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#1

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 04:41 PM

Hi all

This is a simple little mod that (IMHO) improves what grass looks like. I got tired of the way that on hills most of the grass from the side looked brown because of the edge, but at the same time replacing the texture to NEVER have that edge tile looked goofy. So I came up with something in between. Kinda hard to explain, so look.
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What this does is if the grass is on a shallow slope, you see the grassy side, but if there's a drop of more than one block, you get the dirt-edge. Because of how this works, it works with ANY TEXTURE PACK YOU USE.

As of version 0.4 this mod will now no longer be a standalone mod, but become part of xau's brilliant HD texture patch - (see viewtopic.php?f=25&t=46173 ) I don't think there's anything else to really do on this but if you have suggestions or bugs (about the BetterGrass part of things) report them here rather than bugging xau about them. Thanks!

LATEST VERSION v0.4 - Moved to patch format

v0.3 - Grass un-borked after snow fix
v0.2 - Now with support for snow!
v0.1 - First release

Let me know if this kind of thing aint legit and I will remove it. Otherwise, enjoy!

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 04:46 PM

Totally legit - Notch encourages modding and has a few texture packs he has stated he likes.

I like it - the default grass thing is kind of weird.  Also, you apparently increased the resolution from the default?  Looks good.  Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 04:52 PM

all this mod does is maks it so that is a grass block is one below the current b lock it will put a grass texture on that side of the block... it looks GREAT.

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 05:03 PM

When I apply this, I get a black screen when I try to log on to the game. Did I do anything wrong? I just moved the file into my minecraft folder...

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 05:11 PM

you have to delete BOTH of the mojang.* files in the METAINF dir in the .jar

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MrMessiah

Posted 20 September 2010 - 05:16 PM

Whoops, yeah, sorry about that. I forgot to mention that in the OP. D'oh

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 05:31 PM

Thanks chaps.
Edit: Wow, seriously. This made the game look so much better. My grass roof looks amazing:) Wery nice work. Have a  :P

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 07:46 PM

Its not working. I moved both Mojang files to my desktop and deleted the ones in the jar, then copyed the my.class to that same folder and it will not work.

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 08:10 PM

You need to put the class file in the jar, not just the minecraft folder. I'll update the OP to make it more clear

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 01:33 AM

FoxChicken said:

Its not working. I moved both Mojang files to my desktop and deleted the ones in the jar, then copyed the my.class to that same folder and it will not work.

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the my.class goes in the MAIN jar. not in the meta-inf folder.

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 01:48 AM

Thanks! It works perfectly!!
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Much better screeny:
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Major improvement to the old grass! :D

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 03:34 AM

Love it. Props
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Posted 21 September 2010 - 03:59 AM

Very Nice, Now everyone can go back and tweek their grass skins, I know I am.
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Posted 21 September 2010 - 05:01 AM

This is really cool and makes hills look lovely!
Wish notch would pick up on this and make grass work this way.
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Posted 21 September 2010 - 10:18 AM

So simple, yet so effective - great idea!

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 11:17 AM

Man, I really want to install this mod but I can't open my minecraft.jar on my Mac. I try to open it and it says 'the Java JAR file could not be launched. Check the console for possible error messages.'

Any advice?
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MrMessiah

Posted 21 September 2010 - 11:33 AM

Zaccheus said:

Man, I really want to install this mod but I can't open my minecraft.jar on my Mac. I try to open it and it says 'the Java JAR file could not be launched. Check the console for possible error messages.'

Any advice?

I'm afraid I'm clueless when it comes to Macs, sorry! Though, it sounds as if it's trying to RUN the jar file rather than open it - which you'd expect, the default behaviour for jars is to run them. You might need a seperate program to open it.

But to be honest? If it's not something you already know how to do and are comfortable doing, I would advise not to do it. I hope it doesn't sound like I'm trying to be unhelpful but I don't want to give you advice that might lead to you damaging your game, I hope you understand. Especially for a silly cosmetic mod. At some point way off in the future there might be official mod support and this kind of trick won't be needed.

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 12:17 PM

MrMessiah said:

You need to put the class file in the jar, not just the minecraft folder. I'll update the OP to make it more clear
Thanks! It looks fantastic!

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 12:49 PM

This is a great mod. Makes all my worlds look even better than they normally do.

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I'm scared....I read the above post and understood more than half of it.....
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Posted 21 September 2010 - 01:35 PM

you, good sir, are a genius!
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