Picture-in-Picture 2.0.1 released. Minecraft 1.6 port of PiP 3.0.1. Statement on Serverside Integration.

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Statement on Serverside Integration.

Alright, so I’ve gotten some feedback, even before the mod was finished (I was livestreaming the development), there have been requests from people to allow servers to prevent clients from using this mod, due to fear or abuse. I understand the logic in this, but personally I’m going off the idea/concept that the mod is 100% clientside and has no server interaction, one that automatically tracks other players of interest with little to no hassle to the end user other than initial setup. This PiP mod was based off another private mod of mine (also called PiP) that I’ve used in my ForgeCraft series with the intent of showing people Mr_okushama‘s view since we shared a base, and was requested to be made public by Gigabit101.

Again, I understand the concern with the use of this mod on servers, but I will not be implementing any form of serverside integration in allowing the server to disable PiP or requiring other player’s consent before tracking. It all depends entirely on the end user on how they would like to use this mod… If for mischief, well, it shows the ugly side of these people so feel free to do whatever you want with them. Cause well, hey, a gun was made with the intent of protecting people, shame that the bad guys use it sometimes, right?

Then again, if I were to add the serverside integration bits, what’s stopping others from taking that part of the code out?

 

Tl;dr

Will servers/other players be able to disable PiP? No.

6 Comments

  1. amadornes June 25, 2014 5:58 am  Reply

    What you could do is what the old Buddycam did: when you want to see a player’s view the mod will automatically send that player a PM asking him if he wants his view to be seen. If so, you could enable it and if not, it would remain disabled.
    It wouldn’t save who you can see to a config file so you couldn’t just add anybody you wanted to see to that file. It would be a bit annoying for the people that you’re trying to watch, as they would have to accept it every time, but it would allow more control over who’s watching who.
    Hope you like the idea! 😉

    • iChun June 25, 2014 11:07 am  Reply

      I know how Buddycam does it.

      I have already stated earlier that I want “little to no hassle to the end user”

      “Tl;dr

      Will servers/other players be able to disable PiP? No.”

      • Murilo June 26, 2014 9:06 am  Reply

        iChun,can you update gravity gun for 1.7.2? please

  2. anonymous June 26, 2014 3:19 am  Reply

    I don’t have the words to say what I’m thinking right now, ichun, so I’ll just say that I really think you’ve dropped the ball releasing this one public.

    If the intent was to turn minecraft pvp servers (both vanilla and modded) into a mod/arms race, mission successful. Now either you use this mod, or you’re prey.

    “I have already stated earlier that I want “little to no hassle to the end user”
    instead, deflect the hassle onto the sysop trying to run a legit pvp server? great idea man.

  3. ChocoPuppy July 1, 2014 9:19 am  Reply

    You may of already read this and were planning a response but I though it might do well here too: Why not to stop people from abusing it simply let players set passwords for themselves so whoever wants to look at their screen need a password, of course the password would be completely optional, only for those worried about abuse and it allows players to easily protect themselves without the trouble of losing the little amount of hassle for the end user

    • deFENCE July 2, 2014 10:17 pm  Reply

      “Then again, if I were to add the serverside integration bits, what’s stopping others from taking that part of the code out?”
      Same for yours.

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