Minecraft Tip #25 (213/365)

So you want to set up a server. You want a place to wage war with your friends, build massive cities and sculptures, share your creations with the world, and defeat the enderdragon? Well, just how do you plan to do this? You downloaded the server application, but you have no clue where to go from there. No worries. Today, in this little tip, I will give you advice on how to set up the easiest server, the hamachi server.

First off, you will need to download and install hamachi from here. (Download the unmanaged version)

Next up, you will want to download the server.exe folder from minecraft.net. This file here is the most important file of them all. This file will be used to turn on the server.

Now that you have everything, first off you will want to open up Hamachi. Opening up Hamachi it will look pretty blank. Click the power network to open it up, and it will prompt you to either join, or create a Hamachi network. Create one now.

Make sure to remember the network and password. This is very important!

So you now have a network set up. That’s good, although you need a little bit more before your server is ready. Double-click the server.exe folder,(or server.jar in some cases) and your server will initiate. It is a good idea to create a folder, and put the server.exe folder in there before you click it, as there are a plethora of files created that can clutter up your desktop.

Now that the server is up, you will see a window pop up. This window is the main control of the server. Here you can op people, ban them, do all that stuff. You can even make public announcements by typing in the window.

Due to what I typed, I made myself an operator of the server. I can change my own gamemode, (from creative to survival) and spawn items for myself or others. I basically make myself a god of this server. Time for a full Diamond house baby!

Next up, you want to open up the server.properties file in your newly created folder. Right-click, select properties, and select, “open with.” You will want to open the program with Notepad, the only program universal across all versions of windows and other computers. Once you open it up, you come upon the server properties file. Here you can configure all of the constraints of this server.

This is what the server.properties files looks like when opened by notepad.

Next up, you are going to want to edit a few things. You may want to change the name of the world, whether you can visit the nether or not. Do you want pvp? Do you want it to be a survival server or a creative? How many players do you want? You may want to change players to 5, as 5 is the max offered by Hamachi.

In the end, your file should look something like this. You have one last step to do. Take the Ipv4 address from your Hamachi client, and put it into the server-ip section. Add the server port, normally 25565, and that will be your Minecraft server ip.

Now you have a server. All you need to do is turn on the server by using the server.exe file. A few precautions. Running a server is very taxing on weaker systems, so only use if you know your computer can handle it. Unless you have a very powerful computer, you shouldn’t play on the same system as you are running the server. Don’t run a server on a laptop. Not a good idea. Other than that, enjoy your new Minecraft life with your closest friends.

That’s all for now. Hope you enjoyed. Happy Mining!

-Tyler

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