So... I'm in a catacombs, and I'm "cursed" i guess.
I read the front post, but I can't work out what is I'm doing/holding/not doing/holding that causes it. I found this crypt a while ago and an early adventure did NOT give this debuff, but now I am getting it. How do I avoid / fix it?
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Feb 10, 2014Posted in: Minecraft ToolsQuote from Dodge34
You can personalize how much an instance use memory in java, the mmc settings apply if you don't modify them in the instance itself, I'm running a 157 mods modpack with the settings ram min 1024mb and max 2048mb and a 192mb permgen and never ever had any problems...
Ah, I thought it might be a default fallback setting. Needs a tooltip.
Feb 10, 2014Heya.Posted in: Minecraft Tools
Whats' the difference between the MMC Settings Java usage settings and the Instance Java memory settings?
It seems I can drop MMC down as low as I like, and the max amount for instances depends on x64 or 32bit Java.
32bit seems maxed at 1152. 1280 crashes after a while, and any higher usually doesn't finish loading.
x64 I can crank to at least 2048 without it dying.
MMC though doesn't seem to change anything. I can put it up to 1500 or down to 256, and nothing is different.
Feb 6, 2014Any ideas on why when I pick a particular version, MMC downloads the latest snapshot? Then if I try to change the version, it looks like it does something real quick but then nothing has changed.Posted in: Minecraft Tools
I'm trying to use 1.6.4.
Edit: And for no reason at all, making yet another new instance and telling it to use 1.6.4 worked fine. It also loaded damned near instantly.
Also, is there anyway to play offline whilst still picking a username, a la MMC4?
Jan 27, 2014Posted in: Mods DiscussionQuote from NoMoreFelonies
As ethically justified as your complaints are, I'm still compelled to challenge you to find me a single instance in which a court determined that this kind of behavior - stealing or misappropriating modifications to computer games - was illegal and someone was successfully prosecuted for it, in civil or criminal court. (Meaning, where the plaintiff won.) A case where such a dispute was settled out of court would also suffice.
This just illustrates your misunderstanding of the situation. Mods are either derived or original works. All such works are protected by copyright. Literally EVERY copyright claim ever is such an example case.
I'm absolutely positive that if China gave more than two craps about copyright, 300 heroes (Clone of LOL) and H.A.V.E and Final Combat (Korean and Chinese clones of TF2) would have been sued into oblivion.
Aug 31, 2013mrbaggins posted a message on [v3.7] AMIDST - Strongholds, Village, Biome, Etc. Finder. [1.7.4]Having the same issue where 3.0 doesn't run at all. Windows 8 machine.Posted in: Minecraft Tools
Downloaded the 3.1 beta, instead I now get "Error extracting JAR data"
I downloaded the nomal MC launcher, ran it, downloaded packages, tried again, same thing.
Edit: Ran rebug version of 3.1
Error is a FileNotfound exception for the minecraft.jar in the %appdata% directory. But I most assuredly DO have that file there.
Edit: Closer look is it also can't find launcher_profiles.json in the same directory, which is NOT in that folder. (Or anywhere else?)
Screen shot: http://i.imgur.com/UBwofYn.png
Dec 19, 2012Posted in: Minecraft ModsQuote from VandyMcnoob
Use MCedit, and use the prune option. In short, lets you select chunks you want to keep, then "prune" the map down. When you explore those chunks again, will re-generate using the ores added in the new mods
Edit: Make sure back up your worlds and watch some tutorials first
It's a really effective method if all you do is cave and stuff. You have the disadvantage that you'll end up mining some stuff twice, but realistically, it's not a huge deal, so just prune back to the chunks you've built in (Make sure you're certain what these are) and depending on what you've done in the world, this could be as few as 20 chunks. (Or even less)
Dec 14, 2012Posted in: Minecraft ModsQuote from shanemiller89
So as it stands now, I see it as very beneficial to only use Logisitics pipes for my storage network. At this point I'd only want redpower for the wiring, frames, and aesthetic additions. However, is there any advantages a redpower2 based sorting system could have that a logistics pipes system would not?
Redpower is built around the philosphy of "No magic blocks" which logistics really, REALLY isn't. Logistic pipes are great, and the equivalent set up in RP2-6 will be managers and sorting machines. They just feel far more "Real" than a special pipe that's smart enough to do what it does. The overlap of chassis pipes with the original Logistics Pipes makes it feel kind of clunky, and personally the only really awesome feature it has over RP2 is the crafting pipes that communicate with an auto-crafting table, which is far harder than RP2 can do it currently.
Hopefully one of the hidden bonuses or next projects that gets added to RP2 is an autocrafting solution in some form. Project tables new plans seem like the Tier1 version of something awesome that will be coming soon.
Now, to the tosspots telling people that RP2 should be open source, the answer, as a dev, is a resounding "God no, please god no".
"Good software arises when one or more very good programmers work closely full time together over a period of time developing, maintaining and improving it."
You open up a gargantuan number of problems by doing so, not the least of which involves taking something you've worked on extensively over a long period of time and basically giving it away for free to whoever feels like taking it. That is only one part of a large number of issues.
- Elo would end up having to be a source code manager as opposed to a developer, making it harder to steer the project, add features she feels necessary and keep control.
- MASSIVE amounts of time end up being dedicated to management and control instead of ideas and development. Given that time is already her biggest (And arguably, only) issue, this is a problem.
- The Minecraft community is filled with a huge number of idiots who all think they know better than everyone how something should be done, filling the code base with pointless forks, commits and pull requests.
- The gains are almost non-existant. What we would have now would be a version of 1.2.5 that has been ported up. Any other features would be user-requests, and implementing them would almost certainly be against the ideas that Elo has for the mod as a whole.
If you would push for RP2 to be OSS, then you should also push TC3 as well. And every other mod. And it simply won't happen. Becoming OSS is not a shortcut to quicker update times, and I would argue that it would in fact generally slow them down.
Yes, you might (very big might) have a ported copy of 1.2.5 RP in your 1.4 world. But it would have a large number of bugs still, and would not have any of the new features. And then, when Elo DOES want to add a feature, she has to work around the hacks, coding conventions, mistakes, thought processes and more of the people who rushed through to get a non-crashing version out ASAP after an update.
Not. Worth. It.
I would also like to remind people that Elo is, in a way, responsible for nearly EVERY mod in existence working well together, as she is a core contributor (or at the very least, was) to the Forge project. It's her Ore Dictionary in there, and I'm sure other people could list many more things that she has added. In the 1.3 update, she helped with that BEFORE even beginning working on her own mods, which most other authors didn't need to do, so when they all got going, she had to start updating from scratch.
Dec 13, 2012Posted in: Minecraft ModsQuote from buizerd
is there something like a proximity sensor in redpower?
Not as yet, but Elo has stated that a variety of sensors are on her list of cool ideas to look at. (The light sensor is the first)
Dec 10, 2012Posted in: Minecraft ModsQuote from TecmagDiams
And just because I want to toss it out there, my two cents on the whole "Mod Pack" debate is this:
If you can't use mods without permission, and permission is only given to well established packs (because otherwise it tends to open to the public for pack usage) then how will any new packs ever come around? Honestly, Minecraft mods alone are useless. If you could only have a single mod, no one would care about using mods.
FTB is a perfect example of what a coordinated, high quality submission of a new pack is designed to look like. It's the very definition of the thing you claim can't happen.
Why shouldn't people be encouraged to get as many mods that they like into one pack and distribute it so others who share similar tastes can enjoy them? No mod would be popular if people were not putting mods together. Not to mention, you are making a mod for someone else's game, don't act so entitled over something that can't even work on it's own. If you didn't want people to use it, why would you distribute it, and if you want people to use it, why should you care HOW they are using it, as long as the end-user is using it in the same way anyways?
Because they are the one's developing it. They own the copyright, and as such it is their right to decide how the content is delivered. You have every right to disagree, but just because you disagree does not remove you from the system that is in place. If, for example, a mod author wanted to create a revenue stream from their mod, then they need to be in control of that delivery mechanism 100% of the time.
Bollocks. Not only has FTB disproven this (With tekkit/technic being "the only pack of popular mods) but it simply isn't true anyway.If FTB is the only pack that ever uses popular mods, no other pack will ever be popular.
I personally don't believe monopolies are moral, even more so when they are information monopolies. Information should be shared.
Completely agree. However, mods are NOT information, they are content. Information is everything you can find on wikipedia. Mods, games, art, novels, movies and a whole bunch of other stuff is NOT information, even if it's made of ones and zeroes. There is no information monopoly going on here because this is not about the dissemination of information, it is about the rights of a copyright holder to disclose their content under whatever means they like. You may as well be angry at movie studios for putting stuff out at the movies for up to 12 months before releasing to DVD. That is their choice, with their content.
There are much more proactive solutions then sitting around fretting about people using your mod in a pack, which is no different then them using it in a series of mods they found and installed manually except that it is easier for the end-user.
It is completely different, for all the reasons I have already listed, but also because if it's in a pack, it makes it infinitely harder to get through the paywall and encourage donations or recover ad-revenue. The rules on the Technic forums have over 50k views. Assuming that for everyone who views it twice, there's someone who didn't even read it (And lets face it, a 1 in 10 forum member sign up would be generous) that's 50,000 people who would have instead seen Elo's download page and ad.fly links. That's a fair whack of change.
To whoever it was that said Tekkit isn't making money, I laugh heartily at your naivety.
Dec 9, 2012Posted in: Minecraft ModsQuote from Schilcote
Eh. As much as I hate to get into a technic argument, one must realize that Technic as we know it came about completely unintentionally. They published the pack as just a thing between friends, and then suddenly a whole bunch of people downloaded it. The modders, somewhat justifiably mind you, got ed at them for distributing without permission- for something they didn't actually mean to do.
So it's understandable, if not justifiable, that they wouldn't be very keen on begging for permission.
But this doesn't follow at all. If you make a colossal screw up like that, you start getting down and licking boots. You beg for forgiveness and cry for permission. You don't set up a profit turning venture and continue to go against the wishes of those you have wronged.
Dec 5, 2012Posted in: Minecraft ModsQuote from simmareth
pretty sad when you have to write down the page you last read to see if any REAL news about red power was posted, then having to come back and find out the in the last 15 pages it's all still a bunch of useless that belongs in a chat room.
Click "Go to first unread post"
Weep at the state of this thread.
Quote from phoxy866
please i must ask.
why the big wait ? why wait for a massive update and not doing small updates ?
i dont know much about making mods. thats why i had to ask
Because 1.3 totally borked the mod, and by the time she was getting close to finishing the update, 1.4 had already come out, breaking more stuff. If it was finished, it would have been out.
Dec 4, 2012Posted in: Minecraft ModsQuote from Tybot
I'm planning on something similar, with a couple of small differences.
The forward and back heads will be fully extendable, which means they'll be like sideways mounted quarry heads. So as the main structure stays stationary, both forward and back extend out to tunnel bore. Hopefully this will be a lot more power efficient and it should help prevent having to chase down your tunnel bore too far after it's been running for a while. The only hurdle to figure out would be chunk loading for the mining heads, as I hear world anchors don't update the area they load if moved by frame. Haven't tested any of this yet for obvious reasons, so we'll see. Maybe chunk loading turtles?
Side to side will be much like your top and bottom, will have to retract when not in use and extend 2 blocks when in use. Top and bottom gets trickier. You're forced to make a smaller head for it to fit right, so it will have to work similar to old school stutter heads, except it will have to move in 2 directions. This means it'll take a lot longer to dig up and down, but the way I'm going to build it, once it gets down to the desired y-level it's not going to be doing a lot of up and down anymore.
And because this is going to take a lot of space, I'm not going to be doing any ore processing on the miner, it'll all get shipped home. I think power will have to be imported from an external source too. Even with just mining, I have no idea how large I have to build this. I know how to do caterpillar drives, but I need to learn more compact versions to keep it down to a manageable size.
Sounds nice. Hadn't considered mining in two directions. I was gonna make this thing have a periscope up with the chest on it when it was finished Your idea definitely sounds doable.
Quote from Stekenxu
I'm sorry... but do you even know how the ore dictionary works on a technical level?
Do you? While he might have made a tiny mistake, the rest of his post is exactly right.
Quote from eculc
umm...no. have you actually looked at RP's textures? Elo has made all the textures from RP2 by hand. the only (possible) exception to this is the shape of the ingots, though I hardly believe that counts as just a "modified version"
Have you looked at them?
Dec 4, 2012I'm trying to work out how I can make a fully 6 degrees of freedom mining box. I think the smallest I can make is 11x11x9 or so. The problem is that at least two axes must be able to extend or retract 2 blocks in order to slip in behind the mining face of the final axis.Posted in: Minecraft Mods
You need a 6x6x5 or so "Engine" for movement in the middle, and then a "Front and back" of say, 9x9 each, but then to go upward, you need to be able to have those 9x9's retract by a couple of blocks. Then, to go sideways, both the 9x9's need to retract, as well as the roof and floor of the thing.
I think it's doable, I have a plan anyway.
Anyone else got any ideas? This will be my big target project once I have RP. Will initially be button controlled, then probably shifted to a Computer Craft computer (I really am not a fan of postfix and prefix notation languages).
Nov 26, 2012Wouldn't a better use of sorters in a "Too many things to sort" problem be to have them all lined up as a wall, with a filter pumping items into their shared input?Posted in: Minecraft Mods
++++-----FILTER----CHEST SSSS ++++ | ++++ |||| CCCC
Where S is Sorting machines and C is chests? Make the sorting machines have no default path, and they act as filters for 30+ items. You could have the chests at the bottom spread anywhere, as long as the lines going to them are painted properly.
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Sep 2, 2011It most definitely is NOT left handed wielding of blocks. Look at the texture, it goes left for at least two blocks, meaning that unless you can hold a block that is actually two blocks or more long, this isn't the item he's holding.Posted in: News
The sand that is closer to the person is at LEAST 19 pixels across. Which is more than the 16 it would be if it were one block.
Also, when holding a block, the shape of the block in your hand does not correspond to the shape shown in the picture at all.
Consequently, the sand in the picture is actually sand that has been placed, and the only reason we can see the section of the chest that we can is because the screenshot is taken with a Field of View (FOV) different to what the normal is (Which is confirmed as a new feature anyway)
Aug 6, 2011Posted in: News
Again. A company can surely try to sue others for using a word, but that won't get companies anywhere.
Because you can NOT. OWN. A. WORD.
I don't know where you got your nonsense about the ability to own an actual word, but stop ridiculing yourself.
You can own business terms and titles, but you surely can't prevent other companies from using a part of that for their own - unless you'd have all those variations registered as well. Look if you want to be ignorant to this, have it your way. I'm not going to attempt educating someone who doesn't even want common sense.
No, you don't "own the word". I even stated that in my last post. You do however own all rights to the commercial use of the word and similar words on and in creative works and commercial products.
Again. A company can surely try to sue others for using a word, but that won't get companies anywhere.
Yes it does. If you start a chain of things, or a company, you want the rights to that name and similar names to be protected. So you can't start a "Banana Corp" that makes "bPhones". It will get shot. to. pieces. You will be given a letter pretty much identical to the one Mojang has received. However, unlike Mojang, you will LOSE the case and be forced to rename, settle and pay monies.
unless you'd have all those variations registered as well
No! This is exactly WHY you get a trademark registered. To help prevent other people using similar names and logos to your own. I'm guessing that Zinimax is mainly using a dilution argument.
Also an important line here:
"The law in most jurisdictions also allows the owner of a registered trademark to prevent unauthorized use of the mark in relation to products or services which are identical or "colourfully" similar to the "registered" products or services, and in certain cases, prevent use in relation to entirely dissimilar products or services"
Great examples here, where McDonalds has successfully gotten various named companies/businesses/items renamed :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonald's_legal_cases#Trademark_and_copyright. It is also worth noting the ones that FAILED, and why. This will be what happens with the current situation, however it is important that Zinimax DO this, as it is part of trademark law that they defend their trademark.
Aug 6, 2011Posted in: News
It's not like I praise Notch into the heavens, but even for an idiot (self reference) it's not hard to see what the bad side is here. Bethesda and ZeniMax trying to enforce their dictatorship on the word "Scrolls". Imagine if you made a game and got sued for the name containing one similar word used in other titles? Just to give you a very casual example, imagine if those pathetic developers of that pathetic game call of duty sue Call of Juarez because it has "Call of" in common and makes them too similar?
It's just ridiculous. Screw Bethesda. They are a hundred times more the money-grabbing and community extorting bastards that Notch could ever hope to be.
They would have. And it got resolved quietly, like the thousands of other cases like this.
Aug 6, 2011Posted in: News
You are completely misguided. Those are product lines and phrases that are already registered, so therefore starting up a company with those EXACT names is impossible. However, that doesn't mean the word "apple" itself is something owned by Apple. It's not like a farmer is being sued when he is in fact offering to sell someone an APPLE. Or for that matter, neither are other companies around the globe sued for having "Apple" in their name. Even if they would get sued, that would lead to nothing, considering ONE CAN'T OWN A WORD.
YES. YOU. CAN.
Or more accurately, you can own all the rights to it, by making it a trademark of your company. Making it a trademark also means that other people can't use SIMILAR things for their own business.
other companies around the globe sued for having "Apple" in their name.
Name a company with "Apple" in the name, as a brand, not an actual apple. I KNOW you can't do it without google, and I don't like your chances WITH it.
There is a reason for this.
therefore starting up a company with those EXACT names is impossible.
Not denying that for a second.
But if you started up a business called "L-Mart" I'm sure Walmart would have a thing or two to say about it. Likewise if you started "Nick's shoes" or made a site called "Stevie's App store" for programs you make.
Aug 6, 2011Posted in: NewsQuote from Rhyam
Actually some people are reading it, and finding themselves fairly pissed off that Bethesda would do something so utterly stupid to begin with. There is no copyright on "Scrolls" and Mojang is working towards copyrighting it, even if Bethesda contests it. There is no way either game name is similar, only by one single word. If they really want to play hardball, power to em, but in the end, it's the legal systems between both game company's that will battle it out. I must admit, it is pretty ****ed they would do that.
The fact that you're saying "Copyright" shows you don't know enough about IP and trademarks.
Zinimax OWNS "The Elder Scrolls" name. Plain and simple. They own it. It is theirs. Hopefully no one contests that.
Notch wants to own "Scrolls" as a name. When he applied, Zinimax would have been told that someone wants to make name containing a word that is contained in their name.
Zinimax NEEDS to defend their Trademark. If they don't, then they are not meeting the requirements of said trademark, and will lose it, meaning anyone could buy the rights to it, then sue THEM.
So. They defend it, by issuing a C&D to Mojang Spec. Normal course of action would be Mojang getting an IP lawyer to send back another 15 page letter saying that the two items are distinctly different, about different things, and that they can quite frankly stick their requests for legal costs up their ass, as long as everyone involved agrees not to stop on each others toes.
And life goes on.
These usually NEVER make common knowledge, and happen ALL the time. The media just loves running with it, especially when it's a big corporation involved.
Aug 6, 2011Noone is reading anything in this thread.Posted in: News
You CAN own a word.
Nike owns "Air"
Apple owns... Apple.
Paris Hilton owns "That's hot!"
Donald Trump couldn't get "You're fired" because it was too similar to the already owned "You're hired"
End result of all of this is nothing will happen, this is the way TM laws work. Stop bitching about it and read some info before going all "ZOMG NEVER BUYING GAMES FROM THESE PEOPLE AGAIN!!!!111One"
Aug 6, 2011Posted in: NewsQuote from Wooly_Jumper
This is utterly stupid. No one can own a word.
Scrolls- Derived from the game 'Elder Scrolls' by Bethesda.
You totally can. Go make ANYTHING with "Apple" in the title. Especially electronics. Good luck with that.
IIRC, Coca cola owns that particular shade of red too... And Nike has trademarked "Air"
Aug 6, 2011Just adding more things to show what you can trademark IF YOU HAVE A MARKETSHARE.Posted in: News
Paris Hilton owns "That's hot" when using it to advertise products.
Charlie Sheen owns "Duh, winning". So don't go putting that phrase into any games you design.
Donald Trump TRIED to trademark "You're fired" but lost because of a boardgame which had trademarked "You're hired". He can either buy the rights to the trademark from the company involved, or appeal.
Aug 6, 2011Reposting here from other thread. MAybe it'll educate some folks.Posted in: News
There is a MONUMENTALLY HUGE difference between copyright and trademarking. You can totally trade mark common words. "Apple" "Colorado" "Kerosene" "Biro" "Esky" "Ping Pong" are just some off the top of my head. You cannot make something with a name similar to, or containing those items without getting a trademark letter.
Often, if the products are notably different and there is a reason for the particular usage, it's fine. My example earlier "Apples & Oranges - Fruit Store" would probably not need to change their logo. Even though Apple has absolutely no affiliation with fruit. Woolworths (The walmart of Australia) had a trademark infringement from Apple over their logo. Look at this to see how stupid it was.
Trademark letters often mean ABSOLUTELY NOTHING serious. It's just a requirement of OWNING one, that you DEFEND it. Even when it might seem silly to the common public. At the bottom of that link, it says "Less than 5% of such actions make it to court".
They happen all the time. People think it means so much more than it really does.
Aug 5, 2011Go read up on some trademark law people. This happens when any name is similar, any logo is similar, or any other trademarked name/item/logo/picture/thing is similar to someone elses application for a trademark.Posted in: News
It's not a big deal. It happens ALL the time. The media just loves going" ZOMG THIS COMPANY IS BIG AND EVIL AND SUING SOMEONE" when in reality it's just making sure they defend their trademark (Which if they don't, basically becomes null and void).
So if you make a fruit and veg store, and the logo is an apple and an orange, called "Apples and oranges" then expect a letter from Steve Jobs. IT HAPPENS. It means Sweet-f-a
Aug 5, 2011Geezuz christ people. Welcome to the world of trademark infringement. One of two things happens.Posted in: News
Notch pays for the rights to use the word "Scrolls" as the title. Bethesda getssome cash.
Notch changes the name of the game to something else. Given that it hasn't even come out yet, this isn't a big deal!
Jul 28, 2011From his twitter:Posted in: News
at least you can make them stop teleporting by looking directly at them now.
The Endermen are peaceful. If you look straight at them, they freeze and look at you. When you look away again, they run fast. And teleport.
They run TOWARDS you, not away. So if you happen to look at one, do not look away.
(they stop being peaceful if you look straight at them)
Jul 27, 2011It's not a freaking desert. It's a beach. The sand is only two tiles high, and there's snow on the far right bank. I'd say there's even water between the one holding dirt and the one holding sand.Posted in: News
Safe conclusions from pic:
It's 3-4 blocks tall (closer to 3 I think)
It can hold blocks.
It can break blocks (The hole right in front of the camera).
The only spawn at night.
They're hostile (else they would be creepy).
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