WIP NXMineNS - A DNS Redirector for Minecraft Bedrock Edition (Console version)

stitchxd May 15, 2019.

  1. TheMCNerd2017

    TheMCNerd2017 GBAtemp Regular

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    Wow, I never knew that people playing on console were literally forced to use the Featured Servers and were blocked from joining any server not approved by Microsoft. Would not be surprised if it's because these big companies are scared of hackers developing exploits to run homebrew by simply joining a custom server.

    Anyways, great job creating a tool that gives console players the freedom to join custom servers.
     
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  2. stitchxd
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    nope
    This is a restriction by Nintendo technically. As an example, I believe the XBONE version of Bedrock MC can use custom servers. Someone will have to confirm for me though.

    The reason this project came together was a tutorial I found (which was quite complicated to setup for a basic user btw) on reddit on setting up DNSMASQ to essentially do what this application does. So I created a basic (SUPER basic) DNS server in C# (using a DNS Library from NuGET.) that has a built in zone file that pre-configures the DNS A records for the featured server list (which I would need to update as it changes) using the IP as an argument. Simple, eloquent. No gui, no BS, just run the app and forget about it. You can, using NSSM, set this up as a service too so you don't need to have it's window open all the time. But that's more advanced and not part of the OP. :D
     
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  3. TheMCNerd2017

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    I should have known. They must be really scared of homebrew if they are blocking custom Minecraft servers of all things. Are custom skins and maps not from the Marketplace also blocked?
     
  4. stitchxd
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    nope
    Custom skins applied via Marketplace are allowed, though I've never tested just applying one via my phone and having share on my switch. Custom Maps can be injected or use marketplace too I think
     
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  5. Kastnerd

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    Thanks, I saw the limit of the switch and had this same DNS idea,. Glad someone did it for me.
     
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    nope
    Glad you find it useful!! <3
     
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