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    posted a message on [IDEA] [REQ] Glowsticks.
    Modders have been able to make light glow in different colors. Check out the GLSL depth of field mod - viewtopic.php?f=25&t=128043 (the screen shot of the different colored lights)

    It is possible. It is possible to make it look good. I guess anything can be done with shaders...
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    posted a message on [IDEA] [REQ] Glowsticks.
    How about this as a banner instead:



    Sig code:
    [url=http://www.minecraftforum.net/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=136260&p=1967587][img]http://imgboot.com/images/Aiyoux/glow.png[/img][/url]
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    posted a message on [IDEA] [REQ] Glowsticks.
    BUMP or maybe I should just repost this in the suggestion section...
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    posted a message on [IDEA] [REQ] Glowsticks.
    What about a banner to support the idea?
    Here is an example I put together, what do you think?
    (ALSO, what do you think about the idea of glowcraft?)



    If so heres a code:
    [url=http://www.minecraftforum.net/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=136260&p=1967587][img]http://imgboot.com/images/Aiyoux/glow.png[/img][/url]


    Hope you like!
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    posted a message on [IDEA] [REQ] Glowsticks.
    Glow sticks would be awesome in the dark.

    This would go well with the ideas floating around about fire flies. Perhaps a pigment used from them (to make it glow) along with the current dye/coloring system to make colored glow sticks!
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    posted a message on [1.4.7] ejhopkins Wild Grass v16.0 updated for Forge
    arrrrr, I hate the fact that I only found out about this mod just as beta came out...all this waiting to do...

    Oh, well, no pressure, this guy is doing it for free and has a life outside minecraft.

    Great work! Great mod! Can't wait to try it...
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    posted a message on Renatus - Aurora Reborn | 99.9% Vanilla | 24/7 | Mature |
    IGN: Aiyoux
    Age: 16
    Why I should join: I've always wanted to join a proper server. I host a small private server so I know all about how mods work etc... We have a good internet connection and I have a good computer. So I present minimal lag. I like to explore other people's creations as well. I hate griefing and am actually a bit of a perfectionist. (I hate random floating cubes)
    How long have I been playing: Since October
    Extra info:
    A lot of server pages I've seen require some screenshot so I decided to post this:

    It took me a few days to make, and has two separate redstone circuits for lighting (made with craftbook's redstone pumpkins)
    Also for other building experience I posted this thread a while back: viewtopic.php?f=35&t=96578
    I quite enjoy building complicated restone/minecart systems.
    Hope I can join!
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    posted a message on Old hardware, New Server
    Minecraft doesn't use half the amount of ram people usually think it does. But 128MB? That is cutting it close...

    Um, personally, I'd go for it. But only because you are using linux.\
    Hard drive is no worries.

    Also, the CPU...I wouldn't run many people on that CPU. Like you said. It matches the 128MB in the cutting it close sector.

    It would have to be dedicated, I wouldn't try running other server software on it as well...

    Why not just give it a go and find out? Just test it on LAN or something.
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    posted a message on An idea to create a super fast server
    Quote from Deathviatar »
    I assume if I ran this on my pc, my friend who lives about a mile away would have no lag at all? So how much disk space would the backups take up, assuming I had about 5 backups at a time before deleting the previous? And how much RAM and disk space would be required if I were to go out and get a junk computer that no one wanted to run a server on? I hope I'm not asking to much, thanks.


    Sorry for the double post...

    If your friend lives only a mile away then you are going to have minimal lag even if your internet is slow. Just because of response time. This thread is not about internet lag but about disk I/O access times.
    Backup sizes depend on the size of the map...so if your world is say, 20mb, then 20x5 is 100mb (which is tiny). I am assuming that you are backing up to the HDD because that is the logical thing to do.

    If you were to go out and get a junk computer, and run it as a dedicated minecraft server (with ram disk usage) then I would recommend at least these specs for >4 players

    512mb ram
    20GB HDD
    1.5Ghz single core
    Mine O/S (It really is great)

    This may seem like not a lot, but for what you want, this'll be fine!
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    posted a message on MineOS--the most simple way to host MC
    I call for sticky!!!!

    EDIT: Extra :Diamond:'s for using Chrome!
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    posted a message on An idea to create a super fast server
    Quote from jaqiefox »
    I dont think either of you realized what I posted is not an SSD...


    I wasn't referring to your post. I have actually seen this product before, but once again it requires purchasing a product.
    Also, it uses the SATA interface, meaning it is limited by the SATA standard when it comes to bandwidth.

    It is still a LOT faster, and I really like the fact that it doesn't chew up space dedicated to the system (i.e. the system can have all of your dedicated ram and then you can use extra for storage)
    Where would you buy this product from? Is it cost effective?
    Thanks for the input though!

    EDIT:
    You also mentioned that you use Dataram RAMDisk personally...that is the product to which I am referring to...
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    posted a message on An idea to create a super fast server
    :smile.gif: Thanks for the support hexparrot!

    I use visualadmin with minecraft so I get incremental backups as well. Since the server is only private with only 6 people even whitelisted, I only back it up every 5 hours.

    I'll be sure to look at Mine OS closer as well, thanks for sharing the idea.
    RAM is designed to take a lot of wear from small read/writes, which is exactly what minecraft does. SSDs have that bad name of wearing out under these circumstances...
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    posted a message on An idea to create a super fast server
    Quote from rch »
    Although it's a novel idea, there's a reason Ram Disks haven't caught on. SSD is a more sane and viable option because you aren't relying on temporary space that becomes unusable once a restart is performed (without exhaustive backups/restoration every time you restart).

    SSD has and will continue to drop in price and in time SSD will be on par with regular hard drives.. if you're looking for a short term temporary/one time fix, Ram Disk is OK but I wouldn't trust a server to run on it personally.


    Believe me, if I had the option, I would be using an SSD. Also, if I had the option, I'd be going with faster internet. You just can't get faster residential internet in Australia... :sad.gif:

    But yes, everything you say makes perfect sense :smile.gif:
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    posted a message on An idea to create a super fast server
    Quote from Arctic »
    The disk is rarely the bottleneck on most servers unless you are on an oversubscribed VPS. The bottleneck is ram and bandwidth. Keeping "mission critical" data on a RAMdisk is a terribad idea. If you want faster disk IO get an SSD.


    I understand why you think it is such a bad idea, however, I made sure I mentioned very clearly in my post above that the data is fine. If you have an automatic backup system, AS well as the backup system provided by the ramdisk program, AS well as shutdown backup, AS well as battery back up. Then all is fine.

    For me, purchasing an SSD is out of the equation, they are too expensive. Even if I get the discount from the computer store that I work at.

    Besides, RAM is heaps faster than SSDs again.
    You also told me that the bottleneck on most servers is bandwidth. Did I not say that in the above post?
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    posted a message on An idea to create a super fast server
    I am running a server on an old laptop with these specs

    Core 2 Duo 2Ghz
    3GB Ram
    Windows 7 64bit
    200GB HDD

    Which is good to handle up to a maximum of about 30 players (don't know exactly cause Ive never had that many players - it's a private server)

    Now, the main bottleneck for my friends who play on my server is probably our upstream internet connection which sits at about 700kbps.

    But I have noticed that minecraft tends to be VERY hard on hard drives. Since the server laptop is running a laptop HDD which is slow to begin with, and is old, making it even slower, there tends to be a fair bit of lag when intensive scene changing things are happening. I also worry about the life of the HDD, since I have seen many die before.

    A solution - RAMDisk

    So I present another idea. It's a product called RAMDisk. It's free. And it works with most windows operating systems including windows 7 and 64bit versions.
    http://memory.dataram.com/products-and- ... re/ramdisk
    The idea is that it allocates a certain amount of your physical ram as a hard drive. The free version supports allocations up to 4GB. Since I'm on a private server, I allocated 250MB which is plenty for our server and leaves heaps for the O/S.

    For larger servers, they would usually have extremely expensive machines anyway, so they would have plenty of ram to allocate towards a server system.

    This program also does some VERY nifty things:
    - Automatic saving image of Ram drive every specified interval and at computer shutdown.
    - For 32Bit systems it can use the extra ram above 4gb that windows cannot address
    - Appears to be consistent (it boots at windows with the drive ready to go)

    Of course, ram will get cleared if the power goes out. That is why there is an backup system. Or you could just get a UPS. Since mine is on a laptop, the battery in the laptop serves as a UPS for me.
    Speed wise, it is incredibly fast, all bottlenecks to do with storage are removed and the life of the HDD is prolonged.

    That's it, hope you like it!
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