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Tue, 06 Jun 2017

Upgrade to Stretch and latest news

Two days ago I updated the whole server to Debian's upcoming stable version 9 alias known as "Stretch". Here are the most important changes:

  • IPv6 ready: The website and most of the game servers are also reachable by IPv6 in addition to IPv4 now.
  • PokerTH is back: I have enabled the server again.
  • I have disabled the old Sauerbraten Justice Edition server. The Collect Edition has been out for several years now and it was time to say goodbye to the old unsupported version.
  • I have created a new Minetest v7 world. We use PostgreSQL as map backend now. Player accounts have been migrated to the new world if they were active during the last two months. Minehippie and MLGomme will restore important objects/creations via the WorldEdit mod in the near future. The old word isn't lost and the complete backup can be downloaded from Please be prepared that the compressed tar archive is quite big and you will need at least 20 GB of free disk space to unpack it on your system. Due to data protection reasons passwords and auth.txt have been removed.

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Sat, 04 Feb 2017

Red Eclipse 1.5.8 and Sauerbraten announcement

Debian prepares for the next stable release Debian 9 aka Stretch. I have updated Red Eclipse to version 1.5.8 in Jessie. This will be the last version for Jessie. If everything goes as planned I expect the release of Stretch in April or May 2017. As soon as Stretch is released I will update the whole server and all games to the latest available version.

This will also mark the end of Sauerbraten's "Justice Edition". I finally intend to remove the package from the server. Of course the "Collect Edition" is still supported.

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Fri, 13 Jan 2017

Minetest News: 0.4.15 installed

Minetest 0.4.15. was released a few weeks ago. It is now up and running on too. I had to disable the fire and lava protection mod. If you know why it's not working anymore, please send me a patch. :)

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Wed, 19 Oct 2016

Red Eclipse 1.5.6: Jessie Backports now available

I have backported Red Eclipse 1.5.6 to Debian Jessie and the packages are available for download now.

Just add an entry to /etc/apt/sources.list like

deb jessie-backports main
and install the game with
apt install redeclipse -t jessie-backports

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Sat, 01 Oct 2016

Red Eclipse 1.5.6

I upgraded the Red Eclipse server to version 1.5.6 after I updated the official Debian package as well. Unfortunately the new packages are only available in Debian Stretch and Debian Sid and they didn't make it in time to be part of Ubuntu 16.10. For now I recommend to download the sources and recompile the game for your target platform.

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