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    posted a message on Who here still actively plays the game?

    I play Minecraft as my main source of entertainment, which I can enjoy with my wife. I ended up starting my own server as a matter of "self-defense" so she and I can play together without "Godling Drama." Initially, I've used Spigot and I had fun with the various plugins. It is unfortunate plugins make maintaining the server more difficult, especially if the developers maintaining the plugins are slow to update or no longer playing Minecraft, and no longer maintain their plugins. mcMMO and EssentialsX are the last to "critical" plugins on my 1.12.2 server, and both are in jeopardy at this time: https://www.spigotmc.org/threads/drtshocks-site-is-unreachable-mcmmo-essentialsx.278922/

    This business has me shifting from Minecraft: Java Edition on Spigot to Minecraft: Bedrock Edition on Realms. No plugins, no Spigot updates, no server admin, no LiteLoader. I work from 44 to 66 hrs. a week, and I simply don't have time for dealing with the baggage. I also think a poll like this would attract more of the "disaffected" group of people which would skew the results in that direction. I certainly qualify as part of that group, but I'm more interested in taking action and cutting checks than I fit with the vast majority of people I see posting complaint about how current Minecraft is such a huge disappointment to them.

    Posted in: Discussion
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    posted a message on Aliens!

    I could travel back in time to pay my phone bill last week?

    Posted in: Suggestions
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    posted a message on VoxelMap [1.12.2/1.11.2/1.10/1.9.4/1.8.9/1.7.10/1.6.4] - a minimap and worldmap

    Thank you again, LoRaM100. PC works the same way. In fact, I used 7zip to do exactly what you did on my Windows10 machine.

    If you are not able to follow LoRaM100's six steps using 7zip, I recommend you wait patiently for MamiyaOtaru to update. Better yet, consider donating as a way to show how treasured this mod is.

    If you find you are unable to...
    a) follow LoRaM100's simple instructions

    B) wait patiently

    c) donate to encourage MamiyaOtaru's continued work on this mod...

    ... perhaps you should consider playing Minecraft Windows 10 or Minecraft Pocket Edition. Through the Marketplace, you can pay for exactly what you want and not have to bother with complicated things like editing a text file in a .zip archive. No, I'm not going to give you my copy of VoxelMap. If you trust me not to have malware in it, you are really putting yourself and anyone else using your computer at risk of malware. Besides that, the proper download through CurseForge covers the download cost through advertising. THAT is the cost of NOT using Minecraft Marketplace. Life is full of choices. Choose wisely.

    Posted in: Minecraft Mods
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    posted a message on Non-Stackable Sorting Inquiry (Would like To filter Enchanted books from my Fish Farm)

    One of the benefits of "map wipes" is, "wow, if I had to build my AFK fish farm again, I would do *THIS*!" In our case, I'm doing without the lit silo, then instead have filters for non-stackable up front, stackable filters, then "direct to garbage" with a chest to dump into the same garbage. Each filter will have a "silo" under it with all holding chests accessible. But for us, it is a process of "make it work" this round, "make it work better" next map. Good luck. :D

    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on Non-Stackable Sorting Inquiry (Would like To filter Enchanted books from my Fish Farm)

    This has a filter *explicitly* for any non-stackable item. Unfortunately, it is horribly hard to filter on "just fishing poles" or "just books". I'm not sure that can be done at all, except for using command blocks. But what you could do is set up an item elevator to pump your fishing drops up to a hopper chain, then use THIS filter first to pull out all the non-stackables into a silo. This will let you look through the silo and pull out all the books to deal with at once, then all of the throw-away items when you want to start yanking those out. After this filter, put in a filter for, say, Lilypads, fish, nametags, or any other item you want to pull out of the hopper chain, then have the rest go to your garbage dump.

    Mumbo uses this sort of system for his AFK fishing farm in Hermitcraft 5, so you can poke around this season to see how it is working out for him. He once did an AFK fishing session to get Nametags, then forgot he was EXPLICITLY destroying those AFTER the AFK session. What a goof! But hopefully, this will help you get the goods you are after. :)

    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on Minecraft styled music

    I love SimCity4 music, and there is an album for it. No vocals, which when I'm trying to focus lyrics are distracting. SC4's music is great to Zen out to and just build. YouTube has a playlist where you can listen to all of it, or at least the "best of".

    My favorite selections: Oasis, Epicenter, Street Sweeper, By the Bay, Rush Hour, ElectrCITY. All have me feel like "Go out and build something great!"

    I plan to follow this thread because the only thing better than great tunes for playing Minecraft are MOAR TUNEZ!

    Oh, when I'm in a silly mood, "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" by Bob Dylan is also great to play Minecraft: "Everybody must get stoned!"

    Posted in: Discussion
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    posted a message on VoxelMap [1.12.2/1.11.2/1.10/1.9.4/1.8.9/1.7.10/1.6.4] - a minimap and worldmap

    @shadowfal I used 7Zip to edit the file directly within the .litemod package, and it worked for me. I'm not clear what trouble @UpdateHelp is having. Hopefully, MamiyaOtaru will be able to get an update out soon, and this problem goes away entirely.

    Please consider a donation on https://www.patreon.com/MamiyaOtaru if this mod has been helpful to you.

    Posted in: Minecraft Mods
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    posted a message on VoxelMap [1.12.2/1.11.2/1.10/1.9.4/1.8.9/1.7.10/1.6.4] - a minimap and worldmap

    I'm usually in trouble for saying way too much. Ooops.

    Posted in: Minecraft Mods
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    posted a message on Aliens!
    Quote from DuhDerp»

    Too late, endermen arrived several years ago. They've caused us to avoid looking them in the eye and whenever we do we freak out and run for cover so they can't get us.


    Yup. Sounds like "extra tough Enderman." Nope.
    Posted in: Suggestions
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    posted a message on No Crossplay for Java?!

    It has nothing to do with being evil. Microsoft is a business, and they have made a huge investment in a game that has to pay off for them and their shareholders. That means they need to turn Minecraft into a cash cow, and that means getting people to pay for everything... eventually.

    Java Edition is no longer "Minecraft" as per the announcement.

    There is a common perception, "Microsoft is a business, all businesses are evil because they want to make money, therefore anything Microsoft does is tainted by the evil of wanting to make money." I won't pretend Microsoft isn't evil, has not been, and does not continue to engage in practices that are evil by my values for "evil". But "[Microsoft] need[s] to turn Minecraft into a cash cow" is pejorative (expressing contempt or disapproval). In effect, you are saying, "This has nothing to do with Microsoft being evil, but they are going to do evil things with Minecraft because they need to put the screws to the game and get people to cough up the phat lewt."

    Uhm... ok. So long as we are clear on where you stand. "Java Edition is no longer "Minecraft" as per the announcement."

    More of the same. It is "Minecraft: Java Edition." "Java Edition is no longer Minecraft" implies the game is no longer "Minecraft" at all, when it is. "I'm not saying it was aliens, but... Aliens!"

    I stand by my statement that Minecraft Java Edition has WAY too much "baggage" because of the nature of Java and the comparative ease of decompiling compared to C++, because of the existing community and "ecosystem", because of things like Forge, LiteLoader, and Optifine (due to the nature of Java), and because of the existing set of "bugs that became features" that are not present in the Bedrock edition because "let's not build bugs into the bedrock code if we can avoid it when we can make proper features instead." Of course, long-term financial issues are a part of this, but the talk of Microsoft soaking money out of users with Better Together does nothing to give an honest look at the problems Minecraft: Java Edition has in its current state that make crossplay all but impossible; certainly not now, likely not ever.
    Posted in: Recent Updates and Snapshots
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    posted a message on VoxelMap [1.12.2/1.11.2/1.10/1.9.4/1.8.9/1.7.10/1.6.4] - a minimap and worldmap
    Quote from UpdateHelp»

    Your method is still useless, perfunctory feeling


    I don't know what this means.
    Posted in: Minecraft Mods
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    posted a message on Wanting to start a server

    It would have to be filed under the category of "you get what you pay for."

    One option would be to use a relatively cheap PC from eBay or your local pawn shop, hope to heck it doesn't have malware or something bad but hidden like bad memory, then configure your router to direct Minecraft port traffic to it and the only thing it does is run as a Minecraft server. If you had the technical background to manage that, you'd likely have money to rent a server. It can be done if you are willing to learn, but it's the kind of stuff that puts hair on your palms. Or... something like that. Even less expensive is to run a virtual Linux machine on your Windows10 (?) computer, and there are various ways of doing that. The beautiful thing is, if you don't do everything perfectly, you are inviting people to trash your working computer. Of course, that's something you can do too with a separate computer running a Minecraft server. Even if you do everything perfect, you have people find new weaknesses in something or other that will use it to do bad things to your equipment.

    What you are looking for is for someone to say, "Why SURE, use a 3 or 4 Gig of my computer and a bunch of my processing power, not to mention my electric and Internet bill for you and your friends to play a game on my equipment completely FREE!" If YOU are not paying for it, the commodity being sold is YOU.


    If you are unwilling to find a server that shares your views and support it with your time and interest, the safest and sane way to go about hosting your own server is to scare up a budget for a reputable service provider (or Realms, but no plugins) and pay for THAT. You have full control and much less risk than Comcast getting nasty over you hosting a server, or some jerk setting your computer on fire, or some creepy dude selling you with, "Sure, I'll provide you free service, just give me a credit card number. Just a formality, don't worry about anything."

    Everything has a cost. That cost isn't always measured in money. If someone is offering you something "free", that's exactly when you are being sold something. Know what that something is. Or... you know... find some way to have steady cash and cut checks. Even kids do this despite their parent's wishes. Whoever thought getting a job and earning money would be considered rebellious?

    Posted in: Server Support
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    posted a message on Gammabright - Advanced Brightness/Fullbright Mod [Under New Management]

    Nope. Forge doesn't have the same API (programming hooks) at all,so Forge will ignore this mod completely. Many people do run both LiteLoader and forge together, though.

    Posted in: Minecraft Mods
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    posted a message on Village Marker Mod

    I'm not sure it would be possible without the server plugin, as I think the data is only available there. If you have a "mess" of doors, such as a very large village with a town wall of doors, the doors that get "picked" depend on the wandering villagers. I did exactly that, and the "center" was all over even if the doors didn't move. I would have to have "hostage" villagers near the walls to keep what doors counted spread out. Only the server would have the "official" data on what doors count at any given time. A client would have to "guess", which is expensive in calculation, and may be wrong. A "client only" is highly unlikely.


    However, if you are tooling with an iron farm design or "walled town with built-in doors," test the mechanics out in single-player with the Village Marker litemod. If the doors and villagers are stable, the result will be the same.


    Also, keep in mind this mod allows you to see villages from an obscene distance away. Used that way, it is horribly cheaty, and I can see why servers would never consider using it.

    Posted in: Minecraft Mods
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    posted a message on uyjulian's X-ray Mod - No patcher required! Drop into mods folder with Liteloader installed!

    I hacked the revision number so it worked, easy enough tdo. I'll replace it with the next official version.

    Posted in: Minecraft Mods
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