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by Pathaleon at 1:22 AM (1604 Views / 6 Likes) 27 Comments
For the first time in SKCraft history I am proud to announce the chance for you to join in the development of the Alice 1.7 modpack by helping us test it! You will be granted a beta key which allows special access to the beta server along with extra forum access. The forum access will be used to report any issues/bugs or generally strange behaviour that you have not previously experienced.

In order to be granted one of the 10 keys available you must private message me stating you interest in participation. It may take 1-2days for your key to be received.

So what are you waiting for? Drop me a pm now!


If you do not recieve a response within 2 days this means you are not required for the beta or the keys have ran out.

(Please note this our first time trialling such a scheme. Should anyone misuse the beta the whole scheme could be jeopardised so don't ruin it for others.)
by sk89q at 8:10 AM (647 Views / 3 Likes) 2 Comments
The new server has been having issues.

Alice and Vincent have been restarted.

However, Alice may be crashing due to DimensionalDoors, so we will have to look into this.

Alice 1.7 is on its way.
by Pathaleon at 6:31 PM (517 Views / 0 Likes) 1 Comments
Sorry guys, looks like the server host is being a pain and as a result the minecraft servers are unavailable. I will let sk89q know as soon as he is awake!

yay i sorted it go me
by Tonius at 6:38 PM (951 Views / 2 Likes) 3 Comments
The Vincent Dynamic Map link via maps.skcraft.com is currently broken. SK hasn't set that page up correctly again yet. However, you can still reach the map via this link:

by sk89q at 9:45 PM (469 Views / 0 Likes) 3 Comments

The Minecraft servers are back up

It appears that the system hosting the servers has been restarting abruptly periodically, causing the Minecraft servers to go down. We are looking into it.
by sk89q at 9:11 AM (551 Views / 0 Likes) 9 Comments

The servers have been moved!

Alice and Vincent should now be online again with their same old addresses. However, if the old addresses do not work for you, use alice.skcraft.com and vincent.skcraft.com.

The servers are now in North America whereas the servers were previously in Germany. If you're in Europe, you should still get around ~100ms ping to the server, and for a lot of other people, their ping should improve.

The ComputerCraft FTP server and IDE should also work, although it may take up to 24 hours for the FTP server's address to update for you.
by sk89q at 6:05 AM (370 Views / 0 Likes) 0 Comments
Our Minecraft servers are currently temporarily down as we migrate them to a different place. We will notify you here when the servers have returned.
by Pathaleon at 11:40 PM (420 Views / 6 Likes) 4 Comments


Getting excited about the upcoming Alice 1.7 modpack? We are too, thats why we are looking for some extra hands to help compile and configure the modpack. You do not have to be technically minded although prior knowledge of git does help.

If this opportunity tickles your fancy drop me a PM about the experience you have with the minecraft modding scene!

Addendum: Applications are now closed.
by Development Team at 1:02 AM (5361 Views / 8 Likes) 258 Comments
Quite a bit has changed in Minecraft 1.7.10 compared to 1.6.4. From simple fishing changes, to Twich.tv integration. Not to mention, the new trees and blocks that tag along with the eleven new biomes, the addition of colorful stained glass and a variety of new flowers including sunflowers and orchids.

As we speak, Minecraft Forge continues it's journey to stabilization, and new mods with exciting new content continue to crop-up. Not to mention, one of our own community's member has picked up Minecraft modding in the form of Tonis' Utilities and Simply Jetpacks, accumulating a following among fellow mod-makers and mod-lovers alike.

In the light of all that has been said, it's high-time Alice extended it's reach to 1.7.10. The MPT has started to work on the next iteration of Alice's modpack.

As always, a list of mods will be compiled, and each mod will be scrutinized based on the content it provides and how it affects performance. Yet again, as always, the community will be allowed to provide suggestions for the modpack in the form of mods to be compiled into the aforementioned list.

To suggest a mod for the consideration list, simply provide us with the mod's name as a comment to this announcement. Please make sure that the mod you wish to suggest hasn't already been suggested by somebody else. If you wish to, you may provide us with extra information about the mod, such as some links to the mod's homepage, the mod author's name, or a short description of content added by said mod.

Fast-forward approximately two to three weeks, and we should have a working modpack ready to be deployed as Alice 1.7.10. All players will get a week or two long warning of the impending world reset and upgrade. As soon as that warning expires, the world will be reset and the server version upgraded from 1.6.4 to 1.7.10.

Over the next month, the MPT will be working harder than ever to push Minecraft to it's limit. It may be impossible for us to provide a completely bug-free and balanced modded Minecraft experience, but it sure as hell won't stop us from trying. Here's to a new and improved Alice!

(Post by: Raevox | Art by: Pathaleon)
by sk89q at 8:55 AM (370 Views / 0 Likes) 0 Comments
The ComputerCraft FTP server should be back. It went down due to the system upgrade that we performed last week and we forgot to bring it back.
by sk89q at 11:45 PM (415 Views / 3 Likes) 7 Comments
We plan on moving the MC server to a different data center within the next 1-3 weeks. The new server will probably be more powerful, but in in a fairly negligible way for Alice and Vincent.

The main difference will be that the server will now be located in (eastern) North America, whereas it is currently in Germany. Some people have had intermittent network connectivity problems with our current data center so those issues may be resolved.

As far as downtime goes, we plan on the server being down at most 5 minutes between server shut down on the old system and server startup on the new system. However, the address that you use to connect to the servers will likely point to the old IP address for some time due to caching done by your internet service provider, so it may take up 24 hours for the change to kick in. To work around that, we plan to issue new, temporary addresses for Vincent and Alice pointing to the new IP address.
by sk89q at 6:40 AM (288 Views / 1 Likes) 1 Comments
Here's the status of things:
  1. I've been working on WorldEdit a lot recently, so I have not been around a lot. A lot of long-desired features like Forge support and entity support are coming, so that's been taking a bit of time.
  2. If you sent me a PM, I plan on replying soon.
  3. If you wanted to join spawn build, PM me if you're still waiting. Spawn build is still ongoing but I've been absent, so I'm not sure how it is going at the moment. If we already exchanged contact information, message me if we haven't yet figured things out.
  4. A lot of mods are being updated for MC 1.7.10 and we're going to start a 1.7.10 modpack very soon. I can't tell you when we'll actually be able to update, but we'll give 1-3 weeks' notice most likely.
  5. If there's some technical problem that you or the server is experiencing, I have not heard about it, so PM me if it's important.
by sk89q at 9:28 AM (564 Views / 0 Likes) 4 Comments
The server has been crashing lately again and unfortunately, it's been down for hours at a time. For now, we've brought the server back up but we will need to have it crash again to identify the cause -- sorry!
by sk89q at 5:56 AM (706 Views / 0 Likes) 3 Comments
We ran into some unfortunate (and currently partly unexplained) issues that required restoring the server from backup.

While we keep hourly, daily, monthly backups both on-site and off-site, something happened with the hourly backups in the past 24 hours where we couldn't restore from them anymore. Unfortunately, that meant that we had to roll back the server back (EDIT: only affects Alice) 12 hours. That said, the server was down for many hours before everything went nuts (due to a server crash), so at least that minimized the damage somewhat.

If you have lost items / builds, please contact a moderator and we can arrange for refunds (or "roll forwards" from alternate backups).

Both Vincent and Alice should be back up.
by xCromyx at 1:38 AM (508 Views / 0 Likes) 1 Comments
Due to a crash that resulted in a massive rollback I've shutdown the server until the Code Monkeys are back from their coffee break.-