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New steering controls using WASD keys version is available as an alternative to the 'player look' steering version. Comments welcome on how this version compares to the old steering. Both versions will remain available pending user comments. The HUD visibility can be toggled with the 'H' key. See the new Compass HUD below with an explanation of the rings and text.
There is a GUI configuration available. You no longer need to edit the config file by hand. Just click on the MODS button in the main menu page or the in-game MODS page, and choose the parachute mod from the list, click the CONFIG button. Change what you want to and when done click the DONE button. All of the options should work in-game after changing them. Easy!
Turbulence while on the parachute! You can enable turbulence in the config GUI for that windy day effect. There is also a config option to enable/disable bad weather turbulence. If it's raining the parachute gets blown around some, if it's storming (thundering) there's even more turbulence. Thanks to anxcon for this idea. The clear weather turbulence is disabled by default. The bad weather turbulence is enabled by default.
You can enable thermals from lava. This is a config option. When you enable lava thermals the space bar thermals feature is no longer disabled, it is configurable now. You can rise by being over lava or with the space bar as well. Check out the config GUI for details. Thanks to anxcon for this idea too.
There is only one canopy to choose from now. The parachute pack is worn as an armor chestplate, automatically worn when the parachute is selected. There is not a separate parachute pack item, it's only eye-candy!
The Automatic Activation Device (AAD) functionality can be used to automatically deploy the parachute immediately after falling a minimum distance (5 meters). The AAD can be turned on/off by right clicking on the parachute while it is active in your inventory The item name will change to reflect the AAD status.
The parachute allows you to jump from high places and control your decent. Now base jumping in Minecraft is possible! The parachute pretty much steers just like the boat. It's fun! It only takes a few jumps to learn to skydive! Pressing the 'W' key will give you forward motion that can take you pretty far. The parachute will deploy by right-clicking on the parachute item after you jump. Auto dismount will occur if the player collides with the ground or blocks other than leaves. LSHIFT works as usual.
Use the space bar key to add 'thermal lift' and you will rise up. This can be disabled in the config. You can set the height limit of the parachute. You really can't do much above 256 meters anyway, so the default altitude limit is 256 meters. You can change this to suit your needs including disabling it altogether by using a limit of zero. The parachute texture is the wool texture from the current resource pack. You can choose a single texture color or use a random one. There are also some custom textures.
Crafting a parachute is easy, 3 wool blocks, 2 strings, and 1 leather. See the crafting recipe screenshot below. You no longer need to craft the AAD or ripcord. And the parachute can be repaired with string on an anvil.
The leather pack texture is made by TQuin, thanks!**