Hello modders of minecraft! I have a idea for a mod/modpack that may save hundreds of thousands of lives, if not at the very least precious time.
Sick of having to waste your time having to remake your whole entire mod just because someone wants his stupid squidcubes and spectators while mojang wants to change everything for no good reason other than to ruin your day?
1.7.10 is where so many mods are at currently (and it only took the better part of a year for this to be so), with mod made patches like fastcraft fixing problems that still occur with 1.8... Why move forward? Is there any real reason to update?
With 1.9 promising to add jack all (Nothing mine & Blade can't do and I already have loads of end content with hardcore end, not really anything to write home about). I do wonder, to any mod makers who have toiled away on their personal projects just to have to throw it all away on a biyearly basis for some lame update that adds nothing (because if you don't you'll get whined at to oblivion) while being denied at every turn any means to effectively update without destroying all progress, is it possible to simply make all content from later minecraft versions for minecraft 1.7.10? Has this already been done?
So far i've seen jump potions from bunnies with Project Zulu (a mod no one uses, but that's beyond the point) and more than one mod that adds strata. Stuff like armor stands and colored fences i'm fairly certain biblocraft has. Not really revolutionary features there. Iron trap door? Doesn't seem like anything that can't just be modded in. Endermites? Bah who needs them, but they'd probably be easier to make than having to not only recode, but remodel your whole mod.
However, there's three key features I haven't seen as mods here, although they might exist.
-The underwater temples with the water walking potion and mobs. (Not really a *must have*, but still)
I am not sure how hard it would be to code these features, but I am not convinced that it would be harder than having to totally remake a large mod from ground up that contains many features/systems unique to it like what some mod authors are having to do lately. Imagine, having all the content mojang has and more, not having to live in fear of the update. To any modder out there, please consider the possibility- or if it is already reality, do show me where I can find the mods that add this content!
Thankfully a couple mods add rabbits. Project Zulu and MoCritters comes to mind, as does Twilight Forest though Twilight Forest's bunnies are just ambience. Project Zulu also has a actual jump potion with its rabbits.
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I think that 1.8 is the Windows Vista of Minecraft. I can imagine how much larger is the 1.7 playerbase, so this idea seems cool. Some things would enter in conflict, though, and I think that must me configurable. I like the 1.8 style of trading, but what if a player likes the 1.7 style more? Let the player configure that. But the idea, in general, is cool. Many major mods had not updated to 1.8, and the broken furnace minecart is another reason why I play in 1.7.10
Could you not just copy the jar files from a 1.8 minecraft bin and paste them into a 1.7 bin? I know they used to install mods like that back in 1.4 before forge was well known. I could compile the jar files with slime blocks and bunnies and stuff into a thread so people could transfer it back to 1.7.