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I have little fighting skill. How can I get rid of a Wither?

I have set up a Minecraft server for my 5-year-old son and a friend of his. They use it in creative mode to build stuff. Today, my son copied instructions he saw in a YouTube video and created a ...
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How do you host a multi-player survival game in Minecraft?

I've downloaded all the required files in order to host an on-line multi-player Minecraft game on my computer, and successfully made a server. However, it seems that I can only make games in free ...
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Is there a way to get the latest server jar through a URL that doesn't change?

I'm writing a bash script to manage a vanilla server install on my eeePC. Right now I've been using http://s3.amazonaws.com/MinecraftDownload/launcher/minecraft_server.jar to get the minecraft_server ...
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Is there any way a griefer could overcome my 5-million-block quarantine?

I'm running a vanilla Minecraft (PC) server that some of my friends and I play on together. We've been looking to get more people to join us, but have been fairly unsuccessful so far. Listing the ...
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How can I run a Minecraft Server on multiple CPU cores?

I am working on setting up a Minecraft server on a machine I have at home. This particular machine has two quad-core CPUs running at 2.0Ghz so I would like to take advantage of the number of cores and ...
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Jumping two blocks high?

I was playing on a gamemode called Lichz on a minecraft multiplayer server, but I got stuck in a two block deep hole. You cannot build anything on the server. Is it possible to get out? Edit* After ...
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Is there a way to start a Minecraft server when a player tries to connect to it?

I've been wondering whether this is possible or not, or if there's a plugin or setting for it. Thanks in advance!
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Check a minecraft server's difficulty?

Is it possible for me to check what difficulty level is current set to on a vanilla (or almost vanilla) minecraft server? I do have my own server, and I know I can simply check the server.properties ...
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What's the difference between Spigot and CraftBukkit Minecraft servers?

I'm making a small server for me and my friends, on a Raspberry Pi. All the guides I have seen so far use Spigot, but there isn't that much documentation that I can find on what they did to make it ...
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A mechanism or CraftBukkit plugin to not allow building or mining in Minecraft?

I'm trying to teach students how to program JavaScript inside Minecraft with ScriptCraft. It's been amazing, except for the fact that even my most focused students get so distracted with playing ...
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Why is my server's memory usage so high with just 5 players online?

I recently started a vanilla Linux Minecraft server (v1.7.2) and have been having trouble with high RAM usage causing the server to disconnect. I have allocated a maximum of 3.5GB. I restarted the ...
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How can I prevent a world from getting too large without installing plug-ins?

I was hoping to have a pure vanilla server, but the size of the world is causing huge memory usage when only a few players are on the server. Is there a way I can prevent users from exploring so far ...
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Is there a Bukkit Plugin that allows giving new users books?

I was thinking, with the books Minecraft has come out with, it's time to replace those 500 blocks worth of signs with a simple book. Is there a Bukkit Plugin that will automatically give new users a ...
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How can I download an older version “minecraft_server.jar” for Minecraft?

I am a YouTuber and I'm thinking of making a modded series with my friend. I went to the Minecraft website to download v1.6.4 of the server, but they don't have it. So I then searched via Google and ...
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How can a script check if my local server is running?

Before version 1.7.2 I was able to check if the server was running by using a shellscript that checked if server.log.lck was in the Minecraft server directory. I am running multiple servers via ...
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Can I disable different colored grass?

I made a town which is inbetween 3 biomes, and the grass is colored differently for different sections of the town, making it look very ugly. Is there a Bukkit plugin I can use to change the color of ...
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Modding a Minecraft server from scratch

I've been hosting a couple of private Tekkit servers for some friends to play on. There are currently a couple of issues that are becoming frustrating for them: Bugs in existing versions of mods ...
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How much unused RAM allocated to a Minecraft client or server is cached? [closed]

How much unused RAM allocated to a Minecraft client or server is cached? If any program is not using all of the RAM allocated to it, that RAM becomes cached and can be used by other programs until the ...
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Is it possible to prevent players from using hacks on a vanilla server?

I host a Vanilla (unmodded) Minecraft server, but often find that people are digging straight towards diamonds or instantly killing players with hacking clients. Is there a way to prevent people from ...
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Minecraft server 1.6.2 (Vanilla), keepinventory

I know if you type the command /gamerule keepInventory true as an Operator, when you die, the items will keep in your inventory. How can I do this in game server properties? For example, in the ...
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How can I trick Minecraft into thinking two computers are on the same wifi network?

Minecraft's got an "Open to LAN" feature, which can be used to set up a local server when two computers running Minecraft are on the same network. Some young relatives of mine use this to play ...
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Problem with minecraft server running on 64-bit Windows 7 computer

I downloaded minecraft_server.jar from here, and made run.bat which content is java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar minecraft_server.jar nogui. It runs well, I can connect with typing my IP, but my friend ...
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Can two users play on a Minecraft server using the same account?

I bought a Minecraft account for my little brother for Christmas, and I'd like to play with him on my server every now and then. If I log in while he's on, however, it kicks him off since we have the ...
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I'm getting 'Bad Login' when attempting to join multiplayer servers in Minecraft [duplicate]

I can login to minecraft fine through the launcher and play singleplayer just fine. But when I go into multiplayer it won't let me join any server. It just keeps saying "Bad Login". I do have a paid ...
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How much memory is needed to run a Minecraft Server in 1.6.2? [duplicate]

What is a reasonable amount of RAM needed to run a Minecraft server? I've already tried running a server with 256MB. However, within an hour, the server was crashing due to being out of memory.
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How do I have different plugins in different Multiverse worlds?

I am trying to set up a Bukkit server. Is it possible to have different plugins in different worlds? I am ok with Permssions, and also I have already downloaded PermissionsEx. Could you give an ...
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Minecraft Server: Everyone spawns in the ground

In the MC server I'm in, every player experiences a spawn issue; players spawn in the ground and start to suffocate. After a second or so you then spawn where you would normally spawn.The length of ...
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Is there a script to determine Minecraft Server Jar Version?

I'm trying to find a way to determine the Minecraft Server version (ie. 12w40b, 1.4.5, etc) of a given Jar file without needing to start up the entire server process? (I have full control over the ...
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What might be ruining my mob grinder on the craftgasm server?

Ok so I have built a pretty typical mob grinder. (4 8x8 spawning pads with a "+" shaped water funneling system three vertical floors of that config water only at the bottom.) So as I said pretty ...
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Can the query.port setting be the same as the Minecraft server port?

There is a property in the Minecraft server.properties file allowing you to specify a query port for the server: query.port. Can this be the same as the server's listening port? If I have my ...
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Reset a player's progress on a server

I have a Minecraft server I've just started for a few friends. We're playing on hard, and I'm going to set it up so that players spawn with a few minimal items to get them going. Some of them jumped ...
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How do I make an automatic server backup in Minecraft?

There is no built-in implementation in a Vanilla Minecraft server to force a save every X minutes, then back up the files into a folder. I know how to do log rotations and I can also do a normal ...
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Hosting my own server for Minecraft pocket edition

With my Minecraft Pocket edition version 0.7.4 I can connect to an external server, but I'm not able to connect to a server I'm running in my computer. I've post detailed information about my setup ...
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Is there a plugin which will allow Gates?

I was wondering, does a bukkit plugin where you can select an area, and then when right-clicking a sign, a fence/other block fills in the selected area? So a player could right-click a sign (or ...
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Why do I spawn randomly when copying my singleplayer world into a multiplayer server?

When I place my Singleplayer map in my server I spawn randomly! I've checked, the world isn't using the same seed. I copy the world, paste it into the server, delete the folder called 'world' and ...
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I bought minecraft PC yesterday and none of the servers are showing up or connecting.

I bought minecraft yesterday and every time I go to play online, it says it "can't reach server" or "failed to reach server" or something of that nature. I know it's not my internet connection because ...
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How do I move a Minecraft saved world from my desktop to my server?

I've been working a lot on my world on my computer in single player mode. My dad got me a server and so I want to transfer my world onto my server. How is this possible? I noticed that in ...
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How do I improve the performance of my Minecraft server on a local network?

I run my own Minecraft server on our local network. It has a quadcore AMD Phenom II 955 CPU with 12 gigs of ram. This shouldn't be a bottleneck. The operating system is Windows Server 2012 Enterprise. ...
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Having terrible lag on a certain server

As of today, on a certain server I play on, I lag when I get onto the server. I'm able to break blocks and move, but not able to interact with the world. By this I mean that I won't receive blocks I ...
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Minecraft Server; Clients timeout, lose connection from wrong port

Summary of problem; Clients get a timeout error, I may or may not get a disconnection message from some port above 50,000. The router, firewall, and Windows Firewall are set wide-open. I have tried ...
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Does disabling 'The Nether' improve server performance?

I am setting up a public Minecraft server and have no real use for The Nether. I am wondering whether disabling this area will: Make a large difference to the server backup size Give a noticeable ...
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Is it possible to have my minecraft server update itself?

I am currently playing a server with my friends on the new Minecraft snapshot and I constantly have to update it because they release a new snapshot often. I was wondering if it was possible for every ...
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Stop Minecraft Ticks when zero players online

As we all know , a Minecraft Server keeps the spawn chunks loaded all the time (if you don't know, read these questions: one two). So ticks keep passing by. I'm keen of the fact that in these ticks ...
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Minecraft Server connection refused (process running on 25565 being detected)

I am running around in circles trying to connect to my recently set-up Minecraft server. The Minecraft server is installed and running on my Ubuntu (12.04 LTS) machine. I have opened the port 25565 on ...
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Can you connect to LAN worlds with the same IP address as you?

I've been wanting to know if you can connect to LAN worlds with the same IP address as you. My brother wants to get another minecraft account so we can play together on the same world but we both have ...
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Minecraft server startup help

I have been able to download the mincraft server file. minecraft_server.1.7.10.jar version However, I have having difficulty running it. According to the tutorial, it says to run: -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M ...
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Setup operators on Minecraft server [duplicate]

I was wondering how I can change my game difficulty and how to change my game to creative. Every time I type in /gamemode 1 or /gamemode creative it comes up with: I am sorry but you do not have ...
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Bandwidth usage per minecraft player

I have a working MC server and multiple users who log on, however due to poor connection/excessive ping play can become unbearable Does anyone know of a definitive or close approximation to the ...
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Server-Friendly Minecraft Elevator?

Is there a server-friendly redstone elevator I can build in Minecraft? The "zipper" version doesn't seem to work, unfortunately.
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Can no longer connect to private Minecraft server

I set up a Minecraft server 1.7.10 on my personal server hosted on the Rackspace Cloud. The server is whitelisted, as it is intended only for my kids and me to play on. The server had been running ...