VanessaE's Creative Server
digitalaudioconcepts.com, port 30000
IRC: digitalaudioconcepts.com port 6667, channel #minetest
Admins: VanessaE, ShadowNinja, cheapie
This server runs in Creative mode with my Dreambuilder Game: everything you probably will ever want to build with, plenty of tools to get the job done, and no limits on the materials you can use!
To connect and play, you will need a reasonably good PC. A dual core 2 GHz CPU (or faster) with 2 GB of RAM and any GPU less than 10 years old should do. Mobile devices are not recommended.
Please add the following setting to your minetest.conf: enable_mesh_cache = false
(or if it's there and it's set to true, set it back to false)
For a complete description of the game and all of its content, see my Dreambuilder forum topic.
This server shuts down briefly for backups at 10:00am UTC (12 noon CET, 6:00 am EDT) daily.
This server requires Minetest 0.4.11 or a current git development build. If you are using 0.4.10 or earlier, the server will reject your connection.
This server has an extra mod which disallows entirely-numeric and "Guest123456" types of names. Please choose a proper username when you sign on.
This server runs Minetest from the official Github repository, running under Debian 7. Occasionally, other branches/forks of Minetest may be used, for testing purposes. If you find that this server is inaccessible for a time, please try again later.
clearinventory, home, sethome_other, shout, fast, fly, tpr, tphr
Interact is not granted by default. To get it, look for the keyword on the green "Rules" sign, and just type that into the chat. noclip is available by request; this will become automatic soon.
This server runs sdzen's/PilzAdam's player_textures mod, so if you have a specific Minetest or Minecraft skin, point me to it via this forum topic or catch me on IRC, and I will install it. Such changes will affect both this server and my Survival server.
Building on the server
You can build anything you want, anywhere you want, with the following guidelines: Near the spawn, please stick to serious, high-class structures only please. Pixel art and generally-artsy stuff should be kept away from the spawn (to the north around "Art Ave" is a good spot).
If someone else has built in an area you wanted to use, do not build into or immediately above those structures, period! Even if the building looks vacant, don't touch it - there are no "abandoned" buildings here.
The only exception to this rule is the marble office building near the spawn (the "Minetest Services, Inc" building). Anyone can build in there, but try to keep the general style the same as the rest of the building. Griefing any part of this or any other structure is strictly forbidden.
Please keep your structures near a main road; if this isn't practical, or there is no road yet, please build one, or build a spur off an existing road somewhere and then build alongside that. Try to keep your roads straight and try make them run out past your structure so others can build further. Sky structures are welcome, but please build them up high enough so as not to obscure or cast shadows on anything below.
Areas may be claimed either on your own or with my help.
You may protect up to 36 zones with those commands, and each can be up to 50x100x50 meters in size.
But it's too big! Or, I have too many areas!
If you somehow need a larger area, or more areas in general, ask me to do it. In this case, areas on the surface will be protected from Y=0 to +99, with at least some horizontal easement, as appropriate to a given structure and the structure's altitude/elevation. Sub-surface areas will be protected from -100 to -1 unless otherwise requested. Any elevations/altitudes are allowed, if you need something specific.
The server's spawn area and the four main roads are under my ownership. Any unowned structures that have become abandoned will be also, after some time. Areas/structures that have been imported from a saved file (e.g. from another map) will also be if those areas aren't claimed by someone else already.
This server is English-only, with limited exceptions. Freedom of speech is paramount here, but I do have some rules about it: 1. Don't harass anyone. 2. Hate speech, harrassment, etc. are absolutely not tolerated. 3. Leave your religion in your house of worship - this applies equally to in-game names as to your speech.
This server runs ShadowNinja's "areas" mod, xban, and future_ban. Griefing absolutely will NOT be tolerated and will result in loss of build privileges and a ban if confirmed.
Interactive Map of the Server (click image to open viewer):
This overview is located at: http://digitalaudioconcepts.com/vanessa/hobbies/minetest/worldmaps/Creative_World/map.html
Generated using est31's Leaf map generator and Rogier-5's fork of minetest's mapper.
Want the colors.txt file that was used to generate the above map? That one is here (last updated 2013-10-24):
This file is a super-expanded and alpha-sorted version of one Jordach created some time ago.
Need the extra mods that are used on this server in addition to the game it runs? Those can be found here: http://minetest.digitalaudioconcepts.com/worldmods.tar.bz2
(918 kB, expands to ~ 5.1 MB)
The actual world for the server itself, if you'd like to download it and play offline, can be found here. Note though, it's up to you to download Dreambuilder Game and grab the extra mods the world needs or you will end up with unknown nodes all over the place.
Download World: http://digitalaudioconcepts.com/vanessa/hobbies/minetest/worlds/Creative_World.tar.bz2
(Note: LevelDB format, and it's a fairly large file.)
Northeast of the spawn, as of 2014-01-20