Do you have friends with cracked copies of Minecraft? You can play with them online even if you do have an official version. All you have to do is set up a Minecraft with a few tweaks, and anyone can join in, whether their copies are official or not.
Step 1. Download the server software
The server software can be downloaded for free from Minecraft's website: https://minecraft.net/download. Click the “Download it here” link on the right side of the Minecraft homepage, then the server file link in the Multiplayer Server section. The file will be downloaded.
Step 2. Create a folder to the server
Make sure this folder is easy to get to as you will need to change some data in it. Give it a name that is easy to recognize, such as "Minecraft_Server". Copy the downloaded server program to this folder.
Step 3. Run the server once
Double click on the program to start the server. You will now see several FAILED messages in the server log, but this is normal. When you see “[INFO] Done” in the Log and Chat window, type “stop” in the server command prompt and press Enter to exit.
Step #4. Open it
Step 5. Change the
eula=false rule in eula=true.
Save the file.
Step 6. Run the server again
Additional files are created in the server folder. Shut down the server again after all additional files have been created.
Step 7. Open it
When you try to open it, select Notepad from the list of available programs. This will open the file in Notepad, which will show you some of the server's code that you can edit.
Step 8. Search for the
Change true to false and save the file. This will prevent the server from contacting the official Minecraft servers to check usernames, allowing players with cracked copies to connect to the server.
Step 9. Set up the port forwarding
In order for others to connect to your server, you will need to open a port for Minecraft. You can set up port forwarding in your router's configuration menu. Set the router to port 25565 for your computer's IP address.
Step 10. Restart the server
Once the file is saved, you can restart the server and it will be cracked. Anyone with an IP address of the server can connect to it. If you want to look up an IP address, you can find it in the file server.properties, under
Step 11. Connect to your own server
If you want to join on your own server on the same machine, start Minecraft, click Multiplayer and select Add Server. Give the server whatever name you want and type “localhost” as Address. This will connect you to your own server, as long as it's running on the same computer.