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At Nodecraft, we pride ourself on our ease-of-use in the complicated world of game servers. And nothing's easier than being able to control your server from within the game itself. We've been testing our Nodecraft Powered overlay on Overwolf since March, and are happy to officially announce its release! This not only brings control of your server to a more convenient place than it's ever been beforeโ€ฆ it also serves as a special sneak peek of NodePanel 3. ๐Ÿ‘€

๐Ÿ‘ท Custom built for usability

It's all too common to find overlays that, in truth, just hotlink you to the same old browser-based control panel, expecting you to deal with your game controls in another window. That just isn't convenient or user-friendly, and frankly is frustrating when you've already gone through the effort of downloading and installing the overlay. We custom built Nodecraft Powered to support control fully within the overlay itself: You won't be hotlinked out after setup, and the resources are fast and light to ensure you won't be slowing down your machine.

As we honed down on usability, we realized an opportunity to make use of some other UX improvements already in our pipeline. Many of the beautiful new design elements in this interface were pulled directly from our still-in-development NodePanel 3. You're going to see some sleek new gauges, new icons, new buttons and color treatments, all tailored to be more intuitive and easier to use.

Easily manage & control multiple instances for different games!

โœจ Live Console

Having access to your Live Console on the overlay opens up a huge amount of potential. You can send commands to manage your server or players directly in-game, and the console itself is live-streamed to your in-game overlay with zero delay. This means if a problem arises, you can handle it quickly and easily with a simple command.

Gif showing how to ban a troll with the Live Console.

โš™๏ธ Server Controls

Have a basic task you want to accomplish that doesn't require the Live Console? There's a button for that. You can manage your instances, start and stop your server and more, via our friendly interface.

Full interface gives you all the information you need.

๐Ÿญ Customizable UI

When you're finished with your task, one of the best things an overlay can do for you is just get the heck out of the way. The interface is customizable, and can minimize to tuck up and out of the way between tasks.

Minimal interface stays out of the way while you game.

๐Ÿ”ฅ User Definable Hotkeys

Hotkeys make starting, stopping and sending commands to your server a power-user's dream. They're fully customizable, so you can set up your commands to be exactly what you want them to be.

Hotkey panel, showing several customized commands.

โšก Quick Join

The Quick Join feature makes getting your server's IP address super easy. The overlay will detect when you're in the Multiplayer tab on Minecraft, and when you click Manual Connect, Nodecraft Powered will automatically show your server IP for a quick copy/paste. Once you've joined your server, Nodecraft Powered will show you the stats, Live Console, and controls for your server.

Gif showing the detection of the need for the IP address, and providing it in a copy-paste friendly format.

๐Ÿ”ฎ More to come!

We have a ton more we want to add to Nodecraft Powered, including an interface for player management, and even uploading your single player world, making it easier than ever before to explore your single player builds with your friends.

๐Ÿ’ญ Want some more info or help?

We got you. If you want some help with setup, check out our ๐Ÿ“บ How-To video to help you get started! Our friendly ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ Customer Support team is always here to help you, too. Or, to generally discuss the update, our games, or just be part of our community, come on over to our ๐Ÿ‘พ Discord server!

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