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

    • Dries007

      ATTENTION Forum Database Breach   03/04/2019

      There has been a breach of our database. Please make sure you change your password (use a password manager, like Lastpass).
      If you used this password anywhere else, change that too! The passwords themselves are stored hashed, but may old accounts still had old, insecure (by today's standards) hashes from back when they where created. This means they can be "cracked" more easily. Other leaked information includes: email, IP, account name.
      I'm trying my best to find out more and keep everyone up to date. Discord ( is the best option for up to date news and questions. I'm sorry for this, but the damage has been done. All I can do is try to make sure it doesn't happen again.
    • Claycorp

      This forum is now READ ONLY!   01/20/2020

      As of this post and forever into the future this forum has been put into READ ONLY MODE. There will be no new posts! A replacement is coming SoonTM . If you wish to stay up-to-date on whats going on or post your content. Please use the Discord or Sub-Reddit until the new forums are running.

      Any questions or comments can be directed to Claycorp on either platform.


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

10 Good

About Hydra26

  • Rank

Profile Information

  • Gender Male
  • Location Ohio
  1. Light Pollution

    Have you ever heard of light pollution? It's the reflection of badly aimed man-made lights off of dust in the atmosphere giving the night sky a strange orange glow, and it really is sad. Here's an image from the 2003 NE Blackout: Notice how much nicer and more beautiful the first image is compared to the second? Also notice the "glare bomb" light that blinds you when looking towards the house. Much of this issue can be solved based on shielding lights, so that all light reaches the ground, thus saving money and allowing a lower wattage bulb for better illumination, because one isn't blinded by glare; glare actually decreases security because sharp, dark shadows allow criminals to hide, not to mention that many of us have had neighbors that shine a floodlight into your window for "security." I'd like to show a study done by the city of Chicago that demonstrates that light at night actually increases crime, because someone at night with a flashlight is much more suspicious than a person strolling through a yard. Here's an image demonstrating bad and good lights: And it's not just our view of the night that's being hurt: Moths and other nocturnal creatures don't enter night behavior because twilight never ends; baby seaturtles are dying because they crawl towards the bright city lights. Take a look at this light pollution map: you probably live in a white or red zone, like most people. In fact, it's estimated that 80% of children born today will never see the milky way. So help out by turning off or shielding your outdoor lights, only using them when required, and someday, find a true dark sky, give yourself 30 minutes to dark adapt, and see it in its full glory for yourself. Thanks for reading this whole thing!
  2. Last comment wins

    *Star collapses, forming a black hole; the colony is within the event horizon and has 5 minutes until it joins the singularity
  3. Tree Schematic Contributions

    Hey, just figured I'd pint out that before the chestnut blight made them essentially extinct, American Chestnut (Castenea Dentata) was a massive tree, almost redwood sized. Wikipedia quote: "Castanea dentata is a rapidly growing deciduous hardwood tree, historically reaching up to 30 metres (98ft) in height, and 3 metres (9.8ft) in diameter." And now for some picutres: You probably saw images of the Chinese Chestnut, which while resilient to the blight, doesn't grow as straight and tall as the American Chestnut.
  4. 2016

    My big issue for the 2016 race is with the Federal Reserve. The whole system is built on debt and has a 100% chance of collapsing at somepoint in the future, resulting in hyperinflation. I would encourage anyone to investigate on their own, and see for themselves! That's why I support Rand Paul.
  5. So in my current TFC World, I live in a mountain at Z:-10200, and throughout the fall, winter, and spring, I've been watching the snow pile higher and higher; in some spots it's now gotten to be four slabs thick. I just wondered, what's the thickest you've ever seen snow get in your worlds? (Areas that never thaw don't count (e.g. poles, high latitude mtn. tops, etc.))
  6. Last comment wins

    *Star which planet orbits goes supernova, destroying all colonies and settlements on Gas Giant & Moons
  7. Alcohol Heating

    So, eventually all of us in TFC run into a problem; too much grain. Eventually, we end up with hundreds and hudreds of pounds of the stuff. Alongside this, we also will soon have another issue: body temperature. We will, at some point, need to start to heat our houses, and none of us want to sit there feeding twenty logs per day all winter long. I propose a solution: Use alcohol for heating. I think that a good use for all that grain is heat. I say that, if we make alcohol, we will have the option of distilling it. How you ask? Quite simple: take a large vessel filled with any form of an alcohol, then place it over a forge or firepit. After that, a new distillery multi-block structure, with one overhanging block on one side (think large chests), that sits on top will be somehow made with copper tuyeres and filled with water, and it will fill the barrel placed under it with ethanol. The ratio of ethanol to original alcohol is determined by the original concentration of the alcohol, as it is already planned (From the wiki: "Adding an excess of food will simply consume the entire food in making the alcohol, although it is planned that in a future version this excess will increase the potency of the alcohol."); thus, 5000mB of 20% ABV whiskey will distill to 1000mB of ethanol. And what do we do with this ethanol? We burn it for heat. A new heating block will be added and placed in a room. After the player fills it with ethanol, it is lit and burns through one bucket of ethanol in 24 hours, or any other time set in config. The heating block will heat a 10x10x5 area, and only need to be refilled every week or so. Anyway, that's just my thoughts, feel free to add to this below!
  8. Nifty tricks

    In creative, at least in vanilla, if you Ctrl+Middle Click (Pick Block) on a sign while holding a sign, it will be copied, so that whenever you place it, it's got the same text as the original.
  9. Ropewalk

    So, what with the addition of the loom for build 79, I thought that maybe you could add in a ropewalk: For those wondering, a ropewalk was, until recently, the only way to make rope. Link to Wikepedia and to Video (Imagine without machines) I figure that you could perhaps have a block of which you placed two in a straight line, say, 15 blocks apart (~50 feet of rope, seems reasonable) and then right click with jute five times, with similar appearance to string over a campfire for smoking meat. The player shift right clicks on one of the blocks repeatedly, and the fibers are twisted together into rope after 15 times, one for each block of space. After this, the player removes the rope.
  10. So, any of you who have lived in a climate where there is snow regularly in the winter will know that 80% of the time, it isn't sunny. What I propose is quite simple: when the temperature drops below 40 ºF (4 ºC), there is a ¾ chance that the day will be cloudy & overcast. (Think vanilla deserts during rain). I thought of this when I was playing and noticed how much colder & more winterlike it felt when the sky clouded over as it snowed.
  11. So, I was looking at gas prices here & in Europe; quite different prices. Well, here it is: (All in total at bottom if you hate math) Exchange rate of £1.00=$1.50 & €1.00=$1.14 on 1/22/15 First, let's look at America vs. Europe. Where I live, gas/petrol currently runs ~$1.80 per U.S. gallon. Let's convert to Pounds & Euros per litre: Pounds first- $1.80/£1.50 exchange= £1.20/U.S. Gallon 1.20/3.785 Liters per Gallon=~32 pence per litre Now Euros- $1.80/€1.14=~€1.579/U.S. Gallon 1.579/3.785=~€0.42 per liter of Gasoline/Petrol Ok, now we will convert European prices to Dollars per U.S. Gallon: U.K.- Avg. £1.10 per litre/(2/3)=$1.65 per litre 1.65x3.785=$6.25 per Gallon! Eurozone- Avg. €1.16 per litre/$0.88=$1.32 per litre 1.32x3.785=~$4.99 per gallon! To sum it all up: FOR EUROPEANS TO READ: American gas/petrol is: £0.32 per litre or €0.42 per litre FOR AMERICANS TO READ: European gasoline averages: In U.K.: $6.25 per gallon In mainland Europe: $4.99 per gallon Please correct me if my math was wrong.
  12. Just a fun little thing I made- DIRECTIONS: Note: you must be able to cross your eyes 1. Look at the images with your head level (Might be easier further from screen) 2. Begin to cross your eyes; the images will separate- try to merge the two in the middle, ignoring the ones on the sides 3. Focus on the three dimensional image (It's easy once you get it) Hope you like it! Here are the pictures:
  13. Metal Block Casting

    Like the idea, but maybe 64 ingots is a bit much... Really hard to get enough to build something. How about more like eight? Also, idea for the cast: Take plank block or log, and right click with four clay in hand on all four sides & bottom, then ignite top. Burns wood away after, say, 5 hours, and leaves cast that could take 800 to 1000 units of metal to make block, in turn broken with pickaxe. Feel free to add on.
  14. Astral Movement Poll

    Link to Astral Movement page Please post comments there.
  15. Astral Movement

    While I see what you mean, and I totally agree with it, I also know what Bunsan is saying too. As far as I can tell, this would probably require a complete code rewrite (not that that can't be done, but would be very hard) and I don't think Bioxx or Dunk will really want to spend all that time for such a minor feature, so they would probably just let it be used as a worldwide natural compass, though this does seem like the kind of real-life detail they love.EDIT: I'm going to make a poll to see what people think of this idea.