Introduction: How to Setup a Modded Minecraft Server (12.2)
Playing the fun video game Minecraft with friends opens up a lot of new possibilities. Using a server to host websites or Minecraft Realms costs money each month. Your best option will be to set up a free server if you don’t have the money to have a different website host the server for you. Heres how to setup a modded Minecraft server in 1. 12. 2 (works with the majority of previous and upcoming updates; you can find the precise jar file for whatever version youre hosting).
What you will need:
– A computer with at least 4 GB of RAM and the ability to run both a server and modded Minecraft simultaneously.
– A copy of Minecraft
– A secure internet connection
– Access to your routers login information
Step 1: Install Minecraft, Add Forge Mod Loader
In order to play on a Minecraft server, you need… Minecraft! If youve purchased Minecraft, you can download it at https://my.minecraft.net/en-us/store/minecraft/#ow…
Itll download MinecraftInstaller. msi, launch it and follow the instructions to install it. Once installed, you will want to launch vanilla 1. 12. 2 at least once to install all the necessary components. Select New under the Installations tab, then 1 under Versions. 12. 2. Select 1. 12. 2 from the drop down menu, and press PLAY. Exit the game once the menu screen has fully loaded.
Next, youll want to download and install Forge, go to this link and click on Windows Installer. https://files.minecraftforge.net/
Launch it, and click OK. Wait for it to install.
Step 2: Install Forge Server, Accept EULA
These files are required before you can begin hosting a server. Reopen the Forge installer and choose Install Server and the installation location. Now that its been installed, double click on forge-1. 12. 2-14. 23. 5. 2838-universal. jar to launch it. once you do that, the folders logs, mods, and eula. txt will appear in the folder.
Double click on the eula. txt to open it, and change the false to true. ctrl+s or click File then Save, then close the txt. Once thats done, relaunch the . jar. More files will appear in the Server folder, and a window titled “Minecraft server” will open. Congratulations, your local Minecraft server is now modified. However, our goal is to create a server that anyone can access. Close the Minecraft server window.
Step 3: Gather Your Mods
You cant have a modded Minecraft server without mods! Youll be able to find almost every mod ever made at this link https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods?filte…
Once you download the mods . jar file, make a copy of it. Open your servers mods folder and paste the mods there. Next, you should transfer the original modifications you copied to your minecraft folder. to find it, press the windows key and type %appdata% into the search box Once there, click on . minecraft. In there should be a folder labeled mods. If there isnt, make one. Place the identical mod files in the mods folder.
Step 4: Reduce Lag
There is a way to significantly reduce lag on the server and your computer before you even launch the server again. In the Server folder, select “New Text Document” from the context menu. Title it Server Launcher. Open it, and copy and paste the following text:
java -Xmx2048M -Xms2048M -jar forge-1.12.2-220.127.116.1138-universal.jar -o true nogui
The number 2048, which is equal to 2GB or 4096GB of RAM, actually indicates how much memory the server will use. Change the number to reflect the amount of RAM you want to use.
Select File, then Save As after pasting the text into the text file. Rename the file from Server Launcher and change the Save as Type to All Files. txt to Server Launcher. bat. Now double click on the . bat file every time you want to start the server. Launch the server, let it fully load, then close it.
Step 5: Port Forward the Server
(Since this section discusses IP addresses, there won’t be any images for privacy reasons because I have no idea how IPs could be misused to cause harm.)
Anyone with the same IP as you can now connect to the server, making it local. You must port forward your server in order to enable connections from people with different IP addresses. To do this, google Whats my IP? on Google. You should copy and paste the number it provides into the address bar. You’ll probably be directed to your router’s website from here, where you can change your router’s settings. Enter the password to your router to continue. My router is a Linksys; to find the steps for your particular router, do some searching online. The Port Range Forwarding section of your router is where you should enter the following information.
Application Name: Minecraft server Ports: 25565-25565 (Start-End) TCP Protocol: ENTER COMPUTERS IP Device IP:
To obtain your computer’s IP, press R while holding down the Windows key. In the box that pops up, type cmd. When the command prompt opens up, type ipconfig. Find and copy the IP address from the line marked “IPv4 Address” Type that number in for your Device IP above.
Step 6: All Done!
Now that the server should be operational, double-click the using the server’s launcher, starting Minecraft, and entering your public IP (found by searching “whats my IP” on Google) in the multiplayer menu Connect to the server, and enjoy your new world!.
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every time i try to launch from the . I see the command prompt window flash when I run a bat file, but nothing follows.
You are using an older version of Java than what it requires, which is the issue. To resolve this, you must update the java in the bat file with “(java path here)”.
i tried but there was no apparent change.
i had to replace forge-1.12.2-18.104.22.16859.jar with minecraft_server.1.12.2.jar
That happens to me as well, launching . bat file and command prompt flash. You should open the server using . jar file.
On step 5, you can also just put 10. 0. 0. 1 for the IP.
No, that is your router’s default gateway and the doorway to its settings. You must use your local IP address to connect to local, not the default gateway. And its only 10. X. X. X if its a type A ip address.
after a while, my server stops working
Where is the address bar that I need to copy in the fifth step?
I’m struggling with step 4. Please assist us; my friend and I are about to launch a YouTube series.
I need assistance. My friends and I are trying to access a modified multi-player server, but our game is having trouble connecting to it.
I set eula to true, but the batch won’t open. Help!
I tried downloading universal separately, but it yields the same result when I download the cursed Forge installer; it doesn’t give me a universal file, and when I try to run the two files I did get, they do nothing.
change the universal. jar on the . bat to your current forge jar.
No mod floder apperas instead a 1.12.2 ,json file apperas
make one if dont appear
Whenever I open the . Using a bat file, a command panel briefly opens before closing. Is this supposed to happen?.
the replace forge-1. 12. 2. 23. 5. 2838-universal. jar with your current forge file like *forge-1. 12. 2-14. 23. 5. 2855. jar* for me.
I’ve had the same thing happen to me, so you just need to make sure the -Xmx????M value is greater/equal to/like the -Xms????M value.
You need The Same Value Tho
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How to Setup a Modded Minecraft Server (1. 12. 2)Step 1: Install Minecraft, Add Forge Mod Loader. Step 2: Install Forge Server, Accept EULA. Step 3: Gather Your Mods. Step 4: Reduce Lag. Step 5: Port Forward the Server. Step 6: All Done! . 2 People Made This Project! . 108 Comments.
How do you play with friends on Minecraft Java 1.12 2?
For Minecraft Forge 1. 12. 2, Java 8 must be the system default Java when installing Minecraft server, Minecraft client, and Forge. Multiple Java versions can be run reliably and simultaneously.
What Java version for Minecraft 1.12 2 server?
the following instructions to have users join your server:open Minecraft and select “Multiplayer “Click “Add Server. “Enter a server name. Enter the server address. Your external IP address will be listed here, followed by the port number 25565. This will resemble the address shown in the right-hand image. Click Done.