In this tutorial I'm going to show you how to set up your own Minecraft server,
with and without hamachi.
Let's get started shall we?
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE LATEST JAVA VERSION.
- Make sure that you have Java 6 installed. To do so first we need to open up CMD.
- In Vista/7 open the start menu and enter cmd in the search field, and press enter.
- In XP open the start menu and click Run, then enter cmd and press enter. You can also hold the Windows key down and press R to open Run.
- At the command prompt, enter the following command, and press enter: java -version
- Java then should display its version, and should read "java version 1.6"
- If you have a previous version (less than 1.6) or you get this error: "'java' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.", then you need to install/update the computers java version. You can do so at the java download page.
- After you installed the latest java try again with java -version. If you get an error at this point, try the following to add java to your system path.
- Right click Computer
- Click properties
- Click "Advanced system settings"
- Click "Environment Variables"
- Under system variables, find the Path variable.
- Click edit, and append to the end of the value: ";C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin"
- Now re-open the command prompt and try again.
I'm gonna start this of with the hamachi version, wich is the easiest and quickest way
to set up your own server, and the best if your just gonna make the server
for you and your friend(s).
1. So, first of all, make sure everyone that's gonna play on the server
has hamachi that can be downloaded @ Download Hamachi
2. Install hamachi and make your own network. Name it to your likings and make a easy password, for example Network: OMGIMSOOP Password: 1234
and have your friends join it once they have installed hamachi to.
3. Download the server software that can be found @ http://www.minecraft.net/download/Mi...=1284260938535
Put the .exe in a folder unless you want your desktop to get messy.
4. Now run the server.exe and when you see the message in the log that says "DONE!" close it down and go and find the Server-Properties
in for example Notepad, find the line where it says "server ip=" and enter your Hamachi-IP.
(It's found next to your name in your hamachi-window.)
5. Run server.exe again and it should connect to your Hamachi-IP.
When it's done saying something about "spawnarea" and alot of %
start up your minecraft and go into "multiplayer" write in the IP that you wrote in your Server-Properties A.K.A your Hamachi-IP.
Let the game load properly.
It might crash a few times and be laggy for the first minutes, but that is normal.
So, this step is a bit harder and takes more time, but it's the ultimate way if you wanna have a big server with people from many diffrent countries you don't even know.
1. Download the server like you would do in the hamachi way @ http://www.minecraft.net/download/Mi...=1284260938535
2. Run the server.exe and make sure it works, when it says "DONE!" close it down and go into the Server-Properties.txt.
3. If your computer is connected to a router, open and forward the port that is set for use with the server (The default is 25565). For help with port forwarding, portforward.com,
is a good source, alternatively one can read the documentation supplied with the router, modem, or other ISP related hardware.
4. Verify the port is open and note your external IP by using a open port check tool
5. To test your server (even if the ports aren't open), select the "Multiplayer" option in the game client (or browser client), and type in "localhost". For people connecting from the internet, they must connect using your external IP. This can be found using the open port check tool
mentioned earlier. The port must show as open for these users to connect.
If all else fails, the official Minecraft forums
have users with information and tutorials for hosting servers.
EDITING YOUR SERVER, MAKE YOURSELF OP/ADMIN.
So when your read this, I asume you have made your own server, and I bet you now want to make yourself op/admin over your own server so you have those fancy commands, maybe take away monsters, maybe change the world to the Nether?
Then take a look down below.
To make yourself op/admin, find the ops.txt and add your name, for example "Billy" if that is your Minecraft username, the name you use to log onto Minecraft.
Changing your settings to the Nether, take away the monsters and all that other fancy stoff is done in the Server-Properties.
If you need a guide to edit it, you can find one @ Server.properties - Minecraft Wiki.
That guide goes through the most basic stuff.
So I guess that's it for me.
Hope you understood my guide, if you ever come across this and you need help, feel free to post your questions and I'll try to get back to you whenever I'm on RaGEZONE.