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Re: OldCoder Moontest

by OldCoder » Mon Mar 14, 2016 09:58


1. You can travel from the Moon to the Earth in Moontest now.

Additionally, if people are able to help with textures and models, I can add additional planets, including different biomes, skies, and physics for the different planets,

In other words, Moontest is now technically Solartest.

I haven't modified UFOs yet so that you can fly between worlds. Instead, for now, chat commands and travelnets can be used instead. Help with future UFO modifications will be welcome.

To get to the Earth, in Moontest, use the command: /earth
To get back to the Moon, use the command: /spawn

2. Moontest (or Solartest) now has the Moon, an asteroid belt, and the Earth. The next addition might be Mars (a desert world) or Pluto (entirely snow and ice), but suggestions are welcome.

3. If you've built a spaceship, send me a "schem" or capture. I'll add it to a spaceship museum in Lunar orbit.

To visit the Ironclad, the first ship in the museum, use the command: /ironclad

4. The new Earth is experimental. I'm probably going to reset it several times before it's stable. So, only build there if you'd like to try out the world.

5. Another change is that I've used my Minesplice tool to trim non-built areas. This has reduced Moontest's size from 3GB to 1GB. It will also, more importantly, fix some biomes that generated incorrectly the first time around.

If any builds are missing, or other problems turn up, see me in IRC.

6. Here's a shot of the new Earth in Moontest. Nothing too surprising, yet. It's got basic biomes, a few mobs, and ores; the usual stuff.

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Re: OldCoder Moontest

by Don » Mon Mar 14, 2016 22:52

Sweet!
Many of my mods are now a part of Minetest-mods. A place where you know they are maintained!

A list of my mods can be found here
 

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Re: OldCoder Moontest

by wilkgr76 » Tue Mar 15, 2016 05:10

That...is...AWESOME! I'm willing to help with the UFOs.
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Re: OldCoder Moontest

by OldCoder » Tue Mar 15, 2016 08:46


By request, Solartest (also known as Moontest) has been updated as follows:

1. The day-night cycle has been turned on. As part of this, the Earth now has its own night sky.

2. The Moon now rises, travels across the Earth's sky, and sets.

3. The size of the Moon, as seen from the Earth, has been adjusted. The Moon's outline has also been fixed.

The screenshots below show the Moon's position, and the Earth's sky, at two different times of the day and night.

As a side note, more mobs have been added to the Earth. For example, in the night-time screenshot, a Pumpkin King is visible near the lower-right corner.


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Re: OldCoder Moontest

by OldCoder » Wed Mar 16, 2016 08:38


The new Earth now has fish, sharks, turtles, and other aquatic life.

Note that you can breathe underwater in this world; we'll assume that humans have been engineered in the future for the purpose. So, undersea colonies will be possible.

I'm testing "codersea", my fork of "sea", in this world. One difference is that seaplants glow in the dark, which makes things more interesting. The primary advantage of "codersea", though, is that, unlike "sea", you can add it to an existing world and clams and plants will appear even in previously generated areas.


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Re: OldCoder Moontest

by twoelk » Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:18

hmm - seems I need to test the moon again - or rather it's companian
 

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Re: OldCoder Moontest

by OldCoder » Wed Mar 16, 2016 13:53


ycul managed to fall through a hole in the lower edge of the Earth and into outer space. To prevent this unfortunate occurrence from happening to others, the Earth mapgen now adds a bedrock layer.

The bedrock layer is based on jn's "bedrock" mod. It's been modified so that the bedrock layer connects directly to the rest of the world, with no gap above it.

As a related note, the Earth mapgen, a new mod named "earthgen", is based on a simplified version of Nore's "mg" mod. It can be used to create an Earth-like world in any horizontal region of space where other mapgens have been turned off.

The vertical (i.e., "y") coordinates of the lower edge, upper edge, and nominal sea level of the horizontal region are configurable.

"earthgen" will probably be used, in modified form, to create some of the other worlds that are planned for Solartest.

The mod will be released publicly after testing and debugging.

 

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Re: OldCoder Moontest

by OldCoder » Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:36


1. The nose of the Ironclad, a nice spaceship in Solartest, has been repaired. I think that it was clipped by a WorldEdit accident. Thanks go to the players who reported the issue.

To visit the Ironclad, go to Solartest and type: /ironclad

2. The seas on Earth in Solartest are a little deeper now. This part is still under development. Thanks go to Nore, who suggested a mapgen tweak.


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Re: OldCoder Moontest

by OldCoder » Sun Mar 27, 2016 06:24


Moono has contributed 6 new foods to Solartest's copy of the "food_sweet" mod:

Moono Dillybar, Butterscotch Sundae, and Heart on a Stick
Moono Strawberry Bar, Strawberry Icecream, and Strawberry Star

Thanks, Moono.

I need to smooth the edges of the images a bit more, but they look surprisingly good, taking their original sizes into account.

Moono used MS-Paint to hand-paint icons at a size of about 9x10 pixels. I used a scaler program designed to handle small icons, scalerx by Andrea Mazzoleni, to increase the sizes to about 72x80, reshaped the canvases to produce 80x80 square images, made minor edits, removed the backgrounds, and scaled the images down to 64x64.

The results may be viewed below. In this screenshot, the player is wielding a dangerous Butterscotch Sundae.


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Re: OldCoder Moontest

by wilkgr76 » Mon Mar 28, 2016 00:42

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Re: OldCoder Moontest

by OldCoder » Mon Mar 28, 2016 02:31


wilkgr76, Hi.

I ask that people take minor individual player issues related to interact, inventories, protected areas, being able to log-in, etc., to IRC, forum PM, or email. My forum threads aren't intended for working out issues of these types.

 

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Re: OldCoder Moontest

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Re: OldCoder Moontest

by OldCoder » Mon Mar 28, 2016 04:16


This post will be updated later.

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Re: OldCoder Moontest

by OldCoder » Thu Mar 31, 2016 02:48


boilerplate built a farm, using air generators, in a glass room on an asteroid in Solartest:

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After boilerplate finished the farm, he wanted to add a second level. I told him that I'd try an experiment instead. I used WorldEdit to make the farm multi-level:

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Then, just for fun, I extended the resulting building to make it one of the taller farms that you're likely to find on asteroids:

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Interior of one of the farm building levels:

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As a note for others who may attempt this, in such a building, levels below the top one are likely to be dark. To solve the problem, in this case, I created a "glowy" replacement for "default:wood" and changed the wood planks inside the building to that.

The exterior of the building was dark initially. To address this, I created a "glowy" replacement for the bricks used and replaced those nodes as well.

 

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Re: OldCoder Solartest

by OldCoder » Tue Apr 05, 2016 06:13


Moono has offered a tour of the "codeing" of Moontest. Here it is, the code that makes up the world:


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Re: OldCoder Solartest

by programmingchicken » Sun Apr 10, 2016 14:18

how do you get scifi nodes?
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Re: OldCoder Solartest

by OldCoder » Sun Apr 10, 2016 19:37


programmingchicken wrote:how do you get scifi nodes?


They were just added recently, so I haven't looked at this yet. There are so many different types that the best way to go might be to sell chests full of the nodes or make the chests appear in exchange for specified actions.

For now, I'll probably just give the chests to promising builders. I'd like people to ask for them in-game, by the way, and not here.

 

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Re: OldCoder Moontest

by maikerumine » Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:47

OldCoder wrote:
The new Earth now has fish, sharks, turtles, and other aquatic life.

Note that you can breathe underwater in this world; we'll assume that humans have been engineered in the future for the purpose. So, undersea colonies will be possible.

I'm testing "codersea", my fork of "sea", in this world. One difference is that seaplants glow in the dark, which makes things more interesting. The primary advantage of "codersea", though, is that, unlike "sea", you can add it to an existing world and clams and plants will appear even in previously generated areas.


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Re: OldCoder Solartest

by programmingchicken » Wed Apr 13, 2016 21:36

it's laggy when you're on Earth compared to the Moon
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Re: OldCoder Solartest

by OldCoder » Fri May 27, 2016 04:31


moono has built a pizza place in Moontest. It resembles one in a game that he likes. The characters are apparently not as friendly as they appear.


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The pizza place was actually built, first, in Wizard School. moono requested a relocation to outer space, which was fine, but there were four hiccups:

1. The building used mods such as Hardened Clay and Poudlard that weren't present in Moontest. For it to load properly in its new home, I needed to add the missing mods.

2. I needed to place the building precisely in its new location. Sokomine is developing a GUI for this purpose, but I find scripts easier to work with. I used one of my own scripts under development to drop the building into place. Source will be posted after the code is refined.

After I placed the building, I used WorldEdit to tidy up gaps in the joins between old and new pieces of the landscape.

3. moono had caged four entities. Three are visible in the second screenshot here; the fourth is in the closet off to the right. moono says, "we don't talk about him".

Entities can't be transported between worlds by schems the way that buildings can. You can carry them over in mapblocks, but mapblocks are tricky. So, I used a schem to move the building and gave moono spawn items to recreate the entities in the new world.

4. Entities have a limited lifespan. For his display to last, I needed to make the characters immortal. To do so, I used the "/entityimmortal" command that I'd coded recently. For more information on that command, visit the following link:

https://forum.minetest.net/viewtopic.php?p=217617#p217617

 

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Re: OldCoder Solartest

by OldCoder » Mon Jun 13, 2016 02:04


Moono offers visitors to Solartest a friendly character, the FNAF (tm) Marionette. I'm not familiar with the character, but I understand that he's known for his gentle good nature.

Moono adds that he'll come to see you even when you're in the "safe room", which I assume FNAF sets aside for tea and other social occasions.

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Moono started with a sketch by hand IRL. The marionette is made out of Compunerd bricks. For scale, the green objects on our left are cacti.

FNAF seems to serve the purpose that amusement park rides did in the 1950s and Freddy and Jason movies did 30 years later, which is now, amazingly, 30 years ago... these did, and do, provide moments of adrenalin and a sense subsequently that one is both real and alive. In Moono's case, the attraction is the "jumpscares".

Coords in Solartest: 2738, 29024, -3591

Original sketch:

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Re: OldCoder Solartest

by LRV » Tue Sep 12, 2017 17:23

Nice server. Can you add Mooncars ? :P
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