How feasible would it be to run a Bukkit/Spigot/whatever server and sync it with a PocketMine server? Ideally, players would be able to interact (see and chat) with each other even if they're on different servers, and the world map would sync as well, so structures and terrain would be the same and update when changes are made.

I know this would require custom plugins. Assume the servers are either on the same machine or the machines have a high-speed connection to each other. I want to know if there are any technical issues with doing this type of setup.

The only big problem I can think of is differences in available items, but that can be worked around by only allowing items/blocks present in both versions of the game.

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    Pocket edition and the full version of Minecraft are made in two entirely different programming languages (Java and C++ I think). Allowing them to connect would be nearly impossible, even if you were to solve the item difference issues. – angussidney Oct 26 '15 at 6:18
  • Don't see anything too impossible about it, but it would need a lot of effort to make work, and interacting with players on the other version may be a bit buggy. – SirBenet Oct 26 '15 at 10:29
  • @angussidney I'm talking about server plugins. There are protocols designed to allow cross-platform communication, and PocketMine is PHP anyways. – Skylar Ittner Oct 26 '15 at 16:58
  • I dont think its possible, because, there are blocks/items in both versions, which dont exist in the other. Syncing them would require modded clients for both platforms. – Mystery Oct 26 '15 at 21:01
  • @Mystery Inventories can be limited to only items that exist in both, see my question. – Skylar Ittner Oct 26 '15 at 23:18

For Minecraft pe servers there is a plugin "big brother"(https://github.com/shoghicp/BigBrother/releases) which allows pc to join the pe server and play with pe players. But it's outdated. There is also updated server software called redstone lamp which you can join from bother pe and pc(https://github.com/RedstoneLamp).

Edit: Bukkit can't do that.


Well, looks like someone did it: youtube

In case, the video goes down: Its a plugin for PocketMine, called BigBrother. This plugin allows you to join a PE server using the PC version of Minecraft. The plugin can be found here.

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