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Hello, I am going to show you how to set up your own server in Minecraft.
 
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Step 1: First get the software.

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First, you need to get the software for the server from http://www.minecraft.net/download/ .

Step 2: Setting yourself as an op

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To be able to use console commands, you need to set yourself as an "op" (operator(I think)). To do this, put the Minecraft_Server.exe program into it's own folder, and run it. Once it displays "Done!", you can close it. You will notice that there are more files in that folder.  Open the text file "ops.txt", and type your Minecraft username. (Josh1324, Notch, ect.) For each new "op" you add, you need to put it on a new line.

Ex.
josh1324
Notch
...

Step 3: Editing the settings on your server

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First, open server.properties WITH NOTEPAD (or similar program). To make it so it will spawn monsters change
"spawn-monsters=false" to "spawn-monsters=true". Besides that, there wont be really anything else you will do here.

Step 4: Now you have to find your ip.

To find your ip adress, go here: http://www.whatsmyip.org/

Step 5: Fowarding the port

Right now, you could open up the minecraft_server.exe program and run minecraft and just type "localhost" in multiplayer. But, if you want to have other people on your server, you need to foward the port. Here is a tutorial of how to do it: http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/554-how-to-port-forward-your-minecraft-server-with-pictures/page__p__5310#entry5310

Step 6: Done!

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You're done! Enjoy your server!
***You need to have minecraft_server.exe running to connect to your server!
willchat1 year ago
What type of computer? Windows or Mac?
josh1324 (author)  willchat1 year ago
Windows
Thx
Elena60071 year ago
I CANT DO IT
tofujofu1 year ago
How do i get more RAM. It won't work. :(
josh1324 (author)  tofujofu1 year ago
Just buy a ram card and insert it directly into your computer (I think it ges into he motherboard)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPP9Q75RUoU
I took your advice but the problom is minecraft can't open the F***in server. it shows this error message every time:

Internal client error: java.net.SocketExeption: Permission denied: connect

can anyone help???
josh1324 (author)  The cameraman2 years ago
Did you properly forward the port?
vishalapr3 years ago
Finally someone appreciates mine-craft! I love the game!
you don't even know how many people play minecraft.
b1gdamnhero3 years ago
Is it a bad idea to set up a server on the same computer I use to play? It seems that could be rather CPU intensive and I don't want to fry anything.
josh1324 (author)  b1gdamnhero3 years ago
i don't know about it being bad for the cpu, but it definatley will slow down the internet.
Even though I'm 10 and i don't have minecraft YET I still needed to know this thanks!
mrmath3 years ago
If I do this, can I play the full Minecraft, where I can build and create things, or am I still limited to the unpaid version where I can only walk around and destroy blocks?
josh1324 (author)  mrmath3 years ago
this is for the full paid version. Not the free one.
hintss josh13243 years ago
and you need the full version to connect to the server
NatNoBrains3 years ago
My server: 5.112.96.7
Under construction !!!
DJ Radio3 years ago
You do realize you could put everything in a .zip file, and forwarding your port just depends on your router settings.