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[EASY] CraftBukkit Server Auto Installer

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Level 53 : Grandmaster Network
Automatic CraftBukkit Installer

Bukkit Forums Thread: forums.bukkit.org/threads/easy-automatic-craftbukkit-installer-windows-only.123589/


Feedback is appreciated! D
Want to have your own CraftBukkit server hosted on your computer? I know there are other automatic installers out there, but some of them are just so complicated. I, personally, do not like complicated installers. So, here it is! My super simple installer requires just one push of a button, and boom, server is set-up!
  • .NET Framework v 4.5 (If you do not already have it, the program will install it for you)
Please note: NO MACS! This will not work on a mac! Windows only! Also, This will not port forward for you or anything like that. It just sets up the server. Do not run the "Update Bukkit Version" button before installing, it will not work.
More Info:

All the server info is saved under your documents. It will be in a folder named "Craftbukkit" It comes with 1 plugin by me, RestrictCreative. You can find its link here. To install plugins simply drop the .jar in the plugin folder. To start the server, use the Craftbukkit.exe or .bat. Connect to the server with the IP "localhost" if it's not port forwarded. Just run the setup.exe!

Pre-Installed plugins:
  • WorldEdit
  • Vault (Economy)
  • RestrictCreative
  • Perk-a-Cola
  • Essentials


  • v1.3: Redid download method from FTP to HTTP (The FTP server was moved, HTTP from Dropbox is more stable), now works again!
  • v1.2: Fixed it not working at all (Download server was down). Now comes with 5 plugins installed too :D
  • v 1.1: Added Bukkit version updater & choose what CB version you want installed
  • v 1.0: Initial Release!
Planned Features:
  • Create a desktop app to start the server (Current app is inside CraftBukkit folder created)
  • Option to update CraftBukkit from within application. (v 1.1)
  • Auto plugin down-loader (Coming soon)

Simple video showing some of the programs features, sorry for the no sound :/


Credithttp://www.pcmech.com/ for the image
Progress80% complete
Game VersionMinecraft 1.5

5 Update Logs

Update #5 : 05/01/2013 5:40:19 pmMay 1st, 2013

v 1.3:

Changing download type to HTTP from FTP, my FTP server was moved, making a dropbox connection is far more stable and probs won't ever move

- Updated plugin files that it comes with

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  • NickyB1106
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Architect
  • July 6, 2014, 7:57 pm
can u make one for macs?

my computer say its a virus but okay
It's not a virus but its old now the place where it downloads bukkit doesnt exist anymore, sorry.
also smart moving morph crayfish furniture and orespawn
wat does this do i have 53 mods ftb mods from ssundee and lanceys feed_the)beast ep's. and my freakking mac air is saying i cant add anything  add ur stuff on a disk or  flash drive and i did that still wont work
This won't work anymore, bukkit changed their direct DL fetch links and I don't have the source anymore to update it
  • EnderpigMC
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Narwhal
  • December 22, 2013, 8:17 am
When i try to install a build/version of craft bukkit it says installing for a longggg time... i did the recomended build, what should i do?
  • HyperHoodie
  • Level 20
  • Expert Ninja
  • October 19, 2013, 4:24 pm
pls update to 1.6.4
  • xanspowers
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Mage
  • September 26, 2013, 8:58 am
Does it work for mac
  • superpeanut911
  • Level 53
  • Grandmaster Network
  • September 26, 2013, 11:42 am
  • Shephard01
  • Level 27
  • Expert Dragonborn
  • May 30, 2013, 7:59 am
So does this hook up to my computers WiFii to start a server? Cause my dad probably wouldnt like it if it did.
You dont need WiFi to run a server. It just starts one up on your computer
Installing a new fresh download of bukkit. Using your program, I receive this error

See the end of this message for details on invoking
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the path 'C:UsersRDocumentsCraftbukkit' is denied.
at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)
at System.IO.Directory.InternalCreateDirectory(String fullPath, String path, Object dirSecurityObj, Boolean checkHost)
at System.IO.Directory.InternalCreateDirectoryHelper(String path, Boolean checkHost)
at System.IO.Directory.CreateDirectory(String path)
at Ionic.Zip.ZipEntry.InternalExtract(String baseDir, Stream outstream, String password)
at Ionic.Zip.ZipEntry.Extract(String baseDirectory, ExtractExistingFileAction extractExistingFile)
at Bukkit_Installer.Form3.button3_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnClick(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnClick(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mevent)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.ButtonBase.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Button.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)
Try running as administrator.
How do I make it run as Admin?
  • Eddeswe
  • Level 42
  • Master Fox
  • May 7, 2013, 6:02 am
You used Visual Basic/studio!
It's written in C# using Visual Studio IDE
Couple of issues,
1. I did run setup first and the .net framework kept installing *kept repeating*
2. So I downloaded it online and went to run the Setup. It does not work, it said to contact the "application vendor" I really want to use this so if you need any more information, I will be glad to help.
Well did the .NET installation complete successfully at least once? What version of .NET did it install if any? Are you on Windows 7/8? (Tested on 7), try just running the "Bukkit Installer.application"
  • WildLegoMan
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Archer
  • May 2, 2013, 5:58 am
Does it work for mac
  • WildLegoMan
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Archer
  • May 2, 2013, 12:14 pm
oh ok
  • Mike213546
  • Level 22
  • Expert Zombie
  • May 2, 2013, 2:59 am
Idk why but the setup won't start up... plz help me!!
  • TrrnShow
  • Level 1
  • New Technomancer
  • May 1, 2013, 2:49 pm
Bro, you stole my thumbnail!! From my youtube video.
Oh sorry man, that's just some image I found on Google
  • TrrnShow
  • Level 1
  • New Technomancer
  • May 15, 2013, 1:48 pm
You should remove it, or give the link to where you got it from.
Well first off, the video you used it in, (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZlLWaJmdt8)
was posted Nov 12 2012, and the website I got it from, http://www.pcmech.com/article/how-to-set-up-a-bukkit-server/, was posted June 18th 2012. So the image is indeed not yours, though I did post credit to the pcmech site for the image.
  • FabbiAlexa
  • Level 21
  • Expert Crafter
  • March 12, 2013, 12:29 am
what does craft bukkit do?
it's basically the server.
  • cobystarship
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Modder
  • March 11, 2013, 9:15 pm
How do I let my friends play too? This is my first time setting up a server.
  • 270899
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Mage
  • March 12, 2013, 10:28 am
First google port forward and follow the instructions. Then google ipchicken and give the ip to your friends.
  • Bluehawk100
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Architect
  • March 9, 2013, 5:20 am
it doesnt work, i try to open it but it says application cannot be started. Contact the application vendor........?????
  • Iffle
  • Level 16
  • Journeyman Dragonborn
  • April 13, 2013, 6:42 am
Open Setup First
Do you have the .net framework installed?
  • kef45
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • February 23, 2013, 4:30 pm
Whenever I try to install it gets stuck at the installing part. Its been like this fro 3 hours. PLease help
Do you have .NET framework 4.5? It's supposed to get stuck as it is gathering all the data, no more than 2-10min though
Good Job, Mate
  • toddybear101
  • Level 1
  • New Pixel Puncher
  • February 23, 2013, 9:02 am
Awesome But can you try make an online version of this my PC is already slow and don't want minecraft to crash on my friends...
Get a better new computer
  • toddybear101
  • Level 1
  • New Pixel Puncher
  • February 23, 2013, 9:40 am
xD Money doesn't grow on trees but I'll look for a new one. But do you know any free minecraft server hosting websites? My point is: You'll be the first person to do a free server hosting and all you need to do Is apply this "mod" onto a website.
"Money does not grow on trees" So you want me to pay for a server to host a server for you for free...
  • toddybear101
  • Level 1
  • New Pixel Puncher
  • February 23, 2013, 9:49 am
Ha read what I wrote again I'm no where near applying that I want someone else to pay for a minecraft server all I'm trying to write Is would you be able to apply this to a website?
You do realize none of this makes sense. You cannot just apply a minecraft server on a website, a website IS it's own server. And don't you think it would COST money for ME to do that? I just gave you guys a free program where I spent my time making.
  • toddybear101
  • Level 1
  • New Pixel Puncher
  • February 23, 2013, 10:02 am
No no no I mean is would you be able to make a copy of this so that it downloads onto a website not onto a computer eg: Server hosting.
If you own a server where you can host a bukkit server your going to have to install bukkit manually via SSH or FTP
This won't work atm, as the server it gets the data from is down... I'll set it up with a new server and get it released asap! :)
  • samaritin
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • February 5, 2013, 7:17 am
dude that is awesome can't wait to try it out.
damn it, i started makeing one of these except mine does more .... lets get together and make a better one also, mine is written in java so it works for linux, mac and windows!
It was easier to write mine in C# than Java. It was far easier to do the UI in C#.

I don't really want to team up though, thanks for the offer.

(I have a lot more done, just fixing bugs before a next release)
  • 123zb123
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • January 25, 2013, 10:51 pm
Hey i try this but when i try to install its dont stop to installing and nothing happing.
  • zan6387
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Pokemon
  • January 25, 2013, 10:11 am
{ too lazy to read all of that print }
will this also automaticly portforword my ip or is that illegal
Laziness will never get you far. it will not port forward.
  • boog123
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Lumberjack
  • January 25, 2013, 3:02 am
what all i need???

and how do i install it do i hit install or setup exe
Just run setup.exe
  • ryancpexpert
  • Level 41
  • Master Enderdragon
  • January 24, 2013, 1:18 pm
Seems like a nice mod im never able to make a bukkit server myself so it think this will be helpful
  • Slickj2
  • Level 27
  • Expert Modder
  • January 21, 2013, 6:54 pm
Seems like a really good mod, and a helpful one. I'll give you a diamond! Oh and by the way, your profile picture makes my day every time I look at it :D
  • xbony2
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • January 21, 2013, 4:40 am
Why no macs?!? Dang it!
It's coded in the .net Framework, which is microsoft only and cannot be run by a mac. I don't have a mac so I don't know how to code for one ;/ Sorry

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