Hey for everyone that is contributing to this, I am greatly thankful for you getting the mod up and running again. I honestly loved the feel of the horses not being tammed and their being a pack of the horses. I loved basically everything about the mod, but some things can be fixed. Hope everything will go GREAT for you guys and gals. Again, thank you everybody who has taken time to try to make this mod alive again.
The mod author Lil Avi has opted for a remake rather than an update. This is mostly due to how much has changed in Minecraft since 1.5.2. as I said above, I'm not expecting a release till 3-5 months from now. (2-4 meh)
Latest update would be tossing around the idea of rewriting riding controls to make horseback archery easier. Also tossing around some ideas about calling your horse. Hit a bit of a snag with the horses jumping weird, been having trouble finding the problem code.
Thanks, it means a lot. I copied what you said to the Skype and Avi says you are welcome to join if you like! For that matter, anyone who wants to join the Skype, just reply to this thread or send me a pm and I'll add you.
Still slow going, some family issues popped up, but I made her promise to check back by at least the end of the month. The best we can do at this point is get together an active community of people who can keep this interesting and fun. We need fan art, lots of it. I think it's about time to break out the latest release and give tutorials, how to install it, what all you can do, creative uses, roleplay servers, vardo races, the works.
I just made this account so I could post on this Topic.
I have followed this mod for a very, very long time having not had Minecraft PC addition I couldn't play any of the releases, but now that I've built a computer I found out that it was discontinued and was very disappointed...but not anymore I am so happy that this is getting a remake and would definitely be interested in a multiplayer server. Good luck with everything, seriously you guys are the best!
I have a little experience coding mods and so does a friend of mine and would be willing to do this as this was my first mod and to this day probably one of my favorites. If someone could give me the textures I will totally program it. (my friend might help). Any preferences on versions.
Well, depends on what you mean by "Active". There is starting to be quite the group of people interested, but Avi seems to have dropped off the internet again.
I started a MC server with the old mod, but no-one ever joined. The way I see it, if we can get this group engaged enough, then we can get development rolling again.
So what we really need is a few very active members to share what they think is good about the mod, was is bad about it, what could be better and ideas on what you think should be added. As well as a creative front, if you have skills in drawing, graphic design or 3d modeling then your work could really spice up this group.
We could also do like a once a week server where everyone who is active can join and hangout. I'm thinking Friday at 5 pm, but whatever works with everyone's schedules.
If you don't have any Model makers yet, I'm willing to learn how to set them up.
My time is sporadic since I do a lot of traveling and Admin for an active RP server, but I'm willing to put time in to get this mod rolling! I'm a huge horse nut, and vanilla MC horses are abysmally lacking in some awesome features.
Do we by chance have a discord server set up? It'd be super easy to coordinate on there with a channel for a to-do list, pinning relevant things, and easily chat with collaborators.
Edit: I forgot to ask what timezone you're in. I probably won't be available tomorrow, but Fridays in general should work for my schedule.
Not a bad idea XD, I'll have to see if the guys on the Skype mind migrating over.
I'm on Eastern time, mostly Avi has either been using the old models or making new ones, I was thinking that someone could make models as suggestions that might get adopted, but generally as fan art. Personally I would like to see a vardo with seats in the back and/or on the sides. A carriage could also be cool.