Here is the old OP for posterity:
For Minecraft v1.4.7
With support for multiplayer (SMP)
This forum thread is for detailing, releasing and discussing my mods. You can also find information about my mods at my wiki (which is a WIP), and for a list of all releases visit my Google Code repository.
Download Xie's Mod for Minecraft 1.4.6/7
Contains default farming content. Other content (ultimate fist, weapons and survival tweaks) are disabled, but you can unzip and remove the underscores from the start of the folder names in the content directory to enable them. Requires Minecraft Forge.
Install Forge. Download the zip file and copy it into your ./mods/ directory, then rename it to Xie.zip. (You no longer need to unzip it into ./mods/Xie, though you can if you want to, or if you need to modify/add more content!)
(27th January 2013) I built a website to host my mod - http://www.xiecraft.net/. It's a work in progress, but eventually (over the course of maybe a week or two) I'll migrate all of the information and download links to it from this OP. I'll still be using this thread as a source of feedback of course
(20th January 2013) Fixed underscore disabled content inside zip files, and added some null checks to prevent campfire crashes.
(15th January 2013) Latest release of Xie's Mod does not need to be extracted, content works from within the zip. Also I fixed culling recipes, so the stone tools changes should be working again.
(1st January 2013) Happy New Year!!1
(29th December 2012) Xie's Mod has been updated for Minecraft 1.4.6. Let me know if you find any bugs! Default farming content is included. I've also included the ultimate fist, Xie's weapons and the survival tweaks but they're disabled by default (go into the content directory and rename the folders deleting the underscore if you want to enable the other content). I hope everyone has a happy new year celebration!!
(25th December 2012) Merry Christmas and/or happy winter holiday everybody!! Sorry I didn't get a chance to update to 1.4.6 before going on vacation, but I'll be back home this weekend and I hope to push out an update before the new year
About Xie's Mod
This is the core of my farming mod, plus the other mods that are to follow. It's comprised of a number of flexible classes that extend the functionality of vanilla blocks and items, and a JSON parser that reads in one or more configuration files and turns them into in-game content. The benefit of doing things this way should be apparent - modifying content no longer requires me to recompile and re-release the mod, all you need to do is download a new configuration file, or even edit it yourself. Better yet, additional content may also be added with extra configuration files and images!
~ More Downloads ~
For previous releases, see my Google Code repository.
To install these, extract the files into ./mods/Xie/
Default Farming Content (Download) (Contains textures by Thistle)
All of the classic farming content (fruit trees, tomatoes, cotton, corn, hybrid wheat etc) PLUS soy beans, tofu, tea, ketchup, cocoa trees, rose bushes, dandelion patches, carrots, onions, bottled milk, chocolate milk, and sweet tea, PLUS tacos, burritos etc. Added an override for vanilla wheat that drops hybrid wheat seeds 1% of the time. Rose and dandelion recipes have also been overridden, rose to rose seeds to red dye, and similarly for dandelions. Last updated April 16th 2012 - now includes tacos!
Cylan's Default Farming Content (Download) (Textures by Cylan)
This is the default farming content, reorginized and re-textured by Cylan. He split up the content into multiple directories and files to make it easier to find what you want to modify and/or disable (remember that adding an underscore to the start of a directory or file will cause it to be skipped over by the parsing engine).
Classic Farming Content (Download)
If you don't want the updated content ("Default Farming Content" above) this download contains only the "classic" 2011 farming content - fruit trees, tomatos, cotton, corn, hybrid wheat, foraging stick, salt, salads, sammiches etc. Last updated April 2nd 2012.
Adds three new swords and three new bows: Bone Sword, Glass Sword, Blaze Sword, Bone Bow, Blaze Bow, and a seriously OP fully automatic Redstone Crossbow! See the contained readme for more details and recipes. Last updated November 10th 2012.
Cylan 's Content (Link Wiki)
Cylan has added an enormous amount of new content (far more than comes in the default content pack), new trees, new crops, new ore (aluminium), new tools, new foods, herbs, ice fishing, bacon, ham, sausages... there's a lot of stuff, seriously XD
Survival Tweaks (Download)
A collection of small mods to enhance early game survival. Includes Genshou's Survival Pickaxe, campfire, flint tools, clay furnace, smelt gravel to flint, sticks from saplings, and sticks from fences. Wood and stone tools are nerfed, making them less effective against stone, making mining impossible early-game. Cobblestone is not harvestable with wood or stone pickaxes, but stone tools are instead crafted from flint. The player must explore the world to find caves in which to find iron before they can build a mine.
Better Logs (By Daniel_l94) (Mediafire)
Adds a slight tint to log ends, depending on their type. Daniel also added wood stain which you can use to cycle through wood colors. See Daniel's post for screenshots and more details!
Pizzza's Pumpkins (Link)
Another contribution, Pizzza's content adds rockmelons, honeydew melons, butternut and Queensland Blue pumpkins! (And incidentally, Queensland is where I'm from )
Apple Trees Only (Download)
Only want apple trees? This is the download for you.
Cocoa Trees Only (Link) (Assembled by laijka)
By popular demand! Adds cocoa trees, and only cocoa trees to the game. Cheers to laijka for putting this together before I had the chance to
Colourful Stuff (Download) (Lantern and glowstone textures by Thistle)
Adds coloured glowstone, lanterns, planks, fences, glass and windows. Only uses 2 extra block ids (for glowstone and lanterns, the rest just replace vanilla content). Note that fences aren't displayed correctly (just show as normal fences) unless you apply the RenderBlock patch, which is contained in zip file. Instructions in the readme.
Currency (Direct Download) (Coin art by beyluna)
Adds iron nuggets, iron coins and gold coins. Coins are crafted from nuggets, and can be turned back into nuggets by smelting.
Genshou's Survival Pickaxe (Download)
Overrides vanilla wood and stone pickaxes so they are less effective against stone, a simple nerf that is intended to enhance and extend the Minecraft early game, encouraging surface exploration and spelunking, until a source of iron is found. Credit goes to Genshou for the idea!
Ultimate Fist Homage (Download)
My homage to the classic mod by Iwannawin, the ultimate fist can punch through any block or (non-dragon) mob in one hit! Because sometimes you just need to run around punching your way through mountains and NPC villages...
Sticks from Saplings (Download)
This is a tiny config file that makes it so you can craft saplings into sticks (by stripping the leaves off, I suppose). Works with or without fruit trees installed.
Wheat Tweak (Download Patch for Farming Content) (Download Standalone Version)
A minor realism tweak that makes wheat crops drop all wheat and no seeds. Seeds can be crafted from wheat (wheat crafts into 3 seeds). Makes it so that you need to save some of your wheat to re-plant, and any left over can be turned into food. The drop rate has been set so that you get more-or-less the same wheat+seeds potential, though it's a little more unstable for small farms (let me know if you think the calculations are off, I didn't test it too thoroughly, also feel free to tweak the drop rates yourself, as always ). There are two versions, the first is a patch to replace the file in the default farming content if you're using that. The second is a standalone version to use if you're not using my default farming content.
Flint Tools (Download)
Makes stone tools craftable from flint instead of cobblestone. Increases the lifetime of the early game by making stone tools a great deal more rare, plus adds a touch of realism. (If you want to keep the vanilla stone recipes all you need do is delete "cullStoneTools.xie").
Coal Blocks Revised (Fabricate Diamonds!) (Download)
Expands on the coal blocks idea, adding charcoal blocks, hard coal, hard coal blocks, black diamonds, black diamond blocks and... fake diamonds! Only hard coal is a new source of fuel, the extra blocks nor black diamonds can be burned in the furnace, the latter is purely an intermediate ingredient for fabricating fake diamonds, which look like diamonds, but can only be used to make diamond tools, swords and armor. More details in the readme, but if my calculations are correct, you need 11.5 full stacks of coal, and just over 15 furnace-minutes to produce a single fake diamond! (NOTE: I have noticed a small bug that sometimes makes charcoal blocks smelt into 9 coal instead of just 1... not sure what's going on there, let me know if it happens to you too!) Cheers to Pyro1997 for the inspiration
Just Coal Blocks (Download)
Adds a coal block, crafted from 9 pieces of coal (not charcoal), and can be crafted back into 9 pieces of coal. It can also be burned in the furnace, providing 12 minutes of burn time (9 times as much as a piece of coal).
Boxing Fists by locoroco555 (a.k.a mbolz) (Non-Forge) (Forge)
This content created by locoroco555 (a.k.a mbolz) adds in a new class of weapons to the game. Rather then using a sword, why not be more like a monk, or boxer, whichever you prefer, and use a fist! When you unzip the downloaded file be sure to ignore the folders named _MACOSX and DS_STORE, they have nothing to do with the mod and are created by the mac operating system when the file is compressed. Then just follow the regular install instructions and place the boxing fists (version number) folder into your \Xie\content folder. All this is outlined in the .txt file found in the boxing fists folder.
Feel free to request additional/alternate config files, or make your own!
This section is for miscellaneous other download links.
4096 Block Ids Compatibility Patch (Download for Apr 23 version, for Minecraft 1.2.5)
A compatibility patch for Robinton's 4096 Block Ids mod. Just replace the existing files with those contained in the zip.
Famland Decay Fix (Download for Minecraft 1.2.5) (Install into your minecraft.jar)
Prevents unirrigated farmland from decaying when custom crops have been planted on it.
Apple Drop Patch (Download for Minecraft 1.2.5) (Install into your minecraft.jar)
This is a simple patch for the vanilla leaf block to prevent it from dropping apples, in case you're an apple drop purist and only want your apples to come from apple trees. Note that this gets installed into your minecraft.jar, NOT into the mod content directory.
Undead in Sunlight Patch (Download for Minecraft 1.2.5) (Extract files and install them into your minecraft.jar)
Prevents zombies and skeletons from catching fire in sunlight. Useful for making gameplay slightly more challenging, or for use with texture pack overhauls like Last Days that turn zombies and skeletons into less combustible mobs.
Modifying Block and Item IDs
Chances are you'll run into some block or item ID conflicts if you try to run my mod with any others. If this is the case, you can modify the block and item IDs for the default content by editing the ids.xid file(which can be found in the default content directory).
Modifying Other Mod Content
You can change other stuff about the mod too by editing the .cfg files in the ./mod/Xie/config/ directory. You can modify drop rates, food nourishment, icon and texture filepaths, and much more! Note that the mod also searches for config files (.cfg and .ini) in the ./config/Xie directory.
Adding Your Own Mod Content
If you can use a text editor, you might want to try adding your own blocks, items, crops, trees, recipes and more! There's a quick tutorial over here to get you started. I've also been working hard to write up comprehensive documentation, and you can see the work in progress document here.