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Everything posted by transcengopher

  1. IGNs for the devs and admins?

    We could bug spAnser or whoever can do it to add those optional points to forum account info so everyone can fill them in without needing these threads. MC IGN specifically - that's an MC-themed forum after all.
  2. Minecraft bought by Microsoft for 2.5 Billion dollars

    I'm sorry, but what rewrite are you talking about? They haven't still fixed a bug that wouldn't let Skype to hide in a tray on win7. That was what, five-ish years of "hard work on rewriting a code"?
  3. Minecraft bought by Microsoft for 2.5 Billion dollars

    Five minutes of conspiracy theories. See, Microsoft seems to be making an attempt at trying to monetize MC in one way or another. The one way they can do it is paid content. I don't think paid content can fly if thousands of people across the world can make the same exact content for free, so mods are actually detrimental to the whole monetizing thing.
  4. Looks like our devs need to move the "back" equipment slot to some other array, this causes issues with mods compatibility. I think TConstruct is a descent example of how that can be achieved, except I don't know about it rendering extra stuff onto the player model.
  5. Torch Discussion

    You can craft redstone torches to get a dim light emitter. If I remember correctly, that hasn't been disabled here. Other than that and to try to resolve some issues with current protection implementation - can we get slight protection value leak into the chunks outside of the 5x5, to make in not drop off instantly, but rather have stair-like decrease? I feel like that's more believable behaviour to what it's trying to achieve.
  6. Why stone block yields 0-3 rocks ?

    Occasionally getting some gravel actually is not a bad idea, I think.
  7. Make Stone Age Longer.

    There's plenty of ways to create complicated wood constructs without metal nails at all or with wooden substitudes for them, don't overvalue metal, please.
  8. New Torches and Light

    I'm actually not quite sure what is tried to achieve here, honestly. It's not like players want to place many torches around their homes - it's vanilla mechanics that beat them into doing so.
  9. New Torches and Light

    This is good suggestion. Considering monsters ain't gonna disappear and I'm usually making a calculated grid to achieve more placement efficiency, would be nice to have both indication of where was the torch placed and how long it's left until it'll need a replacement. I'm not really sure about complete gradual reduction, since torch is actually useless once its light is reached a level of 6, and with gradual reduction you then might as well place one on each and every block around, since at some point there always will be a spot with 6 or less in the grid. That latter thing would make the whole torchfield thing even more obnoxious, and as I understand from Bioxx's SotM, that is exactly what he wanted to avoid.
  10. Slow down on animal model details

    You did a fine job with the deer, so I'm in no doubt you can do the same with the rest of the models (namely one, unless animal-that-can't-be-named counts as well, considering I havent heard about the latter for a good while now).
  11. Forests on the equator

    How DO you fix the rain though? There's no real weather hooks I can see, you yourself will have to implement weather system from scratch, pretty much. Not that you weren't able to, but still.
  12. old alpha halloween update

    That said, old mines are a lot more dangerous now. Hopefully still bearable.
  13. Slow down on animal model details

    I think the new deer model is much better than the old one. I'm editing the starting post, actually, adding a new bullet that I've forgotten at the time of writing it. Also, seeing as there's this texture map now, I think it should be made for each complex model in a bit higher resolution, given a legend in form of signed parts, like already done in an example, and in some way included in the TFC download, maybe in separate archive or something.
  14. Adding New Music?

    Oh, nice. Thanks.
  15. Meat amount from an animal

    Basically, you "froze" the meat in a fridge, what do you think it's supposed to do then? Rot anyway? I have a piece of meat from three years ago sitting in my fridge IRL, it's doing fine, you know. Disease won't happen, I'll tell you that much. Some predators probably will though, when those finally make it in. By the way, telling that propick is grindy is something from another world for me. Do you not exploit those mechanics the same way you do with food decay, or what? Far as I'm concerned, you don't even need no stinkin' thatch to find surface ores, loose rocks alone are plenty'o'clue.
  16. Ideas about food preservation.

    Reading diagonally (post probably will be updated several times, considering a give a flying whirl): Yes, I DO put pickles in my meals. Soups, ragouts, that-stuff-in-the-pot-where-you-throw-everything-in-and-it-comes-out-pretty-delicious-I-don't-know-the-english-name-for, etc. I also can name couple of meals that benefit from having some dehydrated ingredients, but those are rare and far between.
  17. Mushrooms in TFC

    Just stick it up to the tree layer or specific tree type to mushroom type map. I know that's what I'll do.
  18. 'Energy' Nutrition and Hunger changes

    Once you detach an player energy component from stomach fullness, I'll then expect stomach to be an inner reserve of nutrition and energy that is converted into player's energy as stomach empties rather than immediately be available. That would mean a second inner nutrition pool that is filled by eating and is empying into the main pool at a certain speed. Such speed should depend on current player activity, but be capped at some arbitrary point. This in its turn does open a possibility for someone to die of hunger while he is eating or even has full stomach. In certain conditions.
  19. Canoes

    This is good, but I think TFC is taking a big steps towards longer and longer terrain generation lately. With all this we might then be required to externally pregenerate a considerable chunks of our worlds in some sort of external software. Oh, and obviously, loading a chunk containing that much more data is an impact as well.
  20. 'Energy' Nutrition and Hunger changes

    Isn't a normal green bar already representing energy? Why do we need a second one? Edit: I get it now. But then stomach fullness will not supposed to immediately affect energy/nutrition/whatever. And that would mean a pretty funny situations of people dying of hunger while chomping on some beef steak.
  21. Make Stone Age Longer.

    Well, about that. It's true that you get a huge amount of seeds when you do that. But then once you plant the seed, it will grow a lot (and I do mean a lot) longer than even normal tree sapling in TFC does, let alone the vanilla tree. We are talking months here, not days. I don't even have a problem with planted seed to die off with some chance while it's still deemed to be weak enough to do such a thing. That way planter and/or fertilizer can be used to lessen this chance, but requiring it? No and no. I have enough beef with most mods for their "I'm gonna give you a way to do this and you either are gonna love it or you gonna not do this at all" to be backing up similar approaches to TFC designs. Reason I'm so vocal in this regard is I do have a fleshed out design for nature overhaul addon that includes most of the things we are talked in this thread.
  22. Item despawn time

    Why won't you just install a separate mod that will leave gravestones in places of your death? Why do you people require specifically TFC to be all-in-one-package mod that includes everything you need and can think of? It's not a coremod anymore, time to use all these utility mods that Forge API can provide.
  23. Make Stone Age Longer.

    The reason for that is not that seeds themselves are as weak as you are making them out to be - it's because they have to compete for space with all the seeds that happen to fall in that particular place at that time, as well as they have to survive all them birds and animals that will happen to want to eat it. None of it can be emulated in TFC, by the way. Other than that, I have seen plenty of tree seeds that happen to feel just fine growing in tiny cracks in the asphalt road. And I've seen how many saplings can sprout in a relatively small area around a single oak tree (in short, you can't place a foot out there without stepping on three or four of them, and I'm not even a Bigfoot). As I stand, I don't see the reason to add more steps to planting a tree. And for them requiring to be fertilized is even more so. The reason they fertilize soil in pots on tree farms is really because those pots more often than not contain severely overused, dry soil with next to no nutrients.
  24. Most of this is fine and I actually like it, except for the part about browning-out thatch blocks. There's no way to tell when the block was placed in a world without making it a ticking tile, and it's even worse with your idea of reinforced things that would last you a year. Generally speaking, you don't want to have much of those tickers around for performance reasons. I would suggest implementing something like this, but using rain/thunderstorms to trigger the decaying effect (with some fairly-not-big chance on a tick, like 2% for each block). Reinforcing will then be used to lower that chance. You might think 2% is low (what a casual-shit kiddy I am, amirite?), but in actuality it's not at all, if you think about a chance of fairly sizeable thatch shack not to be affected by this after one tick iteration.
  25. River Improvments

    Where would they flow to? World isn't generated enough for them to decide to flow towards any particular direction most of the time. Pregenerating this much terrain at once would kill servers left and right.