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[Minecraft] Don't feed the bees.

EmpiricalEmpirical USARegistered User regular
edited May 2013 in Games and Technology
Thanks to Kris_xK, Ein, Vic, Jerick, and DeShadowC for the previous OP's

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Do you like Lego? Would you like to play with it again? Then you need to Minecraft.

Minecraft is a game about squares.

In a world made of blocks, you (a rather blocky person yourself) must use your wits and common sense to build and carve a way to safety. This is a dangerous world, make no mistake – monsters appear from out of the dark, mountains themselves can roar at you, and an errant poke in the wrong direction could bury you alive under tons of soil.

But all is not lost. You’re a smart adventurer, after all. After tearing down some trees with your bare hands and building yourself a rudimentary shelter, you’ll begin to explore the mineral wealth of this new land – iron, coal, gold, and even stranger treasures await you deep in the cores of these mountains. The question is, can you work your way to the heart of the earth, plunder its riches, and return to tell the tale?

Developed by one-man creator Markus Persson (also known as Notch), Minecraft is a Java-based, sandbox-style adventure. It fits squarely among more difficult survival games such as Dwarf Fortress and NetHack, while keeping the simple charm of one’s younger building-block days. It is outwardly simple, internally complex, easy to play, and difficult to master. Perhaps best of all, despite being constructed of laughable square blocks, the game manages to deliver a wonderful atmosphere of fear, paranoia, determination, and reward all in one package.

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Videos:
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Useful Shit (MAY BE OUT OF DATE):


Programs & Utilities
OMEN - A map editor for Classic.
Isocraft - A great isometric image generator. Only works with creative maps.
Cartograph - Creates a map of your survival world. It's quite buggy right now but gets the job done.
INVEdit - You can use this to edit your inventory in survival.
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Textures
Don't like the default graphics? Here are some of the popular ones. MAY BE OUT OF DATE
Painterly Pack
Texture Pack Central Thread-Thread on the MC forums that links to most textures and keeps tabs on whether they're updated or not.
HD Patcher Thread-Thread on the MC forums that contains the MC HD Patcher which is needed for any textures great than the default 16x resolution. Has some other rather nifty features too.



Want to see what the look like? Cog made a handy picture guide!
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Attention New Players!

In case you're interested in changing your Texture Pack, but don't know what to go with?

I loaded a few of the Texture Packs from the OP and took screenshots of the same location on Zetx's server (which hopefully demonstrates some texture variety) using each one. (Tahel's Pack link didn't load, and I didn't know what to do with Cheap Shot's .png file)

Default Texture Pack:
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SMP's Texture Pack:
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Brown & Bloom's Texture Pack:
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Painterly Pack:
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All 4 Packs Side-by-Side Comparison:
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Skins
Java Skin Editor
Skinning Tutorial, Supplementary Skin by VALVEjunkie
Miners Need Cool Shoes - Site for Skins
Planet Minecraft - Large repository for maps, skins, mods, and a bunch of other shit .

Links
The Official Minecraft Site - Play the game here.
The Dev Blog - Notch's dev blog., Posts a lot of updates and info here. Rarely updates.
Notch's Twitter - Can be read on his blog as well.
The Official Minecraft Forums - Just don't fucking do it. The community is fucking retarded. Already.
Minecraft Wiki - The official wiki for the game. Regularly updated.
World of Minecraft - The WoM Custom Client lets you hack and play offline in Minecraft Classic.
Planet Minecraft - Large repository for maps, skins, mods, and a bunch of other shit .

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    EmpiricalEmpirical USARegistered User regular
    OP should be updated over the next few days, this thing is stale.

    Poop nuggets.
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    ZanshinretsuZanshinretsu About 20% more deathstare Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Too late. Already messaged you to get on Nations at War.

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    AkimboEGAkimboEG Mr. Fancypants Wears very fine pants indeedRegistered User regular
    Decomposey wrote: »
    AkimboEG wrote: »
    A creative-built all-things-magical room using the mods I currently play with. Just a taste of modded Minecraft.
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    Click the image for the full album.

    edit: Forum was being derpy with automatically resizing the image and changing the link, so here's the actual album.

    What mod did those shelves come from, the ones that actually display your potions and magic cloth and etc? I need to get my hands on that one!

    And the bee breeding is addictive. Currently happy about my hell bees breeding up to demonic, my desert bees breeding up to hissing like creepers, and breeding exotics into my jungle bee line.
    The very new BiblioCraft.
    Adds shelves, potion shelves, bookshelves, tool racks, display cases, armor stands and labels.
    Be aware that it can really mess up your fps, so use sporadically. Removing all shelves and potion shelves from the room in the album brought my fps from 40 to 70.

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    MahnmutMahnmut Registered User regular
    Building an Apiary is hard. I'm sure people could house bees long before they could build steam engines to power centrifuges to make beeswax for wax capsules to hold seed oil to varnish the wooden base of their apiary.

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    RadiationRadiation Registered User regular
    At work. But I got FTB last night. Holy crap so much stuff added. I literally have no idea what I'm supposed to be doing. The Bee hive things I've found randomly, no idea what to do there. Exploring a few maps, and some of the biomes are Crazy!
    Still, getting excited for it. I'm going to try and read through a bit of their wiki later today.

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    LorahaloLorahalo Registered User regular
    edited February 2013
    The bees are easily one of the most complicated parts of the mod (Seriously. Bees are complicated.) but the first things you should do after getting a house and some stuff is set up some power and machines to use them. A macerator (runs on EU, made by a coal powered generator at first, then an assorted number of solar panels/watermills/nuclear reactors) and a pulverizer (runs on MJ, made by a truly stunning number of different engines) practically double the ingots you get from your ore, so do try to get one of those up as soon as possible. It will help you immensely.
    Mahnmut wrote: »
    Building an Apiary is hard. I'm sure people could house bees long before they could build steam engines to power centrifuges to make beeswax for wax capsules to hold seed oil to varnish the wooden base of their apiary.

    Man, wait until you try building Alvearys. That's some expensive shit.

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    NotoriusBENNotoriusBEN Registered User regular
    and here I am, cutting down a goddamn rubber world tree with a few stone axes and scythes. It was growing in such a way that a branch hung over my farm from 20 blocks away
    and spiders just kept jumping into my farm. Spent about an hour and a half cutting the bastard down.

    but since the area I'm in is coal poor, I just ended up burning stacks of rubber wood lumber into charcoal using a other stacks of rubber wood lumber as fuel.

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    LorahaloLorahalo Registered User regular
    Mahnmut wrote: »
    Building an Apiary is hard. I'm sure people could house bees long before they could build steam engines to power centrifuges to make beeswax for wax capsules to hold seed oil to varnish the wooden base of their apiary.

    Also you don't need wax capsules, you just need SOMETHING to hold the seed oil in. I used either a bucket or a glass bottle.

    I have a podcast about Digimon called the Digital Moncast, on Audio Entropy.
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    destroyah87destroyah87 They/Them Preferred: She/Her - Please UseRegistered User regular
    edited February 2013
    So I downloaded FTB just now. Gonna start playing some again, I think.

    Quick question, does anyone know if there is a high-res texture pack that would include every item in one of the packs?
    I really like playing with better then default texture size. Though, if I have to, I have to.

    EDIT: huh, the FTB launcher comes with a few already installed. (Soartex Fanver looks the most promising.) Do they have all the items of supported modpacks? I'd assume so but ...

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    LorahaloLorahalo Registered User regular
    There are textures in some of the big packs for most of the most mods, but not some of the smaller/newer mods. I use Sphax because I love it so much, but I know there's a few others around. I think the JohnSmith pack has some FTB support.

    I have a podcast about Digimon called the Digital Moncast, on Audio Entropy.
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    KupotheAvengerKupotheAvenger Destroyer of Cake and other deserts.Registered User regular
    Any mods you wonderful people can suggest that vibes on NPCs? I want a reason to expand towns besides my own desire to be an architect.

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    AkimboEGAkimboEG Mr. Fancypants Wears very fine pants indeedRegistered User regular
    Any mods you wonderful people can suggest that vibes on NPCs? I want a reason to expand towns besides my own desire to be an architect.
    Millenaire, though I haven't played much with it. It seems to be a bit buggy, and maybe doesn't play all that well with other mods, but tons of content if you're looking for village building.

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    DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    Ehhh, Millenaire has some neat ideas but it's buggy and badly translated and pretty shitty overall.

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    MuddBuddMuddBudd Registered User regular
    What the hell. There's beekeeping now?

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    LorahaloLorahalo Registered User regular
    MuddBudd wrote: »
    What the hell. There's beekeeping now?

    Mods man, mods. There's a mod for goddamn everything. You can set up some bees in one house in nice foresty area, connect it with a portal to your ore processing plant and then connect that to your automining quarry, or even your fully programmable and controllable frame base that can fly.

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    Gandalf_the_CrazedGandalf_the_Crazed Vigilo ConfidoRegistered User regular
    There is exactly one mod that I love so much, that I will never play without it again. It's the one that makes it so when you cut down part of a tree, all the wood blocks above that one also break.

    Saves so much time, and feels more reasonable anyway.

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    destroyah87destroyah87 They/Them Preferred: She/Her - Please UseRegistered User regular
    There is exactly one mod that I love so much, that I will never play without it again. It's the one that makes it so when you cut down part of a tree, all the wood blocks above that one also break.

    Saves so much time, and feels more reasonable anyway.

    Yeah, server I played on had that as a plugin and I loved it.

    What's the mod name? Is it part of a FTB pack?

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    DelduwathDelduwath Registered User regular
    There is exactly one mod that I love so much, that I will never play without it again. It's the one that makes it so when you cut down part of a tree, all the wood blocks above that one also break.

    Saves so much time, and feels more reasonable anyway.

    That sounds magical. Do you remember what it's called, by any chance?

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    MuddBuddMuddBudd Registered User regular
    Delduwath wrote: »
    There is exactly one mod that I love so much, that I will never play without it again. It's the one that makes it so when you cut down part of a tree, all the wood blocks above that one also break.

    Saves so much time, and feels more reasonable anyway.

    That sounds magical. Do you remember what it's called, by any chance?

    I'm sure there's a seperate mod, but I know Thaumcraft has that.

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    Gandalf_the_CrazedGandalf_the_Crazed Vigilo ConfidoRegistered User regular
    I don't remember what it's called, off the top of my head. I'll check when I get back to my home PC tonight.

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    Duke 2.0Duke 2.0 Time Trash Cat Registered User regular
    TreeCapitator, or Timber. Comes with Technic but not FTB.

    I recall the FTB devs saying they'll never add mods like that to their pack because it would invalidate Forestry. You can still add it yourself as a jar mod.

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    Gandalf_the_CrazedGandalf_the_Crazed Vigilo ConfidoRegistered User regular
    Yeah, Timber is the one I use. It's such a simple tweak, but so good.

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    DelduwathDelduwath Registered User regular
    Awesome. Truly, the flowers are blooming and the birds are singing in my heart. Thank you!

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    MahnmutMahnmut Registered User regular
    So I downloaded FTB just now. Gonna start playing some again, I think.

    Quick question, does anyone know if there is a high-res texture pack that would include every item in one of the packs?
    I really like playing with better then default texture size. Though, if I have to, I have to.

    EDIT: huh, the FTB launcher comes with a few already installed. (Soartex Fanver looks the most promising.) Do they have all the items of supported modpacks? I'd assume so but ...

    Soartex Fanver is real pretty and seems to cover just about everything.

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    Dark_SideDark_Side Registered User regular
    edited February 2013
    Delduwath wrote: »
    Awesome. Truly, the flowers are blooming and the birds are singing in my heart. Thank you!

    The tree chopping mods are the bee's knees.

    I've been running Voltz pack lately, but it leaves a lot to be desired compared to the technic/tekkit packs.

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    RE: Thread title. I can never again play vanilla so, Yes Mod!

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    Duke 2.0Duke 2.0 Time Trash Cat Registered User regular
    Dark_Side wrote: »
    Delduwath wrote: »
    Awesome. Truly, the flowers are blooming and the birds are singing in my heart. Thank you!

    The tree chopping mods are the bee's knees.

    I've been running Voltz pack lately, but it leaves a lot to be desired compared to the technic/tekkit packs.

    It's a young pack, it's got a lot of growing pains to go through to reach the same tier as the other popular mods.

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    DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    Is there a way to get beekeeping without the entire Forestry mod? I just want the bees, not the automated stuff.

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    ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    I dunno, all these mods just make me want to play vanilla instead. Just mod and option overload. Then again, I haven't played thousands of hours either.

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    EmpiricalEmpirical USARegistered User regular
    ArcSyn wrote: »
    I dunno, all these mods just make me want to play vanilla instead. Just mod and option overload. Then again, I haven't played thousands of hours either.

    ...I have no desire to know how many hours I have in MC.

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    IanatorIanator Gaze upon my works, ye mighty and facepalm.Registered User regular
    This "Feed the Beast" pack intrigues me. Where can I sign up for its newsletter?

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    Duke 2.0Duke 2.0 Time Trash Cat Registered User regular
    Darmak wrote: »
    Is there a way to get beekeeping without the entire Forestry mod? I just want the bees, not the automated stuff.

    No, Forestry is all one download and no config options to allow only one feature set. It's not a real problem anyway, you can ignore all the extra stuff with no problem.

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    LorahaloLorahalo Registered User regular
    Ianator wrote: »
    This "Feed the Beast" pack intrigues me. Where can I sign up for its newsletter?

    http://feed-the-beast.com/

    If you've never played with mod before, be prepared to be confused out your ass once you start.

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    DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    Duke 2.0 wrote: »
    Darmak wrote: »
    Is there a way to get beekeeping without the entire Forestry mod? I just want the bees, not the automated stuff.

    No, Forestry is all one download and no config options to allow only one feature set. It's not a real problem anyway, you can ignore all the extra stuff with no problem.

    But to do beekeeping you need shit that requires other shit that requires other shit from the mod. I just don't want to bother with all that crap

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    LorahaloLorahalo Registered User regular
    Well yeah, it's supposed to all work together. The things you completely ignore though, are the automated farming machines. What you will need is probably a source of MJ (A type of engine, like steam/magmatic/bio engines), some pipes/conduits to move that power and that's pretty much all. You can entirely ignore the farming aspect if you want.

    I have a podcast about Digimon called the Digital Moncast, on Audio Entropy.
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    MahnmutMahnmut Registered User regular
    Lorahalo wrote: »
    Mahnmut wrote: »
    Building an Apiary is hard. I'm sure people could house bees long before they could build steam engines to power centrifuges to make beeswax for wax capsules to hold seed oil to varnish the wooden base of their apiary.

    Also you don't need wax capsules, you just need SOMETHING to hold the seed oil in. I used either a bucket or a glass bottle.

    ...O.

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    IanatorIanator Gaze upon my works, ye mighty and facepalm.Registered User regular
    Lorahalo wrote: »
    Ianator wrote: »
    This "Feed the Beast" pack intrigues me. Where can I sign up for its newsletter?

    http://feed-the-beast.com/

    If you've never played with mod before, be prepared to be confused out your ass once you start.

    ...That's quite the list, yeah.

    Heck, the Forestry wiki doesn't even have a Getting Started section outside of installation instructions (not that I could see).

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    RadiationRadiation Registered User regular
    Lorahalo wrote: »
    Ianator wrote: »
    This "Feed the Beast" pack intrigues me. Where can I sign up for its newsletter?

    http://feed-the-beast.com/

    If you've never played with mod before, be prepared to be confused out your ass once you start.

    True story! I've been playing like...normalish? Trying to hoard everything and watch the Direwolf video thing (which I'm using the Direwolf pack), while I figure out what the hell is actually going on.

    I did go into creative mode for a bit and build my house, but I'm trying to stay strictly on the not cheating side.

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    NotoriusBENNotoriusBEN Registered User regular
    edited February 2013
    So a little flummoxed here.

    A friend and I are building a bailey fort quite a distance from the spawn location. We felt it provided the best start up potential with the hillside.

    We dug the ground and filled in basically a large area at least 25X25 blocks and 4 blocks deep. We are the tallest area save for part of the hillside we carved out for the northside.
    Even then it's level at best to us. The only access to the place is via four ladders and then gates.
    I think I got enough torches all over the place, but somehow spiders and creepers still get in... I get the spiders, they can climb, but I lost a lot of materials due to the creeper.
    What's the torch to space density I need to keep mobs from spawning?

    I feel like taking pictures would provide a better idea of what's going on...

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    RadiationRadiation Registered User regular
    At work, so I can't check the wiki but I think it was one torch every 8 blocks in a straight line. Not sure if middle of an 8x8 square would work though. Turning off shaders helps seeing where your problem spots may be.
    Pictures would be helpful.

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