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[WIP] dense_ores Denser ores for deeper depths

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 08:51
by scottvee
Hi. This is a fairly basic mod, adding new blocks and colors for your deepest caves.

The mod adds three tiers of new blocks: Deep, Dense and Ultra Dense. The blocks affected are Stone, Coal Ore, Copper Ore, Diamond ore, Iron Ore.

Deep, Dense and Ultra Dense stone can be crafted into 2, 3 and 4 regular stone, or used as decorative blocks in their own right.

Deep Ores drop 2 lumps of ore.
Dense Ores drop 3 lumps of ore.
Ultra Dense Ores drop 4 lumps of ore.

The textures are original, based on a 32x32 update of the default:stone texture with color mapping. It took a while to settle on the colors I wanted. I also did some 32x32 tweaking of the ore layer textures with some rotations to create some striking new patterns. The colors are subtle, and in a poorly lit cave you might walk right past Deep and Dense ores. I didn't want them to be glaringly obvious. Ultra Dense stone and ores are a pale maroon color and quite a bit easier to spot.

These new stone blocks spawn from -200y all the way down to the bottom of the world. They are uncommon to fairly rare, and the ores that spawn within them are even more rare, but I hope they give some color and some variety, and some bonus ores as you explore down there. ;-)

Download: https://github.com/scottvee/dense_ores/ ... master.zip
Just unzip the zip file into your Minetest/mods folder to install the mod.

Screenshots:
The new tiers of ores:
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The stones and stone bricks:
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A vein of dense ore with a copper ore showing:
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A vein of ultra dense ore with a copper ore showing:
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There is now a config file where you can turn on/off tiers of stone and ores, or tweak their rarity in the world.
Check out the wiki here: https://github.com/scottvee/dense_ores/wiki

Re: [WIP] dense_ores Denser ores for deeper depths

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 16:01
by octacian
This is an amazing idea! Great work, and cool textures!

Re: [WIP] dense_ores Denser ores for deeper depths

PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 04:47
by scottvee
Testing some newer, handmade dense ore textures. The old way with the rotations just came out weird.

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Had some fun testing and tweaking the oregen. Also added a config file to set the rarity of the stones and ores to fit you world's needs. Update coming soon.

Re: [WIP] dense_ores Denser ores for deeper depths

PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:30
by Chibi ghost
I like the idea of that it seems to represent the atmospheric pressure of going deep underground