DropChest Plugin for Minecraft 1.7.8

DropChest is a plugin by user xXShaynecraftXx that adds some interesting functionality to chests in Minecraft.  This plugin will allow players to designate individual chests to become “drop chests”, which automatically collect nearby items on the ground.  Interested?  Read on!

 

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Chests can be made Drop Chests with a simple command (/dropchest add) and then right-clicking the desired chest.  This works on chests in minecarts as well.

 

Drop Chests have the following functions:

 

  • Collect nearby items in a given radius

  • Warn the player when nearing full capacity

  • Show available capacity upon request

  • Only collect certain items

  • Restrict access to one owner

 

These functions can also be applied to furnaces and dispensers.  This could be greatly useful for quickly mining and smelting large amounts of cobblestone, or with a large enough radius, iron and gold.

 

There are a number of commands available that make this mod more interesting and useful:

 

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Most of them are self explanatory.  As you can see in the screenshot, the maximum radius for these chests is unlimited – this presents a few interesting scenarios:

 

  • Set a dispenser with a huge radius that collects dirt, cobblestone, sand, and any other undesirable blocks.  Then, have it activate automatically with a redstone contraption, dumping said items into a pool of lava.  This effectively eliminates buildup of all useless items found while mining.

  • Create three DropChest furnaces – one that collects cobblestone, one that collects iron ore, and one that collects gold ore.  They will then automatically smelt your findings and be ready for collection when you return.

  • Make a regular chest collect all gunpowder throughout the world.  Now creepers that die by arrow, explosion, or other means while being far off will still provide their valuable drops without having to hunt for them.

  • Set a DropChest to collect TNT so that players temporarily cannot place and use TNT.

 

How to Install the DropChest Plugin for Minecraft 1.7.8

 

  1. Download the latest version of the DropChest plugin.

  2. Place the .jar file from step 1 into your game or server’s plugins directory.

  3. Run the game or server and wait for it to fully load.

  4. Restart your Minecraft game or server, or login to your admin account and execute the /reload command.

  5. Run the server or enter a world again.  The plugin should be properly loaded.

 

Can you think of any more interesting uses for the DropChest plugin?  It has gone about a month without updates, so more features are not likely anytime soon – nonetheless, the creator deserves some support for crafting this unique and useful mod.  Leave your ideas in the comments below, then head over to the plugin’s PMC page and give it a download!

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