How To Make A Minecraft Server: 1.8.1 [Updated Version] [Tutorial]

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If you’re wondering how you can create and host your very own minecraft multiplayer server for free, then you’re in the right place! Expand the description for links, and help.

Download the server files:
http://www.minecraft.net/download

Port forwarding on ATT Uverse:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WhvC6M-Ivw

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Troubleshooting near the bottom!

To setup the Java Path:
1) Start
2) Right click “computer”
3) “Properties”
4) “Advanced System Setttings
5) “Environmental Variables…”
6) Scroll down until you find “path”
7) Click “edit”
8) Enter the following in the text box called “variable value:”

MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDE THE QUOTES
;”c:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin”

*I forgot to mention… YOU NEED TO HAVE 64-BIT JAVA.
You can download it here:
http://javadl.sun.com/webapps/download/AutoDL?BundleId=79065

Enter the following into the “run.bat” file:

MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDE THE QUOTES
“C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\javaw.exe” -Xms1024m -Xmx1024m -jar “Minecraft_Server.exe”

FOR MINECRAFT 1.7.2, if the above doesn’t work:
“C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\javaw.exe” -Xms1024m -Xmx1024m -jar “Minecraft_Server.1.7.2.exe”

FOR MINECRAFT 1.7.2 JAR:
“C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\javaw.exe” -Xms1024m -Xmx1024m -jar “Minecraft_Server.1.7.2.jar”

FOR 1.7.2 ON 32-BIT WINDOWS:
“C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\javaw.exe” -Xms1024m -Xmx1024m -jar “Minecraft_Server.1.7.2.exe”

For those who’s run doesn’t work, you may need to tweak it yourself.

It works like this:

“C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\javaw.exe” -Xms1024m -Xmx1024m -jar “Minecraft_Server.1.6.2.exe”
The first part, “C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\javaw.exe”­, is the location of Java
If you have Java 6 it would say “jre6”

For 32-bit it would say “C:\Program Files (x86)”

The last part “Minecraft_Server.1.7.2.exe” is just whatever you call the server file
if I call it “server” I need to change it in the code

You can connect, but your friends can’t?
1) Make sure that you’re giving them the right IP address, it would be the number you get if you google search “what is my IP”
2) Make sure your server is running properly, and you’re not getting errors.
3) Check to see if you have the most recent file, if you’re getting the error “outdated server”
4) Make sure you’ve set up port forwarding correctly. If after everything they still can’t connect, this is the issue. Port forwarding varies from router to router and internet provider to internet provider, so there’s not really one single tutorial that would be the same for everyone. A good resource is http://www.portforward.com

“ipconfig” not recognized as an internal or external command? To fix that you can do either of the following:

1) Open up your start menu,
2) Type “cmd”, right click on it and “Run as Administrator”,
3) Type in “ipconfig /all” without the quotations.

If that doesn’t work, try this:

1) Find the “Network Internet Access” icon in the notification tray,
2) Right click and select “Open Network and Sharing Center”,
3) Click “Change adapter settings”,
4) Find your connection (ethernet or wifi) and right click on “Properties”,
5) Scroll down and make sure “Internet Protocol Version 4” is checked.

Additional help with the run.bat command prompt:
http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Setting_up_a_server#Increasing_the_amount_of_RAM_allocated_to_the_Minecraft_server

Additional help from the Minecraft Server wiki:
http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Setting_up_a_server

If you are having trouble with port forwarding, go to http://www.portforward.com and find your model router for assistance.

View my original server tutorial:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWF2aCM2Mm4

If this helped, please let me know!

Comments

Games with Ryan says:

New 2014 version tutorial coming Wednesday!

Cj L says:

I KNOW WHY IT WON’T START AND WILL STAY BLANK IN 1.8 OR 1.7, you must go
into the Eula.txt and change it to TRUE. Then it will work!

ItsRose says:

when i clicked open the minecraftserver.exe application, it isnt pooping up
this is BOGUS

AnotherDyingBreed says:

Edit 2: I fixed it myself. all is well 😛

okay so I updated to 64bit java
I have 16 gb of ram
I changed it to run 2gb or whatever (changed both the 1024s to 2048s)
double clicked
nothing. It opened and immediately closed.
I tried that Nic guy’s tutorial too and had issues with this same “run.bat”
file :/

EDIT: Now I can’t even open the original server file.

marvin muffin says:

mine isnt working i click on minecraft_server.1.8.1 and then i click run
then a file called logs appeared then eula appeared then server.properties.
IDK WHAT TO DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mazane Wolf says:

Cool! That’s super useful!

kurt17 says:

WTF ANSWER ME ITS BEEN A MONTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EVERYTIME I GO INTO MY
MINECRAFT_SERVER.1.8.1EXE THING IT CLOSES ON ME IN LIKE A HALF A
SECOND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HELP
NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lj Akins says:

When I try to give it extra ram, it says that it’s unable to access jarfile
minecraft_server.jar Anybody have a solution?

The Scout says:

Ok, so if anyone gets the error where you can’t find the specified pathway,
here is what is wrong.

Java came out with an update that changed the directory of the files.
“C:Program Files (x86)Javajdk1.8.0_25binJava.exe” -Xms1024m -Xmx1024m
-jar “minecraft_server.1.8.exe”
pause
THIS is the correct 1.8 code. If it does not work for you still, well that
sucks for you.

Now, if you get the error after running, FAILED TO BIND PORT, than just
dekete the ip you put in your server properties, minecraft will
automatically load YOUR Ip into that slot, so you don’t have to worry. This
should help, there are like, NO solutions to this for 1.8 on the internet,
because Java updated. I figured this out with some time, and some computer
knowledge. If you have any problems, tell me!!! ^_^

HeyImAntonio says:

when i launch the minecraft_serever in the Minecraft Servers only
eula,server,and logs pop into the folder when I open it. what do I d or
what is happening?

ductaculasgaming says:

Hey guys! This tutorial is quite outdated so if you’re stuck and not sure
what to do make sure to check out my updated tutorial on my channel 🙂
Hopefully I can help some of you out!

Hannah L says:

It’s worked all the way up to the “run.bat” part. Whenever I try to open
it, (run.bat) it tells me that it cannot find my server files. I’ve changed
the name several times in the file and the other way as well, but it just
won’t work. Help!

harshal agte says:

But dude i want people on my server want tomplay games eg survival,hunger
games(how do i do that

HowDareYouToReadThis! says:

If I gave my friends my IP address ( IP:25565 ) but they couldn’t join any
help ?

[MegaCraft Network] RodneyWayne says:

Like if you’re watching in 2074

Tayter Kat says:

ok, iv made a server before following this videos instructions and it
worked amazing! but currently I am trying to made a new one, but when I get
to where 6:06 is, is says it says “ipconfig” is not recognized. idk if I
did something wrong before this step of what, but could someone help me:D
iv been sitting here for 20 mins typing ‘ipconfig” into run.

Ini Mini says:

this is confusing, how do you get to netgear smart wizard?

Dakota Angelz says:

when I go on the cmd and type in my gateway it asks me to log in. but the
wi-fi isn’t correct??? please help!

August Emerald says:

It won’t work when I click Apply I entered all the stuff and it won’t let
me advance help?

blujay4likesgame says:

not confusing at all :P

Dave Millson says:

not sure what i did wrong i did everything you said to do in the vidio word
for word, the only thing that got me was when i open the minecraft server
exe , it shows literally nothing in the right panel and nothing in the
lower left panel and only mem use and avg tick in the upper left panel,
nothing like yours,

also when i downloaded the file it wouldn’t do anything at first i had to
open a ELUA thing and change a setting to true, in order for it to open
properly :-/ sort of a cave man accept button.

also i have no idea what im doing with any of this stuff, if there is a
more Streamline way to get my buddy and i into a game of our own over the
internet just us, i would love to know

EXAMPLE i give him my ip and he connects to it (no fancy confurations, or
settings changes)

Ali0523 says:

What do I do if I open the minecraft server and it closes right after that?
It says I have the logs eula and server.properties.

Ali Ayzan says:

It took me hours to load the Gateway up! Like this is just… SLOW

Golden Teddy says:

It wont open
the server exe

Ender Eli Sonic Mario And Minecraft says:

When I clicked on it I didn’t get all the files

mateusz miksza says:

great video man!!! worked!!! although i had to think a little when doing
some things because my settings were different the tutorial was top quality
and very helpful

blahrox says:

I can’t open the server. I did everything right but it still won’t open.
When I double click on run.bat it opens but closes immediately after.

Dave Jones says:

When I click on the Run.bat file to open the server. It opens the little
DOS screen and it immediately closes and doesn’t open the server

Caleb nash says:

I right Clicked the link, and I tried downloading the link, (Save Link
As…) but it wasn’t there. only Save Target As… and when it downloaded
into the file I made, I double clicked on the downloaded link, then only 4
files downloaded, and the file that pops up onto the screen where you wait
for it to download and type Stop, only flashes up on the screen before
closing itself. I’m playing on Minecraft NOT Beta 1.8.1, and my windows is
Windows 8.1. can I have help here?

Nick Nazzaro says:

wait why does it just immediately close once I open the “run” file

MicahBDoesGaming says:

I put in the ip in the url on google chrome, but when it loads it super
slow and says either the website is down or it doesn’t exist. I have the
ATT ip

Raythegamer says:

Minecraft server not opening why?

Tyler Barnett says:

mine only says logs, eula, the minecraft_server.1.8.1 and server properties
can someone help me? if so thanks

Luke akachip says:

Can someone please help me, im on the server.properties step and when i
right click it it only says open and not open with. Im using a windows 7
computer please help.

Zackery Keech says:

so i did everything like it says and i can conect to it but my firends cant
any suggestions

ampharos3 says:

Is this free?

hotdogskid says:

is this beta 1.8.1?

Tom Jackson says:

When im in Port Forwarding/ Port Triggering, it doesn’t have and IP Address
box, what do I do if this happens???

Ryan Anders says:

u idiot u fucked everything up!!

Professer Ender says:

I tried to open minecraft server but it closes automatically 

shane doyle says:

How do I create a service for sky network please someone help me

DomisoAlto says:

I have a question. So I can get onto the server when I have the window that
says the log and chat, stats, players up, but when I close out of that
window, I can’t connect to the server. Is there a way to connect to it that
I don’t have to have that up all the time? Or that my friends can connect
when I’m not there to have it up?

Dora McKee says:

Incredible, more like Mindcraft, WOW

MrTheannoyingone says:

Okay so I got everything else working EXCEPT the run.bat file. It closes
itself every time I opens it and ultimately does nothing. I need some help
with this. Did it exactly the way it was put on the video..

Kensblade says:

my password isn’t password or admin :c how can i found my password?

Smart Cookie says:

Thank you but when I try to open the batch file it says it was unable to
get the minecraft multiplayer server.

Flaming Gaming says:

How do you find server Ip for your friends to play

Daim Mehmood says:

great job man thanks a bunch

cheeky monkey andy says:

when i click run (the batch file) it says “error:unable to access jarfile
Minecraft_Server1.8.1

Daniel grifindore says:

i hav a motorolla router idk abt this type of routers

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