Plugin that Controls length of Night and Day cycles.

Discussion in 'Archived: Plugin Requests' started by Miamore, Aug 7, 2012.

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    Plugin category: Mechanics

    Suggested name: (LongerNight) (TimeLength) (TimeControlTwo)

    What I want: I have searched both the plugin forums and the BukkitDev forums for a plugins to control how long or short the day or the night is.

    The only plugin that I saw that said it could remotely do this was TimeControl.

    Unfortunately, I tested it and the shorten/extend feature does not work at all. The only feature that works is the ability to make it perma day or perma night, which is not what I need.

    Here is what TimeControl's config file looked like:

    It works by using a multipliers to make either day or night faster.

    What I would prefer is the ability to explicitly define the length of day and night so that I can make day 10 minutes and night 20 minutes. Is this possible?

    Otherwise, speed multipliers are perfectly fine.

    Ideas for commands: No commands needed for this plugin.

    Ideas for permissions: No perm support needed. Everything is configured in the config file.

    When I'd like it by: No deadline.

    Thank you very much for taking the time to read my request.
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    I want this too!
    The big problem with these plugins as far as I know, is that they speed up or slow down the ticks (atleast the one I tried), which breaks redstone.
    If someone could make this without it breaking redstone, they would be awesome.
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    I think we should at least start by confirming whether this is feasible or not due to the tick conflicts.
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    Instead of changing the ticks the only way I could think of doing it is checking every so often what the current time is and then changing it to an earlier/later time. E.g., if you wanted double-length days, every minute for 10 minutes you would change the time backwards by one minute.
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    That sounds plausible, albeit I wouldn't know how to code it myself.

    What about a program that could, say, just loop day twice and night 3 times so that night is a little longer than day?

    I know that the plugin Longerday can loop day but it does not do that for night time. I will actually send him a message to see if he can add that feature for us.

    I would prefer a plugin that does what you said over looping, but I will work with what I get.
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    there is a plugin already that freezes time, and also one that slows it down. I'm not sure what it's called though, but if I find it i'll post it here. I suggest you do some searching

    This isn't the plugin I was talking about, but it does have a way to slow down time, so it is possible
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    you CAN make the nights longer without breaking redstone, you can do it with realtime (milli sec)
    but again, that works the best if you got a nice 24/7 server

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