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    Can't connect to minecraft.net

    Hello,

    I've been asked by opur SENCO to allow 3 SEN students to play Minecraft. She has no idea what it is and until yesterday, I didn't either.

    I've made changes to the firewall (smoothwall). I've allowed them mcupdate.tumblr.com and minecraft.net, and port 25565.

    The minecraft launcher still says "Can't connect to minecraft.net" when I try to login.

    Is there anything else I should do?

    Thanks.

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    make sure you have a paid for installation
    and employ an addiction counsellor for anyone with authorisation to play the game.

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    Does it have to be paid for? I thought there was a free version, but then I don't know much about it.

    I'll ask one of the boys to enter their credentails to see if it makes a difference. I was using an account I'd created.

    It does look, from the videos, like the sort of thing I'd have wasted my life on as a teenager.

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    This ties in with my recent experience. Our filter at SWGfL became claggy recently so with advice from a super chap there called Mark Harris I deleted our existing list and set about recreating a new one. As our boys are permitted to use Minecraft I added that back in but this morning the lads tell me it's blocked by the filter again. I am trying to set up a virtual server at the school to host Minecraft but would most welcome a pointer to a how to if there is one about. I have a new workstation that has 8GB of RAM onboard and have downloaded the virtual server recommended by Minecraft but ran out of time and experience when it actually came to moving on. The PC has Windows 7 Pro 64 bit as an OS. From my recollection of the little I have read up on Minecraft i believe I'd be advised to make the Virtual Machine Linux but what size memory etc should I allocate?

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    2GB's of RAM is fine for a minecraft sever and you can use this script to install it in Ubuntu.

    Minecraft Installer - Ubuntu Forums

    Minecraft Installer 2.0 - Ubuntu/Gnome - Tutorial - YouTube
    Last edited by somabc; 16th November 2011 at 05:25 PM.

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    we have kids playing minecraft*Free***.jar (* relates to text I cant remember)

    It somehow works, if anyone wants it, I'll cut it from students areas and email it to you, currently deleting it each time I see it...

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    Thanks everyone.

    I'll try rad's .jar and see if that works.

    Apart from that, it looks like this is simply not worth the time for us, for something that may not work due to internet connection anyway.

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    Worth noting : If you allow minecraft in school you should be aware it has a chat facility built in and the kids could be talking to anyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiza View Post
    Worth noting : If you allow minecraft in school you should be aware it has a chat facility built in and the kids could be talking to anyone!
    Thanks. That's another reason to kill this project!

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