Frequently Asked Questions


  • accounts
  • Games
  • Servers

Accounts

  • What is GM8 hero/sidekick?
  • How much does it cost?
  • What are credits?
  • How do I get more credits?
  • Can I exchange my credits for a different server?
  • What are groups?
  • What is a post?


What is GM8 Hero/Sidekick

GM8 Hero and Sidekick are the subscription plans we offer for GM8. You get 1 credit for GM8 Sidekick and 3 credits for GM8 Hero.


How much does it cost?

The two current plans we have are GM8 Hero, and GM8 Sidekick. Hero costs $14.99 and Sidekick costs 5.99


What are credits?

Credits are what you use to run GM8 servers. You are given an amount based on what plan you are currently subscribed to. Just click the Launch a server button and fill in the information and you'll be ready in seconds.


How do I get more credits?

There are two ways to get more GM8 credits upgrading and purchasing an add on. If you are a GM8 Hero upgrading is not an option and you'll have to purchase an add on to use more.


Can I exchange my credits for a different server?

Yes you can! at any time you can archive a server and be refunded the credit you used for it. After that you can just launch a new server.


What are groups?

Groups are a way for people to hang out or post announcements to keep each other up to date and much more! Any user can create a group and follow their friends.


What is a post?

Posts are similar to how they work on other sites you just type what you want and send it out to the world. Anyone can comment below a post and communicate.


Games

  • Factorio
  • Minetest
  • Minecraft
  • Teamspeak


Factorio

  • How do I connect to my server?
  • How do I make myself admin?
  • How can I make my server show up on the server browser?
  • I want mods!

How do I connect to my server?

To connect you just need to click the IP and it will copy to you clipboard. Then just paste it into Factorio in the connect to a server prompt.


How do I make myself admin?

That depends on your current version. If you are below .17 you can just add your name to the (Array) admins and save the change. Once the server is restated you'll have admin on your server. If you are on .17 or above you'll need to connect to FTP and upload a server-adminlist.json file into the config folder. It should look like the below when you are finished make sure the last admin does not have a , after their name or it will not work.

[
"admin",
"admin"
]

How can I make my server show up on the server browser?

You'll need to update the config in the following locations., (String) username, and (Object) visibility. You need to use your Factorio account's details to fill this out. You can use either password or string but you don't need both and then set "public": to true if not done already. Save your changes and restart and your server should show up on the server browser.


I want mods!

Alright keep it down all you need to do is click the mods tab and click install on any you want. Can't find a certain one? Just upload it over FTP and enable it in the (look up the filename)* file be sure to restart after you're done so the changes take effect.




Minetest

  • make it public please
  • How to become admin
  • Mod

How to make it public

Currently you cannot make your Minetest server appear on the public listings. This is due to a shortcoming in the Minetest docker If you'd like to see it fixed we recommend that you annoy them at (url for submitting report)


How to give yourself admin

To make yourself admin on a minetest server you need to change the (string) name = in the config to your minetest username. Make sure to have the server off when making this change or it will not work.


How to add mods

To add mods you just need to throw them into the mods folder over FTP for more information check out the minetest wiki post about it [here](https://wiki.minetest.net/Help:Installing_Mods).


Minecraft

  • What is bukkit, spigot, sponge vanilla, paper spigot, vanilla , and forge?
  • How do I get op on the server?
  • How do I update/downgrade my server?
  • What do I put in Minecraft Version?

What is bukkit, spigot, sponge vanilla, paper spigot, vanilla , and forge?

They are all different ways to run a minecraft server. Vanilla is the base experience and if you are new to running a server we recommend that. If you want simple plugins for things like Vein mineing and further admin controls bukkit, spigot and Sponge Vanilal would be your best bet. And if you want to go crazy with mods go for forge.


How do I get op on the server?

We're working on rcon support to make giving yourself OP on GM8 will be done in the push of a button but for now you can edit the ops.json file over FTP the formatting should look like the below you can find your UUID online with a quick google search.

[
  {
    "uuid": "UUID-goes-here",
    "name": "someone you want to admin",
    "level": 4
  },
  {
    "uuid": "UUID-goes-here",
    "name": "someone you want to admin",
    "level": 4
  }
]


How do I update/downgrade my server?

You currently cannot but we're working on a way to do it and should have it out ASAP.


What do I put in Minecraft Version?

That depends on what version of minecraft you want. If you're unsure it's probably best to leave it blank and it will default to the latest version of minecraft.

Teamspeak

  • Hey Teamspeak isn't a game!
  • How do become the owner of the server?

Hey Teamspeak isn't a game!

Yea it's not but it's a pretty good way to talk with your friends and what's cooler than having your own voice server?


How do I become the owner of the server?

If you check the logs you should see the following just put that token in when you connect

[April 24, 2019 10:15 PM] ------------------------------------------------------------------
[April 24, 2019 10:15 PM]  I M P O R T A N T
[April 24, 2019 10:15 PM] ------------------------------------------------------------------
[April 24, 2019 10:15 PM]  ServerAdmin privilege key created, please use it to gain
[April 24, 2019 10:15 PM]  serveradmin rights for your virtualserver. please
[April 24, 2019 10:15 PM]  also check the doc/privilegekey_guide.txt for details.
[April 24, 2019 10:15 PM] 
[April 24, 2019 10:15 PM]  token=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
[April 24, 2019 10:15 PM] ------------------------------------------------------------------

Servers

  • How do I launch a server?
  • How does this queue system work?
  • Can I upload my saves?
  • Whats this about backups?
  • Region changes?
  • Can I have my friends control the server as well?

How do I launch a server?

Once you're logged in and have your credits purchased you just need to click the LAUNCH NEW SERVER button on the servers page


How does this queue system work?

The queue stars whenever you send a command to the server be it Start, Stop, Restart, Create Save, etc then the server takes care of it for you going through it and doing whatever it is you need.


Save uploads?

Easily just open the Saves tab and click the restore button then just upload the save you want on the server and you're good to go!


Backups?

Backups are similar to saves but encompass the entire server. It'll save mods, config changes, and the save itself.


Region changes?

Unlike other server hosts we have no fee to change the region of your sever. We also made it quite easy all you need to do is change the region on the server's page and save the change.


Can I have my friend control the server as well?

Of course just use type .gm8 in a server with the GM8 bot and follow the prompts to servers>admins>add

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