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    posted a message on ArchitectureCraft
    Quote from thealexlp13»

    Question, could you perhaps add slab-slopes and a connection part for them?


    YES PLEASE!!!!!!
    These two blocks I have wanted for ages!!! Much needed for spiral staircases, these two blocks would be of enormous value to any serious medieval castle builder.
    I have tried to get some other mod-makers to implement this, but few people can do your "non-cube" shapes. (I mean the vast majority of models are still made from cube/rectangular pieces) XtraBlocks by MindKrafter has a quirky make-do workaround for the above block on the right (okay, it was my model that he put in his mod), but not nearly as elegant as I know you could make it.
    Seriously - how much money do you want to make these available in architecturecraft for 1.7.10?
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    posted a message on ArchitectureCraft
    Quote from schismatix»

    First off great mod and thanks for back porting to 1.7.10.


    I have a request as I don't think I am able to already do what I want. I use the arches to make arched corridors but if you want to do right angles (for corners or adjoining arched corridors you cant. I have a feeling it may be difficult to do, especially to join the different sized arches, but if it would only work for the same sized arches that would be fantastic.


    Schis


    I agree - the "corner" arch pieces would be brilliant - both the outside and inside pieces would be needed. Vaulted ceilings would then be possible. After all, what Minecraft cathedral would be complete without vaulted ceilings? :)
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    posted a message on ArchitectureCraft
    Quote from DiMuRie»

    greg,you rly should update the forge forums and add some more screenshots


    I am also surprised at the number of people liking this mod (like, this is page 9 already) and yet so few have posted their creations.

    Having said that, here is the beginnings of my upgrading of my cathedral interior.

    On the left is the old/clunky arches using roof/slope style pieces from a Kaevator-style mod. That was the best "arches" I could make. ..till now....

    On the right is my new design, using proper arches - each span is 7 blocks, so I went for a "trefoil" arch, using 2 halves of the 4-span arch set, with a 3-span for the centre. I also added columns, and trim.

    Note, this is not a rebuild, but a re-furnish of the existing structure. Seriously, if I did a complete rebuild, I would never finish my world. lol. I mean, I haven't even yet built the facade of my cathedral. (note the "blue sky" to the right of the screen) Sigh.

    Anyway people, please post some of your creations using ArchitectureCraft.
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    posted a message on ArchitectureCraft

    Here is a bridge I made, making use of your arches (upside down arches too) and columns.

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    posted a message on XtraBlocks Extreme Edition *Updated 19 March 2016

    Hey MindKrafter, and anyone else wanting arches, spheres, round corners, round columns, and more....


    Have you guys seen ArchitectureCraft? I just discovered it here.... http://www.cosc.canterbury.ac.nz/greg.ewing/minecraft/mods/ArchitectureCraft/


    With apologies to MK if I offend you for advertising another mod here, but this one just made my jaw drop. I am still pinching myself to be sure I am not dreaming. A lot of the stuff I have been sweating over for a couple of years, and there it is on one mod. You can craft amazing things never before seen in Minecraft, using any full block. Now all the textures in XtraBlocks can be ROUND!!!!


    Well what are you waiting for - go have a look!

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    posted a message on XtraBlocks Extreme Edition *Updated 19 March 2016
    Quote from LegendaryEnder»

    How do I use this thing?



    Let me quote the front page of this thread, in case you missed it......

    XtraBlocks A range of mods that add a wide variety of new blocks, Lighting, liquids
    and items to Minecraft. Includes many blank numbered blocks that you can add your own textures to.

    Bring your adventure maps or creative builds to life with a huge range of variety.

    Have you ever wanted more texture's without sacrificing vanilla blocks.
    Do you want more lighting options? Torches, Lamps & Light Blocks
    How about colored and stained glass, or more variety of stairs and slabs?
    Ever wish that buttons/pressure plates would hold your doors open a bit longer... or maybe a lot longer?
    Maybe you even wanted more liquids, doors, cakes, fences and gates or multi-textured blocks?

    This is a very large mod, with well over a thousand blocks. It has been designed so that you can use as few or as many as you require.
    There are quite a few useful blocks that come already textured, but the vast majority of blocks have blank textures (numbered for convenience) that you need to texture yourself.

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    posted a message on XtraBlocks Extreme Edition *Updated 19 March 2016
    Quote from Michael5362»

    is there a place i can find other texture packs for this mod?


    The whole point of this mod is that it gives you a plethora of blocks for you to texture for your own needs. Instead of looking at a texture, and wondering what to build with it, I tend to look at photos of buildings of a style I find appealing, (for example a Mediterranean village) and then create the textures to suit that style, and use them to look as authentic as personal taste dictates.

    Textures for specific things (eg a brunswick green painted timber) can be googled, then Photoshopped to suit, if you like. Or you could search for "roof tile" and see what comes up. Hint: include the words "seamless" and "texture" in your search.
    I personally don't see the point in filling in all the blanks with too many textures that I probably won't use. I texture a new block when I need it.

    Having said that, I find the real advantage in DIY texturing, is being able to create things that no mod has ever thought of. Some of these include:
    - crates labelled "fragile" or "this side up" which I use in abundance wharf-side, in storage sheds, in shop delivery bays, etc
    - carvings for native villages, eg totem-poles, south-pacific or Maori style carvings.
    - ground-covering (including lines on the ground) for tennis courts, football fields, etc, so they look like what they are supposed to be, instead of just large generic patches of grass with a signpost that says "football field".
    - Multi-blocks with exterior and interior textures on the opposite faces, so walls can be one block thick, and still look fit-for-purpose. You can also include a floor texture and a ceiling texture on the same block, allowing you to use one block to build 80% of a building. (You still need a roof, windows, doors and furniture) This makes building really really fast!
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    posted a message on XtraBlocks Extreme Edition *Updated 19 March 2016

    Glass!


    Oooh I love having a multitude of glass blocks so I can have lovely windows. It really adds the right character to my Tudor style shop-fronts.


    See here the "bottle-end" swirly windows in the shop, and the lead-light diamond windows in the residence above.

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    posted a message on XtraBlocks Extreme Edition *Updated 19 March 2016

    MC to all. MC stands for Merry Christmas, as well as MineCraft. To many of us, it's much the same thing. LOL!!!

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    posted a message on XtraBlocks Extreme Edition *Updated 19 March 2016
    Quote from Azairah756»





    Thanks for the replies, guys. I really like the idea of actual spiral stairs as well, so I'll probably just go ahead and use them :) Having to jump isn't that big a deal, it was just something I was wondering about. And Crafty, would you mind if I asked you to post some pics of the stairs in your build? Just curious about what they look like when fully implemented.


    Okie Dokie.
    Pic 1 Part 1is your layout - if you do your walls 4 blocks thick, your stairs will hide within the walls (as they do in real castles)
    Pic 1 Part 2 shows you how to place. A left-spiralling staircase can be placed easier than a right-spiralling staircase. (Again, my bad, I didn't think about implementation when I created this block. They probably should be righties - see note below.)
    Pic 1 Part 3 shows a staircase with walls removed, so you can see how it fits together.

    I hope this makes sense.

    In real castles, the round towers have staircases within the walls - the tower itself has rooms on each floor. A lot of MineCraft castles use the whole tower as a staircase. You need more space to build a staircase with vanilla blocks, so using the whole tower is necessary. Meh. It's art. It is easier to build. It looks cool. Authenticity is not needed. Whatever works for you is fine. But this is why I wanted these spirally blocks.

    Pic 2 is Bodiam Castle in England. ...just one of the many castles that inspires me. I have highlighted *some* of the staircases.

    Note, some spiral left-wards, and some spiral rightwards. Towers are easier to defend when the staircase spirals up to the right, because the right-handed sword-wielding attacker below has the disadvantage, as his swing is restricted by the central column. Having said this, there are still left-spiralling stairs. Again I say "meh". Whatever works for you is fine.

    My own goal is to bring to life the spirit of the authentic medieval castle, using the mechanism of blocks and models/furniture from existing mods.
    Luckily MindKrafter is here to fill in the gaps. :D

    I hope you enjoy my creations, and MK's implementations thereof.
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