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#1 2017-03-18 23:48:38

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portals above ID 999

They're literally already functional as it is now; I can place them with a bot and they work.
The only thing that would need to be changed is the menu where you type the ID and stuff. Can be capped at 999999999 since it's supported that high and it's high enough you'll never need more and it feels less arbitrary [to the common person] than 2147483647/4294967295 (assuming that's the actual highest supported amount, which makes sense).

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#2 2017-03-18 23:51:04

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Re: portals above ID 999

Yeah, we should also soon be able to use ranges from 0 to 18446744073709551615, which is the maximum value for an unsigned 64-bit integer, because why not?

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#3 2017-03-18 23:54:27

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Re: portals above ID 999

No that's silly. Let's cap them off at 9,999 since that means one portal ID per nine blocks in a huge world. Nobody making a functional level would need more than that.


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#4 2017-03-18 23:59:22

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Re: portals above ID 999

N1KF wrote:

No that's silly. Let's cap them off at 9,999 since that means one portal ID per nine blocks in a huge world. Nobody making a functional level would need more than that.

They don't have a cap. Why would you want to cap them?

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#5 2017-03-19 01:02:40

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Re: portals above ID 999

HG wrote:
N1KF wrote:

No that's silly. Let's cap them off at 9,999 since that means one portal ID per nine blocks in a huge world. Nobody making a functional level would need more than that.

They don't have a cap. Why would you want to cap them?

The better question is why are they capped at 999 now?


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#6 2017-03-19 01:17:49

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Re: portals above ID 999

HG wrote:

Yeah, we should also soon be able to use ranges from 0 to 18446744073709551615, which is the maximum value for an unsigned 64-bit integer, because why not?

that's... a little excessive.
is 32 bits not enough for you?

N1KF wrote:

No that's silly. Let's cap them off at 9,999 since that means one portal ID per nine blocks in a huge world. Nobody making a functional level would need more than that.

high portal IDs have two uses:
Better portal organization. I can say that portals that are ID 1-99999 are for one thing, then 100000-199999 another, then have a subgroup of 110000-119999 inside that group, etc.
The fact that you can see portal IDs with inspect. I can use a high portal ID to do something with that.


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#7 2017-03-19 01:51:12

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Re: portals above ID 999

12345678908642 wrote:
N1KF wrote:

No that's silly. Let's cap them off at 9,999 since that means one portal ID per nine blocks in a huge world. Nobody making a functional level would need more than that.

high portal IDs have two uses:
Better portal organization. I can say that portals that are ID 1-99999 are for one thing, then 100000-199999 another, then have a subgroup of 110000-119999 inside that group, etc.
The fact that you can see portal IDs with inspect. I can use a high portal ID to do something with that.

That would just be confusing.


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#8 2017-03-19 02:35:12

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Re: portals above ID 999

raise the number of switch ids while your at it


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#9 2017-03-19 02:36:34

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Re: portals above ID 999

shadowda wrote:

raise the number of switch ids while your at it

You would need to shrink those digits down even further which wouldn't look god.


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#10 2017-03-19 03:21:06

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Re: portals above ID 999

N1KF wrote:
shadowda wrote:

raise the number of switch ids while your at it

You would need to shrink those digits down even further which wouldn't look god.

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#11 2017-03-19 03:25:43

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Re: portals above ID 999

12345678908642 wrote:
N1KF wrote:
shadowda wrote:

raise the number of switch ids while your at it

You would need to shrink those digits down even further which wouldn't look god.

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That block doesn't look very good when covered in numbers in my opinion.


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#12 2017-03-19 04:33:19

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Re: portals above ID 999

These big ids for portals are useless for normal players, but not for bot makers


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#13 2017-03-19 05:12:10

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Re: portals above ID 999

so what? are you creating the snake portal that is 999 portals long or what?


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#14 2017-03-19 05:22:31

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Re: portals above ID 999

Higher ID numbers would also benefit people who make story worlds, or worlds with complicated switch systems


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#15 2017-03-19 05:24:05

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Re: portals above ID 999

Gosha wrote:

These big ids for portals are useless for normal players, but not for bot makers

Why would you need this for bots?


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#16 2017-03-20 01:33:53

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Re: portals above ID 999

i use a lot of switches and portals for systems


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