I know how you feel Athlonjedi
i had the same issue getting the server started.
the server is not just tide up to winxp only.
it works with any OS that runs java that is the beauty of java, a truly universal multi platform.
the default svn repo will not work out of the box, i know that for fact.
here is what i figured so far and what worked for me:
- jdk 1.6x installed in my win7 64
- setup the paths to java in my windows environment path variables.
- download mv svn repo,
- downloaded and installed cygwin since this was the only way to run the server in windows by executing the multiverse.sh from cygwin command terminal.
the other .bat startup deals for windows did not work for me. so use the cygwin terminal witj .sh files
- for me i had the horrible nightmare "STARTUP FAILED -- didnt complete after 120"https://multiverse.forumotion.co.uk/t374-startup-failed-didnt-complete-after-120-seconds-nightmare-solved
and posted my issue here and delurin helped me figure out, since the files need the mods posted by delurin in order to work,
and that was it for me, got the server to run on windows , centos etc...
and yes, there is lots of incomplete mv client and server code not working. but at least the sever part got worked out.
one of the reasons i try to stay away from open source software is that
most of the time, if not all the time, the software will not work out of the box, it never does since noone cares to create or update a working version for the community.
now, this is human nature, why would one fix something for nothing in return, unfortunately this philosophy is standard on human race most of time. offcourse there are exceptions. but do no expect someone to do the job for you, you just never get it.
now, MV code needs lots of work, and there is only 3 or 4 of us here that will be impossible to fix it, we need more contributors,
i tried to make a demo world to attract more devs to contribute and requested CobaltBlues to privide me access to vps that
Vanquish donated, and CobaltBlues say he will grant me access since he does not have time to setup a working demo, but
this chat was 2 weeks ago, so far no access to VPS has been provided by CobaltBlues, so there is nothing i can do here.
before that, rotello and I noticed the wiki needed attention, we reported that to CobaltBlues and he requested us to sign up as contributors so we can fix it ourselves, so we did, and working on the wiki now, but still waiting on the VPS access to make the demo world work. but 2 weeks? , i am starting to think he forgot about it. ohh well, he is striving for help but wont provide access to it. how are we suppose to be a community
anyways, so far what i got working now is mostly with the help of deluring and rotello. thank you guys.
we really need active devoted developers to run the foundation as most of the original founders come here every once every few months. so this is not good, maybe they need to pass on the stick to someone else to continue and keep the foundation alive.
just my .02