Questions tagged [minecraft-java-edition-server]

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Why isn't my Minecraft LAN server working?

My LAN server won't let my cousin join me or me join my cousin. It won't show up on the multiplayer screen - it keeps saying "scanning for LAN servers" but it never finds it. I am at his house and we ...
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How can I play SMP when minecraft.net is down?

Since minecraft.net is down or at least badly reachable, is it possible to play multiplayer offline? I know I can log in as one "Player" with the server setting online-mode=false, but the second ...
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Can two users play on a Minecraft server using the same account?

I bought a Minecraft account for my little brother for Christmas, and I'd like to play with him on my server every now and then. If I log in while he's on, however, it kicks him off since we have the ...
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Does time pass on a Minecraft SMP server if nobody is logged on?

I have a private Minecraft server where we are 2 people playing. Earlier today I logged on, observed it was night, and logged back off. Then I logged on just now, it was day again. In the meantime, ...
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How can I prevent griefers from grabbing all my loot in Minecraft?

Each time I have 8 diamonds, the griefer keeps grabbing my valuable loot. How can I keep my stuff safe so that the griefers can't find it? Should I use redstone tools? Should I make a hidden place ...
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How can I host my own Minecraft server?

I would like to create a minecraft server for me and and my boyfriend to play on. How do I set it up? Do I need any additional software? Do you have some links to walkthroughs or tutorials? I have ...
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How do we make our multiplayer spawn area less of a disaster zone?

My friends and I have a pretty fun multiplayer Minecraft world going, complete with a strip mine with an automated transit system and an enormous cobblestone pyramid. Everything is totally sweet... ...
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How much data will a 12550824 x 12550824 world take up in Minecraft? [duplicate]

I would like to know just how much disk space I will need for such a world in Minecraft. It will be stored on USB which has 3.12 GB of free storage remaining. This is for a Minecraft server. This ...
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Is there a way to get the latest server jar through a URL that doesn't change?

I'm writing a bash script to manage a vanilla server install on my eeePC. Right now I've been using http://s3.amazonaws.com/MinecraftDownload/launcher/minecraft_server.jar to get the minecraft_server ...
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Help with Minecraft LAN Server on Mac?

My sister got Minecraft yesterday and we're unable to join each others' LAN servers. We're on the same Wi-Fi router, neither of us have firewalls blocking Java and have updated to the most recent ...
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How can I run a Minecraft Server on multiple CPU cores?

I am working on setting up a Minecraft server on a machine I have at home. This particular machine has two quad-core CPUs running at 2.0Ghz so I would like to take advantage of the number of cores and ...
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Why isn't spawn-protection protecting the spawn?

I've run into a headache setting up a Minecraft server (using the FTB modpack). Having set up a sweet open air spawn-jail and moved the spawn point into it (using MCedit), I started hitting things as ...
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I am having problems connecting to the Minecraft server from a 2nd machine in the local network

The kids have got into Minecraft and want to run their own multiplayer game locally, however, we can't get one computer to connect to the other, but the reverse connection works. COMPUTER A is the ...
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How do I properly setup an auto-starting server on Windows Server?

I have been having a difficult time configuring the Minecraft server to start with Windows. Here's the situation: I have a Windows Server 2008 hosted at GoDaddy which I use for my web development and ...
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How do you host a multi-player survival game in Minecraft?

I've downloaded all the required files in order to host an on-line multi-player Minecraft game on my computer, and successfully made a server. However, it seems that I can only make games in free ...
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What's the difference between Spigot and CraftBukkit Minecraft servers?

I'm making a small server for me and my friends, on a Raspberry Pi. All the guides I have seen so far use Spigot, but there isn't that much documentation that I can find on what they did to make it ...
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Why is my Minecraft server always using 100% of available RAM?

I have a minecraft server (1.16.5) hosted on a VPS that has 16 GB of ram, I play with 8 friends on the server and it is using all of my ram, we play vanilla survival, but I don't see how this can ...
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Is there any way a griefer could overcome my 5-million-block quarantine?

I'm running a vanilla Minecraft (PC) server that some of my friends and I play on together. We've been looking to get more people to join us, but have been fairly unsuccessful so far. Listing the ...
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How do I move a Minecraft saved world from my desktop to my server?

I've been working a lot on my world on my computer in single player mode. My dad got me a server and so I want to transfer my world onto my server. How is this possible? I noticed that in %appdata%\...
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Stop Minecraft Ticks when zero players online

As we all know , a Minecraft Server keeps the spawn chunks loaded all the time (if you don't know, read these questions: one two). So ticks keep passing by. I'm keen of the fact that in these ticks ...
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Is there a way to start a Minecraft server when a player tries to connect to it?

I've been wondering whether this is possible or not, or if there's a plugin or setting for it.
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Can no longer use same account on a LAN game

I've been playing Minecraft with my son for a couple of years now, while using the same account on a LAN without any problem, until the past couple of weeks. I have a Mac and a Windows 10 machine, ...
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Play Minecraft Classic Server when Minecraft.net is down?

I run my own Minecraft Classic server and I was wondering if it is possible to play it without logging on to minecraft.net. Minecraft is down all the time (including now) so I was wondering if there ...
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Is there any way to keep my minecraft server from going through the day/night cycle when no one's online?

My friends and I use the day number as part of our server rules, so we want to keep the day from changing while we're offline, but the only way I know of to do that is to stop the server from running.....
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How can I download an older version "minecraft_server.jar" for Minecraft? [duplicate]

I am a YouTuber and I'm thinking of making a modded series with my friend. I went to the Minecraft website to download v1.6.4 of the server, but they don't have it. So I then searched via Google and ...
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Reduce Minecraft server lag

I recently decided to set up a Minecraft server on an old PowerEdge 1850 I had lying around. I'd like to start expanding and getting more players on, but I've been having massive lag issues when the ...
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How do I op a user who has spaces in their username on a Minecraft server?

I have a Minecraft server which allows Bedrock clients, I would like to make one of our players who has a space in their Gamertag an operator. We tried op "user name", however this throws ...
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How can I trick Minecraft into thinking two computers are on the same wifi network?

Minecraft's got an "Open to LAN" feature, which can be used to set up a local server when two computers running Minecraft are on the same network. Some young relatives of mine use this to play ...
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Is there a directory for public servers?

How do I find public Minecraft servers? Is there a directory of them?
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Check a minecraft server's difficulty?

Is it possible for me to check what difficulty level is current set to on a vanilla (or almost vanilla) minecraft server? I do have my own server, and I know I can simply check the server.properties ...
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Can't keep up! Did the system time change, or is the server overloaded?

I keep getting these error messages on my minecraft server. A couple times every minute in fact. I am running the server on 4Gb and have a total of 8Gb. The world is vanilla and usually does not have ...
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I can't connect to a friend's Minecraft server, but none of the usual culprits seem to be the problem

I'm trying to connect to a friend's Minecraft server, but I'm not able to do so. We've double-checked the usual culprits brought up in most Minecraft server tutorials, but we're still not having any ...
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Mobs becoming invisible in Minecraft?

So I've recently started up a CraftBukkit server in Minecraft and an issue that has recently occurred, is that mobs, passive, neutral and hostile, are now all invisible. I know for a fact that they ...
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Jumping two blocks high?

I was playing on a gamemode called Lichz on a minecraft multiplayer server, but I got stuck in a two block deep hole. You cannot build anything on the server. Is it possible to get out? Edit* After ...
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What licenses do I need to use Minecraft in class?

The children in my class would like a private lan server set up in school for MC. However I am a noob although I have played it via a vanilla server a while ago. The school are willing to provide ...
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Reset a player's progress on a server

I have a Minecraft server I've just started for a few friends. We're playing on hard, and I'm going to set it up so that players spawn with a few minimal items to get them going. Some of them jumped ...
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Is there a script to determine Minecraft Server Jar Version?

I'm trying to find a way to determine the Minecraft Server version (ie. 12w40b, 1.4.5, etc) of a given Jar file without needing to start up the entire server process? (I have full control over the ...
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Can I host a Minecraft server from an iPad/iPod?

My iPad is, by far, faster than my laptop. Would I be able to instead host a Minecraft server on my iPad? EDIT: I found that the iPad 2 (which I have) only has 512MB of RAM. However, I wanted to do ...
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Minecraft hardcore server: can I automatically delete and re-generate the world when any player dies?

I've set up a small hardcore Minecraft server for me and some friends. There aren't many of us, and what we really want out of the hardcore mode is that as soon as anyone dies, the whole world gets ...
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How to find the IP of a Minecraft server

How do I find the IPv4 address of a Minecraft server (e.g us.mineplex.com, mc.hypixel.net)? I need to do this because I am testing something for my own server.
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How do I set spawn on a vanilla Minecraft server?

I have a small server for my friends and I that does not use Bukkit. I can't seem to figure out how to move the spawn away from the default position. How can I do this?
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Is it possible to set up a map of my Minecraft server I can access outside of minecraft?

I was wondering if it's possible to get a map of my Minecraft server which would show a updated version of everything on my Minecraft sever which I would be able to access whilst I'm not on Minecraft. ...
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How do I set up Minecraft Cross Play in Same House / Same Wifi? [duplicate]

I have been trying to set up Minecraft so that my kids can play it on our home wifi across multiple devices. I am so confused.. too many versions of Minecraft I own: Minecraft Java Edition (Windows ...
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How do I make an automatic server backup in Minecraft?

There is no built-in implementation in a Vanilla Minecraft server to force a save every X minutes, then back up the files into a folder. I know how to do log rotations and I can also do a normal ...
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How do I give players the `/whitelist add <player>` command in my Minecraft server?

I'd like to give some of my players the ability to add other players to my server's whitelist, but I don't want to make them operators (as this gives them commands such as /gamemode). Is there a way ...
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How to get my turtles to stay in their pond?

My turtles aren't staying on my pond in Minecraft, and I don't know why. They were born there, I actually bred them and it's the place where they also hatched. But once they are done laying eggs they ...
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Is it possible to have my minecraft server update itself?

I am currently playing a server with my friends on the new Minecraft snapshot and I constantly have to update it because they release a new snapshot often. I was wondering if it was possible for every ...
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Why is my server's memory usage so high with just 5 players online?

I recently started a vanilla Linux Minecraft server (v1.7.2) and have been having trouble with high RAM usage causing the server to disconnect. I have allocated a maximum of 3.5 GB. I restarted the ...
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Using own minecraft server without mojang account

Background: I want to play minecraft in multiplayer mode with my 11 year old son. While I have a mojang account, he doesn't and I also don't want him to have one. At the moment we play together in ...
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Whitelist usernames in offline mode

(I'm sorry for bad English, I'm not native speaker) HOW CAN I SET WHITELIST IN OFFLINE MOD? My Bukkit server in offline mod. I tried to add an username in the game, for example, 'Bear' and used ...

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