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How to: Color your minecraft server MOTD/Minecraft MOTD color codes

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ArmanA145
Level 42 : Master Taco
Hey guys, today im gonna show you how to add color to your server's motd. This should work for both vanilla and bukkit, so enjoy!

u00A71=This
u00A72=This
u00A73=This
u00A74=This
u00A75=This
u00A76=This
u00A77=This
u00A78=This
u00A79=This
u00A70=This
u00A7d=This
u00A7b=This
u00A7c=This
u00A7a=This
u00A7e=This
u00A7f= This
u00A7l=This
u00A7n=This
u00A7o=This
u00A7k=Obfuscated (http://prntscr.com/2mil61)
u00A7m=This

Hope these work for you, they sure did work for me, and enjoy! Also all of the U's must have a backslash before them (example: http://prntscr.com/2mildz). Planet Minecraft would not allow me to put them in the post.

My Server IP: Play.VillageRealms.com
Tags:Tutorial, Colored Motd, How, Add, Color, Your, Minecraft, Server, Motd

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Wowserman-mc
Level 2
Apprentice Crafter
June 29, 2014, 2:37 pm

thank you! this really helped!

Killdore21
Level 1
New Explorer
July 29, 2014, 10:05 am

Yes, It is!!

NeoNtheMUSICAL
Level 1
New Crafter
June 17, 2014, 11:42 am

I want to have multiple color codes at once, but if I used § or \u00a76 then it just wouldn't work. I need answers and very fast.   -from some dude from a video game.

ArmanA145
Level 42
Master Taco
June 17, 2014, 1:25 pm

example: \u00A73 \u00A7l  PVP makes the word PVP in blue and bold, so its <color code> then <format> (bold, underline, etc)

NeoNtheMUSICAL
Level 1
New Crafter
June 18, 2014, 3:51 pm

Nevermind. Thanks btw! I love my new motd now.

NeoNtheMUSICAL
Level 1
New Crafter
June 18, 2014, 3:45 pm

Do I put them directly next to eachother or a spawce inbetween them?

huddy_does_MC
Level 1
New Miner
June 10, 2014, 10:48 pm

§ <-use this its better then \u00A7\

ImDrifter
Level 4
Apprentice Architect
June 11, 2014, 11:57 am

I love you huddy.

ArmanA145
Level 42
Master Taco
June 11, 2014, 6:43 am

I myself prefer \uooA7 because it's made of characters that are on the keyboard, it's easier for me since I don't know how to type that character

Mercer444
Level 14
Journeyman Archer
June 13, 2014, 9:14 am

Alt+ (numberpad) 21.

§

17xDillz1997
Level 9
Apprentice Engineer
June 2, 2014, 8:17 am

Ty

cool515322
Level 1
New Network
May 27, 2014, 4:15 pm

YOUR DA BOMB THANKS!! +1 Diamond and sub

ArmanA145
Level 42
Master Taco
May 27, 2014, 6:34 pm

Glad to have helped, thank you!

NoChanceMate
Level 7
Apprentice Narwhal
April 10, 2014, 10:08 am

u00A7=§

Creamyman
Level 10
Journeyman Pokemon
April 14, 2014, 5:12 pm

§=alt+21

BennettAJoseph
Level 1
New Network
March 31, 2014, 4:42 pm

Guys to add more Like i did this for my server ''\u00A79\Welcome \u00A7d\To \u00A7e\Slingercraft'
To make spaces  If you like this Post go To Slingercraft.gamename.com To join and Play with me and Hundreds of minecrafters on my server Hope this helped you!!!

llevene
Level 1
New Miner
March 29, 2014, 4:25 pm

earned a diamond!!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS SO MUCH!! MOST HELPFUL POST IN THE WORLD!

KrewTahn
Level 2
Apprentice Network
March 20, 2014, 6:47 am

Thank you very much!!

Jack67384
Level 1
New Explorer
March 16, 2014, 5:33 pm

thankyou so much for this. One question, how do you skip lines?

_xXKieXx_
Level 1
New Network
March 26, 2014, 11:48 am

You type \n after your're main line of Codes.

xGoldenlight
Level 17
Journeyman Architect
March 11, 2014, 1:33 pm

i did not even know it could be bold!

ayoandy
Level 10
Journeyman Miner
March 8, 2014, 8:19 am

this gets a new diamond!

ayoandy
Level 10
Journeyman Miner
March 8, 2014, 8:18 am

Thanks Alot dude!!

Bordiedude
Level 9
Apprentice Network
February 16, 2014, 12:02 pm

Thanks for this buddy!

PLPbrain
Level 1
New Miner
February 8, 2014, 2:59 pm

Thanks, this helped. Also, this gets a diamond

ArmanA145
Level 42
Master Taco
February 8, 2014, 5:08 pm

awesome, thanks!

Xeraingaming123
Level 1
New Network
February 3, 2014, 7:36 am

cheers

Electro_Immortal
Level 1
New Explorer
January 30, 2014, 9:24 pm

Ty :D

James2020
Level 4
Apprentice Miner
December 31, 2013, 6:58 am

Guys if this doesn't work, which it probably wont add a in front of the u (that is a backslash).

Ice231
Level 1
New Miner
December 21, 2013, 9:56 pm

Im going to sound like a noob for saying this but:
how do i actually use it?
I recently got a server and am only getting used to the controls.

ArmanA145
Level 42
Master Taco
December 22, 2013, 5:44 am

Go to your server files, you should see a file called server.properties. Open it, there should be an MOTD= option. fill it out.

Example:

MOTD=u00A7aMerry Christmas!

Sets the message of the day to merry christmas in light green.

EWB23
Level 2
Apprentice Miner
December 25, 2013, 5:12 pm

Very helpful, Thankyou.

Ice231
Level 1
New Miner
December 22, 2013, 12:18 pm

Thanks, but how do i colour signs?
Because i tried that way on a sign and it didnt work :(

Darktroopz
Level 19
Journeyman Ninja
December 22, 2013, 11:12 pm

That's part of a plugin, essentials and colored signs... you usually type & before a number, like &5hello! Would display "hello!" but in dark purple.

Ice231
Level 1
New Miner
December 22, 2013, 11:28 pm

Oh... Ok so there is no way to do it in vanilla then.
Thanks

Darktroopz
Level 19
Journeyman Ninja
December 22, 2013, 11:41 pm

Most people don't know this, but you can have colored names in Vanilla, if that helps you!

Ice231
Level 1
New Miner
December 23, 2013, 3:55 am

but how? and what do you mean by coloured names?

Darktroopz
Level 19
Journeyman Ninja
December 23, 2013, 4:38 am

You can have colored names from plugins. EVERY server has colored names. To do this in Vanilla, it requires teams. Do /scoreboard for help with se

Frosty39801
Level 14
Journeyman Warrior
November 16, 2013, 1:45 am

How do you do this shadow effect? http://i39.tinypic.com/20f9215.png

AFIyingQuacker9
Level 17
Journeyman Dragonborn
October 1, 2013, 3:18 am

Thanks

NiCeClan
Level 5
Apprentice Explorer
September 29, 2013, 11:28 am

This Is A plugin

Logalicioustuff
Level 1
New Crafter
November 5, 2013, 12:19 pm

Nope. I've done this on a vanilla minecraft server and it worked. I just couldn't get the signs to work. I better keep trying. :)

Creamyman
Level 10
Journeyman Pokemon
April 14, 2014, 5:14 pm

signs is a plugin.

ArmanA145
Level 42
Master Taco
September 29, 2013, 4:16 pm

Not really.

WillyBob175
Level 1
New Mage
September 7, 2013, 1:01 am

GRRRRRRR! doesn't work for me!

ArmanA145
Level 42
Master Taco
September 30, 2013, 5:39 pm

Hello willy

Attempt putting a backslash before it not a forward slash

WillyBob175
Level 1
New Mage
October 4, 2013, 9:50 am

Sorry I fixed it like 5mins after this xD

Jefferymon
Level 1
New Miner
August 15, 2013, 8:49 am

Wow, thank you! Now I need to know how to put my website to the left like <----------www.craftpimp.com

ArmanA145
Level 42
Master Taco
August 15, 2013, 2:07 pm

Hello Jeffrey.

In MOTD= in server.properties, put a LOT of spaces and then put the text you want, it should work, thanks!

Jefferymon
Level 1
New Miner
August 19, 2013, 9:02 pm

Thanks man!!! It works!!! woot woot

waders03
Level 1
New Miner
August 13, 2013, 2:22 pm

i cant get it to work through my message of the day, i have u00A73RazorCraft and it shows up just like that, with no color?

waders03
Level 1
New Miner
August 13, 2013, 2:26 pm

nvm just read armana145's message and it worked

Maxamations
Level 1
New Crafter
August 9, 2013, 3:59 am

u00A7lu00A74---[u00A7eu00A7nMADAC Lobbyu00A7rVV]/---

GermanxUnicorn22
Level 2
Apprentice Explorer
August 8, 2013, 6:59 am

u00A71Welcome to AtlantaCraft! u00A72We got thrift shoppers! can you see if it worked

SquirrellNipples
Level 1
New Crafter
August 1, 2013, 5:10 am

tankz dood it rely halpeded mi wit mi skyrum sorvar - luv miss

mhmd04
Level 1
New Explorer
July 9, 2013, 8:45 am

in the motd i do: u00A71 Welcome and it doesnt work. can you help me

ArmanA145
Level 42
Master Taco
July 10, 2013, 5:03 am

mhmd, please read the bottom of the tutorial, it precisely states before the u there needs to be a backslash.

t3r3nc311
Level 1
New Crafter
June 17, 2013, 1:04 am

Cheers! :)

DK221261
Level 1
New Miner
June 7, 2013, 3:09 am

Why Can't They Make It So It Is Like This
&1= Purple
&2= Green
&3= Gray
&4= Red
&5= ?
&6...

Odilon13
Level 1
New Explorer
July 31, 2013, 11:37 pm

Agree!

Lchesb1
Level 1
New Miner
July 2, 2013, 2:58 am

If you accually payed attention it is &6, &5, and &4 just instead of & it is u0047 example; u00476=&6, u00475=&5, and u00474=&4

ArmanA145
Level 42
Master Taco
June 9, 2013, 7:57 pm

Those are essentials color nodes, which are used in-game. I would like it if they could just use essentials color codes but then non essentials servers couldn't color their motd

mattataki
Level 9
Apprentice Taco
June 16, 2013, 8:41 am

no, if they recode it, we could all. Those &1 &2 &3, etc. are not essentials they are vanilla minecraft. example, use it on a sign what happens? That's just the way it is. We just have to live with it. I think it's no big deal.

ArmanA145
Level 42
Master Taco
June 16, 2013, 8:59 pm

Then they should just recode it, it would be 100% easier for people to color MOTD's and less confusing

TheShadbusher
Level 19
Journeyman Engineer
August 26, 2013, 3:55 pm

The way that the Minecraft server (vanilla and Bukkit) reads its files probably can't handle reading thesection symbols themselves, (which is what it really is; & is used in-game because, well, everyone has & on their keyboards, but I don't know of anyone who has the section symbol[color=rgb(34,34,34)])[/color], but it does recognize their ID, if you will, which is u000A7.

NOTE: PMC is derping when I try to paste the section symbol, but here goes (ignore the fancy-looking A):

[color=rgb(34,34,34)]§[/color]

Happy_Trollerrr
Level 1
New Miner
June 9, 2013, 6:25 am

Good Idea.

garrett111398
Level 8
Apprentice Engineer
June 2, 2013, 4:10 am

ronandjoyce
Level 10
Journeyman Miner
May 23, 2013, 10:55 am

Nice!

FordRacer2007
Level 2
Apprentice Dragonborn
May 19, 2013, 1:39 pm

Thanks, this is exactly what I was looking for!

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