Minecraft mod that adds a helicopter. Requires ModLoader or Forge. Visit the official forum topic: http://www.minecraftforum.net/index.php?showtopic=763209
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Minecraft THX Helicopter Mod, v025 for mc_161 with ModLoader OR Forge, 20130708, mod_thx-mc161_v025


INTRODUCTION
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This is version v025 for use with Minecraft 1.6.1 and ModLoader OR Forge for single-player and LAN MP.

You can download the latest installation zip file from GitHub:

    https://github.com/theoxylo/minecraft_mod_thx/blob/master/downloads/mod_thx_helicopter_mc161_v025.zip?raw=true

And you can download the ModLoader installation archive you need from this download link:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/a31cqz0e9mse9z3/ModLoader.zip

Or, to use Forge instead, download the universal client:

    http://files.minecraftforge.net/minecraftforge/minecraftforge-universal-XXX.zip


Make sure that Minecraft and ModLoader (or Forge) are working properly.

Please visit the forum thread to discuss, report issues, leave feedback, etc:

    http://www.minecraftforum.net/index.php?showtopic=763209



INSTALLATION
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1. Install ModLoader OR Forge and test. This involves adding the files from the ModLoader OF Forge zip archive to your minecraft.jar file and deleting META-INF.

2. Then copy the THX download zip to your .minecraft/mods directory and restart the game. There is no need to make any further changes to minecraft.jar!

3. After running at least once, check out the options in file '.minecraft/mods/mod_thx_options.txt' for controls and other settings (see below for annotated listing).



CRAFTING
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The current crafting recipe is very cheap and simple -- build a boat and add a roof (rotor assembly)!

 ----- 
|  P  |
|P   P|
|P P P|
 ----- 

Where P is any kind of wooden plank.



SKINS
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If you would like to change the appearance of the helicopter, you can modify or replace the file 'helicopter.png'. Please post your designs and image files on the forum topic!


DEVELOPMENT
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Welcome to the Minecraft mod_thx Helicopter project! If you are still reading then we will assume you are a modder or would like to become one. Here's what you need to develop, build, test, and play:

1. Minecraft (full version): http://www.minecraft.net

2. Risugami's ModLoader (http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/75440-v146-risugamis-mods-updated) or Forge (http://www.minecraftforge.net)

3. MCP: http://mcp.ocean-labs.de/index.php/Main_Page

4. Mod_thx source code and project files: https://github.com/theoxylo/minecraft_mod_thx

5. Java 6 SDK: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javasebusiness/downloads/java-archive-downloads-javase6-419409.html

6. An IDE or good text editor. Eclipse is recommended: http://www.eclipse.org/downloads



ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
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Thanks to vip3r for improving the helicopter skin.

Thanks to dannyoboy007 for managing the forum topic and recruiting.

Thanks to all forum participants.

Special thanks to the Forge, ModLoader, ModLoaderMP, and MCP projects, without which this project would not be possible! 

And of course, thanks to Notch and the Mojang team for the pure goodness that is Minecraft.

Finally, thanks to the community for supporting this mod with over a million downloads!



VIDEOS
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Official YouTube playlist:

    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC95BDA16181F6120


CHANGELOG
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v024: now for use with Minecraft 1.5.2 with either ModLoader or Forge
v023: now for use with Minecraft 1.5.1 with either ModLoader or Forge
v022: now for use with Minecraft 1.5.0 with either ModLoader or Forge
v021: now for use with Minecraft 1.4.7 with either ModLoader or Forge
v020: now for use with Minecraft and ModLoader 1.4.5/1.4.6
v020: LAN MP now supported
v019: now for use with Minecraft and ModLoader/MP 1.3.2
v018: still for use with Minecraft and ModLoader/MP 1.2.5
v018: added ower support to missile (e.g. xp)
v018: added improved projectile hit detection
v018: added remote detonation to missile
v018: added entity on fire for direct missile hit
v018: added splash damage for missile and rocket
v018: added damage to helicopter from fire
v018: added damage display when critical
v018: added more powerful missile explosion but without fire
v018: added rocket attack for friendly ai
v018: added defend mode for friendly ai
v018: added more missiles fired by ai
v018: added surrender for critically damaged ai
v018: changed client config file to 'mod_thx_options.txt'
v018: changed server config file to 'mod_thx_options.cfg'
v017: now for use with Minecraft and ModLoader 1.2.5
v017: added basic ai for friendly and enemy drones
v016: now for use with Minecraft and ModLoader 1.2.4
v016: left-click (pilot attack) fires missile
v016: right-click (pilot interact) fires rockets, subject to reload after 12
v016: drone ai almost working, but no
v016: added manual rocket reload
v016: added smoke and flame to indicate damge
v016: added rocket model and skin, please customize
v016: added new skin with wireframe and enlarged HUD, please customize
v015: now for use with Minecraft and ModLoader 1.1.0
v014: still for use with Minecraft and ModLoader 1.0.0
v014: added altitude lock as suggested by Gabbiman (default key P)
v014: added HUD/camera mode where model is hidden (default key C)
v014: added windshield to model with transparancy effects
v014: added helicopter skin improved by vip3r
v013: still for use with Minecraft and ModLoader 1.0.0
v013: fixed NPE crash on AI fire weapon
v012: for use with Minecraft and ModLoader 1.0.0
v012: enabled separate textures for all model faces
v012: replaced hud mode with in-game look-pitch control (key L)
v012: changed 3rd-person weapon aim to vehicle based
v012: added logic to separate rear-view control (hold Y key)
v012: now preserving view mode when entering/exiting
v012: extended auto-level function to look-pitch mode (key K)
v012: removed disappearing floor logic
v012: removed heavy weapons option
v011: for use with Minecraft and ModLoader beta 1.8.1
v011: enhanced model with "hi-rez" texture panel support
v011: restored right-click exit function
v011: fixed judder when auto-level turned off
v011: adjusted on-demand auto-level, applies to roll also (K key by default)
v010: for use with Minecraft and ModLoader beta 1.8.1
v010: now using DamageSource for rocket attack owner check
v010: removed explosion from rocket strike, added flame marker
v010: increased rocket entity damage, crash damage, max health
v010: removed helicopter death particle spawn and increased explosion
v010: removed right-click exit, use 'Y' key by default
v010: added map creation function, key 'O' by default
v009: for use with Minecraft and ModLoader beta 1.7.3
v009: adjusted attack and health values
v009: adjusted collision and damage threshold
v009: added follow/attack AI (attack empty helicopter to engage)
v009: added smoke to missile flight
v008: built for Minecraft and ModLoader beta 1.7.3
v008: updated README.txt :)
v007: now updating helicopter rotation rendering at 60 fps
v007: added rear view and 'key_look_back' option, U key by default
v007: some tuning to look-pitch mode
v007: rockets now damage trees and snow
v007: added 'disable_helicopter_item_image' option for Mo'Createures compatibility
v006: still on Minecraft and ModLoader beta 1.6.6
v006: added tail rotor
v006: added water check and float
v006: added blue camo texture (customize by replacing helicopter.png)
v006: fixed rendering delta time bug (backward rotor)
v005: now on Minecraft and ModLoader beta 1.6.6
v005: using delta time for smoother entity updates
v005: improved missile movement and collision, increased damage
v005: added heavy mining weapon mode - power boost to projectiles
v005: increased render distance of projectiles
v005: variable rotor speed linked to throttle
v005: increased number of rockets to 12 per reload
v005: added drone shutdown (exit) ability - Y
v005: change descend key default to match sneak - LSHIFT
v005: added HUD targeting/camera mode - toggle key L by default
v005: added auto pitch level - single activate key K by default
v005: improved helicopter entry - pilot yaw adjusted to helicopter
v005: improved helicopter exit - now to left of helicopter
v005: fixed helicopter inventory item right click
v005: fixed self collision with missiles and rockets
v005: fixed texture mapping to missile model
v005: fixed velocity effects from firing rockets
v004: now on Minecraft beta 1.6.5 and ModLoader v6
v004: fixed pitch-up rendering
v004: added pitch-down  transparent panel
v004: rockets, default R to fire
v004: enabled vehicle damage
v004: added collision sound
v004: changed helicopter placement on item usage
v004: improved missile flight and detonation
v004: fixed bogus fall damage to pilot
v004: change vehicle exit
v004: made helicopter item stackable to 16
v004: now using delta time for variable framerates
v003: now using ModLoader v4 for Minecraft 1.5_01
v003: added rotor spin up/down
v003: added model windshield
v003: changed to pilot aim default
v003: fixed 'wrong location' startup error
v003: added flag for auto-level
v003: added rotor speed property



OPTIONS AND SETTINGS
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# These are stored in .minecraft/mods/mod_thx.options
# please restart the game to apply changes

# The default controls are meant to utilize existing Minecraft defaults
# please customize to your liking

# helicopter cyclic (basic WASD move controls)
# these move the helicopter by tilting it, except when look-pitch
# is active in which case W/S control the throttle
key_forward=W
key_left=A
key_back=S
key_right=D

# helicopter collective (throttle, up/down, jump/sneak)
key_ascend=SPACE
key_descend=LSHIFT

# helicopter rudder (rotate/turn right/left) only useful when
# enable_drone_mode=true OR enable_look_yaw=false - see below
key_rotate_right=H
key_rotate_left=G

# toggles look-pitch on/off and briefly displays damage level,
# world corrdinates and altitude (measured in blocks)
key_look_pitch=L

# exits the helicopter 1.9 blocks to the left - use with caution while flying!
# also used to cut power when in drone (RC) mode
key_exit=Y

# fires a powerful missile that will take out a few stone blocks and up to
# 27 weaker blocks - useful for mining, landscaping, combat, hunting
key_fire_missile=M

# fires a weak but fast rocket, hold for burst up to 12 before reloading
key_fire_rocket=R

# quickly returns pitch to zero - useful with full throttle to avoid crash
key_auto_level=K

# always allow helicopter to naturally return to zero pitch automatically
# seting this to false engages an auto-pilot mechanism to hold pitch constant
enable_auto_level=true

# returns throttle to zero when not actively ascending or descending
# if you disable, your rotor speed will indicate the current throttle
enable_auto_throttle_zero=true

# puts the helicopter into RC remote-control/drone mode - make sure to map
# rudder/rotate controls since pilot look will not control pitch or yaw
enable_drone_mode=false

# use pilot look to set helicopter yaw/rotation/rudder/steering
enable_look_yaw=true

# include a moving rotor with the model 
# rotor speed varies with throttle - the visual effect is highly
# dependent upon framerate, so experiment to find a pleasant result
# or disable if all else fails
enable_rotor=true
# set rotors relative speed
rotor_speed_percent=70

# work-around for Mo'Creatures ModLoader gui.png override bug
disable_helicopter_item_image=true

# hold for rear view
key_look_back=U

# creat map for current location, will show previous data if available
key_create_map=O

# keep helicopter at current altitude, press again to unlock
key_lock_alt=P

# switch to hud/camera mode where model is hidden
key_hud_mode=C



GIT CHEATSHEET
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To create a new branch:
cd workspace_git_mod_thx
git checkout -b vXXX_mcYYY
git push origin vXXX_mcYYY

To make changes:
vi README.txt
vi ./project/src-thx/net/minecraft/src/mod_Thx.java
git commit -a -m "my changes"
git push origin

To merge a branch:
git checkout master
git merge vXXX_mcYYY
git push origin

To create a tag:
git tag mod_Thx-beta_YYY_vXXX
git push origin --tags

To delete a branch, local and remote:
git branch -d vXXX_mcYYY
git push origin :vXXX_mcYYY



License
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(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2011-2012 Theoxylo <theoxylo@yahoo.com>

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS', WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.