ProtectionAreas (built-in)
#31
maybe I can not wait this pluginBig Grin:D:D
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#32
Greetings,

This is a very useful plug-in and I thank you for creating it. However, would it be possible to include protection from Mob damage in your protected area with this plug-in? I have managed to protect my spawn but am worried about mischievous types luring in a few creepers and exploding my grand temple...

Darth.
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#33
This is not currently possible, the explosion API is missing. An approximation would be possible but it would not be 100% effective.
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#34
Maybe use the OnExploding hook, create a new bounding box that represents that area, and return true if it is in the expanded box? (Expanded to make sure explosions don't happen inside or near the area)
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#35
The problem is in MCS's implementation of explosions. It doesn't use the Vanilla's ray model, but instead a custom, inferior one. The hook then provides no means of actually determining what blocks are affected by the explosion, only an approximation via the relative ExplosionSize parameter.
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#36
So, the implementation should be rewritten in order to use a predictable ray model? Then using Lua, you could get a table of blocks that are affected, iterate through that, then stop any individual blocks from moving under certain conditions using a hook? Or maybe a hook that goes like HOOK_BLOCK_DISPLACED that is triggered per block or something like that?
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#37
I like the first variant more - a single hook call providing all the data. That would require a new class, though - array of block coords and blocktypes / metas, and bindings for that class, so that the hook could add or remove individual blocks being blown up.
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#38
So, something like:
class cBlockToEntityData
{
    public:
        Vector3i Position;
        int GetBlockType(); // returns E_BLOCK type
        int GetMetaData(); // returns E_META data
        cBlockInfo GetBlockInfo(); // returns a cBlockInfo
        // Excuse my lack of knowledge of the internals of MCServer...
}

Then the Lua bindings would send table full of these:

function OnExploding(World, ExplosionSize, CanCauseFire, X, Y, Z, Source, SourceData, AffectedBlocks)
    -- AffectedBlocks is a table full of cBlockToEntityData
    for n, k in pairs(AffectedBlocks) do
        if k:GetBlockType() == E_BLOCK_DIRT then
            table.remove(AffectedBlocks, n)
        end
    end
    -- send the modified table to the server to be processed
end
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#39
Rather than pushing the entire table to Lua and back, it'd be better to wrap the array into an object, cBlockArray:
function OnExploding(World, ExplosionSize, CanCauseFire, X, Y, Z, Source, SourceData, AffectedBlocks)
    assert(tolua.type(AffectedBlocks) == "cBlockArray")  -- It is an object with its own operations

    -- Example: do NOT explode dirt:
    for n = AffectedBlocks.GetCount() - 1, 0, -1 do  -- count from GetCount() - 1 down to 0
        if (AffectedBlock:GetBlockType(n) == E_BLOCK_DIRT) then  -- Get the n-th block\'s type
            AffectedBlocks.Remove(n)
        end
    end
    return false
end
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#40
Ah, that's also a good idea. Saves a bit of overhead, especially when you decide to go crazy with WorldEdit and set off 100000+ TNT.
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