Introduction: How to Set Up a Minecraft Server 1.8.1

This is free and needs no equipment. It is fairly easy unless you use anything other than windows. If you don't have windows don't even bother reading this instuctable it won't work. TIP: You need the minecraft server window open for you to connect. TIP: if the IPv4 address changes to 127.0.0.1 DON'T panic that is what all computers call themselves locally.

Step 1: Go to Minecraft's Website

Go to https://minecraft.net/ and the website welcome screen pops up. Click the "download it here" link under Steve, not Buy Now. (Unless You Don't Own Minecraft)

Step 2: Download Minecraft Server Program

Click on minecraft_server 1.8.1.exe on the first line under the Multiplayer Server.

Step 3: Get the Starting Stuff

After it has finished downloading go to it (probably under downloads), move it to where you would like to have your minecraft server files to be and double click the "Minecraft server [version]" dirt block icon and click run, then two more icons will appear on your desktop

Step 4: Get All the Icons

Double click the "EULA" file. (EULA means "End User License Agreement" which basically means you agree to the terms.) Look at the sentence at the bottom of the document that says eula=false and switch the false to true and wait a few seconds, reopen the Minecraft Server program. Then new Icons will appear where the Minecraft Server is located. *Note do not move EULA or any other minecraft server files or when you try to run the server it will create a new Eula and other files

Step 5: Find Your IP

Open CMD, or command prompt. Now there should be a black window, type ipconfig into CMD, scroll down and look at the IPv[There Will Be A Number Here Probably] address that is your IP address, write it down.

Step 6: Editing Server Info

Your server is set up, however to make it more fun you can modify the properties.

#Minecraft server properties
#Mon Jul 13 11:08:18 EDT 2015
spawn-protection=Monsters Do not spawn in this radius around the player
allow-nether=Can Players enter the nether
gamemode=Survival, Adventure, Creative, Spectator
broadcast-console-to-ops=Tell when a command is executed to the operator
player-idle-timeout=How long a player can not move before they are kicked
difficulty= Peaceful, Easy, etc.
op-permission-level=How High An OP's Permissions are
enable-command-block=Can Command blocks work
max-players=maximum players that can join your server
network-compression-threshold=256
max-world-size=29999984
server-port=Which port on your computer is your server hosted on
server-ip=If your computer has many IPs
spawn-npcs=If your game spawns mobs
level-name=Worlds Name
view-distance=Render Distance
online-mode=Will it Give Everyone their account
motd=Name on The server screen

Step 7: Play on Your Server

Open minecraft server and minimize it. Now open minecraft, click multiplayer and go to the add server button and where it says IP address type in the numbers you wrote down, and YOU ARE DONE all you need to do now is click on the box says "A Minecraft Server".

Comments

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jmavdean (author)2017-07-12

I haven't abandoned this, and will be updating it with port forwarding soon.

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xfruiit (author)2017-07-06

i set it up and joined fine, as well as reset the map ( i figured that out ) and everything worked for me, but my friends couldnt join, halp

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BukkiOkazaki (author)2017-06-05

If you need a minecraft server same you would recommend a cheap 2 usd is very little so I leave the web site: https://ultimategameserver.com/es-lat/minecraft.php

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Minecrafter4435 (author)2016-02-23

Click start then click run type in cmd? what duz this meen?

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pres the start key and r at the same time. It does the same thing. Then type 'cmd' without the quotes, and press enter. you need to have a windows pc.

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Hold when u type cmd this shows up and and I can't find the IPv thing and what does "Address that this is yours thing mean?"

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JoeB295 (author)DeathRipper11232016-07-15

After you have the command prompt open, you type "ipconfig" in it and hit enter. Then you should be given a bunch of text, and whatever the "IPv4" address is, use that

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AwesomeEnderGuy (author)JoeB2952017-04-02

IPv4 just has . . . . . . . . . . .

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AwesomeEnderGuy (author)2017-04-02

wait where is the ip? I typed ipconfig, then pressed enter, and now I can't find the ip address

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TylerAnimeLover (author)2016-07-12

A black window didn't appear for me.

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jmavdean (author)TylerAnimeLover2017-03-02

Did you click the Windows logo, type run, then in the run window, CMD?

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Troll678Face1 (author)2015-12-08

I cant open it, It just closes itself right away.

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jmavdean (author)Troll678Face12017-03-02

Yeah, do two files appear on your desktop? (EULA)

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Bitsucat made it! (author)Troll678Face12016-06-23

Look onto your desktop and it there should be a file that says "eula" click that and edit where it says "Eula=false" and do "true."

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yazeedl1 (author)Bitsucat2017-02-23

when i download it i dint get the files, what should i do?

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ThatSanity (author)Troll678Face12015-12-21

Did you set your EULA to true? You must do that first and make sure you save.

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JonathanR90 (author)ThatSanity2015-12-23

i think he means the file itself

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Keatonyhhgyii (author)2016-08-22

Can u change the server ip from our own ip

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jmavdean (author)Keatonyhhgyii2017-01-18

Nope, sorry, you are hosting it from your own internet so you can only use your IP

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Saria57 (author)2016-12-25

Help pz

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jmavdean (author)2016-11-19

If you have not figured it out, it is solely a LAN (Local Area Networking) server. You will have to figure out how to port forward on your own.

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Nytogramming (author)2016-05-29

The website is now different so how do I do it on the new website????

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basicly the same way

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TaknaiZ (author)2015-12-23

Hey I edited the EULA and nothing happened.. Whats going on?

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jmavdean (author)TaknaiZ2016-04-16

Did You type it in EULA=true, if true is capitalized it won't work

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DeathRipper1123 (author)jmavdean2016-07-09

"The Stuff" isn't showing up on my desktop or anywhere I have no idea what is happening XD. This is the only thing that is showing up:

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Minecrafter4435 (author)jmavdean2016-05-18

nice profile picture, I'm whovian too!

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MuffinPost (author)TaknaiZ2016-06-16

I see that you asked this 6 months ago, but if you still don't have it figured out, you have to start the server again for the other icons to appear.

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Lakanive (author)2016-07-07

I edited the EULA and it won't work, i exited out of minecraft server, made sure true wasn't capatalized, what do I do?

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HannahT15 (author)2016-02-01

after i changed the true to false thing it opened up LOTS of files but which one do i open?

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MuffinPost (author)HannahT152016-06-16

that depends, what do you want to do?

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Mrcoolguy104 (author)2016-06-01

i dont have any eula file. Im really Confused. Here's all i see.

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dimitri99 (author)Mrcoolguy1042016-06-13

I’ve been playing Minecraft for about a year now and the allure of being
able to play it with my friends on our own server was too much to turn
away from. Setting it up takes a lot of technical knowledge though, and
as a tech noob, it proves to be more difficult than it should be.

Luckily, I stumbled upon http://www.mineserverguide.com and it made the
whole process a lot easier for me. The guide was clear, concise and easy
to understand even if you have no basic computer or networking
abilities.

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Blueblood7 (author)2016-04-21

I clicked the icon and it opened cmd then instantly closed. Nothing happens.

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Nytogramming (author)Blueblood72016-05-29

You need to edit a few values in order for it to work

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ThomasD39 made it! (author)2016-04-10

Well, I kinda figured it out myself, but i did the general same thing.

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Peanut901 (author)2015-12-21

How do you get the ip??

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AnoN4 (author)Peanut901 2016-01-06

go to ipchicken, that will tell you what ip ur using, you will only have to type in the ip cuz you're the host. other players have to use the port 25565. for example 192.45.76.125:25565

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ThomasD39 (author)AnoN42016-04-10

And u need portforwarding

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LoganK10 (author)2016-01-29

is this a Lan Server?

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ThomasD39 (author)LoganK102016-04-10

Yes.

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ThomasD39 (author)2016-04-10

[IMPORTANT] This is a good instructalbes, but anyone who wants to play on the server has to be on your wifi network. (or plugged into the ethernet port.)

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ThomasD39 (author)ThomasD392016-04-10

Oh, yes, it works for all versions of minecraft.

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your nan is respectable (author)2016-03-22

can people join from differnt countries?

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Not if you follow this tutorial. I will be making a worldwide tutorial soon.

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leonb26 (author)2016-04-07

LOL

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doomionthereal (author)2016-04-01

Thanks hopefully this helps me set up a server for me and my friends.

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EmergencyA made it! (author)2016-03-27

i HATE U ALL GUYS

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