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Excavate makes it easy to make large, complex areas with a few clicks of a button. It's a very simple admin tool that I used a lot back in hMod, and have not found a replacement for.

To start using it, drag and drop Excavate.jar into your plugins folder, and make sure you have the proper permissions. (see below)

To use the tool, get a diamond pick, and type /excavate tool toggle

This will turn on the tool feature of the plugin, and when you right click it will make a hole 10 blocks long.

You can also hold it down and move your cursor to hollow an entire wall in seconds.

You can change the length of your tool by using /excavate tool set [number], but the default is 10 blocks.

To use the tunnel, type /excavate tunnel toggle

This will turn on the tunnel feature of the plugin, and when you move it will automatically fill the space around you with air, allowing you to easily create tunnels or paths above or under ground, as well as quickly get rid of blocks in an area just by walking past them.

Here is a video if you still don't get it :D
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excavate.tool -> Access to the tool and it's configuration

excavate.tunnel -> Access to the tunnel feature.

Feel free to open a ticket for any suggestions or improvements, please don't use comments to do that.

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  • Avatar of AlfieC AlfieC Jun 10, 2012 at 15:06 UTC - 0 likes

    Any updates to this?

  • Avatar of gravity_low gravity_low Feb 25, 2012 at 07:16 UTC - 0 likes

    @jeffersnz: Go

    I tested it using PermissionsEx, but tomorrow I'll do an investigation with permissionsbukkit and try to get to the bottom of this for you.

  • Avatar of jeffersnz jeffersnz Feb 25, 2012 at 03:18 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi thanks for your reply i have sorted out the perms problem sort of i change my perms system to permissionsbukkit which allows me to turn it on but once on i cant turn off and no other command will work

    I have excavate.tool and excavate.tunnel added for my admin group.

    seems like maybe a bug ??

  • Avatar of gravity_low gravity_low Feb 21, 2012 at 22:23 UTC - 0 likes

    @BobbySoSlo: Go

    It's true. That's me.

  • Avatar of gravity_low gravity_low Feb 21, 2012 at 22:23 UTC - 0 likes

    @jeffersnz: Go

    What permissions plugin are you using?

  • Avatar of jeffersnz jeffersnz Feb 21, 2012 at 07:54 UTC - 0 likes

    I am having trouble with permissions I have used the ones stated but still get permissions insuffecient what is the permisson module used with this.

  • Avatar of BobbySoSlo BobbySoSlo Feb 21, 2012 at 02:44 UTC - 0 likes

    @gravity_low: Go

    You must be hardcore to manage being snarky to someone on the internet.

  • Avatar of gravity_low gravity_low Feb 17, 2012 at 22:44 UTC - 0 likes

    @WingedSpear: Go

    I do recommend having at least a double-digit IQ when using this plugin.

  • Avatar of WingedSpear WingedSpear Feb 17, 2012 at 18:20 UTC - 0 likes

    Suggestion, add a command for ''undo'', cuz its too dangerous work with this plugin and suddenly brake everything xD, or something like a questioner, so if u try to brake a long line it ask u if u want to do that...

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  • Avatar of xXReVurbXx xXReVurbXx Feb 17, 2012 at 04:03 UTC - 0 likes

    Plugin changing suggestion:
    Allow you to set excavation size with an in-game configurable value for an x, y, and z axis

    Also, add an alias.

    /exc dim 3 3 3

    Simulates the command "/excavate dimensions 3 3 3"
    3 3 3 being x, y, and z axis to dig out larger areas, faster!

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Date created
Feb 17, 2012
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Feb 20, 2012
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