Basic Information Edit
Placemats are very flat mats the size of one block in width that look like they're made of beige jute/burlap or a similar fabric.
These display pads were implemented with the Launch Update R42 on May 8th 2017. The 5 slots of Placemats can be filled with one item, block, liquid and/or object each and will then display these in a smaller shape that they usually have when placed, sometimes in a slightly different shape than usual too.
The Placemat itself can then be rendered invisible by activating the according option, so this way items will appear like they are lying on the surface of any block, table or other object that the Placemat has been placed upon. Placemats can be rotated sideways, but objects placed onto Placemats cannot be rotated, activated/deactivated, inscripted or changed in any way.
Like Stone Wall Shelves, Galactic Grav-Chambers, Hidden Temple Altars, Snow Buried Containers or Frozen Container, Placemats too can display all placeable blocks and objects (that can be bought as building kits for Blueprints in theoretically infinite amounts btw.), but these display containers can also "show off" items that cannot simply be placed into the game world, like Explosives, Food, Crops or Weapons - a full list can be found below.
How to obtain Edit
These display pads can be crafted for free in your crafting menu though (to be opened with "Q" as the default key) after their crafting recipe has been unlocked.
How to unlock the crafting recipe Edit
The crafting recipe for Placemats is unlocked by:
- crafting or picking up a craftable Wood Chest (a starting crafting recipe)
- crafting Wood Walls or obtaining them from randomly spawning Stone Treasure Chests)
- crafting or picking up a Wood Door (craftable from a starting recipe as well)
How to craft Placemats Edit
To craft one Placemat, you'll need:
- 2 pieces of Leather obtainable from Pigsies, Night Pigsies, Night Hoglets and occasionally from Leafies or Night Leafies either as a loot or pet-harvest after taming these Creatures and feeding them their favorite Food
- 1x Twine made in a Processor from Vines that can be found on Cragwood trees in Forests and other Biomes, or on Wildwood trees in abundance in Jungle biomes, or can be obtained from most kinds of Leafies either as a loot or pet-harvest after feeding them well
How to use Placemats Edit
To use Placemats, place them into the game world and interact with them (use right-click or "F" as the default key) while pointing at them with your cursor.
Placemats can be rotated by pressing and holding R and then pointing the mouse cursor at the block and moving the mouse while holding the left mouse button; however only sideways (horizontally) by any usual means.
In return they can be rotated even when filled with items that they display.
The chosen rotation angle can be "locked" too by simply typing "r" while looking at an already rotated object or block; then all items of the same stack in the selected quickslot will automatically be facing the same direction when being placed.
When Placemats are activated (default key is "f" while looking at a Placemat with your cursor), a small storage window with 5 slots will open, as well as the option to choose one of four arrangements and to either show or hide the Placemat itself.
After activating a Placemat, the inventory window of your player character on the left side will temporarily be replaced with a list of items that can be transferred to the slots of the Placemat so that they will then be displayed on top of the Placemat in the world.
You can now put many kinds of items, blocks, objects and liquids into the 5 slots of the Placemat from your inventory by dragging & dropping with your left mouse-button or right-clicking on them in your inventory one after another. Usually only 1 item can be transferred, and it is not recommended to override this game mechanics to put more items into the slots of Placemats if you don't want to risk losing them.
Placemats cannot be picked up as long as anything is stored in their slots. They can be rotated even when filled - however only sideways (horizontally) as mentioned above. After emptying Placemats that have been placed into the game world, you can pull and take Placemats without requiring any Power Cells (Mining Cell).
Of course you won't be able to pick up such objects on game worlds, on player claims or in Adventures where your Permission rank is not sufficient (mainly when you are merely a visitor), which can only be changed by the owner of the game world, claim owner or Adventure creator.
Items that can be placed on Placemats Edit
- for all that is known, all cubic natural Blocks as well as all crafted cubic Building Blocks can be displayed by Placemats
- all other types of placeable non-cubic blocks including stairs, slabs, slopes, roofs, inner and outer corner blocks for stairs and slopes
- all kinds of Furniture including chairs, tables, beds, wood book shelves, doors, windows, ladders, fences, fence gates and iron bars. Fences and Iron Bars will be displayed as single poles
- signs, gravestones, obelisks, arc signs - that cannot be inscripted when on the Placemat
- all display cases/stands and storage chests - but only empty ones, and they cannot be filled while on display on the Placemat
- all Lighting, including torches, lanterns, also Arctek ones, tall Medieval Lamps, Hidden Temple Torches, Medieval Fireplaces, Campfires, Fire Pits and Haunted Pumpkins. Please note that Lamps and other objects that will normally illuminate the surrounding will not do so when being placed on a Placemat, many will appear switched off
- all existing crafting stations (Cooking Stations, Forges, Processors and also the outdated Crafting Table), as well as Extractors
- Excavators and Teleporters that will look a bit different on the Placemat than when placed into the game world
- Beeswax, Vines, Death Statues
- all types of tree Flowers, Leaves and Corrupted Blocks
- most types of placeable plants like Tallgrass, Weeds, Reeds, Shrubs, Cattails - except for Lilypads
- Queen Bees and tree Saplings that both cannot be placed onto every type of block in the game world, only on dedicated ones
- all kinds of Explosives, including Flares and Fireworks
- Rimecones and Snowcubes
- all types of Weapons, including Store-bought ones that will appear laid down on the Placemat, no matter the arrangement
- all Liquids, Arcstones, Seashells and Pigsy Droppings. Liquids will appear as slightly slanted blocks with a flow animation, very similar to slopes
- all kinds of Food and Crops, also all 3 types of Mushrooms and all 4 Seeds of Crops
- all placeable Machines like activation devices, operating gates, Fans, Teleporters, Checkpoints, Adventure Gates, Capture Blocks, Adventure Picture Frames and animated objects like Industrial Bellows, Industrial Gears, Gingerbread Chimneys and the like. Most machines will be deactivated, picture frames will show their standard image of a hill with trees, and LEDs will appear as gray blocks on a Placemat
- different from Stone Wall Shelves, Placemats can display Loot Spawners, Mob Spawners, Seashells, Seeds of Crops and other Placemats correctly
- all Beacons including Healing Beacons. They might be displayed with or without sending out their beam/s on the Placemat (this changes regularly with every few monthly updates of the game)
Items that cannot be placed on Placemats Edit
Not everything can be transferred into the slots of Placemats:
- none of the existing Perfumes, Potions or Pigments
- no animal drops/parts like Bones, Leather, Chizzard Gizzard, Feral Pigsy Fur or Miru Eyes
- no other non-placeable crafting materials like Twines, Goo, Moss, Coal, Gunpowder, Melted Wax, Infused Crystals, Corruption Dust, Ores and Rods
- no tools: Taming Collars, Plows, Washers, Wiring Tools
- no armor parts and types
- no Notes, Data Chips, rare Recipes, Hats, Bow Ties, Lilypads
Arrangements of PlacematsEdit
When activating a Placemat (with right-click or pressing "f" as the default key) that has been placed into the game world, you can optionally render the Placemat invisible by deactivating the option "Show Container Visual" (activated by default). When the Placemat is set to invisible, the items on it will appear as if they had been placed on the subsurface or object directly below the Placemat.
Additionally, you can change the arrangement of the items that you have put into the 5 slots:
- Arrangement 1/4 will display the item that has been placed into the first slot very large in the center; the other items will be displayed much smaller, but neatly arranged at the four corners of the mat
- Arrangement 2/4 will display the item that has been placed into the first slot large in the center and the others smaller, however arranged along the four sides of the mat this time instead of the corners
- Arrangement 3/4 will look similar to the first arrangement - the item that has been placed into the first slot will appear large in the center and the others smaller at the four corners of the mat. Prior to update R46 this arrangement had rendered the Placemat invisible, while arrangement 1/4 had displayed the Placemat visibly, which is now chosen by activating or deactivating the "visibility" option directly
- Arrangement 4/4 will display all items in a smaller size and arranged slightly haphazardly, most of the items will be displayed at the corners, but diagonally instead of north-facing, and the item in the middle will not be centred exactly, but displaced a little to one side
How to change the settings of Placemats Edit
When activating Placemats that have been placed into the world, they can optionally be renamed and/or set to another minimum permission level. Additionally to that their transfer history can be viewed. All of these settings can be found on top of the activation window that can be opened by pointing the cursor at Placemats and using right-click or pressing "f" (as the default key).
You can name Placemats like any other storage container by activating them and then clicking on the icon that looks like a square (note) with a "pen" in the top right corner. You can type up to 30 characters into the labelling array (and confirm this with "enter"/"return"), and this name/label will then be displayed instead of "Placemat" when pointing the cursor at it.
You can also change the Permission settings for each Placemat by clicking on the padlock icon shown in the top right corner after activating the Placemat. Here you can define who will be permitted access to this Placemat (and its contents). To be precisely, you can set this Placemat to a minimum permission level that must be met or outranked by players in order to change the content and/or settings of the Placemat and even take the Placemat itself.
Available world permission-settings: "just me", "world owner/admins", "world mods", "builders" or "everyone". On player claims the available settings are "just me", "claim admins", "claim interact only", "claim builders" and "everyone".
Since update R40 all storage containers and activatable objects like Placemats are now set to "builders" by default when these objects have been placed into a game world or to "claim builders" when the objects have been placed within a player claim.
This means that players with builder "rights" (aka permission rank) or higher (mod, admin, owner) either on your claim (claim permission ranks override world permission ranks) or game world can access your Placemats and take items from it or even pick up the Placemats themselves.
If you set the permission level of the Placemat to "visitor", every player on the game world can access the Placemat and can even carry it off. Higher permission levels like "world/claim admins/mods" or "just me" will prevent this.
A special permission rank "claim interacts only", which is solely available on player claims, will allow players with this exact same permission rank (that you can provide to visitors of your claim if you choose to) to take items from a Placemat, but not to take the Placemat itself.
By clicking on the magnifying glass icon in the top right corner after activating the Placemat (with right-click or "f" as the default key) you can view a "Transfer History" that lists the (up to) last 5 filling procedures and last 5 removal actions with the according player names and the time of their access to the Placemat.
Displays and BlueprintEdit
When players build this Blueprint and place the display container accordingly, all the items that have been put in the display containers by the creator of the Blueprint will be displayed automatically without having to be put in.
However these displayed items will merely be "ghosts". It will only look like these items are actually in the container, but they are not. When activating such a display container, you can see that the items in the slots look different too to indicate this.
You can not take such "ghost" items out of the displaying object, and if you replace them with actual items to your own liking, the Blueprinted "ghosts" will vanish and won't automatically resurface if you take the actual item/s out of the concerned display slot/s again. This has been designed by Playful in order to let players share the "look" of special items with other players so that the players building the Blueprint won't have to provide these items themselves, but can use them as decoration.
Bug Warning Edit
Attention: after placing items into Placemats, a known bug can occur that will not let you move a few of the items from your inventory into any storage container. Either placing these items into display containers and taking them out again or exiting the game, waiting for a while and then re-entering will solve this problem.
You can put whole stacks of items into the slots of Placemats, but only if you drag a stack of items and then drop one item after another into the according slot. However it is not recommended to do this, because the possibility of transferring more than one item into any slots of these shelves it is very likely caused by a bug. As soon as the bug will be fixed, it is possible that all items except for one might vanish/be deleted.