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    posted a message on Hosting a server for my kids?

    huge thanks guys, this is exactly what i was looking for. my oldest is really geared up for this, so now that my questions have been answered, we're gonna start going. i did see the server version download, so ill put that on the rig i have set aside for it, and ill install the java version on their machines to let them start getting comfortable with the game. im hoping this will sort of open their eyes into how this stuff actually gets created, because writing software can actually be a career these days, and this is a great segway into that. again, thanks, and maybe we'll see you folks online sometime.

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    My kids both have exposure to Minecraft through school projects, but im a novice at it (i have another game that saps my time heavily). They are to the point where they'd like to start experimenting with using and creating mods, so i would like to host a private server for them. Im savvy as far as hardware, networking, and VERY basic java commands, and am pretty sure i have the hardware to handle a sub-4-player server (i7 860, 16gb ram, 128ssd for OS and MC, three gigabit connections, 24-port dell managed gig switch, whole house hardwired at 1G speed) and the kids' computers easily handle the windows 10 demo on high settings at a steady 60+fps. SO, i guess what im hunting for is: what do i need to download/install/manage on the server, and what version of MC do they need to start out with? From what i've seen on some forums ive found via googling, it appears that the server and mod version of MC is the java version and not the win10? I just want to be sure im heading in the right direction before throwing money and time at the project.

    <<mods: if this needs to be scootched to a different part of the forum, feel free to scootch!>>

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