Saturday, April 14, 2012

New server coming up for Minecraft 1.2.5

   Today I have been busy figuring out how to set up a new Minecraft server for 1.2.5. So I spend all night searching for mods I want installed on the new server and see if they have updated yet to the latest stable release of Minecraft. Well ... I was pretty disappointed to see how it is still a mess. Many SSP (Survival Single Player) mods have updated, but many SMP (Survival Multi Player) mods have not yet been updated. To set up the server right, I need both client and server side mods to be updated to make it work. So for now I am not sure at all if what I want to accomplish is even possible at the moment. I will probably have to wait a while longer or risk using outdated mods.
   The general idea for the new server is as follows. I want it to be a whitelisted server with about 20 players max. The server will be in survival mode, because thats what I like best. I want a great variety of possibilities to be building the new world on my server. So I am planning to use quite a few mods to add a shitload of options. Just to name a few: Forge, BuildCraft, Industrial Craft 2, Forestry, RedPower 2, ComputerCraft, RailCraft, Portal Gun, Laser and more. Most of those mods are Forge compatible and some are quite complicated at first, where others just add some kewl extra features. Other things I like to add are some Bukkit plugins to help me out to protect the world from griefing, set safe-zones/regions, protect buildings/inventory/chests and other functional tools. Also planning to add an economy to the world where we can all run shops and sell items. Last thing to add for myself are some more protection tools like HawkEye to see block placement history, do roll-backs and more as well as adding World Edit and NEI (Not Enough Items) to start building the general spawn area and other parts of the world, like a PvP or mob fighting arena, several adventure maps, game zones and whatever else.
   Eventually this will be a great world combining all the best stuff Minecraft has to offer, focused on survival building and not as much on PvP. Everyone on the server will have a chance to be really creative with all options offered as well as try out fun stuff that will be added to the world by me and a few others helping out with building and creating. Just too bad I dont see it happen real soon. For now it's just waiting till all mods, I definately want to use, have updated. Could be a few days, weeks or months even, since there is a lot going on in mod-land at the moment.

Promise this will be a great server, hopefully soooooon.

PS: Since I can't test the server as of yet with the amount of mods in mind, I can't be sure how well my computer will cope. If needed I am willing to have the server hosted for me, which will have consequences because of involved costs. Lets hope that wont be needed ;-)

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