This is a mod I've been working on for a while now at a _very_ leisurely pace (I have a life!) and it's very early in development -- so it probably won't be complete for several Minecraft versions.
So, this mod will include 2 main game-changing features around the theme of bending the minecraft world -- a fully-functional Stargate, and the ability to build structures that are bigger on the inside using Time Lord tech (like the TARDIS). Yes, you read that right. Additionally, there will be a special device that teleports entire structures (groups of blocks) between chunks, as well as changing the time of day (simulating the time-travel effect), which would allow you to build your very own version of the TARDIS. Details:
This is the feature that I'm working on first -- and it's getting along pretty nicely. Like the TV series, each stargate has an address, which is a series seven symbols, combined from the 39 possible symbols. Instead of pointing to a planet, it points to a specific chunk. If there's a stargate in that chunk, you can "dial" it from another stargate, and a one-way stable wormhole will connect the two.
I'm also planning on having ancient ruins, each with a stargate and lots of treasure; however, some will have a list of stargate addresses to other ruins.
Taken shamelessly from the Doctor Who franchise, Time Lord tech will allow you to build structures bigger on the inside -- it could look like a humble mud hut from the outside, but when you look through the door, it's a haughty mansion. Additionally, there will be a device that teleports an entire structure to somewhere inside a specific chunk, mirroring the 2nd main feature of the Doctor's ride.
Here's a brief list of what I've done so far and what I'm planning on:
- A coordinate system for the stargate (7-symbol addresses made up of 39 possible symbols) Complete
- The fully functional stargate itself: WIP
- Transport rings: Complete
- Ancient ruins: WIP
- More Stargate tech, like staff weapons, trinium tools, and naquadah-fueled generators: Not started
- Time Lord tech: Not started
- A device to teleport structures into somewhere inside a given chunk: Not started
In its current state, it is not fully functional on the dedicated server yet, but it will not crash it. Decorative blocks, anyone?