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Salmon Library Minecraft Server

This guide covers the Salmon Library Minecraft Server and lists the rules, tweaks, datapacks, and other custom elements.

Note about Server Version

The server is being held in 1.16.5 until a few pieces are updated to 1.17 (and we need a Java update to be applied by server host). Both things should be soon, but there is no precise timeline since this requires 3-4 teams to update their software, first). 

Server Introduction

Naturally occurring "swamp village" with witch hut

The Salmon Library Minecraft Server is a slightly tweaked 1.16.x Vanilla/Paper Minecraft server open to UAH students, faculty, staff, and alumni. You must be allow-listed to be added to the server. It is a semi-casual server designed for people get to play with friends, classmates, and librarians. There is no cost to join or stay a member of the server and people with different levels and styles of play - from people who focus on big builds to people who just want a quiet sheep farm - are welcome. 

The main server admin is Doug Bolden (, aka "wyrmis" in game). If you have questions, you can email Doug and ask. 

You must be on the allow-list to join the server. To join the server, use the Salmon Library Minecraft Server Application form (note: must use UAH email address to access/submit form)

There is also a Discord server that is optional for people to use. The link to the Minecraft server and the Discord server will be sent to you after submission of the form, above.

NOTE: Doug will run batches of new applicants on Monday through Friday mornings. If you have applied and not heard back by noon the following weekday, contact Doug to make sure he received your application.

Server Rules

Membership on the Salmon Library Minecraft server is based on following the rules. The first rule is by far the most important. These are subject to change (and already have changed from their initial draft). It is up to the players on the server to keep aware of the current ruleset. 


Salmon Library Minecraft Server [and attached Discord Server] Rules:

  1. BE RESPECTFUL. This is a shared experience with people from a number of backgrounds, play-styles, and levels of experience. Do not assume any "unwritten rules" of behavior when interacting with others. 
  2. No malicious griefing or trolling. PVP is "on" but should only be used in cases of 100% mutual fun. If the other player isn't in on it, then don't do it. When in doubt, contact Doug. If you do decide to have a mutual turf war, perhaps let everyone know so no one has work destroyed in the process.
  3. No spamming. If you have a Youtube Channel or Twitch Stream (etc) where you share gameplay on the server, that is fine to share but not repeatedly. You may share information about campus (and local) events and such, and are encouraged to talk about the campus and community, but do not do it to excess.
  4. No client-side mods that substantially alter gameplay. Optifine is ok. Other things may be tolerated until they substantially impact gameplay or server performance. Anti-cheat measures are mostly "soft" right now, but may be increased over time if needed.
  5. No hard item duplication that actually creates blocks [stuff that spawns in already lit TNT is tolerated as long as it is not used to grief or in such quantities it lags the server], using overflow to glitch spawned entities, or similar high-scale glitches. When in doubt, ask. 
  6. The WorldBorder in the Overworld and the End is +/-24000x/z. It is +/-3000xz in the Nether. This will update as new blocks are added to the game so that there will be a "ring" of new content. Do not use glitches/hacks to go beyond the worldborder and make Doug clean out excess chunks.
  7. Only one account per UAH email address (potential exceptions exist, but they will be case-by-case).
  8. Avoid any behavior that is otherwise a violation of campus policies. 


If You Are Found in Violation of These Rules:

It depends on the rules you violate and the overall impact to server stability, but you may or may not be de-allow-listed immediately. If you are, Doug will email you to inform you why and what steps might be taken to be allowed back on. Essentially, the decision to allow people who severely violate these rules to return to the server is entirely up to the discretion of Doug [but generally, he is willing to work with people]. 

Globe and Spawn House