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Re: Post your mod requests/ideas here

PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:39
by Lord_Vlad
Hi, I would really like to disable all flowing liquid blocks and only have source liquids (which move thanks to dynamic_liquid) How can I do this ?

Re: Post your mod requests/ideas here

PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 14:18
by FaceDeer
Unfortunately that isn't possible with the way dynamic_liquid is written right now. To make the ABM that dynamic_liquid uses more efficient it only moves source nodes that are adjacent to flowing nodes, since normally the only situations where it would need to move stuff is when there's flowing nodes present.

It should be possible to tweak the dynamic_liquid mod so that it tests source nodes adjacent to air nodes for movement, but this would result in a lot of needless extra checks being done - consider the ocean, its surface is adjacent to air so every second the ABM would need to check every surface node for movement possibilities.

I suppose this would be fine if the liquid type was rare, though. I'm curious what the purpose behind your question is, are you just wanting a node type that "wanders" randomly? Like some sort of weird magic rock that slides around on the ground, or something like that?

Re: Post your mod requests/ideas here

PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 00:19
by Lord_Vlad
Basically with dynamic liquids, watersources are flowing liquids, so for me it makes no sense that it creates flowing water blocks near it... basically what I'm really annoyed at is the liquids that will just invade any given space... like flow everywhere but you can only pick up source blocks anyway. Some caves are completely flooded by a single lava source slowly making it's way down. but you still have to find the source to stop the rest.

Maybe just reduce the length of the flowing then ? Like if it could only flow one block instead of what... 8 ?
I know it's going to look weird but since the liquid is moving it makes sense to me. It would only wander randomly on a flat surfaces... otherwise I prefer to say find a way down...
It kinda already does the weird stuff anyways since if you drop a bucket on a flat surface you will see the top move weirdly.

Re: Post your mod requests/ideas here

PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 05:59
by FaceDeer
The "flowing" nodes adjacent to source nodes fulfill two basic functions in the context of dynamic_liquid: They look nice, and they are free "pathfinding" provided by the engine's C++ code. LUA code is slow to execute so it's important to avoid it as much as possible, so it's a huge savings to be able to just check "does this liquid source node have a flowing node adjacent to it?" before doing any further work. If a source node doesn't have a flowing node adjacent to it, then there is nowhere that it can move to and nothing further needs to be done. We never even get into the LUA code because the ABM never triggers for that node in the first place.

The nice look is also important, because without flowing nodes smoothing the surface of the liquid out it just looks like a bunch of translucent cubes sliding around chunkily. Minetest is visually crude enough as it is, eliminating the smooth surfaces of liquids is a step pretty far down.

Anyway. There is indeed an option to lessen the effect without eliminating it entirely. The key property you'll need to adjust in the liquid's definition is liquid_range. By default liquid_range is 8, meaning the flowing liquid will stretch out 8 nodes away from a source node on a flat surface. If you want to see a shorter range in action, try placing some river water on a flat surface; its liquid_range is only 2.

If you want to set the liquid_range on existing node definitions such as water and lava, this code should do it:

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minetest.override_item("default:lava_source", {liquid_range = 2})
minetest.override_item("default:lava_flowing", {liquid_range = 2})
minetest.override_item("default:water_source", {liquid_range = 2})
minetest.override_item("default:water_flowing", {liquid_range = 2})

(Note: code is untested)

Just stick that in dynamic_liquid's init.lua file somewhere and all liquids will behave like river water does. Note that if you have a steep slope you'll still get the liquid extending all the way down it, but with the reduced range it will be a lot less likely to find ways to reach slopes like that.

Re: Post your mod requests/ideas here

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 01:28
by Cussock
I think it would be very cool if we could get a Lovecraft inspired mod, with idols to all the old ones (Shub-Niggurath, Cthulhu, Nyarlathotep, Yig, etc.)

I wouldn't recommend having these entities being in-game mobs though, as the very nature of them means they're incapable of the natural form of death, but rather giving players an in-game armor set (like cultist robes or horrific ooze) that goes with them that could be crafted by sacrificing other players. As for possible mobs, I would suggest Nightgaunts and Mi-Go. Ghouls would also be appropriate if spawned in little generated graveyards. As for the function of these gods, I think it would be very fun to sacrifice other players with "ritual daggers" that gave them special items when killing someone else/a mob with said daggers. It would also give an actual use to the randomly generated dungeons Minetest already had if the code was tweaked and these were turned into Great Race of Yith libraries/labs with special mobs (abominable floating polyps) and items, making these structures widely sought after in servers. I dunno, I thought it would be very cool to add lovecraftian elements into the game. We need more eldritch abominations in Minetest. Let me know what ya'll think, and if anyone would like to work on it!

Re: Post your mod requests/ideas here

PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 20:26
by IcyDiamond
Sires wrote:Uhm minetest needs mods like "Towny in MC".

May our collective wish be my command.

Re: Post your mod requests/ideas here

PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 20:54
by texmex
IcyDiamond wrote:
Sires wrote:Uhm minetest needs mods like "Towny in MC".

May our collective wish be my command.

Yes please! Personally I’d like to see it supporting MineClone2 as well as MTG…

Re: Post your mod requests/ideas here

PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 00:25
by IcyDiamond
texmex wrote:
IcyDiamond wrote:
Sires wrote:Uhm minetest needs mods like "Towny in MC".

May our collective wish be my command.

Yes please! Personally I’d like to see it supporting MineClone2 as well as MTG…

It's happening! viewtopic.php?f=9&t=21912

Re: Post your mod requests/ideas here

PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 18:15
by Hybrid Dog
I'm requesting a persian-cat mod.
Image
https://www.anyabozartist.com/persian-cat-gallery

Re: Post your mod requests/ideas here

PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 18:31
by DS-minetest
Hybrid Dog wrote:I'm requesting a persian-cat mod.

So scary!

It would be a bit hard to make the hair, I think.

Re: Post your mod requests/ideas here

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 00:42
by Sokomine
Hybrid Dog wrote:Could CityEngine be implemented in minetest?
https://graphics.ethz.ch/Downloads/Publ ... _Par01.pdf

That's definitely a very intresting project. Yet I fear it may be far too large for MT worlds. Just keep in mind how few of the world around us we actually see in the game. Players in a really huge city would be lost. Also generators tend to be a bit at a loss when it comes to create intresting/realistic buildings. Skyscrapers may seem easy, but...either they're too large (big obstacle with nothing inside), or feel far too small at their base.

The village generator nore wrote and which I used for mg_villages does work procedurally already. It can create very large villages. It's just that quite a lot of diffrent (pre-built) buildings are necessary in order to make it look good.

Re: Post your mod requests/ideas here

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 14:03
by Hybrid Dog
Sokomine wrote:The village generator nore wrote and which I used for mg_villages does work procedurally already. It can create very large villages. It's just that quite a lot of diffrent (pre-built) buildings are necessary in order to make it look good.

Maybe you can add a function to register house generator functions which take boundary coordinates, a height map, pseudorandom function, and other data and calculate a building which looks different almost every time.
Pre-built buildings can then be added as one house-generator function (instead of hard-coding for modularity).

Re: Post your mod requests/ideas here

PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 02:22
by DreamGuardian
1 Has anyone thought of adding Godzilla or maybe the Titans from Attack on Titans?

2 Tents please,i want to make it a camp feeling theme so anything related to camping

Re: Post your mod requests/ideas here

PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 17:14
by Sires
DreamGuardian wrote:1 Has anyone thought of adding Godzilla or maybe the Titans from Attack on Titans?

2 Tents please,i want to make it a camp feeling theme so anything related to camping


Just to clarify things a bit, minetest is usually built up on mods, what you would call of a "modpack", some mods that makes up a whole gameplay is called a "game" in minetest. So one does not add something to minetest, we can add something to the minetest game, but the minetest game is made to be very simple. So if you want to have godzilla or all that stuff you need a mod or maybe a game ;)

Re: Post your mod requests/ideas here

PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 19:41
by Extex
setlight mod so you can set the light per node using a special tool

Re: Post your mod requests/ideas here

PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 20:32
by niwla23
Can somone make a mod that depend on worldedit and add an //overlay command? This would set a block over every other block, except air. That would be good for terraforming: //brush sphere 5 stone and then //overlay and the rocks are finish!

Re: Post your mod requests/ideas here

PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 22:08
by ThorfinnS
Dye + torch = torch with dyed handle. Maybe 8 torches per dye or something. To use as breadcrumbs when exploring caverns. And to give a practical use for dyes. :)

Re: Post your mod requests/ideas here

PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 23:09
by elfang
"Quickstart" modpack so a new user does not have to hunt through the forums trying to figure out how to fit all this together, complete with hunger, decent inventory, and all the basic expansions.

Re: Post your mod requests/ideas here

PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 16:07
by DS-minetest
I request a mod that adds Bumcivilian.

Re: Post your mod requests/ideas here

PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 14:59
by Moustachiarty
I'd like to see TurtleMiner with worldedit capabilities. That would be the best mod ever!

Re: Post your mod requests/ideas here

PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 01:17
by Extex
Could someone help me with this?
viewtopic.php?f=47&t=22603

Re: Post your mod requests/ideas here

PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 17:42
by SAMIAMNOT
Is there a mod where I can see all the online and offline players on a server?

Re: Post your mod requests/ideas here

PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 19:16
by SAMIAMNOT
Another mod request is a spectator mod where you can watch a specific or random players on a server in a zoomed-out, third-person view?

Re: Post your mod requests/ideas here

PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 11:08
by DS-minetest
SAMIAMNOT wrote:Another mod request is a spectator mod where you can watch a specific or random players on a server in a zoomed-out, third-person view?

https://krock-works.uk.to/minetest/modSearch.php?st=0&at=0&q=spectator

Re: Post your mod requests/ideas here

PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 15:10
by Ender3Guy
I've been using Mobs redo, and the stroke times for the wood and stone swords are driving me crazy. I had an idea for a mod for better swords, where you can make a stronger and faster sword by first crafting a sword blade and then tempering it in the furnace, in the case of mese, steel, iron, and stone. After the blade has been tempered, you can add a stick for a handle in the crafting grid.

Since I'm familiar with HTML, C++, and Python, I'm hoping it won't be too hard to use Lua. Can someone confirm that this won't be too complicated as a first mod?

Oh, and I can use Blender and Fusion 360 to create custom nodes for the swordblade, with Paint.net for the textures.