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Welcome!


Welcome to the BDcraft community! :)

Please familiarise yourself with the community rules below:

BDcraft Community Rules

  • Do not redistribute textures - It is against the Terms of Use and explained in the FAQ that using the assets from the main resourcepacks created by Sphax isn't allowed for remix/other resourcepacks or for commercial use.
    • You can make changes and share them privately with friends (i.e. via Skype, etc.). If you want to share changes publicly you should make a patch that only includes the changed files.
    • You can do what you like - although it's nice to get permission from the patch artist first - with mod patch textures.
  • Post in English - you can also post in another language if you feel it is easier to get your point across, but you must in the least provide an English translation even if you just use Google Translate.
  • Be polite - respect others, and their opinions, don't swear, demand or 'shout' for updates, etc.
  • Don't spam - posting useless remarks, images (such as "I like this post" images), or links to other irrelevant websites is not allowed. This also includes linking to referral pages for things like "Get me more space on xxx" even if they aren't monetized. If you have issues with bandwidth/space find a better host. A post should generally be more than a few words long and should also not just be a picture (unless it's a relevant texture).
  • Use spoilers - if you're quoting a lot of text or posting large images wrap them in spoiler tags.
  • Don't post your email address - Email addresses are too easily scanned and picked up by spambots and this is basically just a safety precaution. Use the Private Message system instead.
  • Be aware of sectional rules - some of the sections have their own extra rules:

Warnings


    If you break the rules or be a general nuisance a mod or admin will place a warning against your account and may also send you a Private Message as to why you've received a warning.

    Receive enough warnings and you'll be banned either temporarily or permanently.

    There is no set amount of "strikes" that you may get. It's up to staff discretion whether you will receive a warning or be banned based on the severity of your actions.

    The warnings are by no means meant to upset the receiver, rather just make them aware they've breached the rules.


Forum BBcodes

    Title
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    The title tag is used to define specific subjects in a thread. For example in this thread one title is used for the Rules section and another for BBCodes section.

    Code:
      [title]This is a title[/title]

    Example:

      This is a title



    Subtitle
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    The subtitle tag is used to split up a topic into sections that are considered part of the same subject. For example in this thread the Warnings section is considered part of the Rules section. In some cases this is also used as a stand-alone section header depending on the purpose of the thread.

    Code:
      [subtitle]This is a subtitle[/subtitle]

    Example:

      This is a subtitle



    Bold / Italic / Underline / Strike
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    The Bold, Italic, Underline, and Strike tags are used to emphasise parts of text, drawing attention to them. You'll notice that bold is used to emphasize the characters used in the format code ('b' for bold, 'i' for italic, etc...). Please do not use these formatting techniques excessively, but only when absolutely necessary to emphasize significant parts of text.

    Code:
      [b]This is bold text[/b]
      [i]This is italic text[/i]
      [u]This is underlined text[/u]
      [s]This is striked text[/s]

    Example:
      This is bold text
      This is italic text
      This is underlined text
      This is striked text


    Spoiler
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    When posting any kind of lengthy text or image previews, we insist that you put it between spoiler tags, which keeps the posts more organized and concise.

    Code:
      [spoiler]No one can see this unless opened[/spoiler]

    Example:
      The example is this example, because this section is already in a spoiler and also demonstrates that spoilers cannot be nested inside other spoilers :P


    Quote
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    As the name suggests, quote is for quoting specific parts of a users statement on the forum. It can also be used to manually quote text from people outside the forum enviornment.

    Code:
      [quote="Author"]This is a specific quote[/quote]
      [quote]This is a quote without an author[/quote]

    Example:
      Author wrote:This is a specific quote
      Citation:This is a quote without an author


    Code
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    You've probably noticed throughout this thread, that the bbcode is displayed in a gray box. Those grey boxes are the result of the code tag. The code tag allows you to write bbcode that is not parsed by the forum. This is also a good way to post logs or any kind of text that needs to retain its spacing.

    Code:
      [code]This is a [b]code[/b] [i]segment[/i][/code]

    Example:
      This is a [b]code[/b] [i]segment[/i]


    List
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    The list is used to, as the name suggests, separate items in a list. This is demonstrated at the beginning of this thread with the rules. There are 4 kinds of lists: A-Z, a-z, Numeric and Bullet points; take a look at their examples below.

    Code (Pretty Formatted):
      [list]
      [*] Point
         [list]
            [*] Sub-point
            [*] Sub-point
            [list]
               [*] Sub of Sub-point
            [/list]
         [/list]
      [*] Point
      [*] Point
      [/list]

      [list=A]
      [*] Point A
         [list=1]
            [*] Sub-point A1
            [*] Sub-point A2
            [list=a]
               [*] Sub-point 2a
               [*] Sub-point 2b
            [/list]
         [/list]
      [*] Point B
      [*] Point C
      [/list]

    Code (Dirty but acceptable):
      [list][*] Point[list][*] Sub-point[*] Sub-point[list][*] Sub of Sub-point[/list][/list][*] Point 2[*] Point 3[/list]

      [list=A][*] Point A[list=1][*] Sub-point A1[*] Sub-point A2[list=a][*] Sub-point 2a[*] Sub-point 2b[/list][/list][*] Point B[*] Point C[/list]

    Example:
      • Point
        • Sub-point
        • Sub-point
          • Sub of Sub-point
      • Point 2
      • Point 3

    1. Point A
      1. Sub-point A1
      2. Sub-point A2
        1. Sub-point 2a
        2. Sub-point 2b
    2. Point B
    3. Point C


    Section / Horizontal Rule
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    Both the section and horizontal rule are used to partition the subtitle, depending on the organization of the thread. It can also be used to partition a spoiler as in the Guide in the Help Center. Wherever you need to divide groups of same-subject information, that's where you would use these tags.

    Code:
      [hr][/hr]
      [section]This is a section[/section]

    Example:

      The horizontal rule is above me and the section below me.

      This is a section


    Size
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    The size tag is not particularly useful, since it only has 3 options: 1, 2 and 3, which is demonstrated below.

    Code:
      [size=1]This is small text[/size]
      [size=2]This is normal text[/size]
      [size=3]This is large text[/size]

    Example:
      This is small text
      This is normal text
      This is large text


    Right / Center / Justify
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    These tags are all alignment formatting and generally not used. First we have the right tag, which I can't think of a single use for, as nothing needs to be right-aligned. Then we have the center tag which can be useful to center images, but centering text is entirely useless. Lastly, we have the justify tag which I suppose can be nice if there are any posts with long disertations, but that's rare.

    Code:
      This is left-aligned
      [right]This is right-aligned[/right]
      [center]This is centered[/center]
      [justify]This is some long text to exemplify the necessity of a justify-scoped text-alignment archetype. Here is a second line just to add insult to injury as we continue to exemplify a tag which is almost never used, yay! As you'll notice, the text is spaced just enough to meet the edge of the right margin; in other words, the text is justified inside its alloted space.[/justify]

    Example:
      This is left-aligned
      This is right-aligned

      This is centered

      This is some long text to exemplify the necessity of a justify-scoped text-alignment archetype. Here is a second line just to add insult to injury as we continue to exemplify a tag which is almost never used, yay! As you'll notice, the text is spaced just enough to meet the edge of the right margin; in other words, the text is justified inside its alloted space.


      Below is what it would look like if the justified paragraph above was not justified.

      This is some long text to exemplify the necessity of a justify-scoped text-alignment archetype. Here is a second line just to add insult to injury as we continue to exemplify a tag which is almost never used, yay! As you'll notice, the text is now no longer spaced to fit to the edge of the right margin; in other words, the text is not justified inside its alloted space, oh noes!!


    Url / Link
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    The url and link tags are nearly identical, the only difference being that link tags will open a url in a new tab. Url tags however, will open a url into the current page. It is recommended that you don't use url tags at all, since the majority of our linked content here are downloads. It can be annoying going to a download page which replaces the main page and then realizing you can't use the browser back button without re-activating the download.

    There are two ways to create a link, one is with the address itself and the other is with a custom name for the link, as demonstrated below.

    Code:
      [link]http://www.google.com[/link]
      [link=http://www.google.com]Google[/link]
      [url]http://www.bdcraft.net[/url]
      [url=http://www.bdcraft.net]BDCraft[/url]

      [link]http://bdcraft.net/community/pbdc-help/texture-pack-installation-and-patching-guide-t1093.html[/link]

      [link=pbdc-help/texture-pack-installation-and-patching-guide-t1093.html]Installation and Patching Guide[/link]

    Example:


    Buttons / Download
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    These should be self-explanatory as to what they do. The buttons tag creates buttons and the download tag creates download links with a custom title.

    Code:
      [buttons][link=http://www.google.com]A single button[/link][/buttons]

      [buttons][link=http://www.google.com]Here[/link]
      [link=http://www.google.com]Are[/link]
      [link=http://www.google.com]Multiple[/link]
      [link=http://www.google.com]Buttons[/link][/buttons]

      [download][link=http://www.google.com]Single[/link][/download]

      [download][link=http://www.google.com]One[/link]
      [link=http://www.google.com]Two[/link]
      [link=http://www.google.com]Three[/link][/download]

    Example:


    Image
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    The img tag is used when you want to embed an image right into the post, but it's good practise to put that image in a spoiler tag so it doesn't interrupt the flow of the thread.

    Code:
      [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d9/Test.png[/img]

    Example:


    Gallery
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    The gallery tag is used to display multiple images that can be enlarged and cycled through. Use this tag if you want to display your images in nearly full size on the forum. Also note that it doesn't matter how you space out the gallery images, they will all be grouped together into a single gallery per post. In the example below, I only demonstrate two images, but you can add as many as you want.

    When the gallery is activated, you can exit it by hitting the escape key on your keyboard or use the on-screen X icon on the bottom left of the gallery. You can also use the arrow keys to cycle through the images, or click the < and > icons on the bottom right of the gallery.

    Code:
      [gallery]http://i.snag.gy/mNYRt.jpg[/gallery]
      [gallery]http://i.snag.gy/mNYRt.jpg[/gallery]

    Example:
      Image
      Image


    Photo
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    This is basically an artistic version of the gallery. The photo tag will resize your images to thumbnailes and put an aesthetic border around them. When the images are clicked, the gallery will open them up full size and allow you to cycle through them as described in the gallery section above.

    Code:
      [photo]http://snag.gy/PxWj9.jpg[/photo]
      [photo]http://snag.gy/f1zaU.jpg[/photo]
      [photo]http://snag.gy/OMQCY.jpg[/photo]
      [photo]http://snag.gy/oydrz.jpg[/photo]

    Example:
      Image
      Image
      Image
      Image


    Video
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    The video tag is for displaying flash videos like youtube. It should only be used for displaying something bdcraft-related, not personal or objective advertising.

    Code:
      [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRXT_TrUbiw[/video]

    Example:

Changelog


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17/09/2015 11:10 BST - Clarified redistribution Rules further [HanFox]
11/09/2015 11:26 BST - Tweaked the redistribution Rules to be a bit more clear [HanFox]
21/03/2015 15:33 GMT - Updated the License link to Terms of Use [HanFox]
05/02/2015 20:02 GMT - Re-homed some owls [HanFox]
29/01/2015 07:23 GMT - Changed typo of Downloads to Download [HanFox]
04/05/2014 16:26 BST - Added "Post in English" rule [HanFox]
09/04/2014 18:02 BST - Added "Help Center" sub-section rule link [HanFox]
22/01/2014 16:51 GMT - Tweaked "spam" rule in order to make people aware that posting "I like this" images/animations is not allowed [HanFox]
21/01/2014 14:08 PST - Added spoiler bbcode info (oops :P) [Aedaeum]
04/12/2013 00:17 GMT - Added no-referrals amendment to "no posting of spam" links as they're considered irrelevant to the forum content [HanFox]
26/11/2013 23:02 GMT - Added sectional rules links [HanFox]
26/11/2013 14:48 PST - Added all the rest of the bbcode stuffs - no owls were harmed in the making of bbcode examples [Aedaeum]
25/11/2013 14:38 PST - Formatted some more, added quote, and updated descriptions [Aedaeum]
21/11/2013 22:19 GMT - Tweaked Warning section and added more BBcode tags [HanFox]
16/11/2013 14:42 GMT - Basic draft and layout [HanFox]

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