31 - Use any block for a car roof

What is the enhancement in mind? How should it look and feel?
Add the ability to enable and configure a block to be displayed for the cockpit/driver seat of the minecart.
This will add a much needed ability to further improve the aesthetics of uCars, without resorting to using other plugins and a host of messy console commands to do the deed.

Please provide any additional information below.
NBT editing allows addition of any block to be displayed a given distance above the minecart. This can be done globally to all carts, or even on an individual cart basis.

1) put glass block above the minecart to make it look like it has a glass top.
2) a halfslab to make it look like a convertible
3) creative editing of block + minecart textures = unlimited car designs.

Features are amazing, now lets make it LOOK amazing as well!

User When Change
storm345 Feb 02, 2014 at 09:11 UTC Changed status from New to Accepted
onisagi Feb 02, 2014 at 06:43 UTC Create

You must login to post a comment. Don't have an account? Register to get one!

  • Avatar of storm345 storm345 Jul 15, 2014 at 06:44 UTC - 0 likes

    @onisagi: Go

    I have been very busy, sorry. For gameblade.net I am trial-ing the idea as a paid cosmetic enhancement, but will set a basic toggle in the uCars config for you non-developers. If you can make plugins, reply back and I can show you how to do it yourself. :) (so you can monetise it etc)


  • Avatar of onisagi onisagi Jul 12, 2014 at 17:08 UTC - 0 likes

    Hows progress on this? I just realized I made this request back in March. Been busy since.

    Yes, that is a block of glass. It's just how windows look on that particular resource pack. Hopefully you didn't run into any snags on the way.

    Need a custom SC2 texture graphic? Or want to help out the community by creating custom icons/wireframes/textures? Welcome to...

    The Texture Shop.

    [Tutorial] Make your loading screen work for all monitor resolutions

  • Avatar of storm345 storm345 Mar 06, 2014 at 17:54 UTC - 0 likes

    @onisagi: Go

    Ooh, cool. Is that just a block of glass? :)

  • Avatar of onisagi onisagi Mar 06, 2014 at 06:36 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks for the approval! I made no effort to dress up the resource pack in this screenshot, but imagine if you spend some time editing the texture...


  • Avatar of storm345 storm345 Feb 06, 2014 at 18:03 UTC - 0 likes

    @jjkrause: Go

    Sadly for plugins the code is totally different and is a slightly hack-ish CB thing, but I can get it done soon? :)

  • Avatar of JK82NL JK82NL Feb 06, 2014 at 16:21 UTC - 0 likes

    I really wonder what that looks like. I also think its good for identifying the cars.

    Looking forward to this.

  • Avatar of jjkrause jjkrause Feb 06, 2014 at 13:11 UTC - 0 likes

    I came here to make the same recommendation...

    Before using uCars, one of my players had a car dealership where he'd sell custom cars. He would use the summon command as seen below to create a minecart with a custom block above the player's head while sitting. Players miss that feature, as it made identifying their cars very easy.

    /summon MinecartRideable ~ ~ 2 {CustomDisplayTile:2,DisplayTile:35,DisplayData:1,DisplayOffset:32}

    DisplayTile:35 = Wool DisplayData:1 = Orange DisplayOffset:32 = Height above the minecart the wool is placed.

  • Avatar of storm345 storm345 Feb 02, 2014 at 09:11 UTC - 0 likes

    Comin soon to uCarstrade...



Last updated
Feb 19, 2014
Feb 02, 2014
Accepted - Problem reproduced / Need acknowledged.
Enhancement - A change which is intended to better the project in some way
Medium - Normal priority.

Reported by

Possible assignees