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Tutorials/Setting up a Minecraft Forge server

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1.6 to present[edit | edit source]

Text version[edit | edit source]

Firstly, you need Forge installer, which could be downloaded from official Forge download page. Once downloaded, launch it and choose option "Install server".

If you get error about "Downloading Minecraft server failed, invalid e-tag checksum.", you will need to install a vanilla Minecraft server and then run Forge installer. The vanilla server can be found in their repository, but you will need to manually construct its filename. Just replace version numbers with version you need:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/1.10/minecraft_server.1.10.jar

Once you launched vanilla server (don't forget to change EULA), install Forge and you are done. Now you can launch Forge server by double clicking "forge-version-xx.xx.x.xxxx-version.universal.jar" or using the command below.

Video version[edit | edit source]

This tutorial is intended for Windows users, but may be of some use to users who use other operating systems (Mac, Linux).

Information[edit | edit source]

1.5 and prior[edit | edit source]

This tutorial is intended for Windows users, but may be of some use to users who use other operating systems (Mac, Linux )


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Notice[edit | edit source]

If the server start text doesn't work then try renaming the minecraft_server to 'minecraft_server.jar' without the apostrophes. Or you could use this server start text instead : java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar minecraft_server.jar nogui


If you receive the "java is not recognized" message, replace "java" with its file location. (example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\javaw.exe") The full string would be: ["C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\javaw.exe" -Xmx1G -Xms1G -jar forge-1.7.2-10.12.2.1121-universal.jar nogui pause] (no brackets)