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What is the format of Minecraft.net account names?

What is the format of Minecraft.net account names? Specifically, what characters are permitted or prohibited, what is the maximum length, and are they always treated as case-insensitive?
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How much bandwidth does a Minecraft client use in SMP?

How much bandwidth does a single Minecraft client use in SMP (up and down, in KB/sec)? I'm asking this question for two reasons: 1) I plan on running a small MC dedicated server on my VPS, and want ...
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Moving From Vanilla Server to Bukkit

I have a server running the standard, unmodified Vanilla server on a Linux box. After talking to the people on the server we have decided that moving to a Bukkit Server would be better because of the ...
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Why isn't spawn-protection protecting the spawn?

I've run into a headache setting up a Minecraft server (using the FTB modpack). Having set up a sweet open air spawn-jail and moved the spawn point into it (using MCedit), I started hitting things as ...
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What cvar or mod is required to increase max players in TF2 MvM

I have noticed that a few community MvM servers allow more than the default 6 players per team. What cvar needs to be set or what mod needs to be installed on the server to set the max allowed ...
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What's the difference between Spigot and CraftBukkit Minecraft servers?

I'm making a small server for me and my friends, on a Raspberry Pi. All the guides I have seen so far use Spigot, but there isn't that much documentation that I can find on what they did to make it ...
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Is there a Bukkit Plugin that allows giving new users books?

I was thinking, with the books Minecraft has come out with, it's time to replace those 500 blocks worth of signs with a simple book. Is there a Bukkit Plugin that will automatically give new users a ...
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What is the server command to change Mann Missions?

In TF2's new Mann Mode, each of the levels has at least 3 different missions that the team can play against. I assume the various Missions are different robot wave templates. Lately my wife and I ...
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Can I disable different colored grass?

I made a town which is inbetween 3 biomes, and the grass is colored differently for different sections of the town, making it look very ugly. Is there a Bukkit plugin I can use to change the color of ...
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Why does my Windows Home Server appear to be frozen when a client tries to connect?

I've got a HP MediaSmart Windows Home Server EX490 and I'd like to run my own Minecraft server. I have the server software downloaded on my WHS box, so through a Remote Desktop connecting I startup ...
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Loadout unavailable on dedicated TF2 LAN server

When I’m playing on my dedicated Team Fortress 2 LAN server, I am unable to access my load out, because my server cannot connect to the item server: WARNING! The server you are playing on has ...
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How can I get the TF2 logs to show Steam IDs?

Previously my TF2 log showed Steam IDs when players connected or when I issued the "users" command. Now it's only showing usernames without the Steam ID. Is this a change in the log format or is ...
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Is there a plugin for limiting classes?

Background story: some friends and I are thinking of hiring our own TF2 server. We want it to be public, and any players are welcome. One thing that really bothers us in every game in current public ...
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TF2 Voting Options

I run a TF2 server, and I want to customise the in-game vote menu, without using sourcemod. The reason is, I want to add extra MVM maps (not official ones) and I want the players to be able to select ...
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Is it possible to force knifes only for the first round?

Is it possible to configure a CS:GO server so that in the first round everyone is is forced to use knifes only (no pistols)? If so, how?
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Is there an online community of game community/server leaders? [closed]

I'm just wondering about what resources might exist for gaming community leaders. I'm on the admin team of a large Minecraft server that is slowly becoming a gaming community beyond Minecraft. I'd ...
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Why can I connect to my server using an internal IP and localhost, but not when I use my external IP?

I have made a Feed The Beast Ultimate server for a couple of friends. When I try to connect to it, it says connection refused:connect, which, according to this post mans that there is no server ...
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How Do I Port Foward A Terraria Server?

How do I port foward a Terraria server? I have been trying to set it up for a long time but I can't. People say its very hard, but some say it is easy. Thanks!
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Is it possible to change gamemode or gametype while the server is running?

I am in the process of configuring a Counterstrike: Global Offensive server and I was wondering if the game mode and game type can be changed on the fly, preferably from within the game by calling a ...
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How can I set up a The Ship server?

As I stated in the title, how can I set up a server for The Ship? I've searched everywhere and can't seem to find guides of any kind anywhere. There's some basic guides on how to set up a steamcmd ...
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How do I make an automatic server backup in Minecraft?

There is no built-in implementation in a Vanilla Minecraft server to force a save every X minutes, then back up the files into a folder. I know how to do log rotations and I can also do a normal ...
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Minecraft Server save-all does not work as soon as expected?

Sorry in advance, this question could fall into 1 of 3 categories (server admin, gaming, or programming) I'm working on a personal Minecraft server for my friends and I, I'm having the server back ...
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How to control a Counter Strike(CS 1.6) server which is hosted in a remote location?

I have been playing Counter Strike 1.6 for the last two years; however, it's still interesting to me. A week ago, I bought a dedicated CS 1.6 server which is hosted in a remote location. They didn't ...
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How do I adjust the map rotation on my Source-based game server?

For Source-based games (Counter Strike: Source, Team Fortress 2, Left For Dead), how do I change the map rotation on my own server?
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How can I make myself an “operator” on my own dedicated server?

When playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on my own dedicated server, I cannot execute certain commands (Ex. "sv_cheats 1", "noclip") via my console. I receive the error: "Can't change replicated ...
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How to ease bots (AI) management and configuration?

I play CS:GO with my roommate against bots and we like to make custom games, say 2 CT's (us) vs 5 T's. Doing this in CS:GO requires some console commands. My question is, can we batch these commands ...
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Cannot connect to my dedicated, steam-group L4D2 server

I have successfully setup a dedicated L4D2 server on my Linux box. I can manually connect to it with connect <myip>, so I believe I have all the basics setup correctly. I'm trying to get the ...
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How much bandwith does a Minecraft server use? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How much bandwidth does a Minecraft client use in SMP? How much bandwidth does the average (20-40 person server with an average of 30 people playing) Minecraft server ...
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How do I enable/disable buildings and structures on SMP?

As Minecraft has gotten its full release I'm working on a server for the local scouting group. I'm a system administrator and developer and used to host HL2 servers. While the Minecraft single-player ...
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How can I create server-wide aliases for console commands in Source games?

I'm an administrator on a couple TF2 servers, and I've installed a couple Sourcemod plugins (MeleeMode, ClassChooser, etc.). However, to get these to work the way I want, I have to set variables ...
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Why can I place blocks but not water at my server's spawn?

I can't place water at my spawn. That makes sense. However I can break and place blocks. What gives? If I op myself I can then place water. If I de-op myself I cannot. However regardless of my ...
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Why is this message spamming my server log?

Lately, I've started seeing this a lot in my Minecraft server log: Attempted to place a tile entity where there was no entity tile! Sometimes I see it a lot, sometimes not at all. What does it ...
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Bukkit Permissions Not Being Enforced

Ok so I have a Bukkit server up and running and I want to use the Permissions Plugin to help give different users different permissions to help protect the server. I configured the permissions and ...
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How do you get a Team Fortress 2 server started?

I recently purchased a Team Fortress 2 server. It (at the time) featured mostly control points maps with a few maps intended to act as breaks mixed in (sd_doomsday, cp_gravelpit). Voting was enabled ...
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How can I automatically restart TF2 servers that are prone to crashing?

I've set up two Team Fortress 2 servers on my dedicated server, both have custom maps. The second TF2 server crashes a lot, so FireDaemon cannot restart it. As a solution I set it to auto restart ...
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Bukkit Permission Nodes

I have a question about permission nodes in Bukkit. I want to give my moderators the ability to define and redefine their own regions but not regions that they are members of. I found WorldGuard's ...
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What options do you have on creating a server in Quake Live?

So since Quake Live left beta status. As a "pro user" you are able to create a server on your own. What options do you have? Are there options like: "Only Clan-mates may join" or "Only players from ...
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How do I convert world data into a map and how do I install server side mods?

I have a couple questions. I'm hosting a Minecraft server that I downloaded directly from the minecraft.net site. It's legit and whatnot. First of all I was wondering if there was a map app that ...
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A good size RAM-disk for Minecraft server?

I'm running a Minecraft Craftbukkit server using this awesome script. My box has 3GB of RAM, and I have it set up to use 2GB minimum, and 2.5GB max. I want to use the RAM-disk feature in the script, ...
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Cannot connect to my own dedicated Gmod server

I can open the console in Gmod and use the command connect to try to join "localhost", "127.0.0.1", and "{my_ip_address}". However, these all show me a dialog box that says "Connection failed after 4 ...
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Notification about status of the population on BF2 server [closed]

Is there a way to monitor a dedicated Battlefield 2 server that would ping via cell-phone text message, e-mail, Twitter, FaceBook or otherwise communicate that there are players on the server? ...
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The Ship Dedicated Server - Sourcemod causing random crashes

I'm no stranger to Linux server administration, but I'd probably still consider myself an amateur compared to some of the very skilled out there. I'm familiar with TF2 server administration to a fair ...
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Is it possible to change the map group while the server is running?

I am in the process of configuring a Counterstrike: Global Offensive server and I was wondering if it is possible to change the active map group while the server is running, without having to restart ...
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How can I ban a user from my dedicated server?

I have a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive dedicated server, and a few of my users are disobeying my rules (Ex. Cursing, blocking doorways purposely, spamming). How can I ban these meanies from my ...
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How do you change the difficulty of the bots?

With the standard configuration, Counterstrike: Global Offensive will populate the teams up to a maximum per team with bots to keep the teams balanced. These bots are a quite easy, how can I make ...
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How can I increase the length of the warmup round?

I am setting up a Counterstrike: Global Offensive server and I was wondering if I could increase the length of the warm up around? Currently it is about 30 seconds but I'd like to customise this yet ...
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Left 4 dead 2 dedicated server - exec: couldn't exec server.cfg

I've managed to get the L4D2 dedicated server running on Linux (vanilla Debian 6), it works, but there's one major fault. The server won't read any configuration files. It always ends up with ...
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In Source engine games, when are server.cfg and autoexec.cfg executed?

On a dedicated server for Source engine games, there are two "global" configuration files - server.cfg and autoexec.cfg. Are these files executed at different times? What sort of configurations ...
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How do I fix the error “Connection Failed After 4 Retries”?

I am trying to make a Gmod server, and believe I have everything set up correctly. I am using SteamCMD. I port forwarded all TDP/UDP between 27000 and 27050. I also port forwarded these ports in my ...
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When do the player data files update in Minecraft SMP servers?

I'd like to know exactly when the <playername>.dat files are saved on the server. (I'd like to run a script that tracks the players' locations and inventories, and this is crucial to whether ...