Minecraft Server on Mac OS X

10.10 El Capitan

  1. Install homebrew
  2. Install Cask brew install caskroom/cask/brew-cask
  3. Install Java using Cask brew cask install java
  4. Run the regular Minecraft launcher

This installs the latest version of Java 8, and does a little magic for Java 6 app compatibility.

  1. Set the server machine to a fixed ip address
  2. Note what port the Minecraft Server starts as
  3. Use Direct Connect example: 192.168.0.102:25565

Skins

Just load them against the Minecraft.net account

Operators

From the server window just type ‘op username’ and the ops.json file will get updated automatically.

Manually

Edit ops.json in a text editor; you can get the UUID from the server window when the user logs in.

[
  {
    "uuid": "54d61e19-71cc-477d-8215-8a11c41f5211",
    "name": "someguy",
    "level": 4
  }
] 

Server Properties

max-world-size

This is a “radius” and defaults to 29999984. Here are some examples:

  • 1000 - 2000x2000 world border
  • 4000 - 8000x8000 world border
  • 432 - Xbox 360 - 864×864 blocks
  • 2560 - Xbox One - 5120x5120 blocks
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