Firefly?

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Roflo
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Firefly?

by Roflo » Post

What ever happened to Fireflies?

I browsed the code and they're not being spawned anymore.
Any clue as to why?

Were they taking up too many resources?
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by Gambit » Post

You know I haven't even thought about those fireflies since I last make them for my texture pack. Since then, never seen them at all. I doubt they would harm the resource in anyway. I mean often times I run into a lot of rats.

But it would be pretty neat to have them back. Perhaps catch them with a net and use them as a light source of some kind.

Maybe a formula would be better too. A glass box with a firefly in it to make a lamp block (Glowstone).
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by sdzen » Post

You know my firend wouldnt use minetest because of its simalarity to minecraft but then he saw the firefly and began to use it! they little mob brought him onto minetest :)

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by dannydark » Post

The fireflies where a bit buggy and only spawned when you had the server in experimental mode, I did fix a lot of bugs with the fireflies, they used to spawn constantly and never die, as well as spawn inside blocks haha which I fixed on my fork in previous 0.3 but I think the code that spawns them got commented out when DM's where added.

Its on the to-do list to convert the mobs into lua scripts as part of the modding api I think, in fact you may already be able to force fireflies to spawn via a mod but I haven't looked at the modding api too much yet to know for sure.
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by sdzen » Post

I was playing Minetest with my friend and I saw one

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by bwog » Post

sdzen wrote:I was playing Minetest with my friend and I saw one
What version was it?

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by sdzen » Post

the latest dev I think it could have been a fluck

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by Menche » Post

They showed up a lot in minetest-delta.
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by ThatRandomGuy » Post

Gambit wrote:But it would be pretty neat to have them back. Perhaps catch them with a net and use them as a light source of some kind.
Heck yeah! That'd be a great way of using them, plus we'd have a new tool...the net!
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