Stone Legion

Sep
09
by Kane Hart at 11:41 PM
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Just wanted to let everyone know our first major update is out with 11 mods being updated as well as some minor tweaks here and there. Please let us know if you have any issues at all and if you have any tweak suggestions here and there.

Please also note you will need to close your updater to receive and view the new update to grab the latest information from the server. So if you are having wrong version issues just close Minecraft + the Updater and relaunch and click update.

Updated Mods:
  • Updated BuildCraft to 367
  • Updated ExtraCells to 1.4.0
  • Updated GregTech to 4.03b
  • Updated NuclearControl to 1.6.2c Exp
  • Updated Immibis Core to 56.0.5
  • Updated Immibis Microblocks to 56.0.5
  • Updated industrialcraft to 155
  • Updated Infernal Mobs to 1.3.9
  • Updated MFFS to 223
  • Updated Railcraft to 8.0.2.0
  • Updated redlogic to 56.1.1
Sep
09
by Chris at 10:52 AM
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Hey everyone, we've been working on the client for Project Legion and can now proudly say that we've created multiplayer support. At this point in the project, multiple clients (not released to public atm) can log onto the server, each client sees each other client moving around. Likewise, we've added some animations for the client so that player movement is animated. Next step we plan to add some basic attack functions, more just for fun than anything else, and from there we'll continue on our road to creating Project Legion.

It has taken a bit longer to get this far than I would have liked, I had to take a week off of working on the project to do other things. I'm in the middle of moving at present, which is interfering. Likewise, we had to create a few scripts between the Stone Legion website and Stone Legion Minecraft, which took a few of my nights to create.

Anyway, tonight I was stuck with Unity not working like it should *smashes keyboard*. Within Unity exists something called a GameObject. GameObjects are what the every object in game is built from. You can add C# scripts into your GameObjects to do whatever you code them to do, or control your GO's with other scripts elsewhere. Each player is a GO. I was trying to update the position of player gameobjects sent from the server, so that players could see other players, however, the GameObject.Find(name).transform.position = vector didnt seem to be updating the position.

After an hour of trying different approaches, instead I opted to create an IList, which you can then query with LINQ in a similar way to SQL - only this list is in memory, not stored in a DB - although you could store it to a DB and query that DB by LINQ too if you wanted. This is a pretty efficient way to retrieve a column from a list in memory and I've read it is also quite fast doing this server side (which is something we do). You can easily search lists in memory by quering them and even update records in the list as well. The code below is a basic example of searching for a GameObject by a name, and then updating the GameObject's position. If the GameObject doesn't exist, it gets added to the gameObjectList and can then later be found again by calling this method and searching by its name.

using System.Linq;

IList gameObjectList = new List();
public GameObject character;
//.... very basic coding for example
void UpdateOrAddGameObject(string name, Vector3 vector)
{
var record = (from gol in gameObjectList where gol.name == name select gol).FirstOrDefault();
if(record != null)
{
record.transform.position = vector;
}
else
{
GameObject gObj = (GameObject)Instantiate(character,vector,Quaternion.identity);
gObj.name = name;
gameObjectList.Add(gObj);
}
}

Anyway, bed time for now, will continue tomorrow and maybe soon we'll have something to show. Right now it's not much, still an eye sore, although yesterday I was doing a client stress test and had about 50,000 mock players walking down my monitor. It was pretty cool. ;)
Sep
06
http://i.imgur.com/iglu9PB.png
by Burns1200 at 2:27 AM
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Biomes
http://youtu.be/udpvM0g7U-Y

Blocks
http://youtu.be/7sUpVXiZadQ


It’s that time of the year again. Hold onto your hats because we have brand new bugs features for you to explore! Introducing the first snapshot of Minecraft 1.7: 13w36a. What’s new, you ask? I don’t know! You tell me! We’re keeping this one a secret for now, but please report anything that you think is not an intended feature to our bug tracker.
We strongly recommend that you don’t run the snapshots on an existing world if you want your landscape to stay pretty. You’ll get silly chunk borders and they don’t look pretty at all. I’d even go as far as to call them ugly.
To get the snapshot, open your launcher and press the “New Profile” button. Call it “snapshots” and check the box saying “Enable experimental development snapshots” and save. To switch to the normal version, you can select it in the dropdown at the bottom left corner of the launcher.
Server files:
Report bugs here:
// The Minecraft and Minecraft Realms teams

And in the comments!
Sep
05
by Kane Hart at 2:02 AM
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The server is up and online and everything is a go!
Client Download: http://stonelegion.com/forums/index.php?/files/file/7-stone-legion-client/
Please Consider VIP: http://stonelegion.com/forums/index.php?/subscriptions/
Application: http://stonelegion.com/minecraft.html?tab=1 (Only needed if you have never applied to Stone Legion)

Some of the Server Mods:

Applied Energistics
BiblioCraft
Biomes O Plenty
Binnie Extra Bees/Trees
BuildCraft
Compact Windmills
ComputerCraft
Dimensional Anchor
Ender Storage
Extra Cells
Extra Utilities
Forestry
GraviSuite
GregTech
IndustrialCraft
InfernalMobs
Iron Chests
MFFS
Microblocks
Not Enough Items
Nuclear Control
OpenPeripheral
RailCraft
Redlogic
Steve’s Carts
Usefulfood
And Much Much More!
Sep
04
by Kane Hart at 1:36 PM
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2 Comments
Launch Tonight!
Thanks to you guys and girls for testing and Big thanks to Chris on helping us get our VIP system on the site and including a new Minecraft Info page. We are pretty much set and are planning on launching at 9PM EST tonight. Just check my under my name in this post to see my current local time for a better countdown! Any Last minute issues or concerns or even just helping juggle some ideas to make sure things launch smooth would be great!

New Minecraft Info Page: http://stonelegion.com/minecraft.html
This was the biggest edition to our pile of work tonight, thanks to Chris's wonderful programming skills and taking the time out of our game we are making, to help bring a nice all in one Minecraft info page. Please note that we need a lot more meat and potatoes, but we really wanted to offer the community especially new players something that really speaks to them from start to finish in the most cleanest layout possible. We love to hear your suggestions and ideas in this thread, so we can try to fit most of the content into this single mini site rather then having 100's of tabs and fill the site with more clutter and confusion. I added it to our progression bar below and consider it at 75%. Very usable but lots of room for improvement.

Subscriptions!
Thanks to Agility for being our first and only subscriber for our first day of launch of the new service. Thanks to him we were able to fix a couple of bugs that hopefully will solve any issues for anyone else in the future. Please note that during the launch of the server tonight we might not have time to fix any last minute VIP Subscriptions and might delay their activation. So please Subscribe as soon as possible.

Minecraft Info page: [progress='green']75[/progress]
Server Testing: [progress='limegreen']100[/progress]
Finalize Mods: [progress='limegreen']100[/progress]
VIP System: [progress='limegreen']100[/progress]
Build Client with McUpdater: [progress='limegreen']100[/progress]
Build Server: [progress='limegreen']100[/progress]
Client Testing: [progress='limegreen']100[/progress]
Sep
03
by Kane Hart at 3:06 PM
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2 Comments
VIP System:
The new VIP system is in and we had worked over 12 hours straight just to bring you a clean and automated system. It's simple you click Subscription at the top, click VIP and follow the instructions and you are done. Please note though the system can take 5-15 Minutes to process thanks to Paypal! After that you will be added automatically to the VIP system on any Stone Legion Server and even have a new forum Color and Member Group with MORE Features coming in the near future. So make sure that you filled your Minecraft name correctly in your setting located here! Just a reminder at this time we only have Modded and Creative but even that both will have VIP system support and are running just fine right now!

Warning: There might be issues here and there but whatever happens will fix and solve all VIP Issues when we wake up! So just let us know the good and bad! I hope we actually did more good then bad ;)

Modded News:
Now onto the modded news! The VIP System took us a lot longer then we had expected and we had some issues with the new Permissions system that is now on both Creative and Modded that I ended up losing a lot of work on the Modded servers permissions. We have 2 major issues one with GregTech and one with Industrial Craft causing some nasty crashes that I like to try to solve before the launch. We did not get time to do much work on the modded server and unfortunately with IC's major changes it's actually a bit more damaging then we had expected. For example the Liquid UU System not in yet, so no UU Matter even though when the time comes we should be fine. The other issues is Reactors crash the server and then we are hitting a API issue here and there.

Permissions SQL System:
More news on the permissions system is now 100% MySQL Based. Meaning now that we don't actually need to reload the entire thing for user changes all you do is logout and login. This added some issues but in the end will actually make life a lot more easy for some automated maintenance.

Delay Till Wednesday?
Long story short I don't think will be Launching Tuesday night now that will be going to bed so late today and will end up getting up so late and have still a lot of work to do that we could not even launch even within 2-4 hours after we wake up. At that point it will have already been 10PM+ and I rather launch the server on a fresh day that you wake up and relax into not have to cry, OMG I FORGOT TO DEOP EVERYONE!

Modded Server Banned Items and Donations:
Modded Server Banned Items (Open To VIP Members) - Before we started these were not the most easy things to consider and most of these were banned based on things like chunks loaders and performance. So it's not as bad of a list but it's pretty much Chunk Loaders, Computer Craft Anything, Steve Carts, Boring Machine/TnT Cart, Mining Laser, dynamites, filler/builder/quarry/pump (IC Pumps are still Open)
I sort of want to add another item or 2 more related to convince like say Ender Chest or Gravi Stuff. Ender Chest though might be considered lag because then people use more pipe so I'm not trying be an ass for that. But at the same time if you said disable Quantium Suit/Grav Chest you encourage people to donate but also it's a pretty large impact on the server. I can tell you 5 of us flying in every direction on gravi would own the performance. But then again it's so far and high end game that no one will bother donating at lower levels for that as a unlock.

So I would love to hear your ideas and suggestions related to Donations and encouragement. You are the ones that tend to donate most the time anyways so you tell me what is fair besides the clear performance violator bans.
// Computer Craft
FTBHelper.ban.1225.*
FTBHelper.ban.1226.*
FTBHelper.ban.1227.*
FTBHelper.ban.1228.*
FTBHelper.ban.1229.*
FTBHelper.ban.1230.*

// Open Peripherals
FTBHelper.ban.579.*
FTBHelper.ban.580.*
FTBHelper.ban.582.*
FTBHelper.ban.584.*
FTBHelper.ban.585.*
FTBHelper.ban.1311.*
FTBHelper.ban.1312.*
FTBHelper.ban.1313.*
FTBHelper.ban.1314.*

// Railcraft
FTBHelper.ban.451.0
FTBHelper.ban.451.2
FTBHelper.ban.7766.*
FTBHelper.ban.7768.*
FTBHelper.ban.7769.*
FTBHelper.ban.407.*
FTBHelper.ban.7778.*

// IndustrialCraft
FTBHelper.ban.233.*
FTBHelper.ban.246.5
FTBHelper.ban.246.6
FTBHelper.ban.30208.*
FTBHelper.ban.30214.*
FTBHelper.ban.30215.*

// Bulld Craft
FTBHelper.ban.1505.*
FTBHelper.ban.1507.*
FTBHelper.ban.1503.*
FTBHelper.ban.1511.*

// Steves Carts
FTBHelper.ban.905.*
FTBHelper.ban.906.*
FTBHelper.ban.907.*
FTBHelper.ban.908.*
FTBHelper.ban.909.*
FTBHelper.ban.910.*
FTBHelper.ban.4092.*
FTBHelper.ban.4093.*
FTBHelper.ban.4094.*
FTBHelper.ban.4095.*
FTBHelper.ban.29997.*
FTBHelper.ban.29998.*

// Dimensional Anchor
FTBHelper.ban.960.*

What Can You Do To Help?
We need more testing in IC/GregTech, just setting up basic machines making things work. Just Please DO NOT TOUCH Nuclear Reactors!

Server Testing: [progress='green']75[/progress]
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VIP System: [progress='limegreen']100[/progress]
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Build Server: [progress='limegreen']100[/progress]
Client Testing: [progress='limegreen']100[/progress]
Sep
02
by Kane Hart at 9:26 AM
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So thanks to everyone for being such a big help. Now because of you, our release is actually going to be sooner then later. In the end this was going be a pretty small operation and it ended up going pretty full bang, thanks to you guys and girls who decided they really wanted to play on the Modded server after you saw all the really unique new features on the server!

We have decided to release Tuesday, it might get delayed if things don't go well for us tomorrow night into Tuesday, but we are aiming for Tuesday and Wednesday if things go south. The biggest reason for this is will be working on a VIP System for the launch for both the Creative and the Modded server do to popular demand. I have to admit you guys are amazing when it comes to the VIP System as you always want to help out with the server and it's one the few community I ever had telling me to get my ass in gear so you can donate and help with the costs.

The Modded Server had major testing done today. It's amazing like 48 hours ago we had nothing and now we have a client configured and a server up and online and even a working updater even with a few flaws working pretty decent. Thanks to having you guys all test we pretty much found no major crash bugs though some might popup but when they do will be ready for them!

Tonight while you were sleeping I went ahead and added a few basic plugins and a permissions system, but I also went ahead and got the server working on our Proxy Grid. Meaning you will now be able to talk to anyone and everyone on our entire Grid. If you did not know, if you are on the modded server you can type /server creative or even /server godcraft. Please note you can do /server modded on the other 2 servers but if you are not using the most updated client you will be rejected!

So once again, thanks everyone for your help and thanks for your continued support and lets hope we have an amazing launch for either Tuesday and Wednesday and I really hope that you guys really share your experience on this server, if it's screenshots, movies, Let's Plays, or heck even just talking about it here on the forums!

VIP System: [progress='red']0[/progress]
Server Testing: [progress='orange']50[/progress]
Finalize Mods: [progress='green']90[/progress]
Build Client with McUpdater: [progress='limegreen']100[/progress]
Build Server: [progress='limegreen']100[/progress]
Client Testing: [progress='limegreen']100[/progress]

Pretty much anything 100% means that it's not perfect but that it's working and ready and of course things like McUpdater and even Client Testing, Server Testing, Finalizing Mods will never be 100% because things will change. But this is pretty much to show you our focus now.
Aug
31
by Kane Hart at 11:55 AM
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I just wanted to let everyone know that we have started to work on a Modded server with forge and some of the more usual mods like Industrial Caft, GregTech, Forestry, Buildcraft, ExtraBee's, ExtreaTree's and many other mods. We also want to add some new mods here and there but also bring back some of our old favorites. One of the neatest thing is that almost every mod we use to play with has gone through some pretty major overhauls since we had last played.

I also want to add that our modded servers tend to not get updated from Version to Version unless a lot of people are still actively playing on it we tend to wipe and start fresh on Stone Legion every major IC update. This is mainly due to how big the updates get between Minecraft versions where new ores get added sometimes even ores change and their requirements become less or more and it just goes on and on. But as long as people play we have no need to wipe.


Here is a list of mods were considering and we are also taking some suggestions as well. But the more we add the more the client becomes a bit to bloated.
Advance Machines
Applied Energistics
Better Anvils
BiblioCraft
Biomes O Plenty
BuildCraft
ChargePads
ComputerCraft
Ender Storage
Extra Utilities
Forestry
Forge
Galacticraft
GregTech
IndustrialCraft
InfernalMobs
Iron Chests
Logistics Pipes
MFFS
Microblocks
Nuclear Control
Obsidian Pressure Plates
OpenPeripheral
RailCraft
Redlogic
Steve’s Carts
Usefulfood

Client Only Forge Mods:
Armor Status Hud
InGameInfo
InventoryTweaks
Not Enough Items
NEI Addons
NEI Plugins
OptiFine
Rei’s Minimap
Status Effects Hud
Tabby Chat

Just to add nothing is in Stone. We want to make everyone happy and we will be using the same whitelist as you guys and girls have already signed up with. Meaning you do not need to sign up a second time. Because of the server being a bit more public in nature, we will not have a dynmap but we also will suggest that you don't advertise your land and you are smart and keep your things protected. One of our major features will be MFFS to help protect your property.

Todo: (Updated Todo List Here: http://stonelegion.com/forums/index.php?/topic/127-minecraft-modded-server-coming-tuesday-night-vip-system/ )
Finalize Mods: [progress='green']90[/progress]
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Build Server: [progress='limegreen']100[/progress]
Client Testing: [progress='limegreen']100[/progress]
Aug
26
by Chris at 9:56 AM
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I think it's time we come up with a name for our game development to distinguish between the Minecraft server and our multiplayer game that we've been building, which is completely separate and has nothing to do with Minecraft. Yes we're developing our own game, yes we have a story to tell through the game, but we do not have an official game title or working project name yet! The game is fantasy based, multiplayer, with working market economy, farming, crafting, and alchemy. Kane and I were discussing this and we've decided the working project title will be "Project Legion", thus whenever we say or refer to Project Legion, we're talking about the game we're developing. This is not in any way the official game title.

Project Legion's gaming server is coming along, we're working on basic security at the moment. After that, I'll be moving more into the client and creating the basic foundation for the game client. I wanted to create a basic server first to handle multiple player movement and connection so that when I'm developing and testing the client, the server would be able to handle multiple players connected at the same time for testing. By the end of tonight, we began working on security and a basic login framework.

Anyway, just a short post by me. More to come soon, waiting for Kane to get mono going on the server. I want to release a bare client for ppl to play around with just for fun and encouragement for me! The bare client will be really ..bare, just a "hello world" really for ppl to send msgs to our server until we begin making the game in Unity.

Thanks for reading!
Aug
25
by Kane Hart at 2:01 AM
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The Creative server is now online for everyone who has filled out an application and was accepted can now connect and play!

Minecraft Version: 1.6.2 (At the time of this post)
Server: creative.stonelegion.com

Some of the commands:
  • (Please note that all the chat commands /L, /S, /G can be used on their own to stay persitant in that mode or just /L Hey to keep your last mode.
  • /L is local chat and goes 200 blocks in distance
  • /S is server chat and can be heard but everyone on the entire server.
  • /G is global chat and can be heard to any and all servers connected to the Stone Legion Grid including Godcraft's old Build Server.
  • /tell, /t, /msg, /m, /r for all chat commands and yes private chat works across servers on any server on the grid.
  • /clear will clear your inventory
  • /spawn takes you back to spawn
  • /sethome /home will let you create a home and go back to your home.
  • /help gives you some basic help links to the site
This is just the basic commands. For more commands and details you can check out our command thread.

Please remember this server is a basic creative server. There is no world edit for public use etc. In the future when we get a VIP system going will be highly consider adding some more special commands for worldedit. But for now it's just the basic stuff and will slowly add features overtime that we fill that might fit well.

Don't forget nothing is in Stone like Stone Legion! (LAME!)