Content: Slate Blackcurrant Watermelon Strawberry Orange Banana Apple Emerald Chocolate Marble
Background: Slate Blackcurrant Watermelon Strawberry Orange Banana Apple Emerald Chocolate Marble
Pattern: Blank Waves Notes Sharp Wood Rockface Leather Honey Vertical Triangles
Welcome to TerraFirmaCraft Forums

Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to contribute to this site by submitting your own content or replying to existing content. You'll be able to customize your profile, receive reputation points as a reward for submitting content, while also communicating with other members via your own private inbox, plus much more! This message will be removed once you have signed in.

  • Announcements

    • 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."
stringburka

Is there any up to date tutorial/guide?

15 posts in this topic

So, I've been away from TFC (and minecraft in general) for many months, and lots have changed. Playing a few other games (esp Neo Scavenger) got me into the mood for some hardcore survival minecraft with TFC, to make it into a real survival game, but I'm kinda stumped since I have no idea what to do whatsoever now. So much has changed since I last played I don't really know where to begin anymore - My first two tries I starved to death without having found any source of food at all, now on my third I spawned next to three cows so I think I'll have food fixed for a while... But with no source of fresh water.

Since I can no longer make buckets without getting forging going, and since there's no food I can bring along, I really have no idea how to survive even the first few nights.

Add to this that most info on the wiki seems to be out of date or highly technical, and I'm now in a situation where I really don't know what to do.

 

So, is there any up to date guides, or lets plays, or anything similar that you recommend? Thanks for any answers!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[...]Add to this that most info on the wiki seems to be out of date or highly technical, and I'm now in a situation where I really don't know what to do.So, is there any up to date guides, or lets plays, or anything similar that you recommend? Thanks for any answers!

There is a bunch of videos listed in the Videos section of the forum that can help.And the Change Log (link in the Downloads menu above) can be used as a hint to complement the Wiki.
1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is a bunch of videos listed in the Videos section of the forum that can help.And the Change Log (link in the Downloads menu above) can be used as a hint to complement the Wiki.

Thanks, I've checked those and found some, but it's kinda hard slogging through the changelog to try to find ideas on how to survive, especially since it's probably about 20 builds ago I last started a TFC world.

 

Got any tips on early options for food? I only seem to find seeds, though hunting seems to be an option if I'm lucky and spawn near to animals. You seem to starve to death in about 24 hours, which IMO seems a bit too harsh... A heavy debuff sure, but it seems you should survive at least 2-3 days without food.

Any tips for fresh water other than lakes? Should I just haste towards getting ceramic vessels up for collecting rain water and hope for rain before I thirst to death?

 

EDIT: Just found Dunk's b79 let's play. That looks like it will be very informational.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks, I've checked those and found some, but it's kinda hard slogging through the changelog to try to find ideas on how to survive, especially since it's probably about 20 builds ago I last started a TFC world.

 

Got any tips on early options for food? I only seem to find seeds, though hunting seems to be an option if I'm lucky and spawn near to animals. You seem to starve to death in about 24 hours, which IMO seems a bit too harsh... A heavy debuff sure, but it seems you should survive at least 2-3 days without food.

Any tips for fresh water other than lakes? Should I just haste towards getting ceramic vessels up for collecting rain water and hope for rain before I thirst to death?

 

EDIT: Just found Dunk's b79 let's play. That looks like it will be very informational.

 

It looks like you missed the fact that you don't actually starve to death in TFC. Your nutrition depletes faster, but you never actually drop below 50 max HP. So when your hunger bar is empty, you do not take damage.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh, that's very very good to know! Thanks! Then I don't have to panic about food as quickly.

I also found out that certain lakes you can't drink from with hands but can with a jug.

Had a really good start this time, on a clay field with both pigs and cows nearby and a few lakes that I could get water from with jugs. Also found some soybean seeds.

 

Now, considering that the area is dominated by douglas firs and sycamores, I just have to worry about a circle of twelve sycamore saplings and a red curtain...

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

early food: you have to search a bit for fruit (berry bushes and trees), vegetable/grain/soybeans (wild crops, wait till mature) and, as a last resort, Sea Weed (Saltwater). I had survived the first winter without hunger almost only with Sea Weed. I was low on food since I had no clay for vessels and a long way to walk and swimm till I found it.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh, so I shouldnt gather the plants for seeds then. Is there any in-game way to see if something is ripe? Other than comparing sprites to the wiki?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks a lot. It didn't seem to work on wild plants, but I simply waited until all the tomato plants had the same sprite and then harvested them. Now I have fresh water, a decently safe base, and food for at least a few days as well as six newly planted tomato plants, and some kind of wild onion/leek/garlic/whatever I haven't dared harvest yet.

Woohoo, for once I'm surviving at least a few days.

 

I also saw some chickens in the woods, but then I got lost and had to spend a night running from zombies so I don't know if I can manage to find them again...

 

EDIT: One thing I love with TFC that I haven't seen in _any_ other minecraft mod, is that it creates stories. It doesn't play the same way every time, and it feels like you could actually write a short story based on a (hc) playthrough. I guess it's part the "believability", and part the way you fight the environment rather than just building up a safe spot in no time.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As far as wild crops go - as far as I know, TFC starts in summer instead of spring, which makes it much easier to find ripe crops.

Most of them should be ripe and ready to eat or will be soon, when you start a new game.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can actually still drink without a jug: shift-rightclick on fresh water. It's drinking-through-standing that was removed.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can actually still drink without a jug: shift-rightclick on fresh water. It's drinking-through-standing that was removed.

 

You do not have to shift to drink. You just have to right click on the face of a block that is exposed to fresh water.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Stringburka,I've encountered a bug where you are unable to drink from fresh water with your hands, but can with a jug, so you may be encountering the same bug.Simply deleting the config file seems to fix it most of the time.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Stringburka,I've encountered a bug where you are unable to drink from fresh water with your hands, but can with a jug, so you may be encountering the same bug.Simply deleting the config file seems to fix it most of the time.

Which config should I delete to fix this bug?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Which config should I delete to fix this bug?

 

There is no config file that has anything to do with drinking water. It's much more likely that just the act of restarting your game (which you have to do when you delete a config) fixes the bug, and the deleting of any config is completely unnecessary.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now