Thought I’d give you guys a quick update on where I’m at. First of all, sorry for not replying to queries since last week. I’ve taken a break from all the work, and I will get to your questions this week. I had to get a new main HDD for my desktop computer because my current one causes BSODs. Although it’s still working fine, it’s hardly a risk I’d take, potentially losing 750GB of data. Back in the day, re-installing the OS was a fairly quick task; nowadays I actually have a job, so re-installing all the apps and backing up user data is just a pain.
Also, I’ve taken on the job of making a web texture pack customizer, similar to the one that the Painterly Pack has, especially for Frenden. It’ll be fully featured, with an admin backend to add in new alternative blocks for terrain.png and items.png, as well as customizing different images inside the texture pack. As you’d expect, it’s a big job. To make things harder, I decided to use a new PHP framework, flourish rather than my usual stack. This will take up most of my free time, so most Minecrafter updates will be only related to major bug fixes and updating MCPatcher.
To texture creators, although I’m making this for Frenden, I will try to make it clean and portable. So, if you’re interested in a web customizer, then throw me a PM on the minecraft forums, or post a comment here and we can talk more about providing you a beta to try out.