Okay, I have made my first mod, it is not done yet, it does not have enough to be done, but it is able to be installed in a ssp environment with modloader(best of all, it goes into the mod folder).
Its a dirt storage mod, I was displeased that there was no better way to store dirt at a high density, so I made three new blocks.
The first is
it stores 4 pieces of dirt, it has a slight blast resistance due to that extra density
Mega Dirt, stores 4 super dirt.
Omega dirt, stores 4 mega dirt, its density has caused it to express strange exotic particles, making it glow as well as being blue.
Now these two blocks are not dirt storage blocks, they are blocks I made to cheat, well... they do store cactus.
The Genius block, I'm almost certain that it is smarter than the genius bar, make it from 4 cactus.
place it and click on it to have it make an iron block. If it receives power, it will throw out another block of itself. it also throws out more of itself upon being placed.
the moron block, make it from four genius blocks.
I'd recommend never placing it, and if you do place it(because of the awesome fractal), don't click on it, but try it, you might find it useful.
BTW, it is also probably smarter than the genius bar.
Here's my new cobblestone storage blocks.
Its super cobble, made with 4 cobblestone.
its mega cobble, clear progression from the hardness and blast resistances of cobble upwards.
omega cobble, same deal as omega dirt, except much higher blast resistance and hardness(it takes a long time with any pickaxe)
You can get it here.
It is not a finished mod, and I need more input and advice before I can say it is done, so it is in testing.
Also, I need graphics, what I made for the mod is crude at best, completely disgusting at worst.
It requires Risugami's modloader(look for it). To install(after modloader), place it in your mods folder in your minecraft directory.
Don't upload without at least telling me, I'll okay it(so long as there is no money involved), but don't make me bust out the Creative commons attribution license.
There is now a secret block that I would recommend clicking while close, if at all. You'll figure it out.
Uses minecraftforge(sorry for aether or other conflicting mod users). So just install it before you test or install my mod.
Now it uses configurable IDs for items and blocks, so now you can set it to whatever is available right now.
BTW, Thanks to SPG for reminding me to do cobblestone storage blocks.
Credits to textureking77 for his textures for the blocks.(not shown on screenshots yet).
Added dirt tools, shovels currently, one for each of the new dirt storage blocks.
Added Sand storage blocks.
I'd also like to thank SMP for saying this:
kk but what do you want the block's to look like?
oh im running on safe mode so i need an email to send you download
I'll give you that in a PM.
the super-blocks should look fairly similar to their normal cousins, mega blocks should have slightly miscolored areas, omega-blocks should have whatever crazy designs you want.
(If everything except omega blends into the environment without causing eyesores, it is what I'm looking for)
Thanks for your help.
Bump, added revolutionary dirt tools, they are such dangerous revolutionaries, they look nothing like what they should(shovels), you should consider offering better textures to replace the shovel graphics.
Uses minecraftforge now for configuration, so install it.
Shovels are massively overpowered now, but then again, you mined 64 blocks of dirt for the omega shovel(which is the best).
for a first mod, its pretty cool. I just don't really like how some of the blocks look, and there is so much dirt existent that making a storage block for it, considering you only craft 4 at a time and not 9, and there are two stages of it, that making blocks like this is a little pointless. if you find it helpful though, that is all that matters