[Mod] Mob Catching Ball [1.1] [mccarball]

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[Mod] Mob Catching Ball [1.1] [mccarball]

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Mob Capture Containment And Release Ball (mccarball) mod for Minetest

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Description:
A spherical device that, when placed next to a mob, captures and contains said mob. The player can then pick up the ball and store it in their inventory until they wish to release the mob by placing the ball on the ground, on a wall, etc. By default, this mod works with PilzAdam's Simple Mobs (mobs) mod, though it will likely work with other mob mods (just adjust the array at the beginning of init.lua accordingly).

Recipe:

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wool:orange | wool:orange | wool:orange
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wool:violet | wool:white  | wool:violet
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wool:green  | wool:green  | wool:green
Mod dependencies: mobs, default, wool

License:
Sourcecode: WTFPL
Graphics: WTFPL
Sounds: by Mike Koenig (CC BY 3.0)

Download: https://github.com/thefamilygrog66/mcca ... master.zip (after unzipping, rename the folder from mccarball-master to mccarball)
View Code: https://github.com/thefamilygrog66/mccarball

Screenshots:

New texture:
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Old texture:
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Re: [Mod] MCCAR Ball [1.0] [mccarball]

by Topywo » Post

Nice mod!

It works fine, distance placing ball-mob is very well balanced.

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Re: [Mod] MCCAR Ball [1.0] [mccarball]

by Hybrid Dog » Post

I haven't tested it but I like it.
If you haven't done it yet, may you add something to catch and release mobs with mesecons signals?

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Re: [Mod] MCCAR Ball [1.0] [mccarball]

by ExeterDad » Post

Great idea. Although not surprising as you have had many creative ideas. Too bad you couldn't rig it to capture a player. I wouldn't mind stashing one of my kids in my inventory for a while when they are acting up.

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Re: [Mod] MCCAR Ball [1.0] [mccarball]

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Topywo wrote:Nice mod!

It works fine, distance placing ball-mob is very well balanced.
Thanks, Topywo! I've tested a variation of it on my server for the last week or so, and aside from a couple of issues (related to the landrush mod, and doors), it seems to be working pretty smoothly.
Hybrid Dog wrote:I haven't tested it but I like it.
If you haven't done it yet, may you add something to catch and release mobs with mesecons signals?
Hybrid Dog: Thanks - I'm not familiar enough with the lua code behind mesecons to do that sort of thing, but perhaps someone else might be interested in taking a look at it.
ExeterDad wrote:Great idea. Although not surprising as you have had many creative ideas. Too bad you couldn't rig it to capture a player. I wouldn't mind stashing one of my kids in my inventory for a while when they are acting up.
Hey, thanks ExeterDad - I appreciate the kind words. Player capture would indeed be pretty cool, but I'm not sure where they would go exactly!

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Re: [Mod] MCCAR Ball [1.0] [mccarball]

by twoelk » Post

thefamilygrog66 wrote:...
but I'm not sure where they would go exactly!
wasn't there this hilly countryside near Tesla's laboratory with lots of cloned hats lying around?

nice idea by the way.
Hope I don't have to change that texture to red-black-white for my anime fan nephew ;-P

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Re: [Mod] MCCAR Ball [1.0] [mccarball]

by Sokomine » Post

Nice mod. It adds something that was missing in simple mobs. Mobf/animals modpack already has the lasso, but some other mob mods come without such tools.

I'm just afraid that nobody's ever going to find the mod if nothing has been posted in its thread for a day. Neither mod name nor name of topic are particulary descriptive.

Merging a copy into simple mobs might be a good idea. Won't help much with those sheep escaping, but it'd be at least a start.
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Re: [Mod] MCCAR Ball [1.0] [mccarball]

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twoelk wrote:
thefamilygrog66 wrote:...
but I'm not sure where they would go exactly!
wasn't there this hilly countryside near Tesla's laboratory with lots of cloned hats lying around?

nice idea by the way.
Hope I don't have to change that texture to red-black-white for my anime fan nephew ;-P
Haha, exactly!
Sokomine wrote:Nice mod. It adds something that was missing in simple mobs. Mobf/animals modpack already has the lasso, but some other mob mods come without such tools.

I'm just afraid that nobody's ever going to find the mod if nothing has been posted in its thread for a day. Neither mod name nor name of topic are particulary descriptive.

Merging a copy into simple mobs might be a good idea. Won't help much with those sheep escaping, but it'd be at least a start.
Thanks Sokomine - I've changed the topic name to a more descriptive one. Also, I can wrangle 4X size sheep on my server with them, no problem!

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Re: [Mod] Mob Catching Ball [1.0] [mccarball]

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thefamilygrog66 wrote: I've changed the topic name to a more descriptive one
Thanks! That will help at least a bit so the mod may be found. I'm afraid we'll have to do those categories for the wiki and Krock's mod list soon. There are so many variants of mob mods out there, plus this tool here, and players intrested in them have limited chances of finding what they want.
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Re: [Mod] Mob Catching Ball [1.0] [mccarball]

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I just fixed the "door issue", so now the balls won't destroy doorframes (i.e. can only be placed in an empty space). Also, I changed the textures a bit, as well as the recipe accordingly.

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Re: [Mod] Mob Catching Ball [1.1] [mccarball]

by twoelk » Post

Added your mod to this wiki page: http://wiki.minetest.net/Mobs
Might also give an idea of the minimum number of mob mods to support ;-P

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Re: [Mod] Mob Catching Ball [1.1] [mccarball]

by thefamilygrog66 » Post

Thanks. So man mob mods!

I also just added a screenshot with the updated texture.

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Re: [Mod] Mob Catching Ball [1.1] [mccarball]

by philipbenr » Post

Are you going to make a meshnode (now that they are supported) for the ball?

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Re: [Mod] Mob Catching Ball [1.1] [mccarball]

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philipbenr wrote:Are you going to make a meshnode (now that they are supported) for the ball?
Good question! I'll have to look into that, since I've never made a meshnode before...

What are the benefits of doing so?

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Re: [Mod] Mob Catching Ball [1.1] [mccarball]

by philipbenr » Post

It uses a blender mesh and UV texturing, but it is not an entity; it is still a node. It will look like a ball, and not really a small, pixelated... thing (nodebox)

VanessaE has a good example here: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10428 . I an going to start making some for my subgame...

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Re: [Mod] Mob Catching Ball [1.1] [mccarball]

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POKEMON!!!!!!!!!!!!

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twoelk wrote:Added your mod to this wiki page: http://wiki.minetest.net/Mobs
Might also give an idea of the minimum number of mob mods to support ;-P
Do you know the mod which adds this ping sphere mob with an antenna?
It caused a burning forest on a server which got very much attention. As already mentioned at the server topic, I caused the fire by walking there and activating this mob.

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Re: [Mod] Mob Catching Ball [1.1] [mccarball]

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An alternate model for the catching device might also be great. A cage might be more fitting than a ball. Unless, perhaps, you're planning to catch an annimal that loves to play with balls :-)
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Sokomine wrote:An alternate model for the catching device might also be great. A cage might be more fitting than a ball. Unless, perhaps, you're planning to catch an annimal that loves to play with balls :-)

but ...
but ...
"Pokeballs" are firmly rooted in anime lore,
or so I have been told.

although,
a device like the gostbusters use to catch ghosts might also look good :-)

cages? Hmm ... anybody remember Hatari! the film?
now that might be a game worth making - although with the mobs and lag we have at the moment might be an unsolvable task.

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Re: [Mod] Mob Catching Ball [1.1] [mccarball]

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The ball doesn't check for protection. Thus, it can be placed inside a protected area - but not again been picked up.
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Sokomine wrote:The ball doesn't check for protection. Thus, it can be placed inside a protected area - but not again been picked up.
I think the technic bug is worse, you can place nodes on frames entities without loosing them from your inventory and without protection testing. So you can easily get infinite mithril chests, hv battery boxes and …

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Re: [Mod] Mob Catching Ball [1.1] [mccarball]

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Sokomine wrote:The ball doesn't check for protection. Thus, it can be placed inside a protected area - but not again been picked up.
I'm aware of this issue, but not sure how to fix it exactly. If anyone can point me to code used in another mod, which might resolve this, it would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: [Mod] Mob Catching Ball [1.1] [mccarball]

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:-D really cool 1+

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Re: [Mod] Mob Catching Ball [1.1] [mccarball]

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thefamilygrog66 wrote:
Sokomine wrote:The ball doesn't check for protection. Thus, it can be placed inside a protected area - but not again been picked up.
I'm aware of this issue, but not sure how to fix it exactly. If anyone can point me to code used in another mod, which might resolve this, it would be greatly appreciated.
http://dev.minetest.net/minetest.is_protected
https://github.com/HybridDog/superpick/ ... it.lua#L82

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Re: [Mod] Mob Catching Ball [1.1] [mccarball]

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Hybrid Dog wrote:
thefamilygrog66 wrote:
Sokomine wrote:The ball doesn't check for protection. Thus, it can be placed inside a protected area - but not again been picked up.
I'm aware of this issue, but not sure how to fix it exactly. If anyone can point me to code used in another mod, which might resolve this, it would be greatly appreciated.
http://dev.minetest.net/minetest.is_protected
https://github.com/HybridDog/superpick/ ... it.lua#L82
Thanks very much - I've fixed the bug. Now, players can only place Mob Catching Balls on their own, or unclaimed, properties.

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