This mod adds one item, the Book of Revealing, which allows the player to derp around right-clicking random stuff to learn more about what it is, how it works, and how to use it.
I've been thinking about making this mod for a while now, and I finally have—kind of—done it. There are still loads of features to add, and guides to write, and work to do. But I thought I would share what I have so far and what I'm planning on adding. So here goes.
The player spawns the first time into the world with a Book of Revealing. But if they lose it they can craft another one by combining a book and a spider eye. This book is very special. When right-clicked, it opens an interface for viewing guides. If the player right-clicked on a block, it shows the guide for that block. The interface also has a slot for putting items into the book and viewing their guides.
Be sure to back up your worlds, I can't guarantee the stability of this mod.
Let me know what you think of this mod, and any way you think I could improve it.
Here is a list of guides that have been created so far:
Guides that are linked to but haven't been created:
Black Wither Skull
Blue Wither Skull
Mushroom Island Biome
Mega Tiaga Biome
Flint & Steel
I use some modified CodeChickenCore code and the BuildCraft core phantom slot code.
Mod pack policy:
Feel free to use this in your mod pack.
The mod is under development, but is stable.
A website is in development to crowd source the guide creation process.
Guides support images
Guides support indenting
Guides support bold, italic, underline, strikethrough, and obfuscated† text
New tags for guides can now easily* be created
Guides now come as "Guide packs", which are single files containing all of the guides for a single mod
Optional automatic Guide pack download/update server—automatically downloads/updates the Guide pack for any mod you have installed, given there is a guide pack for it.
Add a "spoiler" (collapsable area) tag for guides
"Guide Pack" file location (in .minecraft folder)
If you really like this mod, or just like writing and don't know what to do, I would love it if you could help me knock a few of these guides off my list. (by sending them to me you agree that I have control over them and can do as I wish with them)
This is how a guide is set up:
Guides are just XML files, but have special tags
The format of a guide, (on gist due to MCF formatting issues): gist
* Given some modding experience.
† Obfuscated text is that randomized text that looks like it didn't need any more caffeine.