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[1.10+] Is it necessary to put modid in unlocalized name?


MrBendelScrolls

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Do I have to put modid in unlocalized name of an item? Would there be any conflicts if I don't?

For example:

this.setUnlocalizedName("name")
this.setUnlocalizedName(modid + ".name")

I find the second line in many tutorials, but I don't really think it's necessary.

Edited by MrBendelScrolls
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It's not absolutely required, but it's a good idea to avoid potential conflicts. All unlocalised names are used as keys in the same Map, so your unlocalised name's translation could overwrite or be overwritten by the same name from another mod.

 

I recommend using the Item's registry name (IForgeRegistryEntry#getRegistryName) as the unlocalised name as it already includes the mod ID.

Edited by Choonster
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Please don't PM me to ask for help. Asking your question in a public thread preserves it for people who are having the same problem in the future.

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