Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Dynmap just got Sexier


In effort to prepare my server for more of a public release, I decided to work on Dynmap which, if you don't know, is a plugin that allows you to display a webpage of your Minecraft map in real time (I did a post on this when I first figured it out a long time ago). The reason I'm making a whole post dedicated to this is because I really polished it up. Now when you go there (, you will see not only the map and the current players, but you will see all the warps and homes. This is thanks to a plugin to dynmap (pluginception) called Dynmap-Essentials. +8 Nerd Points. Also, if you go to the arrow on the left you'll see a sidebar pop out with most of the worlds on there. Almost all the maps on the server are now on Dynmap so you can stalk your friends in all the worlds! I decided to not put the Survival map on there since I like vanilla pure vanilla. I don't want people not making maps and just letting a computer do it for them; that's cheating. But all the other maps are on there. I will probably also map the Skylands (you will not be able to go to that map though. It's for the series only!).

Next I will probably work on some sort of permissions system, probably after my CM test this Saturday. After that test, there's nothing major going on so it will be back to my regular schedule. That means more videos and especially more Minecraft!

- Aidan

Monday, March 19, 2012

It's Official: Cancelation of the Lethaldrive Service (Also other news)

The server has met its fate.

It should be out within 24 hours. So, there you go.

I'll apologize again for the lack of videos. I have a Certificate of Merit playing test (so looking forward to that) this weekend and I will be spending the majority of my time preparing for it. I probably will be able to upload another video this week (maybe two) and, not to give anything away, but it will probably shock and maybe horrify you. Also, I will be working on getting the server set up for a public release. I need to look into some permissions system. That'll be fun.

Digest that information and have a good night,

- Aidan

Monday, March 5, 2012

The Tragedy of the Survival Server, Future Server Plans, and a Redstone World?

Sorry for the title. I just got finished reading Romeo and Juliet.
Anyway, today is a sad day for the Survival Server and, I guess, Lethaldrive because I'm 99% sure that I will be canceling the service.

¿Por que? Because no one has been on it since Skylands. That's the only thing we've used it for other then when we actually used it as a server in beta 1.8.
But, there is another server on the horizon as I will trying out another hosting company called VMLWeb. They host servers and make games (If you have a Mac, I suggest you get Shotgun FunFun. It's a nice little free game on the Mac App Store) and they seemed like the best choice after comparing about ten other services on bestminecrafthosts.com. So, once I get it working (more on that later) I will transfer the Moog City/Thimble Lake Server to this server. This means no more

  • "Can't keep ups!"

  • Downtime. The only time that it will be down is when I'm working on it.

  • Lag. Hopefully. Since the server gets 1 GB of its own RAM and it only usually uses 800 MB it should be pretty smooth. 

Plus, I get all of my RAM/CPU again!
But there's one slight problem.
When checking out with Paypal, I got a message that said "The recipient is currently available to take money at this time". So, I can't actually buy the server yet let alone use it so I sent a support ticked to them and hopefully they will reply soon. I will give you more information about this as it becomes available.

Edit: The hosting company has resolved the issues with Paypal and I am able to buy the server now. I am not going to buy it until Saturday however because I am very busy today and a little tomorrow.

And maybe your eyebrows perked up when you saw the title mentioned something about a redstone world. I like redstone and it usually requires a lot of space. So, what I'll probably do is make another world called the Redstone World or something similar and make it part of Multiworld so you can teleport there and create huge redstone creations.
If your reading this and wondering if you can get on this server (99% uptime is great for everyone) then just contact me via email, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or Youtube.
Thanks for reading and heres to a happy future on the server!
- Aidan

Thursday, March 1, 2012

1.2 and the Server [Edit: It's up!]

Basically the server will not be up until some of the basic plugins are working and until a beta version of Bukkit is out.

I rely on some plugins to make the server function. The ones I need are Essentials and Multiworld. Also, I do not want to run a developmental version of Bukkit because as it is, I am taking a risk with the beta.

So, sorry for the wait. Once these things happen, you'll be able to get on and build as you please.

Oh, and Redstone Lanterns and upside down stairs! 256 Height Limit!

Minecraft is awesome.

(Not to mention jungles)

Edit: The server is now running a developmental version of Bukkit. Everything seems to be working okay. If anything goes wrong, I have backups. The only problem is that the majority of the plugins were lost. I have Essentials and Multiworld though and they work great! If there are any issues, make sure to contact me.

- Aidan