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  • #2338
    Yellowskin
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    Anyone have any experience with any piston elevator designs? Any one in particular that works better then another?

    #2339
    Coder J
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    PK and myself have played a lot with different elevators (piston, conveyor, etc); bottom line is they’re nice in SP, but usually buggy/slow/deadly in MP.

    Best one we built was the slab/fence gate one, but you have a tendency to fall through the slab and suffocate.

    #2340
    PseudoKnight
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    Now that SSP is SMP, I’m sure it’s pretty glitchy in both. None of the designs I’ve seen have been reliable always. There’s quite a few designs, though. I like the caterpillar ones aesthetically, but the zipper ones go up much faster (though now way down fast except falling). The piston tape design Coder and I worked on was pretty cool in earlier versions of Minecraft, but I guess you fall through blocks way too easily in 1.2.5. It’s probably even worse in 1.3, if anything.

    Every once in a while I consider adding a lift plugin. With piston elevators being so glitchy, maybe it’d be a good idea. I just like to avoid physical plugins like that if I can, and keep them as intuitive and immersive if possible. Ladders are almost the same thing, too.

    #2345
    Coder J
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    If you have the space, it’s possible to make water flow up hill. Crazy but true….


    ws = water source, si = sign, hb = half-block (slab), __ = blank spot, ** = full block

    .. .. .. si ws __
    .. si ws __ hb **
    ws __ hb **

    That setup will have water go up 3 blocks; some work but kind of cool (playing with it as a boat return for a feature we’ve tossed around)

    (I’ll take a picture of this later; credit is not mine, saw someone else with this setup on custom and found it could go uphill.)

    • This reply was modified 8 years, 3 months ago by Coder J.
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    #2351
    Yellowskin
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    What?! Water go uphill? Did they turn the world upside down?!

    #2352
    MagnusGallus
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    This sounds pretty cool! Is there a limit to how far the water can flow uphill?

    It’s like the St. Johns river, water flowing the wrong way.

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