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How to Make your Very First Minecraft 1.8 Vanilla Server!

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xxFutureCrafter1xx's Avatar xxFutureCrafter1xx
Level 37 : Artisan Architect
Wow, it has been a LONG time, like what, 5 months?

Hi guys, I finally made a server and I fixed my problems, so today I will be showing you how to make a local, or as some people call, "Vanilla" server. It's not really hard to make but you need a decent running PC or Mac because the 1.8 version changed so much scripts and added SO much stuff it lags for many of you people. So here it is....

1). On your desktop, make a folder called "Minecraft 1.8 Server", or any kind of name that you remember and refer.

2). Now you got all of that, go to minecraft.net/download. Find something that says Multiplayer and click the link, "minecraft_server.1.8.exe". Download that and put it into that folder you created.

3). So you're going to open that .exe file you downloaded and wait at least 10 secs. This will let you make the necessary files needed for your server. After that, go to the .exe file and type "stop".

4). As it closes, you'll see that there are 4 files inside. If you open the .exe file, it will NOT work. To solve this, go to the "eula" text file. This document contains a link to the terms of agreement by MOJANG relating to your server. Read it if you want to, and change the command of "eula=false" to "eula=true", which proves that you accept the terms of agreement.

5). open the .exe file again and let it wait for 15 seconds. This will create more files. Then just type "stop" after the 15 seconds is up.

6). Go to the server.properties file. Change it to notepad so you could open it. The most important thing to type is your server IP Address, your motd, amount of players, server port forwarding, ops, banned ips and players, and that's basically it.

7). Run command prompt, or cmd and type "ipconfig" to find your IPv4 address, which you will put on your server IP.

8). Get uTorrent, if you don't have it just go to utorrent.com and download the 32 bit or 64 bit version of your software.

9). The server port is in your properties file, so in uTorrent, go to connections and type in your port in there.

10). That's all you need to do. Optionally, you can type in your message of the day and all of that in your document if you want too.

11). Now, make a new text document, hit enter and open it. Then type this running command exactly like this:
"%ProgramFiles%\Java\jre7\bin\java.­exe" -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar minecraft_server.1.8.exe

Edit this command if you need to. Here are the tips.
jre7= java version
Xmx/Xms= allocated ram put into Minecraft

This command makes sure that it reduces lag and makes everything try to run normally as it should. This also finds where your java is and how much memory you put into Minecraft:
1024= 1 GB
2048= 2 GB
3072= 3 GB
4068= 4 GB
Multiply 1024 by any amount of gigs to find the number to be putted into your command.

12). Save this file as "run.bat", and put it for all files. That's it guys, you just made your very first server! Congrats!

13).Run minecraft_server.1.8.exe and make sure the "Avg-tick" is changing numbers by the time.

14) Run Minecraft 1.8 and go to Multiplayer. Add a server and type it to any name you want.
      Your Address is that IPv4 address you put in, or just type in localhost which works for many people.

15) Play, obviously. If you have any problems post them in the comments below for more specific tutorials or how to fix crashes using different tools. You cannot put plugins or mods here like Bukkit or any hosting website for Minecraft servers, remember that!
If you want to stop the server, just type "stop" in the server.exe file. You could also still edit the properties file, and op yourself: very important. You could type commands by doing that and ban players. Never ban players using the file, do them all from Minecraft.

Give diamonds and peace out!

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02/13/2016 7:38 am
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02/10/2016 8:07 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
ReshiramHC's Avatar
I don't see the area to list ops, where is it??
01/25/2016 8:04 pm
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builder691__'s Avatar
hey i did all dat but the server isnt connecting???
06/20/2015 1:22 am
Level 1 : New Crafter
Sonicfan1007's Avatar
Where do I find connecitons in uTorrent?
06/23/2015 10:42 pm
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Sonicfan1007's Avatar
I found that out but I did everything you said but the Avg Tick isn't going!
12/04/2014 2:42 pm
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minecraft_lover_2003's Avatar
i did everything just like u told but when my freinds typed in my ipv4 address it wouldnt let them join. :(
04/04/2015 10:14 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Architect
xxFutureCrafter1xx's Avatar
go to my 2nd tutorial i updated a while ago.
10/12/2014 5:59 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Architect
xxFutureCrafter1xx's Avatar
Oh, forgot one last thing. If you want your friends or anyone to join your server, they MUST type in your IPv4 address or it will NOT work. Limit the amount of players to reduce lag.
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