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    posted a message on What have you done recently?

    I really like that city!

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    posted a message on What have you done recently?

    Hey all.


    Plato's Transporters was kinda buggy.....well actually very buggy so I was not able to use it for my airship model. So I've been forced to create a brand new world using MC 1.12.2. There are a lot of mods for that version that have not ported over to 1.16 including one called Valkyrien Skies. It's the best I've seen so far that enables airships to fly. They recently updated again...still at 1.12.2 but eventually they will re-write it for 1.16. Been working on several ship model schematics for a possible modpack. One of them is my design and others I have imported from old world maps which I have optimized for 1.12.2 as well as make adjustments for survival gameplay.


    A few pics......

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    posted a message on Minecraft Tools in C# for 1.14 with full source code

    Can I use your tools to convert a minecraft world from 1.16.1 to 1.12.2 ??

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    posted a message on Plato's Transporters 1.16.1

    I got a response from the modder of Plato's Transporters. He admits there are some bugs and he is already working on it. Perhaps disaster was too strong a word. I just ran into problems in my particular experience due to very specific circumstances. As to the flight characteristics though, the code was imported from another source that didn't have mechanics tuned for an airship. I suggested to him the idea with working with other modders to import code from Valkyrien Skies 1.12...a mod that has solved the flight characteristics for airships as well as block interaction. The source for it is open source and I have already reached out to the VS modders for confirmation. Anybody can take their code and fork it. As well, VS is working on launching a new updated version with more features next year. We'll see how it goes.

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    posted a message on TheMasterCaver's World (version 4 / 4.5)

    I want to explore those area in VR. Fascinating stuff.

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    posted a message on TheMasterCaver's World (version 4 / 4.5)

    Oh my lord! You found that cave that way? How are you able to find places like this? Are you on foot like Iron_Kevin walking non-stop in your world?

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    posted a message on Survival Treehouse - By the seat of my pants

    EDIT: Even more pics....

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    posted a message on Survival Treehouse - By the seat of my pants

    I finished my steampunk airship. It turned out great....in my opinion. A lot of work went into it with the intention of getting it to fly with the new Plato's Transporters mod. Unfortunately, the mod is quite buggy and does not recreate the flight characteristics of a balloon like Davinci's and Archimedes before it. lol the maiden test flight was a disaster!


    I thought the ship was floating and not connected to anything else. Except I missed a piece of scaffolding still connected to the ship and the roof of my treehouse. During ship assembly using the mod controls, it assembled the ship as well as the top floor of my treehouse!!! As I went flying I tore the roof off of my treehouse! lol


    That part was my fault to be sure. But even so, the mod seems to have a maximum number of balloon blocks for a ship and somehow I tore the front half of the balloon from the rest of the ship.


    Did I backup prior to testing? Of course not!!!! The mod does not treat airships like balloons and my ship (minus the front of the balloon), and the top floor of my treehouse, went crashing to the ground below in a fireball of death and destruction! FAIL!!!

    Okay, the fireball didn't happen but it might as well did. Luckily, I was able to use WorldEdit to repair the blocks. It took a while.


    Somehow I was able to park the ship in the sky and it is fully intact. But I am no longer using the mod so it is stuck up in the sky.....for now. Hopefully the mod maker can re-work the code. I hope he does because until then no long journeys for me. But we'll see. In the meantime, here are some pics of my work. I'm proud of it.

    Pics include the interior of the main cabin as well as below decks.

    I put a glass floor in the bottom of the hull.....

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    posted a message on Plato's Transporters 1.16.1

    Has anybody tried Plato's Transporters? It's been coined the "spiritual successor" to Davinci's Vessels which itself was a follow up to Archimedes's Ships.

    Anyways, I tried it with the hopes that it would bring my steampunk airship to life. It was a disaster. I don't want to go into the length of it. What it boils down to is that the airship portion of the new mod does not recreate the flight characteristics of a balloon like the other mods before it.


    Until the mod maker examines the work and figures out what he wants to do I need to ask if a modder out there can attempt to recreate what the Davinci's mod did very well in making entities that fly like a balloon.


    Can someone respond with your thoughts even if you are not a modder?


    Thanks all.

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    posted a message on Iron's journey to the Far Lands - 150 km on tha wayy -

    You're going to be walking until the end of time! Side thought, I wish they would add a hardcore mode where you are required to drink and rest including a sit down action. Okay I need to focus, yeah Kevin I'll pick you up in my airship....assuming I can get the thing to fly. I'll start looking for you soon....or at least your dead body so...you know...your family can bury you properly. Anyways good luckkkkk!!!! :P

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    posted a message on Iron's journey to the Far Lands - 150 km on tha wayy -
    Quote from iron_kevin»

    Hey. I am not going to stop because it would feel for me as a waste of time if I do stop now.


    Thanks :)


    Still not ready with my airship but when I do I will probably pass over you. If I see you I'll pick you up. lol.

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    posted a message on Survival Treehouse - By the seat of my pants
    Quote from Toadrunner»

    I am so impressed with this build and all the work you put into it! Without having any knowledge of engineering, I suspect that if it were a real gas balloon, it would have to be larger to lift the ship. However, even if this were the case, you are allowed artistic license in Minecraft and I really like the way it looks.


    To make the design work I think I need to strike a balance between realism and fantasy. I think I have to get the balloon a touch larger but not too much. Then I have to test the Plato's mod and something tells me it's going to be really buggy. The coder did not use the code from Davinci's mod so the craft behave more like rocket planes than balloons. Still though, he's working on it.


    When I get it working enough so that I am confident driving it then I will start moving stuff in there. It's going to become my home away from home because I am planning on exploring my world. I want to build several map walls while discovering new lands and mysteries buried treasure and the like.

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    posted a message on Survival Treehouse - By the seat of my pants

    The work on the airship continues. Most of the work is done. Currently trying to figure out the correct size and elevation for the balloon itself. I may have to resize and/or move it which may require me to start from scratch. When I am satisfied with the balloon I will connect it formally to the airship. The balloon blocks used are coming from the Plato's Transporters mod. I hear it's buggy so I'm going to backup the world before I test it. I don't want all my hard work exploding like the Hindenburg. I've died 4 times during the build because I keep falling off the edge.....why did it take me until now to remember that you have to stoop when you are near an edge so as not to fall off? Oh well.


    Let me know what you think? Is the balloon size okay? I don't know why I'm asking because I'm going to nitpick at the thing anyway. lol!

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    posted a message on I built an aweome Medieval Sail Ship in Survival Minecraft!

    That's an awesome ship build! A design like that would take me much longer because I suffer a bit from OCD. I would nitpick over every little thing which would make the design process take forever. How long did it take you by the way?

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