If there is a minus symbol on a seed, should I ignore that when I put a seed in the "server.properties" file? Or should I leave it in?

The seed looks like this: -7608072235823377213

I tried that seed where it said "level-seed=" in the "server.properties" file, but I got something else... Not the world that was showing when I put that seed in in a single-player world, or the one in the YouTube video I watched.


2 Answers 2


you need to keep the '-' sign.

discrepancies in world appearence can be because of spawn coordinates, minecraft version or mod list/mod config. Make sure to use the same 'environment' as the videomaker and /tp to the coordinates that video was recorded at.

  • Uuumh. How do i find coordinates and tp to that place??? Commented Mar 23, 2018 at 16:08
  • That video do not showing any coordinates. As that video showing if i use that seed i will spawn beside a mountain. I don't see that mountain when i use that seed when i create server. Commented Mar 23, 2018 at 16:13
  • server spawn coordinates are sometimes a bit different than client coordinates - at least they were on some minecraft versions. Are you using the same version as the videomaker? Do you trust the video?
    – sh4dow
    Commented Mar 24, 2018 at 16:59
  • I use the latest version of Minecraft. It's 1.12.2 Commented Mar 26, 2018 at 17:59
  • When i use that seed on "Singleplayer" world i get exactly that mountain and world as showing on that video. And i use 1.12.2 version. But if i create a server with that seed i get something else. Commented Mar 26, 2018 at 18:04

Try to create the world in your local client, and then copy it on to the server world. Remember to put the correct seed in level-seed=

Edit 1: You need to put the minus symbol

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