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 -jar minecraft_server.jar nogui by saving it into a notepad, placing it in the same folder as the server, and double clicking it.

I did this by using the rich text document as I am on a Mac. No results.

So i tried running -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar minecraft_server.jar. no results.

I am stuck, and not sure what to do next. anyone help please?

UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who posted! By sorting out through identified problems and more tutorials, the server is up and running. Although I do need to work out some of the details, thanks again to everyone.

  • the tutorial can be found here:minecraft.gamepedia.com/Setting_up_a_server
    – Rusty
    Jul 14, 2014 at 2:11
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    The Mac OS X instructions may be more helpful here - the configurations required for OS X are a little different.
    – Unionhawk
    Jul 14, 2014 at 2:12
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    Did you add the right file extension? Jul 14, 2014 at 2:32
  • Please do not update a question by removing everything and replcing it with a staus update, i have added your admenment to the previous version
    – Memor-X
    Jul 14, 2014 at 5:24

2 Answers 2


Putting it in a rich text document is not going to run it. You do have to use the full command, java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar minecraft_server.1.7.10.jar nogui, but you need to either type it into terminal or put it in a .sh file.


You're missing the java part. You're supposed to run java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar minecraft_server.1.7.10.jar nogui.


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