Another Update. i dropped the 1.4 compatibility in this release, though. But the CTM works and I made some chages to the doors and edited some of the particles a bit. And most importantly: Let me know, if you enjoy the new hotbar.
just a comment, with it's new texturing method, between when MC updated and I got the optifine update I forgot to switch off my hi-deff texture pack. While it could only load the chest and mobs and such cause the texture pack wasn't formatted for the new method, those textures that were compatible with the new version worked fine so I think MC might be able to support HD textures now on it's own... Just thought I'd say about my findings
Thank you. And yes, MC 1.5 supports HD-Textures, but Optifine especially brings much more. E.g. Randomnmobs, Connected Textures and additionally a FPS boost. Without it I can't even run vanilla Minecraft decently. So, you still may want to install it, to get all the features of my and other texture packs