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Waiting for Bukkit?

posted Dec 6, 2011, 11:38 AM by A. Wizard   [ updated May 18, 2012, 11:19 AM by Félix De Portu ]
Server Rules Update

The rules have been appended.  Please review them here.

CraftBukkit Release

A few weeks ago, I had to make a choice: to accept new applicants and use an non-recommended Bukkit build or to run 1.00-1.01 vanilla and miss out on the opportunity to bring on some new people (mainly because you don't want to bring a ton of new people into a vanilla world).  There have been a lot of other things going on in the gaming world and server population tapers off with that.  Skyrim, BF3, and the Old Republic betas on the weekends all contribute to this.  I'm sure there are others.

Player Survey

Please take my newest survey to help decide the future of the server.  Answers will influence max server population, city organization, and may result in positions offered for mods, city planners, assistant mayors and others.

People looking to play SMP want to play with other people.  Its why we don't all play single player.  In watching the server log, I see this plain as ever.  I have worked hard to get the server to where it is now and I'd hate to lose it all because new games come out and everyone left leaves because of the appearance of a dwindling population.. as if I had done something to cause this.  Its a lot of work to keep it all going and I researched and found that craftbukkit build 1540 is stable enough that I can run my basic admin plugins that deter theft.  One of the catches to running this build is that it is still a 1.00 build and has the Invalid Server Key problem.   The instructions below detail a client-side fix.  The instructions are rather fool proof.  If you were to patch it wrong,  Minecraft will re-download itself with the last step.  

Invalid Server Key

I have found a fix for this "invalid server key" error that we all keep getting. This jar file was modified by me. To use it, just delete your minecraft jar file and replace it with this one.  Here are some step-by-step instructions for Windows users:
  1. Press the windows key () and the 'R' key together to bring up the Run Prompt.
  2. Type '%appdata%' into the run prompt and press enter.  This will open the Application Data or equivalent folder on your computer.
  3. Open the '.minecraft' folder.  Then open the 'bin' folder.
  4. Find 'minecraft.jar'.  It may be labeled as just 'minecraft' , but described as a JAR file.
  5. Delete (or backup/rename) 'minecraft.jar'.
  6. Download this file and move it to this folder, replacing the one that was just deleted.
How to find minecraft.jar on a Mac:
    1. Open
    2. Click “Go” in menubar
    3. Then choose “Go to folder…”
    4. Type in “~/Library/Application Support/Minecraft/bin” (without quotes)
If anything goes wrong, just delete the entire 'bin' folder and the game will automatically re-download the entire folder the next time you try to run it.