We have a custom graphical user interface that will allow you to sign into our server once you've installed our modpack. The Almura Modpack is a requirement in order to play on our server.
Almura is the culmination of countless hours of work between the members of the AlmuraDev team in bringing a truly unique Minecraft experience front and foremost.
Beginning August 21st, 2011, Almura's humble beginnings were of friends getting together to play "the cool new game called Minecraft" and branched out to a community of extremely dedicated players (some of which have been around for years). What we bring to the table is a fun and friendly environment to play the game with tons of new content and features.
What first started with Spoutcraft, which set out to provide custom content for Minecraft/Bukkit players, turned into a spectacular mod that strives to provide everyone an enjoyable game experience that expands upon that which Minecraft brings. Using both Forge and MalisisCore (GUI framework) as the base for our mod 'Almura', we feel we've accomplished something amazing!
Almura has a wide variety of features to chose from. Whether you like a more agriculture based exists, a magical research foundation or have a strong mechanical mind, there is something for everyone on Almura. Explore in detail some of the following features:
Thaumcraft's magic creations, creatures and worlds!
Industrial craft complicated and intuitive machines!
Builcraft liquid and electrical challenges!
Railcraft rail lines with automatic sort facilities, train stations and more!
Advanced Farming using the formerly named Sprout plugin from Spoutcraft. Explore over 40 new and unique growable, harvestable crops. Hundreds of new food and drink items to discover!
Explore the many added features and abilities from Mine Factory reloaded, Thermal Foundation and Thermal Expansion.
Create custom furniture, signs, desks and books using the power of Bibiocraft.
These are the requirements you must meet to be able to play on our server and/or use our modpack.
4GB+ RAM (2gb or more configured within the launcher.)
These rules are subject to change. Any violation of these rules can result in suspension of services provided by AlmuraMC. AlmuraMC staff retains all rights to pass judgement on actions to determine if any punishment is warranted.
Griefing Allowed! Be sure to protect your area's
No fully automatic Mob/XP Grinding Farms
Don't ask for teleports from other users or moderators
Always report exploits
Don't ask for any administrative/op permissions
Don't ask for time and/or weather changes
Must be 13 or older to join
Don't threated users or the server
Don't deliberately annoy management
Don't use unauthorized client mods (X-Ray, etc)
AlmuraDev's modifications & additions
As many of you know Almura originally was only available on the Spoutcraft client. As its codebase continued to degrade we moved away from the Spoutcraft client into the Forge realm. Below is a list of features that the AlmuraDev team migrated from Spoutcraft and or designed from the bottom up into Almura.
Block, Item and Entity Loader - We built a brand new content loading system based off of Spoutcraft / MoreMaterials SMP package loader. Our system is currently loading configuration files, model formats and textures for over 1,000 custom blocks, items, food and tools. This system allowed us to load additional items easily without creating new classes for each item we want to add.
Client-Side player permissions - using Mumfrey's client-side permissions handling he built into LiteLoader, we ported it to Almura and linked it with our permissions-bridge plugin to allow for permissions from the server to be handed down to the client in real time. This allows us the ability to control client-side mods without needing the mod author to write their code specifically for server environments.
Custom Farming System - we currently have 38 additional crops that players can find, plant and grow. All of the resulting items from harvesting these crops are using to create one of a few hundred food and drink items, all of which are consumable and have their own benefits.
Custom GUI and HUD layouts - using MalisisCore as our basis for our render engine, we use their API to construct the GUI's and the HUD layouts that everyone sees when playing on Almura.
Custom Player Titles and Name Tags - when your logged into Almura's public and dev servers you will see your player rank or other such titles under your display name above your head. You can turn on and off the display of your name above your head in 3rd person display.
Custom Player Accessories - we've ported the famous accessories from Spoutcraft and have added a new one. The accessories which are includes are: braclets, earrings, notch hats, sunglasses, tails, tophats, wings cloaks, Cat in the Hat and halo.
Custom Player Skins - we have the ability to set custom skins within Almura itself. You can easily set your own skins outside of the normal Minecraft managed skin while playing on Almura.
Editable Signs - you can edit existing signs by sneaking and right-clicking the sign with nothing in your hand.
Chat Notifications - we have ported over some long lost features of Spoutcraft's chat system. One is the ability to be notified when someone types your name in chat. We've extended it to include your nickname as well as make a sound when someone types your name.
Extended Text Signs - signs on Almura can hold up to 30 characters instead of the default 15.
Multi-quantity recipes - it is possible for recipes on Almura to consist of the following, 64 x seed corn (multiplied by 8) and then a empty barrel for example in the center. The resulting recipe creates 1 Seed Corn Barrel.
New Chest Types and Containers - currently we've added 7 new chests. Some of which are 27 slots in size some are 54 slots, that only take up a 1x1x1 area. Two of these chests, "Quantum Chest" and "Dock Chest" have a fill indicator on them. Green means the chest is empty, Yellow means the chest has inventory in it but isn't full. Red means that all slots are filled.
Rendering Optmizations - chests, signs and item frames are extremely hard on the games performance. Knowing this we've added some options to Almura's "Configuration" panel that allows you to set the render distance for these items.
Load time Optimizations - for a long time, Forge has when it loads, stitched the texture pack twice. It isn't needed if everything is performed in the right order. Due to the amount of images that Almura uses for its content this could easily add 15-30 seconds of load time for most computers. We fixed this issue so that the client only stitches the texture pack once.
Custom Wall Blocks - Forge has a bug where custom wall blocks won't link with vanilla wall blocks. We fixed this bug in Almura.
Creative Menu Alphabetic Sorting - Forge currently sorts all the items in its tabs via the ID number it associates with the item when it is first registered with FML. We felt that this was terrible for easily finding items within the creative menu so we devised a way to sort them by their Alphabetic name in which is used when the item is registered.
InventoryTweaks / Bukkit Conflict - fixed a conflict within the Cauldron server whereas a player drops a large quantity of inventory items on the ground or into lava, the server would kick the player because they thought the player was trying to hack.
Fertile Soil Modification - if you have fertile server in a biome wheras its humidity level is > 0.4 the soil will turn and remain as "fertile" vs. the dry look it has.
Our Server's hardware/software
We are currently using a custom built server containing the following:
Intel Core i7 3930k 6-Core CPU
32gb PC2133 Ram
256gb SSD Main Drive, 2TB SATA Drive for Dynmap Data
We are currently running the:
Cauldron for 1.7.10 build 1291. This is a custom Cauldron build as we've made substantial changes to the original Cauldron setup provided to us a long time ago.
SpongePowered Mixin+ for runtime bytecode class replacements and modifications.
Almura which is a custom client mod modeled after the former Spoutcraft client.
We've included separate mods in addition to the hundreds of modifications and advancements that our development team has added into our custom client. Those client-side mods in which we've included are:
Malisis Core & Doors
A more complete list and credits for these mods can be found here.
The AlmuraDev team is made up of a lot of different folks. Our Github page can be found here.
Website & Information
We currently are working on a new website which can be found at:
Added player nickname and rank to their nametag above their heads
Updated client to Forge Build 1291
We are now in a code freeze in preparation for b64. We are working on a project called "Almura SDK" where a lot of our common code will be moved from Almura's core mod into this SDK package. This is also in preparation for the release of Guide and Researve which we've been working on for some time. This will also allow us to extend our server permissions handling directly to the client itself.