[Mod] Books Redux [books_rx]

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[Mod] Books Redux [books_rx]

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Books Redux Mod v1.0
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Books Redux is full rewrite of default books from Minetest Game, offering players a rich selection of books and papers for highly personalized in-game communication.
  • Choose from 4 different cover and page styles for books
  • Choose from 12 different page styles for papers
  • Choose from a wide variety of background color schemes
  • Page sizes can range from small, large, wide, and tall
  • Bookmarks can be added, removed, or recalled on-the-fly
  • Edits to books and papers can be previewed before saving
  • Simple page navigation for editing and viewing books
  • All content is encrypted using a 128-bit block cipher
  • Legacy books can still be viewed in compatibility mode
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Even better still, books and papers are both easily craftable using the same traditional recipes as before: 3 papyrus for one paper, and 3 paper for one book.

With so many possible combinations of sizes, colors, and styles, the design possibilities are virtually endless! Moreover, custom layout and formatting of text is also possible using the Bedrock Markup Language. In fact, the editor for books and papers should be very familiar to those accustomed to the Signs Redux mod

Of course, plain-text messages are acceptable as well, as they will render exactly as they are input, without any fancy colors or styles. Then again, that would be boring ;)

Now for an important word about security....
  • Last year one of my more vigilant players made me aware that it is possible for anyone to inspect locked chests on servers with only basic CSM knowledge. This means that confidential information in written books is vulnerable to intrusion.

    Fortunately, Books Redux addresses this very concern by encrypting the content of all written books and written papers via the Simple Cipher mod. This means that if anyone gains access to a copy of the map, without the server operator's private key, they won't be able to examine the personal correspondence of other players.
Currently there is no way to automatically convert legacy books to the new format. It must be done manually by copying and pasting text into a new book.

I will try to put together a tutorial video in the coming weeks that explains how to create and edit books. So stay tuned!

Repository:

https://bitbucket.org/sorcerykid/books_rx

Download Archive (.zip)
Download Archive (.tar.gz)

Dependencies:

Default Mod (required)

ActiveFormspecs Mod (required)

Bedrock Markup Language Mod (required)

Simple Cipher Mod (required)

Source Code License:

GNU Lesser General Public License v3 (LGPL-3.0)

Multimedia License:

Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0)

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Re: [Mod] Books Redux [books_rx]

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As promised, I made is a step-by-step guide for using Books Redux, which covers all the basics of viewing and editing books and papers. Sometimes being able to follow along with a video makes it so much easier. I hope it is helpful!

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Demonstration of Books Redux
https://vimeo.com/401725158

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Re: [Mod] Books Redux [books_rx]

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Nicely done :) these books are a lot better than default...

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Re: [Mod] Books Redux [books_rx]

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Ack no you've killed me ahg
My guidebooks mod is useless now ;(
Edit: unless people want a standalone mod lol

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Re: [Mod] Books Redux [books_rx]

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Now all it needs is spellcheck. caragaeous? :P
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Re: [Mod] Books Redux [books_rx]

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Hello... I try to use Books Redux on minetest-server but I get this error-message:

2020-12-31 03:59:50: ERROR[Main]: ModError: Failed to load and run script from /var/games/minetest-server/.minetest/worlds/minetest4educators/worldmods/cipher/init.lua:
2020-12-31 03:59:50: ERROR[Main]: Mod security: Blocked attempted read from /var/game/minetest-server/.minetest/worlds/minetest4educators/worldmods/bitwise/init.lua
2020-12-31 03:59:50: ERROR[Main]: stack traceback:
2020-12-31 03:59:50: ERROR[Main]: [C]: in function 'dofile'
2020-12-31 03:59:50: ERROR[Main]: ...test/worlds/minetest4educators/worldmods/cipher/init.lua:11: in main chunk


I have no glue ... what to do ... already changed the path from home to the server worldmods ... but what to do now?

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Re: [Mod] Books Redux [books_rx]

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medienfux wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 03:33
Hello... I try to use Books Redux on minetest-server but I get this error-message:

2020-12-31 03:59:50: ERROR[Main]: ModError: Failed to load and run script from /var/games/minetest-server/.minetest/worlds/minetest4educators/worldmods/cipher/init.lua:
2020-12-31 03:59:50: ERROR[Main]: Mod security: Blocked attempted read from /var/game/minetest-server/.minetest/worlds/minetest4educators/worldmods/bitwise/init.lua
2020-12-31 03:59:50: ERROR[Main]: stack traceback:
2020-12-31 03:59:50: ERROR[Main]: [C]: in function 'dofile'
2020-12-31 03:59:50: ERROR[Main]: ...test/worlds/minetest4educators/worldmods/cipher/init.lua:11: in main chunk


I have no glue ... what to do ... already changed the path from home to the server worldmods ... but what to do now?
Seems to be an issue with the 'cipher' and 'bitwise' mods relating to Mod Security rather than 'books_rx' mod... which is still weird regardless, since these two mods don't require you to list them as trusted mods afaik. Did you download both 'cipher' and 'bitwise' from their respective repositories?

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Re: [Mod] Books Redux [books_rx]

by medienfux » Post

yes, i did and i wrote them into the security-thingy in minetest.conf ... nothing worked out :(

edit ... installed it now by single steps + counter check and it looks like the cipher mod causes the issues.

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