A lot of Coders have been asking for this so here we go, WE HAVE A NEW MINECRAFT SERVER! You will find all the information about it here. It is still in testing but you are welcome to join and try and break it! Please comment and let us know how you get on!
**Check this page often, any information about the server will be posted here!**
We have a new version of the modpack, with some mods added and some removed. If it’s your first time downloading the modpack, you can follow the instructions below. Otherwise, you’ll need to delete the folder with the old modpack in it, and then you can follow the instructions below again.
Due to popular demand we again have an online Minecraft* server! Again we are using a modpack** along with loads of plugins*** in order to keep order on the server. The modpack is not like we had before (The Feed the Beast Lite pack, Tekkit pack****) but a completely custom made pack made by one of the gaming class! It contains many cool and important mods such as ComputerCraft for computers in game, BuildCraft so we can have quarries and machines that do amazing stuff, BiblioCraft so we have a lot of furniture, and a whole lot more! You will need to purchase a minecraft premium account in order to play on the server.
*Minecraft: Minecraft is a game in which you both mine materials, and then craft them. You can also build things. It’s like Lego!
**modpack: A modpack (In relation to Minecraft) is a collection of separate modifications for the game. Minecraft modifications add new features to the game, such as ComputerCraft which allows us to both use and program computers!
***plugins: Plugins are portions of code that only run on the server. They allow us to decide who can build in certain areas, remove bad players and loads of other cool things.
****Feed the Beast Lite|Tekkit: These were the modpacks that we used to run.
The pack we have we are calling the The Coder Pack (This is not to be confused with the Minecraft Coder Pack, which is the tools you actually use to modify Minecraft). Below are instructions to get your game up and running, and then connect to our server!
Playing a modified version of Minecraft usually does require a pretty good computer. If you are playing on an older computer you might have a bit of trouble, but give it a shot.
- Download the ATLauncher here. Click Windows at the bottom if you are running Windows on your computer.
Once you do that you need to put the ATLauncher file into an empty folder, like this:
When that’s done open the file, and it’ll create the folders you’ll need for you:
- Download the pack, available here.
- Extract the zip file into the “Instances” folder that the AC Launcher created:
- In the AT Launcher, on the instances tab now should be The Coder Pack. If it does not show up, click on the account tab and log into your minecraft account.
- Hit play and it should start!
From there minecraft will start running. Because this is modified minecraft it could take a few minutes to start up. Once it does you can play it in single player to get used to it, and once you are you can connect to the server.
The server is at 220.127.116.11. To connect to this easily click the add a server button, call it the Monaghan Coderdojo Server, and put that IP address in as the address. Hit connect and you should then be logged in, have fun!
The server is running using BeastNode.com minecraft hosting service. Because we are running a special modpack it did take quite a bit more configuration to get it running than a normal server needs!
We are using Forge as a base to run the server. Forge is a program that allows us to both run minecraft modifications. Unlike before when we used MCPC+ we could use both forge and bukkit mods and plugins, now we just use forge instead. This means the server will be a lot more stable than it was before! We would appreciate it very much if you would let us know if you encounter a bug. You can leave a comment below and we will get back to you as fast as we can.