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Is it faster to use the raspberry pi to host a minecraft Ser

Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:06 pm

My current computer has this:
1GB ram
2 cores

I just got the Raspberry Pi 2 will it be faster and use less power?

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Re: Is it faster to use the raspberry pi to host a minecraft

Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:59 pm

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Re: Is it faster to use the raspberry pi to host a minecraft

Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:12 pm

Please Explain

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Re: Is it faster to use the raspberry pi to host a minecraft

Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:16 pm

He means it would not be faster, but would use less power.

I tried the vanilla server. Unplayable. I'm the only player on a Fast Ethernet.

So maybe you need another server software:
- Spigot: https://www.spigotmc.org/wiki/about-spigot/
- Cuberite: http://cuberite.org/

Honestly, I think Pi just is not powerful enough.

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Re: Is it faster to use the raspberry pi to host a minecraft

Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:18 pm

The version of Minecraft that runs on the Pi is not the same as that used on other platforms. It depends on which sort of server you want to run (speed permitting)

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Re: Is it faster to use the raspberry pi to host a minecraft

Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:42 am

If you want to run a Minecraft server (with a Windows or Mac client) take a look at: http://pimylifeup.com/raspberry-pi-minecraft-server/

The Raspberry Pi client is an ancient old version of MCPE and only survives because there's a very useful python interface for it.
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Re: Is it faster to use the raspberry pi to host a minecraft

Sun May 29, 2016 11:06 pm

I'm running Cuberite (http://cuberite.org/) which I've compiled on a Pi (cough, cough) clone (comparable to a Pi 2).

Processor usage at idle is 3% rising to 50% (of one core) with a single user logged in. The database, etc. is on an external hard drive which means I can move it from system to system on an ad-hoc basis as faster ARM boards become available.

Now it's not going to win any prizes in the speed stakes (vs. a full-size PC) but if you're running a server for your kids and/or their friends I see no reason why it shouldn't be capable for 4-6 people so long as they're not all having pitched battles.

I did try running Spigot (which is claimed to be the fastest, fully operating, Java-based server) and that nearly cooked the CPU. (Java really needs to be compiled properly for projects like this. Bytecode is clever & portable but useless when pushed.)

I expect you could get one or two people on a Java server running on a Pi 3 if you kept in in a fridge. :lol:

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