Individual Signs

Sign

Description

This plugin displays the text on signs for each player individual differently.

By default this plugin only replaces [PLAYER] on signs with the name and [DISPLAY] with the nick name of the player looking at it.
The permission nodes to create signs containing those tags are insigns.create.player and insigns.create.display.

However InSigns also includes an API for developers of other plugins to easily add own player-specific sign content.

This plugin could for example be used for individual greeting signs at your spawn. Your players will be amazed to see their own name on a sign!

IMPORTANT

This plugin needs ProtocolLib to work.
Make sure you have installed the right version of ProtocolLib.
This plugin should stay compatible with further versions of minecraft and bukkit as long as ProtocolLib doesn't have to change anything on it's API which InSigns is relying on.

Quick Presentation by VariationVault


For plugin developers: easy-to-use API

Here is a small example of how you can use this in your own plugin to display player-specific values on signs.
1.) First of all: add the Individual_Signs jar to your build path (just like you do it with the bukkit.jar)
2.) You can then create a listener which listens for the SignSendEvent (just like you create listeners for bukkit events): this event gets called every time the server is about to send a player the text of a sign.
3.) The event provides easy methods to get the current sign text and to change it:

  • getPlayer() - Gets the player which receives the sign packet.
  • getLocation() - Gets the location of the sign which text is being sent.
  • getLine(int index) - Gets the line of text at the specified index (0-3). The lines are in json format.
  • setLine(int index, String line) - Sets the line of text at the specified index. Has to be in proper json format.
  • isModified() - Whether or not this event was already modified by some plugin.
  • setCancelled(boolean cancelled) - If the event is cancelled the sign packet will not be sent to the player, leaving the sign blank.
  • isCancelled() - Checks whether or not some plugin cancelled this event already.

Example usage of the event to replace "[PLAYER]" with the player's name:

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public class SignSendListener implements Listener {

    public SignSendListener(Plugin plugin) {
        Bukkit.getServer().getPluginManager().registerEvents(this, plugin);
    }

    @EventHandler(priority = EventPriority.NORMAL, ignoreCancelled = true)
    public void onSignSend(SignSendEvent event) {
        for (int i = 0; i < 4; i++) {
            String line = event.getLine(i);
            if (line.contains("[PLAYER]")) {
                event.setLine(i, line.replace("[PLAYER]", event.getPlayer().getName()));
            }
        }
    }
}

That's it. The InSigns-Plugin will handle all the needed packet manipulation for you.

Some other useful utilities provided by InSigns are:

  • The static method InSigns.sendSignChange(Player player, Sign sign) - Sends a SignUpdate-Packet to the specified player. Useful if you want to update certain signs periodically.
  • The SimpleChanger class which can be used to easily create a listener for simple key->value replacements and permission checks during sign creation. Example for the built-in [PLAYER] -> playerName replacement:
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@Override
public void onEnable() {
    Plugin insignsPlugin = getServer().getPluginManager().getPlugin("InSigns");
    if ((insignsPlugin != null) && insignsPlugin.isEnabled()) {
        // replaces "[PLAYER]" with the player's name on signs and checks for the 'insigns.create.player' permission
        // whenever a player tries to create a sign with "[PLAYER]" on it
        new SimpleChanger(this, "[PLAYER]", "insigns.create.player") {
            @Override
            public String getValue(Player player, Location location, String originalLine) {
                return player.getName();
            }
        };
        System.out.println("Plugin 'InSigns' found. Using it now.");
    } else {
        System.out.println("Plugin 'InSigns' not found. Additional sign features disabled.");
    }
}


Plugins using InSigns

Let me know if your plugin uses InSigns and you want to be mentioned here.

Notice

This plugin uses Hidendra's Metrics class to report usage stats to mcstats.org. This can be disable by setting 'metrics-stats' to false in the config.

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Date created
Sep 18, 2012
Category
Last update
Jan 26, 2015
Development stage
Release
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License
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Required dependency
ProtocolLib