Minecraft with GLSL and SEUSv10.1

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So i’ve always kind of wanted to try the whole minecraft with shaders thing, and this morning I came across a rather sexy batch of screenshots from someone testing sonic ethers shaders, in the comments was a pretty simple overview of how to do it so I thought hell, lets give it a try.

I changed some settings half way through, I get the feeling you’re not supposed to use clouds with it. I’d love to see what it looks like with some bump mapped textures but i’ll be honest my computer was about to explode as it is.
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Still no work, guess i’ll play more vidya? (part 1) – Minecraft

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Slowly but surely, the Meng empire on the minecraft server is growing…

Slowly but surely getting around to trying all of the things tekkit has to offer, from building on the moon, to computer drones, to forcefields and zone defence, to self powered mining carts…

To the moon!
To the moon!
Moonbase foundation/blueprint is laid out already, just haven't quite gotten around to building it yet. Want to think of a clever way to deal with the oxygen problem in a way that is self sustainable and fully automated.
Moonbase foundation/blueprint is laid out already, just haven’t quite gotten around to building it yet. Want to think of a clever way to deal with the oxygen problem in a way that is self sustainable and fully automated.
Footage taken from a test run of my new automatic mining cart, it even places railways and will build bridges should the altitude change. I might use it to make a highway at some point... maybe..
Footage taken from a test run of my new automatic mining cart, it even places railways and will build bridges should the altitude change. I might use it to make a highway at some point… maybe..
My first base has seen quite a few changes since it started, a new floor had to be added as it was too cramped, and then once all the Applied Energistics computer stuff started kicking in I really had no space..
My first base has seen quite a few changes since it started, a new floor had to be added as it was too cramped, and then once all the Applied Energistics computer stuff started kicking in I really had no space..
The new top floor of my main base, the big machine on the right autocrafts items, the contraption on the left is a quantum bridge which lets me link networks over long distance without cables.
The new top floor of my main base, the big machine on the right autocrafts items, the contraption on the left is a quantum bridge which lets me link networks over long distance without cables. Also got some extra power generators in this room, and a monitor wall for me to keep an eye on all my ‘stock’ easily.
Shot of my offshore laser drill rig. About 80 generators worth of energy drilling through bedrock 24/7.
Shot of my offshore laser drill rig. About 80 generators worth of energy drilling through bedrock 24/7.
The farming islands, situated just outside of my main base. Generates most of the natural resources including 3 types of wood, every colour of wool, blaze rods, spider eyes, shitton of crops, etc.
The farming islands, situated just outside of my main base. Generates most of the natural resources including 3 types of wood, every colour of wool, blaze rods, spider eyes, shitton of crops, etc.
Floating power plant, has about another 50 generators up there sending wireless electricity via tesseracts. Powers the entirety of the farming base, and then some. There are another 40 lava engines on standby if there isn't enough power though.
Floating power plant, has about another 50 generators up there sending wireless electricity via tesseracts. Powers the entirety of the farming base, and then some. There are another 40 lava engines on standby if there isn’t enough power though.
Rift portal for quick access to the moon, because i'll be damned if im fueling that rocket every time.
Rift portal for quick access to the moon, because i’ll be damned if im fueling that rocket every time.
Future site of my research lab (aka. 2nd major base), still needs to be finished with its 3rd floor, I do have this sweet force field stuff set up though.
Future site of my research lab (aka. 2nd major base), still needs to be finished with its 3rd floor, I do have this sweet force field stuff set up though.

And thats all for now, wanna come play? We don’t have many people on the server so land and ore is abundant still. You know how to contact me if you are eligible.

A very Minecraft christmas?

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So I believe I have finished all immediate work for now, and my schedule is free until after the new year. Of course theres a chance I will be called up and asked to work, but lets hope that doesn’t happen for at least a little while eh?

Nothing too noteworthy recently, anime series ‘Kill La Kill’ reached its (probably) halfway point and went batshit insane, so be sure to check that out if you are into action shows.

Other than that i’ve just been playing Minecraft and sifting through some of the other games I have on steam. I sort of dislike how much of a time sink Minecraft is, but at the same time, the things i’m making  at the moment are pretty advanced and it feels really interesting, making a fully automated, self sustaining factory is incredibly satisfying.

minecraftislandsHeres what ive been working on recently. I actually really like the design of it, even though its one of the few bases I just kind of made on the fly without thinking too hard, usually I like to get a rough idea in my head before I start building but this was really just like ‘okay we’ll make a clover’ and then it just grew and grew and grew, and now it reminds me of something out of another videogame entirely.
Each island has its own function, and though you can’t really see it, there is a TON of underwater piping and cabling to make sure everything is kept powered and supplied.

Some of the paths are pretty elaborate, for example, cows -> manure -> composter -> fertilizer -> wheat -> breed cows -> baby cows -> XP and drops.

Oh. also my engine room is insane and still not enough power for everything.

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Minecraft project update 2

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Have to say, wasnt expecting to have to do essentially 3 layers of floor – that being background, lightstone and then visible floor and glass. (along with having to need to do 3 layers of ceiling per floor later)
Can see some testing of light sources on the left corridor, it looks pretty good (ill screenshot it when ive done the whole corridor), but it looks kind of like office lights.

Everything seems to be coming together pretty well, I had to brainstorm for a few minutes to come up with a floorplan/blueprint sort of thing though because i was pretty lost.

also. Looks like im going to have to remove the glass ceiling that i made because its too low, just as well i didnt fill in the whole thing.

huge minecraft project

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never made anything on this sort of scale before, so it will be interesting to see how it turns out. Will keep you guys posted on how its coming along

I was really inspired by this huge underwater thing someguy made (video embedded below) , and thought ‘I want one of those in my world’ , then went and drew up a quick sketch thing of a building to give me an idea of what i want to make. No doubt though this is going to take ages to make, and its probably going to be a bitch just to properly design the interior, I like symmetry a little bit too much and I can already tell thats going to hinder me greatly.

Minecraft March

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Pre-note: Most of this probably took less time than you imagine it did, ive got a fair few hacks on so I can build as efficiently as possible (aint got time to waste now that exams are creeping up)
This is also what happens when the internet/league of legends servers are being sketchy and I dont feel like studying…

(can see the next WIP in the background, going to be a 3 floor hub area)

And finally…

Building a valley village (minecraft)

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Started yesterday at some point whilst listening to some studio ghibli soundtrack – it may have been spirited away or Nausicaa or something, but it basically gave me the inspiration to start working on the highly mountainous region shown in the ‘before’ picture below.

I wanted to make a small village or something, with connected caves, rope bridges and so on, the type of village that might exist in a valley.

Its not yet finished, but in 2 days ive turned this….

Into this…

Its actually pretty shocking for me, just seeing these 2 images side by side. Whilst building you sort of just… do it.
Clear dirt and stone out of the way, its just casual shit, and then when you take a step back and admire your handywork….

I still dont really know what to name this area though (I like to keep my world signposted at the minecart stations at least)
Probably futile to even ask since I never get a response, but if anyone has any ideas for a name for the area, drop a comment in the thread or in the chatbox on the right.

More minecraft pixel art (Bit trip, VVVVVV and Ghouls ‘n’ Ghosts Arthur)

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Arthur was HELL to make, my god he took ages, fucking 3 shades of grey and shit (Black, grey, stone, light grey, white) ,but mostly just the complexity, eg having to build a dirt layer across to make the end of his fist while im making the chest, and then arching it over and connecting it up – it requires more brain power and spatial thinking than you would think since you have to basically constantly re-sync yourself with a pixel on your reference image (whilst staring at shit from above, sincey ou essentially turn into a pixel – if that makes sense). Definitely the hardest artpiece ive done so far, but he looks fucking awesome so im happy.

I also made a little tetris scene and a rather nerdy DNA molecule (with accurate representation of the 4 nucleotide bases, their correct pairing and base size (purines being larger than pyramidines because of double ring structure etc)

Yay for minecraft updates

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So the most recent update added coloured wool along with a bunch of other cool stuff.
Not entirely sure why coloured wool wasnt in to begin with considering it was in the online version but not in survival mode.
Anywho, spent the morning making a few sprites to decorate my world

^ The Kid, Cave Story chars, and 8bit Hatsune miku

I think the cave story ones in particular look awesome, just because the colour palette is pretty much the same as that in minecraft wool colours

The Polar opposite of ‘Productive’

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So i went home on saturday, thought i’d pick up lots of the stuff I left at home (glasses, game controllers, etc) and then get some work done, i actually packed a really really optimistic amount of work to be completed. Instead, we ended up going out for dim sum in the morning and then the family watched TV pretty much all day, X factor, strictly come dancing, etc etc. All that shitty TV. And i really didnt feel like doing any work at all , so instead I started up a new game of Minecraft (totally worth the £9 btw) and made a new base – http://www.mengsbizarreadventure.com/uploads/World3.rar – , its kinda coo’, really need to find some diamond though so i can make a portal to hell (or whatever it is you do exactly) . I still feel like I have alot to learn about that game though.

The next day then, Because saturday was so unproductive, I thought i’d wake up nice and early and do some work…. Instead, I watched extreme house makeovers. So then I thought i’d go back to the uni-house, because i’d be able to work better there…. 2.5 hours or so later, I log in to vent and cross is installing Dynasty Warriors Online, Guess i should check this out….
That was about 6 hours ago. The game is very very awesome, my workload is very very un-awesome. FML.