User:ExtremeHeat11/sandbox/Setting up a server/Getting started

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Getting started[edit]

To get started, you want to first install the latest server jar or exe depending on your operating system from https://minecraft.net/download. You must use the .jar version if you are on Mac OS X or Linux. If you are on Windows, you have a choice to use either the jar or the exe files.

For the purposes of this tutorial, we will refer to the files as minecraft_server.1.13.2.exe or minecraft_server.1.13.2.jar, but you can replace this with the filename you are using. For example, if your server file is named minecraft_server.1.6.4.jar and an instruction says to use a command such as java -jar minecraft_server.1.13.2.jar you would instead use java -jar minecraft_server.1.6.4.jar.

You can then start setting up your server.

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