I have confirmed something. There isn't any ItemDiamondSword.java. There is only an ItemSword.java and it's just the basics. There isn't any Item(bread, apple, etc.).java. We need to find where these files are. I'm sorry that you lost your work. There was a time I thought I lost my work, but I didn't lose it. I spent about an hour looking for it. Too bad we can't get someone from Mojang to help. I have problems to because I want to make crafting recipes. Item.mossy_cobblestone is an item, but black_wool appears to not be an item. Who knows what Notch does these days. Maybe he might have something to teach people online since he is off of making Minecraft because he endorsed in Bill Gates crap. But I don't know what to do for now. I'm interested In this topic, but atleast your skins still smiling!
True but I think we can figure this out, do you have contact to any popular modders? If not, what do you think 1, 3 means because in minecraft the ids for the wools are wool:(then a number) for example
Almost half the blocks in minecraft are like this, there is sandstone, sandstone:1, sandstone:2 these give you chiselled and smooth also sand and sand:1 for sand and red sand and even stone bricks, stonebricks:1 which gives you normal stone bricks and then mossy stone bricks. This happens to most of the minecraft blocks and items. Check out http://minecraft-ids.grahamedgecombe.com/ to see for yourself.
When is has a :
it means that the blocks or items are in the same class.
If I had to take a guess, I think that the 1 just means its the first row of dyes because all the dyes were made at the same time, however if they were to add a dye then it would be 2 at the start (this is just a guess)
I have about as much (if not less) knowledge than you at modding, when it comes to errors I have no clue, is it an error on the minecraft recipes or are they your own recipes, if they are minecrafts crafting recipes I have no clue