Portals Bukkit Plugin for Minecraft 1.6.4/1.6.5/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5/1.7.9

Especially for multiplayer servers, custom portals are an efficient way to connect large Minecraft worlds.  User monkeyfunk26 (excellent name, by the way) has created a plugin that allows portals to be created with relative ease.

 

portals

 

Players use blaze rods, a normally unusable item, as the magic wand to designate portals.  The item used to do this can be changed in the configuration file if desired.  Portals can be made more interesting by filling the frame of the portal with water or lava, but this is not necessary.

 

The process of constructing a portal is simple:

 

  1. First, the player must designate a destination area by setting an “anchor”.  Each world can support an unlimited number of anchors.  To do this, simply move to the location which will serve as the destination of the portal and type /setanchor [name] (without the brackets).

  2. Second, using the wand (blaze rod by default), set the area that will act as the portal.  Do this by left and right clicking to set the coordinates of the corners.

  3. With the area selected, type /setportal [name] [anchorname].  This will give the portal a name for future reference that teleports the user to the appointed anchor.

 

Easy, right?  Portals will stay functional if the world is taken offline and brought back online.  The fact that portals are set to anchor names means that they can be re-routed by simply setting a new point for the anchor (via /anchor [name]).

 

Portals provides a number of commands to aid in the usage of the plugin:

 

  • /portalsreload – reloads the configuration files for the Portals plugin (to update configurations live)

  • /portal [name] – provides information about the selected portal.

  • /anchor [name] – teleports the user to the designated anchor.

  • /removeportal [name] – removes the designated portal.

  • /removeanchor [name] – deletes selected anchor from the system.  Portals using this anchor will still be portals, but will not function until a new anchor is set or the anchor is re-created.

  • /listportals – lists the names of all portals.

  • /listanchors – lists the names of all anchors.

 

Permissions to use specific portals, all portals, and the portal create wand can restrict this plugin’s features as necessary.  These permissions are:

 

  • portals.use.wand

  • portals.use.portals [name]

  • portals.use.portals

How to Install the Portals Plugin for Minecraft 1.7.9

 

  1. Download the latest version of the Portals plugin.

  2. Place the .zip file from step 1 into your server’s plugins directory.

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

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

  5. Run the server again.  The plugin should be properly loaded.

 

I can imagine using this portal plugin to create my own “dimension” for my world.  Can you think of any interest ways to incorporate this plugin?  Leave your ideas in the comments below!

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