Inactive [MECH/ECON] Showcase v0.8.1 - Create visual shops by spawning drops on slabs [1.1-R5]

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    Version 0.8.1​
    As supposed in this thread, I created a plugin that lets you put items into glass blocks (now steps, it's notchs fault) to showcase them. This is useable for shops, to show what's for sale there, or to make clear what type of farm you built.
    • Showcase all items in a half-step Block
    • Block protection (you can't break the step block and the block below it to prevent that the item falls down)
    • Multiworld
    • Items in a showcase can't be picked up
    • Only the player who created a showcase can remove it
    • Prevents despawning of items (Normally, drops disappear after 5 minutes)
    • You can setup finite and infinite shops
    • DropChest support (disables DropChest for absorbing the showcased items)
    • WorldGuard support (works out of the box)
    • Localisation
    • Can show custom item names through BukkitContrib
    • Economy support:
      • iConomy 4 & 5
      • BOSEconomy
      • Essentials Economy
    Download & Source-Code
    Download Showcase.jar
    Browse Source-Code on Github
    You will need an economy system if you want shops.
    This will install NarrowtuxLib automatically!
    Please donate, if you really like this ;)
    Show Videos (open)

    When you have got issues, please read this:
    Issue Report (open)

    1. Please, first check if you have got the most recent version of Showcase and the most recent recommended build of Bukkit.
    2. Then, check if the bug is already listed in the "Known Bugs" section.
    3. After doing step 1+2, report the bug with at least this information:
      • Version of Showcase
      • Version of Bukkit
      • If possible, a step-by-step explanation of the bug
      • If possible, console errors
      • When you think that this has got to do with another plugin, please list all your plugins like this:
        • PluginA, PluginB, PluginC ...
    This will be incredible helpful for me to fix it faster.

    You don't actually have to retype everything I typed here, but if you'd take it as a guideline which content you should include in your issue report, it's more helpful ;)

    Please, don't come here just to say "This doesn't work.". This says nothing.

    Adding a showcase
    1. Start sneaking!
    2. Right-click a half-step block with the item in your hand you want to showcase
    3. An assistant will ask you which type of Showcase you want to add. Type the text before the colon :))
    4. Depending on the type you chose, the assistant will ask some extra questions, follow the assistant to finish showcase creation.
    Removing a showcase

    1. Sneak
    2. Right-click on a showcase. If this was a finite showcase or an exchange showcase, you will get your items back.

    ActionPermission-NodeWithout Permissions
    Create a basic Showcase.showcase.basicPlayer
    Create a infinite shop Showcase.showcase.infiniteOperator
    Create a finite shop Showcase.showcase.finitePlayer
    Create an exchange Showcase.showcase.exchangePlayer
    Buy from a finite shop
    Buy from an infinite shop
    Removing a showcase of other players.showcase.adminOperator

    The column "Without Permissions" explains which user-type can use this permission when no Permissions system is installed.
    What are shop showcases?
    A shop showcase can be used to sell items to your players. There are 2 types of shops now:
    1. Infinite shop. This one has an infinite amount of items. The money that the players give to buy an item will go to nirvana
    2. Finite shop. This one has that number of items which the owner has set up. The owner will get the money from which the items were bought.
    How can a Player buy items from a shop showcase?

    1. Click on the Showcase. The price per item and the available amount will be displayed.
    2. Type in the number of items you want and hit enter. A message will show you the success of the checkout.
      • Type 0 to abort checkout
    How can you refill a finite shop showcase?

    1. Click on it
    2. Type in the amount of items to refill. Negative values will remove that amount from the showcase.
    3. Walk away or type 0.

    The showcase command handles manual saving and loading
    /showcase save
    Saves the items to showcases.csv
    /showcase load
    Loads the configuration, translation and items without saving (Use with caution)
    /showcase reload
    Saves and loads everything after that. Useful when some items aren't in place and you want to quick-fix that.

    The configuration file is auto-generated and is called showcase.cfg
    Here are the configuration possibilities:
    • basicmode : this decides if the plugin should operate like in version 0.2 or before (Just the basics)
    • priceforbasic : this adds a price to the basic showcases
    • priceforfinite : this adds a price to the finite showcases
    • priceforexchange: this adds a price to the exchange showcases
    • removewhenempty: when set to true, a finite showcase will be removed when it's amount hits 0
    • showcaseprotection : turn this to false to be able to remove showcases from other players (griefers) (you should now use WorldGuard instead of this one ;) )
    • locale: standard is en-US. The german translation which is included in the jar-file is de-DE. If you type that in, it will copy the german file from the jar to your plugins folder
      • You can change the translation very easily by editing the existing locale.
      • Colors are supported, just add something like [GREEN] or [DARK_RED] to the text.
      • You can add newlines with \n
    • autosaveinterval: the time between two auto-saves in seconds. Standard is 60 secs. Use -1 to disable autosave.

    Currently available translations:

    Version 0.8.1
    See the whole changelog

    • Spawn multiple items in the same glass block (up to 4, would be aligned nicely)
    • Verify that there is no free space below the glass block before adding a showcase
    • Maybe let the showcase glow when you placed torches, glowstone or lava in it
    • Custom messages (aka localisation)
    • Sell-Showcases
    • DropChest support (so the items inside the glass won't be absorbed by a Dropchest)
    • Limit the amount of Showcases per player
    • Add a price that the creator of a showcase has to pay (there would be an independent price for each basic, infinite and finite showcases)
    • Linking infinite shops to banks (money spent for items goes there)
    • Rent a showcase for money/day
    • Autosave with configureable interval
    • Commands for save, load and reload
    Crossed items are already done!

    Known bugs
    • This plugin conflicts with some chat-altering plugins (i.e. bColoredChat) this is because the authors don't know how to correctly set up the priority of events.
    • Normal players (the ones that aren't operators) can't use showcases that are in the spawn-protection area. Either disable the spawn protection or place the showcases to an other location (Disable spawnprotection by setting "spawn-protection-size=0" in the file)
    • With the latest dev preview (not the recommended build), you're able to make slabs to double steps. I've got to investigate until they propose it as RB.
    • ATM, Showcases won't save enchantments. So please just don't try to sell yours because that wouldn't work either.
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    Well, as is there is no notification of how much money was removed from my account. I dont want the owner to get the messages cause then he would get spammed. Just saying a more noticeable way to inform of a transaction might help. Other than that we love it. There are small issues but they are nothing you can fix, such as the clientside removal of the items when the timer goes off... but a reconnect fixes that. Love this plugin either way and so glad it supports our BOSEcon.

    I would really like the ability to add a bank to the store as well. Would be a nice touch! :p

    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 16, 2016
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    Does this also happen after a full stop?
    I will make it like this:
    Click once on the shop, shop asks "how many items do you want". You Type in the amount, you get it and the shop says "you got 10 torches for 30 $" or so.
    The other thing with the timer will be fixed, because I'm reverting to simply respawn the items after the 5 minutes.

    Adding to todo
    Adding also to todo
    This won't be necessary, because I'll change it, so the shop asks how many items he wants to get each time he clicks.
    See above
    See above, too :D

    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 16, 2016
  4. This has a major duping issue :/

    Place glass, insert Diamond. Relog, and you pick up the diamond. As placing the showcase does not use a diamond, you have now duped a diamond.

    Simple solution would to just have the Showcasing actually USE the item from your inventory, I actually thought it did :p
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    Which version do you use?
  6. 0.3.7
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    ;)help, i dont fully understand how i put an item in it, i sneaked, right clicked and it came up sayin trpe section, i dnt know what to type in now, is it /(basic) or /(finite), none work for me, im probably bein dumb
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    Just type it as if you were chatting, not as if it's a command. :)
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    Hm... works now, can't reproduce it.

    But there is some other mistake ;)

    EDIT: Only at one shop... strange, always unreproducable bugs -.-

    Attached Files:

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    Hum, always i try to build a showcase and set the case to (basic), (finite) and (infinite) it puts out the same Error message: Invalid answer. Aborting.

    It seems im the only with this Problem!

    Please PM me how to Fix this, i have the latest RB 766!
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    That's the same bug I've reported. When the chunk is reloaded, the items are no longer refreshed by the plugin and you pick them up.
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    don't put parentheses in

    would help to know if you are using infinite basic or finite probably. I cant replicate that with using basic. finite uses your item. infinite doesnt. no problems here. basic and infinite don't use my items either or give me one back.

    I did in fact find another bug.

    Finite: put item in and take it out your inventory doesn't update until you place the block down somewhere.

    have 4 bricks. place one in. have 3. remove shop. inventory shows 3. place block. shows 4 then 3.

    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 16, 2016
  13. You are missing the point of the exploit, read and try it, it has nothing to do with shops.
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    Still dont work for me :/
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    You're literally typing "basic" into chat and hitting enter, right? (obviously, without the quotes!)
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    No im Typing exactly: (basic)
    in the Chat!
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    () = parentheses. Drop 'em.
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    I tried now: "basic" and (basic) and basic !
    Nothing works!
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    Do you have the correct permission nodes for it? You've sorted all that out, right?
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    I dont have a Permissions Plugin Installed but im OP!
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    Alright, uploading a quick video to show you exactly how to do it.
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    I dont think i upload a Video for this, but i can explain how i do it:

    1. Hold Crouch
    2.Rightclick the Glass with the Block i want to show (i.e. Dia Sword!)
    3.The Assistant pops up and says i must choose from one of the Types!
    4.I type all of these i already Postet variants, but it says everytime :Invalid answer. Aborting.
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    Still dont work!
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    1) put glass down
    2) hold down sneek
    3) right click with item you want in glass
    4) type the following
    4a) basic ( nothing else, no spaces, no /basic, no basic!, no 'basic', no "basic" )
    5) give yourself a high five, cause god knows nobody else will! :p
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    No idea what you're doing wrong, then.
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    Guy im not an Idiot, here a Screen of it:
    Click Me!
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    I believe you ballsed it up when installing, or it's a plugin incompatibility issue.
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    Thanks, but now question number 2, is there any way to add money without iconomy beacuse you also need permissions for that and i really dont want to since ma server is only for friends, thnx
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    without the parenthesis, for example basic, finite or infinite.
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    The Question is: What Plugin!
    Here a list:
    Show Spoiler
    Stats (Achievements hook in this!)

    I dont have any Errors in my Log!

    You should read the newer Posts!

    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 16, 2016
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