Terraria: The Auto-Saving Server
After beating Minecraft (not really) I thought my addition to these blasted sandbox mining games was satisfied. Sadly, I was wrong. I started playing Terraria a few days ago and its got many more game elements than Minecraft. It’s also wildly addicting if you’ve got a sever case of ‘Got’a’ Catch’em Alls’. It’s also possibly the real world equivalent of Heroin Hero.
In any event, I setup a server for my friends and I to play only to discover that the server does not auto-save the world. So if it crashes or is shutdown improperly, everything in the world resets.
So I wrote a little bit of code to fix it and decided to share. It’s a simple bootstrapping program, you give it the file path of the Terraria server executable as the first argument and then all the other arguments to pass to it as a single string. It then sends save commands to the server every 10 minutes.
If you want to just download a compiled version for yourself, you can download it here.
If you were to place it in the same directory as the TerrariaServer, you’d run it like this:
TerrariaAutosave.exe TerrariaServer.exe “-config serverconfig.txt”