jar files need to be open with Java;
Go to the folder that the
.jar file is located. Then push alt+D type in cmd and hit Enter. This will open cmd.exe with the location set to the correct spot, otherwise you could change directory with the
cd (directory) command.
Now just type in
java -jar minecraft_server1.8.8.jar and hit Enter to open the file.
Open the Terminal: Applcations > Accessories > Terminal. and then change directories to where the Minecraft server jar is located with the
cd command. Then type in
java -jar minecraft_server.jar
- You can add
no gui to the end of the command to open the server without the GUI
- You can specify the initial and maximum memory allocation pool for the Java Virtual Machine by adding
-jar. You can change the size (the
1G parts) to whatever you like. The default value for
xmx is 256MB, if you encounter a
java.lang.OutOfMemoryError you may need to increase
xmx when you start it with this command line.