So after some deliberation, and a talk with my friend and co-writer Spitfire4466 we’ve decided that the best thing to do, since we’re pressed for time as it is, is to open source the mod in hopes of continuation.
Now before anything else, let me put some misconceptions out there to rest.
- Spitfire4466 didn’t leave because we had our differences, he left because we don’t have enough time to work on TC anymore.
- I don’t need his permission to do anything, but I did ask him because it’s the right thing to do, since he’s the original author.
- It is as much my mod as it is his. We’ve both done a lot of work on it and have spent many hours doing so.
I’m sorry that this took as long as it did, but I was seriously hoping I’d find some time to work on this. Maybe I still can at some point and I’m hopping I get the chance to contribute again if I can. I still have plenty of cool ideas and things that Traincraft could benefit from and if anyone will be willing to include them, Traincraft could again be one of the great Minecraft mods.
Now here is what I want from the community in exchange for opening up the sources: That the Tracraft remain in my hands, and that I stay on the team. I will continue to look over the website, the forum, wiki and the blog, and help out where I can with information and other things. I’m also going to try to write-up some tutorials on how to get setup, or how to do 3d models and textures if anyone is interested. What I really want is to have a chance to come back, should I find the time to do so. Obviously the code can be forked and subsequently different mods be made but that’s another story. I am only concerned for the continuation of Traincraft.
I have some free time till the end of the yeah which is when I will prepare the code for the github and upload all the necessary files. I will upload the old code(1.6.4) and the little coding that I have done for the 1.7.10. and then it can be decided which is better to work on.
So stick around and find out more.
And have a great December!