[SOLVED]Why do entity selectors with coordinates never work?

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by Hallowizer » 6/19/2017

Hi! I think the title explains it, coordinate selectors never work. For example:

/tp @a[x=0,y=0,z=0] ~ ~1 ~

inside of a repeat-always-on command block will keep teleporting me above the command block, even if I never stood at 0,0,0 in the first place. And I see other examples of this working fine, by other people.

Is this because mojang decided to be stupid and use the windows encoding instead of UTF-8? This probably isn't the case because other selectors like tags and scoreboard objectives still work.
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by WorldEditor » 6/19/2017

Try this

~ ~ ~ - x y z

Armor stand tp @e[type=ArmorStand,r=1] ~ ~ ~
Zombie - tp @e[type=Zombie,r=1] ~ ~ ~
Player - tp @a -1983 35 2890
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by Bertiecrafter » 6/19/2017

You got two things wrong :)

the xyz arguments define the coords of execution (not the filtered location), add dx=#,dy=#,dz=# OR r=# to define a cube or sphere where the player has to be in.
So for everyone EXACTLY in the coords 1 5 8: /tp @a[x=1,y=5,z=8,dx=0,dy=0,dz=0] ~ ~1 ~

Secondly, the tp command teleports whatever entity relative to the entities position.
So if you would do: /tp @e ~ ~1 ~, it will tp anything 1 block upwards in the same position.

There are two ways to fix this:
/tp (...) 0 1 0
- You use stationary coords to teleport whatever to 0 1 0

/teleport (...) ~ ~1 ~
- The teleport command teleports whatever entity relative to the command executor's position, which in this case is the block above the command block.

Good luck!
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by Hallowizer » 6/20/2017

Thanks, it worked! (if you are reading this thread because you need help, this thread was created at version 1.12)
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