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[1.7.10]Pass image from server to client and render it in game


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Hello, i am currently developing mod, which bring clans into the game and i need  pass the clan's icon from server to client. This icon have a light weight (it's 16x16) and i think it will be good to keep them all in ./icons folder of the Minecraft directory. But i don't know to convert File to ResourceLocation to render it in the game. Can somebody help me with this?

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1. Pack all .png to 256x256 sheet.

2. Put that sheet somewhere in server files.

3. Create SpecialResourcePack extends AbstractResourcePack (or FileResourcePack).

4. Use packets (send .png as stream): either SimpleNetworkWrapper or setup your own sending (open new thread)

5. On receiver (client) side you will now have some .png - use SpecialResourcePack to load image as resource (inputStream).

6. Use:

this.drawTexturedModalRect(x, y, u, v, 16, 16);

To draw image.


Note: Instead of writing whole new implementation of ResourcePack you can use FileResourcePack.

1. After finishing downloading .png, place it into .zip or .jar (on client side).

2. Load .jar/.zip as FileResourcePack.

3. That way you will also inherit file structure (e.g: assets/something/lol/textureSheet.png) of that .jar.


Example of loading FileResourcePack:

List<IResourcePack> defaultResourcePacks = ObfuscationReflectionHelper.getPrivateValue(Minecraft.class, Minecraft.getMinecraft(), "defaultResourcePacks", "field_110449_ao");

defaultResourcePacks.add(new MyFileResourcePack(new File("C:/Users/Me/Something/.minecraft/theJar.jar")));

1.7.10 is no longer supported by forge, you are on your own.

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