At the moment, this mod won't mesh well with other mods that add items. In the future, if I get a chance I will make it ModLoader compatible. The basic idea of this mod is you can make musical instruments and play music off of signs.
With a fresh install of Minecraft goto where your minecraft.jar is located and open it up with a program that can manipulate JARs. Delete the meta-inf folder and copy in all the class files from this mod and the image file into the gui directory for the instrument icons.
Specifying Music on Signs
You can specify notes from A to G by using upper case letters. If you want a flat or sharp note then add a 'b' or '#' after the note. Any spaces get interpreted as a pause. If you want to decrease the octave you can add a - and then a + to go back to the upper octave (only 2 octaves due to limitations with pitch adjustment with the sound library). You are unable to specify the duration of notes.
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I was thinking of trying to make a music mod or ask for one and had a few ideas. It looks epic! one idea, to specify the duration of notes have 1 as a full note or semibrieve, 4 as a crotchet, 8 a quaver, ect. eg. a1, a4, a8, (look at mabinogi's music maker its where the idea came from)
And also you may want to see if this can be combined with the book mod to make musicscores (if thats possible)
and PLEASE!!! PLEASE make it a smp plugin or mod!
People making weapons, vehicles, explosives, and ect... mods I easily understand and I'm always surprised by what people come up with. However, this is absolutely astounding. I would never have imagined creating working instruments for minecraft. Fantastic job, keep up the good work. :happy.gif:
This mod is awesome. I would never of thought minecraft could have musical instruments. Nice work. Cryect, will you be releasing any of your other mods? Like the hand held torch or the in game editor? Just curious. Thanks.
Now, to move on and unlock 'Godlike' status, you need to make the King of instruments, a classic concert level pipe organ sound. Sounds as recorded in an epic sized hall, then I can build a grand pipe organ in my voluminous train station hall and play haunting tunes, whilst dressed as the phantom of the opera. Might I suggest using reeds at some point in it's recipe. :biggrin.gif: I want to create a huge pipe organ with alsorts of controls on it and decorate it with my green gas lamps! My eyes are filling with tears already!
You are a genius in my eye's, for creating something totally new and unexpected and it kind of sums up why I like Minecraft so much, people simply being creative with an inspiring game. :smile.gif: