Fences

Dropbox is still in progress, I am now working on a proper UI list with swipe-to-scroll behavior. Might later use it to replace the kludgy worlds list in Singleplayer screen. In the meantime, to cheer myself up, I am also slowly picking the remaining low hanging fruit. The next one are fences:

At the moment the player can jump over them normally, but animals will not do it, at least in theory. Here’s a caged wildboar:

34 Comments

  1. pippyo03
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 00:21 | Permalink | Reply

    whop!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t tell you how much I’ve wanted theses!!!

  2. Tanner
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 00:25 | Permalink | Reply

    Great looks fun keep up the good work kaalus would be great if you add more world slots. :-D if I had a PayPal I would pay you money for your good work. Thanks kaalus

    • Korbak
      Posted March 20, 2012 at 08:39 | Permalink | Reply

      +1
      Kaalus, add a donate button so that all your happy customers can reward your awesome work!
      Be sure I’ll use my Paypal for it!

  3. joeyboy1019
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 01:38 | Permalink | Reply

    Sweet thx for answering my prayers ur awesome kaalus!!!!!

  4. Sir Knight
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 02:02 | Permalink | Reply

    It would be convenient to be able to have some way of having boars spawn in a predetermined location ( I have a boar pen, and a courtyard hunting reserve, with water, grass, et. al, but alas, no boars.), with some in-world object…

    • Buurbinator
      Posted March 20, 2012 at 12:23 | Permalink | Reply

      Great idea! Spawning animals would be awesome. You could do it like with the chicken eggs in minecraft! And another little problem is that if you go to far away from the caged animal it dissappears ! Sry my english is bad :D

      • Posted March 20, 2012 at 12:37 | Permalink | Reply

        Hi Buurbinator. Off topic, but just to let you know that your comment is the 2000th comment on this blog :-)

        Spawning animals by placing “eggs” is a good idea. Don’t know when I’ll have time to look into it though…

      • jriot10
        Posted March 20, 2012 at 21:18 | Permalink | Reply

        Congradulations Buurbinator you win a cookie (*)

  5. Sir Knight
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 02:03 | Permalink | Reply

    Very nice work by the way, great work kaalus.

  6. Afuzzybuttcrust
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 02:23 | Permalink | Reply

    How are you going to lure them in? And won’t they disappear after you leave the draw distance? Also, are there fence doors?

    • jriot10
      Posted March 20, 2012 at 02:30 | Permalink | Reply

      I believe there should be a special door for fences such as gates so that the doors don’t look out of place

  7. jriot10
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 02:32 | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks for adding fences Kaalus! That was really kind :). I was wondering if this means the boars can be kept as pets or still dissapear. If they still dissapear i reccomend a system for making them pets and then add them to an array in which it can only hold up to 5 items in it. Just a suggestion but i am not a expert programmer so don’t yell at me if i’m wrong :)

    • Korbak
      Posted March 20, 2012 at 08:35 | Permalink | Reply

      +1
      I agree! Enclosed animals needs to be stored somewhere so that it won’t disappear.
      Very good work Kaalus!

  8. reebs
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 03:14 | Permalink | Reply

    Is there a way to make it so that animals within the fences don’t disappear? obviously there would need to be a limit on the size of a “pen” but to me that seems like a feasible solution.

  9. Nikpol22
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 03:23 | Permalink | Reply

    It need’s my survival map, to do a better lights

  10. Korbak
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 08:48 | Permalink | Reply

    What about implementing the possibility to pile fences up in the meantime? It could bring cool wooden walls, palisades etc.

    • jriot10
      Posted March 20, 2012 at 21:19 | Permalink | Reply

      The screenshots show stackable fences

      • Korbak
        Posted March 20, 2012 at 22:58 | Permalink | Reply

        It does indeed, but I saw it right after posting..
        (pictures on my wp7 are quite too small ^^)

    • jriot10
      Posted March 21, 2012 at 01:43 | Permalink | Reply

      Lol i’m glad he added that cuz when minecraft didn’t do that stacking fences was a pain :(

  11. d1kan
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 11:55 | Permalink | Reply

    I wanted fences since so many times!! thanks!!

  12. Duxk
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 13:33 | Permalink | Reply

    Here is something I just thought of Kaalus.

    Instead of adding an item like eggs to spawn mobs, maybe you can just add a kind of bait. Like bird seed to attract birds and a type of spice (from a type of plant) that you can add to bird meat to create boar bait.

    I feel like it would add some more depth to hunting and make it easier for people to trap pets.

    Just an idea :)

    • TimoBass
      Posted March 20, 2012 at 18:38 | Permalink | Reply

      Great idea!!!!!!

    • jriot10
      Posted March 20, 2012 at 21:19 | Permalink | Reply

      See that would be a good idea for survival mode but for creative mode eggs are a better idea.

  13. Posted March 20, 2012 at 15:51 | Permalink | Reply

    Thank you Kaalus! :)

  14. Afuzzybuttcrust
    Posted March 21, 2012 at 04:27 | Permalink | Reply

    Off topic, but something I dislike is he amount of shadowing for blocks and other objects. For example, look at how much shadowing there is around the fence. I understand if you are trying to make an ambient occlusion effect, but it just doesn’t seem right..

    • Posted March 21, 2012 at 10:18 | Permalink | Reply

      Indeed that’s a problem. At the moment the algorithm is all-or-nothing solution, that is either a block casts shadows around or it doesn’t. Changing it so that it’s a gradual value is easy and I contemplated it many times, but the problem is it sits right in the middle of the most performance critical piece of code. And it would make it slower…

    • Posted March 21, 2012 at 11:31 | Permalink | Reply

      I have noticed the shadows with flowers too. In creative mode I was making a field of roses and it looked odd because of all the shadow.

  15. Posted March 21, 2012 at 17:32 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, do you think you could add basalt stairs to 1.9? I am building a black tower out of basalt to match (mirror) a Marble tower I built, and there are no basalt stairs to put inside.

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  17. Posted April 12, 2013 at 22:49 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus I have had I bug in my game to where I cannot open iron doors even if they aren’t hooked up to a electrical divice

  18. Sam
    Posted June 28, 2013 at 03:34 | Permalink | Reply

    How do you flipping place them?!?!?!?!?!?

  19. Elexis
    Posted July 4, 2013 at 02:59 | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks for making fences. It is awesome! I only have one question though. How are you able to make fence through the crafting table? I’m having a hard time trying to think of a way to make it.

  20. Katie
    Posted July 7, 2013 at 16:22 | Permalink | Reply

    I think that you should definetly make cars that we can go inside of and drive around:)

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