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#1 2012-11-24 20:41:09

Hellfire
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Minecraft Server

I recently switched our Minecraft server over from a plain-old vanilla Minecraft server to Bukkit, a third party server. This gives us access to a bunch of mods and features. In particular, I wanted the ability to host multiple worlds within the same server. This can allow us to expand to new worlds while keeping our old ones. I have added some other mods mostly for anti-cheat and for administration.

One of the downsides of Bukkit is that development usually lags a little behind mainline Minecraft. Right now I am running an unstable development build of Bukkit based on 1.4.5. I have been looking at other mods we may want to try and have found a couple like Railcraft and Redpower 2. These add all sorts of features to the game. I wanted to find out what everyone thought of these. After looking into these I found that Redpower is actually for vanilla Minecraft and not compatible with Bukkit, so we would have to switch to Tekkit, which is a pack of mods and stuff built on top of Bukkit.

Since Tekkit is based on Bukkit, it should be easy to switch to, but again we are going even further from mainline Minecraft. The other downside in my mind is that it includes a bunch of mods and not all of them are interesting to me. We could probably disable some but it gets to be a lot of baggage.

I also wanted to ask Perlox what he had available for hosting since he has mentioned that before.

Thoughts?

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#2 2013-04-05 22:41:34

Hellfire
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Re: Minecraft Server

So I finally sat down and got minecraft setup on my new server. The biggest issue was that I wanted it to run as a daemon. On my old computer, I was manually executing it every time I rebooted. So I had to learn enough about Upstart to create a daemon script. Anyways, it is up and running at minecraft.boxofspoons.net.

Important note, however: since we have moved to craftbukkit, we aren't tied to minecraft updates. The server requires version 1.4.7. If you have updated your client past this (they are currently at 1.5.1) you will need to downgrade your client to 1.4.7. I used Minecraft Version Changer (McVC) to do this. All you do is download the app (its a single Java jar) and execute it with java. Select "Minecraft 1.4.7" from the list of possible versions and click "Change".

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#3 2013-04-05 22:42:32

Hellfire
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Re: Minecraft Server

Also, its waaaay faster than it used to be. It now has 2GB of RAM dedicated to it and is much smoother.

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#4 2013-04-15 23:24:23

kova
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Re: Minecraft Server

it's not working

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#5 2013-04-16 15:58:47

perlox
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Re: Minecraft Server

yikes

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#6 2013-04-16 23:52:09

Hellfire
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Re: Minecraft Server

I had a wrong IP mapping in my NAT. Try again, it now looks to be open.

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#7 2013-06-19 18:09:14

Hellfire
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Re: Minecraft Server

Upgraded to newest stable Craftbukkit release, 1.5.2. Update your clients accordingly.

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#8 2013-12-01 21:28:59

Hellfire
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Re: Minecraft Server

You can now view an interactive map of our server here: http://minecraft.boxofspoons.net:8123

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#9 2013-12-01 21:30:17

Hellfire
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Re: Minecraft Server

Remember to use version 1.6.4 as that is the current version the server runs at.

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