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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    Want a release for CB 1.2.4 please :D

    This is the best plugin for economy server...;)
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    I click the link and a webpage opens:

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    Will you please add the ability to sell to a showcase also that would make this much better!!!
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    ive got this plugin installed but for some reason whenever i try to make a showcase . The assistant never shows up. It wont let me place any items on that spot while crouched but it doesnt let me place items for sale either. Any help would be greatly appreciated
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    The plugin does not work for the RB. We are all hoping he comes back and have the time to update this plugin.
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    He hasn't updated in months.
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    Does anyone know of a similar plugin? Seeing as this one has most likely gone inactive :(
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    There is nothing exactly like this but you can look up showcase standalone. I personally don't like it because you have to use commands and such.

    Edit: Here is the link
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    Yeaaaaah....not sure if you noticed but that project was disabled and went inactive. Last entry was 21 days ago, and the last entry for Narrowtuxlib was 40 some days ago.

    It's dead.
  12. Getting this on server startup

    13:21:53 [SEVERE] Exception in thread "Thread-2128"
    13:21:53 [SEVERE] java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: org.bukkit.plugin.PluginDescripti
    13:21:53 [SEVERE]      at com.narrowtux.showcase.Metrics.postPlugin(Metrics.jav
    13:21:53 [SEVERE]      at com.narrowtux.showcase.Metrics.access$100(Metrics.jav
    13:21:53 [SEVERE]      at com.narrowtux.showcase.Metrics$
    13:21:53 [SEVERE]      at
    13:21:53 [SEVERE]      at Source)
    13:21:53 [SEVERE] Exception in thread "Thread-2128"
    13:21:53 [SEVERE] java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: org.bukkit.plugin.PluginDescripti
    13:21:53 [SEVERE]      at com.narrowtux.showcase.Metrics.postPlugin(Metrics.jav
    13:21:53 [SEVERE]      at com.narrowtux.showcase.Metrics.access$100(Metrics.jav
    13:21:53 [SEVERE]      at com.narrowtux.showcase.Metrics$
    13:21:53 [SEVERE]      at
    13:21:53 [SEVERE]      at Source)
    Getting this error on random occasions, cant seem to find any errors ingame though. Just on the console
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    I was really looking forward to getting this plugin but it isnt updated :oops:
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    Alright I'll check it out thanks. Unfortunately that means redoing the hundreds of showcases in my world but oh well
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    It's not working for the latest build , 1.2.5 R1.0
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    Does this semi work with 1.2.5 like it does on 1.2.4? Putting off MC updates just for this mod. x.x
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    Yat, Voidlord.

    Read anything from the last three pages. This plugin is dead.
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    Welcome to Infinite I do shop for another player to see what will not exclude anything to do?
    Sorry that is not clearly written as Lithuanian
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    Small problem here... When creating an infinite shop, it creates a showcase.
    I say Infinite, I say how much the item costs, then it says "Showcase creation successful."
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    Work on 1.2.5 ??
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    Do people read anymore or do they just hit post?
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    I vollunter for making the french translation .
    Please PM me for instructions !
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    I have the following permissions set in PermissionsEX:


    But users can still use the showcase. Is there anyway to disable the showcase from all users except admin?
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    I know it's dead, but does some of it's functions still work such as the Infinite shop? It's dead, but it still works somewhat on 1.2.4. What I was asking was if that same functionality still carried on to 1.2.5?
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    Making infinite shops still works, but finite crashes the plugin and sometimes the server.
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    Check this thread:

    You can find the list of plugins that have been updated already here:

    I have downloaded the version at this link:
    and it DOES work with 1.2.5-R1.0. The Narrowtuxlib still throws errors in the console, but the plugin is working.
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    Can you please help me. cant create or buy showcases, but i can remove them???

    2012-04-10 18:34:35 [SEVERE] Could not pass event PlayerInteractEvent to Showcase
    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.handle(SourceFile:39)
    at net.minecraft.server.NetworkManager.b(
    at net.minecraft.server.NetServerHandler.a(
    at net.minecraft.server.NetworkListenThread.a(
    at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.w(
    Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
    at org.anjocaido.groupmanager.permissions.NijikoPermissionsProxy.permission(
    at org.anjocaido.groupmanager.permissions.NijikoPermissionsProxy.has(
    at com.narrowtux.showcase.Showcase.hasPermission(
    at com.narrowtux.showcase.ShowcasePlayer.hasPermission(
    at com.narrowtux.showcase.ShowcaseTypeSelectionPage.<init>(
    at com.narrowtux.showcase.ShowcaseCreationAssistant.<init>(
    at com.narrowtux.showcase.event.ShowcasePlayerListener.onPlayerInteract(
    at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor172.invoke(Unknown Source)
    at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source)
    ... 12 more
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    Hey, i keep getting this error in my console, i dont know what is it, but it is really annoying. Anybody know how to disable or fix it?

    16:18:06 [SEVERE] Exception in thread "Thread-757"
    16:18:06 [SEVERE] java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: org.bukkit.plugin.PluginDescriptionFile.getAuthors()Ljava/util/ArrayList;
    16:18:06 [SEVERE]at com.narrowtux.showcase.Metrics.postPlugin(
    16:18:06 [SEVERE]at com.narrowtux.showcase.Metrics.access$100(
    16:18:06 [SEVERE]at com.narrowtux.showcase.Metrics$
    16:18:06 [SEVERE]at
    16:18:06 [SEVERE]at
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    You know what you should do? update to 1.2.5 that would be amazing!
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    Yes ! Update please ! It's amazing plugin !
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    Why can't I make an infinite shop even though I have all of the permissions AND I am an op?
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