First, badjman sent me a link to his version of Isabella Classic updated to 1.4.6. Link is here.
My Minecraft time has been woefully lacking these past few weeks but when I do get a chance to play, I've been playing Feed the Beast. I'm using Direwolf's mod pack and Isabella: FTB Edition. This is an amazing collaborative effort! I'm blown away.
Lastly, I popped into Starbucks on my way to work the other week and I ran into a very old friend of mine. It turns out that he's gotten into the Minecraft server business, so of course I mention Isabella. Anyways, he wrote up a little article about me and the pack on his blog that I thought I'd share. It was a bit surreal (and cool) to find myself randomly chatting about redstone logic gates over coffee, something that I rarely get to do in my real life.
Just added a Mod support to your listings~! From your friendly librarian of magical proportions, i bring everyone, http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1565833-147-forge-enhanced-books Enhanced Books Mod support! This lovely mod was made by sn0re, so give the talented person a click and view to give it a look! Might i say the idea for this mod is well executed. As for the mod support~! The Texture Set can be extracted to the texture packs surface AS IS! That's right! I went through all the trouble of scouring out the source of the mod's texture readings and everything! At the same time, I spent it all while listening to Shin Megami Tensei and Persona fight music. (As much as it didn't go with the moments, but who can deny the Epic it draws out). If anyone would like to see some tweaks, or find anything i missed. Do let me know~! Good night, and keep crafting Ladies, Gentlemen, and The Well Explored Others out there~!
I tried a whole lot of 16 x 16 texture packs, but this is by far my favorite.
I have no complaints about any of the individual textures, and I think the whole thing is absolutely beautiful and coherent. The colors are great, most items are still rather identifiable, and there is realism without needing to resort to photorealistic textures.
It would be awesome if Bonemouse made textures compatible with Biomes-O-Plenty or ExtremeBiomes XL. I like how these mods add variety to the landscape, but after using the Isabella II texture pack, the colors and patterns that come with these packs are too bright and jarring.
Anyway, thanks again to Bonemouse for making this awesome pack, and I look forward to seeing the Isabella texture pack grow and develop!