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How to make a bukkit server for dummies [Windows + Mac]

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avatar Cool_Man7
Level 16 : Journeyman Modder
Hello PMC community,
I am here to teach you how to make a bukkit server

1. Go here and download the recommended build (or if you want it at the latest update click alternate versions and choose which one you want)

2. Open notepad and paste this in:

java -Xmx1024M -jar craftbukkit.jar -o true

Save the file as run.bat
Open run.bat and there you go, your bukkit server is up!

~Mac OS X
1. Install Java (Why wouldn't you have it already? How would you play Minecraft?)
Don't have it? Download it here

2. Create a file (Name it Craftbukkit)

3. Download whatever version you want from here

4. Open TextEdit and place this in:


cd "$( dirname "$0" )"
java -Xmx1024M -jar craftbukkit.jar -o true

Save that in your Craftbukkit folder as: start_server.command

5. Open Terminal.app and type in:

chmod a+x

Don't hit return!!!
Drag start_server.command in and NOW hit return!

6. Start it and there you go!

To join go to direct connect and type in "localhost" without ""
Close by typing in the console "stop" without "" and wait for everything to save

~Note: If you want others to join you will need to port forward it. Portforwarding is different for almost every person.
Hope this helped!

2 Update Logs

Update #2 : 07/12/2013 6:41:52 pmJul 12th, 2013

Added Mac and fixed grammer errors

09/25/2014 7:42 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
It Won't Work It Says
"no main manifest attribute, in craftbukkit"

Could Someone Help Me? :(
09/25/2014 8:28 pm
Level 16 : Journeyman Modder
Hello. I need some basic info to determine what exactly went wrong. What OS are you using(windows, mac)? What is your java version? And is there an error log? If so please paste it on a paste site.
09/25/2014 8:51 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
OS: Windows 7
Java Version: 1.7.0_21
It Should Be Ok
I Think It Should Be 1.7.0 or 1.6.0
09/25/2014 9:26 pm
Level 16 : Journeyman Modder
Ok so I did a bit of searching online. And it seems you need to get a new version of CraftBukkit. Unfortunetly CraftBukkit downloads sometimes don't compile correctly and you need to redownload it. The CraftBukkit downloads were unfortunetly DMCA'd so you can't download them. You have two options:
1) Wait until sponge comes out (Wait a month)
2) Get one illegally (Don't reccomend this)
Sorry about that. When Sponge is released I do plan on doing a tutorial for setting up that ;)
10/09/2014 2:09 am
Level 1 : New Explorer
wait... i do have 1.5.2
10/09/2014 2:08 am
Level 1 : New Explorer
Wheres SpOnGe Its Been A Month!
09/25/2014 10:29 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
2 Craftbukkits Work But
1 Dosen't
I Watched DanWantsTech's Bukkit And One Day it was good
Then The Others.. NOPE
So I Guess I'll have to wait until sponge comes out
07/12/2013 4:58 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Grump
xD way to sum it up
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