Shopkeepers

Shopkeeper

This plugin allows you to set up custom villager shopkeepers that sell exactly what you want them to sell and for what price. You can set up admin shops, which have infinite supply, and you can also set up player shops, which pull supply from a chest. It will also prevent any other trades with non-shopkeeper villagers if you want it to.

Installation and Configuration

Simply download the file and put it in your plugins folder. When the plugin first loads, it will create a config.yml file in the ShopKeepers folder. There are several configuration options you can customize. See the Configuration Options page for more information.

Note that this plugin is created to work with CraftBukkit. Bukkit does not have an API for some of the things necessary to make this plugin work. This means that other server software (Tekkit, Forge, etc) will not work with this plugin.

Create a Shopkeeper

To create an admin shopkeeper, just use the command /shopkeeper while looking at a block. A villager will be spawned at the block you are looking at.

To create a player shopkeeper, you will need a villager spawn egg (or whatever item is defined in the config file). You must not be in creative mode when creating a shopkeeper. First, you can right-click in air (not on a block) to cycle through the different shop types (normal, book, buying, and trading). You can also hold sneak while right-clicking to cycle through the shopkeeper types (villager, sign, and witch). Then, right click on a chest to select it, then right click on another block to place the shopkeeper at that location.

You can also create a player shopkeeper by using the /shopkeeper command while looking at a chest, but this only allows you to create a normal shopkeeper and will make the villager stand on top of the chest.

Every shopkeeper villager's AI will be overwritten so it doesn't wander away, and it is invulnerable to damage. It will also teleport back to its spawn location after a few seconds if it gets bumped out of place.

Setting Up Trades (Admin Shopkeepers)

To modify the villager's trades, right-click on him while sneaking. This will open a regular-looking chest inventory, but it has a couple special icons on the right.

http://nisovin.com/shopkeepers/shopkeeper_admin_editor.png

Each column in the inventory represents a trade option. The top item is the first cost, the middle item is the second cost, and the bottom item is the item to sell. The top and bottom items are required, but the middle item (the second cost) is optional. You can simply drag your recipes into the inventory. You can input up to eight recipes on a shopkeeper.

Once you are done editing the trades, simply close the inventory window to save. Now just right click on the villager (or other shopkeeper type), and see the trades! It should work with any items, including enchanted items and written books.

To set the shop's name, click the anvil then type the name into the chat. You can cycle through the villager professions by clicking on the wool block. If you want to delete the shopkeeper, you can click on the fire (be careful, there is no undo!).

Setting Up Costs (Player Shopkeepers)

First, the player will need to place items they wish to sell in the chest. In order to sell written books you must use the special book shopkeeper (in this case, you must put the written books you want to sell in the chest, then stock it with book & quill items).

http://nisovin.com/shopkeepers/shopkeeper_player_chest.png

Then, right-click on the villager while sneaking. This will open up the shopkeeper editor. The top row will show the various item types for sale from the chest. The bottom row will show the costs of those items. If no cost has been specified yet, there will be a slimeball. To modify the cost, left-click the emerald (or slimeball) to increase the cost, and right-click to decrease the cost. You can also hold shift while clicking to modify the cost by 10 at a time. You can adjust the item quantity in the same way, with left and right clicks.

http://nisovin.com/shopkeepers/shopkeeper_player_editor.png

Once the costs are all set up, just close the window to save. You can also click the anvil to rename the shopkeeper, click wool block to cycle through the villager professions, and click the fire to delete the shopkeeper.

When a player purchases an item from a player shopkeeper, the item in the chest will be removed and the emeralds used to purchase will be added. Due to limitations in the game, the trades will not update even when a player purchases the final stack of a certain item. However, if a player attempts to make a purchase when the chest is out, the trade will fail and the trade inventory window will close automatically.

For the special "buying" shopkeepers, you must place at least one of each type of item you want to sell in the chest, as well as plenty of currency. Then when you open the editor interface, it works the same except the items are on bottom and the currency is on top. A buying shopkeeper can only buy basic items, not enchanted items, books, or maps.

Special Commands

Reload

You can use the "/shopkeepers reload" command to reload the plugin. This will save any changes and reload the config file.

Debug

Use "/shopkeepers debug" to toggle debug mode. This allows you to see sometimes useful information in the console.

Transfer

Use "/shopkeepers transfer playername" to transfer ownership of a shopkeeper to another player. You must use this command while looking at a chest owned by a shopkeeper.

Hire

Use "/shopkeepers setforhire" to set a shopkeeper as for hire. Hold the hire cost in your hand, and look at a chest owned by a shopkeeper when you use this command. This will allow another player to pay the hire cost and gain ownership of that shopkeeper.

Permissions

PermissionDescriptionDefault
shopkeeper.adminCreate and modify admin shops.op-only
shopkeeper.bypassModify player shops that you do not own.op-only
shopkeeper.reloadUse the /shopkeeper reload command.op-only
shopkeeper.transferTransfer a shopkeeper to another player.op-only
shopkeeper.setforhireSets a shopkeeper to be up for hire.op-only
shopkeeper.hireAllows a player to hire a shopkeeper.everyone
shopkeeper.player.normalCreate normal player shops.everyone
shopkeeper.player.bookCreate book-selling player shops.everyone
shopkeeper.player.buyCreate buying player shops.everyone
shopkeeper.player.tradeCreate item trading player shops.everyone
shopkeeper.playerAll player shops.
shopkeeper.villagerCreate a villager shopkeeper.everyone
shopkeeper.signCreate a sign shopkeeper.everyone
shopkeeper.witchCreate a witch shopkeeper.everyone
shopkeeper.creeperCreate a creeper shopkeeper.everyone
shopkeeper.maxshops.<option>Check out the configuration options for this.none

Video

A good tutorial provided by TrowbridgeHD/RyanDT13

Another video by elloc72zomb/elloc72

Frequently Asked Questions

Something's gone wrong! I have a problem! Will you please help me?

Submitting a ticket is the best way to get help or report a problem with the plugin. Please provide the version you are using of both Craftbukkit and Shopkeepers, and thoroughly describe the problem you are having, including step-by-step instructions on how to reproduce the problem.

My shop isn't working! Why can't I buy stuff from my shop?

You cannot buy items from your own player shop. This restriction is in place to help reduce duplication bugs if and when they arise. It doesn't completely prevent them, but it helps keep them from being obvious.

Why don't colors seem to be working? They seem to turn into weird characters!

You should try setting your file-encoding option in the config file. Set it to "UTF-8".

Will you add support for currency plugins (integrate with Vault)?

No, sorry. The trade interface is really designed for item trades only. For example, the purchase item doesn't even show up until you've put in the item cost required. As an alternative, you could use another plugin to create some sort of bank, where you would buy and sell emeralds for virtual currency. In this way players could deposit and withdraw emeralds for shopping. You may also be interested in the plugin GoldIsMoney.

How can I get shopkeepers to spawn when WorldGuard blocks them?

WorldGuard has a configuration option to specify which mob types it blocks from spawning. The option is under mobs, called block-creature-spawn. If it is empty, you will need to add in all of the creature types you wish to block, making sure you leave out Villager. Another option is to set WorldGuard's block-plugin-spawning option (also under mobs) to false, but this may have other side effects.

Can I have more than eight trades on a shopkeeper?

I feel like eight trades is plenty to have on one shopkeeper, and that it would be best to set up multiple shopkeepers if you need to have more items for sale. However, if you insist, it is possible, just more work.

For player shopkeepers, it's actually fairly easy. The cost setup will show the first eight item types in the chest. So, just set up the costs for those items, then rearrange the items in the chest. You will then be able to set up the costs for the other items.

For admin shopkeepers, the only way is to modify the save.yml file and add the options manually. Please note that I do not support doing this. If you try to do this and mess up your save file, you'll have to fix it on your own. In my opinion, you shouldn't do this anyway. It is a lot more user-friendly to have multiple shopkeepers with various categories of items (probably indicated by nearby signs).

Can you instead just rebalance the regular villager trade options, or allow admins to configure what trades are possible with regular villagers?

There is another plugin that offers villager trade rebalancing as well as custom trade options, you can find it here: http://dev.bukkit.org/server-mods/rebalance-villagers/

Oh wise Nisovin, how can I create a successful economy?

I've actually put a bit of thought into this. You can read my opinions here.

Can I see the source code?

Certainly, here it is.

Recent Changes

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  • Avatar of blablubbabc blablubbabc Sep 02, 2014 at 14:33 UTC - 0 likes

    @XCatfun: Go

    If you want to translate shopkeepers to chinese you have to modify and translate the messages in the config file.

  • Avatar of XCatfun XCatfun Sep 02, 2014 at 12:49 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi,Could ltranslate your ShopKeepers to Chinese?我能將ShopKeepers翻譯成中文嗎??

  • Avatar of blablubbabc blablubbabc Sep 01, 2014 at 13:52 UTC - 0 likes

    @XXLuigiMario: Go

    Which argument exactly? Because the commands seem to work fine for me.

  • Avatar of XXLuigiMario XXLuigiMario Sep 01, 2014 at 13:32 UTC - 0 likes

    @blablubbabc: Go

    I'm trying to use /shopkeepers (insert-argument-here).

    http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y523/textcraft/May%202014%20-%204/474b0c4e6652800dcff989cff1eb7ea82e0112057728d158814aec9e3c72d793e0324a032dc9a17eda39a3ee5e6b4b0d3255bfef95601890afd80709f6a5768b46b1823b2563_zps9e9e02dc.png BFAK:90887657,c72aae632e278722d0a3fbf198f9154965ceffed8a617b2a46b672848478d155

  • Avatar of Truekenny00 Truekenny00 Aug 31, 2014 at 20:22 UTC - 0 likes

    Thank you very much

  • Avatar of blablubbabc blablubbabc Aug 31, 2014 at 15:37 UTC - 0 likes

    @Truekenny00: Go

    Hm, to solve this I could either block shift clicking the result slot completely, block setting up trades for the same item type, or block shift clicking if there is another trade for the same item type.

    However, at a closer look this seems like a bukkit or even minecraft bug to me. Because if you setup the same trades but as the second and third trade (and use some other trade (which doesn't use heads) in the first trade), then open the villager trading and switch to trade 2 and do the same (shift+click) it seems to work fine.
    Without knowing much about the minecraft code I think the issue is this line in the minecraft server code (which craftbukkit uses): the 'i > 0' should probably have been 'i >= 0' ..

    I have created a bukkit issue ticket for this, however the chances are probably not that good to see this fixed by them soon, as there is no official api available/supported by bukkit for modifying villager trades and Minecraft default trades probably don't have this issue as they don't seem to offer multiple trades for the same item as far as I can remember.. Also in the current unsure state regarding the future of bukkit no issues seem to be resolved/worked on..

    Last edited Aug 31, 2014 by blablubbabc
  • Avatar of Truekenny00 Truekenny00 Aug 31, 2014 at 13:34 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello, i got bug http://youtu.be/v-BV-3hJ1p0 dev comment on this.

    Shopkeeper 1.18, later versions have not been tested

    Spigot 1.7.9 r0.3

    Last edited Aug 31, 2014 by Truekenny00
  • Avatar of blablubbabc blablubbabc Aug 31, 2014 at 09:52 UTC - 0 likes

    @mobilephone2003: Go

    Nope. You could change the location directly in the save file if you don't want to recreate the shopkeeper (however only if the server is currently not running and you know what you are doing..)

  • Avatar of mobilephone2003 mobilephone2003 Aug 31, 2014 at 09:39 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there a way to move a shopkeeper?

    I run DuncsWeb - Minecrafting since Feb 2011

  • Avatar of blablubbabc blablubbabc Aug 30, 2014 at 20:13 UTC - 0 likes

    @parat26ify: Go

    I am not sure if I can change anything on the minecraft default villager sounds.. at least there is no easy way I know of.

    Last edited Aug 30, 2014 by blablubbabc

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Date created
Aug 03, 2012
Categories
Last update
Aug 14, 2014
Development stage
Release
License
GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
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Shopkeepers
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