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hMod is dead. Long live Bukkit!

posted Jan 13, 2011, 5:28 PM by Terris Leonis   [ updated Jan 13, 2011, 6:08 PM ]

Hey0 has announced that he will not be continuing work on his server mod, known as hMod. This is what we use to administer our server. Unfortunately, there was a major Minecraft update today, forcing a server update. The old version of hMod is incompatible with the new software and refuses to run. We can run our server without hMod, but this means all protection against malicious users will be lost, putting your creations at risk of damage. We don't want this to happen. Additionally all "bonus features" like the gate system, minecart system and /jump command will be unavailable, since they rely on hMod.

Our usual way of coping with this situation (which has occurred before while waiting for hMod updates) is to launch an unmodded, "vanilla" server, which is running a different, temporary world. We reuse the same temp world each time this occurs, so that there is at least some familiarity. This is what we will be doing this time around as well, until the situation is resolved.

Fortunately, there is a light on the horizon. A new server mod called Bukkit has arrived on the scene, promising to be more efficient than hMod with even more features. They are currently working on making their first release, which should be compatible with the new update. We're hoping that Hey0 will update his existing mod to be compatible with the new update, however if this does not occur then we will need to wait until Bukkit is released.

Apologies for the inconvenience, and happy Minecrafting!