I run my own Minecraft Classic server and I was wondering if it is possible to play it without logging on to minecraft.net. Minecraft is down all the time (including now) so I was wondering if there was a way for me to set up the server specially and download a client to play it.


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    "Classic multiplayer is probably down due to errors in the application layer. Will have to take a look at it tomorrow." -- Tobias Mollstam's twitter. Commented Jan 30, 2011 at 3:47

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Yes. If you change online-mode to false in server.properties, you can still play on that server while minecraft.net is down, since it doesn't try to check your username against the database. A word of advice, this will open you up to major griefing and it only allows one person to log in at a time.

  • Thanks for that, yeah I understood that could happen. For the time being I have the online-mode to false and am accessing it via a direct link at minecraft.net/…. Thanks for the great answer. Commented Jan 30, 2011 at 11:47

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