Display more than 16 characters in an entry of scoreboard?

Discussion in 'Plugin Development' started by TigerHix, Aug 2, 2014.

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    There was a trick which uses team's prefix and suffix to extend the limit to 48 characters. http://forums.bukkit.org/threads/util-simplescoreboard-make-pretty-scoreboards-with-ease.263041/

    But once UUID update is out, Bukkit.getOfflinePlayer(String name) now access Mojang's server for retrieving UUID and hence became unusable to set scoreboard's entries. If we instead use the scoreboard's built-in new method, objective.getScore(String string), the string still cannot be longer than 16 characters.

    Are there any "hacks" on this?
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    TigerHix Honestly, this is possible, but not for sure if it will longer stay possible. It may be best to make a scrolling one? And also, Getting the Offline Player does not make the scoreboard not usable.
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    TigerHix have you tried using a score name which is also part of a Team?
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    mactown21 nvm, the getOfflinePlayer hangs the whole thread if can't connect to mojang server. Before getOfflinePlayer doesn't require contacting mojang.

    fireblast709 KraZ__ Cmon I stated this trick in my first sentence.. As I said this still works but will cause the server to lag since you must use objective.getScore(Bukkit.getOfflinePlayer(name)).setScore(int), and the getOfflinePlayer here will connect to Mojang server and hang the thread. I require updating scoreboard per tick, so this method became unusable. If I run the code asynchronously, it's not thread-safe obviously and won't work on 3rd party server client like the one starts with letter S.

    KraZ__ ahh. Because objective.getScore(string) does not allow > 16 characters.

    KraZ__ ..I posted this question because only getOfflinePlayer allows > 16 characters, and it certainly won't work well. I am asking for an alternative solution.

    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
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    TigerHix do you use a fixed set of score names? If so you could just get them during onEnable(). If not, then multithreading might become a reality
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    fireblast709 Nope it's fully dynamic. I considered multithreading but this still causes a delay between data changes, and sending 20 requests to mojang per second is still not a good idea. :(
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    mbaxter ʇıʞʞnq ɐ sɐɥ ı

    Seek support where you acquired your server mod
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