Okay, so my idea is a "Cool Lights" Mod, where torches and blocks can EMIT [keyword] different colors of light. We'll get to the aesthetics in a minute, but before that, we must consider the challenge.
In Minecraft, there are 3 types of light:
- Yellow [comes from player made light sources]
- White [comes from the sun]
- Blue [comes from the moon]
Although this has been considered by Mojang, it has never been carried out. [Mainly because one would have to nearly rewrite the lighting engine.] I'm not going to sound intelligent about mods and code and java and all that jazz since I'm not. However, I, and many other Minecrafters that have a general understanding of light in the game know that retexturing a light source will do nothing to the light that is actually emitted. In many texture packs, the glowstone texture is blue, yet the light that comes off of the block is still yellow.
My proposal is a mod that adds every "dye color" [except the hues of black which are grey and light grey] to 3 different items:
- Redstone Lamp
Not only would their textures be changed to signify their color, but so would the light they give off.
As I said, I'm no modder, so I have no earthly idea how hard/easy this would be. However, good luck to anyone that wishes to try.