This mod adds a fully fun and functioning glider to minetest, that you can use to travel long distances through the air, without having to worry about fall damage!
This mod is based on cdqwertz's paraglider mod, and includes improved, more realistic-feeling physics, as well as the ability to repair gliders using paper.
Fun, but no inertia
This adds a very fun mechanic to the game, but don't expect a detailed flight model. You fall at an approximately constant rate. If you press forward, you go forward at a constant speed. You don't pick up velocity from diving or stall by climbing.
That being said, it adds a great treat at the end of a long trek up a tall mountain.
Fun and smooth flight
had a better time traveling with it than with boats. The downside: when the server lags, rubberbands, or rolls back, it's possible to fall to your death. The corpse run can be very complicated.
Very fun mod
This is a must-have for all my worlds. It's great for traversing the massive and beautiful caves that caverealms generates
Absolutely a blast
It's like a minigame in itself!
Quite a fun mod
Great mod ... if there is low lag
Gliders can do all sorts of things with even minor lags. The bonus effects you can get are quite humorous (at least for me) and add a degree of irregularity.
If you get it right, you can get an upwards thrust which can make you shoot into the air (sometimes over 10 nodes!), helping you to climb stuff.
Maybe you jump off a cliff and try deploying your glider only to fall to your death because the glider didn't open in time, or it disabled itself somehow.
Or you can even deploy your glider while on the ground (which normally shouldn't work) and start jumping around while experiencing the awesome physics of the glider - eventually this won't work anymore, but it has lasted quite a while sometimes (upwards of 30 seconds!), with a moderate amount of lag!
Or maybe you rubberband(?) - falling down from a cliff slowly and surely, only to find yourself shooting into the sky and your glider suddenly disabled!
In general though, >80% of the time the glider works great for me, and I live in a really heavy game :-) Most users of this mod will likely never run into these issues. If you need to survive a fall down a cavern or just like gliding off of towers for the thrill, this mod is for you! Recommended.
Nice for getting around
I wish it had different colors available for the hang gliders
Best player protection and fun method of travel
It's a lot of fun and has made many new techniques for digging and exploring possible. Also adds some fun challenges when server get's laggy. Kinda like IRL, you never know when you glide into a windblast :)
Combined with fly beacons you can get extra speed boost ;)
best parachute/glider mod
i love the mod,its nice for parachuting and fun to glide around in valleys. the only thing i think it should be fixed is that the handles also be showed when you are in 3rd person view. but its still a nice idea and a great mod! +0% lag!
A must have then travelling in mtg
Going down high mountains without taking damage was never as easy xD
I wonder if a non entity based implementation would be possible?
Flying is very fun, cool mod!
Great for traveling around or if you get into that help I am falling situation.
On the servers I have seen this on, I always try to craft one as soon as possible. It has been a life saver quite often when I find myself falling with no safe way to stop. Its also great for moving over terrein easily (assuming you get in the air somehow).
A just-have for adventuring, but incompatible with physics-changing armor
This mod has saved me countless times throughout several servers, and I would recommend it to anyone. Unfortuantely, the physics stat boosts from some types of armor (like crystal from ethereal) get reset every time I use the glider. I forces me to navigate to the armor page and reequip a piece of armor to get the stats back.
If a developer is reading this, could you add support for things that change the physcics stats? Maybe you could save the physics state before using the glider and then reapply the state after using the glider, if something like that is possible? Other than that little bug, this is absolutely perfect for exploring, mining, escaping, stunt-ing, and anything in between!
The mod is nice and I liked it. Does it work for MineClone2 too?