OS X 2010 Mac Mini Server ok as Minecraft Server

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by voigtstr, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. voigtstr macrumors member

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    #1
    Its a core 2 Duo, and both disks are failing (well the second disk will only mount read only) (the first disk gives regular updates saying its in S.M.A.R.T. status of failing)

    As a work around I've moved the minecraft server to a i5 iMac, and the server is running much more smoothly (no dropped ticks). Is this purely processor speed dependent, memory dependent, or just failing disk dependent?

    (I'll be repairing the mac mini server with 2 new hybrid disks seagates sshd 1TBs)

    Are there any others here using Apple hardware to run Minecraft servers?
    Any performance tips?
     
  2. Huntn macrumors G5

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    #2
    I've tried to set up a minecraft server following several of the directions on line, but the part where the server is supposed to build in the data, nothing appears. Any suggestions?
     
  3. voigtstr thread starter macrumors member

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    #3
    unzip the minecraft folder to somewhere.. my Minecraft 1.7.4 folder is sitting on the desktop.

    open up the textedit app and create a file in this folder called start.command or something similar. The contents should be similar to the following (use google to find other arguements you might want to use)

    #!/bin/bash
    cd "$(dirname "$0")"
    exec java -server -Xmx2048M -jar minecraft_server.1.7.4.jar nogui

    save the file.

    open up the terminal app
    cd to where ever you have stored the file.
    (eg cd /Users/myusername/Desktop/Minecraft 1.7.4)

    type chmod +x start.command

    On a brand new install of mavericks I didn't have Java installed so I was directed to go to
    http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html

    download the JDK (the JRE doesnt update java -version symlinks or add java to your path...)

    You should now be able to run the start command in the minecraft folder to start your server.

    Make sure that minecraft's default port is being forward from the router to the minecraft server.
     
  4. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Thanks for the info! I don't know if I'll try this , but if I do, I'll report back.
     

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