Minecraft Private/Dedicated Server Guide (Mac OS X)

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  • By Staff

  • October 25, 2010

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Setting up a Minecraft server on Mac OS X is no different from setting it up on windows. Just follow these simple steps to create your own private server.

Minecraft Server Guide

Step 1| Updating Java
Updating Java in Mac OS X is very easy, Mac has its own version of Java, which can be updated from Apple Menu > Software Update.

Step 2| Setting up Minecraft Server
First download this Minecraft_server.jar file and place it inside a folder.

Now you must run it through the “terminal”, first navigate to the folder where you are keeping .jar file (use this command as an example)

cd/Users/username/Desktop/Minecraft Server

Then use this command

java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar minecraft_server.jar

After running the server for the first time, it will generate some files in the folder.

To change server settings/rules edit server.properties file.

You can follow the instructions in this post to learn about editing files and some basic OP commands in Minecraft. If you face any issue, let us know and we will try to help you out.

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    • Kaspar

      when i put java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar minecraft_server.jar into terminal it says unable to access minecraft_server.jar

    • Alex

      Hi, so everything worked up to the part where i wanna play on the server. I do not know the Ip address or anything of that sort. Please help me out

    • Noobakins

      The problem is the “java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar minecraft_server.jar” command is wrong…
      it should be: java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar minecraft_server-2.jar
      the last part should match your minecraft server.jar file name!!!!
      Notch should fix this… :P

    • martin

      I don’t understand how to do that “command”
      this is anything other than easy : (

    • Andy Wood

      i get the same message but im wondering do i need to have some sort of winrar for the file?

    • tristan

      please i tried this terminal thing but it says:

      MacBook-(myname):~ (myname)$ java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar minecraft_server.jar
      Unable to access jarfile minecraft_server.jar

      please help D:?

      • http://segmentnext.com Farhan

        download jarfile again, possibly the downloaded file is corrupted due to interrupt in downloading process.

        • Andy Wood

          actually i think that i am missing a step cause now mine is saying this: Unrecognized option: -jar/Users/andywood94/minecraft server /minecraft-server.jar
          Could not create the Java virtual machine.

          If you can help i’d appreciate it.

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