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Minecraft Server Help?

  1. #1

    Posts : 4
    Windows 8

    Minecraft Server Help?

    I've been trying to make a server since forever. Not just the plain Minecraft Vanilla server, but a bucket server. I've downloaded craftbucket, the latest version, and tried to run it. It gives me the error saying " 'java' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. I do have java installed so I don't know why this is happening. If this gets fixed, can someone please explain to me how to port fwd... Im super confused on that part too.


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  2. #2

    Posts : 154
    Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit

    Hello Sammy37796, apologies for the delayed response.

    Not sure about the other stuff, but port-forwarding is interesting... it "opens" ports for things to go through. Think about it like a valve that lets water through.

    First, you need to have a static IP address (address that doesn't change) for this to work. You MUST have a static IP address for your server otherwise nothing will work (network-wise) because your server's IP address will constantly change and you won't be able to connect to it unless you constantly update it to compensate (which is a lot of pointless work).

    To set a static IP address:
    1. Go to your control panel
    2. Click Network and Internet
    3. Click Network and Sharing Center
    4. Click Change adapter settings
    5. Right click your adapter and select properties
    6. Scroll down and select Internet Protocol Version 4 and click properties.

    It should look like this. Except you will have Obtain an IP address automatically selected.
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    Now, keep that window open. Time to do a few commands.

    Open your command prompt, do this by clicking "Start" and "R" on your keyboard (shortcut) and searching for "cmd". then type "ipconfig". Look for these fields...
    Click image for larger version

    Now, copy those numbers into that window that you have open. This will set a static IP address for your server.

    Now, the actual port-forwarding... Do you know what ports you need to open? If not, you need to find out. I'm not familiar with Minecraft server ports...

    In order to open your ports, you need to access your router's configuration page. In your browser, type "" to access your router's configuration "place". Login credentials vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. If you don't know them, then you need to do a bit of Googling. Just Google the model of your router in addition to "login". If you still need help, just ask.

    Once you login, you need to "stumble" into a button or field that says something like "Forwarding" or "Port Forwarding". Just click around the place, somewhere around Advanced Settings or Networking. Once you have done that, you have completed the hardest part.

    Now you just fill out the fields with the numbers such as your IP address that you have set, and the ports (also, don't forget to enable the settings...).

    If you require help with anything, don't hesitate to ask.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 Pro

    Good sir i know your pain from my own experiences with craft bukkit. try this wikki out Setting up a server - BukkitWiki. the only catch i had was the .bat file they use to run the server. in the wikki they list it as:

    "java -Xmx1024M -jar craftbukkit.jar -o true"

    followed by the pause command. for me i had to re-write "java" to "jre7" (or whatever version you have) in order for it to recognize the correct path. the other issue i had was having to go into the java control panel and making sure the path was correct for both x32 bit and x64 bit. to do this go into the reqular windows control panel and in the search box type " java control panel" and it should pop up. under the tab that says "java" click the "view" button and you can manually add paths to it. it should already be there but if its not then just find the location on your pc and add the correct path

    side note: the line "-XmX1024m" pertains to the amount of memory dedicated to the server. 1 Gb shouldnt be a problem for low pop servers with little to no mods, but i kicked it up to 2 Gb just because. just change the number but leave everything else.

    you may also find this one usefull; (
    Tutorials/Setting Up a Bukkit Server - Minecraft Wiki) but it deals more with modded servers rather than vanilla servers.

    the port forward advice is dead on, the only thing i would add is that my ISP atoumatically changes the IP addy on their side occasionally. This is known as Dynamic Domain Name Server or DDNS for short(Dynamic DNS - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). i used these guys (Free Dynamic DNS - Managed DNS - Managed Email - Domain Registration - No-IP) for a long time to bypass the constant IP addy change on the ISP side, but im cheap after awhile they want you to pay, which is reasonable considering they have to maintain their own servers. you would use whatever domain name you set up as the server address in minecraft itself instead of the normal 192.168.x.x
    i believe the stock craft buckkit port is 8550 or 6550 not sure but when you get the server console fired up it will list it for you and make sure you use the one it lists

    hope that helps bud
    Last edited by metalacolyte; 29 Jun 2013 at 19:53.
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