Item Placer Devices

Place weapons or consumable items in a more realistic way, such as sitting on a table or hanging on a wall.

The Item Placer device gives you a way to place consumable items or weapons in locations that are more realistic, as opposed to Item Spawners or chests that just drop items and weapons on the ground. You can drop a consumable or weapon onto the device to register it. The device acts as a container, but is shaped like the item registered. When a player interacts with the device, it grants the registered item to that player. If the device is mounted on a destructible object and that object is destroyed, the registered item drops to the ground. Destructible objects can include props, building pieces, and terrain, depending on the settings you have modified in My Island or in other devices.

Finding and Placing the Device

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  1. From Create mode, press the Tab key to open the CREATIVE inventory screen.

  2. Click the DEVICES tab. You can scroll to select the device, use the Search box to look up the device by name, or the Categories in the panel on the left.

  3. Click PLACE NOW to place immediately, or put the device in the QUICK BAR to place later.

  4. Press Esc to return to your island in Create mode. Use your phone to position the device, then click to place it. Press Esc to detach the device from your phone.

  5. Point at the device with your phone. If the CUSTOMIZE popup doesn't open immediately, move closer until it does, then press E to open the Customize panel.

If you're using multiple copies of a device on an island, it can be helpful to rename them. You can choose names that relate to each device's purpose, so it's easier to remember what each one does.

Contextual Filtering

Some devices are affected by a feature called contextual filtering. This feature hides or displays options depending on the values selected for certain related options. This feature will reduce clutter in the Customize panel and make options easier to manage and navigate. However, it may not be easy to recognize which options or values trigger contextual filtering. To help you identify them, in our device docs we use italic for any values that trigger contextual filtering. All options will be listed, including those affected by contextual filtering; if they are hidden or displayed based on a specific option's value, there will be a note about that in the Description field for that option.

Device Options

This device has some basic functionality, like setting the interaction time and which teams or classes can interact with the device. Additionally, there are some advanced options, like inverting the class or team selection and determining whether the device is enabled when the game starts.

You can configure this device with the following options.

Default values are bold. Values that trigger contextual filtering are italic.

Basic Options

Option

Value

Description

Allow Interact

On, Off

Determines whether players can interact with this device. If this is set to Off, the Interact Text, Interact Time, Allowed Team, and Allowed Class options do not display.

Interact Text

Pick Up {item}, Enter text

This text appears to players when they look at the item. The keyword {item} displays the name of the item that is registered with this device. The text field is limited to 150 characters. This option only displays if the Allow Interact option is set to On.

Interact Time

Instant, Pick an amount of time

Determines how long the player must hold the interaction control in order to activate the device. This option only displays if the Allow Interact option is set to On.

Allowed Team

None, Any, Pick a team

Determines which team can interact with the device. This option only displays if the Allow Interact option is set to On.

Allowed Class

No Class, Any, Pick a class

Determines which class can interact with the device. If this is set to No Class, only players with no assigned class can interact with the device. This option only displays if the Allow Interact option is set to On.

All Options (Additional)

Option

Value

Description

Invert Team Selection

Off, On

If you choose On, all teams except the one selected in the Allowed Team option can interact with the device.

Invert Class Selection

Off, On

If you choose On, all classes except the one selected in the Allowed Class option can interact with the device.

Show Rarity Effects

On, Off

Determines whether or not rarity effects for placed items are displayed when the device is enabled.

Play Audio

On, Off

Determines whether the device plays audio effects.

Enabled at Game Start

Enabled, Disabled

Determines whether the device is enabled when the game starts.

Channels

When one device needs to "talk" to another device, it does so by transmitting a signal on a specific channel. The receiving device needs to be set up to receive the signal on the same channel.

A channel is identified by a number, and channel numbers are customized for a device under the option that uses the channel. Most devices will also pass the identity of the player who triggered the device with the signal.

This device has receivers that perform a variety of functions when receiving a signal over a channel. Also, this device can transmit signals when certain conditions are met.

Receivers

Receivers listen for a channel and perform an action when they hear any device (including themselves) send a signal on that channel.

Option

Value

Description

Enable Device When Receiving From

No Channel, Pick a channel or enter a channel number

The device is enabled when it receives a signal on the selected channel.

Disable Device When Receiving From

No Channel, Pick a channel or enter a channel number

The device is disabled when it receives a signal on the selected channel.

Transmitters

Transmitters send a signal on the selected channel when triggered.

Option

Value

Description

When Item Dropped Transmit On

No Channel, Pick a channel or enter a channel number

When this device drops an item, it sends a signal on the selected channel.

When Item Granted Transmit On

No Channel, Pick a channel or enter a channel number

When this device's item is granted to a player with an interaction, the device sends a signal on the selected channel.