Hi   I have updated MinecraftByExample to work with 1.8.9.  Actually not many changes were required; a couple of tessellator functions, ModelLoader and some vanilla name changes.   See here https://github.com/TheGreyGhost/MinecraftByExample   The purpose of MinecraftByExample is to give simple working examples of the important concepts in Minecraft and Forge. If you're anything like me, a good code example is worth several screens' worth of waffling explanation, and can very quickly