Quote from Death_Dealer
first off this a continuation of a mod, he's not the creater. and not answering questions that have been repetitively asked over and over, nicely asked at that, will gain you some flack from the community. just because you cant handle my oipinion about his work ethic doesnt mean you should take it out on me. why dont you grow up and learn to keep your mouth shut when it doesnt even involve you. you dont even do anything but monitor his threadXD why dont you make yourself usefull and make something, im tired of asking karyonix questions and getting COMPLETELY wrong answers from you. and BTW nowhere on the forum rules does it say your not allowed to state your opinion so go ahead and report me. you will just look stupid.
EDIT: my texture packs do have specular so dont start talking about work you know nothing of. thats why i know how specular mapping works and you dont.
2nd EDIT: he also did not supply a fix, he just uploaded the one i was providing on my thread.
Yes, I am aware it is a continuation of a mod, but Karyonix has put a ton of effort into making the Shaders Mod what it is today. It wouldn't even be here if it wasn't for him and Cody (Sonic Ether). They deserve tons of respect, as do many of the other coders and modders. I understand you make resource packs, sure, but it isn't that hard -- you need massive amounts of time (unless you don't offer mod support than you just need to keep up with MC releases) and creativity -- sure, yours is a little different, you run it though an app and generate a 3D model of the image, ok cool.
Karyonix does spend a lot of time on the forums answering questions, especially with new releases, he's been busy with school and life the past few months -- get over it -- that comes first, always. He's more prominent on the forum than most other developers I've seen out there, I give him credit for that, and if he's going to be away, he lets people know what's going on. That is a huge courtesy to us.
Your questions he answered, your flipping/rotating textures, and other problems with Normal/Specular maps. It isn't even his problem, and he was nice enough to help you find a workaround within a shaderpack (with Chocapic's help if I recall). The problem is in Minecraft itself. It should be fixed in the new releases of 1.7.9 and 1.7.10, but maybe it isn't, but the workaround should still work.
Coming back at me, and lashing out at myself and Karyonix just goes to show how much of a child you are. I understand why you are upset, I understand your opinion, and you are entitled to that. But you went over the line with your accusations and rant. That's why I piped in. Putting a false image on Karyonix is un-necessary and inappropriate. He doesn't deserve that. Think about how much time he puts into the mod, keeping people happy, adding and expanding, making it better. To be quite frank, you don't even do any of the coding on your 'project', you have no idea what it takes. I have done some coding, I have a little experience, but I still have no idea myself.
I'm here to help people with problems, I don't get paid, I don't have to be here, I do this on my spare time and while I'm sitting around at work waiting for computers to image/servers to install apps/run tools/update cad/etc. Neither myself or Karyonix have to be here. I'm not asking for a lot of respect, I do what I can, I make people happy and answer questions. Karyonix and all of the other modders, they deserve respect, they put a lot of time into these projects, and try to help everyone they can. It's not always possible, keeping millions of people happy.
If someone is going to go on some crazy rant and start abusing someone, I'm going to call them out on it, live with it. I'm not in the wrong here. I was polite, and gave you a warning that your attitude is not appropriate. I didn't take it any further than that. If I did report you, it wouldn't be politely overlooked. There is complaining, there is being constructive, and there is abusive. Etiquette, respect, appropriate. You wouldn't go up to a co-worker or your boss and start yelling at him, or knocking him out, why is it OK to do it on the web? We are still people.
Your texture pack includes a Normal Map for depth (_n files), but do not include Specular Maps (_s files). This may be present in your custom 3d modelled 'Forge Pack' but it is not present in your accompanying resource pack.