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[1.2.5] Ships and Boats -- Looking for programmers who may take the lead developing this mod. See the main post.

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#1

SirEntropy

Posted 08 October 2011 - 11:43 PM

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I'm having less time than ever to work in the mods, so progress is going extremely slow. Some of my teammates have been also very busy lately. Ships&Boat coding is much more complex than other mods, and now is more complex than ever, because of the SMP integration. To properly maintain SaB requires a lot of time that I do not have anymore.  At this rate, it is taking too long to release new versions.

That's why I want to find more programmers who would help developing our mods. Moreover, I would like to find somebody who could take the leading role developing the mods. It has to be somebody with advanced knowledge of Java, Minecraft internals, Mercurial, and Maven.

Please tell everyone about this. If anyone has the required skills, please PM me.

Meanwhile I will continue developing the mod in my spare time. However, expect long delays between releases.


This mod enables players to create custom ships, including water ships, air ships and submarines.

Most blocks inside ships, including chests, crafting tables, furnaces and dispensers, are fully functional. Redstone also works inside a ship, and it is required to power special ship blocks, such as Water Pumps and Aether Pumps, which let ships submerge and fly, respectively.

You can also add armor plates to ships by using the ArmorPlate Mod, by MagnusAudi

Ships feature some basic physics, such as buoyancy --ships have a bobbing movement simulating waves--, mass and volume --the bigger the ship, the harder is to lift it or to submerge it--.

Credits

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Videos


A teaser of the upcoming physics and collision detection engine:


GameChap has done some very good videos showing some of the features of Ships&Boats Posted Image


This video features Submarines


And this one feature cannons


Other Videos from GameChap Posted Image

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Mod Showcases and Let's Play MC featuring Ships&Boats

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Older Videos
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If you like this mod and want to support my work, you can donate Posted Image. You can also support my work by opening the Adf.ly link in the Dowload & Installation section.

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Donators
Thanks a lot to people who has donated!
- Ryan
- Toddie1234

Download & Installation

Open this document (Adf.ly). Alternatively, you can directly access that same document through this link.

IMPORTANT: Be aware that this is still work-in-progress. It has plenty of bugs and issues. This is just for you to get an early view of my work. See the Release Notes

Usage
See this document

Configuration
If you want to make larger ships, or if you have conflicting block ID with other mods, you can change the configuration file. See this document for more details.

Compatibility
Ships&Boats now requires Minecraft Forge to work. As a rule of thumb, most mods that are compatible with minecraft forge should be compatible with this mod.

Maps
Jrc4055 is working on a project to create maps specially tailored for Ships&Boats. See his forum post

More details you can find in this (in)compatibility list

Any feedback about mod compatibility is welcome!

Bugs & Troubleshooting
If the mod works fine for you, please post in the forum!

If the mod doesn't work, please:
- Follow the instructions of the Troubleshooting page.

Bug reports of the type "Minecraft crashes after I do this" are of no use for me, since I cannot track the source of the error. Please send me the output of the MinecraftError software -as it is explained in the Troubleshooting page- that is extreme useful for me.

- After you submit the bug report, check frequently the Troubleshooting page, since I will put there the instructions to fix the problems that you report.

Do you want to know what features will have future versions of this mod? Check my TODO List

(NOTE: SMP is in my TODO list. I am waiting for Minecraft 1.3 with its new SMP API before going for SMP, since it will make porting to multiplayer significantly less painful for me!!)

Do you want me to implement a special feature in this mod? Do you want your voice to be heard? Please do the following:
- Find out if your feature is already in my TODO list
- If not, just post your idea in this forum


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#2

hereandthere
  • Location: Narnia, over the rainbow
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Posted 09 October 2011 - 12:10 AM

Looks very good, maybe you should add more noticeable characteristics to separate it from the zeppelin mod like you said. Maybe like wind so you can have a use for a mast? Just a suggestion though.
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#3

SirEntropy

Posted 09 October 2011 - 12:18 AM

View Posthereandthere, on 09 October 2011 - 12:10 AM, said:

Looks very good, maybe you should add more noticeable characteristics to separate it from the zeppelin mod like you said. Maybe like wind so you can have a use for a mast? Just a suggestion though.

Yes, I have been thinking about making it more different to the Zeppelin mod. I am going to focus in implementing a more realistic physics for each boat; so it might make boat-building more challenging. For instance, if you use too many heavy blocks (such as Iron), the ship may sink :)

The wind sounds like a good idea. Maybe adding a mobile mast, so one can steer the ship based on the wind direction. I will work on that.
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JayPak43
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Posted 09 October 2011 - 12:31 AM

View Postsirentropy, on 09 October 2011 - 12:18 AM, said:

Yes, I have been thinking about making it more different to the Zeppelin mod. I am going to focus in implementing a more realistic physics for each boat; so it might make boat-building more challenging. For instance, if you use too many heavy blocks (such as Iron), the ship may sink :)

The wind sounds like a good idea. Maybe adding a mobile mast, so one can steer the ship based on the wind direction. I will work on that.

Doesn't happen because if iron/steel sunk we would still only have wooden boats in real life.

#5

SirEntropy

Posted 09 October 2011 - 12:59 AM

View PostJayPak43, on 09 October 2011 - 12:31 AM, said:

Doesn't happen because if iron/steel sunk we would still only have wooden boats in real life.

That depends on the ratio of amount of metal vs the volume of the ship. The amount of metal in a real-world ship is just a small fraction, compared to the entire volume of the ship. Most of the volume of the ship is air or other things lighter than iron; that's why they float. If a ship had too much metal, its average density would be higher than water and it would sink.
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#6

Whirlpoolwas

Posted 09 October 2011 - 02:06 AM

What i really like is the fact that it creates a ship that Actually floats, not just sit on the water and look like its floating which is what Blakmajik's mod does

#7

Pixelated
  • Location: Some place in New York.
  • Minecraft: Pixelated

Posted 09 October 2011 - 03:10 AM

Looks good so far.
But, the thing about "wind direction" and such isnt such a great idea.
Because there is only one wind direction. North. (That's apparent.)
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#8

SirEntropy

Posted 09 October 2011 - 04:13 AM

View PostPixelated, on 09 October 2011 - 03:10 AM, said:

Looks good so far.
But, the thing about "wind direction" and such isnt such a great idea.
Because there is only one wind direction. North. (That's apparent.)

Do you mean that MC already has wind? Which elements in the MC world depend on wind?
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#9

Whirlpoolwas

Posted 09 October 2011 - 06:26 AM

View Postsirentropy, on 09 October 2011 - 04:13 AM, said:

Do you mean that MC already has wind? Which elements in the MC world depend on wind?

Cloud movement.

#10

fr0stbyte124
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Posted 09 October 2011 - 09:08 AM

What's your method of rendering the ship?  Is it an entity-per-block method or did you do something else?

#11

SirEntropy

Posted 09 October 2011 - 03:07 PM

View Postfr0stbyte124, on 09 October 2011 - 09:08 AM, said:

What's your method of rendering the ship?  Is it an entity-per-block method or did you do something else?

Its one entity per ship. I use the RenderBlocks class to render each block using the same methods that are used by MC to render the world blocks.
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#12

DjGyarados
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 12:51 AM

Looks awesome , keep it up
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#13

Parablank
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 01:27 AM

I can already see the possibilities! Will reddit this out. :D
Nope.

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Kevlo
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 01:31 AM

still needs some work, but awesome non the less....lol you should make it so i can have my 100x20x50 or so, submarine work, XD.
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#15

fishycheeze

Posted 10 October 2011 - 04:16 AM

Impressive. I think it would fit better with regular gameplay if in survival mode the boat replaced the model instead of appearing next to it though.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 12:10 PM

wow i have been waiting for this for ages keep up the good work

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GuitarjonazZ
  • Location: Denmark
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 12:11 PM

View Postsirentropy, on 08 October 2011 - 11:43 PM, said:

This is a proof-of-concept mod I have been working during the last few weeks. It is similar to blakmajik's Zeppelin mod, but with a focus on water vehicles.



It currently supports creation of ships up to 20x20x20 blocks, any block allowed. However, blocks that change shape depending on their surrounding blocks (such as fences or stairs), do not render well. Ships can be ridden just like normal Minecraft boats.

Since it still has several bugs, I am not going to release it until a few weeks. So please be patient :)

Hey dude! Thats a pretty Nice mod! Want me to make a video for it? :)

#18

SirEntropy

Posted 10 October 2011 - 05:11 PM

View Postfishycheeze, on 10 October 2011 - 04:16 AM, said:

Impressive. I think it would fit better with regular gameplay if in survival mode the boat replaced the model instead of appearing next to it though.

Yes. The final version will not create a duplicate, it will replace the original blocks inside the scaffold. Currently I am duplicating it because it is easier to debug and test.
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Darthrafael
  • Location: Aalten,Gelderland,Netherland
  • Minecraft: DarthRafael

Posted 10 October 2011 - 05:16 PM

Can I Have A Pre-release?

Edit: Would Dispensers On it be able to shoot?

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#20

SirEntropy

Posted 10 October 2011 - 05:57 PM

View PostDarthrafael, on 10 October 2011 - 05:16 PM, said:

Can I Have A Pre-release?

Edit: Would Dispensers On it be able to shoot?

Please give me a few days. The code is under heavy changes, so as soon as I have a slightly stable version, I will release it.

Right now ship blocks do not have any funcitionality. I am looking thoroughly at MC source code to find a way to make every ship block work in the same way as a regular world block.
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