My little Minecraft toolkit

Here are some tools, Web services, goodies and tips which i made for my kids Minecraft servers.
All of them run under Unix-like operating systems (for my own part, i use FreeBSD and love it!).
They are provided under a BSD open source license (basically you can do anything you want with them, except blame me if you get into trouble...)
and are written in C language, Bourne Shell, AWK, PHP and (occasionaly) Python and Java.

Tools and servicesVersionAboutLinks
(Yet another, but working) Minecraft stronghold locator1A Web service that will tell you the precise location of strongholds and End portals of your Minecraft worlds.Web service
ForgeAutoInstaller1.01A simple utility to install or automatically update to the latest Minecraft Forge 1.7.2 version (on a server)Read me
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RepackMillenaireClient5.2 (fr-1.2)A simple utility to rebuild MillÚnaire 5.2 client mod:Read me
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millenaire-languages-fr-1.2.tar.gz
MakeMyDynmapPOIs1.02A simple utility to generate Dynmap markers file from your Minecraft world, showing villages, and optionnaly jungle/desert temples, witch huts and strongholds portal rooms (!), with an option to have custom icons and labels.
If the MillÚnaire mod is installed, it will also generate a marker for each village and lone building, with a flag colour showing their respective culture and a label giving their name, type and culture.
One example here.
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mca2nbt1.00A simple utility to convert a Minecraft .mca region file (in anvil format) to a directory with the same basename containing an uncompressed NBT file for each of its chunks.
From this point, these NBT files can be processed with other external utilities, such as nbt2yaml (with the -n option).
I didn't need to build back an .mca file from these NBT files but this would be easy to do from here (especially as i saved the MCA header for this purpose)...
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ShowLocalMinecraftIds1.02A simple filter utility to obtain the local list of Minecraft blocks and items.
If you have a vanilla Minecraft server installation, this information will be dynamically fetched from the wonderful Minecraft wiki web site.
If you have a Minecraft Forge server installation, this information will come from your world level.dat file and will include blocks and items created by Forge mods.
This can be used as a match table between names and IDs for other utilities, or if you want to map custom blocks in your favourite cartography software, as their IDs will depend upon the other mods locally installed.
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MillenaireSupportInOverviewer1.01A tool that can generate a new Minecraft Overviewer textures jar including MillÚnaire's textures, and modify installed Overviewer software taking into account local block IDs, so that the Minecraft Overviewer can support MillÚnaire's buildings rendering.
One example here (the markers are generated by the following tool) and a comparison before/after there.
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MakeMyOverviewerPOIs1.00A utility to generate Minecraft Overviewer markers and information popups from your Minecraft world, showing villages, and optionnaly jungle/desert temples, witch huts and strongholds portal rooms (!), with an option to have custom labels.
If the MillÚnaire mod is installed, it will also generate a marker for each village and lone building, with a flag colour showing their respective culture, a label giving their name, and a popup with detailed information (in English or French) about the village culture, type, population, the number of buildings, the village relationship with other villages, the players reputation.
One example here.
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GenerateInvTweaksLotrConfig1.01A tool that can modify an Inventory Tweaks Minecraft mod item tree to support the Lord of the Rings Minecraft mod items.Read me
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Item tree
LotrSupportInOverviewer1.09A tool that can generate a new Minecraft Overviewer textures jar including Lord of the Rings mod textures, and modify installed Overviewer software taking into account local block IDs, so that the Minecraft Overviewer can support the Lord of the Rings mod blocks rendering.Read me
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Goodies AboutLinks
Server Icons for mods server-icon.png files for our favourite Minecraft mods:
MillÚnaire      Lord of the Rings      Middle-earth map
MillÚnaire source
LotR source
Map source
This backgroung picture See link for creditsSource
Tips AboutLinks
Decompression of chunks
in .mca region files
 Many people have stumbled upon problems trying to uncompress chunks in Minecraft region files.
At one time, the Minecraft wiki added to the confusion by stating:
If you prefer to read Zlib-compressed chunk data with Deflate (RFC1951), just skip the first two bytes and leave off the last 4 bytes before decompressing.
According to my tests, this information was wrong and the only thing needed to unlock the situation was to use the correct decompressor. A simple one can be found on the Zlib web site: zpipe
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