[MECH] Elevators [BukkitDev]

Discussion in 'Archived: Plugin Releases' started by Cybran, Jan 27, 2011.

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    Cybran

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    What this plugin does:

    It creates vertical moving elevators, which can be controlled by redstone-powered blocks.

    Features (open)

    • Creating elevators with an individual size (square or rectangle shape).
    • Floor-management: define your own floors with their own names, being able to call an elevator on every floor by – per example – pressing a button.
    • Movement-triggers: control the elevator with redstone circuits or buttons or any other redstone-powered block!
    • Elevator movement-controls: have different buttons for moving the elevator up and down, skip floors by pressing a control button several times.
    • Command-queuing: the elevator will move to the different floors one after the other if it gets more than one command at the same time.
    • Build on the elevator whatever you want (nearly ;))
    • Use redstone outputs to link the elevator to iron doors or more complex circuits.
    • Connect the elevator to your minecart system!
    • Use the elevator as something else, like a lava door.
    • Build automtically opening/closing glass doors around or on your elevator!
    • Protect your elevator with a password or user restriction.
    • Permissions support!

    How to install (open)

    • The server mod:
      Just copy the Elevators.jar into your plugins/ folder. That's it. You can modify the config later (See section Tutorials>Configuration).
    • ???

    FAQ (open)

    • Q: I'm completely new to this plugin! What shall I do?
      A: First, install the mod (see How to install), then you can read the basic tutorials in the tutorial section below.
    • Q: I'm sick of using buttons all the time to control the elevator! I want to include my redstone circuits!
      A: You don't have to use buttons! You can right-click any type of redstone-powered block! The buttons are just the easiest way.
    • Q: I want to build several buttons or other blocks for the SAME floor! How to do it?
      A: Have a look at the "direct" command. It links other blocks to an already existing floor.
    • Q: I try to build a lava door, but the lava is transported with the elevator! How can I let displace the lava by the elevator?
      A: At first, build the elevator like it should be later. Then, use the command /elev lock. Now your elevator will not grab any blocks or fluids placed later on it.
    • Q: Is there a size limitation for the elevator's shape?
      A: Yes. Normally, there is a maximum for the area of 25 blocks. But: you can change this limitation in the config.

    Command usage & Permissions (open)

    [...] = optional parameter. ...|... = select ONE of the values, they all mean the same. <...> = put your own values here.

    /elevators|elevator|elev <command from the list below>

    The basic commands:
    • help|? - shows the commands.
    • permission|permissions - shows your current permission level.
    • create - creates a new elevator at your current position.
    • remove - removes an existing elevator from your current position.
    • call|floor <Floorname> - creates a new floor with the given Floorname.
    • up - creates a new UpBlock, right-click to select block after command.
    • down - creates a new DownBlock, right-click to select block after command.
    • go|direct [<Floorname>] - creates a new link to the given floor or the nearest. Toggled by redstone input. Right-click a block.
    • redstoneout [<Floorname>] - creates a redstoneoutput, right-click to select the output block after. Has to be a lever.
    • glassdoor [<Floorname>] - Type command and place glass blocks. A door will be created to the given floor or the nearest. Use /elev finish to finish and disable glass block listener.
    • glassremove [<Floorname>] - Removes all glass blocks linked to the given floor or from the cabin when no floor is specified.
    • finish - Finishes an action (like glassdoor placement).
    • info - creates debugging info file. CONSOLE ONLY.
    • lock - locks the cabin blocks to stop updating before every movement.
    The more advanced ones:
    • help|? - shows the commands.
    • permission|permissions - shows your current permission level.
    • create [password <Password>] [users <Username1> <Username2> <UsernameN>]- creates a new elevator at your current position, optional with password or user whitelist.
    • remove - removes an existing elevator from your current position.
    • call|floor <Floorname> [password <Password>] [users <Username1> <Username2> <UsernameN>] - creates a new floor with the given Floorname, optional with password or user whitelist.
    • up - creates a new UpBlock, right-click to select block after command.
    • down - creates a new DownBlock, right-click to select block after command.
    • go|direct [<Floorname>] - creates a new link to the given floor or the nearest. Toggled by redstone input. Right-click a block.
    • redstoneout [<Floorname>] - creates a redstoneoutput, right-click to select the output block after. Has to be a lever.
    • glassdoor [<Floorname>] [direction <DirectionIdentifier>] - Type command and place glass blocks. A door will be created to the given floor or the nearest. Use /elev finish to finish and disable glass block listener. You can use a DirectionIdentifier (left,right,up,down,splitH,splitV) to set the opening direction manually.
    • glassremove [<Floorname>] - Removes all glass blocks linked to the given floor or from the cabin when no floor is specified.
    • finish - Finishes an action (like glassdoor placement).
    • info - creates debugging info file. CONSOLE ONLY.
    • pw|password [<Floorname>] [password <Password>] - Overrides password protection for the given floor or the whole elevator.
    • user [<Floorname>] [users <Username1> <Username2> <UsernameN>] - Overrides user whitelist for the given floor or the whole elevator.
    • give [<Username>] - changes the owner of the elevator. Once changed, a reset is not possible.
    • lock - locks the cabin blocks to stop updating before every movement.
    Permission nodes:
    • elevators.builder - basic permission level, user can set up elevators.
    • elevators.advancedbuilder - advanced permission level, user can protect elevators with password / user list.
    • elevators.operator - ignores owner, passwords and user restrictions, can modify everything.

    Tutorials (open)

    Basic setup:
    • Prepare a shaft – size can be between 1x1 up to 5x5. There has to be air in the whole shaft(means also no ladders and no torches directly on the wall).
    • Build a plain of any block type in your shaft as the elevator’s ground. (I would recommend to use a block type that is not placed anywhere in the shaft again with the same shape.)
    • Stand on the ground while typing /elevator create
    • A new floor and a new “CallBlock” (to call the elevator later) are created simultaneously by first typing /elevator call <Floorname> and then right-clicking on a (already existing!!) button. The elevator will halt 2 stones below this block
    • You have to create Up- and DownBlocks (to control the elevator) on every floor OR (better) inside the elevator. Type /elevator up or /elevator down , then right-click on a button (again the buttons have to be created BEFORE).
    • Create as many floors as you want. Besides: the control-blocks can be up to 2 blocks away from the elevator
    • Now you are ready to use the elevator!
    • If you want to remove floors or control-blocks, simply destroy the blocks.
    • If you want to remove the whole elevator, stand nearby and type /elevator remove.
    Configuration:
    • After the first server startup with the plugin v1.3+, a new file named Configuration.txt is created in plugins\Elevators\
    • Feel free to modify the values in there. But keep to the given format.
    • restart the server (or use /reload command) to apply the changes.
    Enhanced redstone:
    • If you want, you can extend your calling mechanism, per example by using stone plates connected to redstone wire.
    • To make your elevator moving to a specific floor, type /elevator direct <Floorname> and right-click any redstone wire or button or stone plate...
    • You can also use /elev direct WITHOUT the floorname. This will lead to the next floor in range.
    • If you want, you can add a redstone output to the elevator. Build a LEVER near to the elevator, then type /elev redstoneout and right-click the lever. Connect the lever to your circuit with redstone wire.
    Glass doors for your elevator:
    • Type /elev glassdoor [<Floorname>] [direction <DirectionIdentifier>] to start.
    • You can use a DirectionIdentifier (left,right,up,down,splitH,splitV) to set the opening direction manually. left and right are seen from outside the elevator. splitH and splitV will let the door split horizontally or vertically from the center.
    • Now build glass blocks around the elevator or on the elevator. Use any shape you want.
    • Type /elev finish to stop adding blocks as doors.
    • Call the elevator again to the floor where you built the door. Your created door opens.
    • The door is now activated and will open and close automatically. Have fun!
    Elevator protection (advanced builders):
    • every created elevator has an owner. Only the owner can modify the elevator. To change the owner, type "/elev give <newownername>". To enable modification for every player, type "/elev give". This will remove any owner protection.
    • use the optional parameters to create an elevator/floor with protection, p.e. "/elev floor testing floor password ultimatepassword users NTcomputer Notch" would create a new floor named "testing floor" with the password "ultimatepassword", only available for the users NTcomputer and Notch.
    • modify your protection settings with the commands /elev user and /elev password, p.e.: "/elev user testing floor users Admin" will override the previous settings to only allow user Admin the usage.
    • remove protection settings? Very easy: use /elev password or /elev user without any parameters or floorname only to reset the protection.
    • so far the whitelist, but I want to create a blacklist. How to? Like this: "/elev user testing floor users * -griefer" (no, there isn't any space between the minus and the player - damn line break). * means everybody can use it, the "-" before a name indicates you hate this player and don't want to let him destroy your secret room on the testing floor ;)
    • I have set up the protection, but I'm never asked for a password?! This can have several reasons: 1.) You are an operator. 2.) You have the permission elevators.operator 3.) You are the owner of the elevator. Just let somebody else try, he WILL get a prompt. 4.) You are standing near the elevator while another player tries to use it. He/she won't be blocked.

    Known issues (open)

    • It is difficult to move yourself or turn around while moving with an elevator.
    • Don't use doors on an elevator! They will "clone" items.
    • Pressure plates don't work as Up- /DownBlocks directly. Build at least two redstone to them, type the command and right-click the end of the wire.
    • Avoid using up/down in circuits. This will force any selected redstone-block to remain in off-state. (You can use "direct", though!)

    Future Ideas (open)

    • name elevators - v1.4.4
    • signs with current floor - v1.4.5
    • allow any block type for doors - v1.4.5
    • iConomy support - coming in v1.5

    Changelog (server mod) (open)

    • Version 1.4.3 (RB #740)
      >>Download<<
      -implementation of the secret project (not useable yet)
      -fixed the chest duplication bug
      -fixed the powered/detector rail dropping bug
      -enabled plugin usage for subfolder-worlds
      -fixed some other exceptions
    • Version 1.4.2 (RB #670)
      >>Download<<
      -elevators are now stored in the world folders (-> allow backups)
      -items will drop when moved away from a wall
      -added forbidden blocks to config
      -added command abbreviations to config
      -added glassdoor directions
      -added "lock" for cabin blocks
      -prevent block changes while elevator moves
      -added more config options and messages
    • Version 1.4.1 (RB #602)
      >>Download<<
      -cabin blocks are now searched when initiating movement
      ->WorldEdit & Co for cabin blocks supported!
      -Entities are now moved along, even if they are positioned a greater distance above the ground blocks
      -merged direct and extend commands
      -enabled relative glass doors (=doors in the cabin)
      -glass doors are now "grouped" automatically for a more real opening order
      -redstone outputs floor parameter added.
      -ground blocks pending between grass and dirt are not blocking the elevator anymore
      -wheat, cactus and sugar cane item duplication bug fixed
    • Version 1.4 (RB #556)
      -Permissions support added
      -elevator and floor protection added
      ->many new commands and command parameters
      -command to remove glass doors from a specific floor
      -owner system added
      -individual elevator size support
      -fixed some bugs (can't remember which)
    • Version 1.3.1:
      >>Download<<
      -removed TSLPC
      -added go|direct command
      -improved elevator search
      -improved elevator position search (prevention of loosing the ceiling ;-))
      -storing entity positions when initiating moving - hopefully fixes fall-through bugs
      -added info console command to create debugging info files
      -binds glass doors to a command
      -fixed button and redstone bugs
      -improved storage cleanup
    • Version 1.3:
      -added automatically closing glass doors.
      -added configuration.
      -fixed a fault timing.
      -changed the command handler to onCommand in main file.
    • Version 1.2.3:
      -fixed a block checking bug.
      -redstone on the elevator is now working.
    • Version 1.2.2:
      -chests and dispensers are now working.
      -furnaces are now working.
      -adjacent mine tracks are now working.
      -item orientation bugfix.
    • Version 1.2.1:
      -color of wool is now stored.
      -Signs are now working inside the elevator.
      -orientation of levers, buttons, torches etc. is now stored (can still be glitchy, cause multiplayer servers always have problems with that)
      -fixed many bugs for the blocks built on the elevator
      -elevator blocks can be safely removed by iStick, Superpickaxe and others now
      -improved the movement system for liquids (enables lava doors and more!)
      -improved the movement system for all entities (creatures and minecarts will also be transported now)
      -elevator movement is now much smoother
      -improved floor search for up- and down-blocks when the elevator got stuck
      -changed the entire storage system
    • Version 1.2:
      - enabled building on the elevator.
      - created redstone outputs
      - fixed server crashes
      - made compatible to CraftBukkit 289+
      - improved handling of breaked blocks
      - made plugin thread-secure
      -fixed path problems on mac + linux
      - and maybe some others...
    • Version 1.1:
      - made the creation a bit easier.
      - fixed some bugs
      - increased the maximum size to 5x5
    • Version 1.0:
      - Release
     
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    Plague

    dunno ho this got released, title is missing description, CB tag should have no "RB" in it, changelo g has to show two latest versions without a spoiler

    but a great plugin, that's for sure!
     
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    Redbackdanno

    Im pretty sure this needs updating its the only thing causing errors on my server went through plugins one by one and this has errors Great Plugin one of my Favs on my server so Plz look at it Thanks If u need error logs let me know ill add for you cheers again for all the work you guys do.
     
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    Oscarius

    Can you protect an elevator so only members of a certain group can use it?
     
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    LucidLethargy

    Does this not work with other worlds? I just created a separate "sphere world" and the elevators do not unction after each restart :/
    They work great before... but after they are useless.
     
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    JamesS

    Well I screwed it up first time and was intimidated by all the instructions. But after another 60 seconds I had the best elevator ever :D

    A wonderfully simple mod with great results. You have my thanks!
     
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    briman0094

    so when 1.7 comes out and pistons are available, do you think you'd be able to make the animations more smooth, like the elevator moving up smoothly and the doors opening smoothly instead of updating blocks? i don't know what the moving blocks controlled by pistons will be stored as, but i think they are TileEntities, meaning this would probably be possible. This would make this plugin 11/10 stars in my view!

    P.S. One more request: could you make the door material configurable? just monitor the blocks added since "/elev glassdoor" and "/elev finish" and store those as the door. that would make it 11.5/10!
     
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    Manbeast77



    I have already asked this several pages ago. There is no way to do this until he releases his next build when we can name the elevators themselves.

    @Plague I really wish you would be less caustic to plugin devs. You have already pissed several devs off enough to leave. The format he's using in his title was the standard when his plugin was released. Circumspectly calling someone an idiot is still calling them an idiot. Personally, I'd like to see you stop moderating, period.
     
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    MinecraftMania

    I have set my self admin with the '*' permission, do i need anything more?
     
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    Manbeast77


    Yes and no, the best way of doing this is to add a password for the elevator. I'm going to tell you now though, you'll remove the password fairly quickly after you use it a few times.

    There is also a whitelist function that can be used if you use a white list. That basically means, if you have reular users on the server, you can add them to the whitelist and they can mess with the elevator (only the owner of the elev can break/modify the elev btw), and pubbers that join to see what's there or to grief can't do anything.
     
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    woolfraine

    Good evening I wanted to know if we could done a minecart elevators. because he do not go want in the elevator

    think
    sorry my english is bad
     
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    LucidLethargy

    Would anyone happen to have an answer to this? Perhaps I need to move the elevator file from one world folder to another or something? Perhaps it's even the fact there is no bedrock in my "Sphere world" that is causing the issues?
     
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    Flenix

    is @Cybran still around anymore? =/ I'm having an issue with the redstoneout - issue being it does nothing...
     
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    letoss32

    When i try to create an elevator it says i don't have the permission but i'm an admin. But when i remove the permission plugins it works.
    Does somebody know what's the problem ? Because i don't want to play without permission plugin.
     
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    Fallen_Advent

    Great plugin man, I've had tons of fun with this plugin
     
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    briman0094

    does the group you belong to have the necessary permissions? remember that permissions are case-sensitive.
     
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    Juze

    @Cybran : #740 very inactive
     
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    AnrDaemon

    Mod works fine in b860
     
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    letoss32

    even if i am the admin?
     
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    Juze

    Doesn't matter that it would be supported, works fine on #935 I think. OP must verify that it works and if he is still willing to support this plugin further.
     
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    briman0094

    Admin as in being listed in the ops.txt file? If you have Permissions installed, the Elevators plugin will completely ignore the ops.txt file. You need to give your Permissions group/user the correct permissions if you have permissions installed.
     
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    spiderbiggen

    can you get rid of the mod being inactive
     
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    Cybran

    I have to excuse me for all the time being away. Unfortunately, I had absolutely no time and still have no time to update the plugin, cause the latest update requires much, much work. And I have too many other things to do atm :(
    But don't worry, a continuation is planned! It just can take a loong time...
    I have tested the plugin so far, the actual v1.4.3 should be working properly with the newest bukkti builds. I don't want to get the inactive status away though, cause it IS currently inactive ;)
     
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    Flenix

    OK, at least now we know :)

    Also, I know its not an RB, but this works fine on 950, which works on 1.7
    When you do update the mod, could you maybe use "invisible pistons" to add smooth motion or something?
     
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    Draconicus

    I don't know how, but they're still working... Kinda. XD
     
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    Neils

    Working with 953 ??
     
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    Bolrock

    My Server Run's 953 and Permissions 3.1.6 Elevators 1.4.3. No other users as OP can use the finish Elevator. It this right ?
     
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    Neils

    Is the plugin working with Bukkit 953, thats my question ...
     
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    JosuaG

    Hello! This is just to tell you that I have done a French (tutorial) video of this plug-in :) ! The link is here. Of course, I'm French and I got a terrible accent ; the same accent that Yves Guillemot have (the boss of Ubisoft). Sorry for my English !
     
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    Redbackdanno

    Just thought Id add that this Plugin Is up there with the BEST of any plugin I have used Plz Update soon.I understand you are very busy So will b patient Thanks for all your work too by the way Appreciated.
    Is there a link to the source for this would like to have a look ty.
     

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