This project is no longer maintained, feel free to fork the repo and continue.
Modpack Creators: You may use my mods in your modpacks. I would appreciate credit for my mod.
The Parachute Mod has been completely overhauled. There is now a powered paraglider as well as the original parachute. The original parachute is no longer able to rise with the SPACE bar. Only the powered paraglider will do that. The parachute will still use thermals from lava, campfires and other heat sources. Most of the config options have been removed.
The parachute/paragliders can be crafted in the color you want using colored wool or dyed from a white parachute/paraglider using dye. There are two custom colors, rainbow and camo. The rainbow is crafted using red, green, purple wool. The camo is crafted using green, brown, lime wool. Parachute/Paragliders have their own creative tab.
The HUD visibility can be toggled with the 'H' key. See the new Compass HUD below with an explanation of the rings and text.
Turbulence while on the parachute occurs while in bad weather. 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.
You can rise by being over lava or other heat sources. Thanks to anxcon for this idea too.
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.
On the Paraglider use the space bar key to add power and you will rise up. The paraglider can be repaired with an anvil and redstone. 64 redstones will provide 100% fuel. And the parachute can be repaired with string on an anvil.
The leather pack texture is made by TQuin, thanks!**
Parachute crafting recipe
Powered Paraglider crafting recipe