Sometimes the best plugins are those which add simple, purely aesthetic functions to the game that provide a sense of originality for the player using them. User Nageek of PlanetMinecraft brings to us one such plugin called ColorWalk, which functions exactly as you might think.
ColorWalk changes the color of the ground beneath your character as they walk by turning the block into a random colored wool for several seconds. Once the timer for the block is up, it will return to its normal state. The path looks like this, when the player is walking diagonally:
One must not worry about ruining precious ores or useful blocks, as once again, they will change back into the original block within a few seconds (five to be exact, may be customizable – not sure). The blocks are shown client-side, meaning that any mod or plugin that might be affected by changing or losing certain blocks will not cause trouble for other players on a server.
Finally, players can be given or revoked the ability to use these trails by simply changing the permission node colorwalk.use.
Uses for ColorWalk
Now that you’ve seen what the plugin can do, let me share with you a few uses I thought up for ColorWalk.
Special rewards on servers – some players could be given ColorWalk for donating, completing certain objectives, or otherwise being awesome (as determined by the server operators). Could also be something bought with in-game currency.
Use in a mini game – perhaps to make the target of Capture the Flag or Assassination more obvious.
Disarming TNT – I have no idea if this works (will have to test it later), but it may be possible to disarm a TNT block by walking on it to change it into wool briefly. If you test it before I do, let me know and I’ll credit you here!
Use a texture pack that changes the top of colored wool to be something special, such as cracked stone or desecrated soil – then give ColorWalk to a powerful or important player!
This plugin is nothing incredibly monumental, as I have said, but it is nonetheless entertaining. Some things I’d like to see in the future are in-game commands to enable/disable the effect, customizing fade time and possible colors, and adding the ability to choose which blocks (even blocks that are not wool) are used.
How to Install ColorWalk Plugin for Minecraft 1.7.10
Download the latest version of the ColorWalk plugin.
Place the .jar file from step 1 into your game or server’s plugins directory.
Run the game or server and wait for it to fully load.
Restart your Minecraft game or server, or login to your admin account and execute the /reload command.
Run the server or enter a world again. The plugin should be properly loaded.
Can you think of any other interesting uses for ColorWalk? Leave your ideas in the comments below!