Damn that’s a wall of text :/
Some time has passed again and you still don’t have an update for 1.7. Today I’m going to explain why and what will be happening with Traincraft mod in the future. So let’s get to it.
Spitfire and me were talking and decided, that it’s been 3 years already of the mod being released, and not once has it been properly re-written. So what better time to do this, then in the update that changes 80% of the code anyway. So what does this mean time-wise? Well it’ll take a while to do this so there won’t be any updates for a while, at least not until we get to a usable point. But this is going to be a good thing in the long run. We might release small packs, with partial features, so you can start with the world gen, or maybe some beta builds, but more on that bellow.
Right now Traincraft is barely standing up, if I say it like that. A lot of the code is old and weird, or still optimised for old versions, so any additions or changes bring more bad that good sadly. But you know what I’m talking about. The adding of the trains is tedious, and not always working, and you have to change a lot of things to add a single train. We aim to change this in the future. (More on that later).
Now doing a complete rewrite is a long process, and sadly probably won’t be done for some time, but that’s just a necessary evil. It has to be done at some point and it brings a lot of cool changes. And what are those cool changes you ask? Well here’s a list of things of the top of my head(Not final and may change in the future):
- Faster adding or items/blocks/trains
- Better resources loading textures/sounds
- Better mod compatibility
- Less bugs
- More features faster
Now a bit about on adding trains. Right now only us coders can add them and we aim to keep it like this. There’s a lot of reasons for this, mainly saving you from errors, and having a mod that doesn’t look retarded, or weird because every train is made differently or missing something and so on. Now how will you add trains then? Well I have some ideas kicking around, but I’ll probably write up something on that later. But fear not, more trains will be added in the future.
Betas and ads
Currently, the downloads go through the adf.ly service, so we can at least have server costs covered, but this can change in the future. The patreon service is gaining popularity, and it might be a way to get even more cool stuff to you the fans and players, but if it proves something people would contribute too. If so please let me know what you think.
All of this being said, I’m already working on the next version of Traincraft and have been for a while, but sadly I don’t have anything cool to show yet. But I’ll post more updates when I do. Maybe even a cool video, like the last one. Hope that this will ultimately bring everyone a better experience, and if you have questions, do ask. But not when will it be done, because the answer is “when it’s done!”.That’s it from me, Mrbrutal
Traincraft is getting a complete rewrite, might take a while, but there will be more cool stuff, and less bugs.