Making my own server
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Hello people of WoM.

I wanted to start my own server for minecraft, so I went to minecraft.net , and downloaded the server software.

But when I extract the file minecraft-server.zip, then I only get:

- minecraft-server (executable jar file)
- README
- start server (batch file)

But in every tutorial I read about starting a server, people get more files.

I know I need the file server.properties, but thats not in there when I extract.

Can someone help me please?

Also, when people have their own server, what's the easiest program to make my own maps?

Thanks for the support, elwolvo.


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well...

First u click start batch it will see tht u dont have the files so it will make them
OMen is best for map makin
and u need to portforward as well

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Run batch file. It will make

Run batch file. It will make all remaining files you'll need.

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Thanks for the help, it

Thanks for the help, it worked!

But, whats portforward? ;p

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server trouble

whenever i try to run the batch, it doesnt do anything other than pulling up command prompt. if i try to use the url then the java turns off. i also want to know what portforward is

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server trouble 2

i got the same trouble as mothdemon please help is it because i use vista or something like that?

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@johandansejePulling up a

@johandanseje

Pulling up a command prompt is exactly what it is supposed to do. It is running the server in the background.  To connect to the server you have to find the URL in the server information and use that to see the game.  It will all make sense after you do it a couple times.

As far as port forwarding... that is something that your router does. You have to find out the port that Minecraft is using and the IP Address of your computer.  Google port forwarding for a plethera of more information.

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To port forward your minecraft server, do this:

go to command prompt, and type     ipconfig /all

make a note of your ip address, your subent mask etc etc...

type "192.168.1.1" into your address bar, and login.
(login details will usually be username: admin, password: admin, depending on your router).

go to the port forwarding section

type "25565" into both port boxes, and type your ip address into the ip box.

Go to my computer > network places > show connections

right click local area conection, go to properties, scroll down to TCP/IP, click it and press "properties"

Put your gateway, subnet mask, dns and ip addresses in there.

You're finished!

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i dont understand

Hey can somone here maby make a youtube vidio to show how do do it becuse i dont understand

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Youtube

Can some someone maybe make a youtube vid about it?

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Yes if someone could make an

Yes if someone could make an updated youtube video on the subject this would be greatly appreciated. Especially explain how you foward your server. That is the part I am stuck at :(    

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Whenever i run the .bat, it

Whenever i run the .bat, it says hit any key, so i do, but it just closes... any advice?

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Same here :/

Same here :/

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try to let it run for a bit

try to let it run for a bit if it doesnt do anything after a min then you should close it 

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Hmm.

If you run the .bat file as an Administrator it should be fine.

right click on the bat file and click run as administrator. if that doesn't work than you are probly a limeted user

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I managed to get it to work

editing cause first solution had problems and this one works better.

edit your "start server;bat" file from

@echo off

java -Xms512M -Xmx512M -cp minecraft-server.jar com.mojang.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer

pause

to

@echo off

"c:\program files (x86)\java\jre6\bin\java.exe" -Xms512M -Xmx512M -cp minecraft-server.jar com.mojang.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer

pause

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yeahh i got some problems on

yeahh i got some problems on how to put in commands and how to make my self become red name anyone want to help me with this problem

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how can I put on /lava, /water, /paint, /cuboid etc ?

Hello guys, I've a question : how can I put on /lava, /water, /paint, /cuboid etc ? I don't know how to edit the file "server.properties" with thoses commands,

is it "water=true" "lava=true" "paint=true" etc or is it not that ?
PS: sorry for english, it's not my mother tongue =)

Gogo'

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well

well if your using the server software you download on minecraft.net, then you have to code it, but for other server softwares like McLawl, McSharp and others they already have the command, some commands may differ tho in every softwares

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annoyed

whenever i try it says failed to load main class manifest, any advice

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server problem

i have the server software but there stays java wordt niet herkend als een extern programma

someone knows the problem?

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Making your server

Minecraft Server Creation

Now, I'm going to guide you all through a few little procedures that would be off great importance for starting your own minecraft server.



Which Server Type to Use?

Ok so, first off I'm going to recommend that you use something called a hey0 server mod. This will allow you to use groups, whitelists etc to create users with coloured names and different priveledges too.

More great things about the hey0 server mod are that you can add plugins, many, many plugins... My favourite ones are the Cuboid plugin; allowing to modify selected areas, use area protection etc, and the iConomy plugin; which allows you to have money and you can buy things and sell things to and from the server itself, so no shop staff would be needed. So in all, s'all good.

You can get this from "http://www.minecraftforum.net/viewtopic.php?t=23340".


How to Install the Server Software
  1. So, click the 'Download' button underneath where it says 'Latest Build:' and save it.
  2. Now, create a folder on your desktop or wherever and call it 'Server'.
  3. Go to the location that the .zip or .rar file downloaded to, right click it and select 'extract to...' and choose your destination folder to extract it to; 'Server'.
  4. Now go into your Server folder and open up 'bin'. Then double click the .bat file named server_nogui.bat and let it run.
  5. Once it's finished what it's doing either 'press any key to continue' or type 'stop' and then press any key to close it.
  6. Your server is now ready to be set up for online play.


Making your Server WorkTo get your server to run properly you must first follow these steps.

  1. You must find your IPv4 address. To do this (windows, not sure about mac sorry) click start/all programs/accessories/command prompt.
  2. Now you're going to want to type this in exactly as is here; 'ipconfig'.
  3. Look around until your find 'IPv4 address' and the number next to this is just what it says on the tin.
  4. Here's the tricky part, you want to go onto the site that controls your router, mine is 192.168.1.1 i'm not sure if this is the same for everyone. Go to something along the lines of 'Applications and Gaming' and click on ports or port forwarding.

*25565 is the default port for minecraft.
*For some you can use TCP/UDP instead of making two seperate ones.

You need to do these:

Add -> ipwan -> TCP -> 25565 -> 25565 -> 192.168.1.3 (whatever yours is)

And another one:-

Add -> ipwan -> UDP -> 25565 -> 25565 -> 192.168.1.3

These are both the same, but you change TCP to UDP.

NOW GO INTO YOUR SERVER FOLDER AGAIN

Go into 'bin' and right click on server.properties and open it in Notepad. Where it says server-ip* enter your local IP address after the = sign.


How Other People will Join you

For other players to be able to join you, they MUST enter your external IP address to connect to you. To find out what yours is go to, "http://www.whatsmyip.org/".

If you find that one day players can connect to you and the next they can't, your IP address has changed, in which case just go to that website to find it again.


Customising your Server

There are loads of ways to customise a hey0 server. Firstly you're going to want to go into your server properties again and change the fields to suit what you want.

After that you're going to want to get some plugins! A good start would be the Cuboid plugin and the iConomy plugin.

Now that it's all ready to roll you have some final things to change. Go into your groups.txt file and add some groups, how to do it is explained after the text after a # symbol. Most of the ones you will need are already set up but you can add another if you like, just like I added an 'owner' group in which I have administrative powers and a gold name.

Once you've set up your groups go into users.txt and add your name and group etc, once again the instructions are in there.

Congratulations, your server is all set up and ready to go ;)

Make sure to customise your server further and make it your own unique creation of awesomeness, adding extra plugins like the DalaJail plugin and many more.I hope this has helped, if you have further questions just post a reply and I will try to help you out ASAP.

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I think im missing some files

i think my server folder is missing some files as there is no administrator.txt file or players.txt or groups.txt

the only things in my folder are:
  • banned ip's
  • banned player's
  • ops
  • server log
  • server properties
whats missing please help

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friends connecting

First of all id like to say thanks for all the help MOLDYCHIP. followed ya instructions and now have a server where me and my friends can play together!
Only problem i have is noone can connect! They tried to connect and it says connection timeout.
Whats going on here? Is there a reason why this is happening?

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fCraft

guys the most easiest way to setup a server with already done commands is fCraft... try it.. I run 3 servers on it and they are great!! :)

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How do you make portals?How

How do you make portals?
How do you make the '/mb white [message]' blocks?

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every time i run it with

every time i run it with Winrar i get a mesage saying that new files where created and that i need to save over but every time i save over an error mesage shows up saying that the file is already in use

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How to join?

How can i join my server with wom client? plz awnser asap :)

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How to join?

How can i join my server with wom client? plz awnser asap :)

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Says

It says failed to connect... and my friends can't join either :(

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Working!

Wohoo!

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HELP!

Can i have some help...
I'm running windows 7 32-bit.
but i run the batch as a admin but it says ERROR occrurred during initialization of VM
could not reserve enough space for object heap
Press any key to continue.....
Please help...
i have 64.1 GB free of 129 GB on my pc...

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does anyone know how to use

does anyone know how to use wom on a server

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Trying to make my own minecraft server

I have downloaded x32 and x64 java and I have these files:

admins, banned, banned-ip, minecraft-server, players, README, server, server.properties, server_level.dat and start server. Admins, banned, banned-ip, players, server, server.properties, server_level.dat dont have anything in them although server_level.dat does but it closes straight away, I am very clueless whats happening and when i try to open "minecraft-server" It says this: "Failed to download Main-Class attribute from... etc." all these random places.

 

Any help would be excellent thank youu :)