Pathways is a mod I decided to develop as a way to learn java. It incorporates many java techniques I learnt along the way. It includes:
Two new types of blocks - The full block and the flat block
Has a Config file for easily editing the block ID's
One new item - Trowel
Uses 3 Block ID's for each type of path + 1. Each path type has 48 different faces.
Sand/Grass pathway *new
*More to come!
Full Block Paths:
When placing the pathway blocks they should automatically change to suit the one next to it. This mod uses 1 item ID and 3n+1 block ID's (3 block ID's for each path type + a common filled block)
The Trowel can be used to cycle through all 48 of the different textures of the pathway blocks. Left click the block while holding the trowel to cycle forwards and right click to cycle backwards.
WARNING: If you do decide to change the texture using the trowel placing another pathway block connecting to the changed one will result in the auto texturing.
Add in additional path types eg. sand, clay, cobblestone, wood with brick, wood with cobblestone, iron edging/gold edging(instead of wood) etc.
Look for a way to minimize the block ID's used by maybe rotating textures.
When a normal sized path block is fully surrounded by other blocks the blockboundaries can dissapear some times due to the block also being the filled block for the flat render.(this block has two different render states)
As I have limited time to work on this mod if anyone would like to create additional textures, please post them in this thread and if they are good enough I will add them to the mod and credit the author.
1.8.1 Minecraft forge will be released soon. Next update will probs be a quick patch to 1.8.1 then by the end of the weekend ill aim to add the rest of the paths + a new implementation method so you choose which paths you would like to add as to save on block ID's if you wish