FAQ

FAQ

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Q: So if I disable a part of the mod, that part won’t take up block/item IDs?
A: Yes.

Q: Can you make this mod compatible with MCPatcher or some other mod installer?
A: No idea

Q: Can you make an installer for this mod?
A: Refer Q&A above.

Q: Can I add this mod into a mod pack?
A: Sorry, but I do not allow this mod in mod packs, other than AMCO by Arrrg (Now by Kenny) and FTB modpack by Slowpoke.

Q: Oh! Can you add cores, Glados, etc etc to the mod?
A: I do not accept suggestions unless they are for something which is already in the mod. Period.

Q: You ask me for a crash report, but how do I get one?
A: Use MCError by medsouz and riking from here – https://bit.ly/t154lG

Q: I’m getting this crash! java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Slot XXX is already occupied by <someothermodblock>@7fd0e77e when adding Portal_Block<something>@6c0e42c0
A: Change the block ID that the mod uses in the properties file to an unused block ID and all would be fine.

Q: Can I make a portal map that uses this mod?
A: Sure, feel free to make your maps as long as you credit my mod and link them back here and you do not include the mod download in the map. Feel free to use the world properties file to edit any properties you want to change. Also, if you want to make the map public, DO NOT post it in this topic. Post them here.

Q: What is PortalGun_world.properties in the world save folder for?
A: As some people have made their own Portal puzzle maps, some of them did not like the default settings that comes with the mod, or perhaps settings which others may have set. This file will let the map maker adjust the mod’s settings to their liking to fit the map. For the file to take effect, worldOverride in the PortalGun_world.properties file has to be set to 1.

Q: Why is the PortalGun_server.properties so empty? The client one is full of different stuff!!
A: Most of them have been moved to the PortalGun_world.properties file in the server’s world save folder. Some others just have no use on the server.

Q: I don’t seem to have sound! What’s the problem?
A: The mod downloads sound files from a server now when you start minecraft. Either you don’t have an internet connection or the server is down, or it hasn’t finished downloading the files.

Q: Can I beta test your mod?
A: No. Don’t PM me asking either, answer will still be no.

Q: My portals are see through but they are buggy/square like this!
A: Several cards may not support the processes done by see through portals very well. There is no fix I can provide. The best advice I can give is to update your graphics card drivers and hope for the best. HOWEVER, I am not liable for any damage you do to your computer during this process.

Q: I can’t see through portals no matter what setting I put!
A: There are certain video cards which do not support the function which is being used to allow see through portals. These cards are normally Intel cards and they are not compatible with see through portals. The best advice I can give is to update your graphics card drivers and hope for the best. HOWEVER, I am not liable for any damage you do to your computer during this process.

Q: If so (refer Q&A above), why is it that when I shoot a portal on the moon I can see the Earth on it?
A: This is because the picture of the Earth is merely a static image. It doesn’t take a lot of resources to render the extra layer rather than updating portals to make them see through. Also it would be a better indicator to stay away from the portal rather than just notice the smoke trails.

Q: Why don’t my lasers actually have a laser??
A: You’re probably using Optifine. There’s some unknown issues about this which I’ve been unable to locate the cause of, so please ask sp614x about it. However I have heard that sp614x has fixed this.

Q: Do single player maps work on the server???
A: They should, I see no reason that they wouldn’t. Take note that the server loads mod_PortalGun_world.properties regardless if worldOverride in that file is set to 1 or not.

Q: Is forge compatible with ModLoader/ModLoaderMp?
A: No. They are not compatible, and are not required.

Q: I’m getting this crash! cpw.mods.fml.common.LoaderException: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: portalgun.common.PortalGun. What’s wrong?

A: You no longer have to extract the zip file when installing.
Q: I’m getting this crash! java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Number of remaining buffer elements is 1024, must be at least 4096. What’s wrong?
A: This is related to the HD Patcher that you may be using. It is related to an animated texture not being large enough. Delete tx_fizzler.png from the /mods/portalgun/portalgun/ folder and it should be fixed, though your fizzler will not be animated.

Q: When I use MCPatcher and use a texture pack above x16 I crash! What’s going on??
A: Refer Q&A above.

Q: Whenever I use a HD texture my game crashes, but works fine if I use the default texture pack! What’s going on??
A: Refer Q&A above.

Q: I’m having issues with Minecraft Forge! Can you please make it so that it doesn’t use it?
A: Sorry, but no, the mod now uses a couple of APIs that Forge provides that makes the gaming experience much better, and gives me more freedom of how the mod works.

 

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145 Comments

  1. Max November 21, 2012 12:56 pm  Reply

    I followed the instructions. I even got help from my little brother. That\’s how you know I\’m desperate. I installed forge by copying all of its files into the minecraft.jar, then made a mods folder to put the portal gun .zip file in and ran minecraft. I even downgraded to 1.4.4. There was no crash, but the mod isn\’t loading. I can\’t find the new objects in creative mode, so it doesn\’t seem to be working. I am on a mac. Any idea what I\’m doing wrong?

    • Sean May 6, 2013 8:33 am  Reply

      i have a pc and its still not working

    • davidcu June 29, 2013 8:37 am  Reply

      u need iChnUtil to load the portal gun mod!Download it just go to the mods do not click it at the 6th place and download it

    • Jsj73 July 22, 2015 7:05 am  Reply

      It’s for Minecraft 1.7.10, It’s just named 1.4.4. You also need to download the mod Ichunutil, wich you can find in the mods list.

  2. alex November 25, 2012 4:11 am  Reply

    dude CAN YOU PLEASE MAKE THE MOD FOR MODLOADER I AM BEGGING

    • Joe February 20, 2013 5:13 am  Reply

      if you can’t install forge ill give you my minecraft.jar

        • BD October 8, 2013 11:50 pm  Reply

          Redistrobution of the minecraft.jar is illegal.

          • peppernose145 April 28, 2015 7:40 am 

            No, using a cracked launcher is illegal. If you don’t have a launcher, you can’t play.

    • The Smith February 20, 2016 9:12 pm  Reply

      I just want the mod to be for 1.8

  3. franc December 17, 2012 4:55 am  Reply

    i didn’t extract it i just put it in my mods folder and exited minecraft and came back and nothing happened. I also got forge 6.4.1.

  4. sibloo December 21, 2012 1:42 pm  Reply

    i wish i could download this mod. :'(

  5. sibloo December 21, 2012 1:54 pm  Reply

    i’m depressed because i cant

  6. benchi99 December 25, 2012 11:31 pm  Reply

    Can you explain me WHY ARE RAINING CHICKENS IN 1.4.6v1?!?!

  7. popgoestheweasel December 26, 2012 5:58 am  Reply

    dude, why the raining chickens?

  8. TEOBRO December 26, 2012 6:30 pm  Reply

    Help! the turrets are not shooting me even when i am not in creative did you remove it or it is just a bug btw i have not enough items installed and the disencouragement block thingy and everything in the mod part 6 are not showing up i also really hope you can quickily fix the see through portals mod mine’s showing only the colour of the sky please help!

    • dekota September 4, 2013 5:26 am  Reply

      they ignore players

    • gamed9x January 1, 2014 7:57 am  Reply

      You have to change it in your world config file.

  9. TEOBRO December 26, 2012 6:37 pm  Reply

    it’s raining chickens because it’s part of the mod ichun put it in to celebrate christmas! if you have the answer to my question above pls help! thanks!

  10. TEOBRO December 26, 2012 6:39 pm  Reply

    oh yeah and i forgot to add that i’m using ichun portal mod v 1.4.6 v2 and latest v of forge

  11. Wolf January 13, 2013 12:29 am  Reply

    Hey Ichun, i installed everything, it works really good, but i noticed something, when hitting some block (snow, grass, glowstone, etc) the block highlights until i break it, is there a way to fix it?

  12. CraftMaster January 22, 2013 1:20 am  Reply

    For the Server version of the mod, how do i set it so that I can only place portals on certain blocks?

  13. karissa January 24, 2013 1:57 pm  Reply

    i did the download, forge and then the mod, and now when i try to load my minecraft it comes up with “updating minecraft” and a bar thats almost finished loading and above the bar it says “done loading”. the bar wont finish loading though. then if i try to get on my profile on another computer i can log in just fine. i was trying to get this as a surprise for my son because he doesnt know how to download mods, did i just screw up his minecraft? please help!

  14. PortalMaster January 24, 2013 9:02 pm  Reply

    PLEASE REPLY D:
    ok. i downloaded the mod perfectly. i dont see why people are complaining lol
    i also realize that your doing the re-write
    but i just thought i should bring to your attention that the regular sentury turret does not shoot. there are no laser blocks, laser shooters, or the little upside down cup looking things. lol
    and well…you obviously know that the emancipation grip doesnt work
    ONE MORE THING!
    i know the mod is campadible with the “precisly portal” texture pack. yet all the portal guns and the portal gun stands have glitchy loooking textures
    also. the potato gun doesnt even have a texture. same thing with the ender dust 😛
    just some notifications in case you weren’t sure :p
    i love your mod <3 thanks 🙂

    • Mew January 1, 2014 7:59 am  Reply

      The only thing I can help you with are the turrets. Turrets only shoot mobs, but you can change it in the world config file.

  15. Cubic February 2, 2013 9:39 am  Reply

    The portal gun cannot shoot portals on leaves or glass blocks, everything else is Portal-able, is there a way to make some blocks not portal-able? I’m trying to make a map but players can place portals basically everywhere…

    • KaiBB February 2, 2013 1:20 pm  Reply

      If you look at previously made maps, you’ll see their tactic 😛
      They build two walls around each chamber; one of the block they want (usually obsidian or an iron block), and then put glass in front of it. This makes the walls unable to have a portal placed on them.

  16. Cubic February 2, 2013 9:19 pm  Reply

    @kaiBB Cool, I never thought of that. 😀
    Thx alot but just to be clear, I there no way you can change due con figs of which block can be shot on and which block you can?

  17. Cave Johnson February 10, 2013 6:15 pm  Reply

    Add my combustible lemons or i’ll burn your house down!!!

    • Ken - Kenkenkon February 26, 2014 10:16 pm  Reply

      lol

  18. MARIN February 16, 2013 4:29 am  Reply

    I can’t see nothing through the portal. Why??????????

    • That1guy February 17, 2013 5:16 am  Reply

      Its not in the mod yet -_-

    • JDR30 October 21, 2015 1:07 am  Reply

      What version are you in?

      • JDR30 October 21, 2015 1:08 am  Reply

        Because seeing through portals was removed in the newer versions

  19. DiamondWeapons February 18, 2013 3:07 am  Reply

    when will the portal despawner thing work? im trying to make a portal map, but i cant continue till portal despawner is done :l

  20. Derek February 19, 2013 5:25 am  Reply

    I downloaded and installed the latest 1.4.7v4 versioon of the mod, but it still says that the Material Emancipation Grid is not yet available. Am I doing something obviously wrong??

  21. Rocks4free February 22, 2013 10:54 pm