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    posted a message on Sponge - the flexible, Forge-friendly Server API and Implementations


    The development team at SpongePowered are proud to present:

    Sponge - a new, open source API for Minecraft.

    The Sponge API is available in two implementations:

        • a stand-alone server which provides the Sponge API in vanilla Minecraft
        • a Forge coremod that enables Sponge API within a Minecraft Forge environment

    Releases of both are available for the older Minecraft versions 1.8.9, 1.10.2, 1.11.2,

    and 1.12.2 is in long-term support as we work toward a release for Minecraft 1.14.X


    Our mascot, Spongie

    What can Sponge do?
    On its own, Sponge provides a number of server optimisations and tweaks, such as entity activation ranges and lag tracking through the built-in timings module. The real power of the Sponge API is unlocked by installing Sponge Plugins. Like other APIs, plugins can be created for the Sponge API and will work with either implementation - SpongeForge or SpongeVanilla. Plugins will work in single player, on LAN, and on dedicated servers, providing a huge variety of configurable features.

    Forge Compatible

    SpongeForge has been designed from the ground up to be compatible with Forge mods. This puts a great deal of flexibility and control into the hands of modded server operators, where it has often been difficult to make other APIs play nice with Forge mods. Cause-tracking, protection, permission groups, world management and chat formatting are amongst the many enhancements possible using Sponge Plugins, which may be found on our open-source, community-driven Plugin-hosting site, Ore.

    Where can I learn more?

    We encourage anyone interested in the Sponge project to read the SpongeDocs, and to join the Sponge Forums, where newcomers are always welcome. It's the best place to learn more about the project and how to use, develop for, and contribute to Sponge. You can also contact us via IRC at https://www.spongepowered.org/chat (in the channels #sponge, #spongedocs and #spongedev on espernet), and on the SpongePowered Discord.

    Development continues apace!

    Please note that development of SpongeAPI and implementations are ongoing, and that bugs and other issues may arise.
    Help us track problems by reporting them to our Github repositories so we can fix them efficiently. FLARD not included. We always welcome contributions, so if you have something you can add to the project, contact us or send a GitHub Pull Request our way at https://github.com/SpongePowered.

    SpongePowered is a team consolidating many years of modding experience by a core of experienced, talented and persistent developers. SpongePowered sends thanks to the many developers and server owners who have contributed to the Sponge Project and helped make it what it is today.

    All Sponge projects, including SpongeAPI, SpongeVanilla and SpongeForge use the MIT license.
    SpongeDocs and their translations use the International Creative Commons Share-Alike License 4.0.

    Posted in: Minecraft Mods
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