1908 - The Coal War - Beta V0.20 (Basic MC1.5 Compatibility!)
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Posted 08/30/11 7:53:50 pm , last updated: 04/13/13 9:54:32 pm
An early industrial-military-imperialism pack!
!! Disclaimer: CURRENTLY A HEAVY W.I.P. - most blocks need to be redone - with most of my focus on ROMECRAFT I only very rarely update this pack. !!
Welcome to 1908. This pack is focused on many aspects of the late 19th and early 20th century, using aspects of steam technology as well as mining technology from that period to make a historic and themed pack. Many of the textures used in the pack are based on the look and feel of a early 1900's factory or steamship, with wooden-insulated steam pistons, various workers' tools, period-looking building materials, and workbenches/chests based off actual designs found on the USS Olympia (in commission from 1892-1922, the ship I work on as a volunteer). The pack also includes custom armor, featuring, so far: a mining uniform, a Prussian soldier/police uniform, a fancy 1900's suit, and a bronzey diving suit, all of which themed around a 1908 timeframe. This pack also attempts to stay too far from themed materials, allowing it to be used in survival and creative functions. Two versions of this pack will probably be released: One is the primary texture pack featured in this thread, The Coal War. Later, I will release "Olympia", which is a heavily themed pack, based on late 19th/early 20th century ship-building, with every texture based off of the USS Olympia.
An alternative history, based on minecraft: It is 1908, and the major growing Imperial nations of the world are struggling to compete for coal for their growing industrial power. The Great White fleet of America sets to sea, a branch of which is assigned to finding a new source of coal to power the fleet and the country. The discovery of a new land rich with coal sets America to a new path of glory and colonialism, but they quickly find the new island hostile and vast. The island is full of explorers lost long ago: Zombie divers, drowned in their voyage to the depths. Burned skeletons; remnants of the failed expeditions to the volcanic islands. Exploding creatures, unknown to other parts of the world. These threats make the lives of the American coal miners miserable and with only improvised weaponry, the miners find themselves in a struggle known to none other. As the months passed into the mines, a new threat was seen flying overhead in massive zeppelins: Imperial Germany. Using their developing gas and steam-powered Luftschifftruppe, or Zeppelin fleet, the Germans had been searching for a larger coal base for their growing Imperial might. As the two sides competed for the resources of the land, it was not infrequent for the opposing sides' miners and small military units to attack and pillage each other for resources and for a better edge. With neither nation really wanting to start a total war, a kind of cold war between the two nations was fought, dubbed famously as the "Coal War."
[This is highly fictional, duh! Don't whine.]
- Items are redone to look like common equipment used by factory workers and coal miners from the 1900s. For example, the wood sword is now a hand drill (known as an auger or bit-and-brace), the stone sword is a pipe wrench (also known as a monkey wrench), the iron sword is a bayonet (not as common to workers, but works) and the diamond sword is a machete. Also, the bow is now an industrial rivet gun.
- Armor is as follows, from worst to best: Miner's Outfit (cloth), Fancy Suit (Gold), Prussian Military Uniform (Iron - also kind of looks like an old police uniform), and Generic Diving Suit (Diamond).
- All crafting blocks are now historic building materials of the era, and industrial/military-themed.
- Create unique GUI
- Chainmail is still Roman (from my romecraft texture pack)
- Change all paintings to relevant theme
- Change new Mobs and blocks to something BETTEH
- Update to all the new fancy features of 1.4, get rid of many default textures.
- Tons to do..
|Game Version:||Minecraft 1.5|
|Tags:||Themed, Environment, Terrain, Items, Art, Mobs, Armor, Misc, Particles, GUI, Steam, American, German, Prussian, Empire, Ships, Warship, 1908, World, War, Soldier, Battle, Sailor, Zeppelin, Boat, Airship|
Update #9 : 04/13/2013 9:54:32 pm4/13/13
Update #8 : 11/10/2012 7:27:58 pm11/10/12
Update #7 : 03/23/2012 8:08:13 pm3/23/12
Update #6 : 02/13/2012 7:10:16 pm2/13/12
Update #5 : 12/18/2011 12:08:59 am12/18/11
I did not add too much, I tweaked many of the textures and changed a few as well! (Obsidian now is much cooler ;) )
I had to update this too early for my enderman, gui, and painting revisions since I am heading home for christmas!
Update #4 : 12/06/2011 3:51:02 pm12/06/11
Update #3 : 11/24/2011 10:16:27 pm11/24/11
Update #2 : 09/21/2011 1:17:35 am9/21/11
Update #1 : 08/30/2011 8:58:51 pm8/30/11
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