Introduction: How to Make a Minecraft Server

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Hi Guys!

This is an instructable on how to make a Minecraft server. Again this is for Mac. (sorry windows) ;)

Let's get started!

Step 1: Folder

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Make a folder on your desktop call it whatever you want.

Step 2: Download

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Download the minecraft_server.jar Here and put it in the folder. Open it. A bunch of files will appear.

Step 3: Code

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open textedit and type:


cd "$(dirname "$0")"

exec java -Xms2G -Xmx1G -jar minecraft_server.jar noggin

(no spaces)

save the file and name it start.command . put it in the folder as well.

Step 4: Terminal

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Open terminal. type in chmod a+x. DO NOT press enter. press space and then drag the start.command file into the terminal window. NOW press enter. notice in the second picture.

Step 5: Eula.txt

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go on the eula.txt file in the folder change the false to true.

Step 6: Open Server

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click again on the Minecraft_Server.jar. This time it will not quit.

Step 7: Go on Server

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to go on the server, go on minecraft launcher and go on multiplayer and click on direct connect and type localhost.

Step 8: Multiplayer

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To make other people able to play, tell the ip address and a random name.


SuperAGstarsA (author)2016-04-07

agh last step wt!!!!

oripotam (author)SuperAGstarsA2016-06-03

To let other people play, Tell your friends the name and ip address of your server. The server app has to be open.

Aussie_Fog (author)oripotam2016-12-19

Whenever I change the IP address it can't connect, is that a problem?

Aussie_Fog (author)2016-12-19

I did it, thanks for the help!

bammer951 made it! (author)2016-12-10

Nice one

bammer951 (author)2016-12-10

Hello i just wanted to say the instructions are for a mac i have a windows. Its a lot easier to do on windows you just launch the jar and bam you got it. But you have to agree to eula

pie999 (author)2016-03-09




oripotam (author)pie9992016-06-03

It is called Terminal.

Daniel Butcher (author)oripotam2016-11-24

I can't find Terminal!

Alice inP (author)2016-10-20

how to you find you server ip?

CoderStephen (author)2016-09-03

where do you find the server ip?

ahock38 (author)2016-07-07

how do i add a map to it

JohnTheReither (author)2016-03-02

can you also find out how to add maps

oripotam (author)JohnTheReither2016-06-03

Do you mean to the server? Or do you mean maps to play on?

JohnTheReither (author)2016-03-02

Can you show how to change the IP name

pie999 (author)JohnTheReither2016-03-09

what is the command thingy called

oripotam (author)pie9992016-06-03


TheLovelyChicken (author)2016-03-28

How do you open text edit?

Go on launchpad, click on "Other", then click on the app "TextEdit". Alternatively, press Command-Space which opens a search bar that you can search the app.

oripotam (author)2016-06-03

Hey Guys, this is for mac only. There is a different version for windows.

UNDERTALE_iz_cool (author)2016-05-27

NU to hard

Pres_Doge (author)2016-03-19

too much stuff

Pres_Doge (author)2016-03-19

not really helpful

zora giacomelli (author)2016-01-01

=P ????????????????

oripotam (author)2015-12-17


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