(Notes updated September 2015.)
Next step: Creating our first Scriptcraft mods. https://cdathenry.wordpress.com/2014/10/17/topic-2-connecting-to-servers-and-creating-our-first-mod/
Canarymod is a Minecraft Server. Therefore, the instructions we followed to connect to it were:
- Start MineCraft, making sure it’s the same version (1.8 in our case)
- Choose Multiplayer, then Direct Connect and enter localhost as the server address
- If this works, in your CraftBukkit window you’ll see a message that you connected.
Here, localhost is actually means “the address of this local computer”.
But you can also connect to a friend’s computer, if you are all on the same network and you can find out their address. (If you are on different networks, things get a bit more complex: you will have to search online about how to set up port forwarding on your router, and you will probably also need a free Dynamic DNS service.)
On a local network, to find your IP address, open a command window. (In Windows, run or search for cmd.) In the command window, enter the command ipconfig and read through to find an entry like this:
Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe21:9ba2:9db6:13e9%4 IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.17 Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.128.0 Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.101.0.1
The IPv4 address is what you need. Get a friend to start Minecraft on their computer, then Direct Connect and enter your IP address. They will then be connected to the server on your computer!
This can be handy if you want to work on projects together.
Next step: Creating our first ScriptCraft mods.