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How to Make A Bukkit Server ~ Easiest Way~ All OS's

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CivilizationLord avatar CivilizationLord
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How to Make a Bukkit (Plugin) Server for Windows

1. Go towww.bukkit.org

2. On the home screen there is a panel to the side of the forum. Click on the Biggest one and download the CraftBukkit software.
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5. Notice in the folder there is the CraftBukkit(Bunch of numbers).jar. Since Windows will look for that file, you must rename it CraftBukkit.
To further edit it you must right click and open with Textpad
7. Open up Run.bat this is how you open up CraftBukkit. It should start generating files in your folder and unpacking the Spawn. If it says failed bind to port you must shut down any others programs running a server. If it says something about initialization you must restart your computer. If it says it can't find the server you did not follow step 5. any other questions can be posted in the comments and I will do my best to help.
8. When your done playing around, enter into the console op
Then type "Stop" DO NOT CLOSE THE WINDOW! Always type stop.
9. Open up the Properties file. It should start with Notepad. You may change any thing you like to True or False the MOTD is what appears o the Multiplayer screen so type anything to want in there but don't make it to long.
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To visit your server, type "localhost" into the IP one the machine you are running your server while it is running or type in your internal IP address if a computer is hooked to the same network the server is running on. I stress that the internal address is different from the external.

ForApple Users

1. Download the Craftbukkit.jar files from www.bukkit.org found on the side bar. Call it CraftBukkit.jar.

2. Open up the terminal screen found in Finder, Application, then Utilities.

3. Copy and Pate the following:

cd ~/Desktop/
mkdir BukkitServer
cd BukkitServer/
curl -O cbukk.it/craftbukkit.jar
mv craftbukkit-1.1-R3.jar CraftBukkit.jar
echo "cd ~/Desktop/BukkitServer/" >> start.command
echo "java -Xms[RAM]M -Xmx[RAM]M -jar CraftBukkit.jar" >> start.command
chmod +x start.command
open -a TextEdit start.command

The terminal screen is the command prompy for Macs. From there it should open up a Text Edit Screen. Text Edit is the Notepad for a Mac.

4. You will see [RAM] in two different locations. Replace both with the numbers 512 or 1024 or 1536 or 2560 or 3072 or 5120. These tell the server how much RAM to use. 1024 is 1 GB of RAM. This is a good amount for a small server on a good computer.

5. Drag the Craftbukkit.jar file into the new folder on your desktop created. Then double click thestart fileand your off! If it failed you entered too high a number and have to redo from step 3.

6. Go from Step 7 on above

How to Port Forward (Allow the public to access it)

Alright, the port forwarding process is perhaps the hardest part ofmaking a server but is awesome in the end! Follow these steps and make sure to PM me or comment if there is a problem.

1. Open up the computer's command prompt. Type in ipconfig. Find it by typing cmd in search.

2. Scroll up. In default gateway your ip adress should be there. It is a set of numbers like this: ***.***.****.**. This might change. The IP given is top secret so never share it. it is your INTERNAL IP address and controls your entire home network. Keep this number.

3. Open up your browser and in the browser type the number. That's all you need to type. MAKE SURE NOT TO PUT HTTP IN FRONT OF IT!

4. It SHOULD go to your routers website. If not, your going to have to go to their site and find it manually.

5. Now that your there it should have a few options. Go to "Firewall" and if it prompts a password, the default is usally password or admin. VERY IMPORTANT: The admin panel will ask for the computer to port forward it from. Select the computer you are hosting the server on.It will now show you a list of video games to port forward. Minecraft will probably not be their so click "Define Port." It will now prompt a port in two spaces. Type 25565 the port for MC in both. Don't fill in others. Gain, make sure to select it fom the list BEFORE doing this or else it with Port Forward another computer in your network, each computer has a different list.

6. Now there will be two check boxes with TDC and UCP (sorry if this isn't exactly correct.) Check TDC and hit "Add Definition". Now enter in 25565 again in both prompt boxes and then check UCP.

7. Save it and your done! No kidding, don't screw up now.

Useful Tools:

- Check your port signal! http://yougetsignal.com/tools/open-ports/.Make sure to replace port 80 with 25565!

- How may people can you host? http://canihostaminecraftserver.com/

- Retrieve your external IP address: http://ipchicken.com/

- Retrieve precise instructions on how to port forward with your router:http://portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/

Congratulations on your new Minecraft Server!


6 Update Logs

Update #6 : by CivilizationLord 06/21/2013 3:32:55 pmJun 21st, 2013

Major fixes concerning content.
- Rearranged some steps so it is easier to understand
- Rewrote some steps
- Added some important sites to the "Important Tools" Section.
Thank you!

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10/07/2012 12:49 pm
Level 1 : New Network
CBT2011 avatar
This tutorial is for Bukkit 1.2.5. Please fix this ASAP because I need my own server.
09/13/2012 7:12 am
Level 20 : Expert Mage
Ryalaeth avatar
it doesn't seem to be working. i'll send you a pic of what it says.
09/13/2012 7:14 am
Level 20 : Expert Mage
Ryalaeth avatar
11/25/2012 9:21 am
Level 34 : Artisan Creeper Hugger
CivilizationLord avatar
Hmm... OK from the Bukkit Site
"If you see "'Java' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file." then you need to reinstall Java. Still get this error? Follow this guide to adding Java to your system path."
If still that does not work try changing Java 6 to 7. Then follow the guide to adding it into your system path but only after reinstalling Java.

- Civ
08/13/2012 7:09 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Miner
PlanetPerry avatar
Can I use wordpad?

because when I open it with notepad, notepad has a glitch or whatever...
08/13/2012 7:20 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Miner
PlanetPerry avatar
EDIT: pm me the correct password.
also, I went to the at&t website and I typed in admin and it didn't work, and password didn't work. also typing in nothing for the password doesn't work. what is the password?
08/14/2012 10:24 am
Level 34 : Artisan Creeper Hugger
CivilizationLord avatar
If it is not one of those then you have a really old router or someone like your Dad changed it. Ask him but nicely or he might be suspicous. :). No, only Notepad can be used because that is a code writer program, WordPad is for documents. All computers come with both unless it is very old. Then it might not come with Wordpad. :)
08/03/2012 7:43 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Network
Emperor_Alex123 avatar
I just found out I can host 6 people on my family computer; 506 ram!(Not much but to me all I could host a while back was 2) I has .95 download speed
06/11/2012 9:56 pm
Level 14 : Journeyman Ranger
Eric117 avatar
thanks, i needed this
06/13/2012 4:04 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Creeper Hugger
CivilizationLord avatar
Thanks for the comment! Remember only you can access the server for now using the IP localhost. I will hope to have the tutorial on Port Forwarding up soon but it's hard because it is different for every computer. Also rule of thumb if it doesn't work, then replace java6 to java7 or whatever verson you have. Any questions ask me!
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