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    posted a message on The GUIde - the definitive guide to retexturing Minecraft's GUI!

    You're correct, and I actually forgot about that (shouldn't have done considering I mentioned language files in the same post...). It's not something I'd add to the guide, but thank you for answering that for me. :)

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    posted a message on The GUIde - the definitive guide to retexturing Minecraft's GUI!

    The whole guide is outdated right now (and for the foreseeable future, probably). I think the Brewing Stand GUI in my guide doesn't make mention of the blaze powder fuel that the stand requires now; it's probably part of that. But I haven't looked in the files for years so I don't know exactly what you're talking about.

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    posted a message on The GUIde - the definitive guide to retexturing Minecraft's GUI!

    So I moved the GUIde to a Google Doc. Frankly it was just messed up here and before I updated it I needed to somehow fix the layout, which just... wasn't happening. Hell, I can't even make the text in the OP into a quote without having that ugly newline on top of it. If I take it out, the whole quote block vanishes? What??

    While I moved it, I didn't actually update it (was getting quite comfortable with not bothering, until 1.9 finally actually released). I plan to do that at some point. So if you're reading it now and it looks outdated, that would be because it is outdated. Even so I hope it remains useful for the time being. Anyone who does know anything that did change (like you, nyssaz), please post and let me know! It'll help immensely.

    /me disappears for another few months

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    posted a message on The GUIde - the definitive guide to retexturing Minecraft's GUI!

    Like the GUIde? You can help!
    I don’t play Minecraft much anymore, so it’s hard for me to keep up with changes and additions. To keep this post updated, I need to know about changes both in the files and in the way Minecraft reads them. If you know of anything that is wrong or outdated in the GUIde, or you notice a change in any part of Minecraft’s GUI, post here (or PM me) and let me know. I will check it out and update this thing.

    Many pages! Lots of images! Countless words!

    The GUIde


    The GUIde is copyright © Cycloneblaze 2013 - infinity and may not be reproduced elsewhere without my express permission in writing.

    To clarify, this means the text I have typed out here is copyright of me, and you cannot go posting it wherever you like. It may not appear ANYWHERE else, other than this specific thread, without my permission! If you need permission to do so, you must get it from me in a private message first.
    However, this copyright does not extend to the images I used. All of them are screenshots of, or textures from, the copyrighted program Minecraft, © Mojang AB 2009-2016. I use them here under fair use guidelines (or something like that...). I hereby forfeit all right I may have gained to those unedited images. And as for the edited ones, such as reference images, I forfeit all rights I have to those as well. Use them as you wish – in fact I encourage it. :)

    And it should go without saying, but if you wish to represent this information in a different form somewhere else (i.e. don’t just copy and paste this), such as by making your own guide to retexturing Minecraft’s GUI, I can’t stop you.

    Currently authorised to display the GUIde:

    • Cycloneblaze (Minecraft Forums)

    The GUIde is, as the name suggests, a complete and instructive guide to the intricacies of Minecraft's GUI textures for all you resource pack makers out there. The GUI images are not at all intuitive and there is no help or information to figure out how they work - until three or so years ago now, that is!

    Previously the GUIde was featured across one, then three, posts in this and an older thread. Now it lives in a Google Doc so I can update it without wrangling with the forum software. The GUIde is updated (eventually) to the latest major version of Minecraft and this thread is monitored for comments, questions, or additions.

    Speaking of which, if you have any comments, questions, or additions, you are encouraged to contribute by making a post here! Or private messaging me. Many updates to the GUIde have been predicated by the help of diligent readers, as you may see below. Any information at all is welcome, especially if the guide seems to be out of date.

    You can find the GUIde HERE!
    Read and enjoy. :)

    -- Cycloneblaze
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    posted a message on The GUIde - the definitive guide to retexturing Minecraft's GUI!

    I'm surprised you could make the creative inventory translucent to be honest, I wouldn't have thought it would work on either. You can probably make it full transparent, but I doubt it responds to any alpha values that aren't 0 and 255.

    P.S. Yes, I am watching this thread. The OP is actually hell to update though, the forum software's very screwy :/

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    posted a message on The GUIde - the definitive guide to retexturing Minecraft's GUI!
    Quote from Cycloneblaze»
    Right, I'm back. Duly noted, you two. I'll update today or tomorrow. Thanks for the feedback!

    I'll update today or tomorrow

    update today or tomorrow

    today or tomorrow

    Ha. Ha.
    Yes, I'm back, after a year and a day of ignoring this thing, lol. I have updated all the things that needed to be updated, as you can see in the changelog. Unfortunately, I've been gone so long that the forum software has updated and the BBcode is slightly screwy now. All the information is there, I just need to make it look better... :x
    Hopefully Minecraft will not update for a year longer, haha, because I don't think I'll be looking at this for awhile...

    And now the two comments I got in the intervening period:

    Quote from Syxes»

    Great GUIde, it helped me a lot, may you could do one for the particle file, even it isn't a real gui file.

    It doesn't appear in the gui folder, so I'm not touching it. This guide is big enough already. :|

    Quote from Majorbloxxer»

    This is really useful thanks a lot!

    You're welcome! :D

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    posted a message on The GUIde - the definitive guide to retexturing Minecraft's GUI!
    Quote from kwerti
    For those who want to know: Spectator mode icons can be shown by pressing the keys 1-9 or Button 3 on the mouse. The first icon is for "Teleport to player". The second icon is for "teleport to team" and the barrier icon is for closing the menu.

    Server_selection is NOT the same as resource_packs! The arrows are shifted to the opposite side of their boxes.

    Quote from Alvoria
    I suggest checking out the 1.7.10 pre-release. It does the Minecraft Realms buttons differently, putting them all in their own folder. The 1.7.9 version you show will be effectively obsolete in just a couple of days when the official 1.7.10 release is out. Apparently, this is the version that will be used going forward so you should include it in this wonderful guide.

    Quote from Alvoria
    It was in /assets/minecraft/textures/gui/realms/... but I just checked the official 1.7.10 release and it seems to have been removed. Curious. <_< If you want to see this folder, enable snapshots in your launcher and download 1.7.10-pre3. I'm guessing they moved all of these images to be server-side so they could change the GUI of Realms on the fly without having it be version-dependent. Naturally, they don't work in packs anymore.

    Right, I'm back. Duly noted, you two. I'll update today or tomorrow. Thanks for the feedback!
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    posted a message on [1.6.4] Music Timer Mod | No longer updated
    It is as I had feared. Due to the massive code re-factoring in Minecraft 1.7, I no longer actually have the knowledge to update the Music Timer Mod, or do anything much with it. In addition to this inability to update, after playing Minecraft for a bit (I really don't play so much anymore), I have decided that the amount of new music and the reduction in the delay between Minecraft playing different tracks means that there isn't really a need for the Music Timer Mod anymore.
    I originally created this mod back in January 2012 because I felt that Minecraft's music, while pretty awesome, just didn't play often enough. Since I don't have the inclination to update anymore, and since that problem is now fixed, it's time I closed down this thread.

    To everyone who ever downloaded and enjoyed my mod - thanks! You're why I kept updating for two and a bit years.
    Okay, overly-sentimental closing statement thing over. 2,397 downloads. Anyone who wants to know just what I was doing here, shoot me a PM.

    Also check out my GUI texturing guide here!

    Previous topic:


    This mod changes the delay between Minecraft's music playing from 12,000 ticks (600 seconds; ten minutes) to 2,400 ticks (120 seconds; two minutes).
    So your music will play five times as often! This only includes the natural background music Minecraft itself plays, and not ambience, Music Discs or the like.

    Updates: (dd/mm/yyyy)

    Last thread update: 24/03/2013 (thread closed)

    v1.13: Updated to be compatible with Minecraft 1.6.4 (29/09/2013)
    v1.12: Updated to be compatible with Minecraft 1.6.2 (09/07/2013)

    Older updates lurk within:

    v1.11: Updated to be compatible with Minecraft 1.6.1 (03/07/2013)
    v1.10: Updated to be compatible with Minecraft 1.5.2 (06/05/2013)
    v1.9: Updated to be compatible with Minecraft 1.5.1 (31/03/2013)
    v1.8: Updated to be compatible with Minecraft 1.4.6 (and 1.4.7) (27/12/2012)
    v1.7: Updated to be compatible with Minecraft 1.4.5 (23/11/2012)
    v1.6: Updated to be compatible with Minecraft 1.4.4 (19/11/2012)
    v1.5: Updated to be compatible with Minecraft 1.4.2 (25/10/2012)
    v1.4: Updated to be compatible with Minecraft 1.3.2 (16/08/2012)
    v1.3: Updated to be compatible with Minecraft 1.3.1 (07/08/2012)
    v1.2: Updated to be compatible with Minecraft 1.2.5 (31/04/2012)
    v1.1.5: Updated to be compatible with Minecraft 1.2.4 (31/04/2012)
    v1.1: Updated to be compatible with Minecraft 1.2.3 (03/04/2012)
    v1.0: First release. (21/01/2012)

    Installation instructions:

    Or: How to install the Music Timer Mod in ten easy steps!

    1. Open the ".minecraft" folder. It is found in %APPDATA%/.minecraft - just open Run from the start menu and type that in. (If Minecraft is installed somewhere else for you, like C:/Minecraft; obviously go there - if you don't know where it's installed, the odds are that it's in AppData.)

    2. In here, open the "versions" folder. Copy the "1.6.4" folder, then paste it again (creating a duplicate) - rename it to "MusicTimerMod". (You can name it something else, but I'll assume you named it that.)

    3. Open this new folder, and rename both files - to MusicTimerMod.jar, and MusicTimerMod.json (or whatever you named the folder - it is important that they are identical!)

    4. Open the .json file you just renamed (MusicTimerMod.json) using Notepad. It'll look mostly like this:
    "id": "1.6.4",
    "time": "2013-07-02T18:27:58+01:00",
    "releaseTime": "2013-06-28T15:48:41+01:00",
    "type": "release",
    "minecraftArguments": "--username ${auth_player_name} --session ${auth_session} --version ${version_name} --gameDir ${game_directory} --assetsDir ${game_assets}",
    "libraries": [

    And then some more stuff you needn't worry about.
    Find the line, at start, that says "1.6.4", and change it to say "MusicTimerMod". Remember, if your folder, .jar file and .json file are not named MusicTimerMod, you instead have to put in whatever you renamed them to.
    "id": "Music Timer Mod",
    "time": "2013-07-02T18:27:58+01:00",
    "releaseTime": "2013-06-28T15:48:41+01:00",
    "type": "release",
    "minecraftArguments": "--username ${auth_player_name} --session ${auth_session} --version ${version_name} --gameDir ${game_directory} --assetsDir ${game_assets}",
    "libraries": [

    5. Open the .jar file you just renamed (MusicTimerMod.jar) - not using Java but using WinRar or 7-zip.

    6. Once it opens, delete META-INF (the folder) within. This is essential.

    7. Open the .zip file you downloaded (MusicTimerMod_164.zip). Find the .class file within, and drag it into the MusicTimerMod.jar folder.

    8. Close the folders, start up the Minecraft Launcher, and select the "New Profile" button (at the side, near the top.) Or, right-click when in the Profile Editor tab, and select "Add Profile".

    9. A box will pop up; at the dropdown menu labelled "Use version:", select the version called "release MusicTimerMod" (or "release YourNameHere", etc.) Then rename the profile to anything you want (or don't bother).

    10. Click the "Save Profile" button, then select you new profile from the drop-down menu at the side of the launcher, and finally, click Play!

    Now these instructions are for Windows (7, specifically) so I can't give you advice for other operating systems - sorry about that. The instructions are also only for installing mods in 1.6 and above.


    Q: "Minecraft started with a black screen!!1!"
    A: Go look at step 6 in the installation instructions again. Make sure you've actually followed it. Other than that, try un-installing the mod (delete the folder you created in .minecraft/versions) and re-install it, following the steps above more carefully.

    Q: "What is this mod compatible with?"
    A: It's likely to be incompatible with any other mod that changes SoundManager.class. Notably, it is not compatible with Risugami's or Forge's AudioMod. (There may be a compatible version upcoming in the future.)
    Other than that, should work with any other mod.

    Q: "I can't figure out how to install the mod@@@"
    A: If my explanation doesn't work for you, you can search YouTube for a guide to installing mods, which may explain it better. I'm not going to embed one in this post, though.

    If you've got problems, post here, or PM me. If you could include a crash report - assuming that happened - that'd be brilliant. The more details you give, the better I can help.

    To-do list:

    --Make ModLoader compatible
    --Or make Forge compatible
    --Make an external (to Minecraft itself) config file with which to change the delay.
    --Or add a setting in-game

    Support my mod:

    No, I'm not asking for money.
    I do have a support banner though, feel free to put it in your signature:

    Here's the code that goes into your sig:


    Although the mod is no longer being updated, you can still download old versions here!

    Minecraft 1.6.4 (current)
    Minecraft 1.6.2
    Minecraft 1.6.1
    Minecraft 1.5.2
    Minecraft 1.5.1
    Minecraft 1.4.6/1.4.7
    Minecraft 1.4.5
    Minecraft 1.4.4
    Minecraft 1.4.2
    Minecraft 1.3.2
    Minecraft 1.3.1
    Minecraft 1.2.5
    Minecraft 1.2.4
    Minecraft 1.2.3
    Minecraft 1.1

    Note that all versions are unsupported - as in I won't help you troubleshoot them. And the current install instructions do not apply to any version of Minecraft before 1.6.

    If you download this mod, please leave a comment! It helps a lot. :)


    This mod is ©Cycloneblaze (me) 2012-2014. Minecraft is copyright ©Mojang AB 2009-2014. PM me if you wish to redistribute my mod, or do almost anything with it except download it and install it, as this requires my express, written permission in advance.
    This mod (plugin, a patch to Minecraft source, henceforth "Mod" or "The Mod"), by the terms of http://www.minecraft.net/copyright.jsp is sole property of the Mod author (Cycloneblaze, henceforth "Owner" or "The Owner"). By default it may only be distributed on minecraftforums.net. It may only be mirrored or reposted with advance written permission of the Owner. Electronic Mail is fine, if you wait for a response. (PM me for my e-mail, which I have the right to not give out, but likely will.) URL shorteners or other attempts to make money off The Owner's Mod are strictly forbidden without advance written permission. ©Cycloneblaze 2012-2014.
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