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#1

chasesandrgn
  • Location: USA
  • Minecraft: chasesandrgn

Posted 07 February 2011 - 03:55 PM

Heya I am Chase, the lazy programmer. A person with far too many years of programming experience.

But anyway, I have here for you a simple mod to make your life easier.

Most recent supported version:
r1.5.1
r stands for the full release version.
b stands for the beta version.

Latest Version Download

Does not work in SMP. I am well aware of this, it only has a local effect.

INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS

Shamelessly stolen installation instructions.

1. Locate your minecraft.jar file. On Windows, it's in %APPDATA%/.minecraft/bin
2. Create a backup of minecraft.jar
3. Open minecraft.jar in an archive editor (WinRar/7-Zip/etc)
4. Delete the META-INF folder.
5. Copy the files from the downloaded archive file into the jar file, replacing previous files.
6. Run Minecraft and test!

Modifies the ItemBlock class only. Not many mods do this (that I know of), so should be fairly compatible.

DESCRIPTION

Alright, here is the short of it for you.

Hold control and place a block, it will place as many as possible in that direction till it hits something or you run out of blocks to place. Very useful for bridge building. Even in creative, it will only place as many block as as you have in the stack!

It can do both vertical and horizontal placement.

Suggestions, praises, and problems go below.


CONFIGURATION

The configuration file is found in the "config" folder in your main minecraft directory, above the bin directory, the file is called fastbuild.cfg

That is "<Minecraft Folder>/config/fastbuild.cfg".

You need to have the "config" folder created for it to create the configuration file.

Run minecraft once with the mod installed to get the configuration file created automatically.

build_key
The key that must be pressed to use fast build

max_stack_build_num
Determines the maximum number of items that will be attempted to be placed at one time.

max_stack_vertical_build_num
Determines the maximum number of items that will be attempted to be placed at one time in the vertical directions.

VERSION HISTORY

Version 1.10 - 20130325:0351 - MC r1.5.1
+Updated for release 1.5.1

Version 1.9 - 20130112:1951 - MC r1.4.7
+Updated for release 1.4.7
=Thanks to Mojang, lines of blocks with orientations now position themselves correctly!

Version 1.8 - 20120823:2023 - MC r1.3.2
+Updated for release 1.3.2

Version 1.7 - 20120812:1528 - MC r1.3.1
+Updated for release 1.3.1
=Fixed a few minor bugs.

Version 1.6 - 20120407:1910 - MC r1.2.4 & r1.2.5
+Moved config file to <Minecraft Folder>/config/fastbuild.cfg
+Added max_stack_vertical_build_num property to config, that independently limits vertical build limit. Without the property it defaults back to the normal build limit. so you do not `have` to update your config files.
+Works with release 1.2.4 and release 1.2.5

Version 1.5 - 20120325:2025 - MC r1.2.4 & r1.2.5
+Updated for Minecraft Release 1.2.4 (works with 1.2.5)

Version 1.4 - 20120303:0624 - MC r1.2.3
+Updated for Minecraft Release 1.2.3
+Add source files to archive

Version 1.3 - 20110725:1149 - MC B1.7.3
+Option to try and use it in Multiplayer again (probably will not work)
-Removed original mode (sorry)
=Hacked edition, since MCP toolchain is a pain to get and use.

Version 1.2 - 20110210:0015 - MC B1.2_02
+Added configuration file, contiaining key config and block placement number. (req)
+Added the ability to switch which mode is the secondary one (in config).
+Added secondary mode to fast build blocks off from a facing side. (req)
+Improved the placement detection

Version 1.1 - 20110207:2200 - MC B1.2_02
+Added Vertical placement
=Streamlined algorithms

Version 1.0 - 20110207:1055 - MC B1.2_02
+Initial Release


TROUBLESHOOTING
a.k.a. HELP IT DOESN'T WORK!!!1!!1one1!!eleven1!!

I installed it and minecraft runs but I can't get it to work in game!
You may need to put more then one item in the stack for it to place more then one item, even in creative. This works as a build in length adjuster. If you only have 1, it will only place one, which looks like it isn't working.

I installed it and minecraft black screens!
Be sure to delete the META-INF folder from the minecraft jar to get it to work.

I installed it and minecraft crashes!
Be sure you are using a fast building compatible with your version of minecraft.

Help, it doesn't work in SMP! It looks like it does, but the blocks delete themselves.
Sorry, the mod doesn't work in SMP, I  removed the lockout due to many requests to be allowed to 'try it' in SMP. But I already knew it didn't work.

How do I get this to work with forge/launcher xyz/blah.
I think it works if you place it in the mod folder, however I am not certain! Please let me know!


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#2

Alca
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 01:18 AM

:iapprove: Great work :iapprove: Definitely helped with bridges! The vertical version would be a lot of help too.
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#3

chasesandrgn
  • Location: USA
  • Minecraft: chasesandrgn

Posted 08 February 2011 - 03:02 AM

Vertical placement is in, I also streamlined the algorithms a good bit. Lost the alt (meta) key, if anyone really wants it back, please tell me.

If you have any problems be sure to post such.

#4

poeticdragon

Posted 08 February 2011 - 05:56 PM

I would love if this mod worked properly for me :|

When I hold down ctrl and place a block, it appears to place an entire line of blocks and takes them out of my inventory. I can even run out and stand on it if I am quick enough. However, a few seconds later all of the blocks except the original one disappear and return to my inventory. What am I doing wrong?

How does vertical placement work? I couldn't get it to build up.

#5

chasesandrgn
  • Location: USA
  • Minecraft: chasesandrgn

Posted 08 February 2011 - 07:19 PM

You might be having a mod conflict.
Do you know what other mods you are using?

I know it works on the full version of the current beta for me.

To place a vertical row you have to place it so you are looking up or down when doing so. It cannot know which direction otherwise (at the moment).

#6

Mr. okushama

Posted 08 February 2011 - 09:51 PM

About time somebody did this an a NON PERMANENT change to the code, i only wished i played the game more to try it :(

#7

chasesandrgn
  • Location: USA
  • Minecraft: chasesandrgn

Posted 09 February 2011 - 09:40 AM

poeticdragon said:

I would love if this mod worked properly for me :|

When I hold down ctrl and place a block, it appears to place an entire line of blocks and takes them out of my inventory. I can even run out and stand on it if I am quick enough. However, a few seconds later all of the blocks except the original one disappear and return to my inventory. What am I doing wrong?

How does vertical placement work? I couldn't get it to build up.

I know your problem now. This mod does NOT work with multiplayer.

#8

Notorious

Posted 09 February 2011 - 03:12 PM

I like this mod, but I've used Right Control to Jump for months. Is it possible to configure the key to something else? Like Right Alt or Space? I have a lot of mods so I need it to impact as few keys as possible. Plus future mods might need keys to operate so if it uses L or R control or alt, can it be altered to use a single key?

I don't know if this helps explain, but Zombe's modpack
viewtopic.php?f=25&t=96815
has a "config.txt" file that allows users to customize this way.

Thanks for any help
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#9

jonabooty

Posted 10 February 2011 - 12:46 AM

I love this mod!
Honestly since I'm not a programmer i can't say anything bad about this.
If you really wanted to slightly improve it, i would say make the block placement better. Like if you clicked from behind it would go forward etc. And maybe increase it from 15 to 30 or something.

Like this:
          Click here and it would go the opposite no matter the way you look.     ;)  :P

And thank you so much for this mod. I greatly approve! :D

#10

chasesandrgn
  • Location: USA
  • Minecraft: chasesandrgn

Posted 10 February 2011 - 03:05 AM

jonabooty said:

I love this mod!
Honestly since I'm not a programmer i can't say anything bad about this.
If you really wanted to slightly improve it, i would say make the block placement better. Like if you clicked from behind it would go forward etc. And maybe increase it from 15 to 30 or something.

Like this:
          Click here and it would go the opposite no matter the way you look.     :SSSS:  :)

And thank you so much for this mod. I greatly approve! :Zombie:

Well that is not as simple as it sounds to do. :Zombie:

I do not know where you are looking at all, just your location, where you placed the brick and the side of the block on which it was placed.

However, how about this. If you hold both control and shift (sneak rather), and press on a wall, it will build outward along that side.

:Diamond:  []

You place it on the  [] side of this block, and it will build from there along the direction that that side faces, assuming it can (your not in the way, and it doesn't run into anything etc).

I will also increase the block placement number up to 24. I do not want to make it too long. I will also see if I can make the current key configurable.

Does that sound good for everyone?

#11

chasesandrgn
  • Location: USA
  • Minecraft: chasesandrgn

Posted 10 February 2011 - 06:28 AM

Updated, here is the information.

Version 1.2 - 20110210:0015 - MC B1.2_02
+Added configuration file, contiaining key config and block placement number. (req)
+Added the ability to switch which mode is the secondary one (in config).
+Added secondary mode to fast build blocks off from a facing side. (req)
+Improved the placement detection

I decided to make as much about it configurable as I could, as it is a mod made to make YOUR LIVE EASIER. You shouldn't have to work around things. :D

Oh, and it still only uses one file.

#12

Notorious

Posted 10 February 2011 - 10:22 AM

WOW! Fast much?

Thanks for the improvements. It's going to be fun to change how I play with this.
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#13

chasesandrgn
  • Location: USA
  • Minecraft: chasesandrgn

Posted 10 February 2011 - 07:34 PM

Thanks! I try to be receptive to peoples wants.

I also have a (very badly done) youtube video demonstrating the mod now. If anyone wants to do a better one, I will replace it.

#14

jonabooty

Posted 10 February 2011 - 09:43 PM

I love the new version! This mod+ Single Player Commands= huge bridges!

Also for mods compatible with this mod i use the following mods:
Zans Minimap
More Creatures
More Humans
Single Player Commands

These are all compatible.

Thanks again for this mod!

#15

City Builder
  • Minecraft: CityBuilder

Posted 10 February 2011 - 10:00 PM

It seems a little flakey in which direction it's going to build for me.

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I was trying to build a base wall between the corner stone on the left and the one on the right but FB decided to build way out in another direction than I had thought it would.

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#16

chasesandrgn
  • Location: USA
  • Minecraft: chasesandrgn

Posted 10 February 2011 - 10:53 PM

City Builder said:

It seems a little flakey in which direction it's going to build for me.

See image

I was trying to build a base wall between the corner stone on the left and the one on the right but FB decided to build way out in another direction than I had thought it would.


Yeah, the original mode is still all kinds of flakey, since it is based on your location rather then your camera direction, its gotten better recently, but I need take some time and retackle that mode to use the look direction rather then player position.

#17

GameSultan
  • Location: United States
  • Minecraft: GameSultan

Posted 12 February 2011 - 05:43 PM

I haven't been able to get it to build vertically, but it works great for horizontal building, especially walls.

Nice mod.
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#18

Drexl
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Posted 18 February 2011 - 05:17 AM

I can't get this to work in single-player or multi-player mode. It's not like the instructions are hard. I followed them to the letter but it doesn't work at all.

I'm sorry that's not much help, but any ideas what I could do?

#19

michaelcampbell

Posted 18 February 2011 - 09:52 PM

i cant get it to work on my minecraft. i followed all the instructions but when i try to do it it doesnt work. and it never creates the config file. any idea what im doing wrong? if so please email me. [email protected]

#20

chasesandrgn
  • Location: USA
  • Minecraft: chasesandrgn

Posted 19 February 2011 - 08:06 PM

2 possibilities. Mod Conflict or you didn't follow the instructions correctly. Also make sure you have Minecraft Beta 1.2_02.