We have been experimenting with generating Aliens vs Predator ruins, using the blocks from the mod; which are not craft-able in game. The good news is that we are now getting results and here are some images of alien, predator and marine ruins naturally generating during exploration. There are some tricks, traps and monsters to deal with; but a treasure lies within each most ruins added. Slime, which is difficult to come by, now spawns within protected ruins on the planet Varda (LV-223). I think the best part of these additions is that you can get these cool blocks that are more advanced and less prone to block physics, allowing for the complex construction shown in these images. New ruins coming in next version after testing is completed and we get a few more ruins made. (by the way, Dev_ill and I are no artists- so if you are interested in creating templates for possible inclusion in Entropy, post a comment below or contact @glixyl on Twitter.)
UPDATE 10/24/2014 – Beautiful, Deadly version 100 now live with public server in the Technic Launcher.
Beautiful, Deadly is the newest public server at glixyl.org. It contains the following mods:
ChickenShed, Starting Inventory, Aquaculture, Archimedes Ships, Atum: Journey into the Sands, BiblioCraft, BloodMagic, ChickenCore, Doomlike Dungeons, Dragon Mounts, Ender Storage, EnviroMine, ExtraBiomesXL, Lycanites Mobs, Mantle, Crayfish Furniture, NEI, OreDictionaryConverter, PetBat, RopesPlus, Ruins, Tinkers Construct, Thaumcraft, Thaumcraft Mob Aspects, Thaumic Tinkerer, Tinker’s Mechworks, Twilight Forest, Waila, Yet Another Food Mod, a variety of shaders.
If you are interested in hosting a official (Bukkit) or non-official Entropy or Beautiful Deadly server with a permanent entry in the multi-player server list; please message me on Twitter @glixyl or make a comment on this post.
I wanted to give a big shout out and thanks to Max Patten and friends for both collaborating with me on my newest works as well as allowing my mod packs to be hosted from their Technic Solder repository.
Max also helped me with the latest version of Entropy, version 105-106; which I have had great feedback on so far. Salut!
In the coming months, Max and I plan to release a mod pack together; so hold on to your hat!!!
DOWNLOAD ENTROPY VERSION 106 ForgeEssentials Server! <<server download link
Most Minecraft mod pack makers and server owners are having issues now because Bukkit, the famous server plugin system, has been being blocked for distribution by a DMCA request. (meaning no one can distribute Bukkit code for servers, which is why I haven’t released a server for the new version of Entropy). We have been patiently waiting for a solution, but the movement is slow with no end in sight.
For that reason I have been testing the use of ForgeEssentials as a downloadable server, which is actually pretty cool and seems to work well on Entropy.
Small update, but big fix to Entropy Invasion. Download it from the Technic Launcher and ‘Add Modpack’ if you haven’t tried Entropy yet. In my humble opinion, it is one of the most unique and challenging mod packs out there.
The new version fixes Flan’s mod crafting table and has a new version of dynamic lights. ** You must update to version 106 of the client to join the public server; but that is automatic. More than 650 players have tried out the Entropy public server so far.
UPDATE 10/15/2014 – We’ve had over 600 players join the new Entropy server. In the evenings (US time), there are a good amount of people on so come join the fun. I also changed block physics stability for modded content to be more sturdy on client and server, hopefully making building on space stations and asteroids much easier.
Good day everyone,
Today I am happy to announce that my mod packs will now have public servers to play on.
We are starting with the new version of Entropy for Minecraft 1.7.10 as the first server. Come and play in this PVP environment with, or against, your friends and strangers. Update your Technic Entropy client or download it on the Technic platform at http://www.technicpack.net/modpack/details/entropy-by-glixyl.72573.
To play on the server, select it from the multiplayer server list within the Entropy client.
The rules are PVP = ON, difficulty = normal (but with aliens assume hard), spawn camping = ban
The servers will be lightly moderated and very difficult, so you should probably team up with other players more than kill everyone you see. The Xenomorphs will have killing all taken care of for you :) Soon I will be looking for moderators and potentially administrators to help both manage the servers and extend the mod pack (details coming in a new post on ideas/teams to extend the ruins and planet systems with AvP content)
Read the book I have put in your inventory to get started in single player or on the provided server.
-I want my old Entropy version back, where is it? ANSWER: select version 023 in the Entropy mod pack options in the launcher and it will revert to the MC 1.5.2 version of Entropy.
-Why doesn’t the new Entropy version have the same mods as the old one? ANSWER: not all of the mods are available between Minecraft versions. It wasn’t possible. The new version of Entropy is based on code that is more than 1 year newer (Minecraft 1.7.10).
-Why is there less technical mods in this version? ANSWER: actually, there are more mods in this version; but they are balanced more between cosmetics, technical aspects, environment and an element of subtlety. Too often mod pack authors try to jam WAY too much content into things.. I am looking for this version of Entropy to be polished and faster paced; more akin to a sandbox.
-Will you release a downloadable server for the new version of Entropy? ANSWER: yes once the current battle over Bukkit/CraftBukkit/Cauldron has resolved, otherwise I will need to distribute a non-Bukkit version; which will operate fine but not have plugins.
UPDATE 9/20 – Public Entropy server online. Get the Entropy Invasion mod pack here on Technic!
Please help me test the new version of Entropy before I replace the existing Entropy with Chapter 2: INVASION. If you do or don’t find bugs, but have suggestions or comments; please post a comment to me on Twitter (@glixyl), Discuss on Technic, my YouTube channel or on this blog.
Update 9/8/2014-Thanks to @72206 for reporting a monster spawner bug on Technic Discuss. It has been fixed.
To the end, I have released a new version of the Entropy BETA and a server as well.
Changelog v003: Replaced all Liteloader mods with Forge equivalents. Added some iChun mods such as ‘It fell from the sky’. Fixed a sound bug that was crashing the client during storms.
ENTROPY: INVASION is a survival space horror mod pack with disaster and extreme survival aspects. It is scary, challenging, beautiful and rewarding. There are cyclones, tornadoes, land-slides, cave-ins, tree snags, thirst, aliens and predators, meteor strikes, Pigzillas and more!
Explore the Moon and Mars with your Tier 1 and Tier 2 spaceships. Use Mekanism technologies to make realistic jetpacks, robot followers, ore processors, universal power conversion, balloons and other technical content. Build a logistics and storage network with remote panels. Harness and wield water, fire and redstone particles with your particle glove; unleashing streams of fire and redstone at your enemies, or use water particles to either shield yourself or levitate. Make a hang glider!
Help the Marines and engage in firefights against the aliens, predators and other hostiles. Feed a bat pumpkin pie to gain a follower that will gain experience and abilities from battle, as well as temporary night vision while held.
After zooming in with binoculars or a scope, use one of hundreds of guns, explosives, rocket launchers and other weapons against aliens and foes. Make and drive a tank or jeep. Fly a plane. Pilot a titan! Craft and wear Predator armor with a custom HUD. Craft and wear Xenomorph armor that allows you to climb walls.
Visit the End for a expanded experience including new ores, dungeons and monsters. Construct and operate realistic computers from the component level up. Explore new villages and ruins that may have some surprises for you.
Dynamic light maps and shader-like effects (without the use of shaders), make Entropy: Invasion both beautiful and perform well, even on slower gaming computers. SoundFilters add reverb in caves and materials block out sounds; making mining and exploration more realistic and immersive.
p.s.- check out dimension LV223 (-7) by using a LV223 portal, where I have been starting to add some custom world generation. I have big plans for Entropy, so stay tuned for further news.