Minecraft PE is a game allowing an adventure of limitless possibilities as you build, mine, battle mobs, and explore the world. This video will show you how this can be achieved on Multiplayer, allowing you and your friends to play the game together.
The first step is to go to Scalacube.com and click “Sign Up” to create a new account.
Once this is done, log in to your account and make your way to “Servers”.
Click on “Buy Server”
Select “Minecraft PE”.
Click on “Get Your Server”.
Select your location and click “Next”.
Select the server you would like to run – this can be changed later free of charge.
Select the number of slots you would like your server to have and click “Next”.
The next step is to select a Server Address for your server. For this guide we are selecting the default “IP With Port” – This can be changed later. Click on “Next”.
Here you can select any additional applications for your server – these can be selected at a later date if required.
Confirm your server details and click on “Pay” – Your first purchase is automatically given a 50% discount.
Select your payment method and finalize your payment.
Once the server has been purchased, make your way to the “Servers” tab and click on “Manage server”.
Copy the IP address of your server and open up Minecraft PE.
Once your game is open, go to the Multiplayer section and connect to your server using your IP address.
You are now connected to your Minecraft server and can start your fresh Minecraft adventure.
Go back to the Scalacube control panel and click on “Manage”.
Clicking on “Console” will allow you to enter server commands and see events happening on the server.
Clicking on “Become admin” will allow you to make a player or yourself an administrator in-game which will allow you to use administrative commands.
Clicking on “Settings” allows you to change the “server.properties” file and many other features.
Clicking on “File Manager” allows you to get access to the server-specific files, if you need to replace them or add custom configurations to your server.
If we go back to the “Game servers” page and click on the “Backup system”, we can set up a server automatic backup feature so no data would be lost in the future.
Clicking on “Sites” allows you to create a free website for your server.
Clicking on “Applications” allows you to use the many features offered for your server including phpMyAdmin, SSH-server, MySQL, Web server, FTP-server, PHP, and Java.
Going to “FTP Users” allows you to see specific details required to connect your server with an FTP Client for easier server file management.
Clicking on “Scheduled tasks” allows you to set a scheduled task on your server to act as your server, like restarting or entering a command in the console for more automation.
If we click on “Monitoring”, we can see the resource usage of our server and plan our mods, plugins accordingly to how much resources we own.
Congratulations! You now know How to Make a Minecraft Pocket Edition Server.
- Get a Minecraft Pocket Edition server from Scalacube
- Install a game server on the Control panel > Gameservers > Install page
- Click Start to start the server
- Copy your IP address and use it to join your server
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But what happens if you can’t be in the same room? What if oceans and land masses separate you? Surely you should still be given the basic human right of multiplayer Minecraft.
We agree, which is why we’ve put together a guide to setting up a personal Minecraft: Pocket Edition server on your Android,
First things first, go download “PocketMine-MP for Android” from the Google Play store. It’s completely free, and is the key to this entire guide.
Make sure you press ‘Accept’ on the provisions page. Then wait for it to download and load it up.
After a brief install, you’ll be asked which channel to use. Soft is recommended, so let’s go for that. Again, wait for some more files to download.
You’ll now be on the server properties editor. Here you can choose what type of game you want to play (creative, survival, etc), the difficulty, the maximum player count, and other features.
You can pick whatever you want, and choose a suitable name too. But don’t mess with the server port (19132). When you’re done, hit save.
Press ‘Start Server’ to get going.
Now, unfortunately we’re not quite done. Right now the server only works locally, and devices need to be on your network to connect. Not really very helpful, right?
For now, make a note of the IP address listed on this page. You’ll need it later.
We need to do some port forwarding fun. First things first, go to your web browser (you may wish to do this on a computer) and log into your router’s configuration page.
You can find out how to do this by searching Google for the configuration IP address for your brand of home router.
Log in with your username and password (again, you may need to check your router for a sticker, or do some Googling) and find the ‘Port Forwarding’ section.
This step is going to be quite different for each router, but what you’re looking for is the option to forward a range of ports to an IP address.
You want to choose the UDP protocol, and for your port range, set it from 19132 to 19132. Then, for which address to forward to, enter the IP address on the server screen on your Android.
For my router, I had to go into ‘Supported Applications’ and then set a custom one there, to add Minecraft to the list of pre-defined games and apps on my router’s software. Plus, I could just pick my Android from a list, rather than typing in the IP.
If you’re struggling, consult the manual that comes with your router. Or go to PortForward.com for more guides.
You’re now done. If you followed these steps correctly you’ll have a server running on your Android, and players on iOS, Android, and Amazon doodads can join your server. But how?
Well, first go to WhatIsMyIP.com on your Android and note the IP address on screen. Note it down, and give this out to your friends.
Open Minecraft: Pocket Edition and press ‘Play’. You can do this on the Android you’re using for the server, or a different device.
Hit ‘Edit’ in the top corner, and then ‘External’. Type whatever you want into ‘Server Name’, and the IP address from the previous step into ‘Address’. Keep the port as it is and hit ‘Add Server’.
Now pick that new server from your world list and – fingers crossed – you’ll log into the server and appear in the world. Tell your friends to do the same and, holy cow, you’re online and playing Pocket Edition together!
If you hit the little monitor button on the PocketMine server page, you can enter the console. Here, you can type “say” and then a sentence to make it appear in the world.
You can also change options and kick players. Just type “help” for all the commands.
You may also want to explore the plugins library. On the server management screen hit ‘Settings’ and choose ‘Plugins’. From here you can download plugins that will change the world, the economy, the rules, and all sorts. Go wild. Live a little. Life’s short.
For about a year of my life, I played too much Minecraft. Way too much Minecraft. I was playing it every day, sometimes for hours straight. So I present this project to you with a word of warning. If you or a loved one is addicted to Minecraft, please seek help. You can conquer your dependence on Minecraft and go on to live a fulfilling life of moderation, in which you only occasionally play Minecraft on your phone or your computer. That’s the life we all aspire to, I think. Anyway, this project is perfect for casual Minecraft play, because it turns your Raspberry Pi into a low-powered Minecraft server. Here’s how to set up a Minecraft Pocket Edition server on the Raspberry Pi.
How to set up a Minecraft Pocket Edition server on the Raspberry Pi
In this project, we’re going to turn the tiny Raspberry Pi into a server for online Minecraft play. I’m always amazed by what the tiny Raspberry Pi can do, but make no mistake, this is a project that pushes the little guy to his limits. So don’t expect to play with a ton of people on this server, and be aware that you have have some performance issues. This isn’t a server for you and eight hyper-competitive friends in survival mode – it’s probably better for creative projects and small family servers for your kids. With that said, the process of setting up our little server is pretty straightforward.
We’ll start with Raspbian Lite because, again, this project is going to be pretty taxing for your Pi, and you’ll want to avoid any unnecessary installs. We’ll then install Nukkit, a server program that works well for this project. After a few minor tweaks, we’ll be ready to connect to our new server on a device running Minecraft Pocket Edition. That’s it! Ready to get started?
Step 1: Install Raspbian Lite
You’ll want Raspbian Lite rather than regular Raspbian, because we want as little on this Raspberry Pi as possible when we ask it to do the heavy lifting required to run a server. For the same reason, I recommend a fresh install. Check out our guide to installing Raspbian on the Raspberry Pi for more instructions (agin, just remember to make sure you’re installing the Lite version).
Step 2: Check for updates
Yeah, we always do this. Your login is username pi and password raspberry. Raspbian Lite will boot to the command line. Run these commands:
Great! Easy! Let’s move on.
Step 3: Update your Raspberry Pi’s memory split
We want as much memory as possible available to our server so that our poor little Pi can handle its work. So enter the raspi-config menu with this command:
…and navigate to Advanced Options > Memory Split. Set the Memory Split option to 16.
Now go ahead and hit Finish and give your Pi permission to reboot.
Step 4: Install Java
We need Java to run Nukkit. Java works out of the box on Raspbian, but since we’re using Raspbian Lite, we need to download and install it:
Step 5: Download Nukkit
Nukkit is the program that we’ll use to run our Minecraft server. It’s a great program, works well on the Pi, and is super easy to use. Before we download it, let’s create a new directory so that we can find this darn thing again after we download it!
We’ve made a new folder and entered it, so let’s go ahead and download Nukkit to this director.
Step 6: Run Nukkit
Let’s go ahead and run our brand new server program!
You’ll be able to choose your language from a list of options preceded by “[INFO].” Type the indicated three-letter code and hit enter to choose a language. If you’re enjoying this article, I’d recommend English. But hey, it’s up to you.
Now you’ll get a few lines of information preceded by that same [INFO] tag. If you did it right, you’ll see lines like “preparing level ‘world’” and, hopefully, “Done!” with some information about how long the game took to start.
By default, your server will be a survival server. I’ll show you how to tweak that in the final section.
Step 7: Connect to the server
Okay, let’s play! Grab your phone, tablet, or whatever else you’re running Minecraft Pocket Edition on, and fire that bad boy up. Make sure you’re on the same Wi-Fi network as your server. Now hit play and head to the Friends tab. Your server should appear under LAN Games. Here’s what mine looked like on my iPhone (it’s labeled, by default, as Nukkit Server For Minecraft: PE).
If for some reason it doesn’t, you’re not out of luck yet. You can still hit that button in the upper right corner with the rectangle connected to the two squares. That’s the direct connect button, and it will let you enter the IP address of your server. You can figure out your Pi’s IP address in the command line with the command hostname -I (that’s a capital I).
Step 7: Configuring your server, making it available on the internet, and more (optional)
If you’re content with the server’s default settings, you’re good to go! If not, here are a few ways to tweak the experience.
Edit server.properties: You can do all kinds of stuff by tweaking the server.properties file. Here’s the command you’ll need to edit the file: sudo nano server.properties. Minecraft’s Gamepedia page has the details on all the things you can change, so I’ll let you click the link for the details and will just briefly mention two important settings: gamemode starts at 0 (survival) and can be changed to 1 for creative, and difficulty starts at 1 (easy) and can be raised as high as 3 or lowered to 0 for peaceful.
Edit Nukkit’s configuration file: Nukkit has a config file of its own, too. Most of your game-related options are in the other one, but you can tweak things like the number of chunks loaded in this file, which can be reached with the command sudo nano nukkit.yml.
Access your server online: These instructions have given you a local server, but you can make this an online server if you so desire. You’ll just need to set up port forwarding on your router. Grab a computer and access your router’s settings page by typing in your router’s IP address (it’s probably on the router, and you can always use Google to track down your router brand’s default IP). Forward port 19132 (that port number comes from server.properties) to your Pi’s local IP address. If you do this, you should be able to enter your public IP to connect to your server from outside of your local network.
Activate SSH: You may find it easier to control your server from a computer via SSH – that way, you don’t have to leave a monitor and keyboard and all that connected to your Pi the whole time. You can allow SSH in the raspi-config menu (Advanced Options > SSH). For more on how to SSH into your Raspberry Pi, check out our article titled (what else?) How to SSH into the Raspberry Pi.
If wanting to test our services or to own a free yet powerful server provided by us, this is a perfect way to get one on our hosting platform. Getting a free server and setting up can be achieved in a matter of minutes.
The first step is to go to scalacube.com/free/minecraft/server/hosting and click on “Get Your Free Minecraft Server”.
Select the best Dedicated server location closest to you and click “Next”.
Select a server from the Game servers list and click on “Next”.
Choose the “Free” plan and click “Next”.
Select your Server Address, for the purpose of this guide we are selecting “IP With Port”, click “Next”.
Sign up for our website.
You will now be at the finalizing screen for your free server, click “Continue”.
Now, an activation code will be sent to the e-mail address that you registered to the website with.
Once you have the Confirmation code, copy it into the field and click “Continue”.
Your free server process is now complete.
On this page, we can see the “Renew for free” button, which you will have to do every 2 days for the server to be active, if this is not done, the server and all its contents will automatically be deleted and a new free server has to be redeemed from the beginning.
Next, click on “Manage server”.
Free servers only support the installation of Basic and Snapshot versions of Minecraft. Select your server and click on “Select” and then, “Install” and wait for the process to finish.
The free server compared to a premium server is limited in its configuration, if we click on “Monitoring”, we can see the existing server and its resource usage at the current time.
If we click back on “Game servers” and click “Manage” we can see the main hub for your Free Minecraft server.
Here we can turn off the server, restart it, wipe the map and players and delete an existing game server.
If we click on “Console”, we can see the console for your free Minecraft server, allowing you to use administrative commands or see what is happening on your server at the current time.
If we go to the “Become admin” tab, we can add the name of the Minecraft player you would like to have administrative commands in-game.
If we go to “Settings”, we can change the configuration settings for the server.properties file, including gamemodes, level types, amount of players, whitelist, spawn-protection, seed, and much more.
As previously mentioned, the free server does have it’s limitations compared to a premium plan, if purchasing a premium plan, you can have access to all of the features we offer like:
To purchase a premium server, click on “Buy premium server”. Currently, there is a 50% initial month discount to be claimed for every new user.
Congratulations! You now know How to Create a Free Minecraft Server.
- Sign up to Scalacube website
- Go through the server selection process
- Start server
- Enter server
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Minecraft is awesome, we all know that. For the most part the game has been played on the PC and recently been developed to work on the xBox. Even more recently Mojang has developed pocket editions of this great game. Android and iOS users can now download Minecraft – Pocket Edition that runs on their mobile devices. In recently updated, Mojang has even added support for multiplayer. Unfortunately, they have yet to release an official server. Officially, the only way to create a multiplayer server is through direct hosting through the app itself. However, there is currently an unofficial server being developed that can run on a desktop computer.
The server is developed in PHP verses the usual java environment. What this means that instead of being majorly RAM dependent, you will need a powerful processor to handle the server.
PocketMine is what the new pocket edition server is called. It comes with a super easy to follow instruction set as well. It even has support for plugins developed by the community making it vary similar to CraftBukkit. Here’s how to install it.
Windows (7 and above)
To install PocketMine on a Windows computer follow the simple instructions below.
- Download the latest Windows installer from the PocketMine website.
- Launch the installer and follow the on-screen setup instructions. The setup wizard will handle all the technicalities.
- Go to the installation directory and click on the ‘start.cmd’ icon. The server will start and you will be able to connect using your Minecraft client on your mobile device.
Linux (Debian & CentOS)
Linux is not as simple as Windows. There are a few requirements that we must first fulfill.
Paste in the following command to install the required dependencies.
Hopefully by following those instructions you now have a fully functioning MCPE server! Note that you will still need to do the necessary port forwarding if you are running this from inside your home network and would like people outside of your network to connect to your server.
If you get stuck along the way, feel free to ask for help in the comments!
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Introduction: How to Make a MCPE or Java Server
Here is a tutorial on how to make a MCPE or Java minecraft server (I will use bedrock in this tutorial) (Only for I devices and computers NO android) NOTE: aternos does NOT support java & bedrock cross-platform servers and it may take a while for your server to load depending on how many slots you have chosen
Computer or I device (no android sorry)
Step 1: Signup or Login to Aternos
Go to Aternos.org and click on the “play” button in the corner, then click on “add server” to add your new server, then, name your server and add its picture (optional) and your MODTD
Step 2: Choose Software
You will need to choose your software before you start adding mods and plugins if you are using bedrock, choose pocketmine it will allow you to use plugins on your server. If you have noticed bedrock has only one choice for plugins whereas with Java there is many more, I would choose magma if I were you because it can use plugins and mods. NOTE:not all mods for Minecraft work for magma, like if you are interested in the zelda sword skills mod, it shows up but doesn’t allow you to use it
Step 3: Download Plugins/Mods
Now you will need to download mods for your server, if you are making a server for java, I recommend using magma it allows you to use plugins AND mods at the same time (not all mods work like the zelda sword skills mod) and if your using bedrock, pick pocketmine (elytra does not show up in inventory, its to bad that you can’t have the sensation of flying with elytra but there’s no changing it)
Step 4: Personalize!
Now it’s time to finally customize your server options! Go to “options” and you can select how many slots, game mode, difficulty, and many more! (For bedrock) First, click on “add to my servers” and there should be a pop up saying “open in minecraft?” Then click on “open” and once it’s saved, then go back to Aternos and start your server! (For java) click on “start” and wait for it to say it’s done loading and then click on the “connect” button and enter the IP address in minecraft (don’t worry about the port)
Step 5: Start Your Server
Finally, you can start your server! Before you do make yourself an OP (operator) so you can use operator commands like /gamemode creative and others. First, click on add
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Minecraft is a 3D sandbox video game and allows players a large amount of freedom to choose how to play it. It also offers no specific goals to accomplish. By early 2018, Minecraft had been sold over 144 million copies across all platforms and become world’s second-most popular video game of all time. The video game allows players to build with a variety of different cubes in 3D and resource gathering, exploration, combat and crafting. It’s not just a video game, it’s more than that. It’s also a tool where Kids can learn how to code, an open platform to be expanded by mod developers.
If you are new to Minecraft and planning to jump into the video game, you can use Minecraft realms to create your own world. Minecraft Realms is a lightweight alternative for running Minecraft private server. If you want to create your own Minecraft world and full Minecraft experience, then you are at the right place.
Here in this article, we will guide you how to make a Minecraft server on Windows. Follow the article step by step to your own private Minecraft server on the Windows operating system PC.
- To create or Make server takes some time, you should have a bit of technical knowledge to configure a Minecraft server. You should have some basic knowledge of computers and networking concepts.
- Make sure you have some knowledge about how to using the command-line and editing configuration files
- Make sure you have some knowledge of networking in general (IP, DHCP, ports)
- Make sure you know about your system configuration
- Make sure you know about your network configuration
- Make sure you know about your router configuration (if you want other people to connect over Internet)
Running a Minecraft Server from Home
To run the Minecraft server, you don’t need a high-end configuration system, you just need a desktop computer. Notebooks and Netbooks don’t have good hardware configuration and their I/O performance is not up to mark for running a server. If you have enough powerful system, you can host a Minecraft server and play the game on the same system. If you are running a Minecraft server from home, use a wired ethernet network instead of wireless.
Running a Minecraft Server Outside Home
If you host Minecraft server from home system without a clear understanding of what you are doing, means you’re exposing your home network to the world. If you want to play Minecraft video game without hosting a private server, you can check out the public server options in the Minecraft forum. If you’d rather not take that risk and still want to manage a server, you can check out Minecraft server hosting provider in the Minecraft forum or other websites. You need to pay a monthly or annual fee for this type of server.
How to make a Minecraft server on Windows PC
Step 1. Make Sure you have installed latest version of JAVA
To make a Minecraft server, you required the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) for security purpose. TO verify that, do one of the following.
- Click on the start button and open the control panel, goto to the programs and look for the Java and click on update now option.
- Or open a command prompt and enter the code, java -version. You will see a version number and check out the latest version of Java. Click Here
- You can visit here to check java version from your browser. You can’t find Java version if you are using Google Chrome browser for this method. Because the browser does not run Java content.
- If you don’t have Java installed in the system of your version is outdated, you can download the latest version of Java from here.
Step 2. Download and start Minecraft Server software
- Download the Minecraft server from here. You will get the Java.jar file.
- Before starting the download, select the proper location to save downloading file.
- When you first run the server, it will create few configuration files on that location, where you save the downloaded file. It is better to have all the server files in a dedicated folder.
- Double click on the downloaded .jar file to start the server. It will create few server configuration files.
- Now find the eula.txt file in the folder and open it in a text editor and modify, eula=false to eula=true. It’s a proof that you accept and understand the end user license agreement. If you don’t modify the file, the Minecraft server will not work properly.
- If you find the “Can’t save server properties” error, then run the Minecraft server as an administrator.
Step 3. Enable port forwarding on your router
Note: port forwarding might cause security risks.
- If you are hosting server for players on your local reason, then you don’t need to do port forwarding. It’s used when you have a server and let users connect to your server. To learn more about the port forwarding. Click Here
- You need to find the router’s admin page to know how to configure port forwarding, once you find it. Find the Port Forwarding page and hit new service or custom service. Now set up the new rule, write its name as Minecraft, type as TCP and port, write 25565.
- It will also ask you to enter server’s local IP address as the Output IP or Server IP for the forwarded port. To find the server’s local IP, open a command prompt and write ipconfig .
Step 4. Configuring server from the command line
- One the command prompt to run Minecraft server.
- Now, Navigate to the Minecraft file path (named similarly like “minecraft_server.1.12.2.jar”) in the Minecraft server folder. Now, write the following command to start the server:
java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar
with the actual server file name.
- If you’d rather use the server’s UI, exclude the “nogui” parameter:
java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar
You can create a .bat file in the server folder to store the commands to start configured Minecraft server without writing all commands every time. Once your server starts running, you can invite other players to connect to your Minecraft server using local IP address, if they are on your home network. Or they can connect to your server via external/public IP address if they’re not on your home network.
You can find your public IP address, here. You can also check your Minecraft server accessibility via entering your public IP address into the Minecraft Server Status Checker tool.
Make a Minecraft Server on your Windows PC
- Install the latest Java version
- Download the Minecraft server
- Run the server
- Connect to the server
- Make it work 24/7
1. Install the latest Java version
You can install the latest Java version via the link: Download Java. You need it to run the game client and the server.
2. Download the Minecraft server
We will use the official Minecraft server, which you can download via the link: Download Minecraft Standard
3. Run the server
Unzip the downloaded server file.
The server.jar file is located in the server folder. Right-click on it and select Open, after which your server will start.
4. Connect to the server
You can connect to the server from your computer using IP address 127.0.0.1.
For people to connect to you from other computers, you need to buy a dedicated IP address from your Internet provider. When you get the IP address, turn off the server, open the server.properties file in the folder containing your server, and at the end of the file add the line server-ip=YOUR_IP (replace YOUR_IP with your IP address).
5. Make your Minecraft Server work 24/7
Unlike when you are creating a server on your computer, when creating it on the hosting service, players from all over the world will be able to connect to you without problems. The server will run 24/7 uninterrupted and have a good Internet connection with a low ping. It will be protected against DDoS attacks. In addition, you can automatically install servers through the control panel, update them, use a domain to connect to the server, and create your own website.
5.1. Get a server
On our hosting service, you can buy a Minecraft server: Minecraft Server Hosting.
5.2. Install the game server
In the server management panel, go to the page Gaming Servers > Install Server and select the server that you want to install.
5.3. Connecting to the server
The IP address of the server can be found on the game server page.
With this address, you and other players from all over the world will be able to connect to the server.
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With my Minecraft Pocket edition version 0.7.4 I can connect to an external server, but I’m not able to connect to a server I’m running in my computer.
I’ve post detailed information about my setup in another forum. Am I doing something wrong? Do I need a special server to connect the pocket edition version?
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You can’t host a server for Minecraft Pocket Edition using the PC dedicated Minecraft server. Despite the name and visual similarity, in software terms Minecraft and Minecraft PE are completely unrelated and incompatible games.
There are currently two options for hosting a PE server:
- Running an Android simulator on a PC and running Minecraft PE on that.
- Using PocketMine-MP server software.
For a simple, easy, bug-free, full feature MineCraft PE server, the easiest way is to just use a dedicated iPod, iPad, or iPhone. Unfortunately, there is not currently a way to convert worlds from your MCPC to your MCPE server.
Simply: – Used an old iPod Touch, iPad, iPhone,
- Install the app (free since you already bought it),
- Set lock screen time to “never” (Settings > General > Auto-Lock > Never),
- Start the app
- Set volume to zero
- Place on shelf on a charger
- Forget about it, it just simply works, all the time.
You can copy an existing world from your current device with free programs like iExplorer. Copy your world to the “server idevice”, now everyone in the house can join from their device.
Using a Different System?
- Setup Minecraft On FreeBSD 10
- Install a Minecraft Server on CentOS 7
- Install a Minecraft Server on Fedora 26
- How to Install a Minecraft Server on Ubuntu 18.04
- How to Install a Minecraft Server on Ubuntu 20.04
- Install a Minecraft Server on Debian 10
Setting up a Minecraft server on Windows Server may be preferable if you are familiar with the Windows GUI. In this guide, you will learn how to setup a Minecraft server on Windows Server (all versions).
This article assumes that you have logged into your server with RDP, and that you have Java installed.
Step 1: Create a folder and download Minecraft files
You will need a folder to store the Minecraft server files. I recommend using a sub-folder of your Desktop (such as C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\Minecraft ).
Download the Minecraft files to your server. We’re going to use the default Minecraft server, which can be downloaded from the Minecraft website. You will find the latest server version at the bottom of the page.
If you have connected to your Windows Server from a Windows client with the default RDP program, you will be able to simply copy + paste files. If you are on a Mac and are using the official Microsoft Remote Desktop application, you will need to enable folder redirection which will create a share, allowing you to share files between the client and the server.
Put the .jar file you have just downloaded for your server in the folder.
Step 2: Creating a start.bat file
I recommend setting up your server by using a .bat file. Windows will execute a command every time the .bat file is opened which will properly initialize the Minecraft server. A sample .bat file for launching Minecraft looks like this:
There are a number of things you will have to change here.
- -Xms1024M – this is the minimum amount of RAM your server will use. If you want this to be a certain amount of MB’s you can use 1M if you’d like to allocate 1 MB of RAM, for example. If you’d like to allocate an amount of GB, use 1G given that 1 is the amount of GB’s you’ll allocate.
- -Xmx1024M – this is the maximum amount of RAM your server will use. This is the same with Xms in terms of MB’s and GB’s to allocate.
- name.jar – this is the name of the .jar file you have downloaded.
Put your .jar file and .bat file in the same folder ( C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\Minecraft ) and double-click your .bat file. Its name can be anything (you could call it start.bat , for example).
Step 3: Accepting the EULA
You will need to accept the EULA by opening the eula.txt file and changing eula=false to eula=true . This indicates that you agree with the EULA.
Step 4: Setting your server port and other values
After accepting the EULA by editing the eula.txt , start your server again with the .bat file. This will create a number of files and folders that are required to use your server, among others the server.properties file. Find the following line:
This is the server-port value. If you change this to something different, you will have to type the port after your IP when you join the server in the Minecraft client. For example, you’d have to type [YourServerIP]:25569 if you changed the port to 25569. If you leave it the default value of 25565, Minecraft will recognize that automatically. Another option would be to use a DNS SRV record and have a registered domain name.
If there’s no obvious reason to change the port, I recommend leaving it on 25565. The most common reason for changing the server port is to run multiple Minecraft servers on one VPS.
Step 5: Opening the port in the firewall
You will now need to open the port you have chosen for your Minecraft server in the firewall. If you would like to learn how to open a port in the firewall on Windows Server 2012, read the article Open a Port in Windows Firewall on Server 2012 and open the port you have chosen to use for your Minecraft server.
Your Minecraft server is ready for use. You can now login with the Minecraft game client.
Introduction: Raspberry Pi: Minecraft Server
These instructions will provide you with a list of requirements and steps for configuring your own Minecraft server using the Raspberry Pi. Once complete, you will be able to access and play with your friends from across the world on your Raspberry Pi.
Step 1: Materials
Raspberry Pi: Model B
USB Power Adapter
SD Card(At least 4GB)
Step 2: Development Environment
PC with Internet connection & SD card reader
Additional wired Internet connection
Extra USB Keyboard
Monitor (with HDMI port, or adapter)
HDMI cable (and adapter, if necessary)
Step 3: Download and Burn Linux Distribution Image to SD Card
Download the Soft-float Debian “wheezy” image zip file (http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads) and unzip it into a directory of your choice.
Linux distribution used: 2013-05-29-wheezy-armel
Obtain imaging software that will support SD cards
Burn an image of the linux distribution to SD card:
1. Open Win32 Disk Imager
2. Click on Directory icon and navigate to downloaded and unzipped image (.IMG) and select ‘Write’ … confirm “Yes” when prompted
3. When complete, a window will pop up saying “Write Successful”. Click OK. Click Exit.
4. Remove SD card.
Step 4: Initial Boot and Configuration of the Raspberry Pi
1. Insert SD card into Pi in without a power supply
2. Ensure that HDMI, keyboard and mouse are connected properly
3. Connect the 5V power supply
4. The Pi should boot as a list of processes and applications begin filling the screen
5. A blue screen appears with ‘Raspi-config’ and several menu options
6. Arrow down to Select ‘expand_rootfs’ and press Enter
7. ‘Root Partition has been resized’, press Enter.
8. Arrow down to ssh
9. Enable SSH
11. If all boots correctly then you are ready to start the install.
Step 5: Configure Internet Access
1. Connect the Pi to a local network via Ethernet cable. Green and yellow lights should appear on the Pi board itself.
2. Open a Terminal by double clicking on the desktop icon ‘LXTerminal’
3. Type ‘ifconfig’ to ensure and press Enter that the Pi has a valid IP address
4. Type ‘ping 188.8.131.52’ and Press Enter to ensure that the Pi can reach external servers.
a. (Press CTRL+C to stop Ping and any other programs running in the current terminal)
Step 6: SSH to Raspberry Pi
Now you are fully setup with a working Raspberry Pi. You are ready to SSH into it and start the install.
1. Open Putty
2. Enter your PI’s IP address
3. Login using Username: Pi Password: Raspberry
4. You have successfully logged into your headless Pi
Step 7: Install Java
Download Java to the Raspberry PI
wget –no-cookies –header “Cookie: gpw_e24=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.oracle.com%2F” “http://download.oracle.com/otn-pub/java/jdk/7u25-b15/jdk-7u25-linux-arm-sfp.tar.gz”
Then we need to make folder in wich should we put our files:
sudo mkdir -p -v /opt/java
Then we unzip Java files using the following command:
/(Name of your Java package file).gz
Then we move Java files into /opt/java:
Then we need to tell that new JVM has been installed on Raspberry Pi:
sudo update-alternatives –install “/usr/bin/java” “java” “/opt/java/jdk1.7.0_06/bin/java” 1
sudo update-alternatives –set java /opt/java/jdk1.7.0_06/bin/java
Then, this command should work and give this result:
Step 8: Install the Minecraft Server
Make a Folder for the Server
Move into the folder
Download the Server
Start it up!
java -Xmx256M -Xms256M -jar minecraft_server.jar
Step 9: Finished
Congratulations you have just installed a fully functional Minecraft Server on to the Raspberry Pi! It is possible to log in and play with friends now.
You have to Port Forward just as any other server but the hard part is over.
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NPC’s, or non-playable characters, can be a very useful concept in any online Minecraft server, but especially in ones that specialize in any sort of fantasy or role-play. You can have Testificate villagers set up to help tell your map’s story, or have them function as shopkeepers. NPC’s are very versatile, and are a great resource that all role-playing servers should look into. There are ways to create them in Vanilla Minecraft using only command blocks, and they can be programmed to do all sorts of things.
This website is such a great tool to help you generate the exact command to spawn an NPC to do exactly what you need it to do. In this short tutorial, I will explain how to best utilize an NPC on your roleplaying server, and the exact parameters to input into the command.
I will now walk you through how to use this wonderful tool.
- Set your command to summon
- Set the entity to Villager
- For merchants, I recommend giving them “No Gravity”. It means they will float in place
- Check the box for “Persistence Required”
- For merchants, I recommend giving them “No AI”
- If you do not want them making villager grunts, you can check the box for “Silent”
- Sometimes even with No AI checked, they can still move a little bit or be pushed by players. You can disable this by surrounding them with barrier blocks, but leaving an opening for interaction
- To have them spawn facing an exact direction, you can enter a Yaw and Pitch value. You can find these values by standing the way you want them to face and hitting F3 in-game
- To prevent players from killing your NPC’s, check the box for “Invulnerable”. They can still be killed in creative mode
- If you want to give them a spectral effect, you can make them “Glowing”. If you play around with making teams in Scoreboard, you can change the color that they glow. Be sure to enter a scoreboard team in the right spot
- If you would like your NPC to have a name, you can enter one in the Name box. You can also choose to not have the name displayed overhead by checking the box for “Hide Name”
- I like to give my NPC’s funny hats. You can give them a customized head item to give them a hat. Good items include anvils, wooden slabs or stairs, glass, glass panes, and others. Experiment to see what you like best. You can enter a name in the Head box and it will search for an item like the name you entered
- If you do not want the NPC to be able to drop their hat upon death, you can select the Drop Chance as 0%. This should not matter if they are invulnerable
- If you want the NPC to be a baby villager, set the Age box to -1. If you want it to be an adult, leave it blank
- You can change the appearance of your NPC by changing the villager’s profession
- The Career box should be set to “Farmer”. I have had issues with server bugs and crashes when it has been set to anything else
- The Career Level box should be set to “6”
- Under recipes, this is where you can set up all of the trades you could possibly want. You can also customize books there as well. On Cirrus, we invented our currency “Timber”, and invented all sorts of trades for Timber
- If you add a custom name and a lore to your trade items, they become impossible to counterfeit
- When you have finished fully customizing your NPC, you will want to copy the generated command and paste it into a command block. After that, you will just place a button and turn on your command block to summon your NPC
Think of your NPC’s as other characters in another video game, such as Pokemon, or Legend of Zelda. They sell you things. They talk to you. They help to frame the larger story. They add value to the overall story that you are telling. Used right, NPC’s can improve your server dramatically.
Keep NPC’s in mind when you are working on new maps or stories. I know that our SkyTowns map would not be possible without them. Plugins are nice, but doing things in Vanilla Minecraft can make things much simpler. You have a story to tell on your server. Make sure it is being told well.
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Playing Minecraft: Pocket Edition alone is plenty fun, but add some friends to your screen and it’s even better. Here’s how.
Before you try to multi-play, download the game’s latest version (0.12.1) so you and your friends have the latest up-to-date features; the game costs $6.99 USD.
Playing Minecraft: Pocket Edition locally
Playing locally means that you and your friends (up to five players) can play within the same world–but only when you’re all connected to the same Wi-Fi connection. Within your game settings, toggle the “Local Server Multiplayer” switch to on.
First, decide whose world you want to play in and load up that game on that person’s device. This device will now be the host.
For your friends to join, they must tap “play” and select the new world (highlighted in blue) that’s appeared at the top of their list.
That’s it; they’re in! Get ready to dig, create, explore, or run around chasing creepers–whatever you’re into.
Connect to Minecraft: Pocket Edition gaming servers
If you want to play with more players who are not on the same Wi-Fi connection, you might want to consider using servers.
Servers are—more often than not—permanently online worlds that players from around the globe have created and who have graciously opened to other players.
Most of these servers require registration while few are open to all. To find a server, try MinecraftPocket-Servers or Minecraft Pocket Edition Servers and browse for a world that you’d like to join.
The server details will contain an address and a port number, which you’ll need to fill in within Minecraft: Pocket Edition on your Lumia. To do that, press:
- Add external server (top right, represented by a plus symbol and an arrow)
- And enter a name–can be any name
- Enter the address
- Enter port number
- Tap Add server
Head back into your games list and you should see that the server has been added and ready for you to play.
Now all that’s left is for you to enjoy the game!
Are you playing Minecraft: Pocket Edition multiplayer on your Lumia? Are you playing locally or within a server? Let us know below.
When Minecraft: Pocket Edition‘s ($6.99) Friendly Update hit yesterday, we got numerous new features. However, the biggest one is easily Minecraft Realms becoming available to mobile and Windows 10 users. If you don’t know what Realms is, think of it as a paid multiplayer server hosting service provided by Mojang itself. The goal of this service when it was conceived a few years back was to take the hassle out of establishing your own server while at the same time offering a safe environment for people of all ages to play Minecraft together. With 0.15 update finally bringing Realms to iOS and Android, we’ve put together a guide to help you navigate this new feature and help you create or join a Realms server to enjoy Minecraft: Pocket Edition with friends.
Creating a New Realm
So, you’ve decided you want to go ahead and create your own Realm; now what? The first step is to start MCPE and go to the Play menu. After you tap on the second tab, Realms, you’ll see a “Sign In to Xbox Live to Try” button at the bottom of the screen (unless you have already signed in to your Xbox Live account on the home page). When you tap on that button, you’ll be taken to a page where you can create a new Microsoft Account or sign in to your existing one. Once you sign in/sing up, you’ll be taken back to the app, but now you’ll be able to see the Realms menu (if you don’t like your Xbox gamertag anymore, you can change it by following these instructions).
On the top of the screen, you’ll see the New Realm button. Tapping on that takes you to the Create a Realm window. There, you pick the name of your Realm – the default is “(your username)’s Realm – and then you can pick one of two tiers, 2 Users or 10 Users. The 2 Users Realm allows 2 players in a Realm (three with you, the owner) and costs $3.99 per month. The 10 Users allows 10 (of course) and costs $7.99 a month. Currently, Mojang is running a free-month promotion for the 10 Users Tier, but keep in mind that as far as I can tell, you get that promotion only for the first Realm you create, so create wisely.
Managing Your Realm
Once you tap the “Create for $… per month” button at the bottom of the screen, you’ll see a tab with the name of your Realm. The tab also has a number, which shows how many players are currently in the Realm. The Pencil icon next to the name is the Settings tab where you can manage your Realm after you create it. Once you tap on that, you’ll see three buttons – World, Players, and Subscription. In the World tab you can change the Realm name, change difficulty level (keep in mind there’s no Hardcore difficulty in Realms), switch between Survival and Creative modes, as well as reset the world to its original state (remember, with great power comes great responsibility). The Players tab lets you add or remove friends from your Realm (I’ll talk about this in more detail further below), and the Subscription tab allows you to manage your subscription or close the Realm.
If you tap on Manage Subscription, you’ll be taken to the iTunes Subscriptions menu. Once there, you can see your subscription type (free trial or paid) along with the date it will end. Below that, in the Renewal Options, you’ll see how much you are paying a month, when the payment date is, and a switch to turn Automatic Renewal on or off. If you leave it on, the payment will be automatic and your Realm will not be closed.
Managing Your Friends List and Adding Friends to your Realm
Once you create your Realm, you’ll want to add friends, and since everything works through Xbox Live now, they’ll need to have an Xbox Live account if they are to join your Realm. If you want to Add Friends to your Friends list, you go to the Play tab once more and then tap on Friends on the top right. Then, you tap on Add Friend. There are three ways to find more friends: you can link your Facebook account, you can find them through your phone contacts, and you can find them through their gamertag.
Once you do any or all of those, you’ll be able to go back to the Players tab in the Realms Settings menu and add up to 10 players to your Realm. Remember that you can remove any of them when you want to. You can also add friends to your Realm while playing in your Realm by tapping the pause button on the top right and then tapping the Invite Player tab. This menu allows you to send multiple invites if you want to.
Joining a Friend’s Realm
If you don’t want the hassle of making your own Realm or simply want to visit a friend’s Realm for fun, you’ll have to receive an invitation from the owner. If you are invited to a Realm, you’ll see the invitation in the Realms tab, to the right of the New Realm button. There’s a small envelope icon there, and that’s where you can see whether you have any invitations and accept them or decline. You can also check the “Only show invites from Friends” button if you find you are getting spammed with invites (although I doubt that will be a problem for most).
If you’ve ever played Realms on Minecraft PC, do keep in mind that many of the PC options and features are missing from MCPE Realms. For instance, the owner in MCPE Realms can only add/remove players and change difficulty and game mode. And, more importantly, in MCPE Realm owners don’t have admin commands yet.
We have a video tutorial on how to connect to your MCPE server:
If you would like to join a Minecraft Pocked Edition (Bedrock Edition) server, there are a few things to consider:
- The server must be running any Minecraft Pocket/Bedrock Edition server type.
- Have Minecraft: Pocket Edition installed on a supported platform e.g. Windows 10, Mobile Devices (NOTE: Xbox, PlayStation, and Windows 8.1 devices do not support joining servers via IP).
- Your Minecraft: Pocket Edition application must be the same version that the server runs on. You can find the version on the bottom-right corner of the application.
HOW TO IDENTIFY YOUR SERVER ADDRESS (IP & PORT)
To get started, you need to identify the address of the server you want to join. If you own a Shockbyte server, you can find your server address on your Multicraft server panel. This will be labeled as Server Address.
In the example above, the server address is 192.168.2.1:12345 . Breaking this down, the Server IP is the set of numbers before the : symbol, and after this are the last five numbers which are the Server Port.
HOW TO CONNECT TO YOUR POCKET / BEDROCK EDITION SERVER
Now that you have the server address, you’re ready to join the server by following the steps below:
- On the Minecraft Pocket Edition application, press the Play button.
- Navigate to the Servers tab.
- On the Servers tab, press the Add Server button.
- Enter your Server Name, Server Address, and Port.
- Press Play to quickly join the server. You may also select Save to add the server to the servers list.
You’re done! You can now play on a Minecraft Pocket Edition (Bedrock Edition) server.
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Guide on How to Make a Minecraft Server!
You may think that this is just another one of those stupid guides that doesn’t tell you how to make a private Minecraft server — it just tells you how to host a global server. But let’s just say that you have a friend that went away for the summer or he moved
away and you want him to play on your customized Minecraft world, so, this is a guide!!
Step 1: Go to minecraft.net and download the launcher for the LATEST server software. Click here to get a tutorial on how to setup the Minecraft Server environment. Don’t worry; it’s easy!
Step 2: After you have downloaded the software and ran it, and changed the ELUA to true, you want to go to logmein.com to download Hamachi, a hosting company. It’s free. Dowload Unmanaged. Make sure to create an account if you don’t have one.
Step 3 : Once you have downloaded and installed Hamachi and the Minecraft server platform, go ahead and run Hamachi, and log in. After that, click “Create New Network,” and fill in the following fields.
Step 4 : After that, you should see an IP that does not start with 192.168 or 127.0.0.0. Right click the IP and make sure you select “Copy IPv4 Address,” not IPv6.
Step 5 : Go into the “server.txt” file that came with your server file. Open it in a text editor application, such as Notepad++ or Windows Notepad. Change “server-ip:” to your copied IPv4 Address. You can paste by right clicking or doing CTRL+V. Make sure there are NO SPACES.
Step 6 : Now, with the Minecraft Server file open and running, you can now close Hamachi. Do not close the tray icon though. Open Minecraft and type the IPv4 Address into the server info. DONE! Enjoy!
The beauty of the Raspberry Pi 3 is that you can tinker and do fun stuff to your heart’s content. This tiny $35 computer lets you do anything.
The Pi I have runs Raspbian for other uses. I keep several micro SD cards, each with different applications and swap them to get more out of the same Pi.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to set up a Minecraft machine on the Pi 3 from scratch. Minecraft is a fun game that lets you build whole worlds however you want, by yourself or with friends. Having your own Minecraft server gives you full control over the game.
I set up a Minecraft server because we don’t watch TV, but we have one TV in the kids’ area, and I have hooked a Pi to it so my son can play Minecraft.
In the next two tutorials, you’ll learn how to transform your Pi 3 into your own custom Netflix/Pandora-like streaming service with Plex Media Server and then how to use the Pi as a Plex media player to stream content directly to your HDMI-enabled TV.
What you need:
HDMI enabled monitor
Power adapter for Pi
Micro SD card (I am using 32GB capacity)
Ethernet or Wireless connectivity
We are using the NOOBS distribution installer, just to make things easier for new users. Download NOOBS from the official site and extract the content. Next, plug in the micro SD card and format it as FAT32. Then copy all the extracted files to the root of the SD card. Note: Don’t copy the entire folder, copy the content of the folder.
Plug the card into the Raspberry Pi , connect the monitor via HDMI, connect the mouse/keyboard and plug in the power supply. If everything goes well, you will see the NOOBS window, where you can choose the OS that you want to install; I recommend Raspbian. Once installed, it will reboot and you are logged into your brand new Raspbian OS running on Raspberry Pi 3. Now connect the network (I recommend ethernet to get faster download speed) and update the system:
If you want you can also change the user password. The default username is pi and the password is raspberry . Change the password by typing the command, and then the new password at the prompt:
Now install these packages for OpenGL Driver for improved graphics:
Now it’s time to enable OpenGL drivers:
Here you will see the option to expand the file system and change the password. We don’t need either of those because NOOBS automatically expands the file system and we have already changed the password. Skip everything and go to the advanced option.
Scroll down to find AB GL Driver , hit enter and then select yes to enable. (note: the mouse won’t work, so use the arrow keys).
Reboot the system. Once rebooted, check if OpenGL is enabled, run ‘glxgears’ in the terminal and you should see gears turning.
Install Minecraft packages
First, we need to create directories for Minecraft:
Change directory to Minecraft:
Now log into your Minecraft account and download the Minecraft.jar file for Linux to the Minecraft directory that we created. Install the launcher and log into your account:
Click on the edit profile option and select version 1.8.9 from the list, save the profiles. If you get any error (there is a possibility of an error related to ‘execstack’), please close Minecraft and run these commands to patch some files:
Then update the libraries:
Change directory to Minecraft folder:
And download the ‘run’ script:
Make it executable:
Now either browse to this script from the file manager and open it by clicking on it, or run it from the terminal, and you will have Minecraft running on your machine (image below)
That’s it! Once it’s installed, you can start playing Minecraft on your your system. Build new worlds, invite your friends to play on your server, and keep tinkering with your new Pi 3.
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how do I connect to each other with lan without data or internet on minecraft pocket edition can I use Bluetooth or is there any bugs?
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Yes, a wireless router will be enough for playing MC PE (even if the router doesn’t have Internet connection). Just go to settings in MC PE while playing in a world, select multiplayer and enable both sliders (Multiplayer game and visible to LAN players.)
A way connect without using a router: (Doesn’t work on iPad)
Turn on personal hotspot and turn on Wi-Fi on the device which has the world you want to connect (It’s called “host”), now you should choose that device from Wi-Fi network list in device settings from the other device.
Currently MC PE doesn’t support Bluetooth multiplayer officially, but there are tricks to do that.
Option 1: (The host must be an iOS (Apple) device.)
Download Multiplayer for Minecraft PE (Paid), set up your server and turn on Bluetooth.
Option 2: (The host mustn’t be an iPad.)
Turn on personal hotspot and turn on Bluetooth, your friend should choose your device from bluetooth device list in device settings.
Here’s how to enable personal hotspot on Apple devices and Android devices.
Last step to do
If you did one of these, your friend should see your world on world list like this:
A lan can be many things, multiple devices on a router for example. But lan is more defined as computing devices that communicate.
You can achieve this by connecting two computers with a lan cable, no router required.
You can make a lan using Bluetooth, or just a phone hotspot.
You can even make a lan using one pc. You can run a program that runs two separate versions of 64bit Windows that can communicate to eachothers and render it in split screen. (Similar but not quite what console split screen does)
All from the same pc.
This guy, In the comments, you can tell he doesn’t know what he’s doing. The devices need some means of communication, they are not magic. The comment was not well worded but I did my best to decipher your text. If it’s a Xbox you are going to want to connect to her phone’s hotspot.
She will by default have the same ip, because your just a extention of her phone’s data.
I am not sure how it works on Xbox, but Xbox might require you to login.
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Factions. One of the first and most popular gamemodes seen in Minecraft Servers. With this awesome gametype, you can join friends, build a powerful base, raid your enemies, and strive to become the most powerful faction in the server. Have you ever wanted to own your own Minecraft Factions server but didn’t have the technical skills to make one?
Want to get a jump start on a new Factions server? Our premade Bukkit/Spigot 1.15.2 Factions server is the perfect fit for you. All of the hours of building and configuring have been completed for you and you will have the best factions server set up in a few minutes!
How to install Factions
- Navigate to your server control panel.
- Stop your server.
- In the JAR File list select “Factions 1.15.2 (premade)”
- On the popup, select Change version
- Select Create a new world
- Click Restart now
- Done! Now just load up Minecraft 1.15.2 and join your server to start playing Factions.
Pre configured Permissions
The pre-made Minecraft faction server comes with several plugins already installed. The main plugins used here are going to be Essentials, Worldguard, Factions, Worldedit, PermissionsEx, Vault, and ClearLagg. All of these have been installed and configured on the latest builds. Just log in, run the permex commands to add yourself to the right group, and start playing.
There are several initial permissions ranks already preconfigured. By default, no user can break blocks in the spawning area as it is all protected with Worldguard. As OP you, of course, can still make edits to your world. These worldedit functions have been restricted to OP only in addition to other basic functionality like ban players. Out of the box, the factions server is anti-grief protected.
Pre configured backups
The factions server comes with premade scheduled tasks generating backups once a day during low usage hours. This backup will ensure that if anything were to ever happen to your world you will never lose your data. To restore to the server world backup follow the how to use a backup tutorial.
With the addition of WorldGuard and Permissionsex your server has been protected from popular forms of griefing and spawn breaking. Choose wisely when giving users ranks and permissions as the higher ranks can allow them to break your world.
The custom spawn is complements of Playman from PlanetMinecraft. You can find the original seed here. The spawn schematic has been placed in a random seed with good biome generation tested for quick exciting gameplay. Custom additions have been made including the additions of store items, spawn points, message boards, and hidden areas.
The preconfigured store works with vault right away. It is set up with all items, pricing, and configuration established to let your in-game economy start working right away. Use the signs found in the large Mansion on the hillside to enter the store area. You have full ability to customize the area as you wish.
The enchantment library has already been set up and works with vault to provide all the enhancements needed for an active factions server. Use the signs found in the large Mansion on the hillside to enter the store area. You have full ability to customize the area as you wish.
A protected area to test your might. The arena lies to the northwest of the spawn area. The arena is set with Worldguard regions. This means that all players inside of the arena area are automatically placed in PVP combat. Players can battle to the death with all their friends watching inside of the safety of the surrounding protected spawn area.
Directly in front of the natural spawn area, the message board is set to provide communication between you and your server users. Rules, Information, Dates, and potentially portal signs can all be placed here by admin roles.
The map has been filled with secret areas and hidden treasures. Explore the grounds to find them all and claim the hidden room for yourself. The team at Apex had fun when making this and we wanted to share it with everyone!
Factions is an amazing pvp based gamemode. On top of being the most infamous pvp mode in all of Minecraft, this gamemode offers tons of custom features. From anti griefing implementations to hidden secrets made by our very own team, you’re bound to enjoy everything it has to offer.
Minecraft – Overview
In 2011 one of the most popular video games was released: Minecraft.
Developed by the Swedish company Mojang, it has reached over 176 million sales. Today Minecraft counts more than 112 million monthly active players.
As the game is fully customizable, hosting your own Minecraft Instance will provide you with complete freedom to modify the gameplay towards your preferences.
What is Minecraft?
Minecraft is a video game that allows players to build a 3-dimensional world using various blocks. It is a task that requires creativity from the players who can design and build their virtual world. Users can mine and break down nearly every block in Minecraft by drilling and then collecting them. These broken-down pieces can then be collected and assembled to create new items. The currently available Java Edition allows players to customize the game with mods towards their preferences, creating new gameplay mechanics, items, textures, and assets.
As there is no specific goal to accomplish, there is no given way how to play Minecraft. Players can achieve anything they want by themselves.
However, some pre-defined game modes are available:
- Creative Mode, which allows players to build whatever they can imagine from the limitless resources given to them.
- Survival Mode, where players have to gather natural resources such as wood and stone by exploring the world. Players also need to build a house to protect themselves against enemies and source food to survive.
The game supports Multiplayer mode, enabling multiple players to interact and communicate in a single world. Players can either connect to one of the publicly known worlds or build their world with their friends by using a private Minecraft server.
Why should I run my own Minecraft server?
By setting up your own Minecraft server, you can set the gameвЂ™s rules and invite all of your friends to play with you. You can install all the mods you want and customize your world with elements that were not initially available when the game was programmed.
The Minecraft server is a Java application and runs perfectly on Scaleway Instances, allowing you to deploy your own Minecraft Instance in just a few minutes.
How can I create my own Minecraft server maker?
Deploying your own Minecraft server can be done in a few easy steps on a Scaleway Development Instance. In case you do not have an Instance yet, start by deploying your first Instance.
Connect to your Instance using SSH.
Update the apt packet cache and upgrade the software already installed on the Instance:
Install OpenJDK, an open-source implementation of the Java Platform and the GNU Screen package.
Create a new minecraft user under which the Minecraft server application will run:
Enter the userвЂ™s new password, the password confirmation and the user details when prompted.
Switch into the minecraft user account:
Change into the userвЂ™s home directory:
Download the Minecraft server maker application by using wget . The link for the latest version of the application is available directly on the Minecraft Server website:
Run the Minecraft server application with the following command:
The flags -Xms and -Xmx define the minimum and maximum amount of RAM that can be used by the Minecraft server application. You may adjust these values to your needs. For best performances, it is recommended to leave the minimum value at 1024M .
During the first run, the application creates a file eula.txt . Open the file in a text editor (for example nano ) and change the value of eula from false to true :
Then save the file by pressing on CTRL+O and exit nano by pressing CTRL+X.
Take ownership of the current shell to avoid issues with the screen command:
Create a new screen to run the Minecraft application in:
Re-run the Minecraft server maker application:
The following output informs you that the Minecraft server application is running:
Once the application is running, move the screen in the background by pressing CTRL+a followed by d. The session is being moved to the background. To resume the running session use the command screen -r .
You can now log off your Instance and start configuring your Minecraft client.
The Minecraft server created above uses the standard settings. If you want to create a new world, modify the level-name directive in the server.properties file as well as other settings accordingly. For more information refer to the official documentation.
How can I connect to my own Minecraft server maker?
When your server is up and running, connect it to the Minecraft game client.
Download and launch the Minecraft client on your local computer.
After logging into your Minecraft account, click the Multiplayer button.
Click Add Server and enter a name for your server and the public IP address of your Instance.
Your server is now listed in the servers list. Click the server and then Join Server to connect to it.
Congratulations! You are now connected to your own Minecraft server:
You may simply take a minecraft server as a game that you have created for yourself like the game of rummy or solitaire that when you play along with your friends becomes an inexplicable memory for all and this is the only purpose for which people build minecraft servers. If you wish to create a minecraft server for yourself to play games along with your friends that can join you within that for the purpose of playing, you may choose to go for the tips that we are mentioning here:-
How to Make a Minecraft Server
1. First of all create a quick game for yourself:-
Let it be any game Say rummy, let it is single player or multi player. You just need to Start the game and then press “Esc” to open the menu. Now in that menu you just need to make a Click on “Open to LAN” and then you can select the game mode for the other players as well as yourself the way you will like to play it. You may keep it to be adventure game or survival game etc. and if you wish that the other players can be enabled with cheats, you can allow it else you also get an option to block cheats as well.
2. Now make a click over “Start LAN world:-
An address will be depicted that you have to note down. The same address can be bought in use for sending to your friends in order to play games with them and make them join along with you, but these should have my craft on their computer sets and they will need to be on the same server.
3. Switching between Multiplayer and Single Player:-
The network scan would have to be completed first of all as the servers always need to be checked if the data speed or network is eligible for the connection or not and then you can make the desired settings within the minecraft server. Simply switch between the single player or multi player and then go for making the rest of desired changes.
4. It is simply to be On the Server and To Join the Game:-
To make any game within the minecraft server is just like simply to stay connected with the server and to join the game along with your friends playing with them the way you and your friends wish it. Simply provide them the link designated for playing the game and they can get connected with you over the server to play games your way.
5. Add it manually With the Server:-
You can also add a game manually to the server. It is just like make, change the settings, procure the server link and then distribute it to those whom you wish to connect while gaming and even the others can follow the same procedure in order to create the minecraft server like you have made it. Enabling the cheats will spoil the flavor of game sometimes and thus when you use the facility to block cheats, the games become another kind of fun for you as well as your friends.
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How to Make & Play on a Private Server in Minecraft
It’s no secret that a lot of Minecraft’s charm comes from the ability of users to play online with their friends. From user-generated content to seasonal events, there’s no limit to the amount of fun to be had in Minecraft, though sometimes the experience is best enjoyed with a smaller group of people. It’s for this reason that private servers exist, as they allow for friends to get together in the comfort of their own digital home without having to worry about strangers or other factors affecting you and your buddies’ enjoyment of the game.
To become a host and allow your friends the ability to join you on your own personal server, you’ll first need to make sure that you have the latest versions of both Minecraft and Java installed. You can do this for the game by clicking on its launcher and waiting for it to update itself automatically. As for Java, open Internet Explorer and visit here. Click “Agree and Continue” and follow the onscreen prompts. If nothing happens, your Java is up-to-date.
Next, create a folder on your computer’s desktop so as to easily find all the files you’re about to download. Go here and click on “minecraft_server.1.12.2.jar” to begin downloading the file. Make sure that you place it into the desktop folder you just created.
Now that the JAR file is where it belongs, create a text file inside the folder. If you don’t know how to do this, click “Home” on the folder window and “New Item” in the “New” section of the toolbar. You should be able to create your text document via the drop-down menu.
Go back to the website where you downloaded the JAR file and copy the red highlighted text. Copy this command and paste it into the text file you just created in the folder. Once this is all done and you’ve made sure that the red text is the only text appearing in the file, save the text file as a BAT file as you would on Word or PowerPoint (by clicking on “File” and then “Save As”).
Beside your JAR file should now appear an image with a couple of gears in it. Double-click on your newly created BAT file to prompt the creation of your very own Minecraft private server. Once the server is done manifesting itself, several files will appear.
There should be one text file named “eula” now. Click on this to have your computer take you into Notepad. Indicate that you agree to the End User License Agreement by changing the portion that reads “eula=false” to “eula=true,” then save and close the document. Double-click on your BAT file again to allow your server setup to resume and if prompted, click “Allow Access” to complete the process.
With all that out of the way, it’s time to actually connect to your personal server and play! Open Minecraft as you normally would and click “Play.” Click “Multiplayer,” then “Direct Connect” near the bottom of the window. A text field will open and allow you to type in “localhost.” Do this and click “Join Server” at the bottom to open the server you’re hosting and frolic around to your heart’s content.
Of course, this would be a lot better with friends involved. To invite them to your private server you have to first make sure that port forwarding is enabled on your router, or that an exception is made in your computer’s firewall. To do this, open your router’s page and click on the “Port Forwarding” section. Create a new rule that you’ll remember, like “Minecraft.” Make sure that your protocol is set to “TCP” and set up the entry and exit port as 25565. Save and reboot your router if needed.
Find out your public IP address by clicking here. Make sure that you’re giving out this line of text only to trusted people, as anyone with this address can join your game. Send your IP information to your friends to have them join your private server. If they’re not sure how exactly to do this, have them click on “Multiplayer,” then “Direct Connect,” then enter the IP address you just gave them. You should be able to see them join you in-game very shortly after that.
And there you have it. Again, be sure to only give that IP address to people you know you can trust. All that’s left to do now is enjoy your new private server with friends! For more helpful guides, be sure to search for Twinfinite.
A simple 10-step guide to create a world for you and your friends — in less than 10 minutes!
Today, I will be showing you the easiest way to set up a public vanilla Minecraft server for you and your friends, without spending a single dollar. Without further ado, let’s begin!
In whatever directory you choose, create a new folder — this is where all of the server files will be downloaded and run from.
You can download the official Minecraft Server .jar file here. Save it to the server folder you just created.
In order to actually host the server, you will need a script to run the .jar file. Open a new text file, and copy the following command into it:
The minecraft_server.1.16.4.jar is the current Minecraft server version available at the time of writing this. If there is a new version released, simply change this to the name of the .jar file that you previously downloaded.
The -Xmx and -Xms flags are allocating the memory used for the server. If you want to increase these values, you can (in muliples of 1024).
If you are on Windows, save this file as run.bat . If you are on Linux, save this file as run.sh . Make sure you change the extention from .txt so that the file can be properly executed.
If you are on Windows, simply double click the newly created run.bat .
If you are on Linux, you will first have to make the file executable. First, type the command chmod +x run.sh . This enables the script you just created to be executable. Then, you can run the script with ./run.sh .
After running the script, you will see warning about accepting the EULA agreement. Close this window, and if you look back in the server folder, you will see a number of new files that have been generated. Open the file eula.txt , change the line eula=false to eula=true , and then save and close the file.
Now that the EULA agreement is accepted, you can run the script to start the server again ( run.bat or run.sh ). You should see more new files that were generated in the server folder. Once the configuration is set up and the world is generated, you can test to see if your server works.
Open Minecraft and click on multiplayer. In the server address bar, enter localhost and click connect.
Congratulations, you now own your very own Minecraft server! But now, you want to be able to play with friends, so you will have to open up the server to incoming connections.
You will need to find your internal (private) IP address in order to port forward in the next step, and you will need your external (public) IP for other people to connect to your server.
First, to find your internal IP:
Open the command prompt by typing cmd into the search bar and hitting enter. Type the command ipconfig and you will see the list of Wi-Fi cards and Ethernet adapters.
If you are on Linux, open a terminal with ctrl + alt + t . Type the command ifconfig and you will see the list of Wi-Fi cards and Ethernet adapters.
Depending on how you are connected to the internet (Wi-Fi or Ethernet), look for the IPv4 Address (which starts with 192.168) under your internet connection type — this is your private IP address.
To find your external IP:
You can simply type “my IP” in Google and it will provide your public IP address. Alternatively, you can go to https://whatismyipaddress.com/ and it will also tell you your public IP address.
Port forwarding is the process of opening up a specific port on your local network, so that incoming traffic can connect to a service. In this case, we will be opening up the default Minecraft port, 25565.
In order to port forward, you must have admin access to your local network. Many home routers can be accessed by typing 192.168.1.1 in a web browser. Enter the admin credentials, and look for the “port forwarding” settings. This is usually under an “advanced settings”, “advanced setup”, or “networking” tab.
For example, on a NetGear router, port forwarding is found under “Advanced” -> “Advanced Setup” -> “Port Forwarding/Port Triggering”.
Here, you will want to click on “Add Custom Service”. Give the service name anything recognizable, like “Minecraft Server”. Under the service type, make sure TCP/UDP is selected. For the internal and external port ranges, enter the default Minecraft port “25565”. Finally, for the interal IP address, enter the private IP that you found in step #7. Click apply, and then your changes will be saved.
Open the server.properties file with your text editor of choice, and scroll down to where server-port and server-ip are. Make sure the server-port is set to the port that you just opened for port forwarding, and server-ip is your internal (private) IP address.
These two fields should look like:
(192.168.1.88 will be whatever your private IP is.)
You can also change other Minecraft settings in this file, such as difficultly, game mode, PvP, etc. Once you make all your changes, save and close this file.
Now that the port is open for communication and the settings are properly configured, run the server again by either clicking the run.bat file (Windows) or running the command ./run.sh (Linux). Once the server is finished loading, you can test to see if your server works via your public IP address that you found in step #7. Voilà! You and your friends can now play on the server by entering this same public IP address into their Minecraft clients!
Minecraft has been a huge part of my gaming history, and I get so much nostalgia every time I create a new world. I put this guide together to help everyone be able to share this same experience. There are so many ways to create a Minecraft server, but I wanted to write a guide to provide the simplest and quickest way to help you get started. If this if your first time creating your own Minecraft server, or you’ve done it a hundred times before, I hope this guide was easy to follow, and I wish you the best of luck.
Thank you for reading along — Your new world awaits!
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