ROBOTS-server

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ROBOTS-server, map of central area, 2017-02
map 2017-03

Intro

This is a description about the ROBOTS-server, which runs a game with the mods

by rnd.

The server with this game and map was online from 2016-0x until 2017-07.
See also ROBOTS_SKYBLOCK.

There is a 'live' tutorial-parcour about robots-programs, which can be reached via a teleporter near the spawn.

General Server-info

  • Admin: rnd
  • IP: 46.150.38.198:30000
  • Max users: 15
  • Operating hours: 09:00 - 01:00 UTC (+/- an hour) - shuts down over night
  • Mapgen v7, seed 5 (but modified with worldedit)
  • PvP, Mobs enabled
  • /sethome and /teleport disabled

See also: List of servers:

Mods

Notable mods:

  • sfinv - "Simple, fast inventory", with buttons for:
    • simple_skins - 30+ skins to choose from
    • XP - get experience for digging, thieving, kills etc.
    • Bounties - list of rewards for killers
  • farming - blueberries, carrots, cocoa, corn, melons, potatoes, pumpkins, tomatoes ...
and new foods: apple-pie, coffee, donuts, pumpkin-bread, sugar ...
  • fertilizer - a "trivial", home-grown mod, to make the game "more challenging":
Crops and fruits use up 1 point of nutrition from the soil with each growth-step,
and farming-soil starts with no nutrition. Without fertilizer, crops turn into weeds.
  • flowers, dye
  • wool, beds
  • furniture - tables, chairs
  • moreores - tin, silver, mitril ...
  • darkage - more blocks: darkage_bricks, darkage_lamps, darkage_shale, serpentine, ...
See the DarkAge-Wiki for infos and recipes.
  • worldedit, mapfix
  • craft_guide - look up crafting recipes
  • letters - cut letters, to put on common blocks (e.g. for big shop-signs)
A public lettercutter is located at the back of the shop at spawn.
  • acid - flows like water, looks like grass, hurts like lava
  • mobs, mobs_monsters - dirtmonster, treemonster, stonemonster ...
The monsters are fairly weak, but watch out at night !
  • anticheat, antigrief, boneworld, bounty, basic_vote - detects & announces cheaters, vote to ban them, etc.
  • oldplayer: users need some items in inventory at logoff, otherwise account gets deleted
    • also afk-check - logs out inactive players. Note: you need to move - just chatting or crafting is considered 'inactive'.
  • give_initial_stuff: wood, torches
Beware
There might be even more "trivial", home-grown mods active,

or changed settings, that make the game "more challenging" !

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Map

Notable locations:

Town-Center

  • Spawn-Building 0,2,0 - this is where new players appear in the game.
The exit of the cactus-maze leads here
Computer-room and stone-factory in the basement
Library; -1,6,-1
  • Admin's Shop -20,2,-5 (see below)
  • Smelting station -20,2,-10 - automatically smelts your ores.
  • Teleporter#1 0,2,10 to access the Robots-Tutorial & testing area (located at -28,8,394) - easy to see: it has two oranges on top.
  • Teleporter-Room downstairs from 7,2,-1:
    • 17,-4,1 Teleporter#2 to the Counterstrike-Area (at 300,30,135)
    • Teleporters to some private houses (ask the admin)
  • Public mine 0,2,13 - easy access to the depths for mining.
    • Caution: Acid !
    • The area around the stairs is protected. Digable areas start some distance behind doors.
    • Entry to the deep mine at depth 200, location 0,-202,227 - needs dig-XP to enter.
  • Elevator to mines -6,2,9 - needs 1 power_cell to activate, and using it costs 1 gold.
  • Exhibition -9,2,0 - shows basic_robots and all the Basic-machines.
  • Demo-farm -7,2,-20 - automated farm for corn and fertilizer (made from papyrus).
    • see also rnd's private automatic farm (trees, corn, papyrus) - just ask for a tour.
  • Casino -18,2,18 - recycle your gold :-)
  • Deep Hole -16,2,16 - the moats of acid drain here
  • Diving-pool -23,2,12 - under water, you can breathe at the torches
  • Pumpkin-Hotel -31,2,30 - no actual service, but the roof has a nice panorama.

Games

  • Eliza - just talk (Try: "how to make cart")
  • Math-quiz #1 - inside spawn-building:
    The quiz (e.g. "what is 5*8+2") is shown to the player as a multiple-choice dialog.
    When the button with the correct solution is pressed, the player is teleported out of the spawn-building.
  • Math-quiz #2 - (at robot-tutorial, -34,7,407 ) get a reward for the correct solution

Singleplayer-games / Puzzles

  • Brickstone-Maze 5,2,-300 - really big maze (400x400)
  • Cactus-Maze 46,-4,-7 - (40x40) underground, under the acid-lake: find the exit
  • Casino -18,2,18 - win 5 gold.
  • Minesweeper -10,2,32 - find all the mines, win a free flight
  • Nonogram 10,2,33 - Puzzle
    • big nonogram 1,2,-204
  • Sokoban -46,2,-50 - push the boxes

Games for 2 players

  • Checkerboard 10,2,33 - checkers
  • Spleef-arena 10,2,3 - knock out the floor-tiles, to make your opponent fall down
  • Tank-robot -9,2,-9 and -9,2,-46 - artillery-duel for 2 players

Multiplayer-games

  • Counterstrike - Terrorists vs. Counter-Terrorists: hide / disarm bomb
Access via Teleporter#2 at 17,-4,1
  • Hide-and-seek - around the spawn-area

New games

(under development)

  • -7,2,-26 x
  • -43,2,10 xxx
  • -10,2,-15 yyy
  • 2,2,-20 zzz

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Automata

Machines that are not games:

  • Shop-Robot -14,5,0 - display at the top of the shop, showing infos (date, time, prices)
Listens to chat, players can remotely buy&sell: try "#shop"
  • Fly-Shop -26,2,0 - sells 'fly-tickets': temporary ablity to 'fly'
this uses 'environment-control' for reduced gravity - player can make large jumps
  • Admin-Mailbox -7,2,0 - players can write messages to the admin
  • Inventory-Lister -14,2,11 - shows contents of chest in a formspec
  • Bridge to the public mine 0,2,13
  • Automatic door at the entrance to the public mine
  • Automatic door inside the public mine 0,-32,52
  • Automatic door at the entrance to the robot-tutorial -37,8,395
  • Elevator to mines -6,2,9
  • Puzzle door -124,2,0 - a door on the road
  • Puzzle door -230,2,0 - to open the door, place a block of dirt into the chest
(demo, has been moved elsewhere)
  • Automated furnace -34,8,409 - done with basic_robots
  • Smelting station -20,2,-10 - done with basic_machines
  • Binary Counter 0,2,-5 - a big 10-bit-counter done with basic_machines
  • RNDOS -4,-3,-1 - computer and OS, built with basic_robots and keypads from basic_machines
some implemented functions: IP-Lister, Kick, Teleport, Give fly, Kill
  • Light-tree 38,2,12 (at GlassStreet) - press the button to turn on the lights
(button is currently removed)
  • Boxhouse-builder -27,2,-45 - builds a house out of keyboard-blocks
(code currently only works for admin)

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Misc

Roads

  • "SerpentineStreet" 0,2,48 - leading north,
leads to a tunnel thru HoleHill at 0,2,300,
ends at 0,2,390 near the tutorial-area
  • "AppleStreet" -50,2,5 - leading west
leads to a tunnel at -220,2,0
that ends at snow-covered mountains at -565,6,6 and coast at 580,2,0
  • "WaterStreet" 2,2,-48 - leading south,
to one end of the rail-track at 1,2,-175,
and further to the brickmaze at 12,2,-305
  • "GlassStreet" 48,2,4 - leading east,
to river and jungle at 250,2,0
...
  • RingStreet - forms an outer ring around the town-area
paved with adobe, as opposed to serpentine as used on the main streets

PoIs / Nice buildings

  • Mail-Tower 50,2,50 .. 30,2,60 rnd's factory tower, with mailboxes
Note: built with gold-, diamond- and mese-blocks
  • Jenga-Tower 95,2,75
  • Statue of the alliance of free minetest 66,2,60
  • Viking-Ship 10,2,132
  • Wooden pyramid 133,12,-135
with bed-shop near the entrance
  • 'Cathedral' 007's tower at -2,55,184, over the north tunnel
  • 'Piano' 130,5,140 - plays some sounds
  • Big keyboard 80,2,-147 - ??

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Rails

The tracks make one loop around the spawn-area (and over the maze),
and one loop around the south-east quarter of town.

Craft your own cart to use them

  • 2,2,-133 - Startpoint at south (WaterStreet)
  • 0,2,-31 - Trackswitch - press keypad to change the direction of the rail
  • -30,2,-27 - Tunnel below sokoban-area
  • New: south starting point now at the big maze

Shops

The infos about user-driven shops might be out of date, e.g. when user decided to change business, or out-of-stock.

Shop

Rnd's shop - Location: -20,2,-4 at spawn

#shop list

Sells:

Selling Buying
1 robot-spawner 2 gold
1 robot-remote 1 gold
3 steel-ingots 1 gold
3 copper-ingots 1 gold
1 mese-crystal 5 gold
1 diamond 10 gold
1 corn 5 gold
1 papyrus 5 gold
1 red flower 5 gold

Buys:

Selling Buying
1 gold 3 apples
1 gold 16 trees
1 gold 25 pine-trees, jungle-trees,
aspen-trees, acacia-trees ...
2 gold 49 fruit: potatoes, rhubarb
4 gold 49 fruit: cotton, wheat,
carots, corn, tomatoes, ...
1 gold 3 tin-ingot
5 gold 1 mese-crystal
10 gold 1 diamond

Shop-robot

The shop-robot can be contacted via chat:

  • say "#shop" to get a dialog with the list of shops (= the list of items)
  • set the amount at the top of the dialog to sell more items with each click
  • click on a line to buy/sell items
  • press ESC to exit

Bed-shop "Camas"

at: 113,2,-149 at pyramid
Sells: bed for "25 de piedra" / "99 madera" / "troncos 25"

no shop-boxes or robots here / signs in spanish, but no infos on how to buy ?

Shop-B

Best's shop

Location: 66,2,11
Selling Buying
5 steel_ingot 14 coal_lump
20 bread 3 gold

Shop-D

Diego's shop "Shoe Tienda" at: -27,2,-54
sells: light for 1 steel, steel for 60 wood, steel-sword for 99 wood, ball-spawner for 1 diamond

(out of stock)

Shop-E

Evandro010's shop at: 24,2,-50
sells: ball-spawner, steel-doors, power-cells
(out of stock)

Shop-F

Fedon's machine-shop

Location: 50,2,92
Selling Buying
1 ball-spawner 1 steel-ingot ( ? out-of-stock)
1 keypad 1 steel-ingot
5 Pumpkin-Bread 1 steel-ingot

(out of stock)

Shop-S

Superman's shop "coin+1"

Location: 54,2,-145
Selling Buying
5 potato 1 gold
99 pumpkin-slice 5 gold

Apples & Vegetables shop

at -9,2,72
Sells: 4 tree for 20 pumpkin-slices

Eovalz's Shop

at: -130,2,-14
Sells: 1 mese_fragement for 16 darkage:mud_lump

Firza Vegetables

at: -60,2,-10 - Tomatoes, robots

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Tips

Starter

  • To become a regular user, you need to have certain items in inventory at logoff.
Read the messagebox "Olduser" at login for details !
  • Beware: the server can shutdown on very short notice !
So, unless you only want to look around, get that stuff quickly !
  • With the given initial stuff, you can craft wooden tools.
Note: you need a shovel for digging dirt,
and a pickaxe to pickup a robot.
But you can still cut trees without an axe.
  • With the torches you can go mining in the public mine.
  • The public smelting station doesn't require fuel.
  • Look around, read signs.
  • Don't poke around areas claimed by other people.
    • The protectors can be set to teleport you to some location,
    • some might be set up as traps, and land you in dangerous places, or prisons.
  • To fend off mobs, get a steel-sword (or better).
With wood- and stone-swords, it takes too long to kill monsters.

If you know what you're doing (and lost no time to exploring, games, fending off other players, etc.)
you could set up a profitable automated farm within a day.

See the demofarm how it can be done.

Also, the first part of the public mine (up to depth 200) is quite easy.

Items of interest

  • Crafting-Guide - lookup crafting recipes (several of those guides are mounted at public places)
  • Protector - to claim and protect an area of size 20x20.
When placed, it snaps to grid. In hills outside town, you might have to dig to get at it.
When punched, it shows a 'grid' around the claimed area.
When carried, it can show the owner of the local area.
  • Normal chest - for storing stuff, and as a component of a shop
  • Locked chest - to keep valuable stuff / only owner can open
  • Locked door - to keep strangers out
  • Skeleton key - allows friends to open your locked doors/chests
  • Signs - to label houses, shops, etc.
  • Letters - for big labels - use stone or wood as raw material
  • Robots - for doing all kinds of work
  • Remotecontrol for robots (get 2 or 3 of them)
  • Keypads - to activate robots, and basic_machines. Can be set with a password.
  • Bed - to set your spawnpoint (??)
  • Food - to heal damage (see below)
  • minecart - to use the rails
  • ..
  • thieves-glove - might gain you loot, but also might make you unpopular
  • kicking-boot - for melee-fighting other players: kicks back & slows down
  • ...
  • Some nice stuff (search for keywords in crafting-guide)
    • darkage-lamp
    • boxes, shelves

Dealing with acid

  • Have some food ready, for healing damage
  • Stay high, dig below
  • Keep your distance, know the way to the exit
  • Use torches for blocking (acid hurts, but it doesn't burn wooden items)
  • Drop gravel or sand into the acid to quench the flow
'Drop' means 'place on a free space above the acid'

Mobs

  • SandMonster - 20 HP, drops a block of sand.
they appear near deserts, survive in daylight, but die in water !
  • DirtMonster - 27 HP, drops a block of dirt
  • TreeMonster - 35 HP, drops 1-2 saplings / apples
  • StoneMonster - 35 HP, drops a torch / lump of coal
  • "Headless" - ..
  • Oerkie - ..

...

Most monsters can swim, jump, climb, and are hurt by sunlight,

TreeMonsters have come as far as to the spawn at center of town !

Look up the 'armor'-button at the top of the "#shop"-dialog.

Food

Food is useful for healing damage, caused by falling, drowning, acid, fighting, etc.

Heals Item Remarks
1 HP Brown mushroom grows in the dark
2 HP Apple Note: 1 heart = 2 HP
2 HP Cookie 2 Wheat + 1 cocoa beans
4 HP Bread 4 Wheat/Barley --> 1 Flour --> 1 Bread
xx Bar of dark chocolate 3 cocoa-beans --> 1 chocolate bar
4 HP Donut 4 Wheat --> 3 Donut
5 HP Corn on the cob cook corn in furnace
6 HP Apple-Donut 1 Donut + 1 Apple
6 HP Baked Potatoe cook potatoe in furnace
x HP Blueberries ..
x HP Blueberry muffin 1 Bread + 2 Blueberries
x HP Chocolate-Donut 1 Donut + 1 chocolate
xx Pumpkin-dough 1 Flour + 2 pumpkin-slice
x HP Pumpkin-Bread cook pumpkin-dough in furnace
x HP Raspberries ..
x HP Rhubarb-Pie 3 Rhubarb + 1 sugar + 3 wheat
xx Grapes ..
Drinks:
2 HP Raspberry-Smoothie drinking glass + raspberry + snow
2 HP Cold cup of coffee Coffee beans + cup + bucket of water
3 HP Hot cup of coffee heat cold coffee in furnace

See also Farming_redo, Farming_plusplus

Chat-Commands

  • /status - shows users online (among other infos)
  • /time - in-game time. Sunrise after 4:30, night begins after 20:00
  • /privs - shows your priviledges
  • /xp - shows xp (your own, or other user)
  • /skin - shows dialog to change your skin
  • /mods - installed mods
  • /help and /help all
  • /help vote
  • /vote types
  • /spawn - transports you to spawn (but also kills you)
  • /unprotect - gets back your protector of the current location
  • #shop - shows shop-dialog

Disabled for normal users:

  • /sethome and /home
  • /teleport