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Setting up a Minecraft server using __?__ OS

  1. #1
    BeeReBuddy African Astronaut [pimp your due marabout]
    I need it free and simple.
    Obviously it will probably be on some Linux this or that.
    Anyone have any experience?
    HELP
  2. #2
    Sophie Pedophile Tech Support
    No experience running a minecraft server but you could do it on Linux if you want to, you don't even need a special 'Server' distro, as long as you can run Java and have some networking knowledge it shouldn't be too hard. You probably need some database software too, IDK what kind of database Minecraft Servers run on generally.
  3. #3
    https://www.google.com/search?minecraft+server+jar
  4. #4
    Lanny Hard in da champaignet
    Yeah, it’s like dead simple. Download a jar and run it. No db required, it uses flat files.

    They even gave instructions on the site: https://help.minecraft.net/hc/en-us/articles/360058525452-How-to-Setup-a-Minecraft-Java-Edition-Server
  5. #5
    troon Houston
    The easiest way is to just 'Open to LAN' your own game, and figure out port forwarding on your router. Good enough for playing with friends.

    For a dedicated server, it's more involved because you don't have a GUI (you'll be using headless mode). As pedo said, you're just running a Java program, but it's a bit more involved than that. You don't need any other database or stuff.

    https://minecraft.fandom.com/wiki/Tutorials/Setting_up_a_server

    If you just want the server for building worlds, you should check out Minetest too. It's similar, but free and easier to set up and manage. Last time I looked, NPCs and mobs were still a bit shit. Otherwise it's really good.
  6. #6
    AngryIVer African Astronaut [my jade controlled morrigan]
    It's easy as fuck, but the amount of required ram and shit ramps up kind of quick.



    Originally posted by troon The easiest way is to just 'Open to LAN' your own game, and figure out port forwarding on your router. Good enough for playing with friends.

    For a dedicated server, it's more involved because you don't have a GUI (you'll be using headless mode). As pedo said, you're just running a Java program, but it's a bit more involved than that. You don't need any other database or stuff.

    https://minecraft.fandom.com/wiki/Tutorials/Setting_up_a_server

    If you just want the server for building worlds, you should check out Minetest too. It's similar, but free and easier to set up and manage. Last time I looked, NPCs and mobs were still a bit shit. Otherwise it's really good.

    This is mostly true other than you can get a front-end/GUI that does basic shit like show how many people are connected, who, what resources are being used, et cetera.
  7. #7
    see you boys on minecraft toniht
  8. #8
    Speedy Parker Black Hole [my absentmindedly lachrymatory gazania]
    Burp
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