Hello everyone! I am Searous, the developer of this mod. As it might seem, this mod is not meant to be taken too seriously. The reason for it's development is to allow me to learn and become better at programming and modding with Forge. However, that does not mean that it is going to be a bad mod. I am doing my best to make this a fun, and balanced experience. Also, my source code is available for those who want it. I hope you enjoy this mod! Any and all feedback is welcome!
What is this mod?
Ancestors of the Deep is an "a little bit of everything mod". It contains features like world generation, and new items and blocks. It will delve into almost every aspect of modding Minecraft, from simple blocks and items to custom TIleEntities and new mobs. I aim to do a little bit of everything with this mod. I will admit that v1.0.0 is a little lacking, as it only adds a single tool set and an ore. But, I am working on adding more content.
1 new ore in the overworld
1 new tool set
1 new armor set
1 new achievement
1 new mob
1 new misc item
1 new misc block
The next version will most likely add one of both of the following.
I plan to add a crafting station called the Tablet Crafting Table. It is used to craft Tablets used to craft items with the thing bellow this. It will contain a 5x5 crafting grid (maybe) and require EXP levels as well as items to craft the Tablets.
I plan to add a unique crafting station that only has a unlocalized name at this point: Alchemy Table. Using a tablet, it will display a number of circular slots set on a ring in the GUI. The number of slots is dictated by the tablet inserted into a slot in the top left corner of the GUI. When a recipe is valid, the grey or brown ring will fill with a yellow or gold color starting at the top and going around clockwise until the ring is fully colored. At witch point, the recipe is complete and an item will be constructed, consuming the items in the ring but not the tablet. The crafted item will appear in a slot at the center of the ring. The items crafted here will be used to craft armor and tools in the normal crafting table, however each item crafted will only be able to craft one or two items as I want there to be a use for this system. This is the only way I can think of doing that and only using items from the new dimension. More on that later. This one may take some time, so don't expect the next update for some time as I have never successfully made something like either of these.
After that update, I play to work on the implementation of a new dimension. This dimension will be titled: The Deep. It will consist, in this update, of a single biome, caves, a single universal mob called the Ancient Guardian. The sky here will be void black, with no sun, moon, or stars. There will also be no day/night cycle.
The eventual plans are: The dimension will contain one single-segment dungeon (i.e. mob spawner dungeon). A single cave structure (i.e. revien-like structure). One multi-segment dungeon (i.e. mine shaft or stronghold). And a end goal that will remain secret until version 2.0.0. It will also contain trees, a liquid, tons and tons of new blocks and items, more mobs and maybe a few surface dungeons, more biomes and alot of stuff we haven't thought of yet! Honestly, I can't wait!
*Fixed invulnerability to most damage while wearing Bedrock Armor. This is temparary
*Bedrock Sharks will no longer attempt to spawn if the difficulty is set to Peaceful
*Fixed server crashing on load
*Changed Bedrock Armor recipes to reflect vanilla armor recipes
+Added a WIP achievement page for later use
+Added the achievement "Return to The Deep"
-Removed (most) useless code
+Added the Bedrock Shark mob. It sometimes spawns when you mine Bedrock Ore
*Fix for a bug where Bedrock Armor made the wearer invincible
*Bedrock Ore is slightly more common
+Added a secret to the game
Feel free to post screenshots. They might end up here.
Bedrock Shark Mob
Tool recipes are the same as vanilla ones, just using Bedrock Shards as the material.
Armor recipes are the same, but with a piece of Leather thrown in somewhere. Just throw the Leather in the empty slots until it works.
There aren't really any unique crafting recipes yet.
Known Bugs & Issues
Bedrock Ore can be mined with any pickaxe | no known solution
All download for this mod will be done through Dropbox. If anyone has trouble with downloading, I will provide a mirror. If you have trouble please tell me, as I want to provide the best experience as possible. I am underage, so nothing is monetized.
For a list of all available versions of Ancestors of the Deep see the Version List.