepack with yours as my favorite.
And the smoothestone is absolutley PERFECT ARGRGENIEFFENOWHIE

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 03:08 AM

Very artsy I like it. Love the use of gradients and colors. Looking forward to updates.

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 03:56 AM

Looks great! I love the wheat idea and the TNT looks amazing

U need to edit the flowers they just dont 'flow'
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 05:31 AM

I just want to start by saying that I really like this pack a lot. It's one of the most interesting ones I've seen and I could see myself using this on a daily basis.

* The tiling is a bit too noticable on the sand, cobble, and dirt. You can see it on stone too, but I think it works out in that case.

* The cacti look too much like watermelons. I'd try to tone down the yellow a bit.

* I'll wait to see the "still" water once it's animated, but right now there just looks to be too much color variation.

* The darker wools all look good, but the lighter ones (especially red) don't look right to me. We have the Golden Gate bridge on the server I play on and it's not orange at all! Also the light gray wool looks blue?

* I would like a border on the furnace texture. I have a big bank of them and it's hard to recognize where one ends and the next begins at a quick glance.

* I dislike the wooden texture on the jukebox, in all honesty. I think the dispenser graphic actually looks more like a stereo, maybe you could use that instead and design a new one for the dispenser? Just a thought.

* I like the glowstone as a base design, but it's a bit too plain.

* Love the torch design. Sailing home at night looks amazing. Have you tried a blue flame animation?

* Nice to see the spruce tree with actual pine needles. Might want to add some more transparency though, I can't decide.

* Birch and Spruce saplings are perfect, really. The sugarcane is great too. Oak saplings could use a little something.

* I really love the rail design, they look terrific. I would like a bit more difference between the regular and powered rails though. If unpowered, it's hard to tell which is which unless you look close. Maybe have part of them a lighter color on the powered rails. Also, detector rails are AWESOME!

Looks like a lot of complaints, but it's really not. I think the pack is wonderful and these are the only imperfections I could come up with. This is one of the few packs that really makes the game feel like another world, or at least era. Just waiting on the final touches. :)

I don't know why people dislike the yellow flower. I think it looks great. Maybe a bit radioactive, but great nonetheless. The ore blocks look good, then when you break it and the little one looks really friggin' cool. :D

P.S. One quick note, a lot of packs make the sign texture darker, and they become hard to read. With this pack already very dark, I'd be careful with that when you add that texture. In regards to the poll, I personally prefer the default tools, armor and weapons over any third party ones I've seen. Items and inventory (and UI) too. I say just perfect the terrain and other very basic things.

P.P.S. The graphic when you're breaking a block is, well, broken. At least for me. The block flashes black and back to the texture with each frame. Is it just me? I'm still on 1.5, but I doubt that affects it. Here's a screenshot:

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 06:27 AM

Luckily for me breaking isn't bugged... but it shifts, which feels awkward. I really like the colours though. :)

I really like everything else. This is SO my thing hehe
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 03:00 PM

View PostAdriorn, on 28 May 2011 - 01:22 AM, said:

Dead brush: gorgeous.
Yellow flowers look completely out of place, too much contrast with the rest of the textures.  Too bright on the top and bottom.  The red ones look great, and match the crops' style.
You might need to play around with the brightness/contrast of the tall grass and see if you can match them up a bit more with the ground in my opinion.
Side of the soil block might use some more shading or shadowing between the grassy part and the soil.
Very creative wheat, I liked it.
I'd make the water less transparent, but that might just be my taste.
Nice job btw.


Thanks for the kind words!  I'm working on the yellow flower first today.  At first I really liked it, but it was one of the first textures I made so the rest of the pack didn't have the darker and cooler theme yet when I first tested.  Will fix!
For the "side of the soil" block, I'm assuming you mean the soil with grass on top- with the grass overhang?  I'll check it out.
I'm actually really digging how transparent the water is in my maps, makes waterfalls look great.  I'll provide alternates at different opacity though.

View PostunImaginative Man, on 28 May 2011 - 01:44 AM, said:

I love it. But my love would be more great if the cobble wasnt a bunch of little circles. To be honest, it looks more like gravel. If it could be changed to something like a cobble version in JohnSmith's pack, where it was lumpy slightly circular bricks instead of large pebbles thrown together, I would replace Sevenfours teturepack with yours as my favorite.
And the smoothestone is absolutley PERFECT ARGRGENIEFFENOWHIE

Yeah, the plain cobble is one of my least favorite pieces, however the netherrack and the mossy cobble share the same basic shape and just look loads better just due to its detailing.  Might just need to punch up some highlights so it's not so flat.
Thanks about the smooth stone. :D


View PostSpruu, on 28 May 2011 - 05:31 AM, said:

I just want to start by saying that I really like this pack a lot. It's one of the most interesting ones I've seen and I could see myself using this on a daily basis.
* The tiling is a bit too noticable on the sand, cobble, and dirt. You can see it on stone too, but I think it works out in that case.
* The cacti look too much like watermelons. I'd try to tone down the yellow a bit.
* I'll wait to see the "still" water once it's animated, but right now there just looks to be too much color variation.
* The darker wools all look good, but the lighter ones (especially red) don't look right to me. We have the Golden Gate bridge on the server I play on and it's not orange at all! Also the light gray wool looks blue?
* I would like a border on the furnace texture. I have a big bank of them and it's hard to recognize where one ends and the next begins at a quick glance.
* I dislike the wooden texture on the jukebox, in all honesty. I think the dispenser graphic actually looks more like a stereo, maybe you could use that instead and design a new one for the dispenser? Just a thought.
* I like the glowstone as a base design, but it's a bit too plain.
* Love the torch design. Sailing home at night looks amazing. Have you tried a blue flame animation?
* Nice to see the spruce tree with actual pine needles. Might want to add some more transparency though, I can't decide.
* Birch and Spruce saplings are perfect, really. The sugarcane is great too. Oak saplings could use a little something.
* I really love the rail design, they look terrific. I would like a bit more difference between the regular and powered rails though. If unpowered, it's hard to tell which is which unless you look close. Maybe have part of them a lighter color on the powered rails. Also, detector rails are AWESOME!
Looks like a lot of complaints, but it's really not. I think the pack is wonderful and these are the only imperfections I could come up with. This is one of the few packs that really makes the game feel like another world, or at least era. Just waiting on the final touches.
I don't know why people dislike the yellow flower. I think it looks great. Maybe a bit radioactive, but great nonetheless. The ore blocks look good, then when you break it and the little one looks really friggin' cool.
P.S. One quick note, a lot of packs make the sign texture darker, and they become hard to read. With this pack already very dark, I'd be careful with that when you add that texture. In regards to the poll, I personally prefer the default tools, armor and weapons over any third party ones I've seen. Items and inventory (and UI) too. I say just perfect the terrain and other very basic things.
P.P.S. The graphic when you're breaking a block is, well, broken. At least for me. The block flashes black and back to the texture with each frame. Is it just me? I'm still on 1.5, but I doubt that affects it. Here's a screenshot:


Oh man, I redid the sand texture over and over and over to get it to tile less.  I have a feeling I might have packed a different version...  I can barely see any tiling on the sand in the screenshots I put up.  Oh, and are you using 64x or 128x?  I should always ask that first.  Going to fix the cobble today, definitely.

Haha, also I redid the cacti many times since before it was "too blue" and "too lush" instead of "dry and dusty".   I'll provide alternates.

I did some of the wools to be a completely different hue than their normal (the grey and orange) for personal reasons.  I'll provide alts for those too.

Hmm, I was considering doing stone corners on the furnaces/dispensers.

I didn't want to use a stone texture for the jukebox since you don't use stone to make it-  piling wood and making stone wouldn't make a whole lot of sense, you know?  I'll provide alternates at some point for that.

Any suggestions on how to make them (the glowstones) less plain?  I use them for streetlights/lanterns, so the design fits well in my map.  Any suggestions would be appreciated!

Haven't gotten to particles yet, but blue flame is definitely on the list.

Yeah the pine needles suuuuuuuuck.  They're practically scribbles, so a redo is on the list.  Definitely needs transparency.  Can't tell the difference in Fancy/Fast.
Oak saplings...  trying to remember which one is which.  That one looks like a tiny tree and not an actual sapling, right?   It's definitely on my list to fix.

Thank you for the feedback on the rails.  I don't use them in my world so I don't know what's important to make them stand out.  I was thinking of doing lights on the metal area on the rail, in addition to the redstone wires between the slats.  

The sign texture I'm planning will have paper covering  the text part but the sign itself will be darker, obviously.   It's already done, just not packed.

And I'm not having a problem with the breaking....  that's so weird.  Perhaps it's 1.5 doing it, I don't know.  I'm using only 1.6.4 and 128x.  Let me know which version you're using so I can check it out.  

Thanks so much for all your feedback!


View Postcanuckkat, on 28 May 2011 - 06:27 AM, said:

Luckily for me breaking isn't bugged... but it shifts, which feels awkward. I really like the colours though. :)

I really like everything else. This is SO my thing hehe

Are you using 128 or 64x?  I'll have to look into the breaking since it's not an isolated incident.
Thanks for the compliments. :)




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Posted 28 May 2011 - 05:24 PM

I am using the 128x pack.

The tiling on the sand isn't severe, but it's certainly noticable. I think it's the top to bottom on the texture that's doing it.

The oak sapling is the tile in the very top right.

I can see the glowstones as streetlights now, maybe detail would be bad in your usage of them.

I almost don't want you to change the rails. I really really like them a LOT. I just wish it were easier to tell the difference between regular rails and unpowered powered rails. As soon as that light turns red they're perfect. It looks like you could fit another line between the redstone lines without breaking symmetry. Maybe toss a dark golden strip in there? Or could the redstone lines be gold when off and red when on? Or would that be confusing...


I just tried out the 64x and the "breaking" animation is still broken. This could be limited to 1.5 for all I know, I'll check again when Notch gets us a stable 1.6. :P
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 06:07 PM

I'll see what I can do about the rails.  

My Dropbox links broke!  Need to find a different site to host for a bit.  Hmm...

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 06:34 PM

Fixed links and pics.  Pics are crappy quality now though. :(

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 06:47 PM

View PostBidelle, on 28 May 2011 - 03:00 PM, said:

Are you using 128 or 64x?  I'll have to look into the breaking since it's not an isolated incident.
Thanks for the compliments. :)
Both actually (sometimes the really HD textures makes Minecraft lag like no tomorrow lol).
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 06:51 PM

This is my new favorite texture pack!
PS: I would love to see this completed!
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 09:21 PM

Hmm. Upon further deliberation, I think you could maybe improve upon the wood and glass. He also has a similar idea to your glowstone, and pulls it off wonderfully. Mybe you should take a bit of a look?.
Maybe make it look similar to Sevenfours Ornate pack? Heres the link
http://www.minecraft...updated-may-26/

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 12:06 AM

i like this pack especially since my favorite color is blue, but i do have some feedback for you. i love the ores but dont understand why coal doesnt follow suit. From my understanding any block that follows the biome coloration, i.e.- the fancy grass sides and tall grass need to be colorless (i could be wrong) But on fancy the sides of the grass blocks still dont match up. the tall branchy tall grass, not the dead shrub, turns the biome color and looks weird since its just a twig with branches. i would also expect your tnt, pumpkin and cake to follow your theme. All the things i dont care for about this pack are easily tweekable by the person who DL's it...you just need to focus on the items.png and GUI folder since those are the harder ones. other then that its an amazing pack so far! so dont give up

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 12:44 AM

View Postbigmike84, on 29 May 2011 - 12:06 AM, said:

i like this pack especially since my favorite color is blue, but i do have some feedback for you. i love the ores but dont understand why coal doesnt follow suit. From my understanding any block that follows the biome coloration, i.e.- the fancy grass sides and tall grass need to be colorless (i could be wrong) But on fancy the sides of the grass blocks still dont match up. the tall branchy tall grass, not the dead shrub, turns the biome color and looks weird since its just a twig with branches. i would also expect your tnt, pumpkin and cake to follow your theme. All the things i dont care for about this pack are easily tweekable by the person who DL's it...you just need to focus on the items.png and GUI folder since those are the harder ones. other then that its an amazing pack so far! so dont give up

I went with coal looking like actual coal.  Not to mention the method in which I painted the other ores wouldn't work with a black coal ore.  

The wild grass stuff that's been added in 1.6 has weird effects-  it doesn't always turn the biome color, sometimes it just takes a pick from the provided gradient of possible colors.  I do agree the "twig" needs some texture to it.  Couldn't find one in game when I was testing though.

I like my TNT, pumpkin and cake.  They may not be cold colored, but if everything were completely the same color, it would easily get boring.  Had to add some spice here and there.  Plus the TNT is the same wood as all the other wood in the pack, just lighter so the text shows up nicer (and so it looks like easily destructible cheap wood).  The cake is cherry + red velvet (my favorite, so there's why that's there)-  but I'm not sure what you'd want from a pumpkin.  Pumpkins are uh... orange.  To my knowledge.  Lol.




unImaginative Man:  Glass is on the to do list, but I really wish it could be semi-transparent like ice.  It's quite hard to work with just frames of glass instead of glass itself.  I'm also very okay with my wood.  What do you feel needs improving there?

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 03:41 AM

Ill say it again, the cobble is the bane of this pack :P
The obsidian could use some improvemet. It just being a solid color isnt very good. Perhaps some dark purple or indigo should be added.
Glowstone could be improved b having a less uniform or more ornamental frame with some color variants in the glowing part itself. Maybe the center is yellow with the edges slightly darker orange?

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 02:05 PM

View PostunImaginative Man, on 29 May 2011 - 03:41 AM, said:

Ill say it again, the cobble is the bane of this pack :P
The obsidian could use some improvemet. It just being a solid color isnt very good. Perhaps some dark purple or indigo should be added.
Glowstone could be improved b having a less uniform or more ornamental frame with some color variants in the glowing part itself. Maybe the center is yellow with the edges slightly darker orange?

The obsidian isn't a solid color.  You just have to look really closely since it's so dark.

I'll see what I can do about the glowstone.




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Posted 29 May 2011 - 07:02 PM

May 29th changes:


Glass

cactus

shrubbery

yellow flowers

glowstone

cobblestone

powered rails

wool colors

grass overhangs

obsidian

and pine needles


all received updates or fully new textures.