December 7, 2022
Players may want to play Minecraft with other players. Mojang offers a paid service called Minecraft realms that allows players to play with others in the same world.
Players can set up their own Minecraft server if they don't wish to pay for it or prefer more control. Although this is quite simple, it does require some technical knowledge.
This guide will help players understand how to set up their 1.17 “Caves and Cliffs” Minecraft server.
To create a Minecraft server, players first need to download the files. These files can be downloaded from the official Minecraft website.
Players should save the downloaded path for future reference.
Once the server software has been downloaded, players will need to locate the default gateway IP address and IPV4 address for their machine. This process is different for Mac OS X and Windows.
To open a new window, press the windows key + R. Enter “cmd” into this window, and hit the enter key. You should see a command prompt window. Enter “ipconfig” into the command prompt and hit enter. Although it should print a lot of information we only need the “Default Gateway” address and the “IPv4 Address”. These should be taken note.
grep gateway.” This will show the default gateway. Go to System Preferences -> Network, then click on the option with a green dots. This will display an IP address, which is the IPV4 of the machine. These are important to keep track of.
Once you have found both, enter the default gateway in your browser. This is where you would normally type a URL. This will take to you to a page that allows you to login to your network.
Port forwarding can be different for each router. Players will need to do their own research, but it is usually quite simple. Below is a YouTube video.
Forward your IPv4 address, port “25565”, and TCP/UDP protocol. After this, save everything and exit.
Double-clicking the java.jar file will now launch the server. This will start the server briefly and allow you to generate some key configuration files.
Now players should see a new “server.properties.txt” file. Inside this file, locate the “server-ip=” text and then add the IPv4 address that was obtained in step 1. This file can be used to modify several gameplay settings including PvP settings and world difficulty.
The file “eula.txt”, which is located in the Minecraft server directory, must be corrected. This file must be located in the Minecraft server directory. Players can then change the setting of “eula=false” to “eula=true”.
Double-click on the Java.jar file to restart the server. If everything went well, the server should now be running successfully and available for other users.
You can connect to the server with other players by entering the Minecraft multiplayer server menu at your IPv4 address, as described in step 3.