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Can you use mods in Minecraft without having a dedicated server? I play a lot with the kids and I'll host the game on my PC.. can it be done?
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Not sure what mods you are using, but if your mods are compatible with multiplayer you can host a server on the computer you are playing Minecraft on.
I normally host either a Bukkit or Tekkit server and play on the same machine. You can also host a normal Minecraft server and play on the same computer.
Bukkit is a modified Minecraft server (compatible with default Minecraft client) that has a lot of plugins you can choose from to modify the server.
http://bukkit.org/
Tekkit is a server that adds a lot of new features like new machines and items to Minecraft. It also supports Bukkit plugins, but requires a special client. After playing on a tekkit server I don’t think I can go back to playing standard Minecraft, it really adds a lot to the game. You can get the Tekkit client and server here:
http://www.technicpack.net/tekkit/
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I'll have to look into the Tekkit server. We are getting kind of bored with just vanilla minecraft.

As for the mods, I want to use mob disguise and have some fun picking on the kids wink.gif

Also I was watching a vid on youtube and I saw someone use a vanish command but it left a decoy of him in the map. I would like to use that as well, not sure what it was.
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Mob disguise looks like a pretty fun plugin. I will have to give it a try next time I play.
My favorite plugins are InfiniArrow, TreeAssist, and MonsterApocalypse.
InifiniArrow is pretty self explanatory.
TreeAssist lets you cut down whole trees by breaking the bottom block and it can also replant trees when they are cut down.
MonsterApocalypse lets you change the behavior of mobs. You can do things like make creepers have larger explosions, make zombies dig through walls, and modify the distance that mobs can "see". (the config is pretty complicated, but once you find a good setup, surviving a night in Minecraft can be a real challenge)
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How taxing is Bukkit or Tekkit? I might install it on my HTPC and just let it always run in the background. Phenom II 920 (x4) and 4GB RAM.. I have about 700GB free on the OS drive (WD Black).

It would only be open to the LAN so maybe 4-5 players max.
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I don't think you will have any problems running Bukkit or Tekkit on that computer. I am not sure though if you will have problems using it for HTPC purposes while people are playing though. If you do run into problems you could possibly reduce the priority of the process the server runs on or look into mods that will help reduce the load. There are some mods that will clean up items and remove distant mobs at set intervals.
I did a quick test with my computer (Q9450@3.4ghz). With an empty server my computer is running at 6% cpu usage and the Tekkit server is taking up about 900mb of ram. With one person online, the most cpu usage I saw as 18% and 950mb of ram usage. Most of the time though cpu usage fluctuated between 12% and 15%.
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