A Unique Blend of Programming


So, I was thinking the other day about how long it takes to travel from place to place. Portals to the nether will be pretty cool when they work, but I want a quick way to get anywhere. /warp works, but that is just too easy for users. I saw the StarGate plugin, and thought that was pretty cool, but since it does not work with the beta yet, it is out of the question. As such, I decided to write my own plugin to do this. One day later, enter TravelPortals.

Travel Portal

They're fairly simple to use, though I will admit that I would like a more intuitive interface than using commands. Portals are 3x3, and consist of 7 pieces of obsidian, a wooden door, and a redstone torch for the center. From above, the portal looks like this:

n o n
o A o
n D n

o is a stack of two obsidian blocks, D is a wooden door, and A is an obsidian block 2 spaces above the ground for the ceiling. n can be any block or air. It does not matter. After you have constructed this, place a redstone torch at the bottom. It should tell you that you have created a portal, and fill up with water. (I wanted to use the portal block for this, but it appears that placing it as a block simply does not work. If anyone knows anything about this, please let me know!)

Incomplete portal
Just add a redstone torch!

After this, just give the portal a name, and give it the name of another portal for the destination and you're set. As long as the destination portal exists, walking into it will take you straight there. For help in-game, type /portal help.


Current bukkit version:

Old hmod version:
TravelPortals HMOD

Source code is in the zip file!

Please report any bugs via email, or on the forum post here.