[Mod] Tower Crane [2.2] [towercrane]

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[Mod] Tower Crane [2.2] [towercrane]

by joe7575 » Post

In order to simplify the construction of buildings, the crane forms a working area in which the player gets fly privs.

The crane can be completely assembled by setting only the base block.
The size of the crane (which is the construction area) can be configured.

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Introduction
* Place the crane base block.
The crane arm will later be build in the same direction you are currently looking

* Right-click the crane base block and set the crane dimensions in height and width (between 8 and 24 by default).
The crane will be build according to this settings.
If there is not enough free space for the crane mast/arm or the potential construction area of the
crane intersects a protected area from another player, the crane will not be build.

* Right-click the crane switch block to turn on the crane (to get fly privs). The player will be placed in front of the crane.

* To remove the crane, destroy the base block.
Hint: The protection area of the crane will also be removed.
In order to protect your building again, you have to use the normal chat commands.


Code: LGPLv2.1+, textures: CC0
Dependencies: default, areas (optional)

Browse on: GitHub
Download: zip

Edit: Updated for v0.09
Edit2: Updated for v0.12
Edit3: repository moved to minetest-mods
Edit4: Updated for v2.2
Last edited by joe7575 on Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:08, edited 9 times in total.
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Re: [Mod] Tower Crane [0.01] [towercrane]

by gpcf » Post

Looks awesome! I'm going to test it soon!

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Re: [Mod] Tower Crane [0.01] [towercrane]

by maikerumine » Post

So while you are in the crane zone you can fly? This rocks!
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Re: [Mod] Tower Crane [0.01] [towercrane]

by cx384 » Post

I always want to have a mod which is more realistic than that.
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Re: [Mod] Tower Crane [0.01] [towercrane]

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Nice! Now we can builld realisticly!

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Re: [Mod] Tower Crane [0.01] [towercrane]

by texmex » Post

This is great! Thank you for making this. It's much better than just fly privs. The only thing I can think of to add is
• a discrete humming sound when the hook is moved
• a string looking thing between crane and hook, connecting the two. Perhaps made with particles for lack of better method.

Caught two bugs:
1. The hook doesn't get removed with the crane and is still usable.
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2. The player looks stuck inside the hook block. (disregard my texture customization)
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Re: [Mod] Tower Crane [0.02] [towercrane]

by joe7575 » Post

Thanks everybody for the feedback.
I am very interested in your opinion.

@texmax: Thanks for your hints
- the humming sound is a very good idea, I will look what I can find
- the string will be difficult, especially because the crane itself is not moving around like the hook
- bug 1 is fixed => v0.02 is on GitHub
- bug 2 is more difficult. I used the Minetest vehicles feature. Normally you sit in the vehicle. I can't find a possibility to change that.

I am thinking about a XL version of the crane for very large building projects… :-)
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Re: [Mod] Tower Crane [0.01] [towercrane]

by TumeniNodes » Post

joe, maybe reduce the visual size for the hook?
I do not think this will impact the ability of the player to attach to it.
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Re: [Mod] Tower Crane [0.01] [towercrane]

by texmex » Post

I relation to bug 2 I noticed that the player is sized down to half with the hook. Perhaps that's intended, to get the player out of the way?

As for crane sizes: What if the base node was a sort of inventory where crane building material could be stashed? Then when the crane gets constructed, it checks if it has enough material to build the given size. When the crane is deconstructed the material returns to the base node. This way there wouldn't have to be different cranes, but larger ones would demand more material. Much dynamic, one recipe. :)

One more bug, pretty critical, is that the crane construction doesn't check for free space before it's built.

What recipe are you thinking of? How about:

steel block, steel block, mese block
steel block, —, steel block
—, —, mese block
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Re: [Mod] Tower Crane [0.01] [towercrane]

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texmex wrote:2. The player looks stuck inside the hook block. (disregard my texture customization)
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I suggest using set_properties on player object and eg. set visual_size to {x=0,y=0}.
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Re: [Mod] Tower Crane [0.01] [towercrane]

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Amazing mod n_n 10/10
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Re: [Mod] Tower Crane [0.01] [towercrane]

by azekill_DIABLO » Post

that pretty well thought!

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Re: [Mod] Tower Crane [0.01] [towercrane]

by texmex » Post

I added support for this mod in the Good Morning Craft texture pack, hope you approve. :)
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Re: [Mod] Tower Crane [0.03] [towercrane]

by joe7575 » Post

Thanks for your feedback everybody.

I fixed the two bugs:
- stuck in the hook
- check for free space

And I added the following features:
- crane sound
- config file for maximum crane dimensions
- a "low hanging fruits" recipe

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steel block, steel block, steel block,
steel block,    —,         —, 
steel block, yellow dye,  —, 

- possible downward hook movement (crane can now be placed on a tower to reach more height)

@textmex: Yes, of cource. I like that :)


v0.03 is on GitHub
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Re: [Mod] Tower Crane [0.03] [towercrane]

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joe7575 wrote:- possible downward hook movement (crane can now be placed on a tower to reach more height)
Please make it optional as it easily can turn into an overpowered mine climbing tool.
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Re: [Mod] Tower Crane [0.03] [towercrane]

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texmex wrote:
joe7575 wrote:- possible downward hook movement (crane can now be placed on a tower to reach more height)
Please make it optional as it easily can turn into an overpowered mine climbing tool.
Yes, you are right. I will add a config parameter for the maximum rope length.
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Re: [Mod] Tower Crane [0.03] [towercrane]

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joe7575 wrote:Yes, you are right. I will add a config parameter for the maximum rope length.
Done.
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Re: [Mod] Tower Crane [0.04] [towercrane]

by azekill_DIABLO » Post

great work.

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Re: [Mod] Tower Crane [0.05] [towercrane]

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V0.05 is on GitHub

- Resizing bug fixed
- Area protection for the crane itself and the construction area added (if area mod is available)
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Re: [Mod] Tower Crane [0.05] [towercrane]

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Really cool mod, this makes building so much easier, no longer do I need to make temporary scaffolding out of dirt or leaves.
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Re: [Mod] Tower Crane [0.05] [towercrane]

by joe7575 » Post

Thanks Nathan,
that's exactly the reason why I made this mod. I hate the dirt scaffolding with the risk to get "boned".
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Re: [Mod] Tower Crane [0.05] [towercrane]

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Nathan.S wrote:Really cool mod, this makes building so much easier, no longer do I need to make temporary scaffolding out of dirt or leaves.
Maybe a contender for a mod review vid Nathan? ; )
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It most certainly is. Was playing around with it today getting familiar with it. Will probably record one soon.
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Re: [Mod] Tower Crane [0.05] [towercrane]

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As promised here is a mod review, hot off the press.
http://nathansalapat.com/minetest/tower-crane
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Re: [Mod] Tower Crane [0.05] [towercrane]

by ForgiveAndromedalol » Post

Nathan.S wrote:As promised here is a mod review, hot off the press.
http://nathansalapat.com/minetest/tower-crane
It's excellent for a client with no fly privs.
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