The Mandala and dimension travel in Gamemode 4D is made possible by a plugin created by MatrixTunnel with the help of SpiderRobotMan.
When first joining the Gamemode 4D server, players will have a book titled "Dearest Audrey." In this book, the author explains to Audrey that he has discovered a "a new method of traveling that will take us far from home." The last page of the book is a mysterious note with the crafting recipe of the Mandala.
The Mandala is crafted in a normal crafting table with 6 pieces of flint and any dye in the center.
The Mandala is used to travel across dimensions in Gamemode 4D. To use it, there are specific places that allow teleportation to specific dimensions. These teleport locations are called links. When players are at a Link Location, colored smoke particles will appear. A yellow message will appear in the action bar: "Right click to teleport". Sometimes there is more than one link available at a location. In that case, the player must click the particle with the correct corresponding color to teleport to the desired dimension.
Teleporting via the Mandala is 1:1 in the x and z directions. That means players will be teleported to the same coordinates when they cross dimensions. The Mandala will place players in a viable spot, adjusting the Y value of the teleport if needed. If the Mandala cannot find a viable spot, you will be teleported to a nearby area.
Discovering links can be done usually by going to extreme Y values. Once a player has discovered a link, the travel conditions change to be less extreme. e.g. when unlocking the link to Upper Caves, a player has to go to the very bottom of the Overworld at Y=40, but after that, they only need to go below Y=50.
The player will not be placed on top of blocks which can potentially damage them. The list of blacklisted blocks include:
- Fence gates
- Magma Blocks
- Pressure plates
Below is a list of dimensions in the Gamemode 4D server.
|Name||Link Discovery Conditions||Link Location 1||Link Location 2||Link Location 3||Particle Color|
|Overworld||Craft the Mandala||Anywhere in
in Upper Caves
|Upper Caves||Bottom of Overworld (Y=41)||Below Y=50
in Lower Caves
|Lush||Stand on wheat seeds in Upper Caves||Anywhere in
|Dark Forest||Throw a Zauber Orchid into a Zauber Cauldron in Lush||Anywhere in Lush||(none)||(none)||Bright
|Lower Caves||Bottom of Lower Caves (Y=5)||Below Y=20 in
|Nether portal in
|Nether||Create a Nether Portal in Lower Caves||Nether portal in
(At lava level)*
|Aether||Top of Overworld (Y=250)||Above Y=200
|Mountains||Bottom of Aether (Y=20)||Below Y=30
|Paths||Mine 1562 blocks of stone in Mountains||Anywhere in
|Moon||Above build limit of Aether (Y=270)||Above Y=250
|Exit End Portal
in the End*
|End||Find an End Portal on the Moon||End Portal on
*Cannot be teleported via Mandala; uses vanilla portals
|10 Nov 2017||Mandala is released on Gamemode 4D|
|12 Nov 2017||Bugfix to prevent dying when teleporting across dimensions|