Having troubles creating a server using bukkit.

Discussion in 'General Minecraft Discussion' started by MissKells, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. Ok soooo lol I have a hard time creating a server and i REFUSE to use "Hamachi" I want to use bukkit because i want to create an adventure map !

    I downloaded CraftBukkit's latest version, i did the notepad thinger and saved it as run.bat But when i went to run it i get this "java" is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

    I am running 32 bit java on a 64 bit operating system, i have tried downloading and using the 64 bit java but it is not supported on a windows 8 desktop unfortunately.. But i just keep getting the error. I have already tried add java to my system path but that has not worked either. Can someone help me?
  2. Just use hamachi much quicker and easier. :p
  3. Then i cannot create an adventure map and hamachi sucks anyway
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  4. Craft bukkit with 1.7 isn't working with all pluggins at the moment wait till they release the recommended build or downgrade to 1.6.
  5. I am not using any pluggins i am just trying to create a server
  6. It's not that bad for I use it a lot.
  7. I wish I could help...
    ...My track record with this is so bad so I will shut my trap :p
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  8. I made one once I didn't know how to do it I just watched YouTube videos and it showed me and it worked! :)
  9. if you arent using plugins you dont need a bukkit server
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  10. But arent pluggins just extra stuff you can add to your server?
  11. Bukkit is used by Plugin Developers as an API to create plugins

    meaning its a barebones system designed to optimize plugin performance with an easier loading interface.

    you can use a bukkit server without everything but it really isnt living up to its functionality from what i understand. hamachi is the go to because its a download and go server for people starting out. you can start with a hamachi server and make it bukkit however
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  12. True. My friend a hamachi bukkit server I think. That or it was just bukkit :oops:
  13. I assume the run.bat you are trying to use contains something like: "java -Xmx1024M -jar craftbukkit.jar -o true". The error you are getting suggests that Windows does not have the proper path to your java executable.

    If you are able to play Minecraft, you must have some version of java installed. Open Minecraft Launcher and look at your settings. Where it says "Java Settings (Advanced)", look at the path next to the executable checkbox. That is the path to your java executable. Mine, for example, is: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\javaw.exe".

    The part up to "javaw.exe" needs to be included in your environment variables in order to run java the way your run.bat is trying to. You could also cheat and change your run.bat to say "C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\java -Xmx1024M -jar craftbukkit.jar -o true", but that would be cheating so I'm listing how to set yourself up properly.

    You have probably already tried the instructions here: http://www.java.com/en/download/help/path.xml

    Take another look and make sure you followed the instructions correctly. If you have set the PATH environment variable correctly, you should be able to open a Command Prompt window, type "java" into it, and have java print out its "Usage:" information. It should start with something like:
    Usage java [-options] class [args...], and will have quite a few other lines of information about the different arguments you can start java with.

    You should also be able to type: "path" into the prompt and see the PATH information you added to into your environment variables. It should start with "PATH=" and, in my case, it includes "C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin;" in it.

    I saw a lot of youtube videos on setting up for this so if you get stuck watching one might help you figure out if you are skipping a step or help to understand one of them. Don't forget that if you want to share the server with others outside of your home you'll have to set up your router properly.
  14. I can't help you much as I do not use windows (havent in over 3 years) so I honestly don't know much about java on windows.


    Need no, but CB does fix a lot of bugs present in Vanilla and provide more commands and configuration.
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  15. It's working now, for some reason shutting down my computer for 8 hours did the trick xP lol
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