WebTranslateIt Note to Self

Never upload a file to http://webtranslateit.com from a windows computer. I just spent a lot of time recovering from an accident where I tried to download the latest version of translations to my netbook and update the translation manager from there. It caused a lot of trouble

Debugging plugins on a live Bukkit server

<tommytony> “C:Program FilesJavajre7binjava.exe” -Xms2048M -Xmx2048M -Xdebug -Xrunjdwp:transport=dt_socket,address=8787,server=y,suspend=y -jar craftbukkit-1.6.4-R2.0.jar
<tommytony> then create a new Debug Configuration in eclipse
<tommytony> choose Remote Java Application
<tommytony> set port 8787
<tommytony> run that debug profile from eclipse
<tommytony> your server should start
<tommytony> and you can breakpoint

Progress bar code I found

public String generateProgressBar() {
  int total = getSizeX() * getSizeY() * getSizeZ(); // Area
  double percentage = this.visitedBlocks / total;
  StringBuilder progBar = new StringBuilder();
  progBar.append(Math.round(percentage * 100)).append("% ["); // 0.1 becomes 10
  int bars = (int) percentage * 10; // 0.1 becomes 1
  for (int bar = 1; bar <= 10; bar++) {
    if (bars >= bar) {
      progBar.append('#');
    } else {
      progBar.append('_');
    }
  }
  progBar.append(']');
  return progBar.toString();
}

Video series – “Warhub Webshow”

Me and some of my friends are going to be starting up a new video series of us playing different mini games together. There will be much more than just mini games though. We plan on having discussions sometimes regarding our game server add-ons and various things that we do. Playing SMP-PvP games of War is also something we plan on doing to showcase our add-on.
We will be starting the series off by playing “MineZ” – a version of the popular post-apocalyptic zombie survival mod DayZ for Arma II. Also expect some videos showcasing changes to the War plugin version 1.8.
All videos will be posted to the TeamWar YouTube channel and some highlights may make their way onto the blog as well. I will keep you guys posted on our plans and updates.

Time available for server/plugin work

School has once again started up again for me, which means I’ll have a minimal amount of time to spend improving the Minecraft server and server plugins. However, I have a lot of time available on Labor Day weekend. I plan to use this time to work on many Minecraft-War feature requests and potentially collaborate to get the new format done with tommytony, founder of the plugin.

The main problem I am currently dealing with in War is a lot of bugs that seem to never die. These will require a significant rewrite to improve, as they are mostly ancient code from the early days of War. Nevertheless, I am committed to making War the best PVP arena experience you can possibly get in Minecraft survival multiplayer.