Just got a new computer which I hoped would be powerful enough to run both a Minecraft Server and the Minecraft game. And, turns out it is!
Managing servers and stuff tend to be easier in unix though, so I figured I’d try to run it in a virtual machine. First thought of VirtualBox, but then I stumbled upon the fact that Windows 8.1 Pro comes with a Hyper-V Platform built-in. Decided to check it out, and it works fantastic.
At least after I swapped out the virtual hard drive with the SSD from my old computer. Not sure if I set it up wrong, or if Minecraft just really don’t like being inside a virtual hard drive on a regular HDD…
Anyways, here’s what I’ve done for future reference in case I need to set it up again, or if anyone else would like to check it out. Depending on your comfort with command lines, unix, etc, you might need to use some google-fu. Or leave a comment, and I’ll try to help 🙂
Here’s what I use and try to cover here:
- Hyper-V on Windows 8.1 Pro for the virtual machine
- Ubuntu Server for OS
- Yogscast Complete Pack via the ATLauncher for Minecraft Server
- Screen to run the server “through” so it’s easy to manage and doesn’t die when you log off
- Simple continuous backup using minebackup.sh