This tutorial is fully compatible with the new Minecraft version 1.7.9
It explains how to create a Minecraft server using the original method of a separate server app (i.e. not via the new in-game server).
This is a step-by-step tutorial on how to setup a Minecraft server on Windows.
(This tutorial does not cover port forwarding, but click the following link after you have completed this, for another tutorial on how to port forward: http://youtu.be/ye_BnHAEJGU)
Minecraft Server & Client: http://danfl.co/QQUe
NOTE: If you are having trouble creating your Minecraft server folder and files, click this link to download a pre-made sample Minecraft server for Windows: http://danfl.co/QR7Y
To test your server in Minecraft, make sure you've started the server .exe file, then click "Add Server" in the Multiplayer menu, enter a name, then for the address type "localhost" and click done. The signal bars should then turn green (only use "localhost" for testing on the same computer as the server).
To connect from other computers on your local network, type in the server's local IP address instead.
Click the link below for a tutorial on how to find your computer's local IP address.
How to find your computer's local IP address:
Troubleshooting a Java update for Minecraft:
How to determine your Windows bit version (32-bit or 64-bit):
server.properties file explained:
Server commands explained:
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