Syncing minecraft worlds

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Coder13

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I have two computers I regularly am on. I would like to know if it is possible to sync minecraft worlds across different computers. Thanks.
 

whizzball1

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Well, you could drop your MC installation itself into the Dropbox. Whenever it is updated (which is every time you press Escape and some other times), so will Dropbox. Just make sure you don't have the installation open on both sides at the same time.
 

esotericist

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A server would honestly be the easiest way to do it.

There's differing criteria for 'easiest', with different tradeoffs. If you never expect to run both computers at once, and you don't intend to let anyone else play with you, and you don't have an extra machine to run a server on, and you don't have an internet connection capable of dealing with the latency from an outside server...

... then running a server might not actually be the "easiest way".
 

Quesenek

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There's differing criteria for 'easiest', with different tradeoffs. If you never expect to run both computers at once, and you don't intend to let anyone else play with you, and you don't have an extra machine to run a server on, and you don't have an internet connection capable of dealing with the latency from an outside server...

... then running a server might not actually be the "easiest way".
Versus having a computer needing to sync a 500mb+ folder every time it starts up?
If you haven't setup a server before and/or don't play on a private server that you run. Do not bother telling me otherwise.
With one person playing on the server at a time you wont need more than 1mb upload at most I host my server on .5mb upload and it don't have any lag problems that would effect me.
A dedicated server would be ideal but I played on mine running on my main machine for a couple months while I got my server going and it was fine as long as I didn't use redpower.
 

Coder13

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Dropbox is another option.


I actually tried that too but ran into a problem that I forgot to mention that is one computer runs windows and the other runs linux. So I would have different OS native libraries set for lwjgl. So in this case a server would be the easiest.
 

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I actually tried that too but ran into a problem that I forgot to mention that is one computer runs windows and the other runs linux. So I would have different OS native libraries set for lwjgl. So in this case a server would be the easiest.
If one machine is on Linux, you could use Dropbox, but put your Linux instance elsewhere, with the world folder being synced (could use rsync, or possibly some other command, set up on a cron job).
 

esotericist

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Versus having a computer needing to sync a 500mb+ folder every time it starts up?
If you haven't setup a server before and/or don't play on a private server that you run. Do not bother telling me otherwise.

The on-disk format is more sparse than that, with the data spread out over a lot of files. Only things that actually change would require syncing, and I'm somewhat dubious at the idea that someone might actually cause 500mb+ of churn every time without assistance from other players. Or even frequently. That's a LOT of world to alter.

I actually tried that too but ran into a problem that I forgot to mention that is one computer runs windows and the other runs linux. So I would have different OS native libraries set for lwjgl. So in this case a server would be the easiest.

This is pretty easy: just add some symlinks to the world folder from the linux minecraft install.
 

slay_mithos

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I will say something that will sound really stupid for many, but why not install your FTB on a USB stick or other portable memory cards?

The only thing you have to do is to bring it with you when you shut down a computer, right?
 

Jess887cp

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I hosted a LAN server and just popped around a bunch of different computers, but I suppose you could use could put your ftb folder into google drive and sync it every-time. That's what I did, although I never actually sync it unless I'm at someone elses house.
 

whd23

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I have two computers I regularly am on. I would like to know if it is possible to sync minecraft worlds across different computers. Thanks.
I do this all the time between my main PC ("gromit") and the family PC ("wallace" which is attached to the TV). Note that both machines run Linux, but I'd imagine something similar could be done for Windows with cygwin installed, and this should work with OSX.


If I'm on wallace and gromit has the latest save, I run this:
$ cd ~ && rsync -avz gromit:~/FTB .

If I'm on wallace and it has the latest save, I run this to push the latest to gromit:
$ cd ~/FTB && rsync -avz * gromit:~/FTB/
 
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