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What do you think of a server texture pack for Blacraft?

Good idea, it could include all aspects of texture packs.
1 (11.1%)
Good idea, but it should only focus on small areas like map icons and leave the rest up to everybody else.
3 (33.3%)
Bad idea, there should be no official textures.
0 (0%)
Left map icon texture is best.
0 (0%)
Center map icon texture is best.
3 (33.3%)
Right map icon texture is best.
2 (22.2%)

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Bla

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Server Texture Pack
« on: 2013 03 24, 10:47:37 »
The stupid icons on maps made me annoyed yesterday, all copies of the maps in item stands blocking large areas and the ridiculously big size of player arrows, but I realized a solution. You could just edit the icons or remove them entirely in a texture pack.

I made a texture pack for myself based on Faithful 32x32 plus with round Sun and Moon and some edited map icons. Making the whole texture pack with everything from items to blocks official Blacraft textures would probably annoy some people I could imagine, but do you like the idea of having the custom map icons as server-wide textures? Many people might not look into texture packs, so I think they would benefit from the edited icons rather than having maps filled with completely pointless, green arrows and not knowing how to get rid of them.

Here they are so you can compare them. Default is left, center is my edited one which shows itemframes with copies of the map as small yellow dots, right is my edited one which doesn't show item frames. Because the forum background is black, you may want to open the images in another tab or download them so you can see the black outline of the icons.



Here is an example of how a map with the center textures looks (the yellow dot is smaller than one pixel on the map, so you can see what color the pixel behind it is):


If you vote, please put one vote in option 1/2/3 and one vote in 4/5/6.
« Last Edit: 2013 03 24, 10:56:31 by Bla »

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Re: Server Texture Pack
« Reply #1 on: 2013 03 24, 12:21:14 »
well if the official texture is optional, then i don't really care

if it's mandatory, then as long as it's very close to the vanilla version idc, i don't often use texture because i can never tell what anything is

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Re: Server Texture Pack
« Reply #2 on: 2013 03 24, 12:34:17 »
It would be optional but on by default.

http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Server#Setting_the_server.27s_texture_pack

However you seemed to ignore everything about the custom map icons which was sort of the main point of an official texture pack atm.

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Re: Server Texture Pack
« Reply #3 on: 2013 03 24, 12:38:15 »
Could you like, elaborate about the map icon left, right, or center more ??? I'm really confused.

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Re: Server Texture Pack
« Reply #4 on: 2013 03 24, 14:17:20 »
The images, not the icons. The image to the left is default texture pack, the other two are proposals.

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Re: Server Texture Pack
« Reply #5 on: 2013 03 24, 16:29:45 »
It would be optional but on by default.

http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Server#Setting_the_server.27s_texture_pack

However you seemed to ignore everything about the custom map icons which was sort of the main point of an official texture pack atm.

what can i say i don't look at maps a lot :P
but i guess it's beneficial to me so ok