1.7 finally hit dev a few days ago. So now we need our 2 “conversion” mods to update. I went through and did checking up on the these mods, and they are being worked on an update. So hopefully with in the next week or so we can update.
What is a “Conversion” mod? Well awhile back bukkit had a great idea to force plugin devs to recode there plugins to fit some new standard. And to do that they made there code change every time they update to a new release. Well this caused a lot of issues. So to get around this there was a few “conversion” mods put out. That developers could point to these and only have to rely on the “conversion” mod to update. So we run two of them, tuxtolib and protocolLib. So when we have an update, these 2 have to be updated.
Thought I stop in and say hey. Haven’t seen some of you guys in a few weeks, but I seen some of you on. Just been busy with work, and learning java for a 4th time. But this time actually found a good book to explain this shit to me.
Anyhow just wanted to say hi, and I’m still watching you.
So I finally got 1.6.4 on the server. It’s a dev build and spout and inception are the only two that don’t work. And it’s a dev build so might not have them for a bit.
Sorry for not being around, been swamped at work, my weekend started with 10 hr ER trip. Then my second day was 10 hrs of working in someone else’s yard! So haven’t had the time to come in and say hi. But don’t worry like normal I have been watching. And have a list of the naughty!
So till next time.
Tomorrow is our 3 yr anniversary! We have been going for 3 years now. I look back and can’t believe it’s been 3 years. I have seen this server grow from it running on zok home machine, and about 5 of us building roads, exploring the weird cool land formation’s from the alpha world generation. I still remember one night me and binarynomad coming across some cool ass cave that look like a massive wave of stone. We built a fort to defend against the monsters that didn’t exist yet in multiplayer. And the start of our first community village. Cobble was the primary building block that day. I have seen a lot happen on this server, and it has grown so much in the 3 years. I have made a lot of close friends on this server and vow one day to make my way down under to see you freaks. I am so happy I found this game and you guys.
For those that don’t know the history of this server.
Our humble little server started from a merging of omnombulist and zokwobblefotz and mine personal maps. Zok had ran a server for me and him to play on during the first free weekend on Sept 18th 2010, then on that Monday Zok and Omn merger there two maps together and launched SMB server. They had posted it up on zGeek forums and all the zgeekers came pouring in to check out this new indie game. Well it got somewhat busy had about 5 people on on peak times exploring and finding new items. Well it grew and and the server then became a pain for Zok to run on his machine so the players, and Zok thru some cash in and started to build the monster we run today. We now have a massive main server with many worlds and bells and whistles and 2 side servers for when people are bored.
Ok I’m done rambling I just want to say thanks to all the players you guys are the bread and butter of the server and love each and everyone of you past and present. Even the dick heads we have banned thru the years. Find me in game tomorrow for you present I am giving out. Tomorrow at 12 PST I will be have a celebration for the server so I hope to see everyone there!
So I put a new Bukkit build on the server because of the Auth bug. Now I noticed right away in the performance department that this was a way better build. So keep an eye on things and let me know if you notice the same or opposite.
That is all for now. Till next time….
Ok so we have all the DNS issues straighten out. So everything should be back to normal now.
For those interested, what happen is we use DynDns to keep track of the IP, and then all different domains and sub-domains link to the superminerbros.dyndns.tv. Well we have been using a dyndns free account which was fine for the last 2+ yrs. Well about a month or 2 ago they change there policy that you have to log into there website every 30 days to keep your DNS name. Which previously was only had to update your IP remotely every 30 days. So when Zok didn’t log into the website in those 30 days we lost the DNS name. Which broke everything.
Now I sent a message to zok about it he reset the DNS name but wasnt paying attention and didnt allow us dyndns.tv anymore cause it’s for payed accounts only now too. So when he “fixed” it, it choose some weird new name. Which screwed it up even more.
So we upgraded to a pro account(thanks zerocool) and now able to grab our normal DNS name with no more worries about it for a full year. So now everything should work perfect with no issues. If you still have problems flush your DNS cache(reboot machine and router) and let me know if it persists.
Ok so now on top of the DNS issues we having now we loosing power. There is massive brown out’s where the server is. So the UPS has went into shutdown mode, and is taking servers offline. And I leave in 1hr for work. So lets hope they pass or no secondary servers till I get home. The main server should auto launch, maybe?
Seems to be issue’s with the DNS for me at least and some others. So if the normal link doesn’t work give this link a try.
I just made it so might need time to get out to dns server. If you have any problems post up in reddit.
EDIT: Sorry was fallen asleep when I wrote that and found the issue. I messed up on the DNS forward last night. And didn’t think to post my link to it. What it is we use dyndns.org for superminerbros.dyndns.tv to keep track of the ip. Then our domain is pointed to that. Well dyndns has a new requirement to keep domains from expiring. So now it’s fixed. It should be working for you soon. You might have to flush your dns tables to make them work again(reboot).
So I updated bukkit from a dev to a beta build. Doesn’t mean much to you.
But along with that we got skylands re-enabled. And reinstalled the Inception mod. So now going up goes to skyworld, and going down goes to nether. So building up to 255 in Eidth or Creative will take you to it’s skyworld. Digging down to 3 in Eidth will get you to nether. In nether you need to get to 124 to go up.
Going down to nether can be tricky. You need to find a void in layer 50 of nether to go down from Eidth, or it pop you back and forth a few times and eject you somewhere, normally in Eidth. Only once in all my playing around did it pop me into stone.
Also still have gravel pooping out. I have a post on it waiting for a reply on how to stop it.
Ok If you haven’t notice I have removed the option to post comments. I’m tired of the clearing out the comment queue all time with spam. So with the cool little reddit button we can add comments thru reddit. Let reddit fight the spam. So if you have a comment on a article, press the little white and red picture in the lower left. It will either take you to the post on reddit, or allow you to post a new one(don’t forget to choose our subreddit on the bottom). Most the time I will post these to reddit too.
So went thru today and updated everything, the os, the web server, java, and MC. We also had a a few issues. But 5 hours later we are up and running with a few casualties. One of the casualties is the web server, lost all the player list info and new banner. And all my code, including my chat program for the server. So give me a few days to get that all running. But we have 1.6 running. And I will delete punk here in 24 hrs or so. I want to rename it and remove all the old warps to it. So just more time is needed on that.
Until next time. Go play with your horsy. And no Donkey Porn!
So I started to think why did this happen? And how could have we lost all this data…
Well I started to look and thinking hell 1.3 that was ages ago, hell that was around the time I had to stitch all those damn files together. Wait we had lost the drive at that time.
So I went and check what drives were mounted to the VM and it had 3 drives??? WTF??? So I go and look and it has 1 system drive, check. 2 data drives…wait that’s not right. Lets see what’s on this odd ball data drive…!!!MUTHA FUCKIN BINGO!!!
So I switch the data drives we are running and what we have all our worlds back, drop 1.6 on and we are fuckin back rockin like a mutha fucker in a diaper.
Ok So the main server needs some major work done. So it will be down for the next few hours.
EDIT: just to start a little panic, after my updating the server started and it’s back in 1.3 a lot of the file system was reverted to 4 months ago. But I do have backups, working on that now. Might loose some but not a lot.
EDIT2: For fuck sakes this is taking forever. You guys have built too much shit. I’m currently packing up the files needed to replace the server to yesterday. And it’s been packing the map files for 30 min now.
EDIT3: Ok got the server back and online. With only 4 casualties, spawn1_nether/punk_nether/punk_the_end/creative_nether. These 4 worlds where not in the daily backups off the machine. No if I can get 1.6 working.
Not sure why, But I have no connection to the main. So either we lost power or network. I will keep an eye on it and let you know.
Don’t panic server not broken. I’m actually trying to update the OS, it’s one of the fixes I need to try to get the latest 1.6 running. Just taking forever.
EDIT: I swear 1.6 hates me. I once again have failed, we still not at 1.6 yet. I will hit it again tomorrow. I’m tired. I hate working! So I need everyone to send me 1 million dollars, or 1 million people to send me a dollar.
Went to upgrade to the server to 1.6.1, loaded fine on my machine. Transfer the shit over the the main shutdown install the plugins. And bam errors. So working on it.\
FUCK FUCK FUCK, the problem is MultiInv is loading before the plugin it depends on. Not sure why. Never had the issue before or on my machine. Give me few. Now have the the main running but in 1.5.