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#1 wee_ag

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 12:55 AM

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Howdy!

If you're a Minecraft fan and are looking for an epic project to be a part of, join us as we build the entire Texas A&M University campus in Minecraft! Hundreds of hours have already been poured into recreating, block-by-block, portions of the campus by over 40 players, but there's still LOTS more to do!

Here's some of our progress:



Don't have Minecraft or just want to see what's going on? Check out the live map here: http://s22.hosthorde.com:1998/

This is a casual, family-friendly community build. The server is open to anyone as a Guest, but to take part in the build you must post to this thread and ask to be added as a Builder (see below) - provided you follow a few simple rules:

  • NO GRIEFING (it should really go without saying - grief and you get kicked)
  • A wide range of players are involved so be mindful of your language, both verbal and in chat
  • Ask for help if you need it, provide help if you are asked.
  • There's a lot of Aggies involved in this build - and we don't like trolls :)

There are three areas of play on the server. The A&M campus build in Creative Mode, PointsMatter World (survival mode) and COMING SOON - Aggieland Hunger Games! 
 
You can switch between the worlds by one of two ways:

  • On your first spawn you will be in the Nexus, simply walk through the appropriate portal.
  • To switch between worlds once you have visited a world, use the command 
    /worldwarp [world_name]
    (replacing [world_name] with either world_marooncraft, nexus or pointsmatter_world). This command will warp you to your last location (or the spawn location) on that world, keeping your inventory intact!

Server Information
Currently server version 1.7.2
The server IP is: s22.hosthorde.com:25902
The PointsMatter TeamSpeak MaroonCraft channel is available for all members to use. Please go here for connection information.

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Connection Information
To connect to the server your local Minecraft version must be running the same version as the server. To set-up your local copy of Minecraft:
 
In Minecraft Launcher, click on 'New Profile', name it, and then about 2/3rds of the way down use the drop down next to "Use version" to select the correct release version, save the profile.
 
Play Minecraft with the proper profile selected. To connect to the server, click on 'Multiplayer' then click 'Add server'. Name the server, then enter s22.hosthorde.com:25902 as the Server Address and click 'Done'. Highlight the server and click 'Join Server'.
 
User Categories
Users on the server are broken into several categories:

Guests: Can only walk/fly around and interact in the MaroonCraft world. Cannot build, destroy or issue server commands. We want the world open to ANYONE that wants to come in and look around. Any user that logs in will be automatically made a Guest unless already in a different category. Normal access to PointsMatter World and Aggieland Hunger Games.

Builder: Have access to Creative Mode in the MaroonCraft build. Cannot issue server commands. YOU MUST REGISTER AND POST IN THIS THREAD FOR WORLD EDIT ACCESS. Normal access to PointsMatter World and Aggieland Hunger Games.

Builder+: Have access to Creative Mode and WorldEdit mod. Limited server commands. Normal access to PointsMatter World and Aggieland Hunger Games.

Admin: Access to all server commands in the MaroonCraft build with the ability to kick & ban players. Normal access to PointsMatter World and Aggieland Hunger Games.

Please post your in-game name to be added to the server. All new users will be placed in the 'Builder' category. Please contact an 'Admin', post in this thread or PM me if you would like to be moved into the 'Builder+' or 'Admin' categories. Only trusted builders will be given access to THE WAND (ALL HAIL THE WAND!)

Happy building!

BONUS RENDERS! (Using Sonic Ether's Unbelievable Shaders - awesome shader, but tricky to set-up)

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#2 wee_ag

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 01:10 AM

Building Guidelines
 
For the sake of campus uniformity please use the following blocks for all sidewalks/roads:

  • Sidewalks - Light gray wool for most; Sandstone for tan areas (Kyle Field sidewalk, Military Walk, MSC)
  • Roads/Parking - Black wool, yellow wool and white wool

Also, as you build, if you start a new building, use "/setwarp building-name" to make a warp location so it's easy to get to quickly if needed. If you need help while you are on, don't hesitate to ask! (ALL HAIL THE WAND)
 
Our concentration is building the shells of all the buildings, and then working on the interiors, with guidance from current students and those of us who can remember what they looked like on the inside. In the future, once the campus is finished, we want to incorporate the actual elevation and terrain changes of the land into the build, raising and lowering building as needed to match (using the great and powerful WAND).
 
If you aren't familiar with campus (or haven't been there in a while like myself) a great resource is Google maps and their 45° views. You can easily zoom in and rotate around a building to see all sides and get good a pretty good idea of what it looks like.

 

**** IMPORTANT ****

An aerial image file has been incorporated into the server as the base of the project. It was made from multiple image files stitched together and converted into a MC schematic, then imported into the game. Use this as the foundation for building, streets and other object locations. Keep in mind that it is one block BELOW the actual level of building. In other words, place new blocks ON TOP OF that ground layer. This 'floor plan' extends the entire area of campus including Easterwood Airport. We have plans to extend it out to get more of the surrounding city of College Station, but that is a future project.


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#3 Kbassil

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 08:22 AM

Whoa those sunset shots are AMAZING!  

 

Also, I'd love to be whitelisted if that's ok.  kbassil is my IGN.



#4 wee_ag

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 04:28 PM

Ok Kbassil - you've been whitelisted!

 

as for the screenshots, the shader pack I'm using is outstanding. It takes a few steps to install, but is well worth it. It also is a resource hog for all the rendering. There's an update coming soon that is suppose to dramatically improve FPS, but hasn't been released yet.


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#5 Kbassil

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 06:40 PM

Thanks for the whitelist and the info.

 

Also, that reminds me of this list of cinema mods.

 

Minema - http://www.minecraft....net/topic/9...
GLSL shaders mod - http://www.minecraft....net/topic/1...
Unbelieveable Shaders - http://www.minecraft....net/topic/9...
Optifine - http://www.minecraft....net/topic/2...
Too Many Items - http://www.minecraft....net/topic/1...
Voxelsniper - http://dev.bukkit.or...ver-mods/vox...
Camera Studio - http://www.minecraft....net/topic/9...
Modloader - http://www.minecraft....net/topic/7...
ModloaderMP - http://www.minecraft....net/topic/8...
MinecraftForge - http://www.mod-build....com/forums/...
Explosives+ - http://www.minecraft....net/topic/8...
John Smith Texture Pack - http://www.minecraft....net/topic/2...
Dokucraft Texture Pack - http://www.minecraft....net/topic/5...
Singleplayer Commands - http://www.minecraft....net/topic/9...

 

 

And a cool example of how you can use some of them together:

 



#6 Seanmag1500

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:48 PM

Seanmag, volunteer mod checking in!

#7 wee_ag

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 03:01 PM

Welcome Seanmag!

 

I've added you to the whitelist and sent a PM with details!


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#8 Seanmag1500

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 12:43 PM

Hey wee ag,

actually already have that!

#9 wee_ag

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:23 PM

Oh? I looked through the whitelist and didn't see you. Well, welcome anyway :)


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#10 Seanmag1500

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 11:51 PM

Haha, my minecraft name is Texag. That's probably the mix up!

#11 wee_ag

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 11:56 PM

Ahhhhhh - ya, that's why


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#12 wee_ag

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 08:23 PM

Server update to 1.5.1!

 

BUT I need help updating the mods/plugins. I don't have time to track down all the ones the server uses. Any of you admins have some time to update them?


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#13 Pman

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 09:27 PM

Yipee!!! I won't have time to look at the mods/plugins though. Currently in Dead Week and about to hit Finals. Taking a break from studying right now. I'm looking forward to getting the ball rolling on this server. It's been dead for a while. Building the new stadium should get some attention.

 

We should make a copy of the old one though and place it somewhere outside campus for memory sake.



#14 wee_ag

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 09:32 PM

yeah, I agree on moving kyle. We should have a spot for things like Kyle and Bonfire - maybe call it the elephant graveyard or something.


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#15 Pman

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 04:29 PM

Can you get me back on the whitelist? 

 

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#16 wee_ag

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 04:59 PM

Oh, I think I had you as Pman in game...


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#17 wee_ag

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 05:01 PM

well, you're on the list as a builder+

 

no access?

 

We've updated the server with a permissions mod that categorizes all users, giving them different privileges. A 'builder+' has building & world edit powers. You were an admin at one point weren't you?


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#18 Pman

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 05:16 PM

Yea, I can't get on. I was an admin. I forgot how to get on to the portal for the server.



#19 wee_ag

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 05:49 PM

Ok, try logging into MC again


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#20 Bengalsrule

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 07:24 PM

pman, sorry for the confusion. i've looked on the white-list, couldnt see your name, then i have taken a look on our groups and you are a builder+, i have added you back on the whitelist. sorry for the mix-up. 







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