I tried for a few hours today on making a minecraft server. None of the videos on Youtube worked for me and everything just said there was an error while trying to open the files. As I went to Minecraft.net I clicked all the downloads, they downloaded but nothing opened. I have Java 6 installed and it is my defult opener for files. Can someone please give me a link to making a server on Lubuntu that worked for them?

                            Thanks in advance 
  • Do you want a vanilla Minecraft server as provided straight from Mojang, or would you like an easily extensible one? – user323419 Jan 26 '16 at 17:08
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    Possible duplicate of How to install Minecraft (Server) – dobey Jan 26 '16 at 17:51

For a vanilla, straight-up Mojang issued server

Download the Minecraft server from here. Now, from a command line, issue the following commands:

cd /path/to/server/folder
java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar minecraft-server.1.8.9.jar nogui

The server will attempt to start and create a few necessary files. However, it will abruptly stop and say that you need to agree to the EULA. Open the newly created eula.txt file in your favorite editor, read through the agreement, and change eula=false to eula=true. Now, you can also edit the server.properties file to change the settings on your server.

Finally, open a command line and reissue the same commands as above. This time, your server will start and you will be good to go!

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    Note: if you want to use the GUI for issuing administrative commands instead of the command line, you can omit that last nogui flag in the command above. – user323419 Jan 26 '16 at 17:26

For an easily extensible Server, use Spigot

Spigot is a modified version of the Minecraft server with TONS of plug-ins available to extend the game for your visitors. Plugins are easy to install, all you have to do is copy the downloaded plugin .jar file into your Spigot Plugins folder and restart the server. However, it requires a little more work to set-up and get going. First, I suggest you make a new directory to hold everything in. We'll call it /home/user/Spigot.

mkdir /home/user/Spigot
cd /home/user/Spigot
sudo apt-get install git
git config --global --unset core.autocrlf
wget https://hub.spigotmc.org/jenkins/job/BuildTools/lastSuccessfulBuild/artifact/target/BuildTools.jar
java -jar BuildTools.jar

This process will take a while, as it is building the Spigot file. Once it is done, you will have a finished spigot.jar file in your directory. Running it from now on will be as easy as:

cd /home/user/Spigot
java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar spigot.jar nogui

The first time you run it, it will stop and say you need to agree to the EULA. Open up /home/user/Spigot/eula.txt in your favorite editor, and change eula=false to eula=true. Now, you are up and running. Feel free to search the web for Spigot Plug-ins to really customize your server!

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