Technic has always brought you more Minecraft- lately, we've been working behind the scenes to bring you better Minecraft, too! A few nights ago, we brought you improvements that now allow Mac users to install Java 7. On Monday, we'll bring you the new version of Big Dig, with a custom rendering improvement developed by Technic Staff. From there, this custom renderer will find its way into all Technic products, and we'll even be making the fixes available to all very, very soon.
Check out the following two screenshots- the first is with ordinary Minecraft Forge, build #710. The second is with our custom-built Forge improvement.
As you can see, they're both pictures of the same thing: a fountain of Thermal Expansion Destabilized Redstone, behind some Forestry Stained Glass, behind some Minefactory Reloaded stained glass. In the first picture, only the closest transparent object is visible. But using our internal renderer fixes, the objects render correctly.
These fixes aren't perfect. Water, entities, tile entities, and particles still have some oddball behavior that's out of our control. However, we hope we'll see a lot of new, beautiful builds that make use of these improvements soon. So on Monday, grab the new version of Big Dig and make something incredible!
If you're interested in using the fixes for yourselves, a modified version of Forge Build 710 will be available on Monday, and in the next two weeks, we'll put together a more permanent home for these fixes.