The goal of this mod is to implement Predator's from the predator universe into Minecraft. It will start off as a simple addition of various items and equipment from the Predator universe and will eventually evolve into its own separate multiplayer game mode. I also intend to make a single player version for those who simply wish to use the weapons included with the mod.
The following are Predator weapons which I intend to include within the project.
Biohelmet: A Predator's mask or Biohelmet can serve various functions. Some are purely aesthetic and ceremonial serving no other function other than to intimidate their prey. Others house various amenities to aid the Predator on its hunt, ranging from simple respirators to aid in breathing to various visual settings to aid in targeting its prey. I intend to implement some sort of alternate vision settings, possible using renders placed on top of player locations to point them out to predators, however, I am still looking into alternative methods as to how to accomplish this.
Wrist Blades: Predators are natural hunters and prefer to get up close and personal to their targets. These will be the standard issue weapons for a predator.
Plasma Caster: A shoulder mounted weapon capable of firing highly energized particles at immense speeds. This will serve as an endgame type weapon which will only become available towards the end of a game due to its capability of being abused.
Spear Gun: A handheld projectile launcher capable of firing projectiles silently and effectively over great distances. I am not too sure on whether or not I will actually implement a spear gun due to the fact that I cannot see a way to keep it balanced while at the same time apart from the plasma caster at this time. I am open to any suggestions on this matter.
Net Gun: Launches a small web at the target, slowing them for a time. This will be used mainly to gain an advantage on a group of targets as it will slow any players caught within it and will take a couple of seconds to break.
Smart Disc: A razor sharp throwing disc fused with advanced circuitry. The blade uses mechanisms to control its movement in flight and can be called to a Predator at will. This is probably one of the more difficult weapons to create because it involves using trajectory calculations to create a more realistic flight and also requires rangers and tracers for obstacle avoidance on its flight back to the owner. Any suggestions on how to implement some of these features(especially obstacle avoidance) would be greatly appreciated.
Remote Bomb: A throwing blade similar to the smart disc, however, modified with explosives for an extra flair. These will be able to be detonated at will and serve as a way for predator's to set traps.
Cold.Fire - Main Coder and Graphics
PR3DaAT0R - Graphics-(resigned)
Zakata - Sounds
T0PSheLF_- - Enthusiastic Supporter
Since I'm working all over the place, I figured I would simply post a to-do list as well as a log so people can see where I stand in development.
Sat 07/16/2011 7:36 P.M. - Began working on gui system for skills/upgrades.
To do list:
Currency/Skill Evolution System
I'm open to any and all comments/criticisms/suggestions. Feel free to comment below. Predator Mod is just a generic name so if you have any suggestions, let me know. If you would like to contribute in any way to the project, send me a private message.
Update: I'm looking for someone to help with the graphics for this mod. You would need experience creating mob and world related textures.
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This looks good. Eventually, once its not WIP, It should end up being SMP compatible. The admins can set players as predators and the regular people should have rifles or something to defend themselves with. Just think of the predator stealth attacks in the night. Maybe when a player dies at the hand of a predator it will drop a skull for the predator to collect. The predator with the most skulls could unlock more weapons to use. Of course this will be insanely difficult to do but with hard work and patience it can be done (eventually).
This mod looks completely dead to me, If you guys would like to see a mod similar to this continued, please check out my Aliens Vs Predator mod. I have been working on it for 2-3 months, and plan to keep updating it for as long as minecraft exists.