MVdW FAQ

Aug 21, 2017
MVdW FAQ
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)


    FeatherBoard(top)

    Q: My scoreboard does not show up or shows up for a second
    Q: My scoreboard shows multiple lines from other users
    Q: My scoreboard resets when someone votes or uses a command
    Q: My scoreboard alternates between my scoreboard data and that of other players
    Q: My scoreboard shows multiple instances of the same line

    A: You have a conflicting scoreboard plugin. Check both server and bungee plugins for scoreboards (healthbar,bungeetablist,coloredtags,...)
    Not all scoreboards cause conflicts however. Make sure to disable mcMMO scoreboards (put boards: false, and put print: true) or any other scoreboards and always RESTART.
    If you are afraid of a plugin causing problems before buying it, feel free to PM me with the link of the plugin you are using and I will test it out for you.

    Q: Other scoreboards reset when I use the plugin
    A: Kinda normal, if they rely on new scoreboards then this could be a problem. Every player is given a unique scoreboard upon login.

    Q: There is an error when I load about the config
    Q: My config keeps resetting

    A: Check your yaml file for errors, use /featherboard resetconfig to reset the config. Follow the steps in the 'What to do after buying' start making slow changes and keep testing them.
    Use www.yamllint.com to check for config syntax errors

    Q: My placeholders remain {xxx} (don't replace)
    A: This means that
    1) You do not have the plugin or correct version for that placeholder
    2) The placeholder triggered an error and is unregistered. Check your log for errors. This action was taken to prevent large log files of placeholders causing issues.

    Q: My placeholders don't update
    A: Check if the interval is correct, try to add the same line again. If this doesn't help the problem is caused by caching of the API of the placeholder (MySQL database ,...) Usually happens with voting or stat plugins that log kills, deaths, wins, blocks mined , ...

    Q: My scoreboard shows empty lines that are not in the config
    A: If this occurred after an update delete the scoreboard.dat in the worlds data folder

    Q: I like to have a hug
    Sorry this feature is currently not available

    Q: Please add x plugin to the placeholders

    A: There usually are queues of several months before placeholders are added. Also keep in mind that I will not guarantee if all placeholder requests are added especially premium plugins.

    Q: Why is the file so big?
    A: Keep in mind disk space is not RAM. There are over 2k placeholders and ~1k not enabled/under-construction placeholders included. These classes are not loaded when the plugin needed for these placeholders is not existent. You should expect the file to be max. 5MB in the future with dependencies being downloaded when needed (such as a HTTP client that could be 12MB, or other API frameworks)

    Q: I get the error MVdW objective/team already exists
    A: If it does not contain "FB" then its AnimatedNames.

    Q: I get the error MVdWFB objective/team already exists

    A: This usually means that there is a conflict
    A.1: If you get this at startup it means the last scoreboard plugin you had did not reset the scoreboard when you deleted it. Simply deleting the scoreboard.dat in your worlds data folder will fix this issue, if it happens again then the plugin that causes is it still there
    A2.: If you get this on join then please check if you have antiflicker turned on and are using the latest version. If that is the case it seems that some plugin tries to resend the current scoreboard with some changes
    (example in code since its hard to explain:
    - the conflicting plugin gets the current scoreboard (player.getScoreboard())
    - The conflicting plugin changes something in that scoreboard
    - The conflicting plugins 'sets' that scoreboard again with player.setScoreboard(xxx)
    )
    ^ This can be prevented. Just send me a list of your plugins through our https://mvdwsoftware.freshdesk.com (and/or the plugin you think causes it) and I will delay the sending based on the priority that plugin uses to send the scoreboard.
    A.3: If you get this randomly: Make sure you don't use plugman also check if the config contains any errors.

    Q: The scoreboard randomly disappears
    A: This means that at that moment a plugin reset the scoreboard. Make sure to check the first part of the troubleshooting to see for conflicting plugins.

    Q: My scoreboard's width changes when having a scroll
    A: Make sure your header/footer is larger then the max size of your scroll

    Q: How do I change my scoreboard width?
    A: Your width depends on the longest line on your scoreboard

    Q: Can you configure xxxx for me
    A: No, configure it yourself. If you have problems you can ask, but put some effort in it first. If you do not have any time, @funnycube can configure some cool animations and scoreboards for a small price.

    Q: How to disable a scoreboard
    A: In your permissions give them negative permissions for the groups he normally has permissions for. This allows you to turn off the scoreboard in region zones (RSP), worlds, ....

    Q: I see a message that I have "()" inside my plugin name
    A: 60% of our bug reports came from people using old versions because they downloaded it with chrome and it add (1) (2),.. etc behind the name. Then they just placed it in their folder. To prevent this we disallowed the usage of these () inside the plugin name. If you still get this error, message me with the absolute path of your plugin so I can resolve this in the future.

    Q: I can't find what plugin is causing conflicts
    A: There is a good solution for this: Remove the plugins one by one until the issue is resolved. Make sure to restart every time. Also check BungeeCord plugins.

    Q: What server jar can I use?
    Craftbukkit, Spigot, PaperSpigot or Cauldron are tested to work (cauldron has a few shortcommings (see top). Other server jars are not supported and will cause TPS errors, scoreboard errors or even world corruptions.

    Q: I am getting high cpu usage
    A: This is usually caused by and/or
    1) A configuration that refreshes too fast for the CPU speed
    2) A conflicting plugin (a good way to check is performing /scoreboard objectives list AND /scoreboard teams list ,they should show there are no teams/objectives since featherboard does not use the main scoreboard) IF you do see "MVdWFBxxx" in those commands it means a plugin sets the player's scoreboard to main (maybe just a second or more).
    3) A placeholder that refreshes too quick (MySQL slow connection ,...)

    Q: I am getting lagg but my TPS is fine
    A: This means your network speed is lagging, try lowering refresh speeds. Feel free to contact me to get some tips on how to lower this.

    Q: I am having problems after a 1.7 -> 1.8 update of my world
    A: Delete the worlds scoreboard.dat (see "I get the error MVdWFB objective/team already exists") It is also a good habit to do this before using the plugin to erase previous scoreboard data of other plugins (junk left behind).

    Q: I removed the plugin but my scoreboard remains
    A: Delete the scoreboard.dat (see above)

    Q: I get mcMMO errors
    A: Disable the mcmmo scoreboard (see previous troubleshootings)

    Q: How to use UTF-8 characters
    A: Save as UTF-8 just like all other plugins. Make sure spigot starts with utf8 support: ( -Dfile.encoding=UTF-8)
    [​IMG]

    Q: Why can't I use other scoreboards?
    A: Imagine this: If you could drive home without having to stop for a red light, you would be home faster right? Same goes with featherboard, its focus is to show a good performing scoreboard. If it would stop on every frame to add compatibility for other plugins (making sure all objectives are still there ,etc..) it would be slower a.k.a. more lagg and more flickering. Unless you want to make me call the plugin BrickBoard, I am not going to change this.

    Q: I get errors related to facebook on startup
    A: If your server is in Asia facebook may be blocked (facebook placeholders). The error is harmless and does not affect the plugin in any way (apart from the fact that the facebook placeholders can not be used).

    Q: An update broke my placeholders
    A: Wait for me to update the placeholder plugin (create a ticket). Keep in mind that this can take up to month for large changes.

    Q: Please remove the red numbers
    A: No, not possible

    Q: I posted a question in the discussion thread but you no answer :O
    A: Indeed I don't. Please scroll up and watch out for big letters

    Q: I get "Critical Startup error"
    A: This can mean two things. 1) The version of spigot you are using has some compatibility issues , or 2) A scoreboard plugin has been detected that could cause start issues with your map.

    Q: I got asked to "read the troubleshooting"

    A: Read it, try it, if it fails. Use the /featherboard debug command and contact me again.
    HINT HINT: 99% of those who get send here use HealthBar, REMOVE IT

    Q: I want multi world support
    A: Give your players different permission for each scoreboard group in those different worlds. The scoreboard is permission based

    Q: <Insert question here>
    A: Create a ticket at https://mvdwsoftware.freshdesk.com, I will be glad to help you. The plugin is continuously tested, so in case of a problem it is most likely a config, plugin conflict issue.
    Problems you simply describe as "not work" , "dont work" , "no work" I can't help with. Always use https://mvdwsoftware.freshdesk.com, do not use email or skype for support related questions (especially not skype as I rarly use it) and ALWAYS include a /featherboard debug


    AirBar(top)

    Q: There is an error when I load about the config
    Q: My config keeps resetting
    A: Check your yaml file for errors, use /featherboard resetconfig to reset the config. Follow the steps in the 'What to do after buying' start making slow changes and keep testing them.
    Use www.yamllint.com to check for config syntax errors

    Q: My placeholders remain {xxx} (don't replace)
    A: This means that
    1) You do not have the plugin or correct version for that placeholder
    2) The placeholder triggered an error and is unregistered. Check your log for errors. This action was taken to prevent large log files of placeholders causing issues.

    Q: My placeholders don't update
    A: Check if the interval is correct, try to add the same line again. If this doesn't help the problem is caused by caching of the API of the placeholder (MySQL database ,...) Usually happens with voting or stat plugins that log kills, deaths, wins, blocks mined , ...


    Q: I like to have a hug
    Sorry this feature is currently not available

    Q: Please add x plugin to the placeholders
    A: There usually are queues of several months before placeholders are added. Also keep in mind that I will not guarantee if all placeholder requests are added especially premium plugins.

    Q: Why is the file so big?
    A: Keep in mind disk space is not RAM. There are over 2k placeholders and ~1k not enabled/under-construction placeholders included. These classes are not loaded when the plugin needed for these placeholders is not existent. You should expect the file to be max. 5MB in the future with dependencies being downloaded when needed (such as a HTTP client that could be 12MB, or other API frameworks)

    Q: Can you configure xxxx for me
    A: No, configure it yourself. If you have problems you can ask, but put some effort in it first. If you do not have any time, @funnycube can configure some cool animations and airbars for a small price.


    Q: I see a message that I have "()" inside my plugin name
    A: 60% of our bug reports came from people using old versions because they downloaded it with chrome and it add (1) (2),.. etc behind the name. Then they just placed it in their folder. To prevent this we disallowed the usage of these () inside the plugin name. If you still get this error, message me with the absolute path of your plugin so I can resolve this in the future.

    Q: What server jar can I use?
    Craftbukkit, Spigot, PaperSpigot are tested to work Others will not work.

    Q: I am getting high cpu usage
    A: This is usually caused by and/or
    1) A configuration that refreshes too fast for the CPU speed
    2) A placeholder that refreshes too quick (MySQL slow connection ,...)

    Q: I am getting lagg but my TPS is fine
    A: This means your network speed is lagging, try lowering refresh speeds. Feel free to contact me to get some tips on how to lower this.


    Q: I removed the plugin but my airbar remains
    A: It remains visible several seconds after removing

    Q: If I change servers the boss bar remains visible
    A: It remains visible several seconds after leaving a server (aka after not seeing the wither)

    Q: How to use UTF-8 characters
    A: Save as UTF-8 just like all other plugins. Make sure spigot starts with utf8 support: ( -Dfile.encoding=UTF-8)
    [​IMG]

    Q: I get errors related to facebook on startup
    A: If your server is in Asia facebook may be blocked (facebook placeholders). The error is harmless and does not affect the plugin in any way (apart from the fact that the facebook placeholders can not be used).

    Q: An update broke my placeholders
    A: Wait for me to update the placeholder plugin (create a ticket). Keep in mind that this can take up to month for large changes.

    Q: Please change the bossbar color
    A: No, not possible in 1.8

    Q: I posted a question in the discussion thread but you no answer :O
    A: Indeed I don't. Please scroll up and watch out for big letters

    Q: My boss bar occasionally stops on 1.8?
    A: If this happens when looking at a specific spot it could be some small bug. The way 1.8 bossbar works, it spawns a fake wither in front of you (can be underground if you look down). But sometimes it can't be spawned or moved at a specific location.
    If this happens, try playing with the entity distance.

    Q: I see a white floating thing when the health is lower than 50
    A: The wither's white glow is visible in the distance (only 4pixels) if the health is lower than 50. It is being worked on. You can also play with entity distance to remove it


    Q: I want multi world support
    A: Give your players different permission for each airbar group in those different worlds. The airbar is permission based

    Q: <Insert question here>
    A: Create a ticket at https://mvdwsoftware.freshdesk.com, I will be glad to help you. The plugin is continuously tested, so in case of a problem it is most likely a config, plugin conflict issue.
    Problems you simply describe as "not work" , "dont work" , "no work" I can't help with. Always use https://mvdwsoftware.freshdesk.com, do not use email or skype for support related questions (especially not skype as I rarly use it) and ALWAYS include a /featherboard debug

  • Loading...
  • Loading...