These instructions are based on the at minecraft site. If you don’t need much help, go there. But if you like pictures, start here. This is the first part of a three part tutorial:. Part 1: Setup Server. Part 2: Setup Local Client.
- Stay away from the command line by starting a Minecraft server with a graphic user interface (GUI) by using this shell script on your Mac. Previously I demonstrated how to start a Minecraft server from the terminal in a screen. The server was running in a screen so it wouldn’t be effected by closing the terminal window.
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Part 3: Setup Internet Client Part 1: Setup Server the minecraft server jar file. Create a directory called ‘server’ and drag the jar file in there. Make a command file To make it easy to start your server, we are going to create a ‘start.command’ file.
Double clicking this file will launch your server. Open TextEdit (/Applications/TextEdit).
Set the format to plain text. Copy in the following text.
#!/bin/bash cd '$(dirname '$0')' exec java -Xmx1G -Xms1G -jar minecraftserver.jar Be sure to change the minecraftserver.jar to match the name of the jar in the directory (in my case minecraftserver.1.7.4.jar). Save it in the same directory as your jar file.
Make this command executable by opening a terminal (/Applications/Terminal) and typing chmod a+x with a space after it. Drag and drop the start.command file into the terminal window and then press enter. Double click the start server to start the server. If all works a new server window will open and you will see several errors about missing files and directories – don’t worry this is fine.
You’ve setup the server. Next we are going to configure Time Capsule so your server runs for everyone on your network. If you ran into problems, check this troubleshooting section for fixes. Troubleshooting server setup Unable to access jarfile error If you got ‘Unable to access jarfile’ when double clicking the start.command file, the filename in your start.command file doesn’t match the jar file name on disk. Fix this by opening the start.command file and changing the filename to be correct (make sure you get the numbers, in my case, 1.7.4 included in the file name). Rich-text-format error If your text file keeps wanting to rename itself start.rtf, it’s because you haven’t made the text file ‘plain text format’.
Go over the instructions again above, and make this file plain text format. Configure Time Capsule Before any clients can connect to our server, we need to configure Time Capsule to keep a static local IP address, and tell it what port number our server is going to be running on. You may need your mom or dad for this step (because it will require Time Capsule password).
Open System Preferences Network Click the advanced button in the lower right hand corner. And then the ‘TCP/IP’ tab. Where it says Configure IPv4, change that option to ‘Using DHCP with manual address’. Change the IP address to 10.0.1.x, where x can be any number from 1 to 100. Note the address you type here: 10.0.1.x.
You are going to need it later when we setup the Airport Utility Hit OK and go back to ‘System Preferences. You may need to save your changes before leaving the ‘Network’ preferences first. Now go to the ‘Sharing’ section of System Preferences and make sure that Internet Sharing is on.
Do this by first clicking on ‘USB Ethernet’ And then double clicking ‘Internet Sharing’ on the left hand side. When it asks you if you really want to enable Internet Sharing say ‘OK’. Now, open up AirPort Utility and edit your Time Capsule settings.
Click the Time Capsule image and then the ‘Edit’ button in the lower right. Go under Network and make sure the option Router Mode is set to DHCP and NAT. Now, click the + button under the Port Settings.
Type in the following:. Description: Minecraft Server (or whatever you want to call it). Private IP Address: The address you chose for the 4th step. Change everything with the word port in it to 25565. It should look something like this now. Now hit ‘Update’ and update the Time Capsule.
At this point you should be good. You have a server.
How To Set Up A Minecraft Server For Mac
You have a router that knows about your server and won’t try to change your IP address. Next we are going to setup the local client. And then after that the internet client. Part 2: Setup Local Client Part 3: Setup Internal Client.
Stay away from the command line by starting a Minecraft server with a graphic user interface (GUI) by using this shell script on your Mac. Previously I demonstrated how to start a.
The server was running in a screen so it wouldn’t be effected by closing the terminal window. Unfortunately you didn’t get a nice graphic based console and some terminal commands had to be used. For those of you running at home there is a way to run the server just by clicking a single file. Then administer your server naturally through a graphic interface!
This setup takes less than one minute. The terminal must be used briefly, just once, and in conjunction with a simple trag-and-drop action that everyone knows how to do. After the shell file is setup starting the Minecraft server program will be just as simple as double-clicking a file — literally.
Get the Minecraft server Download the latest minecraftserver.jar file from. Minecraft is a game written in Java. Before doing anything else ensure your Java is up to date by running your software update: Apple Icon - Software Update. Place your Java ARchive (jar) file in a new folder anywhere on your computer and make sure your web browser has not renamed it (it should be: minecraftserver.jar). Making the Shell Script Open a text editor, like TextEdit, and paste into it the text below: #!/bin/bash cd “$(dirname “$0″)” exec java -Xmx1G -Xms1G -jar minecraftserver.jar This script automates the processes of executing the Minecraft server in the Java runtime environment. You don’t need to change any of the text to make it work, but if your server jar file doesn’t match the name in the script exactly it won’t work. If you’d like you can customize the amount of memory allocated to the server by changing two parameters.Xmx controls the maximum amount of memory a server can allocate.Xms declares how much memory a server will start with.
Some people report a minor lag, or jitter, while the server increases its memory allocated and so prefer to set both -Xmx and -Xms to the same value. The value of these parameters is usually set in gigabytes ( G) or megabytes ( M) of RAM. For example a server allocated 1,500 megabytes of RAM would look like this: java -Xmx1500M -Xms1500M -jar minecraftserver.jar, while a server with 2 gigabytes of RAM would look like this: java -Xmx2G -Xms2G -jar minecraftserver.jar.
There is no need to allocate large amounts of memory to a home Minecraft server as any lag will usually be caused by the speed of your internet connection. The default setting of 1G should be sufficient, but if you experience lag try setting it a little higher and see if this helps.
Save the shell script as Plain Text. Name it start.command. Place the shell script in the same directory as your minescraftserver.jar file.
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Before running the shell script you must grant it the proper permissions in order to run and execute Java:. Open a terminal window (you’ll only have to do this once and it’ll be super easy). Terminal is located under Applications/Utilities. As soon as a terminal window opens type chmod a+x (make sure there is a space at the end). Open the folder where you saved start.command (the usual way in your graphic interface), drag it and drop it onto the terminal window. This should cause the complete path of the start.command file to appear after chmod a+x similar to this: computer$ chmod a+x /Users/computer/home/downloads/minecraft/start.command.
You could also have typed in the path name if you’re more familiar with how terminal works. Press enter. Close terminal and double-click start.command to run the server. The Minecraft server starting on a Mac with a GUI Now that your server is running the fun is just beginning. Administering your server and keeping up with player demands will be far more difficult than what you just did. For those of you wondering how to install plugins on your server, well those are different server mods and you’ll have to download a different.jar file. Start by looking into a and hopefully soon I’ll have some information for you on how to start a bukkit server.
Have you also tried running your in terminal? Why do you prefer one over the other? The Minecraft server and Minecraft game are produced by Mojang AB.
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