Notice: I will not be updating to newer versions of Minecraft at this time. The plan is to finish up content, correct all issues, and then port my JSON system over. Only then will I update my mods to 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11, and 1.12. I have no clue how long this will take and will not give an ETA if asked. - DarkGuardsman 6/2/2017
Voltz Engine is primarily a content creation system for mods created by the BBM Team. It provides basic tools for creating new items, tiles, machines, entity, ores, resources, world gen, and handling commands. The goal of Voltz Engine is to reduce the time taken to build and maintain mods. It does this by reducing the amount of code required by moving it to a data driven model.
This model can be seen in the JSON driven logic used for almost everything in the engine. All items, blocks, tiles, and entities are created via a JSON processing system. With this system, all the basic data about the content can be specified both in logic, and graphics. Examples of how this works can be found in the test cases on GitHub.
Java 8 is required by the mods in order for it to function. It can be downloaded and installed here https://java.com/en/download/
Voltz Engine uses a non-minecraft lib that is downloaded by VoltzEngine. If it failed to download it can be manually downloaded from http://api.dmodoomsirius.me/com/builtbroken/codinglib/CodingLib/
Mods that use Voltz Engine
# Does VE include content?
Yes, but it is only enabled at the request of another mod. The reason behind doing this is to prevent duplicate content between dozens of mods. For example ingots, ores, dusts, plates, rods, circuit boards, and anything else we need. This content can be force enabled and disable to allow mod pack makers more control.
# Does VE include world gen?
Yes but it is only enabled if another mod requests it. It can also be forced enabled or disabled in the config.
# What does VE do with commands?
VE has a built-in command & permission system. This system can be disabled if your server already has a permissions system.
# Is VE related to Volz Modpack
We named the mod after the pack but it is not designed for the pack. Originally, the mod was called Resonant Engine but was renamed after a full rewrite.
# Does VE download a dependency.
Yes, VoltzEngine downloads a small code library "CodingLib" created by DarkGuardsman. This library carries a lot of shared code between both our minecraft projects and non-minecraft projects.
No need to ask permission, but you still need to follow BBM's public mod pack rules
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