I perfectionistically Photoshopped these from Homestuck resources for personal use as my Sun and Moons in Minecraft back in... wow, July 2013, but I totally forgot to upload them for others to use. So, here you go!
Don't know what Homestuck is? Who cares! Just stop reading, look at the pictures, skip to the download links below, and use one of these as the trippiest high-detail sun and moons you'll ever come across.
In the first pack, Skaia replaces the sun, and images of LoWaS, LoCaH, LoLaR, LoTaK, LoHaC, LoMaX, LoFaF, and LoPaN cycle every night, in session order. That's right, all of the planets from Act 6 Act 6! (If you rip open the pack, there's an alternate ordering you can switch to that goes through the Beta planets first, then the Alpha planets.) The Sun and Moons are all huge, high-quality 512x512 png files, and look beautiful if you play using a higher-res window. Atmospheric and full of variety, even if you don't have the resolution to see the full images, they're detailed enough to seem to twinkle as they sail through the sky! Best of all, you can layer these on top of any other texture pack without worrying about anything but the Sun and Moon conflicting. The perfect way to add a beautiful Homestuck spice on top of all the other textures you're so particular about!
If you want something a little simpler, the second pack still has Skaia as the sun, but has images of Prospit and Derse alternate each night as the moon phases instead, rotating as the days pass:
I did these independently of any other Homestuck texture pack folks, who don't seem to have any such high-res rendering of the eight planets to enjoy. Feel free to use this with that pack or other Homestuck packs! After all, they don't use Skaia for the sun, and how are you going to feel like it's Homestuck without an enormous shining visage of Skaia above your head? (P.S. if you're making your own Homestuck texture set, you can totally rip these out and stuff 'em in your pack, I don't mind a bit! Credit would be appreciated.)
Homestuck and Homestuck-related materials are copyright Andrew Hussie, mspaintadventures.com, etc. All images are courtesy of the MSPA Wiki, Homestuck Resources project, I'm pretty sure ashdenej ripped something for me ages ago, and insert everybody else who isn't me here. All I did was clean it up in Photoshop a bit (like taking the tall houses off the planets), righten the scales and dimensions, and throw it all together in Minecraft form.
Hah, that's fine, I'll eat that criticism, Cookie.
Really, I can't put anything else in the pack; that would go against its purpose. This is supposed to be something you can layer on top of whatever other texture packs you're in the mood to use, giving you this atmospheric sun/moon set and nothing else. If I replaced other textures, I myself would end up grumbling about having to extract and repackage the sun and moons from this in order to make it compatible with the next consistent, fancy new pack I wanted to try. The only other thing you could do to this pack to add more atmosphere without compromising anything else is maybe, say, replace monster sounds and environmental FX with sounds ripped from Homestuck tracks, and I'm neither interested nor properly skilled in doing that.
Ultimately, this is just a set of packs I lovingly made for my own personal use, and then decided to share later. A lot of work meant to achieve something very small and do it well. You can take it or leave it, I don't mind a bit!
Hm. I run a FTB server and though I can make this pack run smoothly in my client, I'm having issues getting it to become an automatic part of my server.
I understand how its supposed to work. You're supposed to open up the server properties while the server is off. Then you're supposed to click the download link (I use the backup mirror for skaia with the planets) and hit copy link location.
Then you go to "texture-pack= " found in the properties and paste the link. Then save the properties and close and it should automatically ask if your players want to use the pack when they log on.
For me the folder currently looks like this: "texture-pack=https\://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4559980/mcresources/version1-7/SkaiaSunPlanetMoons.zip%20extracting.zip"
Yet no such results. Everything remains vanilla textured. I tried removing the \ from the hyperlink since there was some concern that might be causing the problem but no luck.
Advice? I can't tell if this is an issue with the pack or the gosh darn server. :/
Aw, thanks, Cookie! Sarcasm is always a tough thing to discern over the internet.
As for Crystalhalf, there's no difference between these two Resource Packs and your ordinary run-of-the-mill one. I'd recommend looking up guides on how to install packs, make sure you're doing it right. Is it just me, or does the superfluous "%20extracting.zip" you put at the end of the filename look really fishy?
Also, instead of using my download link on your own server, you might want to upload any files you want your users to download to a place hosted ON the server, and then hyperlink to that, right? I've never run a server and am unfamiliar with the file-hosting etiquette, so I wouldn't know for sure.
My server is just for my friends and I. I don't have a lot of friends so I just host it with Hamachi directly on my computer/network. I have looked up several guides and followed them step for step. All of them say to use a direct download link from wherever you got the file.
I've seen several topics that have the same problem as mine in my search but never any solutions. :/
Since this is a general question that only tangentially has to do with the specific pack you're hosting, why don't you ask in a separate problems/hosting thread in the appropriate subforum, instead of taking up space in a thread for a specific resource pack made by someone who clearly can't answer your question?
The only thing I could possibly help you with is pointing out that you probably got the link wrong. This is the wrong place to be asking what you're asking.