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Locate coordinate to scoreboard


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    tryashtar commented
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    It stores the distance. It's fairly trivial to triangulate from there.

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    Xavier Hervy commented
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    @tryashtar Thank you for this information. I did not realize about the distance.


    Still, it look like unnecessary calculation to me:

    - Trigonometric function can be costly;

    - you need more than one entry point which mean you can not get the information instantly, the player have to move.

    - Minecraft already know this information.


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    tryashtar commented
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    You're right, this would be better than what we have now, just mentioning the option

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    One workaround for this is that you can use 1.13's exploration_map function in loot tables to get the coordinates of a structure. If you were to make a new loot table in a datapack with something like this:

    "type": "item",
    "name": "minecraft:map",
    "functions": [
    "function": "minecraft:exploration_map",
    "destination": "igloo",
    "decoration": "target_x",
    "zoom": 1,
    "skip_existing_chunks": false

    You can get the NBT from the resulting cartography map to locate the structure:

    loot spawn 0 -2 0 loot whatever:cartography
    execute positioned 0 -2 0 run tag @e[type=item,nbt={Item:{id:"minecraft:filled_map"}},distance=..1] add ourMap
    execute as @e[type=item,tag=ourMap] store result score X results run data get entity @s Item.tag.Decorations[0].x
    execute as @e[type=item,tag=ourMap] store result score Z results run data get entity @s Item.tag.Decorations[0].z
    kill @e[type=item,tag=ourMap]

    This doesn't always produce the closest structure, but it could be a viable alternative to trilatering from multiple reference points depending on your use case. It would certainly be nice if we could get the coordinates directly from the command instead.