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Set Compass: Point to any coordinates!

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Set the tracked location of a compass in 3 easy steps!

1. Throw any compass on the ground and step away to confirm you want to set new coordinates.
2. In the book that spawns, write a new name for the item. Use this to tell compasses apart.
3. Sign + Drop the book and get your re-programmed compass right away!

As you can see, very easy to use and much cheaper than the 1 XP Level for renaming and a netherite ingot for the lodestone you would need otherwise.

Install Instructions
This is a datapack, it can easily be used in any world or server without any difficulties.
Simply drop the downloaded zip file in the "datapacks" folder of your world save (<world>/datapacks).
Then open your world and do

In case the datapack doesn't automatically get enabled, run:
/datapack enable "file/[​datapack folder name].zip"

I encountered a bug! What do I do now?

I test all my creations, but bugs happen no matter how long you test something. Whenever someone experiences a bug, I do my best to fix the issue. You can help me by providing any useful information. You can never give me enough information, but please send it in a DM instead of placing it in the comments. You can still place a one-liner in the comments stating the issue to make the community aware, but that alone isn't enough to help me fix the issue.
  • Checklist: Are you using the right version? Did you do /reload after dropping the datapack in? After /reload, does the datapack show up green in /datapack list?
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Set Compass: Point to any coordinates! Minecraft Data Pack
Set Compass: Point to any coordinates! Minecraft Data Pack
CompatibilityMinecraft 1.16

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12/15/2021 6:25 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Explorer
Felina_Lain avatar
Minecraft 1.18 seems to have broken it. I get the book, I write the name in the book, I sign and throw the book, and I get a normal compass in return, no matter what
10/15/2020 8:59 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Fathzero avatar
Hi Dev, thanks to make this datapack it works !
07/29/2020 11:13 am
Level 19 : Journeyman Crafter
Nillarie avatar
Works perfectly, thank you!
07/02/2020 3:35 pmhistory
Level 67 : High Grandmaster Stack
Bertiecrafter avatar
Thank you MrOminous, Luracasmus, Pastel bunny, Redfuzzyturtle, Cursed_Flux_Gamer, Myyoyo, Nitrox Nova, User3067706G, PixieMax, xMarcino, Nillarie, pettyGamingHD, CorporalKeith, SargentMaverick, Fathzero, Kersty, User3451678G, Drakio-X, planetaryPolecat, alex_the_pug111, Ronald_mao and lukidon for the diamonds!
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