Entropy, Revenge and Beautiful, Deadly Updates? Vote!

UPDATE 17MAY2014 – After leaving the voting open for a few weeks, we will begin work on a new Glixyl’s Revenge.  Thanks for those who have provided feedback for the mod list for Revenge so far, but please comment if you wish to have something special considered for inclusion into the new Revenge!

Yesterday I released the new version of Beautiful, Deadly on Technic at http://www.technicpack.net/modpack/details/devills-adventure.87338  It also contains many updates, water plants and other nice touches I think you will like.

It contains shaders, post-processing effects and over 100 animated textures on MacOS, Linux and Windows.  You need to have Java 7 installed and a legal copy of Minecraft to play it.

If you don’t have Technic, get it at http://www.technicpack.net/download and ‘Add a Pack’ from the launcher as I talk about here> Beautiful, Deadly Prototype

For those of you who are familiar with Dev_ill and my mod packs over the last few years, I have some questions about what you would like to see us work on next.

Entropy – I am thinking of updating this mod pack to Minecraft version 1.6.4 (from 1.5.2), but to do that the physics will change and operate more like they do in Beautiful, Deadly.  It will add sanity, sleep deprivation, air quality on Earth, thirst and the other aspects contained within Beautiful, Deadly; but have all the chaos/disaster/space horror aspects of Entropy instead of the magic and landscape of Beautiful, Deadly.  It represent a nice update to Flans Mod, Galacticraft (adding some more planets), changes to Universal Electricity, better Aliens vs Predator, etc.  Updating to 1.6.4 will most likely break existing 1.5.2 maps though.  Click to go to Entropy page on Technic> http://www.technicpack.net/modpack/details/entropy-by-glixyl.72573

Beautiful, Deadly – It would be possible to add more ‘low tech’ mods to Beautiful, Deadly to make it more like later versions of AdventureTech, but I need to be careful because I don’t want too many problems with the block physics.

Revenge – I was also thinking of a new twist on my Revenge mod pack series, but will simply call it Revenge most likely; it would have a lot of mods with some ‘special stuff’.  It would be a Minecraft 1.7.2+ pack most likely.  I could start working on that with 1.7.2 and improve as more mods are updated.  Revenge II client and server download is at> http://www.technicpack.net/modpack/details/glixyls-revenge-ii.77097

What would you prefer?

Beautiful, Deadly – Shaders/Textures/Physics/Sanity Release Out

Client and Server for Beautiful, Deadly version 017 is released to Technic.  Download>>  the client and server with custom shaders for MacOS, Windows and Linux here.

A shader and post processing release of Beautiful, Deadly is now released with over 100 animated textures. will be a minor feature update to physics and sanity as well.  There are a few different ways to use the new graphics and tune them to your system specifications.  All combinations work on MacOS, Windows and Linux; if you have a fast enough graphics card to render them that is.  I have designed this mod pack to give the users a variety of graphics settings which cover a variety of computer types.  (shaders look best above ground or with the use of light sources such as torches).

Option 1:  Old/Slow Computer or Laptop

Advanced OpenGL = on, ResourcePack = Default, Graphics = Fast

Option 2: Desktop or Laptop with a dedicated video card

Advanced OpenGL = on, ResourcePack = BlockHybrid, Graphics = Fancy (setting to fancy enables waving leaves and other cool textures without the need for shaders)

Option 3: Powerful Desktop or Laptop such as recent MacBook Pro or Republic of Gamers

Advanced OpenGL = off, ResourcePack = BlockHybrid, Shaders = ‘meeps’ or ‘meepsultra’ (I needed to modify the shader files to be compatible with the other mods I am using), Graphics = Fast or Fancy (fancy enables best lighting, waving objects, etc. but is very resource intensive.)  This setting is shown on my MacBook Pro in the screenshot below.

Beautiful, Deadly with highest graphics settings

Beautiful, Deadly (new interface) with highest graphics settings

Dark Souls II – my kind of game

I don’t usually review games, but there is something special I wish to tell you about which has shaped my own mod packs and has fed my hunger for extreme difficulty.

A few years ago I was home sick with the flu, feeling miserable.  Then all of a sudden this advertisement came on TV about a new game called ‘Demon’s Souls‘.  This game was supposedly one of the most difficult games ever made and had the endorsement of many publications.  I immediately got dressed and went to the local video game shop to pick it up.

Upon arriving at home I installed the game on my PS3.  Over the next few hours I got killed so many times that I was laughing at how brutal this Demon’s Souls game was.  I spent many hours over the next month or so playing it and loved every minute of it.  Simply hacking and slashing at every monster wasn’t possible in Demon’s Souls..  Instead you needed to take great care and have patience fighting almost every enemy, parrying, blocking and dodging attacks; sometimes running away was the only solution.

When the successor to Demon’s Souls (called Dark Souls) came out I was too busy with work and family to pick it up.  However, I picked up a copy for my little brother as well as a strategy book; to help him get through it.  Because of the time I spent playing Demon’s Souls my brother always asks me questions about Dark Souls, but I never seemed to know the answer.  This time around with Dark Souls II, I decided that I would play along with my him so that I could help him with it and compare experiences.

The metal finished case is textured and feels menacing to the touch.

The metal finished case is textured and feels menacing to the touch.

Because my brother lives far off of the power grid with limited access to internet (dial-up), I decided to pick up the Collector’s Edition Dark Souls 2 book for a gift to him again this time.  This book is high quality with amazing artwork, maps, tips and an attention to detail.

Dark Souls II - Collector's Edition book has excellent artwork and detail.

Dark Souls II – Collector’s Edition book has excellent artwork and detail.

Dark Souls II is a wide open game that is even more punishing than the previous two. Each time you die you lose some of your maximum health. Key items like the healing Estus Flask from Dark Souls I are crippled.  Just like its predecessors, your game can be invaded by evil players bent on ruining your day.  Made by Namco Bandai, Dark Souls II is available on XBOX 360, PS3 and coming soon on PC.  The Dark Souls II official site.

One thing to keep in mind is that Nvidia 3D Vision was supported by Helix mods on Dark Souls for PC, which was very cool in addition to the other mods you can install such as HD (1080p and larger) support.  Hopefully Helix will create a custom driver for this new title on PC as well.  If you have 3D Vision on PC and don’t know what Helix is, get over to the site and check it out now as there are so many titles which actually support 3D.  If not 3D vision, maybe an Oculus Rift driver for the new prototype?

Beautiful, Deadly Hybrid Shaders/Animated Textures

Beautiful, Deadly mod pack soon to have shaders together with animated textures.

Thanks to guys like MrMeep_x3, Blocksmithed and karyonix, I was able to hybridize the crazy animated textures together with shaders to a nice effect on MacOS, Windows and Linux.  I will release this soon in a single package for all computers soon in an update to Beautiful, Deadly, but for now check out the video.

If you want the current version (without shaders, but with 100+ animated textures), follow this link> http://www.technicpack.net/modpack/details/devills-adventure.87338

Beautiful, Deadly BETA Release – Server Available

A BETA release of Beautiful, Deadly is now available including a server.  To get it, go to the Technic page.

 

Download the server at the Technic page or click this link>  http://glixyl.minefur.com/beautifuldeadly-server-015-beta.zip

Beautiful, Deadly is an extreme survival mod pack for Minecraft 1.6.4 based in a world of magic.

FEATURES:

The world and nether are full of traps and randomly generated dungeons, both above and below ground.  You must drink clean water to avoid dying of thirst.  In the dark, you will begin to go crazy unless your area is lit.  Air quality is also a danger, especially underground and with the use of too many torches, but the use of plant life such as leaves will clean up the air.  Stay warm in cold environments, but also avoid overheating in places such as the Nether, where drinking ‘cold water’ will help cool you.  While mining, cave-ins are a possibility.  Avalanches happen and other block physics react more realistically.

Beautiful, Deadly Prototype

My son and I have released our new prototype mod pack called Beautiful, Deadly on the Technic platform.  It contains some bugs and should be used as a demo primarily, but I know you will have fun playing it.  We are in the process of testing and refining now and will have a more official release soon.  If you like what you see, please +1 it on Technic.  Server will come soon after we have a more balanced release ready.  Thanks!! – glixyl  p.s.- Dev_ill and I will release some gameplay videos for this soon.. its sort of like Entropy, but harder, faster and based on magic instead of technology.

beautiful-deadly

<Click Here for the Technic Page>

**To play this mod pack, you must allocate at least 1.5GB of RAM to Technic Launcher, otherwise you won’t be able to load the nether in single player.  To do this open the Technic Launcher and click the gear icon on the upper right of the Technic Launcher screen.  Allocate 1.5GB of RAM within the Launcher Options screen.

Beautiful, Deadly is the latest mod pack by Glixyl and Dev_ill.  It features extreme difficulty, magic, cave-ins, land slides, highlands and extra biomes, environmental dangers, an animated resource pack (poor man’s shaders for slower machines) and advanced server troubleshooting tools.

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Thirst, extreme cold and heat, air quality, fear and cave-ins are some of the challenges to overcome in Beautiful, Deadly.

DEADLY (READ THIS):  The world and nether are full of traps and randomly generated dungeons, both above and below ground.  You must drink clean water to avoid dying of thirst.  In the dark, you will begin to go crazy unless your area is lit.  Air quality is also a danger, especially underground and with the use of too many torches, but the use of plant life such as leaves will clean up the air.  Stay warm in cold environments, but also avoid overheating in places such as the Nether, where drinking ‘cold water’ will help cool you.  While mining, cave-ins are a possibility.  Avalanches happen and other block physics react more realistically.

MODS:

Animated Player – iChun
Barrels
Better Breeds
Better Dungeons (Chocolate)
Bibliocraft
Blood Magic
NEI / Chickencode
Craftable Horse Armor and Saddles
Crossbow Mod 2
Deadly World
DrZhark’s Magic Carpet
Dungeon Crawler
Enter Storage
EnviroMine
ExtraBiomes XL
ForgeMultipart
Highlands 2
Inventory Tweaks
Lava Monsters
Meteors Mod
Mob Amputation – iChun
Mob Dismemberment – iChun
Natura
Opis / Dynamic Map Writer
Tinkers Construct
Thaumcraft 4
Thaumic Tinkerer
TrailMix 2
Translocator
Mouse Tweaks
Starting Inventory
Mr. Crayfish’s Furniture Mod
Chisel mod
Dragon Mounts
NetherStuffs
Small boats mod

RESOURCE PACK: Blocksmith Hybrid [CTM] by Blocksmithed featuring animated textures, waving grass, animated items and even waving leaves (on fancy).

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

My son received his Minecraft Christmas wish this yearmc-xmas.  Last year he barely touched any presents that weren’t Minecraft related.  Santa learns and this year there was a Creeper Backpack, Minecraft Poster, Lego Nether set, Diamond Ore night light and Creeper wall switch.  Everything is nice with the exception of the wall switch..

In other news, I might not wait for Minecraft 1.7.4+ to update to Forge before I release the next mod pack.  The working title is “Beautiful Deadly” and is a fantasy and magic pack that has a lot of eye candy, dangerous terrain and horrible monsters.  Here is a little screenshot teaser of the wilderness and I may release a prototype version over the next week or two on Technic platform.

beauty-deadly

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