Minecraft Buddies
server crash

we had a server crash last night, everything should be back to normal now.

the spawn and the biomes changed but i’ve put it all back as it was now.

I’m not aware of any chunk errors or anything similar happening but if you see any massively unfitting terrain, just let me know

(you’re looking for something like this)

1.9 pre5

The newest (unofficial) version of minecraft is 1.9pre5

As of today, we’re updating the server to this version but since it’s not an official version, it might be a bit of an arse to update to.

If anyone is having any troubles updating, give me a shout and I can help out.

This is the file you need. You need to place it in your application data folder.

To find it, on a Windows PC press [Win]+[R] (The Windows key, in between ctrl+alt, and R) and type %appdata%

Then go to the .minecraft folder and into the bin folder.

The file above needs to be placed in there (rename the old file first)

On a Mac, the folder is Username/Library/Application Support/minecraft/bin

The file above needs to be placed in there (rename the old file first)

If anything goes wrong, you can delete the whole bin folder and the next time you start up minecraft it will redownload it.

If anyone has a problem with this, get in touch and I can help you out.

The reason for updating is simply that we’re running out of animals without the breeding introduced in 1.9. I’m not aware of any big bugs but if anything is wrong, let me know and i’ll try and sort them out.

If worst comes to worst, we have a full back up of the world before the update and can easily go back.

Here is the link to the sphax texture pack, updated for 1.9, this is the 128x128 pack but there are links to the other sizes on the page if that makes minecraft run too slowly for you.

Here is the patcher to make the hd texture packs work okay 

Voting added

I’ve added voting for kicking players and restarting the server. Kicking players has been enabled in the case somebody is afk while logged in and is stopping players sleeping, restarting has been added in case people are suffering lag or people are struggling to join the game, that sort of thing.

Don’t be a dick with it.

To initiate a vote:

/vote kick PlayerName

/vote restart

To vote:

/vote yes

/vote no

60 seconds after voting, all votes are tallied and if over half of the voting players vote in favour then the action will be taken. Players that don’t vote don’t tally for or against.

Let me know if there are any problems with it.

Minecraft is down at the moment, by the way. Problem at Minecraft’s end, not ours :)


This ugly monstrosity is Fletch’s station. It splits into 3 lines, one leading to spawn, one leading to niall and one leading to tom. (tom’s will again split into 3, heading off to steve and ellie)
This ugly piece of shit is functional but is pretty much designed to be a box to build around. Make a pretty station with no need to learn the redstone :)
This one probably won’t be made any prettier any time soon however, congratulations on the baby.
Coming soon to a station near you (unless you’re Fletch)

This ugly monstrosity is Fletch’s station. It splits into 3 lines, one leading to spawn, one leading to niall and one leading to tom. (tom’s will again split into 3, heading off to steve and ellie)

This ugly piece of shit is functional but is pretty much designed to be a box to build around. Make a pretty station with no need to learn the redstone :)

This one probably won’t be made any prettier any time soon however, congratulations on the baby.

Coming soon to a station near you (unless you’re Fletch)

Rail System

The rail system for the new world has started. The lines to Joe and Fletch are completed and Bobby’s is just waiting on knowing where to put it. 

From there we are going to start wiring up further stations using these 3 as a hub and once those are done we can start having a few other connections depending on where they’re used.

Here are the two finished journeys in youtube form


Lee’s work-in-progress house

Lee is a busy, busy bumble

Right we are, the world now has a hard limit on it, if you walk up to the edge of the map, instead of generating new chunks it just teleports you back and tells you that you’ve reached the end of the world.

Spawn has been moved 50 meters up the road so that it doesn;t just plonk you on top of a mountain any more, it’s a little flatter and will make a much better spawn location.

The mods are now working, the way permissions are set at the moment, all commands are strictly limited. This is only until I get my head around how the new permissions system in bukkit works, bear with me, but we do now have sleep notifications working again.

Lastly, and this is where most of my time has been spent/wasted, we now have an autoupdating map that doubles as a gps, chat thingy and loads else.

http://88.190.27.29:8134/#

This map will update a few seconds after you place a block (maybe a little more if there are a few people on), follows players around the map when they’re online and even has access to the ingame chat. You can type messages too, but it’s not as anonymous as it may look :)

new world

here is the new map, it’s up now. find somewhere to settle, you know the drill.

we’ll work on migrating buildings once everyone’s settled and bukkit is up and running

until then, pick somewhere good and make it obvious where you’re settling. don’t settle close to anyone else unless they say its okay and don’t take anything other than from where you settle (clay is pretty common in this map so you won’t need to)

addendum

a new world will also mean a stop to the biome shifting problem thats happened also.

That problem was only when on mymcserv so it won’t be an issue once we start another.