Today, I’m expanding on my previous tutorial, which was a shorter one on how to create a minecraft server. I intend on creating a comprehensive guide. Basically, I am doing the project from start to finish on my own raspberry pi, and logging what works for me in my article. To view my progress, pretty much just look at the article. I don’t really want to re write everything here, just to be more efficient.
One problem I encountered is deciding how basic to make the instructions; Where and when should I stop? Should I begin by instructing on how to start up the pi? How to install the operating system? I decided on making basic tutorials like that seperately, and linking to them so the audience doesn’t have to waste time skipping basic content or they can visit it if they like.
I ran out of time today, I had a good session. my article is pretty messy right now but I am trying to clean it up. This is a draft.
By using a Raspberry Pi, you can have full control over your own Minecraft server, customize it to your liking, and play with your friends. Moreover, since PaperMC is a high-performance Minecraft server software that’s optimized for multi-core processors, running it on a Raspberry Pi can provide a smooth and stable Minecraft gaming experience.
Start by setting up your Raspberry Pi. Make sure it’s connected to the internet and that you have administrative privileges. You can follow our Raspberry Pi SSH tutorial to connect to it with administrative privileges. We’ll make a full tutorial on this soon.
Install Java on your Raspberry Pi by running the following command in the terminal:
sudo apt-get install default-jdk
This command will install the default version of Java that comes with the Raspbian operating system.
Create a new directory for your PaperMC server by running the following command in the terminal:
This will create a new directory called “papermc-server” in your current location.
Change to the new directory by running the following command in the terminal:
Download a version of PaperMC (https://papermc.io/downloads) for Raspberry Pi by running the following command in the terminal:
This will download the PaperMC server software to your Raspberry Pi. You can check the latest version and build number on the PaperMC website (https://papermc.io/downloads).
Create a new start script by running the following command in the terminal:
This will open the Nano text editor, where you can create and edit your start script.
Type the following command into the Nano text editor:
java -Xms1G -Xmx1G -jar paper-1.17.1-73.jar
This command tells Java to allocate 1 GB of memory to the server and run the PaperMC software.
Press Ctrl+X, then Y, then Enter to save the start script.
Make the start script executable by running the following command in the terminal:
chmod +x start.sh
Start the PaperMC server by running the following command in the terminal:
Wait for the server to start up. You should see some text in the terminal window indicating that the server is running.
Congratulations! You now have a working PaperMC server running on your Raspberry Pi. You can connect to the server from another computer on your network by using the Raspberry Pi’s IP address and the default Minecraft port (25565). To customize your server settings or install plugins, you can edit the server.properties file and add plugins to the plugins directory.