[MOD] Void Chest [void_chest]

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[MOD] Void Chest [void_chest]

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Access your belongings anywhere by using the power of the void chest!

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A chest that uses the mysterious power of the void to store your items remotely. All void chests appear to have the same inventory, so your inventory can be accessed from any void chest. Void chests can also be mined and picked up, even when they appear to have stuff in them. Lastly, as everyone gets their own void chest account, the items you see in the void chest are not the same items that other players see. This chest's properties make it nice for keeping secrets, as well as essentially almost doubling your inventory space, if you choose to carry one with you!

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While this is not a new concept, this is a simple implementation of it. There was much demand for backpacks in my server and I thought this was a more fun and more challenging way to implement the extra inventory concept. I tried to keep the recipe on the expensive side to balance cost with utility of this chest.

depends: default
optional_depends: magic_materials

ContentDB: https://content.minetest.net/packages/F ... oid_chest/
Source Code: https://www.notabug.org/MeseCraft/void_chest
Download: https://www.notabug.org/FreeGamers/void ... master.zip


License of source code
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GPLv3


License of textures
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void_chest_front.png, void_chest_side.png, void_chest_top.png by PixelBox Reloaded (WTFPL)
void_chest_void_particle.png by MisterE (CC-BY 4.0)


Credits and Ackowledgements
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This mod is a fork of morechests, which itself is a fork of 0gb.us's mod called chests_0gb_us.
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=4366

The textures used for void chests are from jp's "xdecor" mod, which in turn are from the PixelBOX Reloaded texture pack for Minetest.
https://github.com/minetest-mods/xdecor
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Re: [MOD] Void Chest [void_chest]

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Nice and simple, thanks.

I'm thinking void chests could acquire a "new dimension" if they could support skeleton keys, like locked chests and doors. The owner can hit one of their locked chest with a skeleton key, which then becomes a key for that chest. Any player can use that key to open this chest.

This could be used, for instance, to create a network of chests to be used by a clan to exchange items. However, managing such a network could be tedious (for N chests and M members, the clan head has to make NxM keys).

Also, keys are missing a few features (relabeling, cloning [1]) that would require an auxiliary mod to make them a bit more usable in this context.

Of course there are a lot of caveats with regard to lost or leaked keys.

[1] I made a mod for the former already: change the label of a key by hitting a written sign.

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Re: [MOD] Void Chest [void_chest]

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+1

Reminds me of the Resident Evil storage chest. :D

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Re: [MOD] Void Chest [void_chest]

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Thank you for the feedback and suggestions. The key suggestion is interesting (it could be neat to share the void chest). However, I'd prefer to keep it as simple as possible and currently, I think it is already in a finished state. For a brief time, it had animated particles but I felt those didn't fit in too well with the overall style of Minetest so the particles were reverted to a simple texture. See the previous commits if you'd like that version. I think the non-animated version looks fine. I will publish this to the ContentDB today.
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Re: [MOD] Void Chest [void_chest]

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This mod has been added to the contentdb and can be obtained with the game client now.

https://content.minetest.net/packages/F ... oid_chest/
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