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[Unofficial] Dalek Mod FAQ

Hi all, so I've taken the initiative to make a quick FAQ for the Dalek Mod, so John and the SWD Team won't have to answer the same question multiple times.

 

Contents:

  1. Installation
  2. SWDTeam Related/Getting Free stuff
  3. Server Questions
  4. Bugs and Crash Reports
  5. For certain community members
  6. Common Feature questions
  7. 1.8 Feature questions

 

 

 

(Unofficial) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 

Installation:

 

Q: How do I install the Dalek Mod?

A: Click on the links on the front page for your version of minecraft you
prefer. This will take to the SWD official Dalek Mod product page

The download buttons for each version are on the right side of the page in red.

The adfly link has a "Skip Ad" button. Wait about 5 seconds and click on it to download the mod.

There is no installer required for the mod. Just don't click on anything else on the page, that's what can potentially
give you malware.

Once the jar/zip file has finished downloading, just drag and drop into into your "mods" folder in your ".minecraft" folder. The mod should now be installed.

Before you start playing the mod, make sure Forge is installed and make sure you run the vanilla (unmodified) version of your respective minecraft version a few times before installing the mod.

As the game is modded, it does take a little longer to load up the Dalek Mod than if it was vanilla Minecraft.

 

There is also an installation video SWD Team made for 1.8 Dalek Mod if you want a more visual install guide.

The installation instructions are the same for each version of the Dalek Mod.

 

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Q: Do I use Forge or Forge Modloader?

A: The Dalek Mod was coded using the recommended forge for its respective Minecraft versions (1.8, 1.7.10, 1.7.2, 1.6.4, 1.5.2), so please use the recommended Forge.

 

As for which version of Java, from my experiences Java 7 works with Forge.It's currently in a archived Java site, so Google it and you should be able to find it.

 

For 1.7.10 recommended forge, 1.7.10-Forge10.13.2.1291 seems to work for me.

For 1.8, 1.8-Forge11.14.3.1450 and up also works.

 

You can download Forge here. http://files.minecraftforge.net/   A jar file installer works for both Windows and Mac.

 

 

Q: I’ve downloaded the mod and now I have malware!

A: Make sure you have downloaded the latest version of the mod for your version of Minecraft. Other websites that offer the mod may be giving you outdated and unsupported versions of the mod or even malware/viruses.

There are official download links—the links on the MinecraftForums page and the SWD Store.

http://swdteam.co.uk/store.php (click on the Dalek Mod product page and select any of the red download buttons on the right hand side)

 

SWD-Related/Getting Free stuff:

 

Q:Where can I get SWD products early (including the Dalek Mod)?

A:At the moment you can buy the Beta access rank for an account on the SWD website for $2.50 (USD). (You can create one if you haven’t already)

It gives you heaps of cool stuff early, not only Dalek Mod!

http://swdteam.co.uk/product.php?key=o8Hj2ekUxWZrDx9Zuqm2FwtaNaIBDtTn

 

 

Q: Can I join SWD Team/ Can I help make Story Mode?

For other SWD- related questions visit the FAQ section of the SWD website: http://swdteam.co.uk/help/index.php

 

 

Q: Can I have Beta Access for Free?

Sorry, SWD Beta Access isn’t for free, but it only costs $2.50 (USD) to get awesome products early! You have to use Paypal to pay though. If you don't have a Paypal account, use it as a guest user and enter in your debit/credit card details!

You can also get it by donating 1WTC Steam/TF2 items,

OR, as I quote Tumblr_Cat,

"First of all you must act like a good community member, be helpful, follow the rules, speak clear english (as this mod is made by british people) and be mature. There's no age restriction but a certain level of maturity is required  Who knows, you may get it one day! :D

Beta Access product page ($2.50 USD): http://swdteam.co.u/product.php?key=o8Hj2ekUxWZrDx9Zuqm2FwtaNaIBDtTn

 

 Server Questions:

 

Q: Is there an official Dalek Mod server? If so, how do I access the server?

 A: The official Dalek Mod server is available to both Beta testers/SWD Beta Access users and the general public. Everyone in theprivate server will be in creative. Everyone in the public server will be in survival.

You can also donate to help the server and in return, you can get certain ranks and features on the server such as teleportation and world edit.

 
 
 
 

 Q: How do I donate and what do I get in terms of perks?

You can donate certain amounts of money once to SWDTeam and you can receive different ranks.

 

Rank information:  DMU Ranks

Donate here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q: How do i get on the server (Private/Public)?

 A:First you need to download the latest version of the Dalek Mode,either from the Dalek Mod product page (for public server) or the "Beta Products" page ( for the private server). Open Minecraft and you'll see an icon with green bars on the left of the single player button and a Dalek icon. The first one is the public one, the second button takes you to the Private server!

 

 

Q: I can't get on the server even if its page says it's online! What do i do?

A: Sometimes the server goes offline even though the page https://swdteam.co.uk/product?key=DMUServer says it's online. Just wait until it updates showing the real status of the server

 

 Payment:

 

Q: Can I purchase a SWD Product without using Paypal. If so, how?

A: You may use a credit/debit card directly to pay for a SWD product, but you will need to enter in your card details. Just click on the "Buy" button, confirm your purchase, then click the "Pay with credit/debit" option in the SWD Paypal checkout page. See the images below.

 

Step 1: Confirm your purchase.  There is a credit/debit car option AFTER you confirm the purchase by clicking "Pay with Paypal"

 

Step 2: Click the "Pay with credit/debit"

 

 

 

 

General Questions

 

Q: Is this mod the same as the Doctor Who Mod?

 A:Well, there is no official "Doctor Who mod". There are quite a few which are Doctor Who-related. The Dalek Mod is one of many.

  • Dalek Mod (this mod)
  • Doctor Who Client Mod
  • DW 1.8
  • Voxel Doctor Mod
  • Weeping Angel Mod
  • Tardis Mod
  • Tardis Decoration Mod

and probably quite a few others.

 

 

Q: Which version of the Mod should I use?

 A:The most recent update (as of 27th December 2015) Update 41 is for Minecraft Forge 1.8. As it has been rewritten from scratch to port it to 1.8, many of the older Dalek Mod features are missing, but will eventually be added.A partially working spawn code has been added, with Daleks spawning and dropping Dalekanium again.

However, it is still recommended to try the 1.6.4 or 1.7.10 in the meantime for a fully working spawn code.

 

 

 

Q: Can you add this [insert feature]?

A:It really depends on what sort of feature you’re asking for. For features such as Sonic screwdriver variants, these might not be the biggest
priority for the Team so they might not be added immediately. I would recommend posting to the Suggestions thread here. This is a quickest method of having a team member/ community member responding!

Please check if your suggestion has been posted before, the less duplicate threads the better. :)

This way the team may be more willing to listen to your suggestions and may consider adding them.

 

Q: Can I have your source code?

A: No, sorry, SWD doesn’t give out their source code. It will be closed source; it’s too easy for someone to copy the code from the Dalek Mod, modify the models and repost it as their own original mod. ( The Official Doctor Who Mod by AinselyMasters is a repost of the Dalek Mod)

However, if you request some of their models for a mod review or something, that may be possible. Just state your request and give a good reason for it! :)

 

Q: What is the SWD email for? (suppourt@swdteam.co.uk)

A: It's a support email address, for people with technical issues (i.e. crashes/bug reports). You can find each team members emails in the SWD About page: http://swdteam.co.uk/about.php

 

Q: How do I turn off the custom Dalek Mod Title Screen?

There's a config option in the .minecraft folder for 1.8 version: CustomTitleScreen:false

Full address: AppData\Roaming\.minecraft\config\Dalek Mod\dalek_mod_config.json

 

Reporting Issues/Crashes:

Q: How do I report bugs/ glitches/ problems?

 A: If you found any problems please email them to support@swdteam.co.uk or post them in the Dalek Mod thread so that we can fix them.

Do note that the 1.5.2, 1.6.4 and 1.7.2 version of the Dalek Mod is no longer supported therefore SWD Team will not try to fix it unless there are critical errors in that version of the mod (e.g. Breaking the game)

 

Q: I have a crash report. What do I do? (Summarized by Arcphoenix_1)

A:Before you post a crash report please do the following,

  1. Search for the error in the crash report. There should be in the crash report. (see below)
  2. Check your list of mods and make sure they are all made for the version of Minecraft you are running
  3. Research the error in the /SWD Forums/Dalek Mod thread for a similar error. 

Basically list these 5 things in a crash report and you should be fine.

  1. Dalek Mod version (Update [x] for Minecraft [version] )
  2. List of mods installed
  3. Minecraft Forge version
  4. Describe the problem please
  5. Crash Report in a spoiler (the [!] button on the Minecraft Forums editing panel)

 

That’s all!

Example crash report post:

Hi ,

My Minecraft crashed e.g. on startup with a [insert name of error] and I was [description of what you were doing when it crashed] . I installed this mod from [insert website name].

Here is the crash report:

 

How to find the error in a crash report:

Look at the first lines of the crash report. That will tell you the answer. E.g. java.NoClassfound.def

Also look at the bottom of the crash report with the list of mods. Which one says “errored” or not constructed?

This link here will tell you if you don’t understand.

 

 

 "Missing" Features (Unported features) :

 

 

 

For any features that haven't been ported from 1.7.10 or lower( E.g. Davros, Story Mode, Generating structures)

 

 

 

Please see ArcPhoenix's post here: https://swdteam.co.uk/forum?p=thread&tid=625

 

For community members who frequently complain:

 

Q: When does 1.7.10 for Update 40 Come out? I want it now!!!!!!!

A: This is a commonly asked question-- lots of other people have asked for it has well, but please, stop nagging the team.
If you would like the mod to be ported down to 1.7.10, post them in a polite, understandable way.

Try not to spam or insult the modders/the forum thread, it,

  1. Doesn’t help, the team members will read it when they have time. They don’t
    spend 24 hours working on the mod-they’ll get back to you when they can.
    You'll most likely be ignored
  2. A team member or community member is more likely to be annoyed at you or not respond; polite
    and well written comments are easier to understand and respond to
    than a post with CAPS and posted multiple times.

Please be patient with the team. They work hard on the mod, but it’s for their enjoyment and the communities’ too.
If a large update has been released, the team requires a break. They don't work for the community, they do it for their enjoyment and also for the community to enjoy.

Insulting and spamming the team with useless comments will be ignored, besides if
they do read it, they may delay the ported update due to you carelessly posting a rude comment.

The 1.7.10 version will come later. You can always downgrade to Update 39 for 1.7.10 now if you liked the older features.

 

How to use Dalek Mod Features:

 

 

Common Feature Questions:

 

 

 

 

 

Q: Is this mod the same as the Doctor Who Mod?

 

 

 

 A:Well, there is no official "Doctor Who mod". There are quite a few which are Doctor Who-related. The Dalek Mod is one of many.

 

  • Dalek Mod (this mod)
  • Doctor Who Client Mod
  • DW 1.8
  • Voxel Doctor Mod
  • Weeping Angel Mod
  • Tardis Mod
  • Tardis Decoration Mod

and probably quite a few others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q: I have a suggestion. Where do I post it? Can you add [Feature X]?

 

 

 

 

 

A:It really depends on what sort of feature you?re asking for. For features such as Sonic screwdriver variants, these might not be the biggest priority for the Team so they might not be added immediately.

 

 

  • I would recommend posting to the Suggestions thread here. This is a quickest method of having a team member/ community member responding!

 

 

 

 

 

 

This way the team may be more willing to listen to your suggestions and may consider adding them.

 

 

 

 

 

Q: How do I turn off the custom Dalek Mod Title Screen?

 

 

 

There's a config option in the .minecraft folder for 1.8 version: CustomTitleScreen:false

 

Full address: AppData\Roaming\.minecraft\config\Dalek Mod\dalek_mod_config.json

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q: What are the Tardis Panel Commands?

 

 

 

Tardis Panel Commands (Sneak-Right-click panel to enter in commands, after you have saved right-click to run the command):
- Tardis Panel Command - /particle  [Number] ~~~   Makes different particles Try /particle 1 ~~~
- Tardis Panel Command - /sound  I think this plays a sound file, not sure how it works.
- Tardis Panel Command - /setblock  Lets you set a block at a some coordinates. Is disabled on both DMU servers.
- Tardis Panel Command - /echo  [message] This displays a message when the panel is right-clicked. E.g. /echo Welcome to your Tardis!  When I've clicked
"save" then right-clicked the panel again it will display my message, "Welcome to your Tardis!"
- Tardis Panel Command - /travel   acts like a demat lever, lets you take off/land.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the U40 changelog here: https://swdteam.co.uk/patch.php?id=27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q: How do I use the TCN Loader?

 

 

 

A: According to Tumblr_cat," The TCN loader works only with Techne models. Downloading them from Techne Online won't work, it also doesn't work with non-Techne models such as Craftstudio and such" 

 

 

 

  1. Export your model with the .tcn file extension name
  2. Put the model in the "Models" folder in the Dalek Mod folder. Full address: AppData\Roaming\.minecraft\mods\Dalek Mod\Models
  3. Open up the Dalek Mod and open a world in SINGLEPLAYER as the TCN loader only works client side
  4. Get the TCN loader block and place it down
  5. Use the GUI to select your model and click "Ok" or confirm or whatever it says
  6. NOTE: This featuer only works on client side, any models that you are displaying can only be seen on your screen, people on a multiplayer server can't see it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q: How do I summon my Tardis?

 

 

 

For both Update 39 and Update 42 for 1.7.10 and 1.8 respectively, you need to enter your Tardis with your Tardis key in your inventory (not necessarily in you hand) and come back out. This links your Tardis key to that particular Tardis.

 

Hold Shift (or sneak key) then right click on a block to summon the Tardis to that position.

 

 

 

 

 

Q: In past versions, you could somehow fix the TARDIS interior if, say, you blew it up. You could regenerate it somehow. Can you still do this? If so, how?

 

 

 

A: No, in the current 1.8 version the feature has been removed as it "created more problems than it solves" (-Tumblr_Cat)

 

 You can place down a new Tardis which spawns a new interior. Just fly over to your old interior in creative and type the command /tardis-interior-pos (x) (y) (z) to set where the Tardis teleports you. See http://swdteam.co.uk/patch.php?id=27 for a full list of commands.

 

 

 

If you are using Update 39 or below for 1.7.10, just type the command exactly as following, /regenTardis and the Tardis interior should reset itself. Do note that any blocks you used to replace the original interior blocks will be removed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.8 Feature Questions: (specific  to Dalek Mod 1.8 version)

 

 

 

 

 

Q: If I place down a new Tardis, is there a way of setting the door to teleport
me to the coordinates of my previous TARDIS interior?

 


A: Yes, you can use the command "/tardis-interior-pos [x] [y] [z]" to set the Tardis to teleport you to your door's coordinates when you enter it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q: After the Tardis has materialized on a planet ( the sound's finished playing) it won't let me out!

 

 

 

A: That's a bug alot of people seem to have. Try downloading the mod again, it's fixed as of 27/12/15.

 

Wait a few seconds after the sound has finished playing, then exit. If that doesn't work, use the /kill command to kill yourself then enter another Tardis. The interiors are spaced out in a straight line, so in creative you can fly over to it and use the /tardis-interior-pos [x] [y][z] command to set the Tardis to teleport you to another interior's coordinates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q: What are the Dalek Mod Commands?

 

 

 

A: For the current 1.8 version, see the Update 40 changelog .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q: How do I get the image from the"SWDJ" block? ( Not to be confused with TCN model viewer)

 

 

 

 

 

A: As of Update 43 all SWDJ blocks have a texture and can be found in the creative tab SWDJ Images.

 

 

You can also rename it in an anvil with these  names here

 

 

Do note there is a similarly named block called the TCN Model Viewer (see above). This block lets you import custom models from Techne and view them in-game.
(client side only at the moment)

 

People who have helped contribute/inspire question for this FAQ:

  • Tumblr_Cat helped with server questions 
  • Archphoenix, has amazing ideas, helped with formatting. :D
  • Various other community members

Really love this FAQ :D, Do you mind if you put "unofficial" in the title pwease :3

Really love this FAQ :D, Do you mind if you put "unofficial" in the title pwease :3

 Thanks, oh yeah I forget to do that. Whoopsies!

Really love this FAQ :D, Do you mind if you put "unofficial" in the title pwease :3

 Thanks, oh yeah I forget to do that. Whoopsies!

 Thank you <3

I have a question to add:

Q:I got beta access, how do i get on the server?

A:First you need to download the latest version of the Dalek Mod from the "Beta Products" page, then open Minecraft and you'll see an icon on the left of the single player button, click it and a list of all SWD Team approved servers will appear!

 

Another question:

Q:I can't get on the server even if its page says it's online! What do i do?
A:Sometimes the server goes offline even though the page https://swdteam.co.uk/product?key=DMUServer says it's online. Just wait until it updates showing the real status of the server

I have a question to add:

Q:I got beta access, how do i get on the server?

A:First you need to download the latest version of the Dalek Mod from the "Beta Products" page, then open Minecraft and you'll see an icon on the left of the single player button, click it and a list of all SWD Team approved servers will appear!

 

Another question:

Q:I can't get on the server even if its page says it's online! What do i do?
A:Sometimes the server goes offline even though the page https://swdteam.co.uk/product?key=DMUServer says it's online. Just wait until it updates showing the real status of the server

 Thanks, they're good suggestions suggestions! Yeah I can add those in

Is there a way to turn off the title screen?

 Yes, go there is a  config option in your .minecraft folder. AppData\Roaming\.minecraft folder\config\Dalek Mod\dalek_mod_config.json. Just use notepad to open it.

Acctually 1.7.2 doesn't seem to have a working Spawn code... I may be wrong though, but from what I've seen it's just like 1.8's not spawing any Dalek Mod Mobs naturally

Acctually 1.7.2 doesn't seem to have a working Spawn code... I may be wrong though, but from what I've seen it's just like 1.8's not spawing any Dalek Mod Mobs naturally

 Oh. I remember Update 38 for 1.7.2 had a broken spawn code, although Update 37/Advent Calender and below had a working one. Thanks, I think I'll make that part more specific...

 
I deleted this comment.
What was it?
Nothing worth worrying about

"( The Official Doctor Who Mod by AinselyMasters is a repost of the Dalek Mod)"

This part... It just bugs me a bit... Has this been proven as fact yet?

Update 19/12/15: Tried to make the answers more concise, as some of them are a bit long. This makes it harder for readers to understand and will cause them to lose interest, which isn't good. Will try and improve format later on.

Question!!!!
How do I get the TARDIS to go into flight mode???? (Update 41.1!)

 

How do I get into TARDIS Flight in 41.1???
Cheers,

LePapa

 

 You need the Tardis Flight Panel. You can get it the creative inventory. If you are playing on the server you should be able to get it in the shop

How do I get into TARDIS Flight in 41.1???
Cheers,

LePapa

 

 You need the Tardis Flight Panel. You can get it the creative inventory. If you are playing on the server you should be able to get it in the shop

 Thank you so much, I got it to work!!!!
Cheers,

LePapa

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