How to open a mapcrafter html?


#1

Hi All,

I hope you can help me, I’m sure what I am trying to do is really simple, but I have just got absolutely nowhere with this.

I am running a 1.9 snapshot server and was looking to get Mapcrafter running. I have managed to configure it and get it to generate a map, but for the life of me I can’t figure out how to open the HTML file it creates.

I’m not overly skilled with linux and have done a fair bit of googling to no avail. I’ve tried running to the path from Windows with no joy (assuming that samba isn’t on the MineOS image?) and tried a desperate chmod 777 on the folder to no avail… please tell me what I’m missing, I know that this is probably something really simple but I don’t know where to go next.

Thanks for any help you can provide.
Dan


#2

Well, if it’s an HTML file, it’s a website file–and as such would need a web server to host it. Your browser, e.g., Firefox, Chrome, connect to web servers to retrieve the pages and images.

You’d need to install and configure a webserver such as lighttpd, nginx, etc.


#3

Thank you hexparrot, should be an interesting one for me! Keep those fingers crossed :smile:


#4

Well that was MUCH easier than I thought it would be. Thank you @hexparrot :smile:


#5

Let us know how easy by summarizing (or detailing) what you did for future visitors!


#6

Hi all,
Just wanted to continue this thread with some more information pertaining to this topic.

DISCLAIMER: because I’m not running a lot of worlds, and my system is on my home network, security is not my primary concern on this system . I only share one world and it’s map outside of my network, and that’s through aa independent proxy/firewall.

So I also wanted to install mapcrafter, here is a basic overview of what I did.

Mapcrafter.org has a good howto that I won’t cover here but just fallow there howto install on a Debian system and because Turnkey MineOS is, it was easy
Then I installed apache. This was a straight forward install with apt-get. (I know that it could be done with something different/lighter but it’s what I know)

Next I created a new conf file per Mapcrafter.org and just changed the input directories to each of the worlds that I wanted to map. /var/games/minecraft/servers/name-of-world and the output to /var/www/name-of-world

At the prompt type Mapcrafter -c name-of-world.conf
And let it run.
Now point your browser to your MineOS server 192.168.1.10/name-of-world/

Please remember that it can take a long time to render, and a Lot of hard drive space.

Also note that this also works with overviewer
Peter.