Page 1 of 12

[Mod] X-Decor [git] [xdecor]

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:19
by jp

X-Decor


A decoration mod meant to be simple and well-featured.

It adds a bunch of cute cubes, various mechanisms and stuff for cutting, enchanting, cooking, etc.
This mod is a lightweight alternative to HomeDecor and MoreBlocks all together.

Licenses : GPLv3 (code), WTFPL (textures).
Depends : default, doors, xpanes, bucket, stairs (all included in Minetest Game).

Special thanks to Gambit for the textures from PixelBOX.

Image Download | GitHub | Bug Report | 32px textures

Image

Re: [Mod] X-Decor [xdecor]

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:35
by Kenney
Ah yes, I like this style way more than homedecor. It doesn't clash with the voxels and other existing nodes.

Can I also spot some Voxus inspiration in the cardboard box? ;)

Re: [Mod] X-Decor [xdecor]

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:38
by jp
Kenney wrote:Can I also spot some Voxus inspiration in the cardboard box? ;)

Exactly, yes ;)

Re: [Mod] X-Decor [xdecor]

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 18:52
by Krock
I always used a cut-down version of homedecor to just have the basic things in the game, and you now released this mod - that's great!

Thank you!

Re: [Mod] X-Decor [xdecor]

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 18:58
by Minetestforfun
I prefered cute pixels and cubes, i think meshe nodes are too realistics for decoration like "voxel" games...

i hope we will see someday a homedecor without meshenodes and one with meshenodes...

But for the moment, your mod is really great ! :p

Re: [Mod] X-Decor [xdecor]

PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:24
by ronnietucker
Is there a handy list of recipes somewhere?

Good job on this though. Definitely fits in better than the homedecor mod.

Re: [Mod] X-Decor [xdecor]

PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 14:08
by jp
ronnietucker wrote:Is there a handy list of recipes somewhere?

Use unified_inventory for this.

Thanks for the praises, guys ;)

Re: [Mod] X-Decor [xdecor]

PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 00:09
by Inocudom
Well, you could add more of homedecor's old models (as meshes, of course.)

Re: [Mod] X-Decor [xdecor]

PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 21:08
by jp
[Update]

1. I sorted, tuned, removed and added nodes/items.

2. More importantly, I combined a simplified moreblocks and a tool auto-repairer into the Work Table formspec.

Re: [Mod] X-Decor [xdecor]

PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 00:56
by Esteban
This mod is awesome!
I love the how the textures look! :D

Re: [Mod] X-Decor [xdecor]

PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 14:57
by Gon_17
Perfect @jp

Re: [Mod] X-Decor [xdecor]

PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 15:42
by jp
[Update]

Besides some minor tweaks, I've improved the Work Table so that it can cut almost every default nodes, and added more shapes.
This is a lightweight alternative to the moreblocks mod.

Re: [Mod] X-Decor [xdecor]

PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 16:51
by Sokomine
Are you sure this is the "lightweight" alternative and not another big one? :-) There are still quite a lot of nodes included. My selection of core homedecor would be diffrent I think. For a start, the good old 3dforniture did have its merits, even on its own. From homedecor, the doors and the kitchen furniture are both very useful. The fences, lights, radio and tv are also very important nodes.

Normal microblocks plus those nice stairs that where added some time ago to moreblocks might be more helpful than the first nodes shown now.

Re: [Mod] X-Decor [xdecor]

PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 18:05
by jp
Sokomine wrote:Are you sure this is the "lightweight" alternative and not another big one? :-) There are still quite a lot of nodes included.

X-Decor : 37 nodes. 42 KB. (-> is that so big ?)
Home Decor : 481 nodes. 4.8 MB.

Huge difference...

Sokomine wrote:For a start, the good old 3dforniture did have its merits, even on its own.

Whether some nodes have too much nodeboxes, or the nodes are too specialized.

The more the shape is simple, the more the versatility is increased. This is even true IRL ;)

the doors and the kitchen furniture are both very useful. [...]

There are already 4 types of door in [minetest_game]. Kitchen furniture is also specialized and belongs to a particular modern period (and Minetest is atemporal).

If you start adding specialized items, it calls for more specialized items and the bloating begins...

Sokomine wrote:Normal microblocks plus those nice stairs that where added some time ago to moreblocks might be more helpful than the first nodes shown now.

My Work Table has a simpler API than moreblocks and there's just a basic range of shapes that allows to make everything, without redundance.

Re: [Mod] X-Decor [xdecor]

PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 23:55
by Sokomine
jp wrote:X-Decor : 37 nodes. 42 KB. (-> is that so big ?)
Home Decor : 481 nodes. 4.8 MB.

Feels more than that on the screenshot. Admittedly, it's a huge reduction in size.

jp wrote:
Sokomine wrote:For a start, the good old 3dforniture did have its merits, even on its own.

Whether some nodes have too much nodeboxes, or the nodes are too specialized.
The more the shape is simple, the more the versatility is increased. This is even true IRL ;)

Yes, that's true. However, those stairs and tables are pretty useful. They can seldom be used for anything else, but at least there are some basic furniture nodes without getting too detailed.

jp wrote:There are already 4 types of door in [minetest_game]. Kitchen furniture is also specialized and belongs to a particular modern period (and Minetest is atemporal).

Can't have enough doors! Those found in the base game are not particulary nice. The ones in homedecor can be used to improve the style of a house greatly. And, other than a lot of other furniture items, doors belong to a building more directly than mere furniture.

jp wrote:If you start adding specialized items, it calls for more specialized items and the bloating begins...

Hm, yes. there is a certain charme to just stick to the basic blocks. Many impressive buildings where constructed just with MC classic blocks - and those didn't even have doors! Yet it's also good to have diffrent block types available and thus to be able to build in asmaller scale. Many blocks - even from homedecor - can be used in diffrent ways. The sink, oven and refrigerator are quite specific, but the general kitchen cabinet can serve as "this is some furniture for storage" in a lot of diffrent situations. Some of the fences from homedecor are used in creative ways for other purposes as well. And don't forget the transparent table top! It's very useful in situations where you havn't got any suitable glass slabs at hand.

jp wrote:My Work Table has a simpler API than moreblocks and there's just a basic range of shapes that allows to make everything, without redundance.

Does it have those nice stair blocks? I think those are a gain to the game - even though they can mostly be used as stairs only.

And don't worry. It's unlikely that two people will ever agree entirely on a set of nodes from homedecor that are the most useful ones. Each node has its place - and also a reduced set, as the high amount of nodes became a bit unhandy and too detailed. Still, sometimes that's exactly what's wanted.

Re: [Mod] X-Decor [xdecor]

PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 07:03
by TenPlus1
Personally I prefer X-decor for the fact it is simple and has simple blocks added. Homedecor feels more like minetest has become a barbie house more than an actual game...

Re: [Mod] X-Decor [xdecor]

PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 07:43
by jp
Sokomine wrote:The doors in homedecor can be used to improve the style of a house greatly.

Yes... but their textures are 32px or 64px whereas the standard is at 16px.

It's like mixing up Monet and Picasso on the same painting... it's weird and inappropriate.

Sokomine wrote:the general kitchen cabinet can serve as "this is some furniture for storage" in a lot of diffrent situations.

This is what I already added it (plain cube and half-cabinet) since it can be used for making a wardrobe, a desk, etc.

Sokomine wrote:And don't forget the transparent table top!

You can cut the glass in microslab in the Work Table.

Sokomine wrote:Does it have those nice stair blocks?

Look closer to the screenshots above ;)

Re: [Mod] X-Decor [xdecor]

PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 13:45
by jp
[Update]

New nodes :

  • Mailbox (based on the homedecor's inbox, with nicer formspecs).
  • Woodglass and japanese-style doors.
  • Baricade (inflicts damage), Bamboo Frame, Tatami and Stone Path
+ various minor tweaks on the Work Table.

Re: [Mod] X-Decor [git] [xdecor]

PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 14:50
by Sokomine
That papyrus frame in the background looks very nice, and the mailbox has more similarity with the type found around here in RL. Alltogether a nice selection with certainly allows to build well; although I'd personally choose diffrent nodes. But that's the great point about MT: You can choose what you like most :-)

Re: [Mod] X-Decor [git] [xdecor]

PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 15:59
by jp
[Update]

New nodes :

  • Artificial Hive, which produces eatable honey if there are enough flowers around.
  • Ender Chest, that works like its Minecraft counterpart.
  • Climbable Ivy and Rusted Iron Bars.
Misc. :

  • The rope can now be hanged and unrolled as long as there is air below (and depends on your stack amount).
  • The cushion amortizes the falls (you lose less damage).
  • Water can be picked from the cauldron with an empty bucket.
  • Minors tweaks here and there.

Re: [Mod] X-Decor [git] [xdecor]

PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:27
by Minetestforfun
Beautiful jp ! Keep up the very good work !

Re: [Mod] X-Decor [git] [xdecor]

PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 14:35
by Sane
Cheers jp !

This is really what i was looking for. Allways wanted to spice up my minetest home without ruining the minimalistic design. Thanks to you this is now possible.

I've just tried it with [mod] 'More Blocks' (https://forum.minetest.net/viewtopic.php?id=509), since I need that one for [mod] 'Technic' (https://forum.minetest.net/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2538).
It seems x-decor and more blocks don't work together very well. The x-decor's workbench can't cut more blocks things and vice versa the more blocks's table saw can't cut the x-decor stuff.
But at least they start up without complaining.

Re: [Mod] X-Decor [git] [xdecor]

PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 16:23
by jp
Hello Sane, and thanks for your nice words ;)

I could allow more blocks and more shapes to cut to the work table, but I wanted to keep it simple and not too specialized.

If you want more nodes in that table, you can easily add that into the code (worktable.lua).

Re: [Mod] X-Decor [git] [xdecor]

PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 17:17
by everamzah
Here is mine:
+ worktable.lua


I hope to have the appropriate groupcaps(?) and sounds at some point.

Workbench

PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 20:21
by Sane
Hi there,

I don't understand the repair functionality of the workbench. Why would anyone craft dozens of hammers to repair a single tool where it would be a lot cheaper to just craft it anew?