These instructions are for parents who are assisting their children, so please read them before attempting any of anything at home. Kids MUST get permission from their parents and select a time when they may supervise and assist. Anyone who has your external IP address can join your server and play in your Minecraft world if you set up and manage an online server. When inviting people to play on your server, be careful!
Keep a record of who you and your child invite to play on your server, and make sure that you do so. Only inviting players you actually know in person is the greatest method to keep your server secure and pleasant. There are many good individuals on the internet, but by restricting your server to people you’ve met, you won’t be surprised by who your children are talking to.
PC Setup Instructions:
The first thing we need to do is make sure you have the most recent Java version installed because Minecraft is a Java-based game. If not, get Java downloaded. Having troubleshooting issues? Consult Minecraft server hosting provider on setting up a Minecraft online server. PLEASE NOTE: A few server-related fixes are needed for changing important PC settings. You risk damaging your computer if you do this incorrectly.
Now, Download Minecraft_Server.jar.
1. Right-click within the Server folder where you placed the Minecraft Server.1.11.jar to start the server. Save as a batch file.
2. Click on “New” and then “Text Document.”
3. Give the new file the name “Run.”
4. Paste the next line into the Notepad document
1 cmd /k minecraft server.1.11.jar java Xms1G Xmx1G
It’s important to modify “minecraft server.1.11.jar” to match the name of the server version you’re using if you’re using a different one.
You’ll see a license agreement provided that you must agree to before launching a Minecraft server. You’ll need to edit the file eula.txt to indicate that you agree.
1. Double-click eula.txt.
2. Change the line eula=false to eula=true.
Now you’re ready to launch your server!
Your server provides some information to help you keep track of what’s going on, even if you’re not in-game.
Now it’s time to join your Minecraft server!
1. Run Minecraft.
2. On the main menu, click “Multiplayer.”
3. Click “Add Server.”
4. Name your server in the “Server Name” field.
5. Type “localhost” in the “Server Address” field.
6. Click “Done.”
7. Select your server and click “Join Server.”
You should now be able to play on your home server. Next, we’ll set up the internet connection so other players can connect to it.
When you do create a server, be sure to log in every once in a while to check out what the players are building; you’ll be surprised how much kids will accomplish when they work together.