AEco - Lightweight Economic, Shops and Locks

Creating a shop

New Version 2.0 and up (2.1)!

The complete AEco code has been rewritten, its lighter than ever before! Each part of the plugin is now more independent, this means that when you disable a part of the plugin it will not run in the background, it will be completely gone! Also the item price list has been updated to Minecraft 1.1 thanks to Flagiata.

AEco a must have for every survival based server!

AEco is a three in one plug-in, it features: Locks, Shops and a small Economy. Every part of this plugin can be disabled if you wish, also every message can be customized. AEco works with the default Bukkit permissions plugin.

Locks can be used to lock chests, furnaces and dispensers. Players can create locks by clicking with nothing in their hand on a lockable item, when a lock is created players can unlock and lock it by clicking on it. Unlocking and locking can only be done by the player who created the lock, removing a lock is very simple the owner of the lock should click on it with dirt (configurable) in his hand to remove the lock.

The Economy part of this plugin makes sure players have wallets an can make payments, this is used by the shops part of the plugin for example. Admins can change the value of wallets. Players can (when enabled) sell items to the server, using the prices.dsp file server admins can set prices that should be used when selling items to the server.

Shops can be used to sell items to other players, to create a shop a player should take the item that he wants to sell in to his hand, then he should type the following command: /shop create 5 150. The first number in this command is the amount of items he wants to sell, the second number is the price for each item he wants. When a player uses this command nothing will happen because he should click on a chest to actual create the shop.


  • All languages available because all messages are configurable.
  • Lightweight
  • Enable features only if you really need them
  • Locks
    • Works on Chests, Furnaces and Dispensers
    • No commands needed
    • Automatic protection from explosions and other players
  • Economy
    • Easy to edit contents of someone's wallet
    • Choose your currency
    • Sell to server command
  • Shops
    • No sings, this means after creating a shop players can put their own sing nearby it
    • Works with any item
    • Create infinite shops
    • Automatic protection from explosions and other players



Plug-in: (Most recent 2.1)

Default prices file (Most recent 1.1)

Change-log / Downloads

Version 2.1

  • New configuration options:
    • Lock chests (true/false)
    • Lock furnaces (true/false)
    • Lock dispensers (true/false)
  • Dispenser locks now 100% safe,dispensers will only dispense items when they are unlocked, locked dispensers will never dispense any thing.
  • Added some safety code that checks for old lock locations. Used in different ways: When you MC edit a world, when other plugins remove chests, furnaces or dispensers, when *difficult explanation about coding and stuff here*. And just for safety you never know...
  • Edited some default configuration messages (chat colors)

Version 2.0.1

  • Shop abort command works again

Version 2.0

  • Completely rewritten the code
  • Bukkit event system updated
  • Bukkit configuration system updated
  • Minecarft 1.1 Compatible
  • Made the specific parts of the plugin more standalone, when disabling a part it won't run in the background its gone... totally gone!
  • Lots and lots of other improvements
  • Old configuration files won't work any more!
  • Permission nodes have been changed !

Version 1.1

  • Moved some config messages to a new location:
    • playermaxamount
    • playernotfound
  • Added the "Sell to server" command, including new messages.
  • Renamed the economic part of the plugin from wallet to Economy.
  • Added a currency configuration (ex: $, €, Gold).
  • Added a message after a shop command was executed.
  • Disabling specific features does now really disable the commands!
  • Fixed a few small bugs, and improved some code.

Version 1.0

  • Initial Release

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  • Avatar of Chevron664 Chevron664 Aug 11, 2013 at 19:20 UTC - 0 likes

    Will this pluggin ever get updated to lock doors or beds perhaps? i love the simplicity of the pluggin, so i would love to have things like that added. Or, is there and easy way for me to add doors and such to the lockable blocks??

  • Avatar of canilao canilao Jul 04, 2013 at 07:56 UTC - 0 likes

    Found a couple bugs:

    First if you create a shop and sell spruce wood planks, then purchase the planks later, they will always be Oak Planks.

    Sometimes when the server is restarted, the formatting for the messages no longer work.  The coloring for the text (especially the shop text) seems to stop working.

  • Avatar of Chance_Dority Chance_Dority Jun 08, 2013 at 18:54 UTC - 0 likes

    It's sign not sing.

    Last edited Jun 08, 2013 by Chance_Dority: spelling error
  • Avatar of bizorrinho bizorrinho Feb 27, 2013 at 01:07 UTC - 0 likes

    I have 2 questions: How do you create an infinite shop? Is there a way to rename a shop? I'm not asking for the default shop name just on how to rename a few shops.

    Last edited Feb 28, 2013 by bizorrinho

  • Avatar of TakSuyu TakSuyu Mar 13, 2012 at 19:29 UTC - 0 likes

    Would love to use this plugin, is there a dev build for 1.2.3?

    Edit: Also does the Economy use any Standard Coding like Vault I think it was? Just want to know if I have to write something specific or not :D

    Last edited Mar 13, 2012 by TakSuyu
  • Avatar of rolf_smit rolf_smit Feb 21, 2012 at 18:31 UTC - 0 likes

    @eddine67: Go


    I found a small bug i will have to fix:

    When you place a button near a dispenser it will just drop the block if its locked or not. I'm now going to make it so that if you push a button and the dispenser is locked nothing will happen, only if the dispenser is unlocked the item will be dropped.

    Last edited Feb 26, 2012 by rolf_smit
  • Avatar of eddine67 eddine67 Feb 21, 2012 at 12:31 UTC - 0 likes

    I place a dispenser and a button near it. When I push the button, the item sold is droped (instead that the item is immediately in the player's inventory)

  • Avatar of rolf_smit rolf_smit Feb 21, 2012 at 11:17 UTC - 0 likes

    @eddine67: Go

    Do you mean the dispenser is droped, or the stuff inside it?

  • Avatar of eddine67 eddine67 Feb 20, 2012 at 20:13 UTC - 0 likes

    Can you do that if we push a button/lever near a dispenser, the block is droped ?

  • Avatar of mitchmalloy mitchmalloy Nov 30, 2011 at 01:41 UTC - 0 likes

    Potential names:

    Locksmith, Shopsmith, Mineconomy, Store-gasbord (pun on smorgasbord), MCTrader

    Last edited Nov 30, 2011 by mitchmalloy


Date created
Nov 07, 2011
Last update
Feb 22, 2012
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