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by paramat
Fri May 29, 2020 19:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to emulate Mapgen V6 using a customised Mapgen V7 (MT 5.2.0 or later)
Replies: 1
Views: 49

How to emulate Mapgen V6 using a customised Mapgen V7 (MT 5.2.0 or later)

Some users like aspects of Mapgen V6, but the biomes are hardcoded so it lacks many of the biomes defined in games such as MTGame. It is also very different from the other mapgens in how it works and is more difficult to support in games. I have often considered adding a new mapgen to MT that would ...
by paramat
Fri May 29, 2020 00:32
Forum: Feature Discussion
Topic: Penalisation of non-free content in ContentDB [Split]
Replies: 196
Views: 1793

Re: Penalisation of non-free content in ContentDB [Split]

Dividing by 10 seems about right to me. The idea is that non-free content should be generally ranked lower than free. So by dividing score by 10, high-rated and popular non-free content will still be mostly ranked below low-rated and not very popular free content. This is why a factor of 10 is neces...
by paramat
Fri May 29, 2020 00:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minetest should have the ability to choose mapgens
Replies: 12
Views: 262

Re: Minetest should have the ability to choose mapgens

Do not confuse 'mapgens' with 'biomes'.
The engine mapgens create a world of stone, water and air only.
The game defines biomes that the engine then, in a later step, adds to the stone/water/air world.
by paramat
Fri May 29, 2020 00:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why are ores so far down?
Replies: 15
Views: 234

Re: Why are ores so far down?

diamond ores can't be found until -1024y. That's more than 10x as deep as minecraft! Comparisons to MC are invalid =) The reason ores are so ridiculously shallow in MC is because MC has a tiny world height. If MC world height was larger the ores would be deeper. Ore depths in Mapgen V6 have not cha...
by paramat
Thu May 28, 2020 23:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do I deal with caves?
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: How do I deal with caves?

Take buckets of water with you. Create a column of water that drops from the cavern roof, then fall down the side of the water column, moving back inside it to slow your fall.
by paramat
Fri May 22, 2020 01:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minetest should have the ability to choose mapgens
Replies: 12
Views: 262

Re: Minetest should have the ability to choose mapgens

To be clear, you want to be able to choose in settings which biomes appear in a world?
This could be done fairly easily in MTGame as a MTGame setting that you access in the 'games' section of the 'All Settings' menu.
This can only be done in the game code, as it is the game that registers biomes.
by paramat
Fri May 22, 2020 00:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post your screenshots!
Replies: 9467
Views: 1200732

Re: Post your screenshots!

Melkor wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 22:44
Nice, Super Minetest Kart (SMK)
'Super Mine Cart' would be a good name =D
I used this name for my experimental drifting car game.
by paramat
Fri May 22, 2020 00:53
Forum: Problems
Topic: I can't make permanent fire, the coal block is consumed
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: I can't make permanent fire, the coal block is consumed

Can you reproduce the bug in MTGame with no optional mods added?
After what time period is the coal block consumed?
by paramat
Fri May 22, 2020 00:50
Forum: Feature Discussion
Topic: Generate smooth LoD distant renders of chunks? Cellular automata block physics?
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Generate smooth LoD distant renders of chunks? Cellular automata block physics?

celeron55 worked on LOD for MT 5 years ago, but it had problems so was not merged.
See https://github.com/minetest/minetest/pull/3502
Videos linked in the last post.
by paramat
Fri May 22, 2020 00:40
Forum: News
Topic: Warning: Rewrite of mapgen V7 floatlands
Replies: 16
Views: 1608

Re: Warning: Rewrite of mapgen V7 floatlands

Here are the 'new floatlands' parameters that emulate the old floatlands as closely as is possible. That is, a single layer of floatlands on a common level with a 2-node thick rim at y = 1279/1280: mgv7_floatland_ymin = 1023 mgv7_floatland_ymax = 1536 mgv7_floatland_taper = 256 mgv7_float_taper_exp ...
by paramat
Wed May 20, 2020 23:58
Forum: Feature Discussion
Topic: Minetest Game: polish, improvements and "game juice".
Replies: 41
Views: 621

Re: Minetest Game: polish, improvements and "game juice".

It's too deeply ingrained into Minetest's identity. You abandon MTG, you abandon the entire foundation the game rests on, and you essentially have to start from scratch. This is very wrong. MT does not need to be ingrained with any game. MT is a game engine, not a game. MT has zero reliance on MTG,...
by paramat
Wed May 20, 2020 23:34
Forum: Feature Discussion
Topic: Minetest Game: polish, improvements and "game juice".
Replies: 41
Views: 621

Re: Minetest Game: polish, improvements and "game juice".

[...] I don't think Minetest should be shipped with any game by default. [...] [...] In the long run, MTG has been causing more bad than good, first of all conveying the wrong idea that MTG = MT. If it doesn't get removed, people will keep creating more mods trying to patch it up, so the damage wil...
by paramat
Wed May 20, 2020 22:47
Forum: News
Topic: Warning: Rewrite of mapgen V7 floatlands
Replies: 16
Views: 1608

Re: Warning: Rewrite of mapgen V7 floatlands

Those are misunderstandings, it actually works out the same. Previously: The widest part of floatlands was at 1280, with tapering (inverted mountains) extending as much as 256 nodes below. The 'shadow limit' setting was 1024, which marked the lowest possible extent of floatlands. Now: The 'floatland...
by paramat
Wed May 20, 2020 22:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [survey results] Features people want the most + MTG thoughts
Replies: 9
Views: 363

Re: [survey results] Features people want the most + MTG thoughts

What do you think of MTG? (1 = very bad, 4 = very good) 1: ***** 2: ****** 3: *** 4: * I think it is misleading to present these results in this way when people did not actually vote for these categories, faced with these categories they may have voted differently to what is presented. Please at le...
by paramat
Wed May 20, 2020 01:11
Forum: Game Releases
Topic: [Game] 'minipeli', a game minimal requirements example
Replies: 9
Views: 1190

Re: [Game] 'minipeli', a game minimal requirements example

> my new cat tail plants sometimes 'over write' the payrus and leave them floating above new plant. The order of decoration registration determines the order of generation. Swapping the order of generation should fix the problem. The order of MTG decorations is carefully chosen to avoid this problem...
by paramat
Wed May 20, 2020 01:02
Forum: Mod Releases
Topic: [Mod] Snow, rain, clouds (with sound) [snowdrift]
Replies: 160
Views: 51454

Re: [Mod] Snow, rain, clouds (with sound) [snowdrift]

thomz92, thanks. I have little time to work on this mod so it is usually a good idea to fork my mod and alter it yourself.
by paramat
Wed May 20, 2020 00:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How can I make the biomes bigger?
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: How can I make the biomes bigger?

To make newly created worlds have larger biomes, increase the 'spread's of the biome heat and humidity noises in the 'All Settings' menu. But keep in mind that this will affect all newly created worlds until you edit the setting again. The value of 'spread' will be the approximate maximum size of bi...
by paramat
Wed May 20, 2020 00:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to find floatlands?
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: How to find floatlands?

by paramat
Wed May 20, 2020 00:49
Forum: Problems
Topic: Starting new game, falls to the death
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Starting new game, falls to the death

JCB, it is also possible that a game (not MTGame) or mod you used set 'singlenode' as the mapgen to be used for new worlds. This is a game or mod error.

A brief description of each mapgen in the mapgen selection menu is intended, delayed due to lack of time and priorities =)
by paramat
Wed May 20, 2020 00:44
Forum: Feature Discussion
Topic: Mapgen V7 Documentation
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Mapgen V7 Documentation

The mapgen parameter comments in the 'All Settings' menu give some information about what each parameter does.
This forum thread contains a lot of useful information viewtopic.php?f=47&t=15272
I am the V7 expert so can answer any questions.
by paramat
Wed May 20, 2020 00:17
Forum: News
Topic: Warning: Rewrite of mapgen V7 floatlands
Replies: 16
Views: 1608

Re: Warning: Rewrite of mapgen V7 floatlands

The new Mapgen V7 floatland implementation has been added to MT development version. The new floatlands exist in a volume from y = 1024 to y = 4096, instead of a single layer at y = 1280. Therefore, MT users who have an old V7 world with the 'floatlands' mapgen flag enabled might want to customise t...
by paramat
Wed May 13, 2020 00:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: There are too many PRs
Replies: 46
Views: 1060

Re: There are too many PRs

It seems Wuzzy is suggesting no codestyle at all, apart from indentation, and is not suggesting autolinting. This is what i am objecting to.
by paramat
Wed May 13, 2020 00:16
Forum: News
Topic: Minetest 5.2.0
Replies: 38
Views: 3654

Re: Minetest 5.2.0

> Since water changed: how to do the trick, to have water looking like it’s a bit below the block top face but still being horizontal like this? Just tested this. Previously we were able to use 'water_wave_height = 0' to do this, but now that places water at node top. We forgot to think about this w...