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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    I was this way and was surprised to learn that the vast majority of our players like SCS's functionality more than showcase. Little steeper learning curve, but well worth it.
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    Yeah, still..... care to check out my server?
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    Ok ill try to fix that, In the meantime you can use /sell with essentials, well that's what I use.
    This is gonna be a little delayed due to the reason I am on vacation till the 7th

    You havent gave them any perms.... the perms are the same as NarrowTux's version!

    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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    Does Showcase (NOT the standalone version) work on 1.2.4?
    I dont want to loose my shop...
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    As of now, It still works a little bit. You may not always be able to create a finite shop, but infinite shops are working fine. Which means admin shops should be fine and any shops already created will be fine.

    (I was using the update found in the comments of this plugin. NOT the update found in the OP)
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    Just updated with the normal to 1.2.4 (NOT STANDALONE) and it works perfectly.
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    Whats working about it? Infinite shops work fine for me and previous shops work fine as well. Its when I try to create a new finite shop after the server has been up for awhile. Thats when I start to have problems.
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    Exactly. Making finite shops doesn't work and the rest of the shops are coming up as 0.00 in cost, which the developer mentioned over two weeks ago and hasn't cared to fix it.
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    Well, mine is a PVP Server, and I dont want anyone to create finite shops..I just have 1 shop, and that is infinite...
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    But that's right, the players do not have to be allowed at all,only the adm!
    And even as it is, players can create even...
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    The 0.00 Price bug was fixed in aaomidi's update, but the finite is still messed up. I'm pretty sure whenever chat is held back for the player during the creation of a showcase. It won't successfully create a showcase. It'll just take the item and leave an empty block.....If you can stand not being able to create finite shops sometimes. Try his update and you won't have a problem with the pricing
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    Please Fix the errors and update for 1.2.4! PLS
    I get this error with aaomidi's version:
    2012-03-25 19:06:44 [SEVERE] Error occurred while enabling NarrowtuxLib v1.3.0 (Is it up to date?)
    java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: org.bukkit.plugin.PluginDescriptionFile.getAuthors()Ljava/util/ArrayList;
        at com.narrowtux.narrowtuxlib.NarrowtuxLib.sendDescription(
        at com.narrowtux.narrowtuxlib.NarrowtuxLib.onEnable(
        at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.enablePlugin(
        at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.CraftServer.loadPlugin(
        at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.CraftServer.enablePlugins(
        at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.CraftServer.reload(
        at org.bukkit.Bukkit.reload(
        at org.bukkit.command.defaults.ReloadCommand.execute(
        at org.bukkit.command.SimpleCommandMap.dispatch(
        at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.CraftServer.dispatchCommand(
        at net.minecraft.server.NetServerHandler.handleCommand(
        at net.minecraft.server.NetServerHandler.a(
        at lishid.orebfuscator.hook.NetServerHandlerProxy.a(
        at net.minecraft.server.Packet3Chat.handle(
        at net.minecraft.server.NetworkManager.b(
        at net.minecraft.server.NetServerHandler.a(
        at lishid.orebfuscator.hook.NetServerHandlerProxy.a(
        at net.minecraft.server.NetworkListenThread.a(
        at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.w(
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    I know that, I said with the OFFICIAL release, not his.
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    Actually you didn't say the OFFICIAL release, but I understand what you were saying. I was simply saying you could try that update if you don't mind finite shops not always working. Anyway, I've switched to scs and its not as confusing as I thought it was lol
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    I love this! Makes buying/selling so much fun!
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    items in showcases are keeped in 1.2, we can destroy them but we can't create new showcases...
    have u planed to upgrade your plugin?
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    It's been ten days since he posted on here at all, and almost a month says he updated if not more.
    Use aaomidi's version.
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    Awesome. By far the most user friendly shop plugin available.
    although i did Start getting some error message initially for some reason, but doesnt seem to be causing any issues when I get IG
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    how do i make it possible for EVERYONE to make and buy from it? (not make infinite or basic)
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    If I sneak and right click it say's basic,infinit,finite,.... but when I type it it comes up in the conversation not as a command. can someone help me please?
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    aaomidi's version has been working rather well for quite some time, but recently, our server has been receiving un-recoverable time-outs involving metrics.

    We could use another update. I would be happy to donate for it / a response :)
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    Please, Please, Please make an update to 1.2.4!
    Can't live with out the mod!!!:'(
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    My server has been receiving the same errors, completely randomly. I can be on one minute, the next minute crash.
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    Yeah, I found out it was that showcase version. I scrapped it completely, and we have been stable every since.
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    Which one are you running currently?
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    I switched to Showcase Standalone. While it isn't commandless like I'd hope, it's seemlingly MUCH better than showcase right now.

    1) It's being updated.
    2) It supports enchantments and any manor of new block types
    3) The commands are easy
    4) It's MUCH easier to buy from, from a new player's perspective (Just right click)

    I love narrowtux and what he does, but hes clearly too busy for Showcase, so I'd rather support and use a plugin that is GETTING support and getting used :)
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    I would really like to see an update from my favorite plugin!
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    Some Errors On The Plugin

    I would Really Like A Update NarrowTux! Please My Best Plugin Ever Better Than ChestShop

    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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