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    • Crysyn

      Only help if you can be helpful

      Hey All, A topic has come up of late in the IRC channel in regards to the general feel of the forums and the community that supports them. Things have progressed further than I would have liked with out this being addressed more publicly because I would much rather have snubbed this out sooner rather than later.. but I have been busy. Here is the general rule I would like people to follow: Wheaton's Law "Don't be a dick." Those of you from the IRC channel know that this is the only rule I ask people in there to follow and we generally have a good and lively time chatting about all manner of things. This is basic rule that just about everyone understands and I am going to expand it to the forums from here moving forward. If you can not help people in a helpful and polite manner then I simply ask you to stop. Now I generally take a back seat to moderating the forums as I like to participate in the suggestions forum fairly heavily at times and would rather do so as a forums user than a moderator. But I am also fairly well known for being the person who constantly puts their foot down and so I am stepping up and doing so on here. If you find yourself unable to respond to a message politely then I ask that you do not respond. This mostly focuses on the increasing level of hostility found within the Suggestion forum as well as the Server forum. I do not care if this is the 30th some odd time you have seen someone make the same suggestion. Or even if the new post on an older topic is one entry above the old one. I expect the members of this forum to respond politely to the user, new or old, and point to the older topic if it applies and even go the extra step to suggest they either add in new information or to summarize the outcome of the previous discussion based upon the new post's entry into it. That is what we are here for, that is why I close most topics instead of deleting them, so that they can be found and referenced down the road. The next topic is the slew of derailment attempts I have seen as of late. If you want to have fun and joke around that is what the off topic forum is for and pretty much anything goes there. I do not expect to read a suggestion thread and have to go through 3 pages of image memes people have shot back and forth. Quite simply this is a waste of my time to read and then have to clean up. Now for the summary. I am going to start taking a more active role, especially in policing the suggestion forum, and handing out warn levels to people whom I see doing this. These will be indiscriminate and applied not to just the first person who derails or is impolite on a topic or response, but to everyone whom follows the lead of that person. As I do not like doing things with out giving you all warning this post shall serve as that warning. If you have a desire to bring this topic up with me then I invite you to do so on the IRC channel. Lets raise the level of quality and grow the community. Let us not descend into the quality often found on the minecraft or league of legend forums. There is simply no need for that here. Be passionate about things, just do not be abusive.
    • Kittychanley

      Offline Servers

      Recently I've seen a few server listings showing up on the first page of the Servers forum that have been closed for an extended period of time, but have recently gotten a reply from a new member who didn't realize the server is offline. To help prevent this from happening in the future, it would be greatly appreciated if you could use the report function on the original post of any servers that have been confirmed as offline, so that the topic may be locked. If you are the admin of a server and plan on taking the server offline, please use the report function on the original post of your topic to let the TFC Staff know that the topic should be locked. If you are the admin of a server that has a locked topic, and would wish to bring the server back online, please use the report function on the original post of the topic to let the TFC Staff know that the topic should be unlocked. As always, please remember to follow rule #3 of the servers forum and update your topic title to contain the version of TFC that the server is currently running. You can do so by editing the OP, and then clicking on "Use Full Editor."

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  1. Food decay & preservation

    Crops always did this. The respawn is spring was less than initial worldgen.
  2. Food decay & preservation

    In minecraft there is no scheduled ticks. Basically everything ticks randomly and you just decide if something should happen based on number of ticks that have passed. So for example tree growth in 1.7.10. When you planted a sapling it got tagged with a time stamp. Then every time it randomly ticked it would check if the appropriate number of ticks had passed using the time stamp. If enough had passed it would roll to grow. In 1.7.10 the chests ticked randomly, which is how things cooled and rotted in them. Vanilla inventories do not tick, which is why things didn’t rot until you removed them and they randomly ticked in your inventory catching up on rot.
  3. Simple "playability" changes.

    This is something for server owners to do if they choose, not something that should be done by default. What Iadded in my 1.7.10 fork was the respawning of resources at a very low rate. This was a config for debris, berry bushes andseaweed. I plan to include this in the 1.12+ version. In addition I’d link respawn to spawn protection so they did not regenerate in player bases.
  4. Submit Questions for FAQ

    1. Yes. See the FAQs for more complete answer. 2. There are thoughts, but nothing definitive. I think mechanical energy system is likely idea we’d like to add. 3. Again nothing definitive. Definitely two tool stuff. Maybe casts poured using mold in one hand vessel in other. The vanilla bow no shield restriction. Don’t know what else. Yes cave in will be included. Yes we want to have more stable caves. Beyond that no firm plans. Generally we want things to be more intuitive and have more in-game info. Not sure how to achieve this yet. The flow of progression will be tweaked. There will be some general rebalancing of things.
  5. Submit Questions for FAQ

    One of the things we are putting together to keep the community informed is a FAQ for the project to give an idea of where this project is going and what you can expect. So for that I need to know what you want to know. So please post questions you feel are important and ones you'd like answered. Thing like "Is this a port or are you adding new things?", "How can I contribute?" "Are you allowed to make this port?" etc. Please post your questions here. The FAQs will be posted here on forum andon subreddit.We won’t be answering them in this thread,
  6. Simple "playability" changes.

    I thinkI’d want to partly address the clay in dry biomes issue, by decreasing the amount of the world that is dry. I’d like more variety of decor for wetter biomes and for dry to be less prevalent. Or at least reduce odds of vast dry areas. The bigger issue we need to address is the question of were the challenge will be. You don’t want to have all things everywhere as TFC is an exploration mods as well. TFC very much has a feast and famine issue for a lot of resources, which isn’t inherently a bad thing, but where it is needs to be thought out. I like the game design of struggle to achieve a goal, but achievement also gives you something to reduce that struggle. As we get the basics in place we’ll need to decide how we are making TFC a challenge.
  7. A call for Artists

    With us now being able to make the project public we can now have folks in the wider TFC community contribute to the project. One big need we have is for art assets. We will have a definite need for textures and sprites as well as logos and other art to update the look for TFC for the 1.12+ port. So if you have some skills to contribute we'd very much appreciate it. The pixel art should remain in the style of TFC so that it fits with the colour palette and style of the other blocks. Also remember that we can layer textures (see the workbenches and bookshelves for example).The other art we are happy to consider any styles, but should invoke the feel of TFC. Also feel free to use TFC in place of Terrafirmacraft. Pixel Art Needed: Doors andtrapdoors. We would love to have different styles for the various wood types. Currently they are just the basic vanilla doors retextured to the the TFC wood. Fruit tree bark textures. I'd like to have unique bark textures for various fruit trees. Shield textures. We've not started programming in TFC'd shields, but would like to have different styles for the various wood types. Art Needed: Logo: Something that can be used for the discord, GitHub account, Twitteretc. Most of these are square logos.The current one is just a placeholder I threw together. Banners: New art that can be used in various places. I will be adding to this list as we other things are needed.
  8. I appreciate the effort being put in here. Just be aware implementing anything like this will be a little later. Just don’t want you discouraged by use not commenting or implemented.
  9. TFC1 1.12+ port

    Beyond what Dries said there is also the concept of not being a dick. I have been involved with this community for years now and have gotten to know the devs, addon authors and pack makers. TFC is opensource, so permission is explicitly given to use the code and assets. ButI have great respect for Bioxx and everyone who has contributed to TFC, so I want the project to move forward with clear permission given. I’m pretty sure most if not all others involved in this project feel the same.
  10. A call for Artists

    It’s fine.
  11. A call for Artists

    Thanks. They look good. I’ll give them a test. We will be giving credit to those who contribute to the project. Definitely on the repo and on wiki when we get one going later. I will be sorting out a submission process so it’s clear you agree to our license and get credited.
  12. Submit Questions for FAQ

    This is a thread to submit questions for the FAQs. If you’d like to make suggestions or debate features please make a new thread. I will leave the off topic posts for a day to allow you to copy them, then I will be cleaning up this thread.
  13. WIP [TFC-0.79.29] TerraFirmaProgressivePack

    TNFC uses a forked and heavily modified version of TFC. Making our stuff work with otherpacks or even extra mods is challenging to say the least.
  14. TFC1 1.12+ port

    The best way to actively participate is by joining the discord. Localisation is likely not going to be done until late alpha. Until then there isn’t much I can say beyond help will be welcome. The current wiki will not be touched by us. Once this project develops further we’ll start building a wiki. Like this project we will administer it and get help from the community.
  15. Submit Questions for FAQ

    Those things haven’t been decided or discussed yet. In general we do not want to have binary situations especially when decided by RNG.
  16. Shield Concept Art and Discussion

    One suggestion might be for the straps you hold being leather instead of metal.
  17. FAQs - Terrafirmacraft 1.12+ This is a list of questions we have been asked about the project. These are our best answers as of this moment. Things will likely change in small and large ways so don’t take these as binding. If you have more questions please post them in our question thread on the forum or give Bunsan a poke in the TFC-talk channel of our discord. What is this exactly? The goal of this project is to take the gameplay, mechanics and feel of TFC and recreate it in 1.12+. It is like a port in that we want it to feel like the 1.7.10 version, but it isn’t a true port as we are rewriting most of the code. This project was started by Dries007, the blessing of Bioxx, and is not associated with TFC2, nor is it associated with TFC+ or any other forks of TFC. Is this 1.7.10 Terrafirmacraft fixed to work in 1.12? The default position for all features is that the 1.12 version will replicate the final 1.7.10 version as much as possible. As this is a rewrite we will slowly add in these features through the alpha builds. Changes and refinements will then be made, but the starting point will be based on 1.7.10 version. We know that there are some great ideas out there for expanding TFC and we have some ideas of our own, but for now we need a good base of code with the key mechanics to work from. Who are you and how do I know you won’t just break my heart? The development team consists of Dries007 and Bunsan. Both are prominent members of the TFC community who have extensive experience with the TFC and its code. TFC is a very large mod and so the success of this project will greatly depend on contributions from the community. We are assembling a group of people from the community who can contribute to the mod development to help guide this project. We have the experience and skills to bring TFC to 1.12+ and are committed to seeing the project through. Dries007 is the leader of the project and the gatekeeper of the mods code. He is a prominent member of the TFC community and contributed to 1.7.10 TFC and developed a number of add-on mods as well as other minecraft mods. He is a busy engineering student and an international man of mystery. Bunsan is Community manager for the project. He is best known as a co-author of the TechNodefirmacraft and TerrafirmaPack modpacks and a couple of TFC addons. He spent a lot of years in school, but none of in for programming. He is a self-taught Java coder and so his role will predominantly be communications, PR and general organization. Although he will dabble in code a bit. When will it be finished, when can I play it? We don’t have a timeline at this point. We will have development builds available, but we don’t know when a playable version will be ready. This is a big project that is being done in our spare time. A lot will also depend on the community. We welcome and encourage contributions from the community. The more skilled people we have contributing the faster the progress. We will keep everyone up to date on the progress on a number of platforms. We will post on the forums, the discord channel (https://invite.gg/terrafirmacraft) and the subreddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/TerraFirmaCraft/). So how can I help? There is a lot of areas in the project where you can help, directly with the mod, with the forum, the wiki, the subreddit and the discord. We need people to contribute code, texture, sounds, models, art assets (for forum/subreddit/discord channel), moderate and beta test. We are going to be very picky as to what is added to the mod to keep it clean and clear. So don’t be offended if we don’t use your contribution or rewrite some or all of what you’ve contributed. This will apply to all aspects, from code, to textures, to forum etc. We will do our best to provide the tools, examples and guidance needed, but be prepared for critique, criticism or us simply saying thanks, but no thanks. There is a roadmap here (TODO put roadmap <— there). If you have a particular skill set then give us a poke to let them know about your skill set and what you’d like to contribute. So if I’m not an expert I can’t help? You don’t have to be an expert. You can help and we want you to help. There will be a great need for beta testers, we will need ideas and input from the community and just being an active part of the community helps. You can also work with others who compliment your skills to tackle larger tasks. Most of the initial coding needs a good amount of experience with Java and Minecraft modding, but some is straightforward code using existing code example. Even if you aren’t an expert we encourage you to fork the repository (https://github.com/TerraFirmaCraft/TerraFirmaCraft) and mess around in the code or try your hand at textures (I recommend GIMP, a free graphic program). Many of us are self-taught and learned by messing about. What about all the bugs and compatibility issues? We’ve referred to this as a port, but we are rewriting a majority of the code. This means we can fix the various bugs and compatibility issues that existed. This also allows us to provide a lot of configuration options for players to adjust variables to their liking. The config options won’t be included at first, but it is our intention to include as many as possible. There is also a lot of new tools provided by Forge which will allow a lot more compatibility. For example we plan to change the way food, health and damage is handled to keep the feel of TFC, but allow other mods food, weapons etc to work with TFC. However TFC is a full conversion mod, we are aiming to make it compatible as possible, but there will always be some compatibility issues. What all mechanics from 1.7.10 be included? Mostly yes. Most features we intend to include, but there are a few that won’t be added. The detailed chiseling will not be included. I was amazing for decor, but is not necessary for any gameplay elements. We feel Chisel and Bits does a great job and there is no need to replicate it. Stairs and slabs are now actual blocks and will behave like normal stairs and slabs. The taste system. It was an interesting concept, but never really caught on with most players. It was not an intuitive system and its randomness made for very weird results. We don’t feel the time to include this is justified. We do want to include a skill for cooking and have various ideas, but these will be added later. Food weight. I really enjoyed the weighted stacks for food, but it creates a lot of compatibility issues. We plan to have food items be normal item stacks like vanilla food. This means a lot of the food mechanics will change, but will still exist. We will still have meals, decay, nutrients etc. Trimming decay from food. We will still have decay mechanics, but you won’t need to trim decay from food. Each food item will have a chance to decay, which will cause it to disappear. The decay rate will still be changed based on how it is preserved and stored, but instead of getting a percentage of decay the item will just disappear. So if you have a full stack of apples each one will roll to decay and the stack will be reduced by the number that rolled to decay. What about worldgen? I hate walking 10k blocks to find things. We are keeping the same worldgen. We do want to keep the look and feel of TFC. We are fixing the worldgen bugs and trying to find better methods to fix performance issues, particularly with ore vein generation. We do want to keep the exploration aspect of TFC, but will include the ability to adjust a lot of the worldgen variables so you can reduce the average size of the rock biomes for example. The higher sea level will also be kept, but it also will be configurable. We will also continue to have fresh and salt water, but will work to fix many of the compatibility issues associated with having a non-vanilla water. Will you be expanding the mod with new stuff? Yes. We plan to continue TFC and expand on it, but first we want to get a working version that resembles 1.7.10. We will continue to limit the scope of the mod, so don’t expect rocket ships or modern items. We do want to add new mechanics and items that fit within the TFC timeframe and improve the current ones. We understand TFC community is passionate and many people, myself included, know the “right” way things should be done and the “right” direction to take the mod. We won’t be able to satisfy everyone with new content. Which is why compatibility and configurability are important goals for the project. We want to provide the tools for addons, modpacks etc. that allow the community to have the player experience they want. I loved addon [mod name] will you add its features to TFC? We don’t discount adding content from addons, but have no current plans to do so. As the base code of TFC will change so much all we’d likely be able to use is concepts and art assets, but would talk to those authors before doing so. Many addon authors have already expressed a desire to help with this project. That said TFC adds so much already we don’t want it to become bloated. So it may be best for things that don’t contribute to gameplay to be added with an addon. I have a great idea/there a mod that does something you should add. We definitely don’t want to discourage the community from coming up with new ideas, but as we are focused in getting a working mod up and going, we won’t be discussing or including these ideas at this time. The discord channel (https://invite.gg/terrafirmacraft) is a great place for these type of discussions and we will be expanding our forum section to provide an area for these types of discussions as well. We will be asking the contributors and the community at large for input on specific portions of the mod when we are adding them. What about TFC2? Will you add any of its new stuff? TFC2 is still Bioxx’s project and has a different design plan. There isn’t a current plan to use any portions of it in this project. There are a couple of exceptions. We’ve added the 3 new wood types he added to TFC2 and we are looking at using his concept of tree schematics for tree generation. Could you use the animal model I made for TFC2? We would like to have a lot more animals in TFC, but this is not something we’ve contemplated yet. Use of these models would only be done with the blessing of Bioxx and the contributors. Will you be including options for different languages? Yes. We are hoping to be able to automate a lot of the creation of localisation files, but will need help with proof reading. Can I use my 1.71.10 world? No this will not be possible. Will the 1.7.10 addons I love work with this version? No they will no work without being rewritten.
  18. Submit Questions for FAQ

    It won't really be necessary to report 1.7.10 bugs as this isn't so much a port as a rewrite. A lot of the backend stuff will be completely different. But feel free to join the discord and chat about it. I've not answered the boat question directly in the FAQs, so I will only say that we don't have plans to change the boats at all (they will just have TFC wood colours). I can see where it would be nice to have some small storage in boats, but that is something for late alpha.
  19. Shield Concept Art and Discussion

    For modelling tools. You can try Bioxx's MCMP. Info is on this forum. MrCrayfish has one as wellhttps://mrcrayfish.com/tools?id=mc that is free and highly recommended Cubik Studio is another, but it isn't free.https://cubik.studio or there is a list on the minecraft wiki that may have some useful programshttps://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Programs_and_editors/3D_modeling
  20. TFC1 1.12+ port

    Anything is possible, but not all things are practical. We are sticking with the 1.7.10 worldgen model for the moment. There will be tweaks and changes, but we will not be doing a redesignthat hexes or similar terrain generation would require. Some of the folks who have offered help have experience with worldgen, like delvr the author of Streams and TaeoG who has done a lot of worldgen for his Thaumcraft crossover mod. There has been discussions about allowing different types of worldgen either within this project or through addons. But that is something that won't be looked at until beta.
  21. Shield Concept Art and Discussion

    Number 2 is how it works. You create a model and then tell it to overlay the plank texture. This is how we do a lot of textures. So likely all that will be needed is a shield model json and the call the wood plank texture and the metal sheet texture.
  22. TFC1 1.12+ port

    We’ve not made any decisions or really talked about mobs yet. I certainly would like to have the variety planned for TFC2. When we get to that point we can talk to Bioxx and the contributors about it. As for MCMP that is Bioxx’s program so would be up to him. I believe there are other modelling programs available now. Worldgen currently is akin to 1.7.10. We will definitely be making some changes to it, but we will not be using a hex system at all.
  23. A call for Artists

    You could start your own thread of concept art and textures. We’ll be sorting out the forum sections shortly. I’m not an admin here, so I can’t do it.
  24. Shield Concept Art and Discussion

    The thing with shields is they are models not just textures. So it is a bit more involved that other item sprites. However that also means you don't need to make each shield variation separately as it builds it from components. So one for each wood, one for each metal and then they are combined. We haven't even approached how we will implement shields and if there will be varieties or not. So I'm very happy to see this and is helpful, but understand that for now it is just concept art. So continue playing with this to give us an idea of what to consider when we get to implementing shields.
  25. TFC1 1.12+ port

    I'm working on the FAQs to give everyone a good idea of where we are going and how to help. This is actually a point I'm trying to address. Although we are going to be picky with the code as it is critical to keep it clean and consistent as possible, you don't have to be an expert to contribute. I'm a good example of that, I have no formal training in computers or programming. I regularly refer to myself as a hack for good reason, but I still contribute. I tackle coding I can handle, I read a lot of other mods code to get ideas and I follow Dries code style and examples. I then submit it by Pull Request even though I could merge it myself. That means Dries or others can proof my code, fix my code, redo my code or just say nope. I take all of it as learning experience. I've also taken on the role of Community Manager as that is an area I do have a skill set for and allows others with more experience to focus on code. So the suggestions I have are: Just mess around with the code. It is easy to fork the TFC repository (https://github.com/TerraFirmaCraft/TerraFirmaCraft) and mess around with the code. If it is your forkyou can commit partly complete work or experimentation to different branches. I like to do this because then I don't feel the wider community is reading my code and judging. This will help you learn the code base and get a feel for TFC and then new forge stuff. Also the one thing I strongly suggest you get an understanding of this the generateresources.py python script. This is what generates all the blockstate files. Trust me you don't want to have to write each blockstate json file manually. Mess around in TFC 1.7.10 code. Although we are rewriting a lot of the code it well help you get an idea of how the mechanics are handled in the code. Find collaborators. Teams working on different sections of the code is the most efficient way for the project to progress. Find others with complementary skills to form a small group. In MC mods there is always some grunt code that isn't easily automated for those of us with less Java knowledge. Just participate. Even if it is just posting here, chatting on discord etc. A positive, active community does so much to motivate others to help. As the project progresses new ways of helping will come along. Being a known quantity and having built friendships will allow you to help more and more.