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John Smith Legacy for Vanilla Minecraft

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I do hang around the Minecraft forums a few times a day and it's also a place where others may be able to help with your questions or problems.

http://www.minecraftforum.net/

I'll try to reply to as many questions as possible but sometimes it may take some time.

Thank you.

Question Index

Q1: My text doesn't display properly, it's all white squares?

Q2: How do I use the 128px Berylium font add-on pack?

Q3: Do I need OptiFine or MCPatcher to play Minecraft 1.8.9 or Minecraft 1.9 with these Resource Packs?

Q4: How do I install MCPatcher?

Q5: Does the pack work with OptiFine?

Q6: Where do I put the Resource Pack?

Q7: How do I select the Resource Pack?

Q8: Snapshot Resource Packs?

Q9: How do the shooting stars and sky box work in this pack?

Q1: My text doesn't display properly, it's all white squares?

My text doesn't display properly, it's all white squares?

Due to Minecraft only supporting bitmapped font rather than the vector based true type font, I've made the font the highest quality possible at 512px.

The default John Smith Legacy Resource Packs contain the 512px version of the font as this version has a lot more detail but can cause issues with some older hardware.

If the in game text doesn't display properly and it's all white squares then this means you do not have enough texture RAM on your graphic card for the 512px font files, this usually occurs on older hardware, integrated graphics and some laptops, if this happen then you will need the 128px Berylium font add-on pack.

 

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Q2: How do I use the 128px Berylium font add-on pack?

Minecraft can load more than one resource pack at a time, so make sure the 128px Berylium font add-on pack is at the top on the 'Select Resource Packs' screen.

Note:- This pack only contains the 128px Berylium font and nothing else so you'll need the standard John Smith Legacy Resource Pack for all the other textures, download the version required for your Minecraft version.

Minecraft 1.8

John Smith Legacy John Smith Legacy 1.8 128px Font - 124K

Minecraft 1.9

John Smith Legacy John Smith Legacy 1.9 128px Font - 124K

John Smith Legacy 1.8 128px Font

 

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Q3: Do I need OptiFine or MCPatcher to play Minecraft 1.8.9 or MineCraft 1.9.2 with these Resource Packs?

Minecraft 1.8.9 introduced some new features like blockstates and models, with these new options, Resource Pack authors can change quite a bit more then was possible before but some of the more advanced things still require OptiFine or MCPatcher.

Things that are now in the Vanilla game

Things not in the Vanilla that MCPatcher adds to pretty up the game.

While the pack will work fine in without OptiFine or MCPatcher, however to get the best out of it use OptiFine or MCPatcher.

NOTE:- Minecraft is updated all the time so issues of compatibility may arise, living on the cutting edge with Snapshots will always cause issues, please be
patient and post issues in the Minecraft Forums as that's the quickest way to get a response.

You don't need OptiFine or MCPatcher to play Minecraft with the John Smith Legacy Resource Pack but if you do, you do get some nice features.

 

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Q4: How do I install MCPatcher?

http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1496369-/

You will require MCPatcher for Minecraft 1.8.9, 1.7.4 and 1.6.4.

This program is more or less always in BETA so some issue may arise, see the thread for details about later releases, updates and ask question in that thread as this is the place you will get an answer in a timely manner.

Run it, leave everything as default but make sure the following options are checked.

Mods Tab

Options Tab

You may uncheck these as they are no longer needed for Minecraft 1.8.9, mipmaps are no longer needed as they are now in Vanilla, see the Minecraft Forums for more detailed instructions.

 

IMPORTANT: Close Minecraft if it's open, do not patch the game while it's running.

 

Click large "Patch" button at the bottom of the "Mods" tab, you can reverse these changes by clicking Unpatch button if there are any issues.

 

And I'll say this again:-

IMPORTANT: Always close Minecraft if it's open, do not patch or unpatch the game while it's running or the game files may get corrupted, if it does get corrupted then just delete the minecraft.jar in the versions folder, restart the Minecraft launcher and it will download a fresh version again.

 

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Q5: Does the pack work with OptiFine?

http://www.optifine.net/

Things not in the Vanilla that OptiFine adds to pretty up the game (crossed out items not working but are in the pack and work with MCPatcher).

I would recommend OptiFine's over MCPatcher as MCPatcher has not been updated in a long time and OptiFine now supports almost all the MCPatcher features.

Optifine has so many configuration options it's best to follow the instructions on their website and in the Minecraft Forums.

This is a little more involved and beyond the scope of this help document.

 

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Q6: Where do I put the Resource Pack?

This is based on the PC version of the game as this is the release I play, it may be different for the other releases of the game.

Where do I put the Resource Pack?

Or alternately if Minecraft is installed in the default location you can:

Copy/Move the file "John Smith Legacy JSC v1.1.28.zip" into the ".minecraft/resourcepacks" folder (you do not need extract it!).

or if you have download the JSL pack:-

Copy/Move the file "John Smith Legacy 1.8.9 v1.3.28.zip" into the ".minecraft/resourcepacks" folder (you do not need extract it!).

 

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Q7: How do I select the Resource Pack?

 

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Q8: Snapshot Resource Packs?

John Smith Legacy - JimStoneCraft Edition Snapshot

Please note:- This no longer applies to the 1.9.0 releases as they are there own separate pack due to the amount of changes in the snapshots.

Snapshot releases will only work in Minecraft Snapshots.

Minecraft can load more than one resource pack at a time so the Snapshot textures are now in their own pack, snapshot packs will be combined with the Current Release Pack when the next point release has been officially released and tested.

Note:- Snapshot Resource Packs contain only the blocks that have been added or changed in the current snapshot.

The standard John Smith Legacy Resource Pack is required for all the other blocks, make sure you have the Current Release pack, also put the Snapshot pack at the top of the list on the Select Resource Packs screen.

JimStoneCraft's Minecraft Snapshot 1.8 - 14w02c

 

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Q9: How do the shooting stars and sky box work in this pack?

This pack has the North star and shooting stars (they work with OptiFine and MCPatcher), the sky has a second cloud layer that moves at a slightly faster speed, this creates a great parallax scrolling effect.

Don't forget to turn off the clouds in the menu due to bugs in the way the Minecraft clouds are rendered, they look fine when you look down through them (fly above them) but a all pixelated when viewed from below (they are turned off automatically when using OptiFine).

The directory listed below has all the files for the sky, all the textures are completely separate and you can have just one shooting star if you like by just removing the properties files for the layer you don't want.

The 32 'properties' files have all the details, I've listed what each one does below.

Moon Phases (eight types)

Sunrise (Sun ray phases as the sun rises)

Sunset (Sun ray colouring as the sun sets)

Main Sky Box (Horizon Clouds)

Clouds (Two Layers moving at different speeds)

Starfield (Stars at night)

Polaris North Star (Day)

Polaris North Star (Night)

Shooting Stars (stars that move in different directions and speeds as various times during the night)

There are some fantastic things that can be done with better skies.

 

 

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