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Posted 23 January 2011 - 08:44 PM

Hey everyone, I need some help

I want to make a minecraft server to play with my buddy across the street from me.

Now this is what I want to do with the server:
To replicate singleplayer exactly (survival mode)
To have everything normal that would happen in singleplayer such as when night falls mobs spawn, when day comes they burn, etc.

Now some Questions:
Can I make my server private? (Just me and my buddy playing, no one else)
How much does it cost to host a server?

I could use any help, links to youtube or other sites how to set up a server, etc.

Thanks!  :D

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 08:58 PM

You can host a server using only what your internet connection runs off of, aslong as you have access to your router and can log into it in order to do port forwarding.

To copy a Single Player save over to your server, simply copy which world you want into the folder you keep your Minecraft_Server.exe/.jar in, and rename it to "world" with no numbers.

Everything is default like single player so that should not be a problem for you. But if you want to edit the server settings just open the server.properties file in the server's folder with notepad. The things in the file should be self explanatory.

Servers are basically private at default since there is no server list to view other peoples servers on, you'll have to give out your IP or noone will find your server. So simply just give your friends you IP ( http://www.whatismyip.org ) and tell them to paste it into the Multiplayer menu in the Minecraft client.

But before you actually start your server you'll need to forward ports, so other people can actually connect to your server.
Here is a nice guide on how to set up a static IP (if you don't already have one) http://portforward.c...g/static-xp.htm
To access your router, simply open your web browser of choice, and in the address bar, type
"192.168.0.1" without the quotation marks, and it will take you to your router.
If it asks you for a password, only you or whoever is paying/in charge of your internet connection knows the password. But it is at default set to no password with "admin" as the username.

When you have setup your static IP the next step will be to find what port Minecraft uses.
25565 is the port you'll want to forward, set it to both TCP and UDP and it should work fine.

And that is basically it, after you have forwarded ports, start your server, and go to the link to find out your external IP address, give it to whoever you want to connect to your server. and voilá!
To connect to your own server however you will need to connect through the static IP you have, connecting to your external IP address won't work (atleast not in my case).

Your local IP is 192.168.0.1, so try connecting to that. If that doesn't let you into your own server: Paste your static IP address that you just set up and hit connect. If that still doesn't work, I'll have no idea what can fix it so you'll have to turn to someone else for that.

Enjoy
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Posted 23 January 2011 - 09:30 PM

Vastiny said:

You can host a server using only what your internet connection runs off of, aslong as you have access to your router and can log into it in order to do port forwarding.

To copy a Single Player save over to your server, simply copy which world you want into the folder you keep your Minecraft_Server.exe/.jar in, and rename it to "world" with no numbers.

Everything is default like single player so that should not be a problem for you. But if you want to edit the server settings just open the server.properties file in the server's folder with notepad. The things in the file should be self explanatory.

Servers are basically private at default since there is no server list to view other peoples servers on, you'll have to give out your IP or noone will find your server. So simply just give your friends you IP ( http://www.whatismyip.org ) and tell them to paste it into the Multiplayer menu in the Minecraft client.

But before you actually start your server you'll need to forward ports, so other people can actually connect to your server.
Here is a nice guide on how to set up a static IP (if you don't already have one) http://portforward.c...g/static-xp.htm
To access your router, simply open your web browser of choice, and in the address bar, type
"192.168.0.1" without the quotation marks, and it will take you to your router.
If it asks you for a password, only you or whoever is paying/in charge of your internet connection knows the password. But it is at default set to no password with "admin" as the username.

When you have setup your static IP the next step will be to find what port Minecraft uses.
25565 is the port you'll want to forward, set it to both TCP and UDP and it should work fine.

And that is basically it, after you have forwarded ports, start your server, and go to the link to find out your external IP address, give it to whoever you want to connect to your server. and voilá!
To connect to your own server however you will need to connect through the static IP you have, connecting to your external IP address won't work (atleast not in my case).

Your local IP is 192.168.0.1, so try connecting to that. If that doesn't let you into your own server: Paste your static IP address that you just set up and hit connect. If that still doesn't work, I'll have no idea what can fix it so you'll have to turn to someone else for that.

Enjoy

How do You get to your world to copy it to the folder?

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 10:07 PM

Does it cost any money to host your own server?

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 10:12 PM

Stefan_S said:

Does it cost any money to host your own server?

Not if you already have a PC to run the server on. Apart from electricity and internet bills...Renting a VPS or Dedicated server costs money, obviously. Prices can range from $20 to $200 a month easily.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 10:23 PM

Cilph said:

Stefan_S said:

Does it cost any money to host your own server?

Not if you already have a PC to run the server on. Apart from electricity and internet bills...Renting a VPS or Dedicated server costs money, obviously. Prices can range from $20 to $200 a month easily.

Exactly what is a VPS?

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 04:00 PM

padoing said:

How do You get to your world to copy it to the folder?

As I said earlier: "To copy a Single Player save over to your server, simply copy which world you want into the folder you keep your Minecraft_Server.exe/.jar in, and rename it to "world" with no numbers."

Your saves are located in Application Data/.minecraft/saves
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Posted 25 January 2011 - 12:02 AM

Vastiny said:

padoing said:

How do You get to your world to copy it to the folder?

As I said earlier: "To copy a Single Player save over to your server, simply copy which world you want into the folder you keep your Minecraft_Server.exe/.jar in, and rename it to "world" with no numbers."

Your saves are located in Application Data/.minecraft/saves
But how do you get to the folder where it saves your singleplayer worlds?

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 01:25 AM

padoing said:

But how do you get to the folder where it saves your singleplayer worlds?

The folder Minecraft saves its data to is initially hidden, so you have to make sure you can see hidden folders.

Search up "Folder Options" into the Start Menu search bar (if you use Win7 or Vista), and click Folder Options. Or go to Control Panel > Folder Options. Then hit the View Tab, and under "Hidden Files and Folders" hit the circle that says "Show hidden files,folders, and drives".

Then go to Start > [Your Username in Windows, usually at the top right], you'll see a transparent looking folder named "AppData", go into that, then go into the "Roaming" Folder, then from there you will see the ".minecraft" folder.

Your saves and worlds will be in the Saves folder.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 07:04 PM

The local IP can be anything from 192.168.0.0 to 192.168.255.255. The most common ones are:
192.168.0.0
192.168.0.1
192.168.0.2
192.168.1.0
192.168.1.1
192.168.1.2
192.168.2.0
192.168.2.1
192.168.2.2

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:22 PM

To find your local ip, open up command prompt and type, ipconfig.
Search for IPv4 then there should be some numbers beside it. That is your local ip.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:09 PM

View PostVastiny, on 23 January 2011 - 08:58 PM, said:

You can host a server using only what your internet connection runs off of, aslong as you have access to your router and can log into it in order to do port forwarding.

To copy a Single Player save over to your server, simply copy which world you want into the folder you keep your Minecraft_Server.exe/.jar in, and rename it to "world" with no numbers.

Everything is default like single player so that should not be a problem for you. But if you want to edit the server settings just open the server.properties file in the server's folder with notepad. The things in the file should be self explanatory.

Servers are basically private at default since there is no server list to view other peoples servers on, you'll have to give out your IP or noone will find your server. So simply just give your friends you IP ( http://www.whatismyip.org ) and tell them to paste it into the Multiplayer menu in the Minecraft client.

But before you actually start your server you'll need to forward ports, so other people can actually connect to your server.
Here is a nice guide on how to set up a static IP (if you don't already have one) http://portforward.c...g/static-xp.htm
To access your router, simply open your web browser of choice, and in the address bar, type
"192.168.0.1" without the quotation marks, and it will take you to your router.
If it asks you for a password, only you or whoever is paying/in charge of your internet connection knows the password. But it is at default set to no password with "admin" as the username.

When you have setup your static IP the next step will be to find what port Minecraft uses.
25565 is the port you'll want to forward, set it to both TCP and UDP and it should work fine.

And that is basically it, after you have forwarded ports, start your server, and go to the link to find out your external IP address, give it to whoever you want to connect to your server. and voilá!
To connect to your own server however you will need to connect through the static IP you have, connecting to your external IP address won't work (atleast not in my case).

Your local IP is 192.168.0.1, so try connecting to that. If that doesn't let you into your own server: Paste your static IP address that you just set up and hit connect. If that still doesn't work, I'll have no idea what can fix it so you'll have to turn to someone else for that.

Enjoy

i have done all of this and my ipv4 ip is static so i don't have to keep reforwarding the port (which is brilliant by the way compared to what i used to have to do) but the ip i get off of whatsmyip.org, for people to log in with, keeps changing. any fixes?

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:58 PM

I've done all of this, and me and my friend got on and it was fine. The next time we tried to get on it said "Failed to bind port" and I have tried to fix it but nothing at all will work. Any suggestions of what I should do?

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:17 AM

View Postnick3699, on 04 May 2012 - 11:58 PM, said:

I've done all of this, and me and my friend got on and it was fine. The next time we tried to get on it said "Failed to bind port" and I have tried to fix it but nothing at all will work. Any suggestions of what I should do?

First save all your files.


Next delete the minecraft server launch application, and download a fresh one.
Put everthing you need/want back in, and your good to go!

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 01:31 AM

View Postdc3773, on 05 May 2012 - 12:17 AM, said:

First save all your files.


Next delete the minecraft server launch application, and download a fresh one.
Put everthing you need/want back in, and your good to go!
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I really need to get it fixed, my friends are getting impatient