Apologize if this is an obvious thread somewhere... I've looked and looked and maybe I'm not searching for the right thing.
I don't have a tonne of time to set up a new at-home server. I stumbled onto the MCMyAdmin package server, and it looked great, however it won't allow offline user access as I always get the "not premium user" error. So I'm stuck.... my children are young and cannot do the online multiplayer as a result.
What is my shortest route to getting a fun server at home setup where I don't have to have online/"premium users" for each of them? Yes, we have purchased our main user, but we need room for four on the server. Can MCMyAdmin be configured for this, or is there a better server setup I can use? I don't need every step, may be just a good link or point in the right direction as I feel like I'm going in circles at the moment.
What you seem to be saying is that you have paid for one account, but want to be able to use several...
What I'm saying, like many other games, is that owning it and using at home however I like is only reasonable. If online multiplayer was what I was after I'd have no interest in trying to get by with one account for my three little kids. Perhaps you are the only person who buys an .mp3 or audio CD but uses it on as many PCs and players as you like of your own? Get real... I'm not looking to cheat Mojang.
I'm afraid everyone will me hostile to you as you have pirated and stole software from an indie game developer.
Having 4 accounts and not wanting to pay for them all is understandable. I'm not sure whether mymcadmin supports 'online-mode=false' but this is what you want in the server.properties file which is created by plain old minecraftserver.jar setups.
No one has pirated anything. If you think this is pirating, why would I be asking about it if I already had it running? What is the purpose of the offline setting if not to avoid online multiplayer?
I understand the straight up 'online-mode=false' adjustment on the .jar file, I was merely asking of any other approach to an in home setup for server.
You have paid for one account, and you want four. If you want four accounts, you have to pay for them. How old the people using the accounts are is irrelevant.
If you go with online-mode=false, then it will bypass the account checks. But anyone can get on the server then. And typically the people who aren't paying for the game are the ones who do the most damage.
Thanks for your opinion and prompt reply, although I believe in a grey area and I understand many don't. I also understand many think they never have to pay and find ways around the rules completely, which is something I don't agree with.