Is there any way to make portals in Minecraft teleport to each other in SMP? I have hell mode off because it always spawns us in hell. I want to know if I can use portals to teleport from one location across the map to another.

  • This is related to gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/12966/… - although the questions themselves are not exact duplicates, the answer is the same to both.
    – lilserf
    Commented Mar 7, 2011 at 15:26
  • This is related to gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/11107/… also, giving another of the same answer. Do we really need three of the same questions here?
    – Sadly Not
    Commented Mar 7, 2011 at 17:19
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    Are you asking about portals to the Nether or portals between two different places in the "normal" world?
    – badp
    Commented Mar 7, 2011 at 17:25
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    i want to know about using portals between two different places in the "normal" world
    – shawn5657
    Commented Mar 9, 2011 at 14:34
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    This question is obsolete, as Nether portals and the Nether now function correctly in SMP.
    – Kevin Reid
    Commented Apr 8, 2012 at 15:58

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There are a few plugins available if you run the Bukkit mod.

Here's an example, though there are still bugs associated with the Nether in general.

There is a bit of a read here, but it is all pretty relevant.

Since the above is all pretty Nether-related, and you said you want portals in the same world, check out this as well.


Portal functionality is not yet implemented in SMP. You can make the portal and light it, but stepping inside will do nothing.

It is unsure exactly how SMP portals will be implemented, but Notch has been quoted saying that they will link different servers together, and he confirms that they will be usable for fast-travel within a server. Common rumor also states that they will allow transportation between SMP servers and single-player worlds.

When you create a world in SMP, you can either create it as a normal world or a hell world. Once it has been created, it is not recommended that you switch between types, as problems can occur. Be sure to set hellworld=true or hellworld=false inside server.properties before allowing the server to run.


Make a 100x100 frame out of cobblestone then fill it with wood and light it then go through it.

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