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Vanilla[edit]

The term vanilla needs to be defined somewhere! There is a lot of friction in the community because of disagreement about what vanilla means.

In almost all other software, vanilla describes the 'Out of the box', plainest and purist version of a game or application. Therefore a minecraft server or client that uses the term vanilla in its name, should be unmodded, and without plugins or added custom software. A Minecraft Realm is good example of vanilla SMP gameplay, whereas a bukkit server is not.

Most servers that claim to be vanilla are in fact only semi-vanilla, and have area protection or teleportation that spoil the game for players who are interested in pure vanilla SMP gameplay.

Lategan (talk) 09:14, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Server commands[edit]

For server commands go to SMP_Server_commands. --Jcc10 04:20, 24 November 2011 (UTC) (edited --Mental Mouse 10:28, 7 October 2012 (UTC))

Dowload the map from server[edit]

Is there a way to download a map from server without being admin? Or download at least chunks from it? Server sends whole chunks to client so it might be possible to intercept them, right? For example modify the client so it will save the chunks to HDD while walking through map... --TakeruDavis 09:42, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

Go on the Mods page, it's WorldDownloader. No need to be admin. Calinou - talk × contribs » 17:09, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

the link is http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/333322-181b-worlddownloader/--Jcc10 04:25, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

Add Gameplay: Gold Rush?[edit]

A server game type where players rush to find as much gold with in a set time period (24 hour day, week, month, or whenever). Where the Nether is/is not allowed for the collection of gold nuggets. This game play could be used multiple times on a single server map along with any other gameplay or be used as a weekly contest to keep a server entertaining Sickma 07:05, 12 December 2011 (UTC)Sickma

Article needs a major rewrite. And what about Bukkit?[edit]

First of all, this article is really poorly written. The gamemodes in here are often never played, and most of the page is just warning people that hosting your server on your computer is a bad thing, which isn't necessarily true. Also, I think we could find a better video to link with this topic (possibly), as I am guessing it was most likely linked by the author himself, as he seems to have a very small subscriber base, and I am sure there are many more credible tutorials out there. And what about Bukkit? I think we should provide a link to its Minecraft Wiki page/website, or at least mention it here. Just about EVERY serious server host uses Bukkit. MinerHax444 00:40, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

Modified the Types of Servers section to more accurately reflect... well, the real world. Here's hoping I didn't overstep my bounds... 24.167.146.203 03:10, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

I would just like to say you most definitely didn't overstep any bounds. That's actually a great edit. I didn't read all of your rewording closely, but you did great rewording the descriptions. I would like to suggest you register an account and continue contributing. Something I learned so far here, just dive right in and edit. If your contribution was reverted, reworded, removed, make sure to pay attention to the history page/edit summary for an explanation. As long as you have the rules in mind, feel free to help out anywhere here. --Kanegasi C 03:58, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

Can I host a Minecraft server(.com)[edit]

Seems to be a scam, tells me everytime I could not host a single player because my RAM would be too low (6 GB), at the same time displaying an advertising for rentable Minecraft servers. Even if I enter a significant bigger amount it says I could host 0 players. Dont seems to be legit, deleted. -- 178.202.125.94 03:32, 27 January 2012 (UTC) I used this site just now and it does seem to be legit. I put in 2Mb/s Upload, 18 down and 3,072 MB of RAM, and It told me 6 players because of my slow upload speed. What stats did YOU put in to it? It SHOULD say how many players you'll be able to host and what stats are the cause for a lower number. I think we could add this back, because it seems legit to me. I also got NO link to a list of rentable servers.--Magiobiwan 04:17, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

Oh, I am very sorry, it says RAM in Megabytes, I always read RAM in Gigabytes. My fault. With Megabytes now it seems to be totaly legit. 15 players, yay :D -- 193.41.253.34 15:03, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

Author of the site here - It's entirely legit. It just gives funny result if you don't read the instructions and enter RAM in GB instead of MB. 86.185.255.162 20:02, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

I actually host a server, and followed the instructions to a tee, (Put in 1 MB up, 4 MB down, and 4096 Ram, all of which are true), and it told me that I can only host three players. At the same time, My server was running with 7 people, including me, a 4 persone skype call, 3 Windows Explorer windows, and the Benny Hill theme in the background, all without lag. I would have agreed with your site before I doubled my Ram and got a new, much better router. Completely disagree with your site through actually trying it.

It's not that the site is entirely wrong it's just that it only gives you an average. It seems to lean toward the lower end. It consistently says I can only host 15 people, currently hosting 50 with no lag and a ton of other services running in the background. So it does tend to lean toward the lower range and it is not very accurate but if you're serious about running a server you really shouldn't base everything off of one website you find. Just my two cents on this matter. --Zbob750 13:49, 8 June 2012 (UTC)

"Cheater"[edit]

Hi i m an owner of my private server. I got an "Cheater" status to left up corner. How could i ger it off? (what i did? i sayed /togglerain cause i wanted rain but it wasn't it and i got cheater into to up left corner. anyone know how to fix? –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Arttuh (Talk|Contribs) 17:42, 1 February 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

press F7 to see your cheats menu, click 'cheat' and it will show you what button you use to toggle cheat mode. Exit the menu and press that button to remove. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by 50.90.57.107 (Talk|Contribs) 22:20, 27 February 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

It won't let me on my friends server![edit]

I've tried a million times to get on my friends server when he was on because I was supposed to meet like a million friends on there he said he opened it. Oh why won't it work!?!?!? –Preceding unsigned comment was added by 68.110.206.30 (Talk|Contribs) 21:54, 14 February 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

  1. This is not a support forum.
  2. There is no way anyone can help you when you provide no details of what is going wrong.
  3. Ask your friend.
-- Orthotope 02:49, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

12w18a[edit]

In 12w18a, Mojang have made singleplayer a server. This means all worlds are servers, so you can ban yourself from one or whatever. Also, this means that singleplayer has 'inherited' features from multiplayer. This means certain sounds won't play and also, most agonizingly of all, the game won't pause when esc is pressed. That makes it so mobs could kill you when you try to change the difficulty or other options. Ultimately, singleplayer should be renamed 'Host Server' and multiplayer shold be renamed 'Join Server'. Jeb should look into this and correct it or alter it, because this has made me lose my items in a world when a creeper killed me as I changed the render distance...--88.110.112.190 21:21, 3 May 2012 (UTC)

Actually, the Singleplayer "server" is NOT a full-fledged minecraft_server.jar-style server. It's still different and you can still pause it, unless you hit the "Open to LAN" button in the pause menu.

Furthermore, this is not the place for ranting about that, we can't change anything. 24.167.146.203 03:18, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

Server Finder[edit]

Can anyone help me? I'm looking for a server with these details:

-Game mode is either Hardcore Survival or Regular Survival on "Hard" Difficulty
-No PvP
-"Infinite" Map(no world borders)
-No griefing
-No Mods
-No stealing
-No cheating
-Never Map Resets(I find it annoying when I have to rebuild my house)
-(If Hardcore)Deathban isn't permanent--just long(i.e. 30 days)

If anyone finds any or knows of any, please send me the IP Address. Thanks--Otepralloma5 04:24, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

In the menu on the left (here in the wiki) click on "Server list" between the minecraft museum and classic server list. --Kanegasi C 00:15, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

faded chat[edit]

on my minecraft servers all of the chat is faded and for my queston how do I fix--72.179.176.214 00:53, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

Normally, questions should be asked on the forums or on IRC, not here. In your Options under "Multiplayer settings..." is an Opacity slider for the chat box. Slide that to the right to make the chat darker. If this doesn't fix it, go to the forums and ask there. Kanegasi C 05:39, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

Help me D:[edit]

So I was raging after losing a totally unfair match of Super Craft Brothers, (lol) I spammed random characters on my keyboard, and suddenly, all of my servers' IP addresses were hidden, with (Hidden) in place of the IP address. I tried logging off, only to see that it was still there when I logged back on. I need help please D: 67.170.111.249 03:52, 11 April 2013 (UTC) -EDIT Okay I just read the post above woops lol. But I don't have a forums account (on MCForums) and I can't be bothered to make one. And for IRC, well, idk what IRC is lol 67.170.111.249 03:54, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

F1 key. -- Orthotope 03:59, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

Oh okay thanks :p 67.170.111.249 05:02, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

"I can't be bothered to make [a forums account]" doesn't magically allow you to post what doesn't go here. If you can't be bothered to properly request help, then no one should be bothered with your problems. After you read the above post, and went "woops lol", you should've deleted your post here and either made a forum account or Google'd what IRC is. Odds are you won't see this reply anyways. You've gone on your merry lazy way already. Just be glad Orthotope replied before I came across this, I would've removed it. ;) Kanegasi C 05:57, 11 April 2013 (UTC)


LoL. They did that in 1.7.4 (removed hide or show IP option) in servers. 1.6.4 or1.7.4?Its really me (talk) 22:35, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

Help me!!!!![edit]

I want to play hunger games, but I don't know how to find a server.--99.174.200.114 22:22, 15 August 2013 (UTC)


ok now I know how to find a server, but now I can't find the website.--99.174.200.114 16:59, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

What is with all of the mention of "proprietary software" in the article?[edit]

Not all servers/plugins are proprietary. Both Bukkit and the factions plugin are both open source. This article should be edited, but I posted to make sure that this is an okay change.

More Kick Messages[edit]

More Kick Messages[edit]

well there is more kick messages. I started a server and I opened the jar and "everything is fine". by "everything is fine" I mean every thing is working properly but when I hit that multiplayer button and use my servers IP (my macs IP) it kicks me saying connection refused. I tried to join my server I never played before and it did not work. (also my port is working too :P) –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Its really me (talkcontribs). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

You could try to type "localhost" into the direct connect box. Awesome6089 (talk) 21:39, 26 January 2014 (UTC)