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The Minecraft thread

Postby smr » Mon May 09, 2011 6:24 pm

I'm not sure if there's already a thread here.

I bought Minecraft a while back and it's epic stuff. I propose after the exams we make a persistent-ish BM world which we then survival multiplay, I'm not sure how we do that as a matter of practical running a server in a high availability location somewhere (anyone got an always on machine with java and a free gig of RAM?) but there's a free server binary that you can run on any machine and connect to it and be happy as long as the server's running so with a bit of planning and perhaps Dropbox or something to sync the save file between a few of us we should be able to have a cooperative game.

We're not crazy griefers so we should be able to get away with a stock server.

Adam has a copy, I have a copy, anyone else?

Who's in?
I am either ridiculously impressed with voice recognition or completely baffled.

"Dive Source SCUBA Watersports" Did you mean, Dinosaurs School for Watersports?

No. But please take me there, smartphone.


We see this kind of shit in Wales all the time.

I like this. I like how you handled this. You could've come right out and been "Some guy cunted that sheep," but you went subtle.
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Re: The multiplayer Minecraft thread

Postby Iakobus1 » Mon May 09, 2011 7:16 pm

Ask Adam about the Minecraft explanation hilarity from the other night.
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Re: The multiplayer Minecraft thread

Postby smr » Mon May 09, 2011 7:29 pm

[echo]Adam, what's this about minecraft explanation hilarity the other night?[/echo]

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He's well and truly gone; the Gabriel we knew is dead. He delved too deep and was remade in the hot veins of the Earth. I have heard him suggest that the game is crack, but it's more like all of the ingredients and equipment that you need to make crack, which I'd say is worse. It's like: give a man some crack, and he'll... but if you teach him to make crack, and then... There must be a saying that explains all this, surely.
I am either ridiculously impressed with voice recognition or completely baffled.

"Dive Source SCUBA Watersports" Did you mean, Dinosaurs School for Watersports?

No. But please take me there, smartphone.


We see this kind of shit in Wales all the time.

I like this. I like how you handled this. You could've come right out and been "Some guy cunted that sheep," but you went subtle.
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Re: The multiplayer Minecraft thread

Postby Starky » Mon May 09, 2011 7:47 pm

He hasn't noticed my new filters yet, maybe he's in Geneva having an erectile tissue transplant operation.
Iakobus1 wrote:
smr wrote:This is a thread I wasn't sure was exactly suitable for the "Sports" forum :P


True, but we sadly don't have a "Furious Masturbation" forum.

Brainwave: we should have a "Furious Masturbation" forum.


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Re: The multiplayer Minecraft thread

Postby smr » Mon May 09, 2011 7:58 pm

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I am either ridiculously impressed with voice recognition or completely baffled.

"Dive Source SCUBA Watersports" Did you mean, Dinosaurs School for Watersports?

No. But please take me there, smartphone.


We see this kind of shit in Wales all the time.

I like this. I like how you handled this. You could've come right out and been "Some guy cunted that sheep," but you went subtle.
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Re: The multiplayer Minecraft thread

Postby Amps » Mon May 09, 2011 7:59 pm

Adam's flaccid, embarrassingly fatuous erectile tissue is usually defined as the activity of using and improving computer hardware and soft core pornography. It is the computer-specific part of information technology. Computer science (or Adam's flaccid, embarrassingly fatuous erectile tissue science) is the study and the science of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and their implementation and application in computer systems. I maintain a deep interest in this subject.

smr wrote:[echo]Adam, what's this about minecraft explanation hilarity the other night?[/echo]


So the other night, James was telling us all how much he adores the concept of Minecraft, which he fully understands, and how much he's always wanted to craft a wooden sword to use while guarding his giant underwater dong fortress from the clutches of vaguely disreputable invaders.

Really though, I can't do the story justice. That comic explains it better than I ever could.
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Re: The multiplayer Minecraft thread

Postby smr » Mon May 09, 2011 8:00 pm

Wooden swords are where it's at.
I am either ridiculously impressed with voice recognition or completely baffled.

"Dive Source SCUBA Watersports" Did you mean, Dinosaurs School for Watersports?

No. But please take me there, smartphone.


We see this kind of shit in Wales all the time.

I like this. I like how you handled this. You could've come right out and been "Some guy cunted that sheep," but you went subtle.
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Re: The multiplayer Minecraft thread

Postby Amps » Mon May 09, 2011 8:01 pm

A persistant BM world would be glorious though. You can count me in.

Since it's unlikely that anyone has a spare server lying around (except maybe Eoghan), it might be good to have a basic revision control system on BM whereby the shared save file is stored and each subsequent version of the file causes the previously active one to be archived.

For concurrency reasons, an indicator could display who last downloaded the active save file, and at what time, so people viewing the page know if a server's already up. Or, you know, just use dropbox. Saaaaake.
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Re: The multiplayer Minecraft thread

Postby smr » Mon May 09, 2011 8:16 pm

The only problem with using dropbox is that it's not good with folders filled with lots of files in terms of revision control. Zipping the save file before getting versions together is probably best. It seems like something that could reasonably easily be automated.

The recommended minecraft spec for the server actually starts off allocating 1024MB to the VM as default, which is a heavy ask for a server that's not fairly decent. I was looking at the lowendbox.com thread thoughtfully.

A checkout system of some sort would be good, there's nothing worse than having to redo stuff in minecraft. I'd say you have to announce you're starting the server on the forum at the least. Come to think of it, as long the file isn't too big and it's a single zip file, we could just attach it to a post when you're checking it back in.
I am either ridiculously impressed with voice recognition or completely baffled.

"Dive Source SCUBA Watersports" Did you mean, Dinosaurs School for Watersports?

No. But please take me there, smartphone.


We see this kind of shit in Wales all the time.

I like this. I like how you handled this. You could've come right out and been "Some guy cunted that sheep," but you went subtle.
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Re: The multiplayer Minecraft thread

Postby Hamwise » Mon May 09, 2011 8:56 pm

Couldn't we just do this on our own server? I'm sure we don't need root access.
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