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Sorontar 16th March 2013 02:46 AM

Mindcrack server back in v7 for the weekend at least
We have finished for now all the testing we need on the Mindcrack server. I am about to restart the server, keeping it in version 7, so you won't need to change your client yet. However, in anticipation of the move to version 8.2, there are a few things you should note.
  • Mystcraft Link books: Only those that been placed through a link modifier will work properly in v8.2. It does not matter whether they are used by hand, on a stand or as part of a portal. While this modification can be done in v8.2, I imagine it will be a lot easier if you can use link books to get to distant locations, and then take any books there back to spawn for modifying. If you need help, read or ask other players. It is pretty simple. Alternatively, you can go and record all the coordinates that all of your link books lead to.
  • Minimap waypoints: Likewise, v8.2 has replaced Rei's minimap with the VoxelMap. This means that you will lose your present waypoints. While we don't mind players continuing to use Rei's minimap (it is an approved client mod -, players might want to record the locations of the waypoints before the update.
  • Future changes: The MC 1.5 introduces many changes to vanilla Minecraft. The mods in Mindcrack are continually changing. Don't expect things to remain the same. You may find that not everything works the same as it used to. I'm afraid that is the nature of the game. Some things will be harder to use. Others easier. Others might have been removed, but there will always be new stuff.
  • Exploding and burning machines: Working with machinery is dangerous. In Mindcrack v8.2, this is increased by the possibility of your engines and wires burning or exploding. The config file for GregTech includes the following:
  • Quote:

    machines {
    B: wirefire_on_explosion=true
  • Note that we have set two of those to false. I am warning you of the rest because life with engines in Mindrack is never easy. You have to know what you are doing. Otherwise, the consequences are explosive. Think well about how you design your mechanical apparatus. If you put it all together and get it wrong, you could lose it all. If you want to change things, I recommend you do it in v7. We are not sure about the setting "constant_need_of_energy" but that is one that can be adjusted as we go.
  • Nether warning: Nothing to change here, but a warning. In v8.2, when NetherOres are mined, pigmen become angry and there is a chance of an explosion.
The plan is still to update on Monday night. However, there are still a few points under discussion amongst the admin team so this may have to be extended to later in the week. We'll get back to you on this.

Enjoy Mindcrack v7 and get ready for v8.2.


Aveege 16th March 2013 03:53 AM

Big thanx Sor and team!

gasman 16th March 2013 08:33 AM

Yes - cracking good work Admins - a heart Well Done with many Thanks.

Akira Doe 16th March 2013 11:11 AM

I 3rd 4th and 5th that!

OranjeJus 16th March 2013 12:17 PM

Do we need to link-modify the books before the update, or can that be done after the update too?

- OJ

DarkDuck 16th March 2013 12:21 PM

after mate,

Obsi 16th March 2013 12:24 PM

Well if you do it now - they will work after the update - if you do it after the update, they won't work until you fix them...

So you can do it either way.

Sorontar 16th March 2013 12:44 PM

As said, they are repairable after the update, but you can do the repair right now. This will allow you to get to the various locations you have the link books on stands and in portals. This will be more effort to do after the update (because you will have to walk there).

Gedarn 16th March 2013 01:44 PM

Lol, I see we are afraid of a little rain on ic2 and gregtech machine.

The industrial machines shouldn't be outside any way :-P

aka Scataboens

Sorontar 17th March 2013 01:05 AM

We have been testing the link books more. It seems that fixing them now won't make much of a change, unless they are for inter-dimensional/world travel.

Basically, link books that travel between worlds in tonight's testing worked after the update. Other ones didn't until they were modified again.

This may be a tempremental server that has given us the wrong idea, but it certainly tells me one thing - play it safe and note the coordinates your linkbooks travel to while playing Mindcrack v7!

The update can still be Monday night at this rate, but you might still have to do a bit of work to fix your link books.

One good thing, if you consider it that, is that the new minimap mod allows you to tp to waypoints. The only problem is that they aren't items, so they can't be shared, and aren't necessarily saved with the world. If your client is lost/replaced, so are your waypoints.


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