24. Respond to Events in the Game

In This Chapter

Turn a mod’s functionality on and off

Create a mod that listens to events

Run code the first time a server loads a mod

Access the server and server’s mod manager

Use the this keyword in a Java class

Listen every time a player moves in Minecraft

Find the block below a player’s location

Mods can do something once when a command is entered by a player. Enter a /choptrees command and chop down a forest of trees.

Mods can do something that affects game play for a sustained time. Enter /petwolf multiple times and attract a pack of wolves who come to your defense whenever mobs attack.

Mods also can do nothing.

The mod you create during this chapter does nothing until an event happens ...

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