DayZ and TFC Servers

We are proud to announce our brand-new DayZ and Terrafirmacraft servers!

DayZ Server is called [UK] Tea and Crumpets [Private Hiv, Vet, GMT -10] 1.7.2.6 – hosted by Tsohost.com. If you cannot find it in the server browser you can remote connect with the IP: 195.62.29.229 and using the default port (2302). As you could probably guess, the server is running on it’s own private hive!

We also put up a server for the Minecraft mod Terrafirmacraft, with Smart Moving. The IP address is 195.62.29.229:25571.

Our Tech minecraft server will be moved to this box some time in the near future.

Teamspeak moved;Minecraft down

Our host for Teamspeak and Minecraft has discontinued the lease on his server. Backups have been made, and Teamspeak has been moved to a new server. Minecraft will be down for some time, however.

If you cannot connect to the TS server using the subdomain ts.kilo-tango.net, connect to odd-sock.co.uk. The DNS has been changed to reflect the IP change, but will take some time to propagate.

kilotango.net and Minecraft 1.9

Kilo-Tango has purchased the domain http://kilotango.net to make it easier to access. You no longer need the hyphen!

Our Minecraft server has also been updated. With the release of the 1.8 update and many new features, including a new map generation system, we wanted to generate a new world. Over the next month or so we will be splicing some of the biggest projects from our previous world into the new one (such as the amazing Battleship created by Aur0ra145 and InsertEvilLaugh). The server was also updated with the pre-release of 1.9.

Downtime all done! Kilo-Tango Roadtrip Series

We have finished switching server providers and should not have any more scheduled downtime.

 

On a much lighter note, Craig (Alpha) has arrived in America, and our roadtrip officially begins on Monday! We will be keeping you updated on our travels throughout the roadtrip. I will also add all of our stops to a google calender, and post a public link! If you would like to keep up to date with us you can check our twitter feed (twitter.com/ktcommunity), watch this blog for updates, or check the forums!

Minecraft Updates

Please download the newest Minecraft Launcher off of Minecraft.net if you haven’t already. Now that you have the new launcher, please do not update until we have updated the server (assuming you want to play online). Updating the Minecraft server is a long process. Whenever a new version is released, we have to wait a day (maybe less depending on the bukkit devs) to download Craftbukkit, which is sort of like Hey0’s plugin, but operates on a much lower level, and has MANY more plugins, which we use.

Here is the exact process:

  1. Mojang releases an update.
  2. Bukkit team releases a new bukkit build
  3. We get new bukkit build, shut down the server, back up the worlds, and start up new bukkit build.
  4. Figure out which plugins are incompatible with the new bukkit build (most likely permissions)
  5. Update plugins
  6. Find out which plugins are incompatible with new version of a plugin
  7. Repeat steps 5&6 until everything is working

THEN we can finally use the server.

I really wish Craftbukkit would auto-update when it ran… either that or if someone would write a new plugin that would auto-update it along with any installed plugins. Hey! Maybe I should do that. 😉

Bottom line though, is if you want to play on the Minecraft server, do not update your Minecraft client until we have updated the server. (We will probably say that it’s updated in a blog post).

Server Updates

Recently we started having a lot of issues with our VPS that we used to host TeamSpeak and Minecraft. The problem was a lack of bandwidth. With more than 3 people on the TeamSpeak server, a lot of packets were being lost because the server did not have enough bandwidth to send the data out to everyone in the server. After several days of going back and forth with customer support, the server provider basically told us that it wasn’t there problem. Therefore, we will not be renewing our rental of the VPS located in New Jersey.

One of our adminisrator’s friends, that has his own server, has offered us some space on his server to run TeamSpeak and Minecraft. We would like to thank him very much for this opportunity! The minecraft server has already been transferred over, and is now running. The new server url is: damnhigh.com:25595. Over the next couple of days we will be looking at some options to allow you to continue using the mc.kilo-tango.net url you are used to.

Tomorrow we wil transfer the TeamSpeak server over. The DNS records have been edited, so you can continue using ts.kilo-tango.net to access TeamSpeak. Tomorrow night, the records will be changed to the new server. You should not notice any disruption in service.

We would like to apologize for this inconveniance.

Minecraft Bukkit Mod

With the demise of hey0’s server administration and customization mod, a new mod has stepped up to the plate. Bukkit mod is the new hey0’s, but much better. There are already hundreds of plugins for the mod, ranging from simple chat mods that give each user a color when they chat in game, to economy mods that allow players to run shops; buying and selling things from other players.

As you porbably know, one of the updates made Hey0’s mode incompatible with the server. The bukkit team was planning on updating hey0’s mod themselves until bukkit was ready for release, but with the Minecraft updates rolling out so frequently, they really had no choice but to only focus on their own project. Luckily, bukkit quickly became very stable and now many servers are using it, including ours. We haven’t yet installed any plugins, but I am working on getting them installed. If you have any plugins that you would really like to see our server running, make a post in the forums and get other members on board with your idea, and I will add it. Currently we will be running the Permissions mod, and a few other sub-mods for Permissions that help out.

Here is the bukkit website. Plugins for bukkit can be found here.