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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."
Fasti

lime green leaves, super bright grass w/ shader

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im using sildur's shaders and grass is unusually bright and sycamore and ash leaves are super bright green, nothing else is really affected. I came here to ask if there might be a workaround with my current shader (because im loving the light/water) Also, when i get to a certain depth in the rock (~end of 2nd layer) i get weird lighting. It happens only when i dig down, im trying to find a good seed atm so im just digging holes straight down. It'll go away when i block the sunlight so its not much of an issue during normal play. I only bring it up because i think TFC increases world height to allow for more rock and i think that might be the problem.

 

If there is no workaround for the super bright leaves, could anyone suggest another shader that at least does water as well as sildur's? (vibrant medium) I ask here because TFC can have wonky interactions with other things.

 

Ill try to find some ash/sycamore trees and give you a side by side screenshot shortly.

 

EDIT- im playing technodefirmacraft with some other mods i added (pistronics2/custom npcs/archimedes/decocraft).

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i ended up fixing it last night somewhat. Sildur's shaders looks really good with TFC. I tried two other shaders and there were some water issues where you could just see to the bottom. I fixed it by editing some of the files. Took me while but i changed sunlight amount to 3 (def. 4) and changed the albedo multiplier to .75 (from 1), SEUS didnt have this. Also made the light slightly more red. Makes the sycamore/ash trees more bearable, tones down the bright green grass. I tried looking and am surprised noone had these issues using Sildur's shaders and TFC. Sildur's brighten's textures and the light is more yellow, so the already bright green trees were just amplified, same with any grass. With the changes i made, everything looks a bit better and colors are a bit more realistic, for TFC at least,

 

I highly suggest Sildur's if anyone wants a shader for TFC. Im using medium w/ no plant sway. ~60fps on a gtx 580/i5 2500k during generation, high 70's standing still, dips down to low 30s/m-high 20s in a willow/acacia/kapok area though :\

 

If i could make the perfect shader i'd use Sildur's water/rain/lens flare with SEUS's lighting, toned down a bit, darker shadows. But i got mine looking good and am ready to play. If you are like me and want to know how i did what i did to change the shaders i'd be happy to help or post before/after screenshots.

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