I'm working on a mod called Streams to bring flowing rivers, with a true current, to Minecraft. This has been a popular suggestion ever since the flat, static rivers were first added. I posted pictures of my progress on a Reddit thread, and now I'm creating this WIP thread so we can keep the discussion going until the first release.
Here are some previews:
And a short video:
The first alpha will be released before the end of January.
Meanwhile, have a look at the preview album here; I will update it periodically. Let me know what you think!
Thanks! The water blocks have a fixed current but they don't move or spread unless you remove a neighbor block. However, pre-generating chunks where rivers will flow does slow chunk loading down so there could be some lag there. I'm trying to optimize to reduce this problem.
Thanks! It will be for whichever version of Forge is current when I release, around mid-November. I originally assumed it would be 1.8, but given cpw's recent departure from Forge it's possible that we'll still be at 1.7.10.