Inactive [MECH/ECON] Showcase v0.8.1 - Create visual shops by spawning drops on slabs [1.1-R5]

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    Version 0.8.1​
    As supposed in this thread, I created a plugin that lets you put items into glass blocks (now steps, it's notchs fault) to showcase them. This is useable for shops, to show what's for sale there, or to make clear what type of farm you built.
    • Showcase all items in a half-step Block
    • Block protection (you can't break the step block and the block below it to prevent that the item falls down)
    • Multiworld
    • Items in a showcase can't be picked up
    • Only the player who created a showcase can remove it
    • Prevents despawning of items (Normally, drops disappear after 5 minutes)
    • You can setup finite and infinite shops
    • DropChest support (disables DropChest for absorbing the showcased items)
    • WorldGuard support (works out of the box)
    • Localisation
    • Can show custom item names through BukkitContrib
    • Economy support:
      • iConomy 4 & 5
      • BOSEconomy
      • Essentials Economy
    Download & Source-Code
    Download Showcase.jar
    Browse Source-Code on Github
    You will need an economy system if you want shops.
    This will install NarrowtuxLib automatically!
    Please donate, if you really like this ;)
    Show Videos (open)

    When you have got issues, please read this:
    Issue Report (open)

    1. Please, first check if you have got the most recent version of Showcase and the most recent recommended build of Bukkit.
    2. Then, check if the bug is already listed in the "Known Bugs" section.
    3. After doing step 1+2, report the bug with at least this information:
      • Version of Showcase
      • Version of Bukkit
      • If possible, a step-by-step explanation of the bug
      • If possible, console errors
      • When you think that this has got to do with another plugin, please list all your plugins like this:
        • PluginA, PluginB, PluginC ...
    This will be incredible helpful for me to fix it faster.

    You don't actually have to retype everything I typed here, but if you'd take it as a guideline which content you should include in your issue report, it's more helpful ;)

    Please, don't come here just to say "This doesn't work.". This says nothing.

    Adding a showcase
    1. Start sneaking!
    2. Right-click a half-step block with the item in your hand you want to showcase
    3. An assistant will ask you which type of Showcase you want to add. Type the text before the colon :))
    4. Depending on the type you chose, the assistant will ask some extra questions, follow the assistant to finish showcase creation.
    Removing a showcase

    1. Sneak
    2. Right-click on a showcase. If this was a finite showcase or an exchange showcase, you will get your items back.

    ActionPermission-NodeWithout Permissions
    Create a basic Showcase.showcase.basicPlayer
    Create a infinite shop Showcase.showcase.infiniteOperator
    Create a finite shop Showcase.showcase.finitePlayer
    Create an exchange Showcase.showcase.exchangePlayer
    Buy from a finite shop
    Buy from an infinite shop
    Removing a showcase of other players.showcase.adminOperator

    The column "Without Permissions" explains which user-type can use this permission when no Permissions system is installed.
    What are shop showcases?
    A shop showcase can be used to sell items to your players. There are 2 types of shops now:
    1. Infinite shop. This one has an infinite amount of items. The money that the players give to buy an item will go to nirvana
    2. Finite shop. This one has that number of items which the owner has set up. The owner will get the money from which the items were bought.
    How can a Player buy items from a shop showcase?

    1. Click on the Showcase. The price per item and the available amount will be displayed.
    2. Type in the number of items you want and hit enter. A message will show you the success of the checkout.
      • Type 0 to abort checkout
    How can you refill a finite shop showcase?

    1. Click on it
    2. Type in the amount of items to refill. Negative values will remove that amount from the showcase.
    3. Walk away or type 0.

    The showcase command handles manual saving and loading
    /showcase save
    Saves the items to showcases.csv
    /showcase load
    Loads the configuration, translation and items without saving (Use with caution)
    /showcase reload
    Saves and loads everything after that. Useful when some items aren't in place and you want to quick-fix that.

    The configuration file is auto-generated and is called showcase.cfg
    Here are the configuration possibilities:
    • basicmode : this decides if the plugin should operate like in version 0.2 or before (Just the basics)
    • priceforbasic : this adds a price to the basic showcases
    • priceforfinite : this adds a price to the finite showcases
    • priceforexchange: this adds a price to the exchange showcases
    • removewhenempty: when set to true, a finite showcase will be removed when it's amount hits 0
    • showcaseprotection : turn this to false to be able to remove showcases from other players (griefers) (you should now use WorldGuard instead of this one ;) )
    • locale: standard is en-US. The german translation which is included in the jar-file is de-DE. If you type that in, it will copy the german file from the jar to your plugins folder
      • You can change the translation very easily by editing the existing locale.
      • Colors are supported, just add something like [GREEN] or [DARK_RED] to the text.
      • You can add newlines with \n
    • autosaveinterval: the time between two auto-saves in seconds. Standard is 60 secs. Use -1 to disable autosave.

    Currently available translations:

    Version 0.8.1
    See the whole changelog

    • Spawn multiple items in the same glass block (up to 4, would be aligned nicely)
    • Verify that there is no free space below the glass block before adding a showcase
    • Maybe let the showcase glow when you placed torches, glowstone or lava in it
    • Custom messages (aka localisation)
    • Sell-Showcases
    • DropChest support (so the items inside the glass won't be absorbed by a Dropchest)
    • Limit the amount of Showcases per player
    • Add a price that the creator of a showcase has to pay (there would be an independent price for each basic, infinite and finite showcases)
    • Linking infinite shops to banks (money spent for items goes there)
    • Rent a showcase for money/day
    • Autosave with configureable interval
    • Commands for save, load and reload
    Crossed items are already done!

    Known bugs
    • This plugin conflicts with some chat-altering plugins (i.e. bColoredChat) this is because the authors don't know how to correctly set up the priority of events.
    • Normal players (the ones that aren't operators) can't use showcases that are in the spawn-protection area. Either disable the spawn protection or place the showcases to an other location (Disable spawnprotection by setting "spawn-protection-size=0" in the file)
    • With the latest dev preview (not the recommended build), you're able to make slabs to double steps. I've got to investigate until they propose it as RB.
    • ATM, Showcases won't save enchantments. So please just don't try to sell yours because that wouldn't work either.
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    this would be neat if it worked
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    Will be removed in the next release (I always forget to remove my debug messages *facepalm*)

    The glowing is a cool idea!
    Will a member of the party staff pick me up for the party then?

    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 16, 2016
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    HOT as hell!

    thanks for awesome-up our server! :)
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    Tfs Halo

    nice :D
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    Thanks for clearing that up for me. I did not know that. Hope it gets fixed eventually.
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    This Is Awesome !

    I was thinking about something like for a while but I thought it wasn't possible so I didn't make a request for it, but you made it ! :D

    Thanks !
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    I have a plugin that makes a glass block drop if you break it + This plugin = People can duplicate glass.
    Can you fix this or do I have to delete the plugin :(?
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    What is the name of the plugin? I'll check it out for you!

    Release v0.3
    • Shop support as written in a post above. More description in the first post
    • Removed a debug message

    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
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    I simply LOVE this plugin!
    Thank you SO much for this. :)
    I'm a large bug reporter, so expect more posts from me :p
    Can you ensure that showcases can't be made on top of other glass blocks?
    The items fall through to the bottom glass block.
    Thanks in advance;
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    That's on my to-do list ;)

    Okay, I know the cause of the bug, will fix that on my side, but there has to be changed something in the GlassPlugin, though. Will PM the author about that.

    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
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    Alright, thanks :D
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    Very nice plugin! i love the idea of how you can brag in a legit area about all of the dimaons or iron you have found or show off a set or armor! However, do the items rotate while in the glass as if they were on the ground? or do they stay still? Also, when you put in a stack of something, will the quantity show up?
    Very Nice!
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    getting this with the new version

    2011-05-17 20:11:32 [SEVERE] Could not pass event PLAYER_INTERACT to Showcase
    java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: org.bukkit.inventory.ItemStack.clone()Lorg/bukkit/inventory/ItemStack;
    at de.moritzschmale.Showcase.ShowcasePlayerListener.onPlayerInteract(
    at org.bukkit.plugin.RegisteredListener.callEvent(
    at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.callEvent(
    at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.event.CraftEventFactory.callPlayerInteractEvent(
    at net.minecraft.server.ItemInWorldManager.interact(
    at net.minecraft.server.NetServerHandler.a(
    at net.minecraft.server.Packet15Place.a(SourceFile:57)
    at net.minecraft.server.NetworkManager.a(
    at net.minecraft.server.NetServerHandler.a(
    at net.minecraft.server.NetworkListenThread.a(SourceFile:100)
    at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.h(

    cant talk because I'm stuck where it wants me to enter a price for the item. I type a price and nothing happens and I cant talk. lol
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    they act just as if they were on the ground, beds and such rotate with you, fences rotate in a circle
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    Brovo. brovo this is amazing.
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    Seems nice! Could it be possible to have several layers of showcases stacked? (I understand there's a bug with that, could you maybe work it out?)
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    This doesn't happen to chew up a lot of server memory or have any memory leaks does it? I only got 256mb of ram to work with and I've had too many plugins with memory leakages :p
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    Does not work with bukit 740 but I updated to 766 now and its working. Only problem I'm having is with shops. They don't do anything. Don't load the item in and are breakable.

    Edit: When using infinite I get nothing. When using finite it lagged me out and put the item in. The item in finite was buyable but also had issues with letting the player buy more than was stocked.

    20:55:39 [INFO] Connection reset
    2011-05-17 20:55:39 [SEVERE] Connection reset by peer: socket write error
    2011-05-17 20:55:39 [SEVERE] at Method)
    2011-05-17 20:55:39 [SEVERE] at Source)
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    2011-05-17 20:55:39 [SEVERE] at net.minecraft.server.Packet.a(
    2011-05-17 20:55:39 [SEVERE] at net.minecraft.server.NetworkManager.e(
    2011-05-17 20:55:39 [SEVERE] at net.minecraft.server.NetworkManager.d(
    2011-05-17 20:55:39 [SEVERE] at
    2011-05-17 20:55:39 [INFO] moonjokes lost connection: disconnect.endOfStream
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    Bug: For some reason when I type in basic, it bugs out. Nothing happens and I can't go back to regular chat.

    EDIT: I just right click again it all works but when i do (basic) is says invalid.

    Can I dl a later version. Can someone put that up? I just updated to CB 766 and same thing. It says it does no the (basic) command.

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    I just installed your plugin on my server, but it doesnt seem to work. I put a glass and then I right-click on it with the item I want to put in and nothing happen...
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    0.3 r0x :D

    REQ: Option to users SELL itens to the server (nirvana). This is a great way to keep server economy running.

    Another REQ: Custom Messages!! So server admins could translate the plugin to their users native language.

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    Request: add a permission for people able to USE the shops. That way my merchants can buy from Nirvana, but the other players must buy from the merchants.
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    The PC Tech Guy

    Awesome! What a great idea rather than sign&chest-based shops!
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    Michael Zehr

    I love this plugin. Just a quick note : I'm using DropChest, and if I place a glass block next to a dropchest, usually to display what it's pulling, which contains something the chest is sucking, the chest continuously pulls the displayed item, which them respawns. This appears to happen until the chest is completely filled.
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    Critical bug ?

    0.3 Duped ALL my showcased itens upon server restart.
    BTW: Players was able to GRAB the duped itens.
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    awsome idea :D
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