The Unitedworldminers and EnderIO team wishes you all a Merry Christmas!
Please note that we may be unresponsive for the next 48 hours.
yup autumn has been approaching fast and here in Germany, leaves are already falling.
It has been quiet the past few weeks here. The cause of this is that I am currently really busy with university and work which does not leave much time communicating with you, the community. :/ (currently typing this in a quick break between lectures)
Well, actually a lot again! We have been working in the background in getting our Minecraft servers on the new management panel which allows us generally a simpler way to manage our Minecraft servers. The new panel also improves crash detection (and auto reboot) + should result in a generally more stable service for you. (Let me know if things improved or gotten worse in the past few weeks).
We are also in the midst of patching some severe bugs on our servers (none that resulted in any breach but present a possible vulnerability which we want to patch before it becomes bad, luckily the open source community around Linux is continuously improving the kernels security). For this last point we have to reboot all our physical and virtual servers which is planned to happen at Saturday the 29th October 2016 (tomorrow) 08:00:00 CEST // 02:00:00 EDT // 06:00:00 UTC
Farmworld reset on all servers. Many people requested this by now and we will take action on this one.
Regular modpack updates to patch bugs and keep versions up to date (including working on the issues you already reported).
New modpacks (original ones by Unitedworldminers).
Tell me what else you expect us to provide for you!
In the meantime, have fun and enjoy your time :slight_smile:
Yesterday I was just testing around with the latest version of Minecraft (1.11) and OptiFine + KUDA Shaders. All images were taken in glorious 4K (3840x2160).
It looks so darn awesome and I am impressed every time what a modding community can achieve! All these people developing and managing things for fun have become so professional on their way.
it has been about three months again since we posted something here.
Just a few points to keep you updated:
In the deep depths of our servers we are rewiring things to improve reliability and speed even more.
If you have some game or modpack you would like us to host, feel free to tell us in the comments below!
Okay, let’s keep this short.
I wanted to get more things done this week but I got a bunch of important work for university to do which I prioritise.
What to expect:
Der Reset wurde um 1Uhr heute morgen vollzogen und danach gab’s ne ca 7 Stunden Wartung. Server sind jetzt online. Bin mir aber iwie nicht sicher ob das jetzt endgültig ist weil an den Server Namen kein Datum steht wann die eröffnet wurden und die Server noch auf [Dev] stehen.
Hehe, jup danke für den Hinweis, ist offiziell jedoch noch kein Datum eingefüllt, kommt mit dem nächsten reboot ;)
Some time has passed since we started our Novus servers back in July this year.
Since we started, your eager to play has been overwhelming and we were happy to host four Novus Remix servers for you.
Now as time has passed and more than 10.000 (ten thousand (!)) people have been building their most advanced (tech) setups (which are awesome!) on the servers things started to get really, really laggy and unstable.
We noted this and there is sadly nothing we can do to fix this for the current servers. This is the nature of Minecraft - evolve, build and start over again. The restart will greatly improve the servers performance and let you enjoy playing together again.
After the reset, only two servers will be re-opened again after a short maintenance period. With this reset, we will also update the modpack and add some additions to Thaumcraft. Due to large abuse of the Translocators mod, it will be removed with this update.
We will only continue two servers to concentrate our support better and deliver improved servers for you the community.
If there is enough interest we will add a donator only server. You may vote in the comments if you like to have a donator only server.
If you have any questions let us know down below.
We are also open for name suggestions regarding the new servers, how should they be called?
Do you want to have a mod integrated into Novus Remix? Your time to shine, tell us down below in the comments too.
Well, let’s keep this short. About eight hours ago we decided to do start a quick maintenance for our servers. We planned to apply a few important security fixes.
That worked. :sparkles:
You remember “Never touch a running system.” ?
Yup bad luck was on our side today :( And a “simple update” broke a lot.
Eight hours into fixing things (mainly our Minecraft nodes) we are still on it and hope to resume full service by tomorrow (20161102) 06:00.
Some gameservers are back up online, Teamspeak works, Forums works and our websites work.
So please bear with us. We do our best to resolve all issues as fast as possible.
@tjwmagic Well classic :D
I’ll do a full write-up of what happened in the past days for the technically interested people :)
Hey there @Novus community, as you expected here is the list of changes contained within the latest version of our Novus Bevo modpack! If you experience any issues make sure to report them here, including your crash-report.
Additionally to the changes below we fixed several bugs on the server and added new farm worlds to all servers. You can access the previous mining world with
Have fun with the update and show us your support if you like.
Server side config changes
Hey there @Novus players,
we knew the lag on our Novus Bevo Alpha server was insane and we did a lot of investigation which finally led to the conclusion that the whole lag simply came from one of our own mods which we use on the server. This should not have happened and was purely a fault on our side, which we sincerely apologize for :(
We have fixed the inefficient code and reduced the lag by about 80-90%. There will still be some lag when 20+ people will simultaneously be online, but it should be more than playable again. :thumbsup_tone2:
Within the process, we have removed all Personal Anchors, as we assumed that they might have been the cause for the lag which was a false assumption on our side (again!) :face_palm: !
So yes, we know that many people left because of the insane lag which came in when our team had almost no time to investigate. It was our fault and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience again.
If you had a Personal Anchor and cannot afford to build a new one, please feel free to contact us in the forums help section so we can get this solved.
Regarding SPACESTATION_69 --> It is currently disabled but the world is still there, if the players on there are still here @Novus please let us know so we can load the world back in :slight_smile:
+1 for the awesome title! :dagger:
ich habe wie gewünscht den Server einmal neu gestartet :slight_smile:
Sollte noch etwas sein, bitte einfach Bescheid geben!
Wir sollten wohl mal einen täglichen automatischen Reboot einführen :thinking:
(@ManuXz in solch einem Fall einfach rebooten, tut nicht weh und hilft in den meisten Fällen “Reboot tut gut!” ;))
Hello there adventurer,
with this tutorial, we (Unitedworldminers) would like to help you get into the game and solve most of the issues and questions which come up over and over again. We encourage every player to go through this thread regardless if you are a new or experienced player. So let’s start right away:
First of all: Use common sense!
Any disregard of these rules will be punished.
We recommend starting on the server by visiting the mining world using
/warp farm. In there you can randomly teleport using
/rtp. You should start mining your first resources, formerly wood, stone, coal, iron etc… After you have gathered your first supplies, use
/spawn to get back to the overworld. In there, you can either leave the spawn using the exit(s) and run for some time to find a nice spot to settle or you can use
/rtp to be teleported to a random spot within the worlds border.
You might build a house in the overworld (the world you are in using
/spawn). To get back to your house at any time, we recommend setting up a home point using
/sethome house which allows you to get back to your house from anywhere using
/home house. You are allowed to build anywhere in the overworld. Be nice though and respect your neighbors.
To avoid your house being destroyed by other players or your resources being stolen, you must claim your property (see this video for a quick tutorial on how to do this).
From here on, it’s up to your imagination. You might build your own castle, build a factory to automize your production, build a rocket and leave earth or whatever you like. There is no “perfect way to start with mods”. Everybody has to find his own way here. If you have questions about a specific mod, we recommend either asking that question in the servers chat or preferably in our forums Support section for this modpack. A lot of tutorials for every mod in this modpack can be found on Youtube and Google, so simply use your computer skills before asking the same questions over and over again.
We have FTBUtilities installed on this server. This awesome plugin allows anyone on the server to protect his property against grief and provides awesome social features.
The video above shows you how to use it. We still got a few words in addition:
As there are more than 200 mods installed on this server, there are dozens of ways to get around FTBUtilities protection. We know this. There is no way to fix all loopholes with FTBUtilities so the best way to protect all your things is to build all your chests / storages etc. in a closed building and protect that building. Make sure that all doors are shut at all times so nobody can get in. Chests which stand lonely on fields are vulnerable to dozens of tricks using mods! So build them a home.
One recommendation from our side: To protect your property better, consider using the mods included in the modpack to protect your land. For example, you could use Turrets to protect your house against griefers additionally to FTBUtilities.
Though we provide FTBUtilities as a tool for you to claim your property, we are not liable for any grief / we will not refund any items. This is a change as of 2016.08.13 because at such a large community the number of evil people on a modded server is too high to manage them in any way. Griefing is still denied in the overworld.
For anyone interested on more infos about FTBUtilitites, have a look at this!
PVP and raiding / griefing is not allowed in the overworld (the world where you get using /spawn) not even if something there is unprotected.
PVP and raiding are allowed in any other world
Our server is international. Everyone from any nation is welcome!
The most recent issue is the fact that GriefPrevention keeps stopping to work leaving all claimed areas unprotected. The issue for this is or better said has been our SQL server. We have applied dozens of fixes and optimizations to the server to ensure that GriefPrevention will not break at any time. We sincerely apologize for this kind of issues and do everything possible to avoid these!
If you see GriefPrevention not working (you will not be able to claim land / resize your claim if this is the case) tell us immediately here so we can solve the issue as fast as possible and protect your land!
To reduce lag on our server we have added a world border. This border is a magical and invisible wall which you can’t pass. We have pre-rendered each chunk within this border to avoid lag created by world generation which normally occurs when new chunks are rendered on need.
Okay, first of all, don’t ever write “LAG” into the chat. Not only will this put you on our #!?_…#* list but this will not help anyone on this earth. If the server lags, everyone will know it anyway.
But let’s get something clear. There are two types of lag, one type is client side lag, which is lag on your client caused by wrong setting or low budget / bad hardware. The other kind of lag is server lag, caused by Minecraft itself.
So how to find out where the lag you notice comes from? Simple:
F3 on your keyboard to show additional debug information. In the top left corner of your screen you should see something similar to this:
Look out for the number of “fps” (frames per second) which is marked red in the screenshot above. So when does it “lag” for you? If this number is lower than
30 fps then you will most likely notice lag and stuttering images. This kind of lag is called client lag and has nothing to do with our server. The only fix is lowering your graphics settings and / or getting better hardware (a better processor to be precise as Minecraft is a CPU heavy game).
If you want to harvest some blocks and they appear again after you have mined them, then you are most likely experiencing server side lag. How can you confirm this? Simply put
/gc into the chat. This will output the servers debug information similar to this:
The number behind
Current TPS indicates how many “ticks” the server does in a second. What is a tick? Let’s cite Gamepedia here:
Nearly all video games (including Minecraft) are driven by one big program loop. Just as every gear in a clock is synchronized with the pendulum, every task involved in advancing a game simulation is synchronized with the game loop. Appropriately, one cycle of the game loop is called a tick.
So what does this mean?
If the amount of ticks per second (tps) is below about 15 you will experience block lag (e.g. blocks appearing again and again after they have already been mined). The cause for this can be very different but comes down to modded Minecraft’s nature almost every time. Minecraft has to calculate a lot of things each second. If something takes longer than normal then things start to lag. Generally, you can say, the higher the number of players online, the higher the number of chunks loaded, the more load on the server, the more lag.
As the physical servers we host our Minecraft servers on are really powerful already, we cannot do much about this but tweaking configs and checking for erroring chunks. What we do a lot in the background.
But that’s not all! You the player can also help keeping lag at a minimum for everybody by building efficiently, avoiding large animal farms (no you don’t need 50 chicken, cows, sheep etc.) and spreading your factories about multiple chunks rather than squeezing everything into one chunk. Also “think before building” and avoid infinite loops in your storage systems. If you have some rituals or spells going on, stop them if you don’t necessarily need them. If you use something to speed up plant growth: Stop it if you don’t need it. What also helps to reduce lag is to keep your stays in the Twilight Forest as short as possible as this dimensions is the one creating the most lag. Don’t use the Quarry, use the Digital Miner. Also flying around less than you walk will help to keep the server performance high.
And please stop complaining that our root servers suck. First, they don’t. Second, they are not the reason. Third: No it will not help adding more RAM for the Minecraft server. We know what we do, we are in the “business” for more than four years now.
In short: Yes you may!
You are only permitted to use these machines in the mining world (farm) or any other dimension but not and never in the overworld. Disregard of this rule will result in punishment.
On the Novus Bevo Bravo Server, the Quarry is disabled as there are way better alternatives (Digital Miner / Ender Quarry / Mining Turtle).
We also highly encourage you not to use the Quarry or Ender Quarry because these cause a lot of lag. We recommend using the Digital Miner instead. It’s not harder to get and has way more options. Make sure to protect your mining machine and it’s setup around it to avoid it being stolen.
You can check your current ping time from the tab menu (press and hold your TAB key on your keyboard). The value behind your name indicates how long it takes for a packet to travel from your client to the server and back.
An alternative way to check your ping is the
/ping command. As our servers are located in Germany you might experience worse ping times when playing from within the U.S. or other countries further away from Germany.
We are working hard on keeping the ping to countries outside Germany as low as possible but the real numbers depend on many factors. Generally, the ping from Germany to the U.S. is about 120ms. Minecraft adds about 100-200ms of ping on top of that. So a ping of about 300ms can be considered normal. If you ping stays below 500ms you should be okay and will most likely notice no issues at all.
If your ping goes higher than this, I recommend checking your internet connection. A bad ping happens when you or somebody using the same internet connection like you is uploading large files. Also using wifi to connect your computer to your modem will result in a bad ping (consider using a LAN connection to your router then).
If your ping stays high, we recommend trying to restart both, your modem and computer.
Normally the Novus Bevo modpack comes with a set of quests as well as the famous questing book. Unfortunately, there is a bug with the HQM mod which we are currently fixing, so, for now, there is now questing book. And no you can’t craft it or obtain it in any other way. For the curious of you: Yes we will re-add the HQM mod when the bug is resolved.
Questing book has been enabled again! Have fun :smirk:
We are planning to reset the mining world (farm / farm world), nether and end about every two weeks. Time will tell if we need to decrease the period of time. We will announce a reset of the world’s a few days before it will happen using the forums and in game mail / announcements. Please don’t build your house in the mining world and make sure to rescue all your gear before the reset. We will not care about the things left in the worlds as mentioned previously.
On this server, you can use the Personal Anchor:
This block is provided by the Railcraft mod. It will keep a 3 × 3 area of chunks loaded to memory while consuming one diamond every real time hour. Some may ask “why is this so expensive?” The reason for this is that chunk loading comes at the cost of a lot of server performance. With the high price, we want to limit this to avoid lag while leaving the option for chunk loading open to anyone.
You can donate to our server using our donation store or you can directly donate a custom amount using PayPal.
What also supports us a lot is giving this modpack a like on our Technic page as well as telling all your friends / clan members about it.
Simply join our Novus group here in the forums!
Currently not. We will add a shop in the next weeks, so stay excited and make your suggestions what we should implement.
On our Novus Bevo servers, almost nothing is banned. We only partially ban some items like the mining laser, Quarry, and mining turtles in the overworld to avoid griefing. But all of these can be used in any other dimension.
Some item recipes are changed. This is intended and the same in the original Bevo modpack. Take care of the tooltips in NEI as some items recommend using alternative or have a reason why crafting is disabled.
Yes we know you girls and guys love the Wind Generator of Mekanism but this machine has been overused on the Novus Bevo Alpha server and caused major lags. We have been denying the placement of this generator as well as we have removed about 4000 active Wind Generators which have been slowing down the server a lot.
By doing this optimization we have been able to improve the servers performance by about eight times.
In this modpack and server, we use a mod called TabbyChat. It allows you to customize the chat to your likings and provides some additional features. See the video below for a really quick tutorial on the basic functions:
/sethomeset your home points
/homeget to your home points
/delhomedelete one of your home points
/helpshow help information for all commands
/tpaask someone to allow to teleport to him
We are an open community. We are happy to talk to anyone on our Teamspeak Server (IP: unitedworldminers.com). If you would like to get involved in the development or have an awesome idea on how to improve things, then you should use our forums. In there we have the appropriate sections for bug reports, staff applications, chitchat and feedback / ideas as well as the latest news.
If you think you need help because some of your items have been lost due to a bug use our forums! Consider this beforehand:
We will not refund any items that have been stolen, we will not refund any items that bugged away during a server reboot, we will not refund any items that have been lost after you dropped them on the ground, we will not refund any rockets from GalactiCraft (yes this mod is buggy), we will not refund the contents of your lost backpacks.
We may only refund items if we have caused the loss. The decision to refund items is on our side. If you loose something, deal with it!
We as admins have hundreds of requests each day. Asking us in the chat and thinking that you may get instant help is idealistic and impossible, you are not the only player on our server. For us to help you in the best possible way you should open a thread in our forums bug section with all the necessary details. A staff member will help you as soon as possible and will do all he or she can do to resolve your issue.
Constantly spamming and bothering us in the chat will result in a ban. Writing a quick bug report takes less than two minutes but may save us and you lots of time. So man up and write a few sentences!
This is a known bug. Caused by low TPS and a badly coded mod. When you launch your rocket to space, be aware that you might lose it as well as everything you have in your inventory. We recommend only flying to space if less than 10 people are on the server and the tps are at least at 20-18 tps (see
/gc for that information). Also take a Enderpouch with you and store your items on the ground, so in case you die, your items are still safe! We will not refund your rocket or items!
As many people want to play on our server and slots are limited it would be unfair if there are people online that only stand afk to chunkload something, right? For this reason, we kick everyone who idles for at least 15 minutes.
Do you want to avoid being auto kicked? Consider getting a donator rank (MK2 or MK3) and you will not be kicked for being afk anymore!
Most likely you have set the chunk loading mode in your video settings to
Multi-Core. As this mode speeds up the rendering of chunks around you, it may cause severe graphical glitches and we recommend setting the chunk loading mode to
Smooth which also is the best mode considering performance.
To change this setting press
Esc --> Options... --> Video Settings...
As this server combines more than 200 mods at once it is unstable by the nature of modded Minecraft. We do our best to keep server crashes at a minimum but cannot guarantee zero crashes. The good news is, that the server will always come back after a few minutes, so don’t worry. Grab a cup of tee or coffee in the meantime.
If the server should not come back within 10 minutes or more, then tell us via a simple and fast support ticket.
The only caveat of a server crash is a rollback of about 5 minutes in the worst case. The reason for this is the fact, that the server saves the world only every 60 seconds from the RAM to our root servers disk.
Same as with the occasional server crashes above this can be considered “normal”. Minecraft 1.7.10 is not made for mods by Mojang (the company behind Minecraft). Most client-side crashes are caused by slow / old computer hardware as well as outdated drivers and software. You shall always keep your graphics drivers and operating system (Windows, Mac OS, Linux) on the latest version to make sure everything runs smooth.
Most important is that your Java version is also up to date. Not only for Minecraft to run at it’s best, but also to be less vulnerable to common hacking attacks / vulnerabilities in old Java versions. More info’s about updating Java can be found in the section “How to update Java” below.
If all your software is up to date and your hardware is above the minimum requirements stated in the section below, we would love to look into this issue. For us to be able to help you, we need as much information about the crash as possible. Please visit our Support category here in the forums to post your bugs.
By the way, screaming “It crashes!” “It does not work, fix it!” “The modpack won’t start!” or similar does not help anyone, nor will we ever help you! Not because of arrogance but because your messages contain zero information about “Why? How to reproduce the bug? What have you already tried to fix this? etc.”
The recommended version of Java to play this modpack is Java 8 64bit.
Nothing else. You shall not use Java 7 or lower as these versions are already deprecated and highly vulnerable to hacks and viruses. If you have any Java version below Java 8 installed, please uninstall it.
To update Java to the latest and most secure version, click this link. This will download Java 8 64bit directly from Oracle, the company which develops and distributes Java. If you don’t trust this link, fair enough! Visit Oracle yourself and get the appropriate version here and look for a file similar to this (
jre-8u101-OPERATINGSYSTEM-x64.exe) (note the x64 indicating a 64-bit version) .
Do not ever download Java from any other site than Oracle itself. Never! Most sites include adware / viruses or other bad things in the copies they distribute.
Why 64bit you may ask? The 64bit version allows you to run Java applications like Minecraft with more than 1.5GB of RAM! This increases Minecraft’s performance a lot.
To play the Novus [Bevo] modpack, we recommend using at least 3 GB of RAM. Using less than 3 GB of RAM will result in bad performance and will most likely render this modpack unplayable.
Some explanation about RAM:
If your computer has 8 GB of RAM, don’t assign 8 GB of RAM to Minecraft. This will result in your computer starting to swap out RAM to your HDD or SSD which is painfully slow because Minecraft will use up all RAM and will leave no RAM to your operating system.
Some recommended values are:
See the following video for instructions on how to increase the amount of memory usable by Minecraft using the Technic Launcher:
Currently, we do not provide a server pack for this modpack, as we are still adjusting and optimizing the settings. We may release a server package in the near future but our primary goal is to provide you with the highest possible quality.
One important thing to note: Custom servers will not receive our support.
Thank you for reading this guide. If you miss something, let us know in the comments. This guide is a work in progress in will be extended over time.
One last word: You can do almost anything you want on this server (while respecting the rules), just don’t upset us and we will have a great time together.
last edit: 20160902 03:30 CEST
@Schnetztler282 Hey there, thanks for you application.
To me this sounds really nice :)
It’s also good that you are a bit older which I think is also a really important factor here as you can see things from a different perspective.
Ich hab gestern nacht mit Bent bis um fast 1:00 Uhr dagesessen und wir haben versucht das alles wieder läuft. Also er hat gebastelt. Wir haben getestet. Bis es zu dem Ergebnis kam das wir bei MatterOverdrive die CFG ändern mussten und Elysium clientseitig deaktivieren. Sonst wurden alle die ganze Zeit gekickt. Steht ja auch schon im Forum was man ändern muss damit es bis zum Fix klappt ;)
184.108.40.206 ist nun auch veröffentlich und behebt das Problem
Oh wie schön hier hat die Putzfrau wohl wieder den Stecker der Serverfarm eingesteckt ;) Ist ja wieder Licht an.
Wie sieht es mit den Servern aus? Läuft der Alpha wenn ich heute Abend nach Hause komme? Was ist mit dem neuen Server? Wird der aufs Wochenende Online kommen? Habe ja jetzt ein bisschen Zeit gehabt mich in das Modpack ein bisschen einzuspielen und hätte echt Bock auf einen Neustart ;) lasst es krachen und weiter so. LG Dom
Alpha // Bravo // Charlie sollten in wenigen Minuten wieder laufen. Zurzeit wird noch ein kleiner Reboot benötigt, dann sind wir durch :smirk:
Jep, nach mehrmaligem Tausch der kompletten Hardware durch die Techniker läuft nun alles wieder :D
“Licht ist wieder an!”
I have seen the screenshots and this is just amazing!
For everybody, I’d like to share this:
@Paint_Ninja’s optimizations resulted in a performance gain in the client of about 477%
So stay excited for the update :smirk: