I am playing Minecraft 1.9.2. I want to install Bukkit or some other plugin to my single-player world. I know it is possible to install plugins on multi-player servers, but I'm not sure about single-player. Is it possible? If it is, how can I do it?

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Plugins are for bukkit servers, you need the Bukkit API to run them. In other words; you can't run plugins in singleplayer.

What you can do is run a public bukkit server in which only you can join. To do this:

  1. Op yourself '/OP'
  2. Edit server.properties and set max value to 0
  3. Edit the ops.json and change your 'Bypass Player limit ' to true
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    Just clarifying: This set of instructions is for a server, not singleplayer?
    – rappatic
    Apr 11, 2016 at 20:27
  • Yes. To run bukkit plugins you need a server. This is going over how to make it private, will post a link to a tutorial on creating the whole server
    – Roke
    Apr 11, 2016 at 20:31

This page may help you.

The simple answer is, this is not possible. However, it is possible to run a small non-port-forwarded server and connect to it with localhost. Here's a direct quote for those of you that don't like links:

Ever saw a really awesome plugin, and thought "Wow, I'd really love to have that as a mod for singleplayer!"

WELL YOU CAN! Here's how:

Download the Bukkit server and save it into a folder on your desktop.*

Run the server.*

Download any plugins you want and put them in the "plugins" folder.

In the server properties file, set the IP to

Start Minecraft and go to Multiplayer.

Type "localhost" as the server IP.

Enjoy! You'll experience NO lag, and other players cannot join your server. It is the same as playing Singleplayer, except you can have all the plugins you want!

*More information on that subject can be found here.

Good luck!


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