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[8x] mini8x

Posted: Tue May 17, 2016 22:03
by D00Med
A small texture-pack for 0.4.14+.

Update:
(9/6/17)(tiny update):
>updated for minetest 0.4.16
(8/3/17):
>updated to minetest 0.4.15
>added support for nodebox_trees
>added hud textures
(23/6/16):
>The texture pack now supports xdecor, and ore textures have been added

Download: https://github.com/D00Med/mini8x/archive/master.zip

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license is CC-BY-SA 3.0

Re: [8x] mini8x

Posted: Tue May 17, 2016 23:02
by qwertymine3
Nice looking 8x, a few personal comments:
  • The structures nodes (grass/wood) look better to me than the unstructured ones (dirt/stone), it would be nice if these textures could have a little more structure to them
  • Cobblestone looks like it has a gash through it - especially since the edges tile well
  • Cactus looks a bit flat - maybe shadows under the needles would help?
  • Not a fan of the windows - I think I'd personally try to make a 16x border, which when tiled made an 8x border offset by 1 16x pixel (if you get what I mean)
  • I think the bookshelf would look better if the bottom row was 3 high with variable height books, rather than the two thick base
  • A padlock rather than a key-hole may look better on the locked chest
  • I would also 'cheat' and make a 16x texture on the jungle grass, the pixels look over-sized due to the plant model
  • Would personally prefer smaller, cherry-like apples (personal preference)
  • I'm not a fan of some of the colours, desert stone looks a bit like mud, and I like red bricks over brown
  • Black background to leaves in opaque mode
Very good so far though, looking forward to future updates.

Re: [8x] mini8x

Posted: Wed May 18, 2016 01:39
by D00Med
Is this better?
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I haven't made all the suggested changes, just a few.

Re: [8x] mini8x

Posted: Wed May 18, 2016 21:08
by MineYoshi
Looks very nice!
+100

Re: [8x] mini8x

Posted: Thu May 19, 2016 10:19
by azekill_DIABLO
i love this ;)

me i will start a 4*4 pack XD

who want to start a 1 by 1 pack?

Re: [8x] mini8x

Posted: Thu May 19, 2016 19:38
by qwertymine3
D00Med wrote:Is this better?
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I haven't made all the suggested changes, just a few.
I like the new stone texture - it looks like slate in-game due to the colour, but also works well when
re-coloured to a lighter stone colour.
I also like the changes to the bookcase and cactus.

It would be nice if there could be a little more contrast in the cobble, but it does look better, and I con tell that
it would be difficult to make it look nice with more contrast.

Not sure if my suggestion about using 16x textures was good or not. The glass does look better in the normal rendering mode, but I did notice the border looks too thin right in the connected glass mode.
I like wooden-bordered glass more than minimal textured glass, so I quickly made two textures one 16x, one 8x, and I'm conflicted about which one is better.
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I think that the jungle grass could do with some more detail though.

Also, I would like to suggest adding a second shade of purple to the violet. It looks a little flat when compared to
the other flowers, as they all have some variation.

Re: [8x] mini8x

Posted: Thu May 19, 2016 20:25
by D00Med
Ok, I'll see what I can do about that. Personally I like the old stone texture, the new texture doesn't look good with ores. I'm working on mod support at the moment.
I did try a 4x4, but it's hard enough to get 8x8 to look ok :D

Re: [8x] mini8x

Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 08:32
by azekill_DIABLO
i'm doing a 4 y 4 : that hidous but my minetest is ULTRA fast

Re: [8x] mini8x

Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 00:32
by D00Med
Cool, it's really hard though. I've made a partial 4x texture pack. It makes the blocks seem smaller somehow

Re: [8x] mini8x

Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 11:01
by azekill_DIABLO
D00Med wrote:Cool, it's really hard though. I've made a partial 4x texture pack. It makes the blocks seem smaller somehow
yes that's funny: i called it nano ;)

Re: [8x] mini8x

Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 21:21
by MineYoshi
azekill_DIABLO wrote:
D00Med wrote:Cool, it's really hard though. I've made a partial 4x texture pack. It makes the blocks seem smaller somehow
yes that's funny: i called it nano ;)
How many FPS with that 4x texture pack?
(how if you do one of 2x ?)

Re: [8x] mini8x

Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 09:09
by azekill_DIABLO
between 50 and 60 fps

aven with chunk generation it does'nt move :)

Re: [8x] mini8x

Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 21:01
by D00Med
Has anyone else noticed how fancy leaves make the game much slower in 0.4.14?
Even with 4x4 leaves(chequered pattern) the game is incredible slow when looking at leaves.
The same thing happens with transparent ice. I'll be making totally opaque simple leaves for this texture pack next.

Re: [8x] mini8x

Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 04:00
by qwertymine3
D00Med wrote:Has anyone else noticed how fancy leaves make the game much slower in 0.4.14?
Even with 4x4 leaves(chequered pattern) the game is incredible slow when looking at leaves.
The same thing happens with transparent ice. I'll be making totally opaque simple leaves for this texture pack next.
Fancy leaves has always caused a performance hit - the needs to create a lot of polygons to render fancy leaves.
Fancy leave are also transparent, meaning the the terrain behind them also needs to be rendered.

Re: [8x] mini8x

Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 09:40
by azekill_DIABLO
making them nodebox should be better

Re: [8x] mini8x

Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 20:16
by D00Med
I found the problem. For some reason minetest was using opengl regardless of my settings.

Re: [8x] mini8x

Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 20:24
by TumeniNodes
D00Med wrote:I found the problem. For some reason minetest was using opengl regardless of my settings.
That's because openGL rocks... and your pc knows it ; )

Re: [8x] mini8x

Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 20:54
by D00Med
Haha, windows 10 does not like openGL...

Re: [8x] mini8x

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 02:47
by TumeniNodes
D00Med wrote:Haha, windows 10 does not like openGL...
... and again, because openGL rocks .... DOH~ :P

The 8px looks great so far.
I am an artist / designer (of sorts) and I know pixle art is not as easy as most people think.
It is much more difficult to produce, truly good looking results.
I shtink at px art

Re: [8x] mini8x

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 03:02
by D00Med
Thanks, I'm glad you think so.

Re: [8x] mini8x

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 18:52
by oscar14
Very good texture! I love it.

Re: [8x] mini8x

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:21
by cd2
+1

Re: [8x] mini8x

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 05:01
by D00Med
I have updated the texturepack.
I have added textures for the xdecor mod and for ores.

Re: [8x] mini8x

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 16:20
by azekill_DIABLO
awesome!

Re: [8x] mini8x

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 21:20
by orwell
Is this just me, or do the nodes seem smaller?