Minetest 5.4 mod: Not So Simple Helicopter
This is the "Not So Simple Helicopter", fork of the old "Simple Helicopter". This version is more expensive to produce and that uses biofuel from crops. So far we have a helicopter that consumes fuel, has its consumption changed according to the level of flight. It dependes on a second mod (based on the wine mod), with a distiller that allows to transform some inputs into biofuel and fly with them. A passenger can go onboard when the pilot is inside Now the direction is controlled by A and D keys, but if you want do change direction by mouse, just type E key to change the flight dynamics and A and D just tilt the helicopter to sides again
To put biofuel on it, just punch the seat with the fuel bottle or gallon. And see at the gauge on panel how much fuel you have.
It can be painted using dye of any color you want, you must punch the seat with the dye.
originally Simple helicopter by Pavel_S reworked by DS re-reworked by A_Percy
License of source code:
original code by Pavel_S: GPL_v2 (see file LICENSE)
changes / complete rework by DS and A_Percy
matrix.lua file: CC0
License of media (textures and sounds):
helicopter_motor.ogg by Robinhood76 | License: Attribution Noncommercial
helicopter_water_driblet.png by DS | License: CC0
helicopter model and texture:
Helicube is a model made by Alexsandro Percy, based in original model aesthetic but made from zero. But using on rotors an adaptation of the texture from 3D model made by Melkor and his animations.
the item textures are probably by Pavel_S
So glad this mod has made its way to ContentDB. APercy's additions have improved the helicopter's usability & aesthitics, in addition to adding some features such as fuel consumption. The model is beautiful & includes a fuel gauge. It is also colorable using some of the basic dyes.
Good mod, but there's a little issue
the helicopter is an excellent vehicle since it travel faster than boat or walking, and very customizable with dye. but i encountered a slight graphic issue where the helicopter shaking so much while moving around
One of my favorite mods
The only problem with it is that it is under GPLv2 only. This is because it was based on an earlier helicoper mod also under this licence. This means you can't use it within GPLv3 terms or anything looser than GPLv2 (Such as MIT).
Aside from that licencing issue, it's got great balancing, appearance, and all around quality. I highly reccomend using this mod wherever the licence doesn't prevent you.
Very good to play alone or in a server, very fun. There is a compatibility issue with the Biofuel mod for Minetest 5.5.1