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Printing Press! [For the Minedeas Contest!]

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PltniumDrgon's Avatar PltniumDrgon
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Writing books in Minecraft is fun, but that book you wrote each night while hiding from the monsters running wild outside will never become a bestseller if you only have one copy! The easy way to fix this problem is just to recopy every one of the 41 pages you just wrote, but who really has time for that? Besides, all your neighbors in Craftly Town seem to want their own copy! That's like 17 copies!
Then there's the good solution. Craft yourself a printing press! My idea is a new block called the printing press which allows you to make copies of written books with ease! All you have to do is put your written book in, and keep it stocked with ink! Then, watch and be amazed over the next few seconds as your book is magically duplicated! That's a few Minecraft days' worth of work you just saved yourself!
The main purpose of the Printing Press mod would be to allow the player to copy books they have written in without having to rewrite or copy by hand. This would allow for multiple copies of their book to be placed in different locations, or given to different players. For example, server rules can be put into a book and then distributed to every player on the server. Maps could also be copied with a printing press so it would no longer be necessary to make multiple trips around the world, or take an entire inventory full of maps on that journey. The printing press is also a save feature for your books. If you always have an extra copy of a book, you don't have to worry about losing a copy to lava or fire, or far from home.
The copied book would not be editable, so it would be impossible for other players to steal your book and put their name on it.
I imagine the crafting recipe would look something like this:
PPCRpng
As to what the printing press itself looks like, I retextured a furnace. [Please disregard the transparency at the bottom, it's because this is a furnace, not an actual printing press.]
PPNIUpng
This is an image of a printing press not currently in use. It would have legs if it became an actual mod, but while it's still just a texture it will have to settle with holes in the bottom of the texture.
While the printing press is copying books, it will have a different texture that includes a book on the inside.
PPIUpng
The mod would save a lot of time, and make writing books much more enjoyable for the average person.

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Oh yeah, and here's the textures, in case you want them? PrintingBPresspng
Creditjl70l7u for inspiration to elongate description
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Update #1 : by PltniumDrgon 12/23/2012 12:53:49 pmDec 23rd, 2012

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tinzin
09/03/2013 1:38 pm
Level 42 : Master System
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I've been wanting to see something like this for a long time.
Please give me a link to the mod when someone makes it!
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PltniumDrgon
09/04/2013 12:23 am
Level 48 : Master Botanist
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Well, nobody ever did make the mod, but it's looking like 1.7 will allow you to copy books in a similar fashion to maps, so it's not necessary.
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tinzin
09/03/2013 1:37 pm
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You could retexture the cauldron, maybe...? That would look a bit better for the side view at least
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PltniumDrgon
09/04/2013 12:22 am
Level 48 : Master Botanist
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That probably would make it look better, wouldn't it?
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tinzin
09/04/2013 7:37 pm
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Yeah, the only problem would be the hole in the top.
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MrP1nkyPuff
02/03/2013 1:31 am
Level 23 : Expert Network
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Hello! This sounds like a great idea! Would you mind if I made it a mod?
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PltniumDrgon
02/03/2013 10:48 am
Level 48 : Master Botanist
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I've already got someone working on that, but go for it anyway!
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MrP1nkyPuff
02/04/2013 7:17 pm
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Ok, I will. Just one question, can you send me a link to the active and un active printing press textures so I can use it for the mod? Thanks. And I'm going to make it off of modloader since there really isn't that much coding involved. Thanks!
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PltniumDrgon
02/04/2013 9:10 pm
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Okay, I put it in the description.
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PltniumDrgon
02/04/2013 8:49 pm
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Sure thing!
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