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How to make a bukkit hamachi server with plugins

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Matthewpopcorn's Avatar Matthewpopcorn
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Part 1-Making the serverIn this tutorial I will be showing you how to make a bukkit hamachi server and add plugins. Please note that this will only work for windows.

1. You need:
-Craftbukkit (latestbuild)
-LogMeInHamachi (Unmanged)
Once you have those downloaded put both on your desktop

2. Right click your desktop and click new folder. Name the folder 'Server.' Put the craftbukkit jar into the 'Server' folder Do NOT put in the Hamachi

3. If your craftbukkit has any other letters/numbers after the name craftbukkit (And it most likely will), rename it to just 'craftbukkit' (Do not put the '')

4. Double-click on the craftbukkit jar, and wait about 1 minute. After a minute all the folders you will should be generated.

5. To continue you must log off or restart your computer. This is to close the .jar file that is running. You can also force quit all java applications, but this is not recommended.

6. Log back on to your computer

7. Open up your LogMeInHamachi. Click 'create network'. Make a network named something like Mcserver-(ServerName) then add a password (Do not skip adding passwords, you must have one).

8. Now open up the 'Server' folder and create a textfile

9. Open the textfile and type in;

java -Xmx1024M -jar craftbukkit.jar -o true

Note: This will only work on WINDOWS computers, if you have a mac or Linux tell me in the comments and I'll tell you what to type.

10. Now click 'Save As' then name it RUN.bat or Starter.bat you must do one or the other if one doesn't work, try the other name.

11. Now go back to your 'Server' folder and find the textfile saved as a properties file. Open it and chose the options that you want for your server by changing the true to false or false to true. Once your done editing that keep it open and re-open hamachi. Above your hamachi name there should be numbers(ex Copy all the numbers BEFORE the slash, not after it (Don't type in the slash). Paste the numbers into the IP section of the server properties.

9. Close and save the server properties then double-click the starter file (the textfile you saved as RUN.bat or starter.bat) Let all the words and numbers go till you see 'done' (This usually take about 30 seconds to 1 minute)

10. Congrats you now have a hamachi server, to stop the server simply type 'stop'

Part 2 getting plugins:

Now that you have a server you need plugins. almost all plugins can be installed the same way. I will be showing how to get Essentials plugin on your server but first, For those of you who don't know what Essentials is,
it's a great plugin for almost any kind of server. Essentials allows you to set spawn, make warps, set homes, and lots of other cool commands.

1. First you need to download Essentials:
Click Essentials Core and let it download.

2. Open up your server folder and double click plugins folder

3. Open up your newly downloaded Essentials folder and highlight all the .jars and drag them into the plugins folder (you need to extract the folder first if it isn't already)

4. Restart your server. (type 'stop')

Now you have essentials installed!

Hope this tutorial helps! If you still need help let me know in the comments.

5 Update Logs

Update #5 : by Matthewpopcorn 12/26/2013 4:19:24 pmDec 26th, 2013

Updated a few things that have changed since 1.7

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04/18/2016 1:08 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
code0_0's Avatar
i have seen so may tutorials just like this and i cant even get essentials
03/16/2015 3:55 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Eestlane's Avatar
Part 1, 4th step. My Problem: It don't generate new folders.. Please help.
05/18/2014 8:06 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Skinner
thibaut5665's Avatar
What do you type in for a mac?
05/18/2014 8:30 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Programmer
Matthewpopcorn's Avatar
I don't know. I don't have a MAC nor, no how to program the server. I guess just google how to setup a MAC server for minecraft.
05/18/2014 8:31 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Skinner
thibaut5665's Avatar
Thanks for trying to help me anways I tried millions of times yet I neevr can get it to work... D:
05/02/2014 9:13 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Explorer
agentej9's Avatar
when i did that (java -Xmx1024M -jar craftbukkit.jar -o true) then i saved it and all>>> then i re-opend it and there was no text? i need help plz i tried the 2 times. plz help ASAP. i got everything else its just when its that sad
05/03/2014 12:36 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Programmer
Matthewpopcorn's Avatar
Not really sure why it's doing that. The only reason I can think of is you didn't save it.
04/26/2014 4:41 pm
Level 6 : Apprentice Engineer
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02/22/2014 10:11 am
Level 22 : Expert Ranger
dyllpickles's Avatar
i downloaded essentials core and it didnt work i extracted and did everything u said any idea on why its not working?
02/23/2014 3:19 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Programmer
Matthewpopcorn's Avatar
If the server is working, and the plugin isn't, check to make sure it's the right version for your version of craftbukkit. Also make sure the the .jar of the essentails plugin are in the plugins folder, not in a folder inside of the plugins folder.
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