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Mar 29, 2011Captain_Chaos posted a message on WorldPainter - graphical & interactive map creator/generatorPosted in: Minecraft Tools
Welcome to WorldPainter, a graphical and interactive map painter / generator. Quickly generate expansive, natural looking landscapes, with full manual control over the terrain, using an easy to use and well performing program.
Check out these great examples of both usage and results of WorldPainter. Note that I didn't create these landscapes, or these videos:
- Custom biome painting
- Create your own custom brushes
- Add custom objects from bo2 files or schematics to the world
- Customise the location and frequency of underground ores and resources
- Add snow and ice
- Easy to use yet flexible and powerful paint-like tools
- Create oceans, landmasses, plains and mountains
- Change the terrain type, add trees and create caverns
→ To download WorldPainter, go to the official website at https://www.worldpainter.net/
→ For support, please use the official WorldPainter subreddit!
Troubleshooting - FAQ - other documentation - support.
You can check the change log here. The installers were created with . WorldPainter is free and open source software, released under the GNU Public License (GPL) version 3. The source code is hosted on GitHub.
It should be pretty self-explanatory, and the rest you should be easily able to find out by clicking around. Don't forget to try all your mouse buttons, and try holding them down! Post in this thread to get support from me or other users of WorldPainter.
The Load and Save functions save the map in WorldPainter format. The Export function exports the map to a Minecraft world. By default it is exported right to your Minecraft saves directory. You can then open the world in Minecraft under Singleplayer.
The Import and Merge functions allow you to import the landscape from an existing map, and then merge any changes you make to the landscape back to the existing map. It is not meant for general purpose map editing! WorldPainter is, and always will be, a map generator, not a map editor. Note that this functionality is dangerous! Use it at your own risk. Please see this post for important information about how these functions work, and their limitations.
This tool is not meant to create ready to run single player maps, it's meant to create server levels and adventure maps. The idea is to create the basic landscape, with your mountain ranges, oceans, forests, snow and ice, lakes, hills, etc. using the tool, and then go in and fill in the details with other tools.
WorldPainter takes a lot of time to create and maintain. Even though it is free, please show your appreciation by donating: or .
You can also donate bitcoins! The bitcoin address for donations is: 1NK8PFYFetTiWReujPsQXDcarXKJuYtqgF. You can also scan this QR code with a Bitcoin app:
Linking to WorldPainter
If you want to link to WorldPainter from your own site or another forum, I would be honoured! But please don't link directly to the downloads, or upload the files to file sharing sites or host them yourself! Instead, please link people to the official homepage: https://www.worldpainter.net/
Oct 9, 2011Posted in: Suggestions
Alright, so there's this idea I've been working on for the past few weeks. You heard me, weeks. Basically, it's boats. Boats than you can make bigger, slap a name on, armor, choose what propulsion system it has, and carry stuff in.
Full idea in spoiler:Boats Evolved; bigger, modular boats (Watch out --- huge!)
Okay guys. Just a slight disclaimer, the explanation for this idea is going to be *HUGE*. The idea itself may be simpler, but the description will take a long time to explain. In a nutshell, it's bigger boats that are also modular.
So we'll start with a slight modification of a game mechanic. Otherwise, the idea won't work very well. So just keep in mind that in this idea, you can't push a boat around by standing on top of it. At least just for the higher-level classes, which we'll get to in a minute.
Also, upon entering a boat, a GUI will appear somewhere around the bottom-right or so that displays the ships 'health', and speed.
Before we go overboard (no pun intended), let's begin with some basic principles that can be applied to the current boat. Let's call it the Dinghy. You can't do too terribly much with the Dinghy, but you CAN do some things.
Dinghies can be crafted just like they normally are. However to modify a boat, a new tool will have to be brought into the game. Let's say it's a Hammer. Right-clicking on a boat with a hammer, granted you're the one that built it will open up a GUI.
Like I said before the abilities with the Dinghy are limited, so you have limited things that pop up in the GUI. All that displays for now is the hull, propulsion system, and their respective health bars. You can also give your boat its own custom name that appears on its hull (But this probably won't be for the Dinghy). You will also notice two numbers at the top. On the left (12/12), is the boat's hitpoints. I doubled their damage resistance because I thought it was kind of silly to kill a boat with one arrow. To the right (1) is the ship's base speed attribute. That is to say, the speed capability of a boat, excluding the propulsion system. Boat stats will vary upon each construction. Therefore someone can be proud of themselves if they have made a fast/strong ship.
Normally, you have your standard, nonreinforced plank hull. However, you could change that. Let's start with a Reinforced Wood Hull. In the crafting table, put in 9 pieces of log together to form a piece of Reinforced Wood Plating. Dinghies will probably only need one plate to reinforce themselves. Plating will probably not be stackable for gameplay purposes.
Reinforced wood will provide a higher defense for the dinghy. Two more types of hull include Steel and Gold. Steel Plating requires 4 Iron blocks in the crafting table, and Gold likewise. With a steel-plated hull, the boat can take considerably more damage than Plank or Wood. Steel hulls can possibly withstand lava. Gold plating is only slightly stronger than Reinforced Wood and is not feasible as battle armor. However, just in case you were thinking these hulls are easy to reinforce, keep in mind higher levels will need more plating as they get bigger.
When a boat is damaged, simply right-click with the Hammer to open up the GUI. There should be a slot for extra plating to go in should the ship need repair. To ensure fair fights, the repair will be timed, like a furnace. Each repair uses up the Hammer some. It would also be nice to see some sort of visual cue for an almost-destroyed ship, like fire or a broken, damaged texture.
And now, the propulsion systems.
With the default dinghy, you have your Hands. Hands for a dinghy are basically neutral, however they will be slower than in previous versions of the game.
An alternative solution, is craftable Oars. Oars are very maneuverable and faster than hands, however they do not grant a steady speed and require you to hold down the forward button whenever you want to move. They may even 'tire' you out more (using up more Hunger).
The last one for the Dinghy, is the sail. Sails can provide very fast speeds, however they have low thrust and are not easy to slow down and speed up easily. A steady speed is required for traversing around land-covered areas. Sails can also possibly be made with different colored wool, to help a boat stand out. Sails grant a steady speed as you can leave them unattended with very little deceleration.
So now we move on to a bigger boat. Not too terribly big, but we're getting there.
To construct larger ships and propulsion systems, you're going to need an alternative to the crafting table. Let's just call it the Shipwright. This block ONLY crafts boats and takes up more blocks of space.
I think for a new level of boat, you're going to need some Blueprints. Blueprints can most likely be created by interacting with the Shipwright by combining a blueprint (Or in this case, a solid Dinghy) and investing your Experience Points to come up with a new 'idea' for a bigger boat. The 'studying' is timed, again, like a furnace, and with each clump of EP filled, the progress bar is filled some. You can also find Blueprints in dungeons, but only rarely.
After that will be done, the Blueprints can be put in a separate slot, with another slot under it. The slot under it is for the wood required to build the boat. Every time you put more wood into the slot under it, the progress bar for the ship increases. I'm not sure if this should be the way but it sounds pretty good.
I think that for each class of boat, a bigger mast will need to be crafted. That, or just have one single mast that, for bigger boats, you need to pack in more Sails. Kind of like how plating works.
So now, the next level: the Skiff.
The skiff is *about* 2 1/2 times the length of the Dinghy. However, with the next level comes new features. First off is a second slot, a passenger seat if you will. But besides that, there are two more features.
Here, there will be special lots to place blocks at. These could be something decorative like gold blocks, or practical, like chests.
To place a block in there, logically you would right click on that one place with the block. It's possible the block lot will be highlighted by the Hammer to show you where you can place things. To get it out, leftclick with the Hammer and it will appear in your inventory. If blocks aren't your fancy, perhaps animals are. Here is where the extra space in the GUI comes in. There would be a list of all the entities in the boat. If they are NPCs, you can choose to move them to another slot, or evict them. You can also evict players,
but not move them[amended].
With the Skiff, you have an additional propulsion system. I'm not sure about this one so I'm going to need you guys' approval. Essentially, it is a steam-powered paddlewheel. The steam engine will need to be powered by coal, which will either have a furnace-like GUI or not. It is also be slightly less maneuverable than the Sail. The steam engine, like Sails, grant a steady speed and can be left unattended. They have perfect acceleration, however they are much slower than Sails.
For armoring, the Skiff will need more plates to sufficiently armor the boat. Possibly two or three.
The skiff will most likely be the largest boat to successfully navigate shallow marshlands and the like.
Now, for the adventurous sailor, we're going to go one step up. Meet the Cog. The Cog is a fair-sized boat, but it is hardly big. What is does have though is a top deck large enough to walk upon. Now, we're going to introduce another feature. This time, the Cog will have a lower deck. You could be able to place a few blocks in that bottom deck, such as beds and chests. This will be good for long adventures. If you aren't spoiled, you would be happy with a Cog for your adventuring needs. Hands are now unusable.
For gameplay, an invisible, penetrable box will be in the interiors of the ship that hides water and its effects when water blocks go near it, but as soon as they leave the water blocks return to normal.
Now here, starting with the Cog, is the boat's main means of offense and defense. You guessed it, the Cannon. I believe the cannon could be made with a crafting table. To fire (And right now I'm making most of this up as I go along), you must first craft a Cannonball (Maximum of 16 allowed in hand), and right click on the cannon. The cannon will fizz for about 2.5 seconds or more before firing the cannonball. You must wait an additional second to fire again. To adjust the angle of a cannon, rightclick it (without a cannonball) to point the cannon up or down.
Now with ships and other entities, contact with the cannonball will just equal damage being dealt. But with blocks, there is a chance (Depending on their blast resistance) that the block being hit, and/or the blocks around it will be pushed forward and respond to gravity. And in rare cases, break upon falling.
That, or it would just be a weak form of TNT. But I like the former better. Mostly because it's my idea. Good gosh I think I'm vain or something.
So like I said, if you aren't spoiled, you would be happy with a Cog for your adventuring needs.
But sometimes, you ARE spoiled. Or, just requiring a bit more power. That's where the fourth level comes in, behold: the Carrack. Significantly larger than the other boats, this one can actually be called a ship. It has 3 decks. The first being the top deck (Which comprises of the main deck, quarter and poop, naturally), the second the gun deck, which to the back holds the captain's quarters, and the bottom deck is mainly for cargo. If the Carrack is steampowered the boiler room will be in there.
Oars are now unusable for the Carrack, as are Hands for Cogs. (The Oars for the Cogs would be weaker than on the Skiff and Dinghy, as would hands with the Skiff. However with the Steam engine and Sail, they just get faster with each level, with exceptions [amended])
Another neat thing you get to do with the Carrack is you get to live up to the naval definiton of a ship. On the Carrack, you can place another boat inside it for scouting/lifeboats. But it can only be a Skiff or Dinghy.
Okay, next one. Here we go.
(This level is optional. You guys tell me if it should be ingame.)
Now sometimes, your lust for power is so great no measly Carrack can hold it; not even when it is steel-hulled and armed to the teeth. No, you wish for the very seas to obey your will. Well, you psychopath, here's the fix for you: Feast your eyes sir, on the Galleon. Over twice the size of a Carrack, four long decks and plenty of guns, you would not want to war with this vessel. It is essentially a Carrack on steroids; bigger, stronger (but not faster [amended]), and scarier. But, slightly slower. Should you decide to armor it, keep in mind it will need 8 Platings to armor (Maybe more). And considering each plating requires 4 blocks to fill, you're going to need a LOT of iron.
When a ship finally loses all of it's 'health', it will sink to the bottom of the sea. Here, it is subject to despawn, but will stay there as long as there is a player near it. Although dangerous, it would then be available for looting, if you haven't plundered the ship while it was afloat already. < --- This entire paragraph is subject to discussion and alternative options. It's also been proposed that the ship turn into it's block counterpart, only leave chests, or like in the Amendment Posts, leaves a Ship's Bell that can serve as a savegame for your ship.
Now, I understand that such a feature is going to be *HUGE*, possibly requiring its own update, and would be just a massive undertaking. But I for one believe it will be an undertaking worth the effort. It would heighten the spirit of Minecraft adventure and exploration, people could trade vast amounts of resources over long distances, and plunder other ships for their booty. So I'm not 100% expecting this to be accepted entirely (But if it is, thankyouthankyouthankyou!), but in the future if any modders were curious about how to go about doing their ship mod, this could be a good example. But I really hope this would at least be seen by Mojang. Just two-thirds into completing this idea, I read an old tweet of Notch saying that he might add something like this in the future. So, if you are, this could be one of the ways to go about it.
Amendment Post 1:
- In the Shipwright GUI, the product slot of the boatbuilding section is now a button. I've updated the image.
- Craftable ship components should have been expanded. In addition to a Galley, an Anchor component (probably most vital) is also one of them. Also proposed by the community are tables, crows' nests (That basket thing on the top of masts), icebreakers, and if the NPC crew idea is implemented, a sea captain's desk to chart courses for the helmsman.
- I actually think you should be able to move players. I mean, if they actually decided to choose to lock themselves in a mob slot rather than move around freely I think the captain should be free to move them wherever.
Amendment Post 2:
- Galleons really shouldn't be the fastest ships out there, it would be unfair. Instead, their base speed capability should be a tiny bit slower than a Carrack, probably. Updated.
- Right clicking on a cannon without a cannonball could point the cannon up/down. Updated.
- Different types of ships that do not follow the linear 5-level path of upgrades. Instead, 'extra' ship blueprints could be found in dungeons in strongholds, but they would be rare. Could be a way to get Caravels and viking ships or whatnot.
- I'm not sure about the decay process of sunken ships. Perhaps after someone leaves the ship's general area, a timer starts and eventually the ship will despawn. Or maybe it just stays there forever but can be 'mined' away to recollect valuable materials.
Amendment Post 3 (Note: These are not as important as the first 2) :
- Flags. Although I'm sure colored sails can do a good job of faction identification, custom-made flags would be really great to have. They could be used outside of boats, too.
- Extra ammo types. The standard cannonball would be made of stone and gunpowder, but others could be made out of iron and other materials. The new usable fireball coming 1.2 would also make a neat incendiary addition. Other types can inclde grapeshot and chainshot.
- Sea monsters. Pretty straightforward, I'd like to see some minor sea bosses when roaming the sea. But in my opinion, they should be restricted to certain sizes of ships (Dinghies have no bosses). For example the ship the size of a Skiff would probably only get a shark or something, whereas something Cog-sized would get sharks and sea serpents, medium-sized ships like the Carrack would get sea serpents and maybe giant octopus (Will wrap tentacles around the ship and begin to tug down unless tentacles are damaged), etc...They are, however, uncommon.
- A ship's bell. Yes, they can be used as a normal bell, but there's something that makes them special. Once placed on a ship, it bears the ship's name and can ONLY be placed on that ship (e.g Bell of the S.S Whatchamacallit). Then, if a sunken ship despawns, that bell is turned into a block at the bottom of the ocean and contains all of the ship's data. Then, it can be used to recreate the ship.
- Sea obstacles. The ocean would be made that much better if occasionally you stumbled upon a mini-biome within an ocean. These could be mysterious sea rocks, or icebergs made of pack ice where a tundra or arctic biome would usually be.
And the Reddit post is here:
Due to popular demand, I give you this:
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Important Things to Know for the Unfortunate Few Without Common Sense (aka posts I've gotten a million and one times and wish to halt):
- This is NOT A MOD. The illustrations may look convincing (for a bunch of photoshopped models made in Sketchup :p) but I have repeatedly, in this suggestion, mentioned it as an idea and rarely even mentioned the word 'mod'. Please stop asking how to install this. Plus, we're in the Suggestions forum. That tell you anything?
- Yes, I have SEEN the Zeppelin Mod. You're just about the 508th person to show me this. Yes, I've seen it. YES, I think it's a great mod, but in my opinion it's best to leave it at that, and this idea is about the vanilla Minecraft ships made of predefined modules, not blocks, as that seems to be more congruent with the current game mechanics. Saying "There's a mod for that" is a warnable offense, in any case.
- You see that little link up there? Yeah, the idea is in the link (or the spoiler). I've explained rather thoroughly how the boats work. While I would really like it for you to give me your two cents, this thread is not for people to make up entirely their own ideas on how the boats work. That part's already here, mostly
- "This would be great, but the oceans need to be bigger!" <-- Say this and you're gonna get a smack. >=(
Download link to the original SketchUp models: http://www.mediafire...55l1cnm1npgkbgl
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Dec 9, 2012Stuuupiiid posted a message on [1.8][SMP] Gun Customization | 1000+ guns | Gun Customization III is on it's wayPosted in: Minecraft ModsGun CustomizationIII________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
THIS MOD IS DISCONTINUED BY ME!
LemADEC took this over!
Hey Minecrafter! The GunCus modification is getting reworked completely right now (again), as well as this topic. If you're a YouTuber you might want to contact me about a development version, since Im giving out a few of those to YouTubers. In return I only want them to present the new features. These videos will be featured here of course. If you're interested leave a reply. You may also ask for screenshots of the new mod. Maybe I will reply to that
These screens are pretty much already showing most of the new features. Im so proud. :>
If you're looking for downloads only, then this might be what you're looking for:
Dont forget to:
GunCus Addon Downloads
Feb 26, 2013Calacbolg posted a message on Cubic Chunks: Reduced lag, infinite height, and more [The #1 Suggestion Thread of all time!][Updated! 6/14]Posted in: SuggestionsThis system will not increase lag! The entire point of this system is to avoid the lag caused by higher height limits.
Table of Contents:
Changes in how things work
Data storageFrequently Asked Questions
Changes to world features
Coping with sunlight
Changes to servers
Render/Load distance alterations
[WIP] The Cubic Chunks Mod!
Supporting this suggestion
[spoiler=Tl:dr]Q: Won't this increase lag?
A: Absolutely not. The title of this suggestion and big red letters at the top of this post aren't lying. If you want to know how, then I suggest you actually read this post.
Q: Will this change terrain? Will this break existing worlds?
A: No. Terrain change is not necessary. Existing worlds can be converted fairly easily with a process described later in this post.
Q: How can sunlight or rain work with infinite vertical space?
A: I suggest you read Coping with sunlight, because it's too complex for a tl;dr.
Q: I have a different question but still don't feel like reading this post. What do I do?
A: Too bad, read the FAQ. I put way too much work into this for the entirety of it to be ignored.[/spoiler]
In Minecraft, the sky is the limit - literally. It doesn't matter how many thousands of blocks a player has traveled, or what dimension they're in, or even if they're playing in creative or survival, the highest they can ever build is up to a height of 256. Why is that? If Minecraft can have a world that's infinite in the north, in the south, in the east, and in the west, why can't that world be infinite up and down too?
In Minecraft's earliest days, in Classic and Indev, the world was not infinite in any direction. This was because the entire world needed to be generated at the same time, and the entire world needed to be simulated at the same time as well. This led to a conundrum - the bigger the world, the more it lagged.
Notch didn't like this. He knew his players liked to explore and build large creations, so he found a way to make the world truly infinite. When the Minecraft '' class='bbc'>Infdev came out, it brought with it truly infinite worlds. Suddenly, players could travel hundreds of thousands of blocks in any direction, and never encounter a barrier, or become too laggy.
The Infdev update brought about a very large change to Minecraft worlds to accomplish this feat. For the first time, instead every world being just a single huge piece, they were broken up into a two-dimensional grid of pieces, called chunks. Through breaking the world up into pieces, this 'chunk system' enabled infinite worlds by letting Minecraft create new pieces and simulate them only when it needs to.
Why does that not apply to the vertical axis? Because the type of 'chunk system' Minecraft uses right now is a linear one, which, by using only a two-dimensional grid to map out chunks, means that it is impossible for chunks to stack on top of one another, and by extension, meaning that a single chunk must cover the entire vertical space. This brings back the problem that the Infdev update was supposed to eradicate, now only with chunks, instead of an entire world; the bigger a chunk is, the more laggy it is. You can't just increase the height limit and make chunks taller, because it will become laggier, and laggier, and laggier to do it.
That's why, to fix this, Minecraft must change over to a cubic chunk system. Under this system, 163 block chunks are aligned on a three-dimensional grid, completely eliminating maximum height as an aspect of lag.
The immediate benefits:
•Minecraft worlds become as virtually infinite vertically as they are horizontally: The absolute limit being Y = ±30,000,000.
•A large FPS increase: Alpha testers report an FPS increase of 100~200%.
•Increase in running capability: Computers running Minecraft on Tiny render distance will handle only 30% the blocks they do now.
The possible features:
•Spherical render/load distance: Reduce handled blocks by up to 30% by cutting corners made of unneeded chunks.
•Server chunk occlusion/exclusion: Reduce bandwidth usage and defeat hackers by only sending data for visible chunks.
•Three-dimensional biomes: Save biome data per chunk rather than per block column, create volcanoes with magma chambers, underground rivers, tropical skylands floating over icy taigas, and more.
•Unloaded gravity-pause: Falling non-player entities and fluids will be forced to pause their fall if they reach unloaded chunks, but will resume falling when those chunks are loaded.
•Slow falling-pause: Players with slower computers and smaller render distances will have falling occasionally paused as they fall into unloaded chunks, until new chunks can be loaded.
•Current sunlight and rain calculation methods cannot work with infinite vertical space: The solution to this is described here.
•Current BiomeDecorator cannot work with multiple vertical chunks simultaneously: The BiomeDecorator code must be altered to function correctly with this, or removed.
•Current cave generation method is executed an extra time for each vertical chunk created simultaneously, leading to lag spikes on world generation: Cave generation's method must be altered to suit this system more.
•Current grass/dirt generation algorithm forces additional chunk requests when chunks are loaded, causing chunks to load slower than they should: This algorithm must be replaced with something else.
Changes in how things work:
Obviously, the implementation of this new chunk system will change quite a few things. These changes are mostly either necessary or in the interest of increased efficiency. Such changes are categorized and explained below.
How worlds will be stored:
[spoiler]How the current storage works, and what changes:
Interestingly enough, the current method of storage, the Anvil format, is derived from the storage method that the original Cubic Chunks mod used. The Anvil format stores individual chunk as a series of 163 quasi-cubic chunks. These 'fake' cubic chunks allow for easier reference of specific data, but they still can't be separated from each other, meaning that it fails to reap the full benefits of this system. Even so, the change allowed Mojang to double the maximum height with no performance hit. Chunks are stored in groups of 322, inside 'MCRegion' files, for a total of 1024 chunks.
By nature, cubic chunks does away with the 'quasi-cubic' nonsense. In terms of chunk grouping, instead of using groups of 323 chunks, new "3DRegion" files would contain groups of 163. This means each 3DRegion file contains 4096 chunks, four times as many as MCRegion files. However, each 3DRegion contains only one fourth the amount of blocks. For per-chunk positional metadata, 3DRegion files would use the same number of bits as MCRegion files, after compression. Calculations show that the same area encompassed by a single MCRegion file would consume 64 kilobytes of extra space with 4 3DRegion files, which is nothing.
Converting existing worlds:
Most people are probably wondering something like "But won't this totally destroy all existing worlds?". Absolutely not; conversion could not be simpler. When a non-cubic world is loaded after the implementation of this system, a conversion process will begin and convert the entire world at once(To avoid making chunk loading take longer during play). First, all existing MCRegion files will be divided into quarters to create 3DRegion files. Then, all existing chunks are divided into sixteenths using the quasi-cubic properties to identify boundaries. After that, conversion is done.
The "isEmpty" flag optimization:
A 1-bit flag is added to each chunk, named "isEmpty". If the chunk consists of 100% air blocks, this bit is 1, any other case makes it 0. When the bit is 1, all data for the chunk besides the isEmpty flag is deleted and ignored, which reduces filesize. Empty chunks are never loaded, and locations where they occur are merely simulated as entities reside in them. The chunk will only load when something requires saving inside it.[/spoiler]
Changes to terrain, ores, etcetera:
By default, nothing will change. Small bits of terrain generation code need to be reconfigured to work properly with Cubic Chunks.
By default, nothing will change.
By default, nothing will change.
By default, nothing will change.
After conversion to Cubic Chunks, the void and bedrock layer will still exist and generate as they always have. However, the void(Not the bedrock layer!) will not exist as a hard limit and is able to be moved, but not removed, by editing an associated NBT data tag inside a world's level.dat. This feature, that allows for increasing the maximum depth, is intentionally disabled without external programs, to prevent terrain change of any sort. It is intended to be used by experienced mapmakers and world generation mods only.
Existing superflat worlds will not change. However, new superflat worlds will gain a new decoration parameter, 'void'. Inclusion of this parameter will cause the void to form below the lowest defined layer. Exclusion of it will cause all layers below the lowest defined layer to copy the settings of that layer.[/spoiler]
Coping with sunlight:
[spoiler]There used to be a solution here, but it wasn't deemed good enough by Jeb. Suggest solutions in this thread.[/spoiler]
Changes to servers:
There's a setting inside the Server.properties file called 'max-build-height'. The setting makes it impossible for any player to place or remove blocks above that height.
With the implementation of Cubic Chunks, a new setting named "maximum-generation-depth" would be added. The void, bedrock layers, and magma layers will generate normally at and above the Y level designated by the value of this setting.
Using the raytracing methods already available in the code and used for explosion calculations, servers can identify which chunks are visible to a player, within safe assumptions, and only send the data for those chunks. This both reduces bandwidth usage, and cripples the usefulness of X-Ray cheats.[/spoiler]
Render/Load distance alterations:
[spoiler]After the implementation of Cubic Chunks, view distances' radii will apply to the vertical axis too. This reduces handled blocks in the cases of tiny and short render distances, and increases them in the cases of normal and far render distances. This can be optimized by utilizing a spherical render distance instead of a cubic one, which would reduce handled blocks in all distances except Far.[/spoiler]
Frequently Asked Questions:
[spoiler=FAQ]Q: This is impossible.
A: No it's not. See below.
Q: Is this available as a mod?
A: Not yet! But it will be!
Q: I like X-ray! What if I don't want it to be broken?
A: First of all, breaking X-ray hacks will only be possible to do in multiplayer. That said, the system that would break X-ray would be possible to disable by the server owner. If the owner doesn't disable the system, then they don't want you using X-ray, and you should not be doing what the server owner doesn't want in the first place.
Q: I play on a PvP/Anarchy/Raid/Faction server. Won't this system let people pillar up into the sky and create a base thousands of blocks in the air and never be found?
Q: I like Minecraft's current height limits. What if I don't want to have an infinite sky or infinite underground?
A: If this system is added, all worlds will not automatically gain an infinite underground. As stated below, the Void will remain in all worlds, even after the conversion to Cubic Chunks. The ability to remove the Void will simply be there. As for infinite space in the sky, the current build limit is over one hundred blocks above any terrain that vanilla Minecraft can possibly generate. It is ENTIRELY your decision on whether or not you take advantage of this height. If you play on a server, like stated above, the server owner can set a maximum build height. If s/he doesn't, then don't play on their server - you don't play on servers where the server owners allow things you don't like. Why would you play on an anarchy server if you hate being stolen from and killed?
Q: Will this affect Redstone at all?
A: No. This system will simply make it possible to make larger redstone circuitry than before.
Q: Won't this break existing worlds?
A: No. Existing worlds can be easily converted by dividing each MCRegion file into 4 pieces, then slicing the existing 256 block-high chunks inside them into 16 individual chunks.
Q: Won't this affect mods? Won't mod authors have a hard time updating their mods?
A: The answer to this question depends solely on the answer to the following two questions: Do parts of the modification code rely on chunk data/metadata? Does the mod author want to take advantage of the features of the new chunk system? If the answers to the first and second question are both "No", then updating a mod to this system should be very easy and quick. If the answer to the first question is "Yes", then those parts of the code will need to be rewritten somewhat, but in most cases, the changes should be fairly quick and easy. The only time that it should be hard to update a mod to this system, is if the answer to the second question is "Yes".
Q: Won't this require a total rewrite of the mod API if that's released first?
A: No. Whether or not even a small part of the mod API needs to be rewritten depends on the way that it is implemented and whether or not there are API inclusions for chunk handling and other chunk-related behavior.
Q: Could a player fall into unloaded chunks if chunks aren't loaded fast enough?
A: No, they could not, and for several reasons. Minecraft has a terminal velocity, though it might not seem like it. This velocity is slower than it should take to load new chunks below the player. In cases with exceptionally slow computers, even if the player did manage to reach an unloaded chunk, their fall would be paused until that chunk can be loaded.
Q: What would happen when water, sand, or a mob falls into an unloaded chunk?
A: Nothing. The water/sand/mob would freeze in place until the chunk is loaded and it can continue moving. You can already see this same thing happening on the horizontal axis.
Q: What will happen to the Void?
A: It will still exist, along with all its effects. The only difference is that the Void is no longer a hard limit and it can be moved. After the conversion to Cubic Chunks, the Void's location will be stored in a world's ' class='bbc'>level.dat, and this location can be changed with NBT editing tools. When and where the Void exists, chunks will cease to generate.
Q: Will this affect terrain?
A: No. However, terrain generators will gain the ability to use infinite height.
Q: Will this affect ore generation?
A: No. Ore is a part of terrain generation. As stated above, terrain will not be changed.
Q: Won't all current terrain generators be incompatible with this system and need to be rewritten?
A: No. Terrain generators work independently of chunks. When a chunk is generated for the first time, it calls the terrain generator and receives a specific section of the resultant terrain to save inside itself. Because of this, some custom terrain generators can generate steep terrain all the way to Y256, where you can experience a large, flat cut-off. Since there are no chunks above Y256 to call the terrain generator for terrain, no terrain exists there.
Q: What would happen if there's a huge solid ceiling so far above you that it is unloaded? Wouldn't you just see the sky, just with everything being completely dark?
A: Yes. This already happens on the horizontal axis, and it is an issue with sky rendering, not this chunk system. As such, this has nothing to do with this suggestion. Please do not post about this.
Q: If you go deep underground, will your plants grow/ores smelt/animals grow?
A: No, because those chunks would be unloaded, just as if you had walked far away. This is a flaw with any chunk system, regardless of shape. It is a necessary evil that allows Minecraft to have infinite worlds. The only way to fix this would be to introduce a separate new system that works with chunks as they are loaded and unloaded. This suggestion deals with the chunk system itself, and not sister processes. Because of that, that is outside of the scope of this suggestion. Please do not post about this.[/spoiler]
[WIP] The Cubic Chunks Mod! (Tall Worlds Mod):
Cuchaz has taken it upon himself to bring us the glorious Cubic Chunks, since Mojang refuses to do so.
Cuchaz is using a API of his own creation to help assist in the making of this mod, and he's quite far along, as seen in these two tech demo videos:
[spoiler=T-Demo 1: Vertical chunk loading][/spoiler]
[spoiler=T-Demo 2: Broken height cap and no lag!][/spoiler]
With the basic functionality in place - a complete overhaul of the basic chunk system, and height limit removed - this whole concept can already be considered proven. What remains is making sure everything else functions correctly under the new chunk system. In any case, stay tuned for future updates if it interests you(If it doesn't, then you are the weakest link - goodbye!).
You can follow the mod's development in much more depth in its very own topic!
[spoiler=A mountainside with an experimental engine using Cubic Chunks designed by Nocte. 960 block view radius, and 30 FPS.][/spoiler]
[spoiler=A different view of the mountainside with the same engine by Nocte. This time, with 1600 block view radius and 15 FPS.][/spoiler]
[spoiler="A video demonstrating Nocte's engine."]
Support & Submission to Mojang:
If you support this, hit the rep button in the bottom-left corner of this post. It is the only good way of accurately measuring support here.
If you wish, you can put the following banner, courtesy of laz2727, into your signature. It helps to attract support from all parts of the forum!
Please help us get word out of this suggestion! Share this with your friends, with Minecraft celebrities if you're familiar with them, or even with Mojangsters like Jeb or Dinnerbone! (Do not share this with Notch. Notch doesn't work with Minecraft anymore.)
The purpose of this suggestion is to have Cubic Chunks implemented in Vanilla. Being available as a modification does not fulfill that purpose. The modification featured in this suggestion is to act as a proof-of-concept only(Note: Its being featured here is to act as a proof-of-concept. The modification itself is on its way to becoming a fully fledged modification).
Cuchaz, for taking Barteks' proof and running with it, to give us a truly functional Cubic Chunks mod.
Barteks2x, for updating the Cubic Chunks mod to 1.6.2, proving that it is possible.
Azraile, for posting the original suggestion and allowing me to take ownership of it.
Nocte, for helping resolve flaws and designing Hexahedra.
MineCrak, for a large amount of valuable insight and enthusiasm into the topic of Cubic Chunks.
aaronfranke, for helping resolve flaws.
PanJouda, for creating the original banner.
Flexico, for creating the predecessor to the current banner.
laz2727, for creating the current banner.
Robinton, for creating the original Cubic Chunks mod.
The_Watchman13, for answering all those stupid questions so I don't have to.
Note: Many calculations and information can be found among the many posts of this topic. There are too many for me to cite here, but if you wish, you can search for them yourself.
Aug 25, 2013Posted in: Requests / Ideas For Mods
I had this Idea while building a tree house in Minecraft. It was night, and there was a bunch of mobs on the ground, and i thought "Hmm, if it was always night, i'd probably wouldn't be able to go down from my tree house with all these mobs around" Which gave me an idea for a apocalypse mod. I looked it up, but most of the apocalypse mods seem to be zombie apocalypse or creeper apocalypse, and have only the said mob spawn, which is not what I wanted, so I decided to make a request. If no one makes this mod, I might make it... after I learn some programming.
Backstory (plot/summery can and will be changed. Open to suggestions)Minecraftia was a empty, but peaceful place. The mobs wandered by night and hid by day, villagers lived peacefully in their villages, protected by iron golem sentinels. The days were warm, the sky was clear, and no mob was unhappy. But after decades of peace, Steve arrived with his brethren. They where different. They where never satisfied, always strived for more. Trees fell, mountains where hollowed out. They attacked and killed mobs, enslaving villagers and killing the golems to add to their ever increasing hoard.
They brought technology into Minecraftia, that was true, but the technology was made on the corpses of the mobs, and benefited none but Steve and his kind. The land was stripped dry, ores depleted, forested gone, mountains leveled and seas filled. Mobs slaughtered by the thousands. But it was not enough. Even the wastlands of the Nether and the barren End was stripped to fuel the ever increasing greed of Steve and his people. No mobs could stand against them. And even the Enderdragon and the Withers fell.
But when the Dragon Egg was brought to the Overworld, the amazing amount of energy that it contained was sought by all of Stevekind. Wars. Famine. Destruction. All of technology once used to defeat the mobs where now turned on each other, and great wars devastated the land. From the highest mountains of the Overworld, to the most barren wastlands of the Nether, and even the vast reaches of the Void in the End was ravaged by the war. And in this chaos, the power of the Dragon Egg was researched. Each nation to seize the Egg build on the research of others. But the energy of the Egg was far beyond their power. The unleashed power of the Egg mutated the mobs and plant life, causing the mobs to grow and multiply rapidly while the trees grew taller than the tallest buildings. The mobs, empowered by the Egg, destroyed the once-great civilization of Stevekind. Villagers, long since enslaved by Stevekind, took refuge in the treetops, hunted by the mobs they once called brothers, long ago. Minecraftia was no more, it's once great age of civilization over. Now was a new age. The surviving Stevekind no longer sought tachnology, or wealth. Surviving was worry enough
World Gen-------------------------------------------------------------------First of all, there will be tall trees all around the world like the tall trees in the jungle biomes, except of all kinds, they would cover the entire world. The world would be divided into 4 layers.
The first layer would be the canopy, which would consist of the tops of the tall trees, mobs would seldom spawn, and you will spawn here. Also villages will spawn here as well. light levels would be 15 at day and 4 at night, like normal. there are no animals, but you can sometimes find plants you can eat. wood and food is pretty much all you can get here
The second layer would be the understory, and be made up of the trunks of the large trees and some leaves and vines. a few mobs will spawn, but not much. you might find some small huts, which may be occupied with either villagers, or witches. The light level would always be gloomy and never go past 7.
you can find some loot. mostly food, but rarely stone, or even ingots
The third layer will be the ground. The light level would always remain at 4. mobs will spawn quite often, and you will find ruins of old towns and villages. There will be no tall grass, grass, or flowers and the trees will have no leaves. You most of the chests you find in the towns will be empty, but some will have food(bread, meat, soup, etc), and extremely rarely, grass(block[has like 0.0000000000001% chance to spawn]), iron/gold, or seeds(wheat seeds, pumpkin seeds, carrots, potatoes, etc). most of the dirt is gone, exposing bare stone.
The forth and last layer is the underground. Mobs spawn here at a ridiculous rate, and sometimes, you can see overrun bunkers of people who tried to hide underground. Most of the ores have been mined out so you have to dig quite deep to find ores.
The nether will be relatively the same, however, glowstone will be a LOT rarer, and blazes and nether skeletons will spawn everywhere, not just nether in nether forts.
No loot chests. just the basic village houses and small farms. rare. Appears in the canopy
A hut with a lone villager. has a loot chest. contains mushrooms, bread, and rarely cobble. semirare understory
A village hut that has been abandoned and overrun. might contain loot chests with mushrooms, rotten flesh. uncommon. understory
Same as a village hut, but with a witch. Has a loot chest with glass bottles, spider eye, water bottles, and extremely rarely, a potion. quite rare, Has darker colored wood than villager huts. understory
An abandoned, overrun witch hut. might have a loot chest. chest has same contents as witch hut, but also at a lot lower rate, and can be empty. rare. understory
ruins of... something, obviously, but too damaged to tell what it was. no loot chests. but perhaps a basement? uncommon. ground
A area of land that is somewhat free of giant tree trunks. would have been a good place to build, had it not been for the mobs.... semirare. ground
A village that was abandoned and overrun a long time ago. the surrounded by walls long since fallen, it can hold some things that we have long forgotten how to make.....
Spawns in clearings. rare
Here the army tried to hold back the mobs till the people could escape... they failed...
However, it can still help you survive a bit longer...
A lab that used to make lots of goodies. you can find lots of great things here. But something about this place attracts mobs... Mob spawn rate x2, mobs can spawn near you. (just being around a lab can cause a siege). ground really, really, rare
Some people thought the underground was safe. they where wrong. No amount of defenses would have saved them. They brought their music discs, their toys.... they did not not know how serious this was.....
These people where smarter. they brought food, weapons, defenses... they died before they used most of it, but time has ruined most things....
Prepared, rich, these people tried to make there base self-efficient and highly defensible. All they managed to do was use up all the ores and die.... you can still get some stuff that hasn't gone bad yet. Some gear in pretty good shape too. underground really rare
These people survived, they thrived, but now, the lack of sunlight and food has weakened them. they have lots of loot. Has lots of golems. However, If you don't find them fast enough, they WILL be overrun.
underground. Stuff of legends
Mobs and Spawns----------------------------------------------------------Mobs target the closest villager/player/golem/animal to attack. It will change targets if:
1. attacked by another villager/player/golem/animal
2. bumps into another villager/player/golem/animal
3. It's target dies
Spawners will be removed, meaning you can't make mob farms, and spiders will have a 25% chance of spawning as a cave spider.
All animals (cows, pigs, chickens, bats, dogs, cats, etc) will be hostile to you unless you are holding food(carrots for pigs, wheat for cows, etc). Dogs and cats will have better AI and cats will fight like dogs, but also fight creepers, and will move back after each attack to prevent getting damaged, or having creepers blow up. Vanilla animals will not spawn. However, breeding wild animals will get you domesticated(vanilla) animals. however, cats and dogs will give birth to tamed baby wild cats/dogs, and vanilla cats/dogs are only available through spawn eggs
Zombies will attack livestock, so you wont find much, but the animals will fight back, and if you get grass, you can make a pasture on the canopy to spawn vanilla animals. them in so you won't have too hard of a time getting meat.
mobs will rarely have any tools or armor, so you'll have to make most of your tools and armor. Also, skeletons will usually spawn without bows, but will be faster than any mob and will be able to climb as high as spiders. Spiders will be able to jump really high and far (maybe 3 blocks high, 10 blocks long).
Zombie pigmen are somewhat slower, but always aggro. Gasts have bigger firepower and faster shooting. Blazes and withers spawn everywhere, basicly, the nether is a lot more dangerous than it used to be
Blazes also shoot fireballs at the same rate of skeletons shooting arrows
Resources--------------------------------------------------------------------Zombies will no longer drop carrots or potatoes, so the only way to get crops will be to find them in the ruined towns. However, mushrooms will grow everywhere (kinda like swamps or the nether), and be the main source of food.
tools, and weapons got via loot will never have full durability. they have been used by others who tried to survive... and failed
Naturally generated leaves are NOT vanilla leaves. They take longer to break, and when broken have a chance to drop a leaf item. these leaves are tougher than you'd think, and can be made into armor, or used to bandage wounds.
To get vanilla trees/, you must find sapling in loot chested. (sapling drop rate seriously nerfed for vanilla tree leaves)
Trees will have 3 layers. bark, sapwood, and heartwood.
the bark is easily broken by hand, and can be used as fuel, or turned into a fragile, but cheap building material. Grub and insects can be found in the bark and can be eaten(think of apples from leaves). the sapwood is just the vanilla wood with different textures. heartwood is made of a very hard material, and takes a long time to break. It can be gotten with an axe, and is somewhere between wood, and stone.
Killing animals by fire will give you burnt meat instead of cooked meat, so you'll need a furnace to cook meat.
Villagers will have a fairer trade than normal ex:16~23 coal for 1 emerald --> 8 coal for 1 emerald, 4~5 diamonds for 1 emerald --> 1 diamond --> 2 emeralds
When lava touches water, it will evaporate it, meaning you can’t make cobblestone generators for infinite cobblestone
Dirt, sand, gravel, etc will now be much more rare, due to the dangers of getting them and them not generating as much
Iron golems spawn when a village is generated, but after that, they never spawn again.
Dangers-------------------------------------------------------------------mobs will be attracted to light, villagers and golems, livestock, pets, noise, and fighting, so the amount of mobs attacking you can quickly multiply, as more mobs will be drawn to the sound of fighting.
When attacking, mobs will make a 'angry' noise that will attract mobs by the dozens
If a large amount of mobs gather, it can trigger a 'siege'. What it basically means is that tons of mobs will try to kill you and there is a high chance of the mobs even reaching the canopy and wiping out everything near the area
All mobs, except the creeper will be able to climb to some degree, and mobs will be able to climb on top of each other so they can reach any height when there are enough of them Kinda like this
Zombies will be able to break all blocks you can. The time it takes to break a block will be determined by the block's blast resistance. Each unit of the block's blast resistance will amount to 1 second taken to break the block.
Ex wood planks, having a bl of 15, will take 15 seconds to break. a cobblestone block, having bl 30, will takes 30 seconds to be broken
(Note: trees will regenerate leaves that are broken over time, this means that leaves are somewhat farmable this is mainly to prevent sieges poking holes all over the canopy)
Defense----------------------------------------------------------------------There will be more golems, each with unique abilities, to help you defend your base.
Pets such as wolves and cats will have more health and attack, and be a lot more smarter. they'll be a huge asset to your survival.
Wild animals. Sounds funny, but having wild, untamed animals can help you too. the animals will attack the mobs, and can even lead them away. getting them back might be a challenge, though
Fire will now spread and burn slower, and also go out easily. You can extend the life of fire by feeding it sticks, wooden things, leaves, etc. fire can help you out of a tight spot in a pinch.
Guns can be found rarely as loot. it need ammo to work and can break. makes a really loud noise. use with caution.
Traps can be found, and a few made as well. you won't last long with out these
Deterrents. barbed wire, spikes, barricades, and more to slow down mobs, keep them away, and thin out the herds before they arrive.
Golems & Pets------------------------------------------------------------------Pumpkins can be found scattered around the canopy and understory, main use will be to make golems
Snowballs from snow golems will now deal 1/2 heart damage.
Wolves are now stronger, faster, and have more health. Better ai prevents falling off themselves or pushing you off.
Ocelots no longer chase off creepers, however, they fight, just like wolves. They can climb and don't get fall damage, and attacks creepers as well. After attacking, withdraws to prevent getting hit or having a creeper blow up.
A fat grub is spawned when a infested golem dies. Can be tamed with rotten flesh. It is slow, but it attaches to a mob and eats it, killing it quickly. It heals by attacking other mobs or being fed meat
Extra golems include-
Made like snow golems, but with leaves. Fast, but somewhat weak attack, low health
Special:can climb walls. if targets are more than 10 blocks away, will throw leaves that deal 1/2 heart damage
Made with like iron golems, uses heartwood. Normal speed, good health and attack
Special: if right clicked with a grub, turns into a infested golem
Made by 'infesting' a heartwood golem with some grubs. slow, weak health, weak attack.
Special: when dead, It drops spawns a fat grub
Made like snow golems, Slow, but extra sturdy. strong attack,
Special: when it dies, it spawns a cobblestone block where it was standing
Made like iron golems, Slow, but huge amounts of health.
Special: when low on health, it 'shields' reducing all damage taken by 80% it still attracts mobs. but will not attack at this state
made like snow golems, throws flint doing 2 hearts of damage, slow firerate
Special: Has a small chance to light target on fire
made like Iron golems, good health Normal speed.
Special. can 'suffocate' mobs by hugging it. suffocating mobs will not teleport, shoot, explode, or attack
Made from coal blocks in a iron golem shape. normal health, speed, and attack
Special: once on fire, always stays on fire, and light things it hits on fire
Made with coal blocks and a wither head, in a snow golem shape. Same stats as a wither.
Special: gives wither effect on hit
Fighting and Healing----------------------------------------------------You do not heal as fast, healing at a low speed of one heart every minecraft day.
Bandages, pills, salves, etc can be found or made to help heal
Hunger now decides how fast you heal. at full hunger, you heal at a rate of 1 heart every 10 minuets(half a minecraft day). If your hunger bar is empty, you do not heal
The more hurt you are, the more damage the next attack does. If you lost 1 heart, you have a 5% chance to get a additional 1/2 heart damage on the next hit. If you lost 2 hearts, you have a 10% chance to lose a additional 1 heart the next time you get hurt. and so on. It accumulate really fast, so be aware.
Salves speed up healing, bandages prevents the extra damage, and pills give absorption, medicine removes negative potion effects depending on type.
Armor takes nearly all damage given you. The type of armor chooses what percent of damage it takes total.
Iron takes 75%, diamond takes 100%, leather takes 30%, etc. Each 1/2 heart of damage blocked by the armor takes 1 durability off the armor.
Lighting---------------------------------------------------------------------Torches will go out after some time, so you can’t light up the entire place to stop mob spawns. redstone torches, glowstone, and redstone lamps will not go out, so you can use them as a permanent lighting source. However, redstone torches and glowstone will not prevent mob spawns, and redstone lamps will attract lots of mobs.
Making golems out of jack-o-lanterns will make them emit light. this can really save you, or mess up your day...
The lower you go, the more dangerous it gets, but you also get more chances to find materials and therefor, a better chance to survive. On they canopy, you can only get wooden tools, due to the lack of anything else. the lower you go, the better tools and materials you get. however, going down is extremely dangerous. Not only is it extremely dark, making even a small light or even the sound of a breaking block can instantly send hordes of mobs to you. prolonged fighting can even lead to a siege, and in worse cases, the siege can go above the canopy, destroying everything and killing everyone.
Well, this is all I have for now. I will try to check regularly, and I'll add more ideas when I get them. Ideas and comments will be appreciated.
Dec 11, 2012Posted in: WIP Mods
** Updated 07/04/2015 **
The Small Boats mod for Minecraft -- usable craft that have animated parts, working chests, and can carry multiple passengers. Boats include the Elegant Punt, the Whitehall, and the Hoy.
- Working chest(s) to store your stuff
- Sails raise and lower indicating speed
- Boat heels and boom switches sides as you change tack
- Whitehall can carry multiple passengers
- Walking on deck (Hoy)
- Working cannon (Hoy)
More Pics:The Elegant Punt is a suitable replacement for the stock boat:
The Whitehall is a little larger, great for those occasions when you need to bring more stuff... and friends!
...and introducing the Hoy, which will eventually sport a cabin (hopefully with a working bed) and cannon:
- SmallBoats 16.1 for MC 1.7.10 https://www.mediafire.com/?g372pd0owakpilk
- SmallBoats 0.10.6 for MC 1.6.x http://www.mediafire...oats.0.10.6.jar
- SmallBoats 0.10.1 for MC 1.5.x http://www.mediafire.../smallboats.jar
- SmallBoats 0.08 for MC 1.4.7 http://www.mediafire.../smallboats.jar
- Download and install Forge (http://www.minecraft.../topic,5.0.html)
- Drop the JAR file in your ~/.minecraft/mods directory
Version 16.1, updated 07/04/2015
- NOT COMPATIBLE WITH PRIOR VERSIONS -- FLUSH YOUR OLD BOATS!
- Fixed ticket exhaustion bug (force chunk load)
- Added option to disable guns on Hoy
- Added new dynamic motion (pitch)
- Refactored internals
Version 16.0, updated 06/27/2015
- NOT COMPATIBLE WITH PRIOR VERSIONS -- FLUSH YOUR OLD BOATS!
- Updated to 1.7.10 -- it might work with other 1.7 versions, but has not been tested
- Fixed missing children / parent bug (force chunk load)
- Fixed hitbox placement
- Added (minimal) color control
- Added damage control / modifiers
- Tweaked control code
- Refactored internals
Version 0.10.6, updated 09/28/2013
- Bug fixes + new features. If you previously updated to 0.10.4, just replace the jar; if not, FLUSH YOUR OLD BOATS!
- Added walking on deck (Hoy)
- Fixed boat disappearing when it can't find its children (you get a new boat, but you still lose items in the chest)
- Fixed problem with sneak key
- Added version number to filename
- Minor update. If you previously updated to 0.10.3, just replace the jar; if not, FLUSH YOUR OLD BOATS!
- Modified controls to improve steering and reverse
- Fixed air block check (compatibility with RailCraft)
- Fixed server crash (NoClassDefFoundError @ EntitySmallBoat.java:1215)
- Minor update. If you previously updated to 0.10.2, just replace the jar; if not, FLUSH YOUR OLD BOATS!
- Got rid of alternate exit key, use LSHIFT (same as vanilla)
- Added steering controls (A and D). Forward (W) now accelerates in the direction the boat is pointing, not the view direction; to steer with the mouse (vanilla behavior), use CTRL-W
- Fixed boats floating in midair
- MAJOR UPDATE -- FLUSH YOUR OLD BOATS! (remove old mod file(s), reload world, then install new version)
- DELETE YOUR OLD CONFIG FILES!
- Updated to Forge 22.214.171.1249
- Updated for MC 1.6.x
- Added lockout of default LSHIFT exit key (set option LSHIFTexits=true to use it)
- Fixed problem accessing chests after saving and re-entering world
- MAJOR UPDATE -- FLUSH YOUR OLD BOATS! (remove old mod file(s), reload world, then install new version)
- DELETE YOUR OLD CONFIG FILES!
- Updated to Forge 126.96.36.1997
- Changed version numbering schema (release.version.build)
- Reworked parent hitbox and client/server position sync, fixes disappearing boats and teleporting when exiting boat
- Removed altitude lockout, fixes boats above/below sea level
- Fixed item drop when destroying a boat (you get a boat back)
- Adjusted dismount position so players don't get hung up on boat hitbox when they exit
- Doubled size of Hoy chests
- Added Hoy icon
- Re-engineered Punt to use framework code
- Added custom key handler (F will exit boat, N and M will open chests)
- Refactored logging implementation
- Hoy is now usable
- Removed errant item from framework code
- Initial tweaks to performance calculations to take into account hull geometry and displacement
- Updated for MC 1.5.2
- Reworked NBT load and client-server synchronization to address problem with boats disappearing when you leave the chunk
- MAJOR UPDATE -- FLUSH YOUR OLD BOATS! (remove Punt+Whitehall, reload world, then install new version)
- Consolidated all code in a single .jar
- Split out the base smallboat code from the specific (Whitehall) implementation (Punt is still original).
- Slight change to the Whitehall (moved center of rigging model) to make accessing chests easier
- Normalized packet handling
- Fixed Whitehall recipe (note: all Punts must have same color sails!)
- MAJOR UPDATE -- FLUSH YOUR OLD BOATS! (remove Punt+Whitehall, reload world, then install new version)
- Moved chest handling to child entity
- Whitehall now has two chests
- Changed bounding box handling to improve entity registration
- Tweaked control code (improved slow speed maneuvering)
- Added "docking" -- Whitehall will now sit still when there's no driver
- Tweaked collision detection with wooden half-slabs (useful for building docks)
- Fixed bug causing relink errors when more than one Whitehall existed in world
- Rebuilt logging -- less spam, new LogLevel setting in config file
- Revamped linkage/relinking of parent and children
- Orphans and parents with no children (parts) will delete themselves
- Tweaked control and motion code for Whitehall
- Tweaked collision code for Whitehall
- Fixed Whitehall falling through ground
- Added colored sails for Whitehall (takes color from first Punt, only one colored Punt required)
- Changed default entity IDs
- Added pictures and download link for the Whitehall
- Fixed isRider() crash bug in Whitehall
- Updated for MC 1.4.7 / Forge 6.6.0
- Updated for MC 1.4.6 / Forge 6.5.0
- Fixed punt falling through ground
- Added config file (awger_Punt.cfg) to allow changing entity ID
- Added new recipe, allows sails with different colors (
old recipe still works)
- Fixed fishing from boat
- Fixed recipe (sorry about that)
- Relocated Punt to Transportation tab (was in Misc)
- Added reminder to use Shift-Right-Click to jump out (chat message when jumping into boat)
- Download link updated 12/13/2012
- Download site changed to MediaFire 12/15/2012
** This is BETA code **Backup your world or start a new one before loading (a nice seed to test with is6646844250487835191). If you have problems updating from a prior version, try removing the mod jar(s) from your mods folder, reloading your world, and then putting the mod jar back in.
- If you're in a boat when you exit the game, when you re-enter the game you'll be outside the boat for a couple of seconds before you jump back in
- Water appears inside the boat
- Can't access the Hoy cabin (yet)
The Hoy doesn't carry passengers (yet) Left and Right motion (slew) keys have no affect Position sync in MP is broken Whitehall collision box is overly large No item icon for Hoy (competition in progress!)
- Walking on deck is broken
- Boats sometimes disappear (very annoying)
- Right-click to jump into the boat,
- Right-click (or N and M keys) to open the chest when you're in the boat
- Left-Shift to jump out
To change seats in the Whitehall, right-click on an empty seat. Note: You can only control the Whitehall from the back seat.
The Hoy has a deeper draft than the Punt and Whitehall, you need 2+ blocks of water (depth) to sail her!
Some items to note:
- Build recipe for the Punt is three standard boats across the bottom, two sticks for the mast, and three wool for the sail (see picture above)
- Build recipe for the Whitehall is three Punts (of the same color)
- Build recipe for the Hoy is three Whitehalls
- In creative mode, all boats appear on the Transportation tab
- Destroying a boat gives you back a boat (plus contents of chest)
- Boats are VERY HARD to damage
This code was originally built for Minecraft Beta 1.6 but was never released. It has been completely redesigned to take advantage of new Minecraft internal structures that make oversized and animated vehicles a more workable proposition. Once the basic mod internals are finalized it should be possible to make much larger boats with additional capabilities (multiple passengers, ovens, beds, cannon, etc).Tested in single-player, LAN, and on dedicated server.Bug reports and constructive criticism appreciated.
Possible future enhancements
- Different rigging types (sloops, schooners, square, lateen, etc.)
- Functional interiors
- Advanced control scheme (setting sails, reefing, autopilot)
- Racing (marker buoys and timing)
- Oars (rowing)
- Ability to carry animals
- Cargo hold
A "Ships" mod for larger boats is expected to come later, after basic functionality is completed. Ships will have a different build system and may introduce additional capabilities.
The Elegant Punt is a real sailboat designed by Phil Bolger and featured in Harold "Dynamite" Payson's book, Instant Boats. It's about as simple a sailboat as you can get, and its appearance and dimensions were well-suited for Minecraft.
The Whitehall is modeled after Alaska, designed by D.H. Kurylko.
The Hoy is an historically correct type of small, coastal vessel used to carry cargo and passengers.
Thanks to Drullkus for the Whitehall icon!
Thanks to joetheantipro for the Hoy icon!
Permission to include the Small Boats mod in your mod pack is granted, as long you're not selling it or otherwise charging for distribution.
Aug 8, 2012Superintendent posted a message on The Dragon Thread: Let's Get the Red Dragon Into Minecraft!Posted in: Suggestions
Day of Thread: 988
Table of Contents-
Health: 80 ( × 40)
Armor: 10 ()
Hard Attack Strength: Fire effect
Spawning: One per dragon lair
Size: A little smaller as the Ender dragon
Details: The red dragon is a neutral mob that spawns in dragon lairs. They do not break terrain. They usually rest in the dragon lair, but can occasionally fly around it. If you attack it or try taking anything in the dragon lair, it will attack you. It attacks you by breathing fire on you. The "fire" is a lot of fire particles that fly up to seven blocks away. The particles cannot go through blocks. If the fire particles touch you, you get lit on fire. The dragon can breath fire for around three seconds. All of its body is protected by its scales, except for its underbelly, which has no armor. Snowballs harm it, even through its armor
Tamed Dragons: You can tame dragons as well. Dragon taming works like horse taming, meaning you get on the dragon to tame it. But you can't tame a dragon without giving it gems, like wheat for horses. Dragons will take iron ingots, gold ingots, lapis lazuli, and diamonds. When tamed, the heart particles will appear. You can now get on the dragon, but like horses you cannot move the dragon unless you put a saddle on the dragon. The movement is normal, but instead of jumping, the spacebar makes the dragon fly. The spacebar flaps the wing once, and you can flap the wings ten times before it has to touch the ground again. Each wing flap raises the dragon two blocks. The dragon will breathe fire on any mob that attacks it, not you.
Drops: A dragon drops 2-5 scales,0-3 teeth, 0-3 gold, 1-3 iron, and rarely a diamond
Health: 90 ( × 45)
Armor: 10 ()
Hard Attack Strength: 6 () plus freezing effect
Spawning: One per ice cavern
Weakness: Fire and lava
Size: Same as red dragon
Details: Frost dragons are bright blue dragons only found in mountains in taiga and tundra biomes. They stay peaceful toward you, unless there is any other dragon near, or there is flint and steel in your hand. They also attack if there is fire nearby. They still attack you like red dragons, except with ice particles that freeze you a little and do some damage. They only spawn in ice caverns, which are the dragon lairs in the winter biomes. Wherever these dragons land, snow appears much like snow golems.
Tamed Dragons: These dragons can be tamed and ridden like red dragons
Drops: 2-5 scales, 0-3 teeth, and 1-5 ice blocks, 0-3 gold, 1-3 lapis lazuli, and rarely a diamond
Health: 90 ( × 45)
Armor: 10 ()
Hard Attack Strength: 4 () plus burn damage
Spawning: One per Nether lair
Size: Same as red dragon
Details: Nether dragons are dark red dragons. They spawn in Nether dragon lairs, but usually fly around the Nether. They still try to keep near the lair in case of invaders. Nether dragons are always aggressive toward you. Nether dragons are like red dragons, they burn you and are weak to snowballs, but Nether dragons are more like a Nether mini-boss. The will see you from 100 blocks like Ghasts, and will fly at you to attack you. Nether dragons sometimes attack Ghasts
Tamed Dragons: You cannot tame Nether dragons
Drops: 2-5 scales, 0-3 teeth, 1-5 Netherrack, 0-5 gold, 1-8 iron, and very, very rarely a Nether star
Size: Around 7 blocks high, 10 long, and 7 wide
Generation: Only in extreme hills biome
Details: The dragon lair is a rare cave-like structure only generated in extreme hills biome. They only generate on cliffs and hills. It looks like a tall and wide cave entrance, but it ends ten blocks in. The walls and ground have miscellaneous ores that appear by how rare they are. If you try to mine an of the ore, the dragon attacks you
Size: Same as dragon lairs
Generation: In big hills and mountains in taiga and tundra biomes
Details: These ice caverns are rarer than other dragon lairs, basically because there are not that many suitable locations for them to generate. These caverns look just like dragon lairs, but are made of ice. There are a bigger chance of different ores on the floor here
Size: Same as dragon lairs
Generation: In the Nether in cliffs
Details: These dragon lairs are made of Nether brick and Netherrack. The Netherrack in the lair burns constantly. The ground has the same treasures as other lairs. At the back of the lair is a chest. The chest contains some valuables inside, like ingots, tools, armor, and sometimes scale armor
Details: Scales are items dropped by dragons. Scales can be brewed to make a potion. Scales are different colors depending on the dragon that was killed
Details: Teeth drop from dragons. They can be brewed to make a potion, along with crafted into a spear
Details: Armor potions are potions that increase the players defense by 50%. This potion acts like any armor, protecting you from attacks and etc. This potion is made by brewing a red dragon scale with an awkward potion
Details: When drunk or thrown, the target player is frozen for a few seconds. They are vulnerable to attacks, but all damage taken is reduced to 50%. Made by brewing an frost dragon scale in an awkward potion
Fire Absorption Potion
Details: When this potion is used, you gain a regeneration effect while in lava. Made by brewing a Nether dragon scale into an awkward potion
Details: Burning potions light the player on fire, damaging them. This potion will not count if the player has a fire resistance potion, is in water, or if he/she is beneath rain. This potion is made by brewing a dragon tooth in a thick potion
Details: The tooth spear is a longer weapon made with two sticks and a dragon tooth. You can jab with them, dealing four damage (). You can also throw them for six damage (). But a downside is that tooth spears are as weak as gold. They break faster if you throw them
Details: Dragon armor is made by using any scale in an armor pattern. It will protect you against fire, and a little bit of lava. It has 18 armor points (). The armor has durability a little more than diamond
Changelog-Original Update- 11/16/13
- Removed Star Dragon
- Removed Ender Dragon
- Rewrote flying/taming mechanics
- Fixed the formatting glitch
- Edited the thread
- Added more Q&As
- Removed birthday signature
- Added new dragon
- Added pictures to everything
- Added Table of Contents
- Added Changelog
- Added Q&A
- Edited entire thread
- Fixed entire thread
- Added signatures
Questions and Answers-Is this overpowered?
No, dragons are not overpowered. They don't break blocks, and don't seek you out to kill you. When you ride them, other people can hide or fight.
But the flying is overpowered...
Nope. It would be hard to shoot/breathe fire while on a dragon. But you still can. Meanwhile, people on the ground can shoot up at you pretty easily. Remember that you can crash a dragon.
What if servers don't want dragon?
There would be a new option in the server properties file that you can change. It would say "spawn-dragons=" and you say "true" or "false". Also, a new gamerule would be added called "dragonGriefing" would be added.
Don't say this is OP, because the dragons have limits and weaknesses.Just to make clear, the dragons CANNOT BREAK LANDSCAPE.These would be hard to use as a griefing weapon. If you think they are too hard to beat, ask yourself why you attacked them in the first place.
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Mar 30, 2015selrahc13 posted a message on Dr. Cyano's Lootable Bodies: Save your inventory on a lootable bodyPosted in: Minecraft Mods
I love the lootable bodies. It's a great feature. I have, however, run into an occasional issue. The bodies collide with other living entities so they can be moved around, but they do not collide with blocks, so they can become "embedded" in walls etc. This leads to an annoying constant damage sound until you find where the body has ended up.
Edit: I forgot to mention, I'm using 1.3.3 on Minecraft 1.8.
Oct 13, 2011FuturecraftPosted in: WIP Mods
Attention to all the “would be” posters:
Read what is written here. All of it. If you need to ask a question about the mod, and it is answered in the OP, then I am going to ignore you, and I ask that those with the decency to actually read the OP do the same.
Our forum is at: http://fc-mod.com/index.php, feel free to join, all civil discussion is welcome, all uncivil discussion is not. Please do not use the old forum unless your name is Dr. Mackeroth, Shiva or Fr0stbyte124.
You have had an interesting day in the mines. You had worked hard, and had helped to find a seam of iron. In amongst this iron, you found a strange new material, which you name crocite (THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE ADDED). A fellow miner had taken the crocite to the village counsel, and they shall decide what to do with it over the next few days.
These are the thoughts that are racing though your mind as you walk back to your house on the outskirts of Midendel, your home village. You have always admired your house, as it had been built on the ruins of a much older structure, built by people who lived, worked, and died in a similar fashion to how you and your people do today. The house was three storeys high, and had a separate bathroom, a rare luxury among miners. As you open the front gate, your pet wolf, Chomper, comes rushing to greet you. You give him some pork, the remains of your lunch, and go inside.
After dinner, you retire to your bed. After all your work today, you fall asleep quickly, only to find that you are tormented with horrible nightmares. Before you, the sky flashes red, and the great Forest of Kururka burns to ashes. All that is left of your village, your home, your life, is ash, floating through a thick grey cloud of dust. You awaken to the sound of an explosion, and you shoot bolt upright with a start. You think that it was just a remnant of your dream, but as you close your eyes, another explosion sounds. You notice this time that before the explosion, there was a bright flash of yellow light, which streamed in through your open window. You hear a scream far off in the distance, and then it stops suddenly. You believe yourself to still be dreaming, so you quickly pinch your arm to make sure you’re awake. No luck, this is real.
You panic. You know that you must get yourself out of here, but go where? As you run out of the house, grabbing your diamond sword and a torch on the way, the answer comes to you; to take shelter in the caverns. Your ancestors had discovered the caverns hundreds of years ago. They had become a place of refuge in times of need, like a few cycles back, when the valley had flooded and much of the forest, and the village were destroyed. As you run, many more flashes and explosions occur, then, as you are only a kilometre or so away from the caves, at the base of the mountain were they are, the noise stops. The night is eerily silent. No owls, no cicadas (which are common this time of year), no sign of sleeping animals; it appears that every creature had just vanished. Even the sound of a hissing creeper would have given you comfort, but alas, there was nothing.
As you stood, just waiting, waiting for a sign, waiting for a sound, you noticed a low, droning hum. It hadn’t been there before, of that you were sure, and you find yourself wondering what it is. Whatever it is, it is certainly getting closer, and you can now feel the vibrations on your skull. The noise continues to get louder, until it reaches a point in which the trees threaten to uproot themselves because they are shaking so much. It is at this all dominating level of sound that the humming stops. You look around you, suddenly afraid now that the humming had been silenced. You see nothing around you as you wave your torch from side to side, but then you look up...
Above you, a thing of incredible size, awe inspiring in the full meaning of the word, is a creature, covered in strange grey materials. You see lights shining brightly down on the forest around you, and you here animals scatter around you as they try to avoid its gaze. At least you can draw comfort from the fact that all the animals hadn’t disappeared. One of lights adjusts its position, and tilts towards you. You follow the lead of the animals, and run. True terror seizes you body as you see your shadow below you, illuminated by a light that seemed to tear through your body, and peer straight into your soul. You turn to face the source of the light, and hold your sword up in defiance of this strange creature that fills the sky.
A ball of fire erupts from the creature, and you think perhaps that it is dying. You feel a slight ting of compassion for it, than you remember an elder telling you about ghasts, that shoot fire balls like this, and you realise that the creature is trying to kill you. As the ball hits the tress and explodes, the shockwave flattening the trees ear it, you realise this is the sound you heard before. The shockwave hits you, and the light fades, as does the world around you, turning to grey, and you realise that you’re dying. Dying, as you had been thrown back into a fallen log, and you could tell that your bones were broken, your skin torn, your life fading, quickly. It would be over soon, over soon.
I hope you liked my story, I wrote it as an example of what this mod should be able to achieve, and certainly what I want it to achieve. What Steve in the story saw as giant creatures were in fact spaceships, which had come to collect the “crocite” as it is useful for their technology.
Now, welcome to Futurecraft...
I apologise if some of my formatting is not quite right: I imported the topic into Word to fix up spelling and grammar mistakes. Didn't go so well...
We now have a forum!
Introduction to the team. Read if you are interested in helping.
Poll results were definitive:
- Consumable energy was fairly popular
- Space was nigh on unanimous
Both will be added.
People required (old system):
- Several programmers (Shiva, GroundBurg_Coder13, Kronath, and me.)
- Person for textures (me)
- Testers (Achievement get, I left out an "a"[for 5 weeks!]) (We have two test severs)
- If anyone could make a banner, I would be eternally grateful to them (done)
- Sound! (likely candidates)
- If anyone else can think of someone needed, please say so
ALL PEOPLE WANTING TO HELP WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF FUTURECRAFT MUST PM ME A FORM CONTAINING THE FOLLOWING:
1- What you can help with, and your preferred article to mod (e.g. Weapons, ships, mining equipment, etc.)
2- What experience your have, including examples
3- When you can work
4- What access to resources you have (what software and hardware you have)
You will then get a reply FROM ME, saying what you will be working on, including all the details.
Once you get this reply, you will be allowed to post on the Futurecraft development and modding page of the Futurecraft Forums. No one does, so just start a development log.
NOTE: All modders or other team members will need to submit to me a weekly report of their progress. Failure to do so will result in immediate voiding from the team.
Current team members:
Project leader: Me (if you have a problem, please say so)
Modders: Fr0stbyte124 (currently working on space ships), me (currently figuring out how Java works), Ectrimble (working on armour and weapons, after inter-server travel is finished [turns out he does it all the time]), Danice123 (surently doing power, despite everything)
Texture artists: Fenway (who is going to be deleated soon if he doesn't turn up) and myself
Sound: MonsterTeddy (who is creating new tracks and sounds).
Test servers: contact me and tell me that you have a server that we can use.
Banners by WildWild
I extend my thanks to MineCrak, who is helping in a great deal of (good) advice.
Also, thanks to Ivorius and MineT, for Gravity Craft. Planets are possible!
Anyway, to business:
Greetings to all you Earthlings out there! I have thought up an idea for a mod which, if executed properly, will possibly be the greatest (but hopefully not the hardest [too late, it is]) mod ever. If it is successful enough Notch might even add the main idea (the interserver travel, and the possibility of trade and war) of this mod to Minecraft.
By know you are (hopefully) wondering what could possibly be so good, and not falling asleep or closing the page. So I shall tell you:
This mod has three main (more like 10) parts to it:
Firstly, this mod will add a way to travel between servers, while still keeping your inventory. It would also allow other entities (including spaceships) to travel, allowing for trade, alliances, colonies, and wars. I thought one day, long past, that if you can keep your skin and player ID between different locations, why not your inventory?Spaceships: outdated information, subject to change
A passionate speech by yours truly:
Those who say that this is a bad idea are wrong. I believe in what Notch said “that the future of Minecraft is in multiplayer”, and what better way to do this than to be able to have better communication between worlds? This way we can work together to build a better world, a world that we can share, and if so desired, a world that we can conquer. This important part of the idea isn't the inventory being able to be taken between worlds but entities. What inspired me to write this was the thought of flying through a wormhole, appearing on an unsuspecting world with a massive fleet in tow and levelling their cities, buildings and towns to the ground? (Things like the ability to have wars would be configurable to avoid people quitting servers and flaming at the makers of this mod. They can't blame us if they know that war could happen at any time.)
Now, we plan to have three main ways to travel between
servers: through Stargates, Jump-gates (or Supergates) and through FTL travel.
These will be crafted, using a fair amount of resources. You
will need a D.H.D to activate it. The D.H.D will also be crafted. To travel
through a Stargate, you will right click on the D.H.D, which will open a GUI.
This GUI will have a list of all Futurecraft servers, plus their gate
addresses. The gate address will be a series of 7 symbols which will correspond
to a particular IP address. It stands to reason then, that each IP will have an
individual gate address, which will be calculated from the address as needed,
not programmed into the mod itself. If anyone is worried about the number of IP
addresses being greater than that of the Stargate addresses, don’t worry, there
are 56,336,822,780 different gate addresses, compared to 4,294,967,296
different IP addresses (you can see why we don’t want to have to code in that
many gate addresses, especially seeing as only a fraction of these will be
Stargates will be large enough for people and fighters to
pass through (maybe also some form of car type transport, and jets). Only one Stargate per
system is allowed (I.E. world).
This section is likely to change.
This will be crafted in sections. You will need 90 of these
sections to fully complete the gate. When each section is crafted, it will
automatically be placed in the world (too big to logically fit in your
inventory), and shoot off into space. When in space, it will position itself
directly above the spawn point of the server, several kilometres above the
lower end of space. When all 90 are in place, you will need to power it. To
power it, you will need to place a ZPM in any of the sections. Simply take a
space suit, jump onto one of the segments with a ZPM in hand, open the
inventory of the segment, and place the ZPM in. Once this is done, you are free
to activate the gate using a spaceship. Just fly neat the gate, and a button
will pop up in the control chair’s GUI, asking if you would like to activate
the gate. Once active, the gate will remain open for 1 minute, so make sure to
have all ships in position.
There will be various FTL engines that can be installed on
ships. Using the control chair on your ship, or a computer interface, you will
be able to open a GUI (from the main menu of ship features) that has a map of
all Minecraft servers (with Futurecraft), similar to the galactic map on Spore
(for those who play it). You will be able to travel to all servers within a
distance, a distance that depends on the type of hyperdrive engine. The travel
speed will be dependent on the distance of the servers, and the type of
hyperdrive engine. For two servers close to each other, with an advanced
hyperdrive, the flight would be near-instantaneous. But for longer distances,
from one side of the “galaxy” to the other, even with an advanced hyperdrive,
the journey would take hours, if not days, real-time. I will spare the
technicalities of how it will work, because my way may not be the best way, and
I will let the modders do their work.
secondly are spaceships. Not just little fighters that zip around and fire lasers, but massive assault ships that carry ground forces, cargo ships that freight goods, cruise ships that act as general vessels, and of course mother ships: massive huge, making weird science-fiction noises. Only the smallest two vessels, the escape pod and fighter can be crafted (though with difficulty), and the other ships will have to be built using blocks, and then turned from blocks to a controllable entity by using a (craft-able) spaceship core. The cores differ depending on what craft you wish to make, with cores for larger ships being harder to make, and there being one type of core for each vessel. Placing a core would cause all connected blocks to become part of the spaceship, excluding several kinds of blocks; including dirt, sand, stone and other non-space things (these blocks can be carried on a ship if surrounded by other kinds of blocks ( leaving room for green spaces in vessels). The different kinds of cores each support a different range of blocks (in the number they can support). Once spaceships have a core in them, they can be controlled and flown ( by use of a craft-able control chair, while sitting on that chair, your view becomes 3rd person, of the whole ship, and your usual controls instead become the ships controls (with extra controls for new features of the ship). The different kinds of ships are as follows (there is a lot of information here):
Craft-able and can't fly on its own. When powered by Redstone, it will fly straight down and land on the ground (will avoid water and lava, as well as high cliffs). If it is jettisoned in space (explained later), it will fly to the nearest server and spawn at a random at the top of the world. They are only 1 by two blocks and have 20 vehicle health (explained later), and has no weapons.
Craft-able (possibly using the plane crafting bench from Flan's mod), has two laser guns that disintegrate mobs and blocks (10 points of normal damage, 5 points of vehicle health, fires at about 3 shots a second). It uses 10 energy points per second, can be fuelled by Redstone, batteries, and oil. It can't travel through hyperspace, and only holds one person. 75 vehicle health.
Drop ship (landing craft)
a small ship that must first be built and then have a core installed a core to fly. It can support up to 10 points of turrets, no shield, (explained later) and can be up to 500 blocks big (as a box around the craft). When built, it must contain a tank or other vehicle (explained later). It moves slowly and is only designed for small recon missions and not for heavy duty fighting. 100 vehicle health points, 20 energy units per second, can be fuelled by everything except a ZPM.
A light warship that is easy to make. It is a primary affordable fighting tool in any fleet, and is often carried on larger vessels until needed. 20 points for turrets, can support up to 100 shield health (like vehicle health, only replenishes over time), 200 vehicle health, fast sub-light speed, can support a light hyper drive. Takes all power types except ZPMs. 500-1 000 blocks 3.
this ship can't be attacked (by other ships), but it can't support any turrets. It has 200 vehicle health points, no shields, and uses 15 energy points per second. It can take any form of energy besides a ZPM. It has a medium hyper drive and medium sub-light speed. 500-1 000 blocks 3.
Cargo ships are long range transporters. Unlike other ships, they are built, and then connected to trailers, like a truck. The head of a cargo ship has 150 vehicle life, no shield, 6 turret points, and uses 30 energy points per second. The trailers each have 100 vehicle lives, 6 turret points, and use an additional 10 energy points per second. The ship has a slow sub-light speed and long warp. The head and each of the pods can be up to 1 000 blocks3.
Cruise ships are all round, general purpose war ships. They have 40 points for turrets, can support up to 200 shield points, 200 vehicle health, and use 30 energy points per second. Medium hyper drive and medium sub-light speed means that it is good for most missions. 2 500-10 000 blocks3.
A more powerful warship than the cruise ship (but much harder to make). 60 points for turrets, up to 300 shield and health points, 45 energy per second. Also with medium hyper drive and medium sub-light speed. 10 000-20 000 blocks3, one point for special weapon. This and all ships henceforth can support all fuel types, including the ZPM.
this is a powerful ship that is designed for one purpose: to destroy every living thing on the planet it is attacking. There are two different kinds of these ships: dreadnought and super dreadnought.
The dreadnought has 200 points for turrets, 500 vehicle health and shield points. Slow sub-light and long warp (although it travels 30% slower than normal warp. It uses 60 energy points per second. 20 000-100 000 blocks3. 2 points for special weapons.
The super dreadnought is like a larger and more powerful version of the dreadnought. It has 400 points for turrets, 1000 health and shield points. It has super slow sub-light, and travels 40% slower than normal warp. Using 120 energy points per second, it’s a guzzler for power. 100 000-500 000 blocks3. It can support 5 points for special weapons.
these are long range, heavy war ships. In their immense cargo holds they carry whole battalions of troops, along with many smaller craft. 300 turret points, 1 250 life and shield points, and uses 150 power units per second. (That's a massive 2.5 Redstone torches every second). Medium sub-light, long warps engines. 5 00000-1 000 000 blocks3. 2 points for special weapons.
Easter egg ship
Obviously, I can't disclose much about this vessel, you will have to discover the recipes and features of this ship on your own. However, I will tell you that it doesn't have limitations like the other ships, and that it is big. Really big. Also insanly complex to build.
Have a video on Fr0stbyte124's progress on ships:
Gizmos, gadgets and various doomsday devices
Stationary shield: a shield that place on the ground and it covers a large area in a bubble. The shield can be any size or shape; it depends on how many emitters you have, each emitter will provide shielding for 1000 blocks. It uses 20 energy units per second, per emitter.
Docking port: like a spaceship, it needs a core to work, but it can't move. It works as a hangar for smaller ships, and a docking port for larger ships. It needs a core so the facility can be destroyed as a whole, and also so it can have working cargo doors and others devices. Health is No. of blocks divided by 10. It has 200 shield health points. 40 energy per second.
Anti-air gun: craft-able, has inventory for fuel. Does 20 points of vehicle damage, as a rail-gun (rapid fire). 5 energy per shot.
Light space gun: good for small vessels, does 40 points of vehicle damage, as large laser burst (medium fire rate). 30 energy per shot.
Drone pad: preferred weapon of those with... class, certainly my favourite, these are controlled in exactly the same way as the ship version of drone launchers, except that the launcher must be connected to the control chair (and both to a feasible power source) via wiring.
Ion cannons. Enough said. (Fine, if you must know: 500 vehicle health point damage, long reload, auto aiming). 200 energy per shot.
Wire-less controls: Great for controlling such thing as (larger) doors, shields, towers, bombs, and other things. Needs to be linked to a control chair to work and it uses 5 energy units per command. These can also be placed on ships. They can link to two other wireless emitters and up to 5 Redstone/wiring out/inputs. This means that you can have a weapon on top of a mountain, that has its own power source, and a control chair (also with a power source) linked via a wireless transmitter, allowing the control chair to fire the weapon. On ships, you can of course stick a diverter into the ship’s hull so the weapon and chair can be powered directly from the ship's main power source.
Radar tower: Self explanatory, they can track multiple ships. The radar dish is crafted, and needs to be connected to both a power source and a computer screen or control chair.
Hand held weapons (ascending order from least to most powerful)
- (don't ask about the dot, I can't get rid of it) Notes: 1 damage point= 1 heart
All weapons require a battery to be operational (unless specified). How long it lasts before it needs to be replaced (by placing both the weapon and the fresh battery in the crafting grid) is specified in each description.
All weapons will shatter glass (unless specified)
Stun gun: 2 damage points, stun (disable movement) for 5 seconds, and blurred vision for 15 seconds. Fires at a rate of 1/s (1 shot per second), lasts for 500 shots. No ammo required, Range of 50 blocks.
Rapid laser gun: 2 damage points, fires at a rate of 4/s, lasts for 1,000 shots. No ammo required, range of 100 blocks. It will set flammable blocks on fire, and does not break glass.
Bolter: 5 damage points, fires at a rate of 1/2s (1 shot per 2 seconds), lasts for 500 shots. Requires light bullets, range of 100 blocks.
Assault rifle: 5 damage points, fires at a rate of 1/s, lasts for 100 shots. Requires light bullets, range of 200 blocks.
Laser sniper: 10 damage points, fires at a rate of 1/5s, lasts for 200 shots. No ammo required, range of render distance. It will set flammable blocks on fire.
Plasma beam Projector: 20 damage points, continuous beam, lasts for 20 seconds (fully depletes battery). No ammo required. Range of 20 blocks, and it will disintegrate blocks within 10 blocks, when hit directly with the beam.
Grenade: 30 damage points, fires at a rate of 1/5s (assuming you have multiple in your inventory). Explosion power of 100 (same as TNT), throw distance of up to 50 meters.
Ship weapons (Arranged from least to most powerful)
Rapid laser turret: 2 vehicle damage points, fires at a rate of 5/1s, 2 EUs per shot, can be controlled via wireless, no ammo required, 1x1x1 (using x, y, z), 2 turret points.
Rail gun: 10 vehicle damage points, fires at a rate of 5/1s, 5 EUs per shot, can be controlled via wireless, ammo required (heavy bullets, stores up to 1000, otherwise can be fed from an ammo dispenser), 1x1x2, 5 turret points.
Bomb and bomb bay: 50 vehicle damage points, single time fire, needs to be powered by Redstone, 10 EUs per shot (remember that it will draw power from the ship’s main reactor(s), not the Redstone torches that may be involved in the loading mechanism), cannot be controlled via wireless, ammo required (stores 1, needs to be reloaded manually, bomb does not stack in chest/inventory), 1x1x1 (bomb bay), 2 turret points.
Missile tube and missile: varying vehicle damage points, single time fire, 50 EUs per shot, cannot be controlled via wireless, when ammo is placed (missile) in tube, it will automatically fie, 1x1x9 (tube, missile is 0.5x0.5x4), 5 turret points.
Missile types (note that all have 2 minutes of fuel, after which, they will explode automatically, regardless of what else might be happening):
· Thematic: travels in a straight line until it impacts either a block or an entity, doing 100 vehicle damage points. Blast radius of 100 meters
· Homing: will lock onto the nearest ship with an unfriendly IFF, and follow it until it runs out of fuel, or reaches its/a target, also doing 100 vehicle damage. Blast radius of 100 meters
· Nuclear: will target the largest enemy ship in range (1 minute travel time, to allow for misadventure), and follow it until it runs out of fuel or reaches its/a target, doing 1000 points of vehicle damage (it’s only a small nuke), and flooding the area with radiation. Blast radius of 500 meters.
· EM pulse: will target the largest enemy ship in range and follow it and follow it until it runs out of fuel or reaches its/a target, when it will cause a 1km shockwave which will cause all electronics on ships to go haywire. Shield health will fluctuate wildly, weapons will suddenly start firing everywhere, Redstone and wiring will short circuit (with a chance of exploding), fighters will spin out of control, missiles may target their own ships, and it is total chaos!
Plasma cannon: 100 vehicle damage points, fires at a rate of 1/5s, 200 EUs per shot, can be controlled via wireless, no ammo required, 2x2x3, 10 turret points. Pretty much the weapon you typically see ships on science fiction shows using.
Tractor beam: no vehicle damage, continuous fire, 100 EUs per second of use, can be controlled via wireless, no ammo required, 1x1x1 (must be placed in the hanger of the ship (i.e. a section of the ship that has a force-field or large door between in and space.)) It will draw ships into the hanger of a larger ship (of course it won’t if the ship it is trying to pull in is larger than the entrance to the hanger).
Plasma beam weapon: 100 vehicle damage points per second of contact, beam lasts for 10 seconds, requires one minute of cool down time, 1500 EUs per shot (can hold charge), 3x2x5, 1 special weapon point. Note that it rotates at a rate of 10° per second, meaning that a fast ship can escape it easily.
Accelerator cannon: 2000 vehicle damage, single time fire, 3000 EUs per shot (can hold charge), 7x7x51, 5 special weapon points. To fire, a person must construct a 5x5 cube of either iron or Naquadah at the far end of the cannon. When the cannon receives a command to fire from a control chair, the doors at the front end (open to space) will open, and the cube will be propelled out into space at an extremely high velocity, destroying near most everything in its path (assuming the cannon has enough charge).
Drone launcher: complicated vehicle damage, fires at a rate of 50/1s, 100 EUs per shot, 3x3x10, requires ammo (drones, it can hold up to five, and then it must have drones supplied from a drone feeder). When fired, drones will find the nearest target and follow it. Drones can penetrate hulls of up to three blocks thick, and destroy fighters without exploding. In larger ships, they will head in the direction of the core block, and each one will go through three blocks of the ship before exploding and probably taking out another few layers of the ship as well. Eventually one drone will make it through to the core, disabling the ship. Any drones that find themselves in a ship that is already disabled or destroyed will target another ship or return back to their storage on the firing ship. Perhaps a video will help make sense of how they work:
Silicon chips: made from sand and Redstone. Needs to be smelted after crafting. Used in more basic electronic components
Control crystal: made from Glow stone, Redstone and diamonds. Used in more advanced electronic components.
Alloys: to make these, you need a smelter (craft-able with 3 furnaces surrounded by iron). They go as follows:
- Trinium, made from iron, Naquadah, and titanium
- Steel, just smelt iron
- What else?
this is just a taste of what is to come, like the ships, you will have to discover most of by yourself! Good luck Minecraftians.
..."Plus a few miscellaneous, nick-knacks"
this will mean that mechanical devices will use up energy. There are several ways to power devices:
- Batteries, they store 500 energy units
- Vehicle batteries, they store 5000 energy units
- Generator, has to be next to a furnace to work, if the furnace is burning, the Generator will produce 10 units of energy per second
- Solar panels, needs to be outside, generates 10 units of energy per second, per block
- Nuclear reactor, generates 1000 energy units for every lump of uranium put into it
- Fuel rods made from uranium, put into reactor for 5,000 energy units each
- ZPM (Zero Point Module), draws energy directly from sub-space, 1,000,000,000 units of energy
All of the energy sources would need to be directly linked to the device(s) that they are powering by Redstone, except for the reactor and ZPM, which contain too much energy to be transferred by Redstone, and must instead be transmitted by a special mix of Redstone, diamond and iron piping.
For the fighter space ship (as you can't place any of these blocks in it, and it can't have a line of Redstone connecting to a power device), you must place batteries in its inventory (similar to a plane form the planes mod)
I was perusing (what a great word) the Industrial-Craft mod, and realised that how the energy in that mod worked is similar to how it could work in this one. We have permission to use their base code for energy.
Space, the final frontier
Space will be added in this mod, judging by the poll. If you read the replies to this thread, you will have a fairly good idea of what it is. To explain:
Space can only be accessed by spaceships (and possibly space elevators). To get there, you will need to be going very, very fast (obviously not at actual escape velocity, that would crash Minecraft. Once there, you need to be completely surrounded by blocks, otherwise it means that you are exposed to space, and will start losing health rapidly (like lava). At least in the early stages of the mod, we won't go into great detail about atmospheric pressure and consumable air, although this could be added later. Of course there would also be space suits, which will decrease in uses while in space, and increase in uses while in a pressurised environment.
The terrain generation is fairly simple, generate nothing. Nothing besides empty void, with visible stars, and perhaps occasionally asteroids (weather we should add these or not is being debated). To work out were each server is in the Minecraft "universe" we will use the map of the Internet, and the locations of each server (its IP address) on the picture will determine its actual location. Some scale or another will be used to calculate distance (and therefore travel time) between these servers. Resized to 19% (was 4000 x 4000) - Click image to enlargefile:///C:/Users/MyDell/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image006.jpg
for orbital views of planets, the idea is not yet resolved.
this idea will help people have large armies without many people. Robots would be craft-able, meaning that many could be mass produced. There are several kinds of robots:
Gigamettalix's ideas (completed by me):
- The sentry. Sentries float around guarding objects and sometimes even participate in battle; they have a cube for a body and a single laser eye that it uses to attack (2 normal damage, 1 vehicle damage, 5 healths, and 1 energy unit per 5 seconds).
- The sentinel. Sentinels have all sorts of upgrades that are equipped able, such as rapid fire, they also are bigger, faster and stronger than sentries, although they have a higher price tag. (Basic model has a 4/2 damage laser, 10 health and uses 1 energy per second)
- Battle robot: Same size and shape as a human (so it can use a modified version of the human skin). Fires lasers that do 5/2.5 points of damage. 15 lives, uses 2 energy per second (fuelled by batteries).
- Advanced battle robot: Similar to the normal battle robot, but with an 8 damage laser (4 vehicle damage) and 20 life points. 3 energy per second.
- Juggernaut: Twice the height of a person (looks quite different though), 15 damage laser (7.5 vehicle damage), 30 vehicle life, 5 energy per second.
All of these robots can be switched between sentry mode (if they stand on the spot, they will shoot any enemy that gets too close and only moves when attacked), and follow mode (where the follow you, or any person on the same sever as you, the creator of them). In follow mode, they will protect you automatically, similar to wolves.
Need a crew? (Ideas by Kronath, alternate suggestions by me [in not red])
* There has been some controversy over these ideas, perhaps a poll?
With the number of people normally on a server (5-15 in my experience), I think people would end up with either tiny fleets with a small crew in each ship or bigger fleets with almost crewless ships. To fix this each player would be able to captain a ship crewed by NPCs.
Admiral / General - This is the server Admin. They are in charge of appointing Squadron Commanders (OPs) and get first choice when selecting a ship to command.
Squadron Commander - All Squadron Commanders are OPs, but not all OPs are Squadron Commanders. Their job is to appoint Captains and to command the fleet when the Admiral is not present. Squadron Commanders get to choose their ship after the Admiral has his/hers.
Captain - The ordinary players in the server that have been appointed by Squadron Commanders to Captain a ship. They do not get to choose their ship, but are given one by their Squadron Commander. I think that it would be wiser if the captains could choose their ship, but can only fly ships which they have licence for.
Lieutenant - Players that have not been given command of their own ship. They serve under a Captain until a Squadron Commander gives them a ship of their own.
Sergeant (maybe something else) - NPCs that crew each ship. Their real purpose is just to make the ships livelier instead of looking like a ghost town. Because of this the AI doesn't have to be very good, just wander around the ship (maybe a few could stay permanently on the bridge near control stations). They would have some behaviour, such as the ability to man turrets (and automatically target enemies) as this wouldn't be too hard to code...
Each rank can command the rank beneath it. For example, a Squadron Commander could order his squadron (a couple of Captains + Ships) into a formation and then take control of the entire squadron, flying multiple ships as if they were one. Similarly, the Admiral could order the squadrons into formation and then fly the entire fleet as one ship. Formations would be more for flying around then for battle, as if they take out the head ship, the results would be... ugly at best. Also, this could be hard to code.
- ATV: light ground vehicle. Fast, 50 vehicle health, single rapid laser gun. 5 EU per second. Fits 2 people (one as gunner, one as driver)
- Hover tank: craft-able (with difficulty), it is a slow but powerful land vehicle. 100 vehicle health. Have a large laser gun (as main weapon) and two rail guns. 7 EU per second. Fits 6 people
- Helicopter: craft-able (with difficulty). Manoeuvrable (responds quickly to commands), with medium speed. 75 vehicle health. Single rail gun.10 EU per second. Fits 2 people
- Jet: craft-able (with difficulty, possibly using plane crafting bench). Extremely fast (to avoid lag, it will display generic blur at high speeds). 100 vehicle health. 2 rapid laser guns, capable of carrying 4 thematic missiles. 15 EU per second. Fits 4 people.
- Mag-lev trains, which are similar to minecarts, only bigger. Not to mention faster...
You will need to create a specific “stand” to build these on. You will craft the parts then place them on the parts of the stand that correspond to that part (e.g. you place the arm on the arm holder on the stand). To give it power, the stand needs to have a constant supply of power provided to it, so it can charge the armour, to a maximum of 10,000EUs. There are several versions of the body, which allows for different placements of parts. The parts are as follows:
· Small: about the same size as the player’s total length, the player is inside, and can only see through a small cockpit. Can only support small sized arms and legs. 10 vehicle health points. Required for “standing”. 5EUs per second while player is inside.
· Sitting: the player sits in the cockpit, making it longer than the standing body but quite a bit shorter: can support all sized limbs. 20 vehicle health points. 10EUs per second while player is inside.
· Standing: the body is large enough that the player stands in it, behind a panel. 50 vehicle health points: can support all sized limbs, except small.20 EUs per second while player is inside.
· Light arms: can only support light weapons, no impact on speed. Small sized, 10 vehicle health points.
· Medium arms: can support light and medium weapons , 10% decrease on speed, 20 vehicle health points, medium size
· Long arms: can support light weapons, 10% increase on speed, 20 vehicle health points, medium size. Required for massive arms.
· Heavy arms: can support all weapons, 30% decrease on speed, 30 vehicle health points, large size. Required for massive arms. Required for massive arms.
· Massive arms: can support one heavy and one light weapon, or two medium. 50% decrease on speed, 40 vehicle health points, large size.
· Bipedal legs: small sized, 2 blocks per second speed, 10 vehicle health points. Required for inverse bipedal legs and large bipedal legs.
· Inverse bipedal legs:4 blocks per second speed, 5 vehicle health points, small sized.
· Large bipedal legs: 3 blocks per second, 20 vehicle health points, medium sized.
· Quad legs: 4 blocks per second, 15 vehicle health points, medium sized. Required for heavy legs.
· Heavy legs: 5 blocks per second, 25 vehicle health points, large sized
· Tri-tracks: 4 blocks per second, 40 vehicle health points, large sized
· Light machine gun: 2 damage, fire rate of 10/s. Takes medium bullets. 2 EUs per shot. Light weapon. Required for laser machine gun and rail gun.
· Laser machine gun: 2 damage, fire rate of 5/s. 5 EUs per shot. Light weapon
· Sword: 15 damage, fire rate of “as fast as you can click”. Medium weapon. Melee. Required for plasma sword.
· Rocket launcher: 30 damage, fire rate of 1/2s. Heavy weapon. Takes rockets as ammo, 10 EUs per shot. Heavy weapon
· Rail gun: 10 damage, fire rate of 5/s. Takes heavy bullets. 2 EUs per shot. Heavy weapon
· Plasma sword: 40 damage, “as fast as you can click”. Heavy weapon. Melee. 10EUs per second of active use.
Armour and other devices (works for any sized body):
· Light armour: + 10 vehicle health points, -5% speed.
· Medium armour: +20 vehicle health points, -10% speed.
· Heavy armour: +30 vehicle health points, -20% speed.
· Shield: 100 shield health points, -10% speed, requires 5EUs per second of active use.
· Jet-pack: allows flight for up to 20 second (note, armour doesn’t take fall damage), requires 10EUs per second of active use.
· Shoulder-mounted cannons: 30 damage, fire rate of 1/2.5 seconds. No ammo, 30 EUs per shot.
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