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Get 4 way cardinal direction of any entity


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I need to get the 4-way cardinal direction of an entity in forge 1.12. I currently have code that partially does it that I found on the internet, but it does not always get the exact direction. For example, it might return west when I am facing east. The debug screen does exactly what I want, but I am not sure where to find the code for that. My current code:

	 * Get the direction the entity is facing. Four possibilities.
	 * @param source
	 * @return
	public static String getDirection(Entity source) {
	         String dir = "";
	         float y = source.rotationYaw;
	         if( y < 0 ){
	        	 y += 360;
	         y %= 360;
	         int i = (int)(y / 90);
	         if(i == 1){dir = "west";}
	         else if (i == 2) {dir = "north";}
	         else if (i == 3) {dir = "east";}
	         else {dir = "south";}
	         return dir;


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Use Entity#getHorizontalFacing.

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1.12 -> 1.13 primer by williewillus.


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