(instructions were 100% made and written by me)
The video tutorial i was making is still being put together. Stupid imovie for some reason has chosen now to stop importing mp4’s so i will have to find a free converter that converts to m4v an other formats. If anyone knows any good programs feel free to let me know in the comments 😛 I will have it up MONDAY!
(im on my way to the airport right now and off to bali for the week so ill take my *cough*macbook*cough* and finish the vid on the beach or something ;P note that this also means i wont be able to reply to messages unless i find wifi so i dont get charged heaps for using my iphone)
Heres the link to the version of minecraft and server that I used in the tutorial incase yours doesnt work. I assume you have already bought the game so there is nothing wrong with getting another version for multiplayer (but i wont tell) 😛
(Extract and put the .minecraft folder in C:/Users/(yourusername)/Roaming) <;;;;;;;— The folder is also set as a hidden/OS Protected File (video explains this if you cant see the folder)
(Place in a folder on your desktop and run the .exe)
I have seen that allot of people have been looking at how to do this, but everyone else says no its not possible, you need a router/modem, internet connection, blah blah blah. Well i found out a way to play minecraft multiplayer WITHOUT yes WITHOUT an internet connection.
Its really simple, but unfortunately you need a mac or a program for pc that allows you to set up a personal network like how the mac does. Im not sure if there is such a program but ill leave that up to you 😀
EDIT: I found out how to do this on windows, but it needs more than one person connected to the network. read below for more info
You will also need the server program as i explained in the earlier post (for online) until you get up to step 3 Follow that post to install the minecraft_server.exe and then come back here and i will tell you how to set up the server.plist for an offline server.
1 (FOR PEOPLE WITH A MAC- once you have got the server.exe and set it up following the previous posts instructions up to step 3, go onto your mac and turn airport (wifi) on. Click on the wifi button on you mac status bar and select “create a network” or whatever it says on your mac. Call it whatever you want, and put a password on if you want. There is no need so i left it off.
1 (FOR PEOPLE WITH WINDOWS)-
once you have got the server.exe and set it up following the previous posts instructions up to step 3, right click on the wifi icon on your status bar and select open network and sharing center. then go to manage wireless networks in the left side bar and click on Add.
select create ad hoc network and next. type in a network name eg: Minecraft, set the security type to no authentication (open) and click next. you have created your network.
2- now that your personal hotspot (ad hoc network) is set up, go on your friends PC and connect them to the hotspot an anyone else who wants to play.
3- i have windows 7 installed on my mac so i restarted my mac into windows so i can play minecraft on that. And since your friends PC is still connected to the hotspot you created, it wont dissapear, even if you turn your macbook off. Then once i Was on windows i joined again and proceeded:
4- now you need to go into the host computer, that is the computer that is going to be running the minecraft_server.exe and go onto command prompt. Type in ipconfig and press enter.
5- Take note that you will need atleast two people on the network for this to work. Now write down your Autoconfiguration IPv4 address. If you Can find where it says Autoconfiguration ipv4, close comman prompt, wait a few minutes and then try typing ipconfig again. You can then close command prompt
6- go into the minecraft_server folder that you made on your desktop as explained in the other post, and open your server.plist file. Make sure you find these settings. If they are different change them for example if it says true change it to false etc.
Server-ip=(enter your ipv4 you wrote down earlier here)
7- now you can start minecraft on you and your friends PC’s and go into multiplayer>;;;;;;;;add server and type in your server name eg Dans Server. Then in server address write in your ipv4:25565
Eg: 10.0.0.5:25565 or 192.168.34.12:25565 depending on what your ipv4 is, of course 😛
Now just click done and join the server 😀
As always any questions just leave a comment below or send me a message on youtube at 1996SG
READ IF YOU CANT JOIN FRIENDS SERVER!!
If your friend is trying to join your minecraft server but it says its disconnected or similar in red text (in minecraft) then this is how to fix it: disconnect your friend from the network you created (ad hoc) and get someone to connect their phone or extra laptop to join. I connected my iphone 4 to the wifi network i created and then when i could see the wifi bars up the top on the status bar (means im connected) i then got my friend to join again. (i think you can then disconnect your iphone once your friend has joined your minecraft server)
ENJOY PLAYING OFFLINE!!!