This is a chunk loader that was requested by a few friends of mine that allows for chunk loading to deactivate after people do not come onto the server for an extended period of time.
By default, a single Weirding Gadget will keep a 3x3 chunk area (48x48 blocks) around it loaded, for a period of 7 days. The chunk loader will not deactivate if the player is online, and the inactivity period starts after they have logged off.
If the chunk loader has deactivated it will stop spinning, anyone can re-activate it by right clicking on it.
New as of 2.0
The Weirding Gadget now supports multiple players. Each person can Right click on it. The device will become inactive when ALL players have been offline for the specified period.
This mod is currently in Beta, awaiting testing. Use it at your own risk, feedback is much appreciated.
The art for this mod was generously provided by Rorax.
Further improvements to be made in the future
- Use a redstone torch with it to show the area affected
- Support Teams
- Fix the logo
- Lighting on Spinner is a bit unusual. This is difficult to fix. I will investigate as time permits.
This is a block that was split out from the unreleased mod SteamNSteel. It will eventually be reintegrated.