There are now two canopies to choose from. The old smaller canopy or the new larger one. This is selectable in the config file. Also the parachute is now worn as armor chestplate. At this time the parachute cannot be worn over any armor. Also there is a ripcord item that will be needed to activate the parachute. You would have this item active in your inventory and right click. There is also an Automatic Activation Device (AAD) that can be used to automatically deploy the parachute when reaching a certain altitude. Default is 15 meters above ground or water. The AAD can be turned on/off by right clicking on the item while it is active in your inventory. Once the AAD is on you can store it in any open inventory slot and it will continue to work.
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 ripcord item after you jump. Make sure you are wearing the parachute first! Just above the ground your parachute will ‘drop’ giving you a soft and safe landing. Watch out for overhanging cliffs and cliff walls. The parachute may ‘drop’ if you get too close. Use the space bar key to add ‘thermal lift’ and you will rise up.
There is a config file in the config directory in your minecraft folder. You can set the height limit of the parachute. You really can’t do much above 256 meters anyway. So the default altitude is 225 meters. That should be high enough to get you over anything. You can change this to suit your needs including disabling it altogether by using a limit of zero. You can set your parachute texture as well. Choose from the 19 available textures or add more and number them in sequence. There is also an option to disable the ‘thermals’. A ‘fallDistance’ option allows you to set how far you fall before the parachute auto deploys using the AAD item. You can also select the canopy size too. You can set the parachute texture here also. All this is explained in the config file.
Although there is a new LShift unmount key in Minecraft 1.6.x, using shears still cuts the parachute away. The shears only work in the ‘world space’ below 256 meters.You’ll plummet to your death if you don’t redeploy the parachute, but if that’s what you want….
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Installation Parachute Mod
- Download the latest version of the Forge installer
- Run the installer, selecting client or server.
- Start Minecraft using the Forge profile.
- Exit the game.
- Download the mod(s) above and place in the mods folder.
- Re-launch Minecraft and have fun!
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