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This simple mod uses nodeboxes to supply a complete set of 3D flanged
pipes. There are enough nodes defined here to bend from any axis
(X/Y/Z) to any other, or to join multiple pipes together from any or all
axes. There are 10 unique nodes defined, times two versions for each
(for a total of 20). Getting them into the right orientation is handled
with the usual facedir parameter.
One version bears one or more dark windows on each pipe, suggesting
they're empty, while the other version bears green-tinted windows, as if
full (the two colors should also be easy to select if you want to change
them in a paint program).
This mod requires a recent git pull or build of Minetest dated June 17,
2012 or later.
There are no crafting recipes, however, you can use the usual /give
commands with names such as pipes:vertical, pipes:crossing_xy, and so
on, if you want to add them to your world for decorative purposes. See
This simple mod uses nodeboxes to supply a complete set of 3D flanged pipes.
Also included in this mod are "valve" and "pump" devices.
Pipes are rounded thanks abusing minetest's nodeboxes ;-) , and when placed,
they'll automatically join together as needed. Pipes can go vertically or
horizontally, and there are enough nodes defined to allow for all possible
connections.
Pipes come in two variants: one type bears one or more dark windows on each
pipe, suggesting they're empty, while the other type bears green-tinted
windows, as if full (the two colors should also be easy to select if you want
to change them in a paint program). These windows only appear on straight
lengths and on T-junctions.
There are no crafting recipes, yet, but you can use /giveme as usual, namely
"/giveme pipeworks:pipe_empty 999" or so, and then place them as needed. See
init.lua for more details.
The overall format of the code is borrowed from the game and written by
me. 16x16 textures by me also.
This mod is intended to be used as a basis or at least as sort of a model for
something else to build on (perhaps a nicer-looking oil mod?), and does not
provide any of the code necessary to cause anything to flow through them. Like
the pipes, the valve and pump don't do anything useful yet, but you can punch
them to turn them "on" and "off". Note that the valve and pump do not rotate
yet, and the textures and shapes are not yet complete (hence their boxy
appearance).
Only the full horizontal segments of the old and new pipes, and the 'off' pump
and valve will appear in your creative inventory.
This mod is a work in progress.
Please note that owing to the nature of this mod, I have opted to use 64px
textures. Anything less just looks terrible.
If you need the old node names from the previous version of this mod, edit
init.lua and uncomment the 'dofile' line at the top.
Dependencies: None, but your copy of Minetest must be newer than git commit
1788709e2d for correct handling of nodeboxes and texture rotations (otherwise,
the pipes will still work but will look wrong). 0.4.2-rc1 will work fine if
you don't want to fetch from git.
This mod is intended to be used as a basis or at least as sort of a
model for something else to build on (perhaps a nicer-looking oil mod?),
and does not provide any of the code necessary to cause the pipes to
rotate around as they're placed. I may add such code later, but not
right now.
License: WTFPL (applies to all parts)

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