Paintball War Edition



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Information regarding name changing / the switch to uuids

Paintball currently uses player names for the saving of the player statistics. So after name-changing gets enabled and people change their names they will not keep their old statistics.

Paintball will definitely get updated at some point.
However, there are 2 reasons why I might not be able to bring out an update in time:

  • I am currently quite buisy with university related stuff.
  • Secondly, I am still working on a rewrite of paintball. I prefer working on that right now and will incorporate the uuid-related changes into the rewrite, instead of having to update the database related stuff twice.

However, as this is a complete rewrite, not yet finished, a lot more complex then the current version, and probably full of bugs in the beginning (as soon as it gets available), and because it still needs quite some things to be done to at least run: I might not be able to bring out that update before name-changing gets enabled.

So when this happens (I have no update and people start changing their names) all the old player statistics will 'break': I won't be able to find out for sure to which player the old statistics might belong to.

In order to prepare for this possible situation I have prepared a little plugin for you ('UUIDCollector') which will simply collect and store the uuids of all connecting players, so that if you want to import the old paintball player statistics data later, after some players already have changed their names, I can then find out to which player (which uuid) the playername from the database belonged to, before people started changing their names.

Please read the file description on the download page for more detailed information on what this plugin does and on how to properly use it.

Paintball is a fast paced and action packed multiplayer game.
In the classic TeamDeathMatch mode 2 teams compete against each other to bombard each other with snowballs. Once a player is hit, he's out and automatically leaves the arena and has to wait in the paintball lobby for his mates to finish and the next match to start. In the Paintball lobby you will meet all paintball players, choose your team and wait for enough players, or the end of the last match. When all conditions are met, a countdown starts which announces the next match.

Some license stuff:
Usage on own risk. Do not modify the code. Do not redistribute or copy. Do not use for commercial purposes! Neither direct nor indirect. So this also applies to add-ons used related to this plugin! Make sure, that your "donors" don't get any benefits that can be used related to paintball.
More details on the bottom of this page.


Our main target is to keep this plugin easily integratable on any standard survival server without disturbing the survival feeling. You don't have to dedicate a whole server or world to this plugin!


Paintball is constantly expanding. There are more and more features added which have not much to do with the classic paintball game. But do not panic: According to your personal preferences you can modify or disable most things in the config.yml in the Paintball folder.

  • No client or server modifications or additional plugins are required !
  • Multiple Arenas: Build as many arenas as you like !
  • Complete freedom on what your arena looks like! As Paintball does not care about your arenas borders, your arena can have any shape and layout, as long as it is impenetrable. Simple build some sort of wall around your arena to keep your players inside.
  • Multiple Spawns: Paintball lets you define multiple spawn points for each team (red, blue, spectators) !
  • Automatic-Lobby-Arena-System: The Paintball lobby will automatically rotate through all your ready arenas. No need for administrators to be online !
    Limitation: Currently there can always only run one match at a time.
  • Easy: No complex setup needed ! Only 4 commands and your arena is ready and added to the automatic arena rotation !
  • Mechanism to strictly seperate Survival and Paintball and to prevent "cheating" in and with Paintball.
  • Easy and individually adjustable small Shop, where you can buy ammunition or other special and unique "weapons", gadgets and power-ups with the Paintball-Cash earned during the matches.
  • Ranking: Your players gain points to compete with each other !
  • Various statistics: examples are Points, Cash, Kills, Deaths, Hits, Shots, KD, Accurancy, Teamattacks, Wins and Defeats for each player, each arena and as a whole.
  • Toggleable Killfeed ! Turn it off if it spams you !
  • Most stuff is configurable ! For advanced information click here.
  • Much, much more!

If you are already in love with this plugin, you can take it right here and now!


Easy integration on every survival server!

Our main target is to keep this plugin easily integratable on any standard survival server without disturbing the survival feeling. Players shall not be able to swindle items or gain other advantages over survival players through Paintball.

Config explanation

Here you got some sort of overview what actions are taken to protect the survival-part of the server:

People with the 'paintball.admin' permissions node can bypass some of them.

  • Prevent commands that are not related to Paintball. So player can't teleport or use commands as a benefit.
  • Prevent breaking and placing of blocks.
  • Prevent dropping and picking up items, or dropping the armor.
  • Options to let players only join with full health or hunger so they can't escape during fights.
  • Options to save the players inventory when joining the lobby and restore afterwards.
  • Paintball inventory is cleared when leaving the lobby.
  • Turned off damage and starvation inside the lobby.
  • Many things can be disabled if they create problems with your other plugins.
  • Explosions do no damage to blocks.
  • Only Paintball players receive the Paintball messages. Your other players will not get spammed.

Videos on Youtube!

Check the forum for more videos! -> Click !
Arena settup

Gameplay (of version 1.2.4), with some custom texturepack

Gameplay (of version 1.1.8), with nice explanations and commentory

Additional information

Hint about version checking and stats collecting:

This plugin is checking for new updates. This can be disabled in the config with the setting "Server.Version Check".
This plugin is also doing some periodically stats tracking to which helps me to determine how many servers are using it. This can be disabled with the setting "Server.Metrics".
And the plugin is also sending some stats to to maybe prepare for some kind of later serverlist (a list of paintball servers). Currently those data are only stored in a non-public mysql table on my server.

  • This means that this plugin is sending some general information about the minecraftserver, like: ip-adress, port, servername, slots, motd, bukkit version, if server is in onlinemode and if it has whitelist enabled.
  • And some information about paintball like: how many players already played paintball there and if it is an paintball-only server (autolobby enabled) and if the server admin wants the server to be listed at some kind of public server list later, when it is finished.

→Those data are currently only send once every reload.
→ For people who don't want to share these informations with me :(you can en- and disable this in the serverlist config (plugins/Paintball/serverlist.yml) with the setting "post enabled"

Metrics / MCStats:
Metrics /MCStats

For bug reports or fixes for common problems take a look at the Known Bugs page.
Don't spam with your error here !

For a list of ideas and suggestions take a look at the Ideas page!
Feel free to leave a message here!
(How you like it, what you like most, what you like in no way. I'm interested in your opinion!)

Donators Donors

A big "thank you" to everybody who is keeping my motivation up through donations!

Lamont EllingsonMeegacoolman

If you like this plugin, don't spare the effort to Click here to donate any amount which you consider reasonable and/or leave a positive comment!

attention Usage conditions / License

Paintball Server Plugin for Minecraft
by blablubbabc

  • Usage of this software is on own risk. I give no warranty in any kind that this software is working like intended.
  • Do not modify the code! Use it as it is, or don't use it.
  • Do not redistribute or upload it somewhere else. People can always download it for themselves from this page.
  • Do not use for commercial purposes! This also applies to add-ons (other plugins or services for example) which are related to this plugin! Example: Make sure, that your "donors" don't get any benefits that can be used related to paintball.
  • These conditions affect you, unless you have a different agreement with me.

Thank you for respecting these conditions!
If you have any questions on this feel free to contact me.

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  • Avatar of WinFamSurv WinFamSurv Aug 22, 2014 at 08:55 UTC - 0 likes

    @blablubbabc: Go

    Hi Thanks for that, It will help me out, sorry but I have a followup question if that's OK.

    We have some (9) differently themed arenas, and in some of them I would like players to be able to place boats in water and saddles on horses (The Cavalry) I am using server-signs so players can be given items (boats, saddles etc.) but they are unable to place them down in game, is this a restriction of the plugin, and if so is it configurable anywhere in the config? or should I be looking towards my world edit/guard plugins or essentials do you think?

    Once again thanks, if you want to see some of our arenas you can see some of them here on this video SafeCraft Episode #1 New Paintball Arena Open

    SafeCraft building a Minecraft community for children and the families and friends of children with autistic conditions.

    Server I.P.

  • Avatar of jenks1999 jenks1999 Aug 21, 2014 at 11:11 UTC - 0 likes

    @blablubbabc: Go

    is there anyway you can make it backend compatible with SQL so a web browser can be created and displayed for each category of scores. Also make the new versions compatible with build 3024+ as i have a 1.7.2 server (that has some 1.7.5 plugins and 1.7.9 but cannot use later versions of this as it isnt compatible. thank you.

  • Avatar of blablubbabc blablubbabc Aug 20, 2014 at 09:14 UTC - 0 likes

    @andrewyunt: Go

    I am working on an API for the rewrite, with which you will be able to create custom gamemodes and custom weapons and probably more custom stuff, without directly modifying the paintball core.
    Right now you can already customize the look of paintball by creating a custom language file and altering text messages and colors. Also the biggest customization is probably the creation of custom arena's.

    @WinFamSurv: Go

    You have to create a different language file (call it something different than the default enUS.txt): the default file is only there for reference currently, and gets rewritten on every server restart and is used as fallback, if it can't load your custom language file.
    So copy the enUS file, rename it, change what you want to change and change the config to use your custom file.
    You can find the full doccumentation about it here.

    Last edited Aug 20, 2014 by blablubbabc
  • Avatar of andrewyunt andrewyunt Aug 19, 2014 at 22:24 UTC - 0 likes

    @blablubbabc: Go

    Well what I mean is I like having my plugins custom because it gives the player a different experience that you cannot receive on a different server. I really stress the fact that too many servers are the same.

  • Avatar of WinFamSurv WinFamSurv Aug 19, 2014 at 21:53 UTC - 0 likes

    HI there, I want to alter some of the words used int the enUS txt file, our server is for children with Autistic conditions and some of the phrases used are not appropriate for them, I downloaded the text file into Notepad plus plus made all my changes i wanted and saved the file, I stopped the server deleted the existing txt file, then uploaded my amended one, but every time I restart the server it overwrites the amended text file with the old original, please can you tell me how I can do this, or if it is possible for me to do this?

    Other than that can I just say thank you for such a fun plugin, many of our players have problems communicating and playing games, but this is definitely a favorite plugin of the server with some great team work going on from players that would normally struggle to do so, We cant wait for capture the flag to be added to it too, as we have had many requests for this feature to be added to our servers.

    Thanks in advance

    Ellis SafeCraft - A community for children and the families and friends of children with autistic conditions.

  • Avatar of blablubbabc blablubbabc Aug 19, 2014 at 18:43 UTC - 0 likes

    @pgmann: Go

    You have to update your server. It doesn't necessarily need to be 1.7.10, but you need at least a spigot build which is equivalent to craftbukkit development build 3096. I think you need at least spigot build 1516.

    If you can't run any of those versions, you will have to keep running an older version of Paintball until those become available to you..

    Last edited Aug 19, 2014 by blablubbabc
  • Avatar of pgmann pgmann Aug 19, 2014 at 18:21 UTC - 0 likes

    @blablubbabc: Go

    The plugin is spamming my console with errors... I'm running Spigot 1.7.9 build 1436, and Paintball 1.2.8.

    [Server] INFO at de.blablubbabc.paintball.utils.TeleportManager.getNearbyPlayers( [?:?]

    [Server] INFO java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: org.bukkit.Bukkit.getOnlinePlayers()Ljava/util/Collection;

    [Server] WARN Task #108 for Paintball v1.2.8 generated an exception

    (Read bottom-to-top)

    The plugin still runs but I have it disabled as I don't like seeing errors in the console... I would update to 1.7.10 but that isn't an option as my hosting provider makes it hard to use custom jars. (Have to create a ticket with them and specify what jar you want to run)

    Last edited Aug 19, 2014 by pgmann

    Make sure to take a look at my Bukkit plugins!

  • Avatar of blablubbabc blablubbabc Aug 19, 2014 at 08:30 UTC - 1 like

    @Kewlstuffz: Go

    Currently, no. This is planned though.

    @andrewyunt: Go

    I want people to come here and report bugs, suggest features and depend on my updates instead of not reporting them and maintaining their modified version.
    Feel free to go on and not use this plugin, if it doesn't fit what you want.
    What exactly do you mean by 'making it cool and your own way'? Maybe it's something which is already built in, or it is something which would fit every server instead of only yours.

  • Avatar of andrewyunt andrewyunt Aug 19, 2014 at 02:16 UTC - 0 likes

    @blablubbabc: Go

    Why are we not allowed to modify the plugin? Custom is always better. Im not going to use this plugin if I can't make it cool and my own way i'd like it.

  • Avatar of Kewlstuffz Kewlstuffz Aug 18, 2014 at 22:43 UTC - 0 likes

    This seems like a very easy plugin to use; I like it. I have a question, though, is it possible to make multiple lobbies as a way to have multiple arenas going at once? (sorry if I confused you)


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