New LibrePlanet gaming server running Minetest
by Kÿra, Campaigns OrganizerThe initial announcement of the LibrePlanet Gaming Collective garnered a lot of excitement and enthusiasm, and the most requested activity since then has been to host and play free games as a group. We are now excited to announce this new service to the community: a communal server for the LibrePlanet Gaming Collective! We have installed Minetest, the free software Minecraft replacement, as the first game, and we will add more games soon. To accompany this, we are opening up a separate mailing list and IRC channel for the team, and we're excited to have you join us!
The IRC channel is #libreplanet-gaming on freenode and you can subscribe to the list at: https://lists.libreplanet.org/mailman/listinfo/gaming
To connect to our Minetest server, you'll need the 0.4.3 Minetest client (see http://minetest.net for download and install instructions), and the server can be reached at minetest.libreplanet.org over port 30000. You'll need to ask for interact privileges, but we should be pretty able to accommodate any such requests pretty quickly. If nobody is on the server, asking on the mailing list or the IRC channel is always an option. Your patience now can solve a lot of potential issues down the line, as we try to avoid vandalism on the server.
The server is running several simple mods, including the moreores mod by Calinou, the farming mod by PilzAdam, the bags mod by cornernote, and a few others. Explore to see what you can find!
Please give big thanks to Mark Holmquist (MarkTraceur) for volunteering to set it up and administer the server. If you'd like to help administer the server, please get in touch on the mailing list or IRC channel. If you would like to get involved in the Minetest project, you should join the #minetest IRC channel and ask about how to get started. You could also join #minetest-mods and ask about how to add features to the game.