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Version: 2.9.3
by: Cardinal05 [More]
NEWS for Version 2.9.0:

2018-10-11 v2.9.0, Murkmire Prerelease Edition

This release features an enormous overhaul of Magic Carpet internally and visually, including
a new framework that will leverage the upcoming Housing API and Item Linking feature,
dramatically improved performance and stability, a brand new User Interface and configuration
dialog, and a host of new features with literally tons of new Magic Carpets on their way in
the coming weeks.

As nearly all of the add-on's code has been rewritten and/or refactored, your Magic Carpet
settings have been reset to ensure compatibility with this update; however, your keybinds
configured under Controls should not be affected.

Features
- Dramatically simplified Magic Carpet set up for the dozens of new Magic Carpet Modes that
will be coming in the next several updates, including:
* 1-Button Magic Carpet start up.
* Automated assembly of your Magic Carpet or other mode of transportation using items directly
from your Bank, Inventory or from within your Home (within a configurable range from you).
* Automated disassembly of your Magic Carpet when you are finished with it, including automatic
removal of any items that were placed into the home as part of the Assembly process.
- A brand new User Interface has been designed and developed that gives you a much more intuitive
way of configuring and interacting with your Magic Carpet, including:
* A Magic Carpet selection carousel that allows you to scroll through the various new Magic Carpet
modes that are available now as well as literally dozens more that will be coming over the next
few weeks.
* New visual indicators identify which component(s) are required for your selected Magic Carpet Mode
as well as the quantity of those items that are available in your Bank, Inventory and within
range from you in the Home.
* A "Quick Access" button that will appear whenever you are in a House that you can fly in.
Look for the ethereal Yin and Yang symbol. It wants you to click it.
* Click-to-Adjust your Magic Carpet via the "Quick Access" button. Look for the Raise (Up)
and Lower (Down) arrows that will appear whenever your Magic Carpet is in-flight.
- A near-complete rewrite of the Magic Carpet engine has been done in order to prepare for
the new Housing API features that will be made possible with several new functions provided in
the Murkmire DLC, including:
* Insane new Magic Carpet modes that will include a range of new forms of transportation with
all manner of new vehicles and bizarre contraptions.
* New, game-changing modes that will range from Special Effects and Roleplay Modes that can link
to, alter and orbit your character in real-time to Combat Enhancements for Duels with things
like Magica-Technico suits and Fire- and Earth-Bending Abilities.


Now you can fly in player houses - really.

Duel in mid-air
Fly in any home
Build up high with ease
Take beautiful aerial screen shots
Roleplay as Tarhiel
Impress your friends


** Must have Decorator (edit) permissions.

Mid-air Dueling (0:33)



Magic Carpet in action (1:52)



Instructions:

Step 1.

Place EITHER of these item types in the home (near your character):
  • 3 x Rough Planks, Wide
  • 3 x Clockwork Vent, Octagonal Fan
  • 3 x Scavenged Grating, Wide
  • 3 x High Elf Carpet, Rustic
  • 3 x High Elf Carpet, Water-Themed
  • 3 x Fishing Vessel
  • 3 x Ice Floe, Thin
Step 2.

Press the Toggle Magic Carpet On/Off keybind (configured under Controls > Housing HUD > Magic Carpet)
OR
Type /mag in the Chat window.

Step 3.

Walk or run around; the Magic Carpet will follow underneath your feet.
Jump to ascend immediately.
Use the configurable key bind buttons:
- "Ascend" to gradually ascend while moving.
- "Descend" to gradually descend.
- "Suspend" to pause the magic carpet in place.


Please let me know if you have any questions, suggestions or comments -- and I hope you enjoy the add-on!
2018-10-14 v2.9.3

[ Changes ]

- Added a new mode:
Sheo's Cheese Grater
Requires:
3x Scavenged Grating, Wide

- Your Magic Carpet will now automatically deactivate and restore the item(s) used to their original place in the home (or back to your inventory) whenever you begin to jump to another zone.
* Note that Magic Carpet cannot auto-deactivate if you leave the house via the front entrance. Please continue to use the MC button and/or Toggle On/Off key bind to deactivate your carpet first.


2018-10-13 v2.9.2

[ Fixes ]

- Fixed the Toggle Magic Carpet On/Off keybind: Pressing it will now skip the Magic Carpet Mode Selection window and instead attempt to resume the most recently used Mode.


2018-10-13 v2.9.1

[ Changes ]

- Added the "Magic Carpet" mode that uses 3 "High Elf Carpet, Rustic" green-quality carpet items.

- The "OFF" button will now briefly display the vertical offset (in centimeters) any time the Raise or Lower buttons are clicked.

- Added a new animation and sound effect to the Raise and Lower buttons that serve as visual and auditory confirmations of the offset adjustment.

- Changed the continuous use of the Raise and Lower buttons to have a more prominent visual effect.

- Rebadged the Magic Carpet quick access button with the "MC" initials.

- Adjusted the stabilization algorithm for all Modes.


2018-10-11 v2.9.0, Murkmire Prerelease Edition

This release features an enormous overhaul of Magic Carpet internally and visually, including
a new framework that will leverage the upcoming Housing API and Item Linking feature,
dramatically improved performance and stability, a brand new User Interface and configuration
dialog, and a host of new features with literally tons of new Magic Carpets on their way in
the coming weeks.

As nearly all of the add-on's code has been rewritten and/or refactored, your Magic Carpet
settings have been reset to ensure compatibility with this update; however, your keybinds
configured under Controls should not be affected.

[ Features ]

- Dramatically simplified Magic Carpet set up for the dozens of new Magic Carpet Modes that
will be coming in the next several updates, including:

* 1-Button Magic Carpet start up.

* Automated assembly of your Magic Carpet or other mode of transportation using items directly
from your Bank, Inventory or from within your Home (within a configurable range from you).

* Automated disassembly of your Magic Carpet when you are finished with it, including automatic
removal of any items that were placed into the home as part of the Assembly process.

- A brand new User Interface has been designed and developed that gives you a much more intuitive
way of configuring and interacting with your Magic Carpet, including:

* A Magic Carpet selection carousel that allows you to scroll through the various new Magic Carpet
modes that are available now as well as literally dozens more that will be coming over the next
few weeks.

* New visual indicators identify which component(s) are required for your selected Magic Carpet Mode
as well as the quantity of those items that are available in your Bank, Inventory and within
range from you in the Home.

* A "Quick Access" button that will appear whenever you are in a House that you can fly in.
Look for the ethereal Yin and Yang symbol. It wants you to click it.

* Click-to-Adjust your Magic Carpet via the "Quick Access" button. Look for the Raise (Up)
and Lower (Down) arrows that will appear whenever your Magic Carpet is in-flight.

- A near-complete rewrite of the Magic Carpet engine has been done in order to prepare for
the new Housing API features that will be made possible with several new functions provided in
the Murkmire DLC, including:

* Insane new Magic Carpet modes that will include a range of new forms of transportation with
all manner of new vehicles and bizarre contraptions.

* New, game-changing modes that will range from Special Effects and Roleplay Modes that can link
to, alter and orbit your character in real-time to Combat Enhancements for Duels with things
like Magica-Technico suits and Fire- and Earth-Bending Abilities.


2018-08-03 v2.8.1

* Addressed additional scenarios that can cause an erroneous Hand of Geezus(tm) warning message when:
- Teleporting to a different house
- Jumping via doors or portals
- Jumping to the "safe location" within a house.


2018-07-23 v2.8.0

* Adjusted velocity prediction to improve stability in higher latency scenarios.
*** More adjustments may be necessary: your feedback is incredibly valuable and appreciated!


2018-07-15 v2.7.0

* Fixed an issue where The Hand of Geezus(tm) would not return from whence it came if the Magic Carpet was enabled or resumed from "suspend" mode during free fall.

* Fixed an issue where The Hand of Geezus(tm) would warn you of a missing [Rough Planks, Wide] (or tell you that you're welcome for not actually catching you) when zoning between houses.


2018-07-10 v2.6.0

* Fixed an issue where The Hand of Geezus(tm) would not catch you during a free fall if the Rough Planks, Wide available were bought from the Crown Store.


2018-07-04 v2.5.0

* Added support for 3x [Ice Floe, Thin]

* Further calibrated the carpet animation logic to provide a more smooth experience and even fewer accidental drops, dips or descents.

* Finished separating the Carpet Item definitions into different files for those who customize this add-on -- if that's you, check out the CustomCarpetItems.lua file.


2018-07-02 v2.4.0

* Added new Idle animations to simulate the effect of air (or water?) currents on your Magic Carpet. These animations can be enabled or disabled via the Settings.

* Moved the Carpet Item data to a separate file to simplify modding for those of you who mod this add-on -- and I -know- who you are. <3 (You can't fool Geezus)

* Adjusted how the Magic Carpet adapts to quick rotation to further minimize unwanted descending.

* Revised the signature The Hand of Geezus(tm) landing emote to something more devout.

* Reset the add-on's settings for all users to remove any potentially corrupt setting values. Sorry for the inconvenience.


2018-06-26 v2.3.0

* Streamlined queuing of The Hand of Geezus(tm) events.

* Added a signature The Hand of Geezus(tm) landing emote.


2018-06-23 v2.2.0

* Added The Hand of Geezus(tm) -- an optional feature that will deliver you safely from an accidental free fall (whenever the Magic Carpet itself is turned off). Requires one Decorator permission or [Rough Planks, Wide] to be in the house.


2018-05-26 v2.1.0

* Added support for "Clockwork Vent, Octagonal Fan".

* Added a configurable Setting to make the Ascend and Descend keys function as either Toggles, or as they do today, as keys you must Hold Down.

* Changed the Deactivation logic to restore items to their original positions more slowly to avoid potential de-sync issues.


2018-04-17 v2.0.1

* Wired Settings > Update Speed option to the underlying dynamic ascension, horizontal and free-fall calculations.

* Settings > Update Speed now dynamically increases ascension, horizontal and free-fall predictive coefficients to help compensate (within reason) to moderate latency conditions.


2018-04-15 v2.0.0

* Added support for several new "carpet" item types, including actual carpets (Altmer).

* Completely redesigned the controls:
- Gradual ascending can be performed through the new "Ascend" controls key bind.
- Gradual descending can be performed through the new "Descend" controls key bind.
- Ascension can still be performed through jumping.
- Removed prior CTRL/ALT/SHIFT/COMMAND controls.

* Completely redesigned core "flight" logic:
- Carpet updates are triggered by player movement relative to the current carpet position in lieu of the prior edge-to-edge placement strategy.
- Ascension, movement parallel to the ground and free-falling are now all variable calculations and can respond dynamically to changing latency conditions.
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Unread Today, 09:21 AM  
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I love this, just had so much fun with two friends of mine. Would it be possible to include as Magic Carpet the furnishing called Dragon Skeleton, Mid-Flight. Imagine flying a dragon...!
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Originally Posted by Judge
OH oh... My boat doesn't fly anymore, nor my carpets. Have we lost the stand near and just hit the enable carpet button. Too many steps to turn on carpet. Also, the falling insurance puts you at the house entry location after a fall. arrgggh. I do like the options to see what works and create one in place. But would rather the old way.

Robin
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Hi Judge! Fear not - the old carpet modes are coming back along with a ton of new ones. I just uploaded 2.9.2 which adds back the High Elf Carpet, Rustic (green quality) carpets and I should have all of the other old ones back in as the weekend progresses.

Also, I just fixed the Toggle Magic Carpet On/Off keybind: It will now skip the Mode Selection window altogether and instead just resume the most recently used mode.

As for The Hand of Geezus, I decided to change that feature into Featherfall as I had a number of players report the [known] issue that can inevitably arise when two or more people are free-falling simultaneously; so rather than allow that to continue causing problems, I simplified the whole feature. Less convenient as you are porting to the entrance but this should yield 0 problems for anyone (plus it allows people to take advantage of the whole "not dying" thing even if they don't have the 1 slot to spare for the Rough Planks item). :-P
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OH oh... My boat doesn't fly anymore, nor my carpets. Have we lost the stand near and just hit the enable carpet button. Too many steps to turn on carpet. Also, the falling insurance puts you at the house entry location after a fall. arrgggh. I do like the options to see what works and create one in place. But would rather the old way.

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Magic Carpet Tutorial

If you're needing a tutorial for "How To" or troubleshooting please stop by the stream Monday - Saturday and I will be giving tutorials as well as troubleshooting issues.

https://www.twitch.tv/eclaveth

Currently live giving a MC tutorial now before moving into EHT.
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Re: Lost in space...

Originally Posted by Hamfast
Awesome Add on

Two things, both are all my wife's fault...

She has the Vvardenfell version set up on her PC, she has decorator rights in my house, when she portaled out (back to her own house) it left my Vvardenfell display upside down in my yard
Perhaps Magic Carpet could be switched off (returning everything to it's former place) upon exiting a house.

The second issue was in her own place (the new Psijic house) her Vvardenfel Display slowly sinks to the floor (Faster when descend is toggled on)

On another note (I know, I said 2 things) are you planning to reinstate using other carpets? I made a dozen High Elf Rustic Carpets to put in my bigger places only to find that they no longer work... in fact no carpets currently work

First, whether it's 1, 2, or 3 things, I appreciate constructive feedback - all of it! <3


Re: 1. I originally never put anything into Magic Carpet to try to quickly Deactivate upon initiating a jump to a different zone because I didn't think there was an event that let us developers know when that was happening; but, someone in one of my guilds just said the other day that another add-on alerts you about something when porting between zones.

If I can find out how that add-on is doing it, I will most definitely add something that tries to quickly put everything back in its place if you port out before deactivating. (and please tell your wife No Worries, because I've done the same thing many times) :-P


Re: 2. When she has Magic Carpet active, she should be able to raise or lower the 'vehicle' using the Up and Down arrows that appear above and below the new Magic Carpet icon (the Yin/Yang symbol). That should allow her to find the perfect balance to keep it suspended in air without pushing her upward or slowly descending on its own.

Also............. on this note, the collision interaction between items and players is improving dramatically with Murkmire - and that, in return, will inherently give me more ways to stabilize the Magic Carpet items for you to provide an even more smooth, fluid player experience. (Plus, that new collision detection combined with the new Item Linking feature are what is going to enable me to create the huge variety of Modes that you will see coming over the weeks that follow Murkmire's launch - woot!)


Re: 3. Definitely. The original ones immediately and many, many more over time. The originals should all be back over a period of this weekend. (and sorry for the inconvenience!)
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Lost in space...

Awesome Add on

Two things, both are all my wife's fault...

She has the Vvardenfell version set up on her PC, she has decorator rights in my house, when she portaled out (back to her own house) it left my Vvardenfell display upside down in my yard
Perhaps Magic Carpet could be switched off (returning everything to it's former place) upon exiting a house.

The second issue was in her own place (the new Psijic house) her Vvardenfel Display slowly sinks to the floor (Faster when descend is toggled on)

On another note (I know, I said 2 things) are you planning to reinstate using other carpets? I made a dozen High Elf Rustic Carpets to put in my bigger places only to find that they no longer work... in fact no carpets currently work
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Originally Posted by SteveCampsOut
Originally Posted by Cardinal05
Originally Posted by SteveCampsOut
Is there a command to make the item lift straight up vertically like an elevator?
There sure is! It's actually two different keybinds that you can configure under:

Controls > Magic Carpet > Ascend
and
Controls > Magic Carpet > Descend

Holding down the Ascend key while moving will tilt the carpet upward, causing you to automatically rise as you move about. Holding down the Descend key will steadily drop your carpet at a safe pace to lower you to the ground.

You can also change the behavior of these buttons under Settings > Addons > Magic Carpet to work as Toggles instead of Held keys, such that pressing either once will Ascend or Descend until you press the key a second time.
This is the opposite of what I just asked. I didn't ask how to rise while moving forward. I asked if it would rise vertically while standing still like in an Elevator. But thanks for trying to answer in any case.
So while the Ascend key is not the opposite of going Upward, I am also adding direct, straight up motion to Magic Carpet in my Murkmire patch. Hope that helps.
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Originally Posted by Cardinal05
Originally Posted by SteveCampsOut
Is there a command to make the item lift straight up vertically like an elevator?
There sure is! It's actually two different keybinds that you can configure under:

Controls > Magic Carpet > Ascend
and
Controls > Magic Carpet > Descend

Holding down the Ascend key while moving will tilt the carpet upward, causing you to automatically rise as you move about. Holding down the Descend key will steadily drop your carpet at a safe pace to lower you to the ground.

You can also change the behavior of these buttons under Settings > Addons > Magic Carpet to work as Toggles instead of Held keys, such that pressing either once will Ascend or Descend until you press the key a second time.
This is the opposite of what I just asked. I didn't ask how to rise while moving forward. I asked if it would rise vertically while standing still like in an Elevator. But thanks for trying to answer in any case.
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Originally Posted by SteveCampsOut
Is there a command to make the item lift straight up vertically like an elevator?
There sure is! It's actually two different keybinds that you can configure under:

Controls > Magic Carpet > Ascend
and
Controls > Magic Carpet > Descend

Holding down the Ascend key while moving will tilt the carpet upward, causing you to automatically rise as you move about. Holding down the Descend key will steadily drop your carpet at a safe pace to lower you to the ground.

You can also change the behavior of these buttons under Settings > Addons > Magic Carpet to work as Toggles instead of Held keys, such that pressing either once will Ascend or Descend until you press the key a second time.
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Is there a command to make the item lift straight up vertically like an elevator?
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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean

Originally Posted by Judge
As Capt. Jack sailed into port in the first movie, sinking, so do I.

Fishing Vessel sinking...
when standing still on the Magic Carpet Fishing Vessel, I slowly descend.
when moving forward on the Magic Carpet Fishing Vessel, I slowly descend when turning.

Please help.

A waterlogged friend.
I was literally just watching a special on Shanghai Disney in which Pirates of the Caribbean is one of the main attractions. Then, I logged in to see your comment and literally laughed out loud. On point, I must say...

I will take a look at the boat and see if I can patch its apparent leak. As epic of an entrance as that was for Jack, I could see why a sinking boat might be less than ideal...
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Pirates of the Caribbean

As Capt. Jack sailed into port in the first movie, sinking, so do I.

Fishing Vessel sinking...
when standing still on the Magic Carpet Fishing Vessel, I slowly descend.
when moving forward on the Magic Carpet Fishing Vessel, I slowly descend when turning.

Please help.

A waterlogged friend.
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Re: High Ping >500ms :(

Originally Posted by radarcg
I play with many folks from overseas on NA so they very often have >500ms ping, and this addon unfortunately isn't working for them because as they move around, forward, sideways, and descend, the carpet doesn't "keep up" with them so they fall through. I've seen all the coefficients and thresholds in the lua, but with a little fiddling around, it wasn't obvious how to tweak them to make it work for them. Any suggested values for them to best address high ping?
Hi Radar! Thank you so much for letting me know -- player feedback is incredibly valuable for helping to improve this add-on as I cannot replicate every latency/fps scenario. I have updated the add-on (v 2.8.0) to include the X/Z-axis velocity into the Ascending / Free-fall state calculations; this resulted in an adjustment to the corresponding predictive coefficients.

If you take a look at the LUA code now, you should see these changes in both the Coefficient values defined in the "constants" portion at the top as well as the MC.OnUpdate event handler.

Would it be possible for you to ask your friends who were experiencing issues to download the update and give any feedback that they can? As always, your help is appreciated and I hope that this update improves the situation for them! :-)

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High Ping >500ms :(

Originally Posted by Cardinal05
Originally Posted by Tactitocalon
Cool addon. I seem to have problems ascending though, I keep falling through the planks. I'm playing at ~250ms ping though. Increasing the update interval didn't seem to help - maybe an option to make ascending not attempt to raise the platform up too high might help (at the cost of slower ascension speed).
I hear ya -- check out the latest version... v2.0.0 has been completely redesigned and includes a new, more fluid "flight" experience including slightly improved free-fall detection and Y-axis acceleration calculations to hopefully address that issue for folks with less than ideal ping scenarios. If you still experience any issues, please let me know as there are a few other things I may be able to do to help.
I play with many folks from overseas on NA so they very often have >500ms ping, and this addon unfortunately isn't working for them because as they move around, forward, sideways, and descend, the carpet doesn't "keep up" with them so they fall through. I've seen all the coefficients and thresholds in the lua, but with a little fiddling around, it wasn't obvious how to tweak them to make it work for them. Any suggested values for them to best address high ping?
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