December 2010 Archives

So I've been working at this a while for now and I'm realizing that there's a little something missing from the experience -- I really want to be able to find stuff other people have built, and do a bit more with it.  So, I've been toying with the idea of getting a Minecraft multiplayer server and putting the world up there for other people to work on.

Before I plunk down 30 bucks a month for a hosted server, though, I wanted to test it out and get the hang of it, so I set up a server on my Linux box here at home just to get the hang of server configuration.  It was pretty easy to get up and running, and get the new world in place.  The Minecraft community has been very good at providing tools to simplify running a server and performing regular maintenance.  In a couple of hours today I've managed to get the basic server, plus a few mods and some backup and mapping scripts all set up and ready to go.  It even seems to run okay on my machine, though my max user population so far has been a whopping three.

However, with this up and running, it seems good enough for a small user base and it really costs me nothing, so I'm going to test it out and see how this goes.  I'd like to get other people involved in the server, but I need to set up some guidelines first.  I don't want to see the world turned into something that doesn't make much sense from a story point of view.  Once I write those up, though, I'll be happy to let some people jump in and start adding their own stuff to the server (though on a limited basis at the moment, due to system constraints).

Just for reference, the server is currently set up with the default server plus the Hey0 Mod.  Users who just wander in off the street are restricted and can't build anything, but you should be able to wander around and check things out at least.  If you want to be added as a builder, get in touch with me by sending me email or leaving a comment on the blog (make sure you tell me your Minecraft username) and I'll take care of it.  I'll be putting a webpage up soon to list the guidelines and the IP (which may change on the whim of Comcast for now).  If you'd like to try it out before I get that up, let me know and I'll try to get it to you before then.

I still have some more updates to write up and post, and I'll get to that this week.

Edit: I've added a (very basic) HTML page about the server at  Let me know if you have any questions, or things you think should be added.

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