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10 days ago, the server was moved to a faster server computer, but since the MC server and world have not yet been optimized, there may be little to no discernible increase in speed. In other news, a 1.7 pack is in the works. More details TBA.
It has come to my attention recently that some of our newer players have been receiving errors upon trying to download the modpack. This is being caused by bandwidth limits on public links shared by free Dropbox accounts. I am looking into alternative file sharing sites with the following:
- Fast speeds
- Free accounts
- Unlimited bandwidth (or at least a lot of it)
- Direct links (none of that mediafire "click to download" stuff)
- Easy to use interface, or a program to sync folders with the site
If anyone knows of any sites that meet these criteria, please let me know in the comments. Thanks, guys!
We have recently changed our server IP to mc.Galaxy-Craft.com
This IP should be used for both the Minecraft server and the old Ventrilo server. The ports have not changed.
The causes of the latest crash were conflicts between Mekanism and Galacticraft, and corrupt server and mod config files. The config files have been fixed, and a pack update has been released to resolve the conflict. There was a short rollback to a couple of hours before the crash, so only a few players should have been affected.
After much work and map editing, the server is back online, and the map is stable. Additionally, all lag problems we have been having are gone
When user activity returns to normal, I will be holding drop parties to make up for the recent downtime.
Unfortunately, all attempts to solve the lag problems have failed, and the current world is only becoming more corrupt. We will be rolling back to February 26th, and unfortunately, I cannot allow any players to take their items back with them, since it would allow everyone to duplicate their possessions. The only exceptions are for players who joined after the 26th, who will be allowed to place all their items into backpacks which are to be given to me prior to the rollback.
On the bright side, we are becoming closer to finishing spawn, and closer to having a working economy where mobs drop credits.
Any player that feels they have created something significant which would be difficult or time consuming to reproduce since the 26th can contact brainbendjr or myself. We will appraise your creation or created items, and copy them to the world after rollback, at which point we will remove the materials used to create the construction or items from your possession. An example of what we would copy through the rollback would be an intricate building or factory, or an item that requires a lot of crafting, such as an HV Solar.
Due to recent lag problems and console errors, I have stopped the server for the time being. I have the world open in a map editor, and I'm working on fixing the cause of the problems. There is currently no ETA on completion, but I will hopefully be done soon. Check back for updates.
Edit: Attempts to resolve the problems have been unsuccessful. We can either rollback to several days ago (at least a week, probably more) or check for a fix to Thaumcraft. I'll probably try updating TC first, and release a pack update. If that doesn't work, we'll have to endure the rollback.
We have finally fixed the crash upon pack launch that was affecting half our users. The pack version is now 1.1.9.-1, as it undoes half the 1.1.9 update.
The recent pack update (1.1.9) added Thaumic Tinkerer Kami, which is an endgame Thaumcraft addon, and fixed the client crash when checking the usage of an item with NEI. The update also contains updates to Thaumcraft itself, ChickenBones' mods, and Rotarycraft/Reactorcraft.
A second pack update was tested (22.214.171.124) which contained the latest version of Galacticraft, but it caused server and client crashes upon placement of Electric Compressors. Therefore, the second pack update was dropped. Until the problem is fixed in Galacticraft, we can't update the mod.
Please congratulate Galaxy-Craft's new moderators:
Remember these 5 are volunteering their play time to help keep the server clean and friendly. If you see them online, be sure to say congratulations!
Thank you to everyone who applied. I cannot express the joy it gives me to see so many wanting this server to prosper. It really was a challenge to pick only four, when so many are ready to help. To those who were not accepted, I say don't let that get you down. You are a valuable member of the server, and there is always next time.
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