Don´t like the official Minecraft server? Try Bukkit!
Let´s begin! Windows users should download notepad++ before reading this article.
The first thing you should do is to visit bukkit.org to grab the newest version of craftbukkit. The jarfile will be named craftbukkit-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar. Rename it to craftbukkit.jar. The official Minecraft server could be opened by clicking on the jar file. Craftbukkit must be opened trough a launcher. A launcher is a .bat, .sh or a .command file. You can download a mac launcher here. Linux launcher can be downloaded from here. Windows launcher can be downloaded here.
Create a folder and put the launcher and craftbukkit file there. You should now have a setup like this:
Let´s launch the server. Click on the launcher that fits your system. Bukkit will now generate a bunch of files. You can write “stop” in the console when the console prints “Done” .
You can use bukkit.yml to edidt spawn radius (indicates how big the spawn are is). Other settings like offline mod, mobs and more can be edited in server.properties.
You can download a lot of plugins from plugins.bukkit.org. Some of my favorite plugins are:
- Minecart Mania (Core + chest control)
- Lightstone lanthern
Enjoy your new serve!!
Thanks for reading!