I've already got the Tier II potions for 1/8 & 8 size on my list, but need to work out the recipes and how they would combine with any resize potion effects that a player/critter may already have applied
Crouching with Shift will let you jump half your height, just as you suggested. It works pretty well to sneak while playing with the Little Blocks mod, for example, since you don't move as quickly.
Here's an assignment for you: in Survival mode, when Embiggened (4 times size or more), try crouch-jumping or falling onto a nice field of grass and flowers
ok i will try i love this mod with the little blocks mod witch is why i suggested jumping half your height but it gets kinda anoying to always crouch when you jump if you want to get a full jump plus you cant do a running jump witch is kinda sad but i think this mod is just great
i actually just came up with the solution to my problem. if you made it so that crouch jumping resulted in a 1 block jump while mini and a full jump while tall that would be perfect all you would have to do is revers a few properties in the mod or you could make crouch jumping while tall be a 1 block high jump and the rest be normal jumps, but if you did that you would have to make it so that you don't take fall damage from a jump. either way if you could do that people can still get around perfectly while small they just have to crouch jump and other wise it would just be a normal jump. it would also make this mod alot better with the small blocks mod. thanks for reading this hope you take it into consideration
Whew, okay, just uploaded Gulliver version 0.4.2 for Minecraft 1.2.4, and changed the top post accordingly. Here's what you get:
changed the debug resizing method in singleplayer
better riding on Saddled Pigs
damage dealt varies with attacker/victim sizes (you get hurt more when relatively tiny)
animals have a chance to drop more meat/material items when huge, fewer when tiny
new baby animals will be the same size as the "parent"
better chances of getting away from attack cats
walking through snow is slower when tiny
gave the "grappling rod" more force for tiny players
Now instead of the old keypress size toggling, you can resize in Singleplayer this way: press 'R' to grow, 'F' to shrink - unless you are holding a Stick, in which case you make the mob you are pointing at bigger by pressing 'R' while shouting "Maximus!", and make the mob smaller by pressing 'F' while shouting "Minimus!"
(Okay, you don't actually need to shout a spell, but it's more fun that way )
Off to finish the upgrade to support Minecraft 1.2.5
Anyone else think you were gonna get to fly overhead as Gulliver from Animal Crossing? XD
No worries, I still like your mod though I love the concept, simple but game-changing. I'd definitely focus on adding more details to the two potions, if you're thinking about things you should add. People really appreciate that sorta thing.
Also, did you get "Embiggen" from the Minecraft source, or from the Simpsons reference? I don't remember seeing it in-game, but I could be mistaken... if it's the latter, you're awesome.
This is a brand-new, work-in-progress mod; you can assume for the time being that I'm reading everything
I certainly don't plan on implementing everybody's suggestions, though.
Regarding jumping: I like having the standard movement physics allow tiny players (and mobs! don't forget them!) to climb a simple one-block slope, and the one-block jumps are part of that. I also like having physics work not quite the way you expect based on what you "see" - both awesome and annoying.
The classic essay "On Being the Right Size" mentions a number of the ideas that I used when devising how things would work differently in Gulliver. Sure, the main idea is that very large and very small people are not technically possible in reality. But I did use the principles when making adjustments, while still trying to have the game mechanics be reasonably balanced.
Though, some other kinds of jumping and moving would work nicely in a "Smart Moving (Gulliver Edition)" mod I'll see about using some suggestions in that fashion.
Something I noticed when playing around with this mod (awesome mod btw) is that when you are shrunken and skeletons are trying to shoot you, they aim where your upper body would be if you were regular sized instead of actually at you.
Used the stick to grow the Giant Giant boss mob earlier. (Google it if you want to try it yourself)
And it made him so, SO VERY TALL, and he 1 hit you with a full set of Diamond on. Loved it.
My game slowed down before I could fight him further, but... dear god he was huge.