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

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ArmanA145
Level 44 : 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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Thanks!
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  • _Mellowc
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • October 17, 2014, 4:00 pm
Thanks! Great help!
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  • jman91102
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Crafter
  • August 22, 2014, 6:18 pm
the colors wont come up on my motd!
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  • ArmanA145
  • Level 44
  • Master Taco
  • August 23, 2014, 6:57 am
Please paste the exact motd= line on here.
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  • Wowserman-mc
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Crafter
  • June 29, 2014, 2:37 pm
thank you! this really helped!
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  • Killdore21
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • July 29, 2014, 10:05 am
Yes, It is!!
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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.
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  • ArmanA145
  • Level 44
  • 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)
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Nevermind. Thanks btw! I love my new motd now.
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Do I put them directly next to eachother or a spawce inbetween them?
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§ <-use this its better then \u00A7\
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  • ImDrifter
  • Level 1
  • New Architect
  • June 11, 2014, 11:57 am
I love you huddy.
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  • ArmanA145
  • Level 44
  • 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
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  • Mercer444
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Archer
  • June 13, 2014, 9:14 am
Alt+ (numberpad) 21.

§
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  • 17xDillz1997
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Dragon
  • June 2, 2014, 8:17 am
Ty
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  • cool515322
  • Level 1
  • New Network
  • May 27, 2014, 4:15 pm
YOUR DA BOMB THANKS!! +1 Diamond and sub
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  • ArmanA145
  • Level 44
  • Master Taco
  • May 27, 2014, 6:34 pm
Glad to have helped, thank you!
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  • NoChanceMate
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Taco
  • April 10, 2014, 10:08 am
u00A7=§
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  • Creamyman
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Pokemon
  • April 14, 2014, 5:12 pm
§=alt+21
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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!!!
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  • llevene
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • March 29, 2014, 4:25 pm
earned a diamond!!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS SO MUCH!! MOST HELPFUL POST IN THE WORLD!
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  • KrewTahn
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Network
  • March 20, 2014, 6:47 am
Thank you very much!!
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  • Jack67384
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • March 16, 2014, 5:33 pm
thankyou so much for this. One question, how do you skip lines?
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  • _xXKieXx_
  • Level 1
  • New Network
  • March 26, 2014, 11:48 am
You type \n after your're main line of Codes.
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  • xGoldenlight
  • Level 20
  • Expert Blockhead
  • March 11, 2014, 1:33 pm
i did not even know it could be bold!
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  • ayoandy
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Miner
  • March 8, 2014, 8:19 am
this gets a new diamond!
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  • ayoandy
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Miner
  • March 8, 2014, 8:18 am
Thanks Alot dude!!
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  • Bordiedude
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Network
  • February 16, 2014, 12:02 pm
Thanks for this buddy!
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  • PLPbrain
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • February 8, 2014, 2:59 pm
Thanks, this helped. Also, this gets a diamond
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  • ArmanA145
  • Level 44
  • Master Taco
  • February 8, 2014, 5:08 pm
awesome, thanks!
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cheers
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Ty :D
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  • 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).
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  • 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.
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  • ArmanA145
  • Level 44
  • 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.
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  • EWB23
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Miner
  • December 25, 2013, 5:12 pm
Very helpful, Thankyou.
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  • 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 :(
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  • Darktroopz
  • Level 20
  • Expert 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.
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  • 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
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  • Darktroopz
  • Level 20
  • Expert 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!
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  • Ice231
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • December 23, 2013, 3:55 am
but how? and what do you mean by coloured names?
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  • Darktroopz
  • Level 20
  • Expert 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
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  • Frosty39801
  • Level 20
  • Expert Warrior
  • November 16, 2013, 1:45 am
How do you do this shadow effect? http://i39.tinypic.com/20f9215.png
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Thanks
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  • NiCeClan
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • September 29, 2013, 11:28 am
This Is A plugin
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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. :)
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  • Creamyman
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Pokemon
  • April 14, 2014, 5:14 pm
signs is a plugin.
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  • ArmanA145
  • Level 44
  • Master Taco
  • September 29, 2013, 4:16 pm
Not really.
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  • WillyBob175
  • Level 1
  • New Mage
  • September 7, 2013, 1:01 am
GRRRRRRR! doesn't work for me!
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  • ArmanA145
  • Level 44
  • Master Taco
  • September 30, 2013, 5:39 pm
Hello willy

Attempt putting a backslash before it not a forward slash
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  • WillyBob175
  • Level 1
  • New Mage
  • October 4, 2013, 9:50 am
Sorry I fixed it like 5mins after this xD
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  • 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
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  • ArmanA145
  • Level 44
  • 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!
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  • Jefferymon
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • August 19, 2013, 9:02 pm
Thanks man!!! It works!!! woot woot
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  • 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?
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  • waders03
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • August 13, 2013, 2:26 pm
nvm just read armana145's message and it worked
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  • Maxamations
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • August 9, 2013, 3:59 am
u00A7lu00A74---[u00A7eu00A7nMADAC Lobbyu00A7rVV]/---
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u00A71Welcome to AtlantaCraft! u00A72We got thrift shoppers! can you see if it worked
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tankz dood it rely halpeded mi wit mi skyrum sorvar - luv miss
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  • 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
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  • ArmanA145
  • Level 44
  • 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.
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  • t3r3nc311
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • June 17, 2013, 1:04 am
Cheers! :)
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  • 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...
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  • Odilon13
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • July 31, 2013, 11:37 pm
Agree!
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  • 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
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  • ArmanA145
  • Level 44
  • 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
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  • mattataki
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman 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.
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  • ArmanA145
  • Level 44
  • 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
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  • TheShadbusher
  • Level 22
  • Expert 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]
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Good Idea.
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  • garrett111398
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Engineer
  • June 2, 2013, 4:10 am
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  • ronandjoyce
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Miner
  • May 23, 2013, 10:55 am
Nice!
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  • FordRacer2007
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Dragonborn
  • May 19, 2013, 1:39 pm
Thanks, this is exactly what I was looking for!
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