Unlocking Multiplayer: How to Make Windows 10 Servers for Minecraft v0.15.2
Sat Mar 19. 2022
Minecraft has always been a game that thrives on multiplayer experiences, allowing players to connect and explore virtual worlds together. If you're playing Minecraft on Windows 10 and want to host your own server for version 0.15.2, you're in luck! In this article, we'll guide you through the process of creating your Windows 10 server, enabling you to unlock the exciting world of multiplayer and share adventures with friends.
Before we begin, please note that the instructions provided are specific to Minecraft version 0.15.2 on Windows 10. The steps and requirements may differ for other versions or platforms.
Prepare Your System:
Before setting up a Minecraft server, ensure that your system meets the minimum requirements. These include:
- Windows 10 operating system
- Sufficient system resources (CPU, RAM, and storage) to handle the server and connected players
- Stable internet connection with adequate upload and download speeds
- The latest version of Minecraft for Windows 10 installed on your computer
Download the Minecraft Server Software:
To create your Windows 10 server, you'll need to download the Minecraft Server software. Follow these steps:
a. Visit the official Minecraft website (https://www.minecraft.net) and navigate to the "Downloads" section.b. Scroll down and click on "Minecraft: Java Edition Server."c. On the next page, select "Download" to save the server software to your computer.
Create a Server Folder:
After downloading the Minecraft Server software, create a dedicated folder on your computer to store all the server files. This folder will serve as the working directory for your server. Choose a location that is easily accessible and has sufficient storage space.
Configure the Server:
To configure your Minecraft server, follow these steps:
a. Open the folder where you saved the Minecraft Server software.b. Double-click on the downloaded server file to start the server.c. Wait for the server files to be generated. Once the process is complete, the server will stop automatically.d. Open the server folder and locate the "server.properties" file. Right-click on it and select "Edit" to open it in a text editor.e. In the "server.properties" file, you can customize various server settings such as server name, game mode, difficulty, and more. Modify the settings according to your preferences.f. Save the changes and exit the text editor.
Start the Server:
To start your Minecraft server, follow these steps:
a. Double-click on the server file once again to launch the server.b. The server will start, and you'll see a command prompt-like window displaying server information and logs.c. Wait for the server to finish its startup process. Once it says "Done!" in the command prompt window, the server is ready to accept connections.
Allow Server Access through Firewall:
To ensure that other players can connect to your server, you need to configure your Windows Firewall settings. Here's how:
a. Open the Start menu and search for "Windows Defender Firewall."b. Click on "Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security."c. In the left sidebar, click on "Inbound Rules."d. Click on "New Rule" in the right sidebar.e. Select "Port" and click "Next."f. Choose "TCP" and enter "25565" (without quotes) as the specific local ports.g. Select "Allow the connection" and click "Next."h. Ensure that all the network profiles are checked and click "Next."i. Provide a name for the rule (e.g., Minecraft Server) and click "Finish."
Share Your Server IP:
a. Open the Start menu and search for "Command Prompt."b. Click on "Command Prompt" to open it.c. In the Command Prompt window, type "ipconfig" (without quotes) and press Enter.d. Look for the "IPv4 Address" under your active network connection. This is your server's IP address.
Congratulations! You've successfully created your Windows 10 server for Minecraft version 0.15.2. You can now enjoy multiplayer gameplay, invite friends to join your adventures, and build amazing creations together. Remember to keep your server software and system updated for optimal performance and security. Enjoy your Minecraft journey, and may your multiplayer experiences be filled with joy and creativity!