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Minecraft Server!
« on: January 02, 2012, 12:12:14 PM »
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So, there has been a semi "official"... ish... Minecraft server running for a little while.  Whitelisted and in creative mode.  It had a small burst of activity upon setup but has since mostly died with only sporadic activity from some.  When it was set up it was put as a creative mode server because for the most part what all of us did in SMP was spawn blocks and build things.  But that gets boring after a while and while I've tried even I can't keep my spawn area project going.  Good intentions, poor result.

This weekend however a few of us have been playing multiplayer with each other just running the server on our desktops but with a twist...

Thanks to El-Destructo we've been playing with IndustrialCraft BuildCraft RailCraft and RedPower mods all at once.  Any one of these expands what you can do in minecraft immensely.  So far we've only touched the first two in our work but the others have so much potential as well.  I personally have worked seriously only with the IndustrialCraft and even then have only touched some of it.  Buildcraft I've tested some but not seriously.  The other two I haven't touched at all only looked at information for.

To sum them up:

IndustrialCraft gives you hugely enhanced industry (duh).  There are now more furnaces, that are faster and/or run on electricity.  Which can be generated by wind power, solar power, coal, wood, geothermal(lava), or nuclear power plants.  The last of which will explode epicly if not taken care of.  You can also build smart auto miners which (while requiring quite a bit of power and resources to do) will dig down into the earth and extract the useful minerals for you.

BuildCraft gives you pipes, engines and pump systems (maybe some more I haven't used it much).  You can pump out lava and water from areas, power machines to move your resources from the depths of your mining complex back to your base, automatically sort items, pipe them into furnaces to automatically smelt them, then pipe them into a finished materials chest.  You can also build giant strip mining facilities with it.

RailCraft gives you better, you guessed it, rails.  All kinds of things to improve how minecarts and rails systems work.  new cheaper rails (that are slower), expensive faster ones, elevator rails for vertical movement, new detectors for carts, special rails for controlling traffic, crossing rails, all kinds of stuff.

Red Power enhances redstone, I haven't worked with it at all yet but from what I understand it lets you turn redstone into wires you can run, they can be bundled into groups color coded, comes with new detectors and compact inverters and things like that.  Again though, haven't tested it personally yet, just seem the crazy awesome it can do.

All that being said I'm thinking about resetting the server and setting it up with all of this.  Honestly it makes minecraft feel like what minecraft is supposed to be, there are tech trees, it takes time and effort.  A nuke plant is hugely beneficial but also very hard and expensive to install and run, potentially incredibly damaging.  It's not just "oh I have diamond I have the best".  It takes work, effort, even without mobs it's DEADLY if you mess up.  The number of times we've had "Why would you hook up that high voltage line while I'm walking on it?!" moments is... well stupidly high :P

I'm pretty much ready to just go ahead and do it but I figured I would at least run it by the people who (semi) use the server as is first for questions/comments.  So I'll keep an eye on this and I'll try to talk to people who use it as I can.  One note whatever happens the server will remain whitelist only, no random griefers to deal with.

What do people think?
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Re: Minecraft Server!
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2012, 02:11:05 PM »
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Minor note: Playing around with it a bit the red power seems to only give you new (and very useful) wiring options, the extra detectors seem to belong to buildcraft/railcraft...  Not that it really matters if you're using all of them.
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Re: Minecraft Server!
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2012, 05:16:33 PM »
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I for one think it is a wonderful idea, we could set up a semi-working city thing, all working together to bring us forward into a new technological age! :D

And then see how it goes from there.
I think it could be good.
Once I am able I'd definitely join up to that. :)
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Re: Minecraft Server!
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2012, 07:07:30 PM »
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Nuclear reactors are THE way to go for mass power production. Though they require a very careful and proper setup.

Their need to be adequately cooled is paramount. Not only can one use a better cooling rods layout, but one can also submerge the reactor in water to help keep it cool.
I've seen what happens when the reactor overheats. It goes BOOM and makes a HUGE crater.

Redpower is VERY useful. Being able to run vertical wires and only powering on the blocks being touched by the wire instead of all that "power by proximity" thing is awesome.
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Re: Minecraft Server!
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2012, 08:19:12 PM »
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I would have to get in on this as well.  My friends also use most of these mods and they would probably jump on too.

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Re: Minecraft Server!
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2012, 08:10:22 PM »
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Though I'll likely just build a basic home/base with truckloads of chests. Building big stuff (alone) takes too long without WorldEdit, even in creative mode.

No more pyramids or tall buildings.
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Re: Minecraft Server!
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2012, 09:29:32 PM »
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I would have to get in on this as well.  My friends also use most of these mods and they would probably jump on too.

I'm one of these friends XD

I have played with these mods to the point where i can't played normal minecraft anymore :)
So i would greatly appreciate if i could play on this server as well.

(i could help out too, if you need any help i mean)
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Re: Minecraft Server!
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2012, 10:23:08 PM »
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Though I'll likely just build a basic home/base with truckloads of chests. Building big stuff (alone) takes too long without WorldEdit, even in creative mode.

No more pyramids or tall buildings.
Heh, Iv'e never been able to build anything big in Minecraft myself.
Haven't used one of those programs for it either.
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Re: Minecraft Server!
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2012, 10:48:00 PM »
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I'm one of these friends XD

I have played with these mods to the point where i can't played normal minecraft anymore :)
So i would greatly appreciate if i could play on this server as well.

(i could help out too, if you need any help i mean)

30 minutes with these mods was enough for me to say "Never again" to regular minecraft. :P

It seems at this point that general consensus on things is "Yes!  Let us do this!"  Now with how much exploring we've done a world wipe is probably a good idea.  I can provide the world file to anyone who wants to save anything they did build though.  Does anyone have any recommendations for seeds that produce worlds with nifty areas near spawn?
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« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2012, 12:13:24 AM »
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Seeds you say.
lost: Spawn in a mushroom bio and swamp.
Horo: Large pine forest
Game I.V.: Huge pine forest and a huge grassland.  (looks awesome)

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« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2012, 12:42:08 AM »
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I just wanna Build my Super Castle.

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« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2012, 01:19:40 AM »
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Gargamel is a good seed if you want unique land structures

and here a link for some other really good seeds

http://www.minecraftseeds.info/
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« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2012, 03:51:37 PM »
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With those mods and a nice server, I'd consider returning to Minecraft after a rather lenghty pause. Yep, sounds good.

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« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2012, 11:35:00 PM »
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dooo eeeeeeeet

Also, mikethor, I don't care if it takes forever, I shall have my pyramids!!!

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« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2012, 01:20:28 AM »
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dooo eeeeeeeet

Also, mikethor, I don't care if it takes forever, I shall have my pyramids!!!
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« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2012, 05:02:00 AM »
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Note: With IC2 and BC on there is oil in the grassland on the Game I.V. seed.

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Re: Minecraft Server!
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2012, 09:56:14 AM »
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Note: With IC2 and BC on there is oil in the grassland on the Game I.V. seed.
Hmmmmm, power all the strip miners!

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« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2012, 10:47:39 AM »
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The number of times we've had "Why would you hook up that high voltage line while I'm walking on it?!" moments is... well stupidly high :P
I thought I'd expand on this a bit: The other night I was redoing some of my wiring and setting up my energy storage devices again to be less a convoluted clustergently-carress and had got my MFE unit installed in the wrong direction (these are medium voltage) which backfed its output into one of my machines and I didn't notice.

I loaded up the machine with some cobblestone to turn into sand and it nearly blew my face off when it overloaded.

Took out part of my ceiling and wall, too.

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« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2012, 11:26:27 AM »
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I thought I'd expand on this a bit: The other night I was redoing some of my wiring and setting up my energy storage devices again to be less a convoluted clustergently-carress and had got my MFE unit installed in the wrong direction (these are medium voltage) which backfed its output into one of my machines and I didn't notice.

I loaded up the machine with some cobblestone to turn into sand and it nearly blew my face off when it overloaded.

Took out part of my ceiling and wall, too.
That being said I am gonna go and find an island somewhere, all to myself. :D

That way I can do reseeeeeaaarch and not blow up anyone else's stuff.
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« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2012, 01:46:44 PM »
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I can't wait to build my factories :)
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« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2012, 03:14:34 PM »
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Is it up already?
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« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2012, 06:11:10 PM »
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Quick update, the current creative mode stuff will be staying as it is, just been reduced in available power significantly.  Shouldn't be a problem with the amount of traffic it gets.  A second server has been put up for the new hotness but it isn't ready yet,  I'll be trying to get to work on that today.
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« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2012, 09:53:32 PM »
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I thought I'd expand on this a bit: The other night I was redoing some of my wiring and setting up my energy storage devices again to be less a convoluted clustergently-carress and had got my MFE unit installed in the wrong direction (these are medium voltage) which backfed its output into one of my machines and I didn't notice.

I loaded up the machine with some cobblestone to turn into sand and it nearly blew my face off when it overloaded.

Took out part of my ceiling and wall, too.
Why was I not there for this? :D

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« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2012, 12:49:30 AM »
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Why was I not there for this? :D
I think you were playing Star Wars.

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« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2012, 02:58:13 AM »
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I want in on this. Do i have to download the mods myself? or will they come with the server?