Minecraft: Multiverse Core Plugin Commands

In my last post I talked about how I installed the CraftBukkit server with the Multiverse (core, portal, nether, and sign) and PermissionBukkit plugins. Once all that is up and running you need to know the commands use the features of the new plugins. I’m going go over what I think are the most important Multiverse Core commands you’ll need to know to allow you to add and modify worlds on your new server. All this information is available on the Multiverse Core Wiki. I just wanted to cover it here so I could add my own notes. In the next post I’ll go over the commands for the Multiverse Portal plugin and show how to create portals in your worlds. Continue reading

Minecraft Multi-World Server Setup

I’ve gotten into playing Minecraft a bit lately. It’s a fun little diversion. I tend to like the digging and exploring. My wife how ever is completely hooked. She loves building entire towns and all kinds of elaborate buildings. I don’t really get into the building much myself. She did want to play the game with our grandson so we setup and Minecraft server on her computer. It was kind of fun to be in the world with other people in it. The one thing that bothered me was that they kept changing worlds or the game mode. I like playing the game in peaceful mode so I don’t have to deal with bad guys. What we really needed was to be able to have a server that could serve up multiple worlds so there was something for everyone.

Being a good computer nerd I liked the idea of setting up a server. I looked around figuring that someone had created the software I wanted and sure enough they had. I found the CraftBukkit server with the Multiverse plugins which was just what I was looking for. I’ve been playing with the server setup on my local system to get everything worked out before moving it to my wife’s computer, replacing the standard Minecraft server. It took me a little while to figure out how the server and plugins all work together so I decided to write these instructions to help out others who want to setup a similar system. It will also help me six months from now when I will have completely forgotten how it all works.

I did my work on a Mac OS X system. The steps should be pretty much the same for a Linux system. There will be differences running it under Windows especially in getting Java installed and setup but hopefully these instructions will be of some help there as well.

So without further ado here’s the steps I followed to put this all together.

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