[Mod] Snow Biomes [3.2] [snow]

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[Mod] Snow Biomes [3.2] [snow]

by Splizard » Fri Jul 06, 2012 06:51

Introducing snow and ice to Minetest:

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Download Latest Release (3.2): (use latest development link below if this is not working)
http://splizard.com/minetest/mods/snow-biomes/snow-3.2.zip

This mod adds snow biomes to minetest.
There are nine biome types: (click on one to see the image)
Example map:
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Features:
  • You can craft icy snow blocks with four ice and snow.
  • You can craft snow bricks with four snow blocks.
  • Snow and ice melts when near warm blocks such as lava, torches etc.
  • Water freezes over when snow blocks are in contact.
  • Snow with multiple levels!
  • Moss spreads on cobble to make mossy cobble.
  • Christmas trees can be found when digging pine needles.
  • It snows and raises the snow level in the area evenly.
  • Sleds can be crafted to travel faster on snow.

Sleds:
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Todo:
  • Add actual icebergs.

NOTICE
You *may* experience server slow down while the snow biomes are generated.

MAPGEN_V7
Snow biomes is compatible with a v7 generated map.

Minimum Minetest version: 0.4.9
Depends: default
License: GPLv2/later
Textures: Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Github: https://github.com/Splizard/minetest-mod-snow/
Website: http://minetest.splizard.com/mods/snow-biomes/

Latest Development Download: https://github.com/Splizard/minetest-mod-snow/archive/master.zip

Compatible Mods:
snowdrift
skins
moreblocks

Older Versions:
http://splizard.com/minetest/mods/snow-biomes/snow-3.1.zip
http://splizard.com/minetest/mods/snow-biomes/snow-3.0.zip
http://splizard.com/minetest/mods/snow-biomes/snow-2.0.zip
http://splizard.com/minetest/mods/snow-biomes/snow-1.8.zip
http://splizard.com/minetest/mods/snow-biomes/snow-1.4.zip
http://splizard.com/minetest/mods/snow-biomes/snow-1.3.zip
http://splizard.com/minetest/mods/snow-biomes/snow-1.2.zip
http://splizard.com/minetest/mods/snow-biomes/snow-1.1.zip
http://splizard.com/minetest/mods/snow-biomes/snow-1.0.zip

Changelog:
https://github.com/Splizard/minetest-mod-snow/blob/master/changelog.txt

minetest.conf
(these override the settings of config.txt found in the mod folder)
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# Whether you are running a legacy minetest version (auto-detected).
snow_legacy = false
# Enables falling snow.
snow_enable_snowfall = true
# Reduces the amount of resources and fps used by snowfall.
lighter_snowfall = false
# Disable this to stop snow from being smoothed.
snow_smooth_snow = true
# Disable this to remove christmas saplings from being found.
snow_christmas_content = true
# The minumum height a snow biome will generate.
snow_min_height = 3
# Enables debug output.
snow_debug = false
# Enables smooth transition of biomes
snow_smooth_biomes = true
# Disable this to prevent sleds from being riden.
sleds = true


MinetestMapper:
you can use minetestmapper.py for this mod by adding

Code: Select all
snow:snow 255 255 255
snow:snow_block 255 255 255
snow:ice 144 217 234


to colors.txt
Last edited by Splizard on Sun Jan 11, 2015 22:29, edited 5 times in total.
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by SegFault22 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 08:50

Finally, this is EXACTLY what I wanted to become of the ''custom biomes'' idea! In combination with the conifers mod (make them only spawn on dirt with snow) it would perfectly simulate a ''snowwy'' biome :D
Great job!
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by cosarara97 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 08:58

SegFault22 wrote:Finally, this is EXACTLY what I wanted to become of the ''custom biomes'' idea! In combination with the conifers mod (make them only spawn on dirt with snow) it would perfectly simulate a ''snowwy'' biome :D
Great job!

Well, where I live there are conifers everywhere, and it doesn't snow more than once a year...
Oh, and I really like this mod :)
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by sfan5 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 09:10

Awesome!
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by Topywo » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:09

Tried it. Another landscape mod :-).

Does snow generate in desert-biomes and then disappears immediately?

Only 1 thing, the iceberg biome doesn't look like an iceberg?

I like changes in terrain. Great mod!

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cosarara97 wrote:
SegFault22 wrote:Finally, this is EXACTLY what I wanted to become of the ''custom biomes'' idea! In combination with the conifers mod (make them only spawn on dirt with snow) it would perfectly simulate a ''snowwy'' biome :D
Great job!

Well, where I live there are conifers everywhere, and it doesn't snow more than once a year...
Oh, and I really like this mod :)


I guess there are a lot of conifers at Menches server ;-)
 

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by Splizard » Fri Jul 06, 2012 20:51

Topywo wrote:Tried it. Another landscape mod :-).

Does snow generate in desert-biomes and then disappears immediately?

Only 1 thing, the iceberg biome doesn't look like an iceberg?

I like changes in terrain. Great mod!


Yeah when the generator encounters desert sand it stops (because snow in deserts doesn’t make much sense).

Icebergs is just a name for that type of biome at the moment,
in a later release Ill try to add proper icebergs.
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by lkjoel » Sat Jul 07, 2012 05:02

Awesome mod!
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by Splizard » Sat Jul 07, 2012 09:24

LolManKuba wrote:3 mods that add snow :O

1st mod that adds snow biomes :)
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by Keriz » Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:35

Does the mod need the default blocks to work ?
 

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by Calinou » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:48

Yes, of course, you need the "default" mod.
 

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by mauvebic » Sat Jul 07, 2012 13:08

Splizard wrote:
LolManKuba wrote:3 mods that add snow :O

1st mod that adds snow biomes :)


He's right, youre the third :P though i had no idea either at the time that a texturepack/mod already existed when i was asked to add snowy biomes lol

Jordach beat me/you to the punch:
http://minetest.net/forum/viewtopic.php?id=1282

then i did the 4 seasons (which im forking from madblocks so other people can pick it up)
http://www.zimg.eu/i/1426873215

Though as people keep requesting more biomes all the time ive been holding off doing anything more until we get more access to mapgens' internals.
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by Keriz » Sat Jul 07, 2012 14:07

Can I know what block it use of the default mod ?
 

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by mauvebic » Sat Jul 07, 2012 14:22

you change all the nodes you find on the surface with snow-covered equivalents

though some extra tundra vegetation would be nice (like moss?)
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by xXx_orange » Sat Jul 07, 2012 22:30

This is a nice snow biome, I would install it but I don't like snow on these games.
 

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by Splizard » Sat Jul 07, 2012 22:31

mauvebic wrote:He's right, youre the third :P though i had no idea either at the time that a texturepack/mod already existed when i was asked to add snowy biomes lol

Jordach beat me/you to the punch:
http://minetest.net/forum/viewtopic.php?id=1282

then i did the 4 seasons (which im forking from madblocks so other people can pick it up)
http://www.zimg.eu/i/1426873215

Though as people keep requesting more biomes all the time ive been holding off doing anything more until we get more access to mapgens' internals.

mauvebic wrote:you change all the nodes you find on the surface with snow-covered equivalents

though some extra tundra vegetation would be nice (like moss?)


It doesn’t replace all nodes on the surface (grass biomes still exist).
This is what makes it different from Jordach's Snowy Wastelands Mod.
Anyway thanks for your idea about moss I will try to include it in the next version. :)

Example from minetestmapper.py:
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you can use minetestmapper.py for this mod by adding
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snow:snow 255 255 255
snow:snow_block 255 255 255
snow:ice 144 217 234

to colors.txt
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by Gambit » Sat Jul 07, 2012 23:07

The transitions needs work, but other than that it's nice to have. I'm willing to build on these sort of biomes.
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by Bas080 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 17:01

No glitches or erros, I really don't like the square looking biomes though. Snow should be patchy and not square. On mountain tops and in more southern and northern biomes. Or more at the center of the biome. But most importanly, not square.

I'm working on a mod that does exactly that. Ones i'm done i'll share and maybe we can combine our efforts.
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by SegFault22 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 00:29

Also, can you make a ''fork'' of the mod that turns the entire map into a massive winter wasteland? That actually works unlike the others, and doesn't require a texture pack?
That would be awesome too :D
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by Stef » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:05

maybe you can put other trees in the snow biomes some fir trees? ;o
maybe also an other type of biome like jungle other grass type and huge trees?
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by Temperest » Wed Jul 11, 2012 22:24

I'm not sure whether this would work, but minetest.env:get_perlin(seeddiff, octaves, persistence, scale) with a large scale value should allow non-rectangular area generation (just check against a particular threshold for each node), while making the biome generation reproducible as well (currently the mod uses math.random, which is seeded with the time, so making two worlds with the same seed won't make the same map).

Excellent work! I look forward to future versions.
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by Splizard » Wed Jul 11, 2012 23:16

Temperest wrote:I'm not sure whether this would work, but minetest.env:get_perlin(seeddiff, octaves, persistence, scale) with a large scale value should allow non-rectangular area generation (just check against a particular threshold for each node), while making the biome generation reproducible as well (currently the mod uses math.random, which is seeded with the time, so making two worlds with the same seed won't make the same map).

Excellent work! I look forward to future versions.


Thanks for your information I am not sure how to get perlin noise and psuedorandom working (that is why I used math.random :3)
I will try and work it out myself but if you (or someone else) knows anything about it, I would appreciate the help.
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by sparkyahs » Sun Jul 15, 2012 20:05

Maybe have a height dependent variable for the mountains and such. It would also make sense to make sure this is above sea level aside from the northern/southern most sections of the map.
 

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by Splizard » Fri Jul 20, 2012 08:12

Version 1.1 out!
Biomes no longer generate in squares and they are generated according to map seed.

Please let me know if you are happy or not with the rarity and size of the biomes.
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by Zigbert » Fri Jul 20, 2012 17:07

this is great, minetest needed more biomes besides woods and desert
 

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