Sunday, November 5, 2017

New Release for Minecraft 1.12.2

I just put out a new release of the Wings, Horns, and Hooves: Ultimate Unicorn Mod yesterday, version 1.5.14, and I'm happy to announce that the mod now supports Minecraft 1.12.2!

Otherwise, the new release mostly contains bug fixes, and an option to turn off notification messages from the mod at startup (like messages about a new version being released).

Looking at Next Release

Besides fixing any bugs that get reported, I'm looking at a few new options for the next release.  Some things I'm considering include:

  • Allowing magical horses to inherit existing horse markings when bred with normal horses.
  • Upgrading the Custom Unicorn Creator to have hide patterns, so people can make more interesting custom horses.
  • Adding a secret Ultimate Unicorn breed that's a mutated version of the Reindeer breed.
  • Hippogriff breed.
  • And since I'll have most of the parts necessary, might as well throw in a gryphon breed.
  • A quest from the Oracle.
Possible Futures

I'd love to make an adventure mod that involved rescuing the poor imprisoned creatures from the lair of the evil Doctor Ogrebaz, where our friend Typhon the Destroyer was created.  However, that will probably have to wait a while, unless I find more time.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Story of Asmidiske

This is the story of Asmidiske, a new unique horse commissioned for addition into the Ultimate Unicorn Mod.  Asmidiske's powers are listed at the bottom of the page.

Asmidiske's origins are as mysterious as the ever-changing currents of the Oros Isles.  Whether he sprang into being spontaneously, or was called from another dimension, or was created by Adaron's latent magical ability, we'll never know.  However Asmidiske came to this world, he quickly became the fierce protector of King Adaron the 5th.

After (then) Prince Adaron's hippocamp was felled in the battle of Argosie, the prince washed ashore on the far island of Hektros.  There, he was set upon by a deadly phalanx of serpent people. Weaponless, his mind muddled from seawater and starvation, he was sure to perish.

It was in that darkest of moments that a strange creature--half bird, half horse, like unto a pegasus, and yet bearing the aspect of the crowing rooster--appeared from the crackling fog that towered and rolled around the island.  With beating wings, and the flash of hoof and claw, the beast drove off the snake men and protected Lord Adaron.

Alas, when the battle was won, Prince Adaron lay motionless on the beach.  He had been bitten by one of his attackers and his veins filled with venom.

Asmidiske crowed in lament and laid his head next to the fallen prince.

And then, miraculously, Prince Adaron awoke.  He looked up at the horse creature.  "Oh, beautiful, heroic hippolectryon," he said.  "I know that you will be my true friend until the last of my days."

Adaron sat up.  The prince looked around at the forlorn, fog-clouded beach, and found his mind equally clouded of his past.

He said, "But I know little else.  Kind creature, will you help me find my way home?"

And from that day, the hippalectryon, who Adaron soon learned was named Asmidiske, flew with the prince among the Oros Isles.  Asmidiske's story became intertwined with Adaron's as the prince fought to remember who he was and search for home.

Asmidiske's and Prince Adaron's adventures are chronicled in their entirety in The Winds of Orosia.

Asmidiske's Powers

Asmidiske has an aura that will give all nearby entities protection, and protect them from the Weakness, Wither, and Poison status effects.

Note: At the current time, Asmidiske cannot breed with other horses.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Mod Updates

I've been working on a few updates to the Ultimate Unicorn Mod lately, mostly dealing with the following issues (all of which should be fixed when I make the release):

  • In some Minecraft versions (1.9.x, 1.10.2), you cannot put chests on magical horses.
  • In some early Minecraft version (1.7.10, 1.8.x), spawn eggs no longer work when using a dedicated server.
  • Magical horse life is really high.  I'm adding an option to make it lower, and making that the default.
  • A new unique custom unicorn.
Those are the main new things, but if I may be able to fit in a few other minor bug fixes.  We will see! I'm hoping to get this update out by the end of this coming week.