ALE Rotorgun Detector



Seems like rotor guns are popular now and everyone wants to have them.

Players seem to be a bit unhappy with its existence so I created a small plugin that basically allows you to find potential rotor guns via command.

And it prevents potential rotor guns to add new rotor heads faster then a set interval.

If there are no such problems on your server you dont need this plugin


  • !findrotorgun
    • Scans all grids for potential rotor guns.

How it works

If a Physical Grid group has at least 4 (configurable) rotors on different subgrids its a potential gun and therefore limits its ability to spam new rotor heads.

Rotorgun Detector logger has its own Log-File. called rotorguns-<Year>-<Month>-<Day>.log and it wont output on the console or torch.log. Both console should not be spammed with unimportant stuff as it makes finding problems harder. At the same time it would be easier for you to look one logfile up instead of scrolling through an infinitely long torch.log

Basically the Logfile contains entries about on which grids the Plugin prevented rotorhead placement due to it being a potential rotorgun. So you can look them up pretty easily.


Beta? Version Note Date Download DL Count
v1.0.3.2 Wheel can now still be added to potential rotorguns, possability to get a false positve using wheels and hinges fixed 4/18/21 6:05:29 PM Download 102
v1.0.3.1 Compatibility fixes and recompile for 195 Update. No new Features 6/24/20 7:06:17 PM Download 226
v1.0.3.0 LogFile Name is now Configurable 4/19/20 1:19:37 PM Download 171
v1.0.2.0 Will now have its own Logfile and no longer SPAM the Torch Console 4/16/20 9:14:49 PM Download 142
v1.0.1.0 Used the proper way of patching methods now. No longer use any torch internals for that. 3/24/20 4:56:48 PM Download 154
v1.0.0.9 Just a recompile to fix various problems with new update no code changes 3/19/20 10:49:15 PM Download 153
v1.0.0.8 Added Debug Info to Plugin 12/17/19 11:13:35 AM Download 206
v1.0.0.7 No Functional Changes just reorganized the Project and updated Dependencies 12/16/19 9:55:28 PM Download 159
v1.0.0.6 Fixed Stackoverflow when Rotors where connected in circular manner. And not as a Stack. Funny what Ideas Players come up with... 9/8/19 12:37:17 PM Download 227
v1.0.0.4 Detection improved so we now detect rotors stacked on top of each other instead of just counting rotors on subgrids. as solar arrays may break too 5/26/19 10:32:35 PM Download 265
v1.0.0.3 -gps argument added so locations are added to the users terminal 5/26/19 1:28:20 PM Download 195
v1.0.0.2 Fixed crash when using Pistons 5/25/19 11:23:02 AM Download 202
v1.0.0.1 Initial Plugin release 5/25/19 1:11:26 AM Download 195