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Minefield: Minecraft Mods, Plugins & Servers Explained

Minefield: Minecraft Mods, Plugins & Servers Explained

In this post I will be discussing Minecraft: Java Edition exclusively. This is part 2 of my articles on Minecraft. Make sure you check out part 1 first. While Bedrock Edition has simplified how players access custom content, the original and argued by many still the best way to enjoy Minecraft is to use custom game servers and modpacks using Java edition. As with any mod community, there are many different mods from different developers and several ways of modding…

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SteamCMD Workaround for “appid 90” HLDS Games Servers Part II

SteamCMD Workaround for “appid 90” HLDS Games Servers Part II

Update October 2017: It seems this issue has returned after Valve fixed it several years ago. I have updated this repo with new app_manifest files for each server. Hopefully Valve fix the issue again. HLDS (GoldSrc) games use appid 90 to download the game server files from SteamCMD. There is a bug that prevents all the files being downloaded from SteamCMD. Getting all the files can take any number of attempts for SteamCMD to download them all. The fix is…

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Garrys Mod Linux server GLIBC_2.15 fix

Garrys Mod Linux server GLIBC_2.15 fix

Problem Facepunch Studio have released an update for Garrys Mod server that may cause the following error. Failed to open dedicated_srv.so (/lib/libm.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.15′ not found (required by bin/dedicated_srv.so)) or Failed to open dedicated_srv.so (/usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.15′ not found (required by bin/dedicated_srv.so)) Facepunch have needed to update Garry’s Mod to use GLIBC_2.15.  because of this you will have the issue if GLIBC is older than GLIBC_2.15. This effects the following distros: CentOS 6 Debian 7 Ubuntu 12.10 or lower To…

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How to Install and Use SteamCMD

How to Install and Use SteamCMD

This is a brief tutorial on the basics of installation and usage of SteamCMD. Windows Create a folder for SteamCMD. C:/steamcmd Download the SteamCMD (Windows) Update Tool. http://media.steampowered.com/installer/steamcmd.zip Extract the contents of the zip to the folder. Linux Create a user for SteamCMD and login. Note: For security best practice, do not run SteamCMD a root. adduser steam su – steam Create a directory for SteamCMD. mkdir /home/steam/steamcmd cd /home/steam/steamcmd Download the SteamCMD (Linux) Update Tool. wget http://media.steampowered.com/installer/steamcmd_linux.tar.gz Extract the contents…

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SteamCMD Dedicated Server List

SteamCMD Dedicated Server List

I decided to put together a list of all the Dedicated servers available on Steam. This will hopefully be useful to server administrators. I have also put the results on the Valve Wiki page. Here are my results. They are accurate as of April 2015. This is a list of dedicated servers available on Steam/SteamCMD. Key Server – Server Name ID – Server AppID SteamCMD – If available via SteamCMD Steam Client – If available via the Steam Client Anonymous Login –…

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Get SteamCMD Working with 64-bit Ubuntu (Without ia32-libs)

Get SteamCMD Working with 64-bit Ubuntu (Without ia32-libs)

Ubuntu/Debian ia32-libs has now been deprecated within Ubuntu and Debian. How becuase of this the following error will occur when trying to install ia32-libs. sudo apt-get install ia32-libs Reading package lists… Done Building dependency tree Reading state information… Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming. The following information may…

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Linux Game server manager – Major update 011013

Linux Game server manager – Major update 011013

New update released makes some major changes and adds new features to the scripts. Change Summary New Feature: Backup New Feature: Console Depreciated: SCREEN command Added: Tmux to replace SCREEN Improved: Logging Improved: UI changes Backup Feature The new backup feature is designed to create a full archive backup of your server allowing your to backup before making changes to your server. Should you have issues you can replace your server with the backup version. this can be found under…

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