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Simple Wooden Boomerangs 2.0 (1.16)

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aRockWithGooglyEyes avatar aRockWithGooglyEyes
Level 19 : Journeyman Mage
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Wooden Boomerang:

This datapack adds wooden boomerangs from Terraria into your world.

Boomerang sprite was heavily inspired by the official Terraria wooden boomerang sprite, with the shading being a bit more Minecraft-style.

**This pack has not yet been tested/may not work properly in multiplayer, more info below**

**Don't forget to /reload before using, some scoreboards may act weirdly otherwise**


Features:

- Smooth-looking boomerang rotation

- Easy crafting

- Simple enchantments

- Serves as an early-game hunting weapon


Crafting

Craft the boomerang with the following recipe:

100
200
221

0 = Nothing/Empty

1 = Leather

2 = Stick

The output will be a knowledge book - take it and you will receive the boomerang.


How to Use

Right click with the boomerang in your main hand to throw it.

It will always return to you unless it hits a block. If it does, it will drop and you can pick it up.

Boomerangs will also pick up any dropped items they pass through and carry them to the player they return to.

It does some extra damage to certain animals you would hunt for food, such as cows, chickens and rabbits.

The boomerang does about a stone sword's worth of damage to other mobs.


Enchanting

Throw a boomerang on an enchantment table with 20 experience levels to enchant it.

The boomerang will receive one or more of the following enchantments:

Reach: Increases how far the boomerang travels

Blaze: Sets mobs on fire

Velocity: Increases the speed of the boomerang

Blaze and Reach are mutually exclusive.


Thank You!

I hope you enjoy this datapack, its the first one I have made.

Thanks so much to Timber Forge for their great tutorial on custom crafting, link to YouTube channel below:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC606Jh3yjNj40dcVuMwtUCw

Don't hesitate to post a comment if you find any bugs or anything like that. This datapack has not been tested in multiplayer, but I assume that boomerangs would simply "return" to the nearest player, regardless of who threw the boomerang (the "return" armor stand moves towards @p). If anyone finds solutions to any multiplayer-related problems, I would love to hear them.
CompatibilityMinecraft 1.16
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6 Update Logs

Update #6 : 01/28/2021 10:08:26 amJan 28th

- Removed the 1.17 version due to numerous major issues with block tags. Working on a new 1.17 upload with the same functionality as this version.
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02/24/2021 8:26 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Foxegory5
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I know this isn't currently meant for the 1.17 snapshots, but the boomerang can't be thrown in 21w07a (since I haven't tested in 21w08a, though I doubt it's changed between the two). I'm not sure if the flight, return and block collision functions work properly since I can't test them without throwing the boomerang, but I just thought I'd give you a heads-up on the state of it in the Caves & Cliffs update.
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02/28/2021 2:14 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Mage
aRockWithGooglyEyes
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Thank you! I'm aware of this issue, the boomerang isn't throwing because in 1.17 /replaceitem was changed. Fortunately that's easily fixed but In 1.17 block tags were changed as well, and that's why I haven't released a 1.17 version.
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02/17/2021 5:55 am
Level 1 : New Miner
PyngPong
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Hey nice datapack there the only thing that is quite annoying is that it goes to the nearby player instead of coming back to the thrower when playing multiplayer maybe you can fix this by watching this video from Timber forge talking about a multiplayer friendly lightsaber (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uc8qkE0gQo0)
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02/21/2021 12:02 pmhistory
Level 19 : Journeyman Mage
aRockWithGooglyEyes
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I just made an id system based on the video to make sure that the boomerangs return to the right person. I tested it with my brother and things worked fine but would you like to maybe test it out with your friends? I can send it to you if you want
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02/17/2021 7:32 am
Level 19 : Journeyman Mage
aRockWithGooglyEyes
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This is something I have wanted to fix for a pretty long time, thank you so much for the link. I'll set aside some time this weekend to work on this, should be great once I make it work.
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03/03/2021 5:43 pmhistory
Level 1 : New Miner
PyngPong
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If you wanna send it to me I can test it out with my friends we have been using this datapack for quite a while now and it would be a pleasure to help you out
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02/14/2021 9:13 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
DogeSimp
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I don't understand the crafting recipe pls help
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02/14/2021 9:44 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Mage
aRockWithGooglyEyes
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The numbers are spaces on a crafting table.


leather


stick


stick
stick
leather

Cool that you can make tables in the chat i had no idea
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02/14/2021 9:55 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
DogeSimp
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Tysm :D
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02/15/2021 11:54 am
Level 19 : Journeyman Mage
aRockWithGooglyEyes
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Np!
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02/14/2021 8:57 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Foxegory5
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I'm having a slight issue, and by slight I mean INCREDIBLY annoying. It may have something to do with this Nether Start datapack I have installed at the same time, but it takes so long to create a new world (because my computer is garbage) that I can't test whether or not that's actually the case (it may also be caused by a "give all recipes" datapack I have installed as well, but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it).I spawned into the world, and immediately as soon as I gained control I got a boomerang. I also got the crafting recipe for it (with a glitchy icon, but that's probably because of my other resource packs), but I just thought "oh, okay, that's probably just the datapack setting itself up". But then five seconds later I got the recipe again - not sure how that happened - as well as anotherboomerang. I tried using the boomerang, but it ended up not appearing back in my inventory when it returned. Not that it mattered, since I was now getting spammed with boomerangs and the recipe toast every five seconds or so. If it helps, I'm using OptiFine G5 for 1.16.4.
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02/14/2021 9:31 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Mage
aRockWithGooglyEyes
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I'm so sorry to hear that, that sounds frustrating. Could you send a link to the give all recipes datapack you're using? The crafting part of this datapack alters recipes and advancements, maybe the issue is there. As for the boomerang not returning, doing /reload to initialize the scoreboards should fix the problem.
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02/14/2021 11:16 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Foxegory5
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Oh, and the glitchy recipe toast? That was a completely different recipe. It's not even glitchy, I just forgot I added that datapack lol
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02/14/2021 10:34 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Foxegory5
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As for using /reload, I'm worried that may break the Nether Start pack, plus I didn't have cheats enabled for that world.
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02/15/2021 12:02 pmhistory
Level 19 : Journeyman Mage
aRockWithGooglyEyes
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I think that doing /reload is the only way to fix the boomerang not returning as of now. Thank you sm for your great feedback tho, I'll try to fix this issue in the next update, along with multiplayer-related problems.
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02/16/2021 9:31 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Foxegory5
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It fixed the issue, luckily the nether start pack was unaffected.
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02/16/2021 8:33 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Mage
aRockWithGooglyEyes
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Great
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02/14/2021 10:32 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Foxegory5
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Actually, it's the version made for Vanilla Tweaks, a customization website for Minecraft Java Edition started by Xisumavoid. It lets you create personalized resource packs from a wide array of options, as well as custom crafting recipes and data packs. One of those data packs is one where it gives all players every recipe in the world, vanilla or otherwise. This is the link to the website.
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02/15/2021 12:04 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Mage
aRockWithGooglyEyes
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Awesome, ill take a look at that
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02/14/2021 4:21 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Foxegory5
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I love this idea, Minecraft needs more weapon types. Not too many, nothing like the Spartan Weaponry mod, which adds dozens of weapons for each material type. Just a couple new weapons to make things more interesting in combat. Boomerangs have been on my wish list for a while now, but unfortunately the closest we've gotten in the vanilla game is a Loyalty trident, and even then it doesn't do anything on the way back other than activate pressure plates and tripwires. I'm gonna bookmark this page, the datapack is way too good for me to not use in every survival world.
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02/14/2021 9:39 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Mage
aRockWithGooglyEyes
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I agree with you, I thought boomerangs would fit nicely with the other vanilla weapons like crossbows and such. Thank you sm :)
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02/14/2021 10:45 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Foxegory5
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You're very welcome! Perhaps you could add a super-rare enchantment that allows the Boomerang to ignore blocks, similar to how Tridents have Loyalty to make retrieving them after throwing less annoying and how bows have Infinity to limit your concern about the number of arrows you have. Perhaps you could make it mutually exclusive from Reach and Blaze to make it less overpowered, similar to how Infinity and Mending can't be put together onto a bow without certain mods/datapacks or how the same was done for Piercing and Multishot with Crossbows.
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02/15/2021 12:05 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Mage
aRockWithGooglyEyes
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Love your ideas! Something like infinity or loyalty would be great
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02/17/2021 5:07 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Foxegory5
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Also, I'm too scared to try in a survival setting, but since the boomerang doesn't make animals panic, does that mean it doesn't make neutral mobs aggressive toward the player either? And does it hurt endermen or do they just teleport away like with any other projectile?
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02/17/2021 9:20 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Mage
aRockWithGooglyEyes
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Interesting questions, I never thought about how taking damage from the boomerang would affect mob behavior. Currently the mobs will just take damage from the boomerang as if they were hit by a harming potion, since the damage is just a combination of invisible effects. So I imagine that the neutral mobs wouldn't become aggressive since the damage isn't traced back to a specific player.
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02/04/2021 11:59 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Jely710
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Just a random idea, but what if boomerangs could harvest crops? I think it'd be pretty useful.
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02/04/2021 5:35 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Mage
aRockWithGooglyEyes
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Super useful, great idea
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02/02/2021 11:03 am
Level 1 : New Miner
GameDestroyerman
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enchantment:unbreaking, also a enchantment that lets it pick up more stuff at one go that would be cool
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02/02/2021 9:12 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Mage
aRockWithGooglyEyes
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Unbreaking would be great for when I figure out how to do durability. Can it only pick up one thing at a time tho? Its supposed to pick up as many things as it passes through
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01/29/2021 8:17 am
Level 19 : Journeyman Princess
Chaosxandra
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can u make an iron, Diamant, and stone and a netheride version too?
plss
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02/02/2021 11:02 am
Level 1 : New Miner
GameDestroyerman
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if ther is netherite boomerang there has to be diamond one too you know, because how netherite works
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02/02/2021 9:10 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Mage
aRockWithGooglyEyes
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for sure, if I did netherite i'd do all the ores.
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01/29/2021 8:31 am
Level 19 : Journeyman Mage
aRockWithGooglyEyes
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Netherite boomerang would probably look really cool . I'll see if I can make some good-looking sprites, that would be great in a future version alongside some other requested features like durability, etc.
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02/05/2021 9:08 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Jely710
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02/06/2021 3:18 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Mage
aRockWithGooglyEyes
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Wow these are great! I love the bananarang lol. Permission to potentially include some in a future update? I'll be sure to credit you.
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02/14/2021 10:53 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Foxegory5
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If you can, maybe make it as a joke Easter egg, like when you rename a mob to Grumm or Dinnerbone and it flips upside-down.
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02/15/2021 12:21 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Mage
aRockWithGooglyEyes
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That would be fun, another nice way to incorporate that
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01/29/2021 1:42 am
Level 17 : Journeyman Miner
IronicalIrony
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I'm very impressed by this, and is definately a competent pack, but my one issue is that it doesnt take durability. In my mind, that is the one thing that lacks in this pack, everything else seems perfect to me
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01/29/2021 8:12 am
Level 19 : Journeyman Mage
aRockWithGooglyEyes
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Thank you sm! I agree, durability would be great. I'll likely keep working on this pack for a while fixing any bugs and adding some new stuff so stay tuned
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01/28/2021 1:00 pm
Level 35 : Artisan Explorer
SAMEER_99
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Wow bhery noice datapack. Lol
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01/29/2021 8:12 am
Level 19 : Journeyman Mage
aRockWithGooglyEyes
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thank you lol.
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01/28/2021 8:53 am
Level 49 : Master Ninja
MC_SIlver
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Very cool datapack)
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01/28/2021 12:47 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Mage
aRockWithGooglyEyes
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thank you :)
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01/28/2021 7:37 am
Level 17 : Journeyman Goblin
Selfishboy
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I know timber forge he is great
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01/28/2021 7:58 am
Level 19 : Journeyman Mage
aRockWithGooglyEyes
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yeah, he has some really high quality tutorials.
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01/27/2021 1:12 pm
Level 36 : Artisan Crafter
_NatyAsReversalCreatorDC_
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Very Creative !
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01/27/2021 2:36 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Mage
aRockWithGooglyEyes
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Thank you!
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01/28/2021 2:48 am
Level 36 : Artisan Crafter
_NatyAsReversalCreatorDC_
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You're welcome :))
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01/23/2021 1:45 pm
Level 4 : Apprentice Miner
JJAMMER2005
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can you please update it for 1.17?
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01/25/2021 11:24 am
Level 19 : Journeyman Mage
aRockWithGooglyEyes
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Just released a working update for 1.17!
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01/22/2021 5:43 pmhistory
Level 1 : New Miner
Celtic Crow
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Is the boomerang a one time use or is it supposed to go back to the hotbar because when i throw it, the boomerang comes back and disapears.
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