Thursday, October 28, 2021

1.17 Progress

I'm making steady progress on the new 1.17 version of the mod. I've gotten the new object registration code pieces worked out, and I'm working on those magical horse models.

For now I've commented out some of what used to be called "Tile Entities" but are now "Block Entities." This includes things like the Oracle and Tree Holes. Depending on how hard those are to change over, I may put them out after I get the main feature (the magical horses) done.
After looking deeper at the official Forge migration guide, it seems like there are some pretty cool new things going on under the hood, like some new rendering capabilities, new graphical user interface options, and new a complete fluid overhaul. I don't know how I'll make use of any of these new capabilities, but there could be some fun opportunities there.
One of the things I look forward to after getting this done is updating the horse speech interface. Right now in 1.16.5 it works fine, but there really should be some extra bells and whistles, like actual inventory-style trading boxes and such.
Anyway, I'll keep on working, and hopefully I can get this new version out soon!
Thanks for your patience!

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

1.17.1 Version Coming Soon (and other things)!

Now that Minecraft Forge is out for 1.17.1, I'm working on the Ultimate Unicorn Mod port for that version of Minecraft. Development is progressing, and I'm hoping to have the new version out this month.

Other than that, I'm working on fixing some bugs that my kind and helpful users posted on the Discord server.

I'm also expanding the story of The Oracle Quest! I hope you've enjoyed talking to the horses so far, and that you're as excited for the rest of the story as I am.

As I get into the story, I've been thinking as well about how I might improve the way you talk to and interact with magical horses. As you likely know, the system in place allows horses to see and interact with items you hold in your hand. I'm considering changing that up a bit, and making actual interface inventory boxes that you can use, like when you are trading with villagers. I'm still figuring out how exactly I want to improve this part, and if I want to do anything beyond the obvious.

Anyway, I hope you are still enjoying the mod! If you have any questions or just want to chat, feel free to drop by the Discord Server! 

(Discord Server invitation link: https://discord.gg/UBVmHnzqyH)

Sunday, July 4, 2021

New Ultimate Unicorn Release - 1.16.1

The new release of the Ultimate Unicorn Mod is ready! This new version, 1.6.1, fixes some crash bugs and also lets you breed your magical horses with donkeys and mules (their children inherit donkey ears).

Go get it at the Download Page!

You can see what's new in the mod on the What's New Page.

Monday, May 31, 2021

New Ultimate Unicorn Mod Release - 1.6.0.1

I just put up a new bug-fix release of the Ultimate Unicorn Mod. This new version, 1.6.0.1, fixes a bug that prevents you from being able to configure which biomes magical horses can spawn in. It also adds a configuration option to make it easier to see what biomes are in your world.

Go get it at the Download Page.

You can see what's new in the mod on the What's New Page.