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Ultimate Guide to Minecraft Server, The, 1st edition

  • Timothy L. Warner

Published by Que Publishing (July 21st 2015) - Copyright © 2016

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Ultimate Guide to Minecraft Server, The

ISBN-13: 9780789754578

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Table of contents



Introduction 1

Who Should Read This Book 1

How This Book Is Organized 2

Conventions Used in This Book 3

    Follow Me! 3

    About the Bitly Hyperlinks 3

System Requirements 4


Chapter 1 Minecraft Multiplayer from the Gamer’s Perspective 5

Understanding Minecraft Multiplayer 6

    Minecraft Demo Mode Versus Minecraft Premium 7

    Please Avoid Cracked Launchers 8

    The Three Types of Minecraft Multiplayer 10

Finding “Good” Minecraft Servers 10

    Understanding Minecraft Server Lists 11

    A Word on Minecraft Minigames 14

    About Connection Addresses 15

    Public Versus Whitelist Servers 15

Joining an Online Server 16

Minecraft Multiplayer Netiquette 19

    The Importance of Help 19

    Chatting with OPs and Other Players 20

    Setting Chat Options 22

    The Three Rules of Multiplayer Netiquette 23

        Rule #1: Obey the Server Rules—Or Leave 23

        Rule #2: Act in Accordance with the “Golden Rule” 23

        Rule #3: Ask Without Fear 24

The Bottom Line 24


Chapter 2 Building a Vanilla Minecraft Server 25

Preparing the Java Environment 25

    Verifying Your Java Version (Windows) 26

    Verifying Your Java Version (OS X) 27

    Downloading and Installing the JRE 27

Installing the Minecraft Server 28

    The Windows Installation Process 29

    The OS X Installation Process 31

An Interlude…Your Lab Environment 34

    Buy Another Copy of Minecraft? Really? 34

First Run and Initial Configuration Steps 34

    Understanding the Server Configuration Files 35

    The Minecraft Server Console 37

    Running More Than One Server Instance 42

Finding Vanilla Servers on the Internet 43

The Bottom Line 44


Chapter 3 Operating a Vanilla Minecraft Server 45

Understanding Our Test Environment 45

Configuring the Server’s World 47

    Introducing Sublime Text 47

    Understanding server.

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