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How to get the attacker using PlayerDeathEvent

A frequently asked question in PocketMine-MP plugin development is how the get the attacker of a died player using PlayerDeathEvent. First, we need to listen on the PlayerDeathEvent, which provides us with the killed player.

Creating repeating/delayed tasks in PocketMine-MP

A common tool you frequently need when programming with the PocketMine-MP API are tasks. Using tasks, you're able to repeat running code e. g. each 30 seconds, or to run delayed code for e. g. after 10 seconds.

Using automatic language detection for translated messages in PocketMine-MP plugins

This blog post is about how to detect a players language and send individually translated plugin messages in a PocketMine-MP plugin. We'll also add code to load and use language files and set a fallback default language.

How to check if a player's position is next to a point or inside an area

Position checks and calculation with vectors can sometimes a bit complicated, so we've created an article describing the most common checks and how to solve them. There are different types of checks, e.g. if you want to check if a player is in an area created by two positions or next to a specific position.