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 rename the new map, 'world'.

  • Check server's configuration in server.properties. For example, there is a value for world seed there, it should probably match yours. Sorry can't check for myself right now.
    – Orc JMR
    Commented Feb 18, 2014 at 12:14
  • what do u mean how dose that make a difference?
    – diana
    Commented Feb 18, 2014 at 13:14
  • sorry what i meant was if the wold will have the seed yes, but the structures will not be there...
    – diana
    Commented Feb 18, 2014 at 20:58
  • The seed determines the world that will be generated further, when you travel - you want this to be the same world as your singleplayer one. If the problem is that the existing terrain is not moved, then there is probably a difference in formats. I'll try to test later today. What version are you playing?
    – Orc JMR
    Commented Feb 19, 2014 at 10:14
  • 1.7.4 is the version i am playing now
    – diana
    Commented Feb 19, 2014 at 21:28

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In your server.properties file, ensure that level-seed= is the same as the singleplayer world seed.

Once this has been changed, recopy the world folder, then start your server back up. You should spawn in the same place. Also ensure that the singleplayer level world, and your server are on the same version.

  • what server back up?
    – diana
    Commented Feb 21, 2014 at 2:49
  • OMG THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH IT WORKED!!!!!!!!!!!!! XD XD thank you,! thank you,! thank you,!!!!!!!!!
    – diana
    Commented Feb 21, 2014 at 2:59
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    @diana You can select my answer as accepted by clicking on the "checkmark" to the left of my answer.
    – aman207
    Commented Feb 21, 2014 at 4:07
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    Ok I did that. Thank you so much though.... it really helped!!!!!
    – diana
    Commented Feb 22, 2014 at 12:51

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