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How to Make Minecraft Server on PC, MAC: Easy Guide

Want to make Minecraft Server on PC, MAC? Are you worried off about the technical expertise needed to do this? Do not worry buddy! It is not that difficult, though it’s pretty tricky. Minecraft is the second-largest game loved by the users over the world. Millions of users are playing on the platform. Minecraft platform is not just the arena to play the game but also a platform to teach kids how to code, open platform used by mod developers.

By setting up a Minecraft server for Mac computer, you’ll be able to connect to it from any other computer on the same network. With a few modifications in your network settings, you’ll be able to connect to it around the corners of the world. Scroll down to know more!

How to Make Minecraft Server on PC, MAC
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Points to Remember

  1. If you are completely new to Some basic computer knowledge and Networking then pleased don’t try to do this alone. Try setting up with your friend.
  2. If your computer is powerful with good configuration then you can Host and play on the same computer.
  3. Wireless Network is less reliable when things come to play the game. If the number of players is more then use a wired network instead like ethernet.
  4. If you want to play online but do not want to host then check out Minecraft server listing websites online.

WARNING: Running the server software on your computer without a clear understanding of what you are doing may make your system vulnerable for attacks from outside.

How to Make Minecraft Server on PC, MAC

Below are some steps to make Minecraft server on MAC. Be sure you understand completely before actually doing it on your system.

1) Server Setup

  • Download Minecraft Server Files by visiting the link. Download JAR files from there.
  • Create a new folder on your desktop(or any place which is easy to access) for Server files and give it a name you can understand such as “Minecraft Server files”.
  • Move the downloaded files in the Minecraft Server Folder.
  • Rename the files to “Minecraft_Server.jar”
  • Start the TextEdit application from the Applications folder. From the desktop, click the Go menu and then select “Applications”
  • Then click on the “Format” menu and select “Plain Text” to switch the new document to a plain text document.
  • In the plain Text file, paste the command to start the server.
    #!/bin/bash
    cd "$(dirname "$0")"
    exec java -Xms1G -Xmx1G -jar minecraft_server.jar

    You can replace -Xms1G -Xmx1G with -Xms2G -Xmx2G to improve the RAM for the server from 1 GB to 2 GB.

  • Now save the file with the name “start.command” in the same folder where JAR files are stored.
  • Then From the desktop, click on the Go menu and select the “Utilities folder” and click on Terminal.
  • Type chmod(click space) a+x(click space) in the Terminal Window and Put “start.command” file here.
  • Click return to run the command. This will change the permissions of the “start.command” file, allowing it to start your server.
  • Double-click on “start.command” to start the server.
  • After running for the first time, the server will stop and you will see some error messages.
  • Open the “Eula.txt” file, newly created in the folder and Change the “eula=false” line to “eula=true”.
  • Again, Double-click on “start.command” to start the server. This process will take some time.
  • Type “/op <username>" into the server command line and Replace <username> with your Minecraft username to get privileged access to the server from the Minecraft account.
  • Edit “server.properties” file to change game mode entry and level too. You can choose 0,1,2,3 for game mode entry for Survival, Creative, Adventure, and Spectator respectively.

2) Connect Server and LAN

  • The server’s IP address is needed when you connect to the server from other computers on the same network. Click the menu, select “System Preferences,” then select “Network”. Select Network connection and note down its IP address. *
  • Open Minecraft on another system of your network.
  • Select “multiplayer” on the second computer thus begin scanning for the available games on the second computer.
  • Click “Direct connect” button and this will allow you to enter the address.
  • Enter the address and you will connect to the game directly.

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3) Connect Server and Internet

  • Find Server’s Local IP address by the same method as shown above. *
  • Configure the router to connect to the server over the internet to allow incoming connections. To do this, you’ll have to access your router’s settings.
  • Open the Port Forwarding section and Open TCP port 25565 for your server’s IP address. Enter your server’s IP address, then enter 25565 into the Port field. Select “TCP” as protocol and save changes.
  • Find your public IP address by open Google on the server computer’s web browser and type “my IP.” Your public IP will be displayed at the top of the search results. Your friend needs this public IP to connect with you. Enter the server’s public IP in the Direct Connect menu on another computer.
  • Check your server’s public and local IP address on a regular basis.

These three steps will help you to make Minecraft Server. Thorough technical knowledge is required.

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Bottom Lines

Hey friends, So this is the complete guide on how to make Minecraft server MAC, PC. The process may seem to be easy but actually it is not. Technicality required! Please go through the guide once again in case of doubts. There are a lot of changes that your PC may become prone to attacks, so be safe while using links!

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