This is a simple mod that will give a very different feeling to your Minecraft experience. Auto-pickup can be disabled requiring players to manually collect items by right clicking them. They can also lay flat on the ground instead of magically hovering in the air. As an added bonus, sprint tossing increasing the distance items can be thrown allowing players to throw items to each other catching them mid-air!
You can use it in your mod packs, server's must simply be abiding by the Minecraft EULA
I'm considering it. The original prototype of this mod was built in 1.7.10 but it required a little bit more hackery to get working.
If you find the time and have the motivation to do so, please do. Many of us still use 1.7.10, as it's still the most supported and provides the most content. There's another mod that does this for 1.7.10, but it doesn't seem to work too well. I'm hoping yours does and maybe does it better.
Will you be willing to add in an option that if you Sneak across the fallen items, it automatically picks up the item that you walk over, but not like a magnet like vanilla minecraft. I say this is because sometimes during a fight, you can't seem to right click the actual item in time.
does this prevent items from despawning? i would also love to see this backported to 1.7.10. it would be cool to have a config option to whitelist or blacklist certain blocks from dropping on the ground in this way. for instance a blacklist for dirt and cobble so they would just be absorbed normally. it would be a pain to collect all the blocks off the ground after/during large mining sessions without some type of blacklist. either way, this looks awesome!
Hey, I really like your idea! I have a suggestion: Add an option for a message to appear above your hotbar that says "Press [Key] to pick up [Item]" when you are standing within one block of the item. If you press the key, you can pick up the item without needing to look at it.
That way, we could find items easier and it will be much more convenient.