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[1.12.2] What is the difference between using a String key for tile entities vs ResourceLocation?


Mekelaina

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So, I noticed that there are two versions of the method GameRegistry.registerTileEntity. One takes the class and a String and the other takes the class and a ResourceLocaton, the former being depreciated. The forge documentation only mentions the latter, but I'm not sure how to convert my string to a ResourceLocation, and what resource would it be pointing to? Or does it not even matter and the ResourceLocation is used as a fancy wrapper for the string that for simpler things it doesn't make a difference but gives you the opportunity to do more with tile entities than you could previously?

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The string version of a ResourceLocation is "domain:path". Using this correctly is fine, but the problem with this is that "path" turns into "minecraft:path" when parsed into a ResourceLocation which can lead to lots of bugs.

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Not safer, but better. Feel free to read about the concepts at http://wiki.c2.com/?StringlyTyped

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