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[Mod] Sounding line [sounding_line]

PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 20:00
by FaceDeer
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This mod adds a single new block type: a sounding line on a spool. When built over empty space the line can be used to measure how far down the surface of the water below it is (if any) and how far down the first solid obstruction is below that. It can also detect and report the surface of lava but it cannot tell how deep the lava is.

This is a handy item to have when considering whether to leap into an abyss that may or may not have liquid at the bottom, to determine how much ladder or rope is needed to reach the bottom of a hole, and so forth.

Dependencies: No hard dependencies
License: MIT

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Re: [Mod] Sounding line [0.5] [sounding_line]

PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 20:47
by D00Med
That is a really good idea!

Re: [Mod] Sounding line [0.5] [sounding_line]

PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:42
by texmex
Nice! I think many players recognize the problem this item is trying to solve and will find it useful.

Personally I like for my players to get that gut feeling of vertigo when approaching an unknown abyss. :)

Re: [Mod] Sounding line [0.5] [sounding_line]

PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 03:01
by Sokomine
Neat model. Could be useful. I'm just afraid that there'll be situations where it will not be able to measure how deep an abyss will go down - because the server itshelf doesn't even know yet.

Re: [Mod] Sounding line [0.5] [sounding_line]

PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 06:33
by FaceDeer
If the sounding line encounters the edge of generated world map it will report "Unknown void %dm down", so you'll at least know how far down you'd need to go to trigger more mapgen.

It also lets you know if the sounding line hit magma at the bottom of its descent, reporting that the line burned %dm down. I figured that would be a useful thing to know. :)

Re: [Mod] Sounding line [0.5] [sounding_line]

PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 08:59
by azekill_DIABLO
you should submit this mod to my modding contest, it's awesome

Re: [Mod] Sounding line [0.5] [sounding_line]

PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 23:59
by FaceDeer
azekill_DIABLO wrote:you should submit this mod to my modding contest, it's awesome


Sure. Didn't think it was particuarly weird, but I guess if nobody else has done something like this before maybe it is. Sofar did tell me it seemed a bit "niche" when I submitted it to minetest-mods. :)