I don't actually know what you mean by SMP, but I assume you mean the multiplayer version. I don't have the power to give it to everyone, and there is no reasonable way I can think of to allow the server control over this. I could write it into my code but that doesn't prevent someone from downloading my code and removing the check.
Ultimately, as long as the client is aware of the blocks around them that are occluded, it will always be possible for this to exist.
And I totally agree, it is cheating.
But why do we care? This game isn't about getting ahead. Collecting minerals serves only one purpose, building more cool stuff.
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Wow, this is a powerful mod. It would be neat to see something similar to this in a craftable item... with some pretty steep usage requirements... and maybe limited range... and maybe once per Minecraft day... as it is, it definitely feels like cheating. But wow, does this ever work well!
I have it in the back of my mind to eventually create a sonar type device that is directional and makes a sound whose intensity is relative to the distance between you and the nearest block of the type it was crafted with (within a fixed range). But this was way easier, and I'm playing with generating trees at the moment.
In my opinion, the best way to handle this would be a .txt or .properties file where you could pick and chose what you wanted. For example, if I only wanted high value ores, I could just go into the document and tell it to only show Lapis Lazuli, Gold, mossy cobblestone, and diamond.
I am just wondering if it is possible for you to make one for the beta 1.1_02 version because a lot of servers are still running that right now. I know it is a little odd of a request but it would be awsome.
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ModLoader Beta 1.2_02v2
mod_Builders Beta 1.2_02
mod_ItemSundial Beta v1.2
mod_Charlotte Beta 1.2_02
mod_CrystalClearWaters Beta 1.2_01
mod_FoodBlocks Beta 1.2_02
mod_hangglider Beta 1.2_01
mod_instaStructures Beta 1.2
mod_Stackables Beta 1.2_01
mod_PressureTracks Beta 1.2_02
mod_Rana Beta 1.2
mod_RealisticAxe Beta 1.2_01
mod_SpawnerGUI Beta 1.2
mod_Succubus Beta 1.2_01
mod_UltimateFist Beta 1.2
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Generated 01-26-11 02:56 PM
Minecraft: Minecraft Beta 1.2_02
OS: Windows Vista (x86) version 6.0
Java: 1.6.0_21, Sun Microsystems Inc.
VM: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (mixed mode), Sun Microsystems Inc.
OpenGL: GeForce 9500 GT/PCI/SSE2 version 3.2.0, NVIDIA Corporation
at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)
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