Ok so I've seen tons of mods and they're all very nice. However, in my opinion someone needs to make a better elevator mod. I dont mean signs that teleport you up and down and I dont mean two blocks that are technically an elevator. I mean a fully functional platform that goes up and down. I CANNOT program and know nothing about making mods, I dont know if this is possible but with mods like planes out there it seems like someone could figure this one out.
You craft the elevator engine (or whatever you want to call it) which is placed in the world. Then you right click it and receive elevator pieces. (A lot like Controller Block, which is a sick mod you should check it out.) It must be against the wall you want your elevator to climb.
The elevator pieces are originally bland pieces that you place where you want your actual elevator ho be. These pieces will be the ones that (along with the engine) physically move up and down and must be attached to to engine. You then right click these pieces and it brings an interface that lets you place a block from your inventory into a special slot. This will be the block that you want to make up the elevator in your finished elevator. After the elevator pieces have been placed and filled with a block you click the engine block and the elevator pieces are set.
(The furnace is the engine)
(I replaced the blocks with road tiles from fancy pack)
There are a lot of different ways you could make the elevator move, so I'll name a couple I just thought of.
A craftable block you place on the elevator that, when rightclicked, brings up an interface which has an up and a down button.
O moves up and L moves down. This would be customizable. OR there is a craftable block that is placed on the elevator. When the player is standing next to it, he can use O and L (or the arrow keys, whatever) to move the elevator.
Craftable block activates with switch, button, etc. Moves elevator all the way in one direction, when activated again it goes the other way.
... its powered by coal
**Mix and match!!**
Few more pics:
(Elevator halfway up)
(At the top)
Place elevator pieces
Tell them what they are made of
Elevator moves up and down
Thanks a million to Sunrise_78 for making ControllerBlock and Jstar for updating it! viewtopic.php?f=25&t=162899
It made for great inspiration and screenshots.
yes, good idea but.......... it have already been made, idunno if its available for 1.5.
Kinda? There is an elevator block mod out there, but it's just that, a block.
An elevator that's, say, 2x3 or that you can resize to dimensions of your choice would be nice (and certainly less claustrophobic)
There is a way to make blocks of a certain kind stick together so that when one moves, they all move in the same way. This will be needed to make a reasonably sized platform move up and down, but I'm not sure if the game can handle it smoothly.
The aether mod might introduce an elevator block, but I don't know if a formation of such blocks will stick together in motion, or even if it can make a two way trip.