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What is the format of Minecraft.net account names?

What is the format of Minecraft.net account names? The information I have a use for is: what characters are permitted or prohibited? what is the maximum length? are they always treated as case-...
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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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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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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 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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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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What are the required outbound IPs and ports on a spigot server?

Note: I am not absolutely sure that the question is on topic, even though this Meta discussion suggests it is. The question is specifically about a game server, not general server administration. I ...
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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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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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TF2 Last Map not rotating to First Map

My TF2 Trade Plaza server has only 2 maps: trade_plaza_2 trade_plaza_station_square_v1 I have enabled TF2 voting to the the map and it works fine when I am on the first map (trade_plaza_2). When I ...
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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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How do I disable map rotation entirely on my TF2 server?

I have a private server. Before use, I just go in, exec a config, and change the level. Annoyingly, the server will sometimes switch to hydro or 2fort if we wait too long before starting a scrim. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to automatically heartbeat a TF2 listen server?

I am running a listen server from time to time to play with friends, i get annoyed that in order for the server to be lsited on the internet i have to manually "heartbeat" and "map " in the console. ...
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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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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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Kicked for dying too many times on my CS:GO server

I want to make an MG server with my friends but have encountered a problem. I don't know how to change the number of suicides to an "unlimited" number. This is a big problem because after someone ...
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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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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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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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Random people are trying to join my server

I host a Whitelisted Minecraft server and recently we've set up a domain name and connected to that using an A-Name DNS record. As of that point in time, which was about October of 2015, I've noticed ...
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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 online,...
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How do you make command block output not show up in the console? [duplicate]

Context: If you thought this (a picture) was annoying, wait til' you see this unsurpressable mess: Question: How do I stop command blocks outputting to the console? Also, the following command does ...
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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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Can the server owner disable cosmetic items?

Valve designed Team Fortress 2 classes with distinct silhouettes to effectively convey visual information to the player. Hats and other cosmetic items can greatly hamper visibility and may change the ...
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Is there a way to ping a Minecraft server for basic information?

I am setting up a basic monitoring (with monit) for my children's Minecraft server. My plan is to check whether port 25565 is open but it would be nice if I could gather some more information to ...
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How to automatically broadcast local server name?

When setting casual LAN Minecraft gaming, I'd find it would be easier and more user friendly if LAN clients just see the local Minecraft server automatically in the Multiplayer screen instead of ...
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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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Do /tellraw selectors refer to the reader or the executing entity/block?

I have an arbitrary Command Block. Using minecraftjson.com I set it up to /tellraw everyone: "[ the selector @p ] is a new player on the server. Greet them!". /tellraw @a ["",{"selector":"@p","color"...
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How to setup a dedicated Call of Duty Black Ops Server?

I'm very late to the game (literally) and just now getting into Call of Duty Black Ops multiplayer. I'd like to be able to setup a dedicated game server am looking for the basic steps to install, and ...
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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 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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Changing the player limit for a team

Is there a way, using the console, to force limit only one player for a team? I am setting up a private Hide and Seek server and I want to have the Seekers (Counter-Terrorists) to have a maximum of ...
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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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Where do I put my map specific config for a Team Fortress 2 server?

I've tried putting the map config in the following locations: tf/cfg/cp_process_final.cfg tf/maps/cp_process_final.cfg tf/maps/cfg/cp_process_final.cfg I execute rcon changelevel cp_process_final ...
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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 can I have my own MvM server to play with my friends?

I want to create it, because I've made my own MvM wave and I want my friends to try it out. How do I load my custom MvM wave into a server that my friends and I can play?
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MOTD Advertisement for CS:GO Server

I have sprung up a 66TICK CS:GO server via hosting (Provider being Hypanova) and have successfully edited the ...\csgo\motd.txt file to look something like so: //MOTD points to server http://...
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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 use per ...
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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 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 ...