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[1.8] What is the best way to serialize a IBlockState


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I need to serialize a IBlockState.

When I was on 1.7.10, I serialized block by name using GameData.getBlockRegistry().getNameForObject(myBlock) and metadata using its int value.

I saw Block have a static function Block.getStateId() but I understood we should not use id anymore.


What should I use ? IBlockState doesn't have a writeToNBTTag() function like ??

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Using the ID is fine for networking purposes (and in that context the best option). In theory you can also use it for saving to the world (because IDs are consistent within a world), but this will cause problems with things like mods that allow moving parts of the world between worlds.


The best way would be to save the block ID like you already did before (e.g. "minecraft:stone") and the metadata (block.getMetaFromState). This is the most compatible you can be.

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