MineOS – Awesomely Easy Minecraft server

Just thought i would let you know about a cool OS you can get for free. It just works. Download the Live disc and boot up on any old pc you have. It installs the base Linux system and a cool front end to make it super easy via HTML to startup and edit your server at any time. You still have access to command line, ssh and ftp. I have been running a craft bukkit server at version 1.6.4 of minecraft for a few months now with no problems.

http://minecraft.codeemo.com/

Installing free Pi version of Minecraft on Raspberry PI

#Login to the raspberry from the console. (Ok i guess you could do all the installing from ssh, but you will want to be at the console for the final command)

#Start up the gui session

  • startx

#Open a web browser to http://pi.minecraft.net and copy the link to the download file.
#Open terminal window

  • sudo wget <paste>

#unzip that thing

  • sudo tar -zxvf mine<tab will auto-fill the file name you downloaded>

#Look for the new folder name

  • ls -l

#Go into the new folder

  • cd mcpi

#Start the game

  •  ./minecraft-pi

Go play some free minecraft!

Star-Made – Ubuntu Server Install

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Star-Made (star-made.org) is a Minecraft style game in space where you create spaceships and explore the universe. It is currently in alpha and is free to play. And like Minecraft it runs on java, so it works on most operating systems. This tut is for installing and running the server, but the single player client files are also installed so you could play it also in that mode if you wanted.

Note 1: this will not run well enough to use on a raspberry pi, at least not without a lot of tweaking. Note 2: These instructions are based off my installing on Ubuntu Server 12.04, 32b version.

#As always update/upgrade your server before hand

  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get upgrade -y

#Install java

  • sudo apt-get install -y openjdk-7-jre

#Create directory to hold games files

  • cd
  • mkdir games
  • cd games

#download jar file

  • sudo wget http://files.star-made.org/StarMade-Starter.jar

#Run Jar to expand game files

  • sudo java -jar StarMade-Starter.jar -nogui

#make .sh file executable

  • cd StarMade
  • sudo chmod ug+x StarMade-dedicated-server-linux.sh

#startup server for first time to create server.cfg file

  • sudo ./StarMade-dedicated-server-linux.sh

#After first load, stop server and configure settings

  • cntrl-c
  • sudo nano server.cfg

#Get server IP and start Star-Made

  • ifconfig
  • sudo ./StarMade-dedicated-server-linux.sh

Startup the client and connect to it

http://star-made.org

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Raspberry PI – Minecraft Server Build

Install Raspian “Wheezy” and run initial setup program:

  • sudo raspi-config
    1. Set memory split to 16megs to the GPU
    2. Expand File system
    3. Overclock it

#reboot

  • sudo shutdown -r now

#update/upgrade raspian

  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get upgrade

#Install Java

  • sudo apt-get install -y default-jdk

#create install location

  • cd /home/pi/
  • sudo mkdir minecraft
  • cd minecraft

#download minecraft server jar

#to start the server run the following:

  • sudo java -Xms128M -Xmx256M -jar /home/pi/minecraft/minecraft_server.jar nogui

#server will take a few minutes to create the world. After its done type stop to end the server. Edit the config file to fit  your needs and then start minecraft server again. ctrl-x to save.

  • sudo nano /home/pi/minecraft/server.properties

#to start the server on boot edit the rc.local file and add the above “sudo java…” line.

  • sudo nano /etc/rc.local

EOM