A Comprehensive Tutorial: Hosting a 1.10.2 Minecraft Server with Hamachi
Feb. 13, 2023
Minecraft is a popular sandbox game that allows players to create and explore virtual worlds. While the game offers a robust multiplayer experience, you may want to host your own server to customize gameplay and invite friends to join. In this tutorial, we'll guide you through the process of hosting a 1.10.2 Minecraft server using Hamachi, a virtual private network (VPN) tool that allows you to create a secure connection for multiplayer gaming.
Before we begin, it's important to note that this tutorial assumes you have a basic understanding of computer networks and have already installed the Minecraft server software for version 1.10.2.
Step 1: Download and Install Hamachi
- Visit the LogMeIn Hamachi website (https://www.vpn.net/) and download the appropriate version of Hamachi for your operating system.
- Run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions to install Hamachi on your computer.
Step 2: Set Up a Hamachi Network
- Launch Hamachi and click on the "Power" button to start the program.
- Click on the "Network" tab and select "Create a new network."
- Enter a unique network ID (such as a name for your Minecraft server) and a password to secure your network.
- Share the network ID and password with your friends who will be joining your Minecraft server.
Step 3: Configure Your Minecraft Server
- Locate the folder where you installed the Minecraft server software for version 1.10.2. This is typically a separate folder from your Minecraft game installation.
- Open the server folder and locate the "server.properties" file. Open it with a text editor.
- Adjust the settings in the "server.properties" file to your preferences. You can change the server name, enable or disable certain features, and set the maximum number of players allowed.
- Save the changes to the "server.properties" file.
Step 4: Port Forwarding
To allow incoming connections to your Minecraft server, you need to set up port forwarding on your router. The exact steps vary depending on the router model and configuration. Here's a general overview:
- Open your router's settings by entering its IP address in your web browser. Typically, the IP address is something like 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1. Check your router's manual or documentation for the specific address.
- Locate the port forwarding settings. It may be listed under "Virtual Servers," "Port Forwarding," or a similar section.
- Add a new port forwarding rule for Minecraft. Enter the internal IP address of the computer running the Minecraft server, set the port range to "25565," and choose "TCP/UDP" as the protocol. Save the changes.
Step 5: Connect to Your Hamachi Network
- Share the Hamachi network ID with your friends who want to join your Minecraft server.
- Instruct them to install Hamachi and join your network using the network ID and password you provided.
- Once they're connected to the network, their Hamachi IP addresses will be visible to you.
Step 6: Start the Minecraft Server
- Double-click the Minecraft server file to start it.
- Once the server is running, it will display information about the server status and IP address.
Step 7: Join Your Minecraft Server
- Launch Minecraft on your computer.
- Click on "Multiplayer" and then "Direct Connect."
- Enter the Hamachi IP address of the computer hosting the server and click "Join Server."
Congratulations! You have successfully set up a 1.10.2 Minecraft server using Hamachi. Your friends can now join your server by connecting to your Hamachi network and entering the server IP address. Remember that the computer hosting the server needs to remain powered on and connected to the internet for others to join.
Note: Hamachi has limitations on the number of players allowed in a network. If you exceed the limit, you may need to purchase a premium license or consider alternative methods for hosting larger Minecraft servers.
Hosting your own Minecraft server provides endless possibilities for customizing gameplay and enjoying multiplayer adventures with friends. With Hamachi, you can create a secure network and connect players from different locations, all within the familiar and immersive world of Minecraft 1.10.2. Enjoy your new Minecraft server and have fun exploring and creating together!