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Alvoria's Color Blind Simulating Vanilla Shaders

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    Alvoria avatar Alvoria
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    undefinedAbout this Pack:
    NOTE: This pack will not be updated to 1.9 as Mojang removed the ability to use custom shaders in-game. If you'd like to see this feature, and this pack, make a return please tweet your favorite Mojangsta about it. Link them to this pack to let them know WHY this was an important feature that they removed.

    This pack was created as a way of educating resource pack artists about color blindness, and the effects that their color choices have on a particular section of the human population. With the publication of this pack, I hope to raise awareness of Color Vision Deficiency in all its forms. I also hope that it will help to promote good design choices, both for resource packs and for design in general, that takes into account CVD and other ease of access measures.

    I hope that this pack allows people with normal vision to walk a mile in the shoes of someone living with CVD... even if only for a few minutes in a video game.

    IMPORTANT: No actual textures are included in this pack. This is a set of shaders programs used by vanilla Minecraft for it's Super Secret Settings. It can be used with absolutely any other texture pack without issue, and without any required mods. Proof.

    How to use this pack:

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    Each type of Color Vision Deficiency has been assigned a number roughly equating to how common it is in the human population. Zero, normal vision, is the most common. Consult the images in the spoiler below to see the number associated with a particular spectrum of vision. To return to toggle between normal vision and a colorblind state once one has been selected, use the F4 key.

    (If the spoiler below is broken, or the images don't work, use the preview images at the top of the page instead.

    Types of Color Vision:
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    License:
    undefined I, Alvoria, creator of this pack, hereby release it into Public Domain. I do so in the hope that it will be used to educate as many people as possible about the restrictions of Color Vision Deficiency, and promote excellence and accessibility in Resource Pack creation and graphic design.

    Questions and Answers:
    This section is for supplemental information that you may be wondering about as you use this pack, whether for education or design:
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    Q: Why doesn't this affect the menus and hotbar? I want to get the full experience by the items are still in full color!
    A: I don't think it's possible to force shaders to affect the GUI elements. Or if it is, I don't know how to do it (I'm not the best coder). This was probably done to prevent the game from becoming unplayable and the options inaccessible when using some of the more bizarre vanilla shaders. If this is something you'd like to see corrected, tweet your favorite Mojangsta and ask them to change it in the next version of Minecraft. Link them here to let them know why!

    Q: Are all of these shaders completely accurate?
    A: I honestly have no way of knowing. All of the values I used are based on the same computational models used by tools like VisCheck which are considered to be accurate.

    Q: How does this help people with color vision deficiency?
    A: You know the saying "Walk a mile in another man's shoes"? That's what this does. A lot of normal sighted people have trouble understanding how people with color vision deficiency see the world. With one of these shaders active, a normal-slighted person can experience Minecraft in the way that a person with CVD does, facing the same challenges and so forth within the setting of the game.

    Q: Is this EVERY type of colorblindness?
    A: No. As stated below the entry for achromatopsia (total color blindness), complete color blindness actually has several variations that look different. Unfortunately, due to the rarity of achromatopsia, I can't find any hard numbers on how any of them work, and instead just used the numbers for wavelength sensitivity to create an "average" of them. I would like to add proper shaders for every type of achromatopsia, so if you have any information please let me know.

    Q: Are YOU colorblind?
    A: Nope. I have normal vision. As a designer and artist I'm fascinated with how people perceive color, which is why color vision deficiency is fascinating to me.

    Q: Why do you refer to colorblindness as "Color Vision Deficiency" in most places?
    A: Because not all forms of "colorblindness" actually make the afflicted "blind" to a particular color. All of the '-omaly' types, for example, just cause colors to be perceived incorrectly. This is an important distinction to make when talking about colorblindness, I think. Believe me, it's not because I'm trying to be Politically Correct. (I hate that PC garbage)

    As for why I still use the more common term in the title... ease of searching.

    As a final note to the PMC moderators... I know this isn't a "Texture Pack" per say. I couldn't find a difinitive answer on whether non-texture resource packs are allowed here, but I've seen at least one other vanilla shaders pack in the texture packs section here so I believe that it is allowed. If it isn't for some reason, please let me know and I'll quietly remove it. I'm hoping that this will be allowed to stay if for no other reason than it's educational value... but I'll happily go along with whatever the official policy is on such things.
    Progress100% complete
    Game VersionMinecraft 1.8.1
    Resolution16x
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    Important Bug Fix! : by Alvoria 11/02/2014 11:45:29 amNov 2nd, 2014

    ● Fixed Deuteranomaly showing up as Deuteranopia.

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    07/25/2019 10:07 am
    Level 1 : New Miner
    Ofred
    Ofred avatar
    Well this is good but im not color blind :/
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    08/31/2019 5:51 pm
    Level 64 : High Grandmaster Wizard
    Alvoria
    Alvoria avatar
    Well yeah... that's kinda the point. Using this SIMULATES being color blind so you can know what it's like.
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    08/17/2018 12:32 pm
    Level 26 : Expert Fish
    TraincraftWorlds
    TraincraftWorlds avatar
    Wow, you are so smart for making this. I am not colourblind I just found this and thought this is amazing!

    Keep making great texture packs like this!
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    08/25/2018 6:22 pm
    Level 64 : High Grandmaster Wizard
    Alvoria
    Alvoria avatar
    I thank you for the compliment, but I won't likely be making more packs due to lack of interest.

    Still, I am pleased that you enjoy this creation of mine. That makes me happy, even if I've no plans to continue. ^_^
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    08/12/2018 3:46 am
    Level 1 : New Miner
    comradevex
    comradevex avatar
    Hey have you ever considered making it a shader pack? Then, you can update it with OptiFine''s updates and etc. AND you can list the names in the shader settings where you could change the colour blindness options. Just a suggestion.
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    08/25/2018 6:21 pm
    Level 64 : High Grandmaster Wizard
    Alvoria
    Alvoria avatar
    I'm not smart enough to do that, and at this point I've lost nearly all interest in working on Minecraft-related content in general. It's in the Public Domain so if you feel like doing it then go right ahead. Let me know when you've got a page up and I'll link to you.
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    05/12/2016 12:08 pm
    Level 1 : New Miner
    Jumbro
    Jumbro avatar
    I'm so glad someone made a colorblind resource pack. <3
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    05/17/2016 10:44 am
    Level 64 : High Grandmaster Wizard
    Alvoria
    Alvoria avatar
    I just wish that I were able to update it. Regardless, I'm happy that you are enjoying it! ^_^
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    06/22/2015 11:38 am
    Level 27 : Expert Taco
    spike43884
    spike43884 avatar
    Just if we could choose at random times to see in differing degree's of colourblindness, I mean, when I haven't got anything good to do tritanopia would be a really much more fun way to view the world.
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    10/13/2015 9:13 pm
    Level 64 : High Grandmaster Wizard
    Alvoria
    Alvoria avatar
    Given the choice I'd choose to broaden my spectrum of vision. Being able to see infared or ultravoilet would be cool and really useful.

    I know what you mean, though. Sometimes when my eyes are sore I'd love to ratchet down my vision to see things in a mostly cyan hue. :)
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