[Mod] PlayerPlus [1.4]

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Updated to version 1.4

by TenPlus1 » Fri May 24, 2019 20:08

- Added Minetest 5.0 check for player knockback y_offset.
 

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Re: [Mod] PlayerPlus [1.4]

by FreeGamers » Sun Jun 30, 2019 22:48

This is quite a cool little mod. Adds some nice additions. Adding knockback before its supported in MT Engine is pretty cool too!

I'd have to confirm the experiences of other posters in that the knock-back effect has many times sent me up into the ceiling only to be suffocated or murdered by mobs while I fell back to the ground. I eventually disabled this mod. I know of at least one other server that had to disable the knockback function in this mod as well. Luckily there is a convenient settingtype.txt to do this.

Well, today I had a player, brand new to Minetest, ask me in my server if I could add knock-back effects to combat. I told him I'd look into it again. So I looked into adding this effect again, read some posts from developers saying how this should be an MT engine function (and it should be), and I read some discussions, and looked at some other mods, tried some other mods. Eventually, I decided I'd try to give this mod a go again since I knew it functioned at least.

I found that I was able to get the knockback function tolerable (and by that I mean it doesn't send me through ceiling blocks completely all the time) by changing line 304 to different settings. I found that setting it to

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        local pos = player:get_pos() ; pos.y = pos.y + 0.5


Lets the play get thrown about a bit but still doesn't lift them up ridiculously. It needs to be tested a bit more, which I plan to do, but for now the zombies in my server are not hitting players through blocks above the player too much. This might be a moot point because I think the knockback is dependent on the damage of the hit or weapon. So the block clipping may still be reproducible.
 

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Re: [Mod] PlayerPlus [1.4]

by auouymous » Tue Jul 02, 2019 09:21

jeremyweston wrote:
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        local pos = player:get_pos() ; pos.y = pos.y + 0.5

That still produces an instantaneous upward motion, not as bad, but still bad for anyone with motion sickness. And the damage is only applied to XZ values, so the 0.5 or 1.0 Y increase won't change. But players with fly can still be knocked into ceilings because they don't fall after each knockback.

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        ent:set_velocity({

Changing the y=0 to y=-2 adds downward velocity and significantly reduces the upward movement of flying players.

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        if math.random(1, 4) > 2 then return end -- 50% chance

Adding that to line 310 reduces the chance of knockback to 50% (change the 2 to a 3 for 75% chance). Making it possible to actually approach fast attack mobs. And when combined with your fix, it helps to reduce the motion sickness factor. Adding randomness to the knockback might also be better for pvp.

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    collisionbox = {0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0},

And changing line 241 to that removes the annoying visible hitbox for the knockback entity that appears around the player. I don't know if it does anything else, but I don't feel like I get 'caught' up on the hitbox when it is invisible.

But try building a wall and spawn a mese monster in front of you with your back to the wall. It will push you through the wall, with or without these changes. So you can still be suffocated if pushed into a cave wall.
 

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Re: [Mod] PlayerPlus [1.4]

by FreeGamers » Sat Jul 13, 2019 04:42

Yeah that tweak stopped the up clipping for me but I have great latency as I'm on the LAN with my server. However, for players with worse latency they were still getting thrown thousands of nodes away so I had to disable the knockback portion of this.
 

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Update

by TenPlus1 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 07:23

- Added slight downward motion to knockback to stop flying players getting stuck in ceilings.
 

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