In-game calendar / day count

Discussion in 'Archived: Plugin Requests' started by Gimmic, Apr 23, 2011.

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    Another IRC user mentioned that they would like to see a sort of game-time calendar plugin. I think this is a great idea.

    What I'd like to see is one that kept track of the days and by default emulated our current calendar system. Maybe make it customizable via a conf that would allow for custom 'week/month/year' ranges and renaming of the months.

    Ideally, this plugin would also output a json file so you could link it up with webapps or tie in statistics to it. You could hook into signs to allow for %YY-%MM-%DD format to display the date when the sign was created, or %calcount to update the sign 'daily' with a count of how long it has been there(Hi Visitor! This house was made %calcount days ago!)

    The plugin command could be based off of something like /calendar for command line options.

    There was an old plugin:
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    Geoff Winans

    How are you going to deal with lag?

    Lag can have an impact on time scale.
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    A calendar thingymajig that counts ingame days would be rather fun actually. Or a framework that runs around that.
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    I'm guessing you wouldnt count seconds. You would count events of 12:00 passing, or watch for events like sunrise/sunset.
    Many servers run on-standard day/night cycles so you wouldnt want to count seconds anyway.
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    exactly what gimmic says :D
    I'm loving the sign/creation idea.
    Also nice to see would be an easy announcement made everytime a new day has begun which calls out the current day ex: "Day 312 has begun."
    With all those days counting and the new weather features I also thought about the 4 seasons.
    Summer: A lot of sun, almost no rain, no snow
    Spring: More rain than summer
    Winter: Lots of snow
    etc. etc.

    I guess you get it

    At the moment Snow is somehow always directly next to rain which looks kinda weird to me:

    However I have no understanding of plugin development for bukkit whatsover so what I just said about the seasons may be impossible in the current state of bukkit. If that is the case, I'm sorry :D
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    Planning on doing this.
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    Nice. If it is split into seasons, it could be tied into the weather as mentioned above to give more realistic 'seasons'.
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