New upcoming feature overlooked in 12w18a: Serverside texture packs!

#1Mufufu_MasterPosted 5/4/2012 11:06:07 PM
Yes, there will soon be (if not already) serverside texture packs! In other words, you can join an adventure map with a friend and already have the textures, as long as the host has the pack installed.

Seems really cool, but not sure whether it will only work for 16x16 (because, of course, people couldn't automatically install 64x64 texture packs correctly).
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#2GastroidPosted 5/4/2012 11:08:03 PM
This is both a good idea that makes adventure maps better, as well as a terrifying one for the average servergoer. Suddenly now admins even control what you see. Since the majority of server owners have to be like twelve...
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#3Mufufu_Master(Topic Creator)Posted 5/4/2012 11:12:12 PM
There is an option in the menu to turn server textures off, using your own texture pack.
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#4_DTM_Posted 5/5/2012 12:45:07 AM
*starts server and changes diamond ore texture to stone and lapiz ore in to diamond ore*
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#5MbaqangaPosted 5/5/2012 6:09:11 AM
Mufufu_Master posted...
There is an option in the menu to turn server textures off, using your own texture pack.

That's unfortunate, because I was about to say the best part of this would be the end of x-ray texture packs, the bane of serious survival servers.
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#6Flex1Posted 5/5/2012 9:51:44 AM

From: Mbaqanga | #005
That's unfortunate, because I was about to say the best part of this would be the end of x-ray texture packs, the bane of serious survival servers.


Yes please.

Positive things:
End of xray Texture packs
Everyone sees the same thing
#7NicoC96Posted 5/5/2012 11:12:23 AM
Screw what the server host wants me to see, I like my Faithful Pack!
#8LordAizenSamaPosted 5/5/2012 11:40:56 AM
I'd personally say, if at all possible, have these options:

-An option to have one built in, but can be disabled. For people who like to provide it for convenience but don't require it.
-An option to enforce people to use a certain one if they go into the server
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#9ElementalWindPosted 5/5/2012 1:02:22 PM
I'd expect it to be rather difficult for the server to enforce use of a particular texture pack -- a modified client could "pretend" to obey the server while still using an x-ray pack or something.
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#10thor23Posted 5/5/2012 1:40:33 PM
Anyone who's good at haxxing can probably use a real X-Ray mod rather than an X-Ray texture pack anyway.