At 11/22/10 03:34 PM, CAN-OF-SPAM wrote:
I think it should have the portal. all you need to do is make a 4x5 gate with obsidion with a 2x3 door and a lighter.
The reason SMP doesn't have the portal is because it would involve having the server running both the main world and the Nether at the same time. On the single player game, going through a portal means that the main world is removed from RAM and the Nether is loaded in. Since other players would still be using the main world when someone goes through a portal to the Nether, removing the main world from memory would be a bad idea.
I believe it is possible for a server to have the Nether loaded up for players instead of the main world, though I don't know how many do so.
Also, proper SMP health later this week hopefully!