I installed Minecraft yesterday. When I was playing single player in survival mode. (I have not yet tried createive mode.) I haven't installed any mods and I haven't changed a single setting (I haven't even opened the console).

Today, I connected to my friend's server. I thought he had it set to Creative mode, but he had not. For some reason I spawned in Creative mode. How do I get out of it? Him and the other players were in Survival mode, which is what I want.

Any ideas?

  • Do you know if you have OP priviliges on the server? If you don't then there's nothing you can really do about it as far as I know - your friend will have to change it for you.
    – JonK
    Nov 9, 2014 at 12:01
  • I don't have OP priveleges but my friend does. He doesn't understand the problem, how can he fix it? Nov 9, 2014 at 12:42
  • Can you spawn into other servers (popular ones) in creative mode?
    – Chantola
    Nov 9, 2014 at 15:38

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As you don't have OP priviliges yourself, you will need to get someone who does to change it for you. The easiest way to change it is for them to type the following command in-game:

/gamemode 0 <CharacterName>

Where <CharacterName> is the case-insensitive name of your character (without the <>). That will update your game mode to Survival.

You can read more about the gamemode command on the Minecraft Wiki

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