Galacticraft 3 Release Notes

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  1. micdoodle8

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    Downloads: http://micdoodle8.com/mods/galacticraft/downloads

    Big thanks to @radfast for writing the release notes (and all the work he's put into developing GC3)!


    GALACTICRAFT 3 RELEASE NOTES
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    GC3 is for Minecraft 1.7.2 with Forge version 10.12.2.1147 or later.

    This is a BETA release. There will be some bugs. There will be some
    incompatibility with other mods.

    This is not the final version of GC3. There will be even more things
    added as time goes on, plus enhancements to what is already here.
    For example, you'll have noticed there is no new mob in the
    Asteroids dimension, for now...

    So we recommend: don't make large builds in the Asteroids dimension
    just yet, as you might be wanting to delete+regenerate that dimension
    in a future updated version of GC3.


    WHAT'S NEW IN GC3
    =================

    Asteroids Dimension:
    - Asteroids floating in space with secrets to be discovered...
    - Moving small asteroids
    - New ores
    - Awesome Tier 3 rocket to reach the asteroids dimension

    Improvements to existing dimensions:
    Space stations:
    - Can now spin!
    - Freefall motion for players and mobs
    - Redesigned sun

    Mars:
    - Beautiful new sky
    - Added sub-surface ice (but it's fairly rare)
    - Desh Ore is easier to find

    Moon:
    - redesigned footprints

    Redesigned Celestial Selection screen:
    - Also used as a Galacticraft Map
    - Planets now have a temperature
    - Planets now have an atmospheric composition

    New Thermal Padding extra armor:
    - Will be needed on very cold or very hot planets
    - Temperature indicator on the HUD

    Improved Space Race competitive play:
    - Design your own team flag for the Space Race

    New Blocks:
    Walkways
    - build routes around your base with a space look
    - Aluminum Wire and Oxygen Pipes can be attached to the underside of walkways

    Spin Thrusters
    - these are used to make "something" spin...
    - right-click with a wrench to point the spin in the other direction

    Arc Lamp
    - a very bright lamp to light up those dark space dimensions
    - directional - right-click with a wrench to change the direction
    - has an effect on mobs...

    New Machines:
    Short-range Telepad
    - teleport between nearby pads

    Methane Synthesizer
    - manufacture methane from coal (or carbon dioxide) + hydrogen
    - can be made into rocket fuel

    Gas Liquefier
    - makes methane into rocket fuel you can use
    - can also make liquid versions of other gases
    - uses for the other gases will come in future...

    Electric Arc Furnace
    - a Tier 2 version of the Electric Furnace
    - faster; and double production amount for all metal ingots

    Energy Storage Cluster
    - a Tier 2 version of the Energy Storage Module

    New Items:
    Grappling hook - to grab onto nearby asteroids
    Canisters of various gases
    Titanium tools - have an attractive quality
    Titanium armor - extra protection from collision and fall damage

    New Energy Systems:
    Beam Emitters and Beam Receivers can transfer energy without wires
    GC energy system re-worked and re-balanced
    New energy unit: gJ - that's Galacticraft Joules not GigaJoules
    Now with 2 tiers of energy (think of it as like 120V and 240V)
    Tier 2 machines get a speed buff if powered with Tier 2 energy
    Electric Ingot Compressor gets same speed buff as a Tier 2 machine

    Compatibility:
    Compatible with BuildCraft and IndustrialCraft2
    [ BuildCraft 6.0.16 IC2 version 2.2.1.483-experimental ]
    Energy readout in MJ or EU options - /gcenergyunits command
    GC3 wiring respects IC2 voltage levels (LV, MV, HV, EV)
    IC2 batteries can be used in Galacticraft machines, and vice versa

    Improved rocket graphics:
    Different exhausts for different rocket tiers
    Lots of smoke prior to launch
    Player model stays inside the rocket if you tilt it
    No clipping of items held by a player in a rocket

    Gameplay improvements:
    Shift-click oxygen gear, oxygen tanks and other GC items into inventory slots
    Shift-click works in all machines
    Space dimensions - where you first land becomes a spawn point if you die
    Space dimensions - the player can breathe when inside a rocket or lander
    You cannot exit a rocket using 'Shift' after it has launched
    You cannot exit a lander using 'Shift' until it has properly landed
    Using Launch Controllers you can fly in a rocket between two pads in the same dim
    Creative mode Galacticraft tabs reorganized into 2 tabs
    All machines and Solar Panels are now 'Enabled' by default when first placed

    Minor issues fixed:
    Mars landing balloon stays properly where it landed
    NASA workbench will not 'forget' schematics when the player dies
    In NEI, the HUD (block identifier) should be completely accurate now
    Pick-block (in Creative mode) should give the correct block for everything
    Launch Controller settings work correctly
    All machines have the same electrical input color (green)
    /dimensiontp command with no player name teleports yourself
    Some rendering issues with oxygen tanks fixed
    Some rendering issues with Galacticraft fluids fixed
    Multiblock structures - the 'invisible blocks' have hardness like the main block
    Oxygen bubbles made by Oxygen Distributors are more stable
    Various minor fixes to tooltips and item names
    Slimelings and sludgelings now cannot drown
    Space Station dimensions have the 'Space' biome type
    Issues with Parachest GUI slots and 'Inventory' label position fixed
    Parachests render as parachests in player inventory and in NEI

    Translations:
    Most text in Galacticraft is now translateable
    Many languages updated - thanks to our dedicated translaters
    Added: Thai translation



    CREDITS
    =======
    Mod authors: micdoodle8, radfast, fishtaco567
    GUI textures and concepts: SpaceViking
    Music: Jackson Cordes
    Translations: Adaptivity, Ezer'Arch, hunator, Linyor, sb023612, SteveMCCommander
    and everyone else who has contributed at the Github or on the forum.


    KNOWN ISSUES (will be fixed real soon)
    ============
    Rockets are missing their sounds
    You will not be able to get to other player's Space Stations without external teleport mods/plugins
    Galacticraft item tooltips do not show in the Galacticraft blue 'rarity' color
    Rotating Space Stations - blocks not connected to the space station will rotate too
    Sealed IC2 cables and AE cable not craftable
    If BuildCraft is loaded, Galacticraft wires may keep transmitting energy even if broken
    BuildCraft Kinesis pipes can transmit power into all sides of Galacticraft machines
    Footprints on the moon sometimes hang off the edge of the block they are on
    Gas Liquefier accesses planet's atmosphere even inside a sealed space
    Methane Synthesizer fills with free hydrogen, as we have no hydrogen maker yet
    Water Electolyzer machine is not craftable and has no function currently


    INSTALLATION NOTES
    ==================
    GC3 needs Forge version 10.12.2.1147 for Minecraft 1.7.2. Make sure to use
    the correct version of Forge. Get it here: http://files.minecraftforge.net/

    After installing Forge and checking that the launcher launches with version
    1147, you will need to put micdoodlecore, galacticraftcore and galacticraftplanets
    in your /mods folder. Make sure to have the same version for each one.

    Like all Minecraft 1.7.2 mods, the blocks and items in GC3 do not have fixed
    ID numbers, instead each is given an ID when the world is created.
    ID conflicts should be a thing of the past...


    UPDATING MAPS FROM GC2 TO GC3
    =============================
    Updating existing maps from Minecraft 1.6.4 to 1.7.2 is normally possible,
    so long as you have 1.7.2 versions of all the mods used.

    IMPORTANT: if updating from 1.6.4 make sure to have played + saved the map
    in Galacticraft version 2.0.12.1031 or later, before updating the map to
    1.7.2. Best is to use the latest Galacticraft 1.6.4 version 2.0.14.1091
    prior to update. Get it here: http://ci.micdoodle8.com/job/Galacticraft/1091/

    Recommended steps for a Single Player update:

    1) Make sure Forge and your modpack are installed in Minecraft 1.7.2
    and working correctly - test that you can create a new world OK.

    2) In Minecraft 1.7.2, start Single Player, load your old map

    3) Forge will warn that it is a 1.6.4 map and ask if you want to proceed.
    Click 'Yes'. Forge will make a backup of the old map in a .zip file.

    4) Forge will warn about some items not being present and being
    deleted from the world - ForgeMicroblocks items and maybe more. That
    shouldn't affect any Galacticraft blocks or items. It might affect
    other mods if you are updating other mods to 1.7.2 at the same time.

    Tips for a successful update:

    * If you had an Electric Furnace or an Energy Storage Module in your
    1.6.4 map with items inside of it, those items will drop out of it
    the first time it loads in 1.7.2. So empty your furnaces and energy
    storage before updating the map.

    * If you had nothing built on Mars, after the update we recommend
    deleting the whole Mars dimension (DIM-29) and allowing it to regenerate
    in GC3, so you get the benefit of the easier to find Desh Ore.
     
    #1 micdoodle8, Jul 25, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2014
  2. MCcraftingCz

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    Wow, that looks really nice! Good job!
     
  3. Daniel_loves_galacticraft

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    YYYEEEAAAHHH
    it's AAMMAAZZIINNGG!!! :D :D :D :D
     
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  4. halvors

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    Nice job! Seems awsome, can't wait to try it out.

    One question: Will you guys continue to work towards a 1.7.10 release?
     
  5. MCcraftingCz

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    As mic says: Since my code is already on 1.7.2 and I'm planning for a beta release this week, I'll just port to 1.7.10 after.
     
  6. Daniel_loves_galacticraft

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    mic: "Galacticraft 3 release notes: http://goo.gl/xuQolV Download will be up in a few hours hopefully"
    what do you mean when you say hopefully xD
     
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  7. Buzzrocket

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    You guys know it....this is me right now
     
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  8. Daniel_loves_galacticraft

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    This is what will hapen to me if i have to wait any longer
     
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  9. Vigilantecow

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    Super excited! Im curious as to what you mean when small asteroids move and space stations rotate.... I suppose the awesomeness will be explained when it's released!
     
  10. Daniel_loves_galacticraft

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    I HATE WAITING
    AAAAAAHHHHHHH xD
    lol
     
  11. fun0326

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    OMG 5 months of waiting and finnaly down to this few hours :D
     
  12. Daniel_loves_galacticraft

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    I.K.R :D
     
  13. Daniel_loves_galacticraft

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    it'll definetly be up by tomorrow morning *knock on wood*
     
  14. Vigilantecow

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    Hey, Don't mean to be a moderator's messenger here, but could you please not post several replies in a row? It's easier to just edit your last post and add whatever you want onto it, and saves the forum from spam :D But yeah, I'm glad your all as excited for the dev release as I am. I'm in the EST timezone, so I sadly have to go to sleep. Hopefully it will be up when I wake! :D
     
  15. Douglas_Fresh

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    It'll be like Christmas morning!
     
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  16. Daniel_loves_galacticraft

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    I CAN'T TAKE THE WAITING ANYMORE AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH
    *explodes*
    xD
     
  17. Ops. The Xeno

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    Is there gonna be an official server? My friend and I really wanna play this mod on multiplayer but neither of us know how to make a modded server.
     
  18. radyjko

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    Galacticraft :3
     
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    OMG i cant wait im so excited to play GC3... oh and todays my birthday :)
     
  20. Ops. The Xeno

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    HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TODAYS YOUR SPECIAL DAY, I BAKED YOU A CAKE, BUT ITS IN OUTER SPACE, HEY!
    but seriously, happy birthday man:);)
     

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