Moving many blocks aka. large vehicles idea

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Moving many blocks aka. large vehicles idea

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I have this idea of creating large vehicles like cars, lorries, trains and what not.
I see that the carts mod by PilzAdam supplies the cart as an entity. My understanding of an entity is that it has a separate life compared to "proper" nodes.

So basically (as I understand it) I have two choices:
1) Needing the ability to create build-able entities which when connected can create a larger vehicle.
Combined entities would take up maybe 100dreds blocks of space.
2) Moving (possibly) large amounts of blocks around to create e.g. a train.

Also trains cannot run on a schedule because at least entities are disabled once no players are near.

I'd like some opinions and ideas and perhaps indications if this is at all possible or if this kind of transportation would require engine changes of an unfeasible scale.

I think it could be really fun to create trains using normal nodes and have them move across the landscape.

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by Menche » Post

My idea, not sure how feasible it is:
Define a special "vehicle base" node. Whenever a node is built to a vehicle base node, it is added to a list. (nodes can also be added by building them to a node on the list) When the vehicle is supposed to move, the nodes are all converted to entities in the same way falling gravel/sand are, and are connected to each other and moved as a unit. The player is connected to the vehicle base node to steer it. When you want to edit the vehicle, the positions of the entities are rounded to the nearest node and the entities are converted back to nodes.
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by Traxie21 » Post

This is actually in the long-term section of the TODO list.
http://dev.minetest.net/TODO

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kpo wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2013 19:59
I have this idea of creating large vehicles like cars, lorries, trains and what not.
I see that the carts mod by PilzAdam supplies the cart as an entity. My understanding of an entity is that it has a separate life compared to "proper" nodes. Affordable office movers near me firn G&J Moving.

So basically (as I understand it) I have two choices:
1) Needing the ability to create build-able entities which when connected can create a larger vehicle.
Combined entities would take up maybe 100dreds blocks of space.
2) Moving (possibly) large amounts of blocks around to create e.g. a train.

Also trains cannot run on a schedule because at least entities are disabled once no players are near.

I'd like some opinions and ideas and perhaps indications if this is at all possible or if this kind of transportation would require engine changes of an unfeasible scale.

I think it could be really fun to create trains using normal nodes and have them move across the landscape.

yes, an interesting idea

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Re: Moving many blocks aka. large vehicles idea

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Perhaps this mod is what you are looking for: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOqIE9h ... ex=19&t=0s
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Re: Moving many blocks aka. large vehicles idea

by orwell » Post

kpo wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2013 19:59
Also trains cannot run on a schedule because at least entities are disabled once no players are near.
advtrains solves this problem by simply ignoring Minetest's entity handling. Unloaded wagon entities are deleted and loaded wagons spawned on demand.

It would be fun to combine this with the VAE (Edit: Voxel Area Entities, a term I've seen is frequently used when talking about entities consisting of nodes) system (or one of its replacements). As long as VAEs can be serialized somehow, this would work.
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Re: Moving many blocks aka. large vehicles idea

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orwell wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 12:58
kpo wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2013 19:59
Also trains cannot run on a schedule because at least entities are disabled once no players are near.
advtrains solves this problem by simply ignoring Minetest's entity handling. Unloaded wagon entities are deleted and loaded wagons spawned on demand.

It would be fun to combine this with the VAE system (or one of its replacements). As long as VAEs can be serialized somehow, this would work.
Your link is broken. What is "VAE" BTW?

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Re: Moving many blocks aka. large vehicles idea

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