Writable Books Jul 25, 2017 19:06:04 GMT -5
Post by Zowja on Jul 25, 2017 19:06:04 GMT -5
Books in New Frontier Craft are similar to modern with some changes: Their appearance is different in ways such as having a title page with more information, having 100 pages of information. There's some things they can't do like the modern version of the books, such as they're unable to have fancy colors or fonts and they do not display the title when hovering over it with your mouse cursor.
Other than that though, they function very similar to how writable books act in modern Vanilla.
Note: In NFC, the paper you need to craft the book in the center is made using 4 reeds in a square, not 3 in a horizontal line.
The book is crafted using 3 paper in a vertical line, like in Vanilla Beta 1.7.3. It requires no leather
Using the Book
Writing in a Book:
Signing and adding a title. Notice how one of the words is cut off:
To fix that, add spaces to the last word on a line until you get to the next line (in this case, I had to add spaces in front of the word "sauce"):
The title page of a signed book:
Copying a book (Currently, this is a SHAPED recipe):
If you try to copy a "Copy of a copy", it will not work. That's as far as one can copy:
On the surface, books are a fun background addition that adds a new dimension to Minecraft: Literature. Books are either used lightly or not at all by players. In the code of the game, Books are actually a rather large addition. That said, I plan to expand on books greatly by using this platform to add something much greater to the game: Lore.
Zowja's Developer Notes
I remember back in the day, when I first started to fully grasp Minecraft, always wishing there were books to write in. It took a long time until I actually saw them in Minecraft. So, once I started seriously developing New Frontier Craft, I decided to actually add books to Beta. They are basically back ported modern books, but that was not easy at all as books use a lot of code in modern Minecraft that is not in Beta. Hence, adding books actually ended up teaching me a lot about how Minecraft worked.