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[Mod] Ferns [0.1.2] [ferns]

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 17:09
by Mossmanikin

FeRNS

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This mod is about those archaic plants belonging to the division Pteridophyta.
It has three types (genera) of ferns:

  • Lady-Fern (Athyrium)
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  • Tree Fern (Dicksonia)
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  • Horsetail (Equisetum)
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  • Giant Tree Fern (Dicksonia)
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Don't worry, this mod is only pseudo-scientific. But it's close to reality (whatever this means in a game like this).
I took into account: the circumstances under which the plants grow and what you can do with them.
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Credit

Code
super_tnt (Destroying all cactuses in a column)
VanessaE (Plantlife)

Review
Evergreen
Inocudom
Neuromancer
Saszrael
Sokomine
Yingaya

Last, but not least
all whom I forgot to mention, who made Minetest, modding and this mod possible and those whom inspired me



Dependencies: plants_lib
Supports: moreores, stoneage, sumpf


Downloads (direct)

latest:
ferns-0.1.2.zip

older versions:
ferns-0.1.1.zip
ferns-0.1.0.zip
ferns-0.0.9.zip
ferns-0.0.7.zip
ferns-0.0.5.zip
(for "prehistoric" stuff see archaeplantae of prehistoric-0.1.4 or earlier)


GitHub: https://github.com/Mossmanikin/ferns


License (ev'ryt'ing): WTFPL

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Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 17:11
by Inocudom
Oh, this is a wonderful thing to add to Minetest's jungles.

Would you be able to create textures of this for VanessaE's HDX texture packs sometime? You only need to make the highest resolution version of each texture. The textures of her texture packs, for the most part, come from free photographs on the internet.

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 17:17
by Mossmanikin
Inocudom wrote:Oh, this is a wonderful thing to add to Minetest's jungles.

Would you be able to create textures of this for VanessaE's HDX texture packs sometime? You only need to make the highest resolution version of each texture. The textures of her texture packs, for the most part, come from free photographs on the internet.
Sometime, yes, I'd love to. :)

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 17:21
by Evergreen
You continue to amaze me. Amazing job, you have learned minetest modding very quickly, and you probably know more than I do by this point. Keep up the good work! Also, here is a happy little face from github. Image

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 17:35
by Mossmanikin
Evergreen wrote:You continue to amaze me. Amazing job, you have learned minetest modding very quickly, and you probably know more than I do by this point. Keep up the good work! Also, here is a happy little face from github. https://github.global.ssl.fastly.net/im ... /smile.png
Thanks. :)
I doubt I know more about modding, maybe I'm just more into the 24/7-try-and-error thing. ;)
And... I love your subtle way of telling me to put something on github... I really do! :D

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 17:37
by Evergreen
Mossmanikin wrote:
Evergreen wrote:You continue to amaze me. Amazing job, you have learned minetest modding very quickly, and you probably know more than I do by this point. Keep up the good work! Also, here is a happy little face from github. https://github.global.ssl.fastly.net/im ... /smile.png
Thanks. :)
I doubt I know more about modding, maybe I'm just more into the 24/7-try-and-error thing. ;)
And... I love your subtle way of telling me to put something on github... I really do! :D
Lol, wondered if you noticed that.

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 20:51
by Inocudom
Mossmanikin wrote:
Inocudom wrote:Oh, this is a wonderful thing to add to Minetest's jungles.

Would you be able to create textures of this for VanessaE's HDX texture packs sometime? You only need to make the highest resolution version of each texture. The textures of her texture packs, for the most part, come from free photographs on the internet.
Sometime, yes, I'd love to. :)
Wikimedia Commons is a good place to look for photographs.

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 16:23
by Mossmanikin
Inocudom wrote:
Mossmanikin wrote:
Inocudom wrote:Oh, this is a wonderful thing to add to Minetest's jungles.

Would you be able to create textures of this for VanessaE's HDX texture packs sometime? You only need to make the highest resolution version of each texture. The textures of her texture packs, for the most part, come from free photographs on the internet.
Sometime, yes, I'd love to. :)
Wikimedia Commons is a good place to look for photographs.
Thanks for the tip. :)
I'll definitely take a look at the pics there.

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 17:37
by Sokomine
I've recently added the mod to my nature-singleplayer-game - and it looks phantastic! Those ferns are a great addition to plantlife. Thank you for it!

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 18:41
by Mossmanikin
Sokomine wrote:I've recently added the mod to my nature-singleplayer-game - and it looks phantastic! Those ferns are a great addition to plantlife. Thank you for it!
Thank you, I'm glad you like it and you're welcome! :)

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 17:32
by Mossmanikin
Update (0.0.7)
- Giant Tree Ferns
- SeTTiNGS.txt
(for details see first post)

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 07:34
by Mossmanikin
Update (0.0.9)
- more options in SeTTiNGS.txt
- less fps drop (at least on my machine)
- changed textures for giant tree fern leaves
- the circumstances under which plants spawn are slightly different

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 19:54
by Mossmanikin
Update (0.1.0)
- No more flying tree fern trunks: cut the trunk and the whole tree will collapse

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 22:14
by Mossmanikin
Small update (0.1.1)
- fixed broken recipe (and missing texture error)
- added support for textures with higher resolutions

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 00:04
by Mossmanikin
Small update (0.1.2)
- big textures instead of combining small ones

Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:13
by VanessaE
This mod is now supported in HDX.

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 00:34
by LazyJ
This is a great mod and I've added it to my standard set of mods for all my singleplayer worlds.

I noticed, though, that when used with Splizard's "Snow" mod, the "Ferns" mod won't produce.

Is there a config setting or lua line that needs to be tweaked so "Ferns" and "Snow" can be used together?

Thanks for another great mod, Mossmanikin. ;)


UPDATE 2013_11_10:
It appears Splizard's "Snow" mod also stops VanessaE's "MoreTrees" and "PlantLife" mods. (Ferns and MoreTrees both depend on PlantLife.) Vanessa updates her mods quite regularly while Splizard hasn't updated "Snow" in several months. This leads me to beleive that if there were a solution, Vanessa would have found it by now.

So the choice comes down to a large variety of beautiful plants or snow... I choose a large variety of beautiful plants. ;)

The more recent github releases of Minetest 0.4.7 do have snow and dirt_with_snow though they don't produce ice. Still workable, though. Use WorldEdit to set a blanket of snow nodes above an area and let it fall to create a "default" Minetest snow biome.

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 13:15
by Inocudom
Anything going on with this mod lately? It is such a nice mod.

Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 05:26
by Sokomine
LazyJ wrote: I noticed, though, that when used with Splizard's "Snow" mod, the "Ferns" mod won't produce.
I had the same issue with other mods of this kind. In a new world with undergrowth added, there was no undergrowth occouring as long as I had the snow mod enabled.

Nores alternate mapgen also comes with very nice snowy regions. Snow there even piles up at diffrent heights.

I hope there's a way to make both mods work in the same world. I havn't looked deeper into it so far.

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 17:51
by Inocudom
Will this mod be supported by the new waving plants shader?

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 02:27
by VanessaE
On my server, I have an "extra" mod in place that adds the waving effect to most of this mod's plants. I skipped the horsetail and giant fern "tree" tops because those would need a different shader formula/algorithm that has not yet been coded.

Just add "waving = 1," (without the quotes) to the node defs for the plants that need it.

Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 17:47
by Mossmanikin
Inocudom wrote:Will this mod be supported by the new waving plants shader?
VanessaE wrote:Just add "waving = 1," (without the quotes) to the node defs for the plants that need it.
I'll test it and add it, if I like it.
Thnx for the tip. :)

Re: [Mod] Ferns [0.1.2] [ferns]

Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:40
by fireglow
Hi, on my minetest server (0.4.10), this mod crashes the server quite often (about 2-3 times a day) with this error:

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18:58:27: ERROR[main]: ERROR: An unhandled exception occurred: /srv/minetest/world/worldmods/ferns/ferns/horsetail.lua:86: attempt to index local 'ret' (a nil value)
18:58:27: ERROR[main]: stack traceback:
18:58:27: ERROR[main]: /srv/minetest/world/worldmods/ferns/ferns/horsetail.lua:86: in function
So I've disabled it for now. I've created a GitHub ticket at https://github.com/Mossmanikin/ferns/issues/1.
Sadly, the mod seems abandoned. Can anyone else find the error and patch it?

Re: [Mod] Ferns [0.1.2] [ferns]

Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 13:09
by Inocudom
Indeed, has Mossmanikin left Minetest for eternity. I wish VanessaE would add all of his plants to her plantlife modpack, for she has added so much to her homedecor mod recently.

Re: [Mod] Ferns [0.1.2] [ferns]

Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 13:47
by VanessaE
I've never run into the crash described in this post. I placed nearly 100 of those horsetail ferns in my test world and could not get the mod to crash at all. Looking at the code, I can't see a reason for it to crash here, either.

Are you sure your ferns mod is actually up-to-date? It's possible that maybe you're running an old release version and not a git copy - releases are always older and often lack fixes applied only in git.