This is the second part of a three part series on how to setup a multiplayer server on a Mac.

Part 1: Setup Server
Part 2: Setup Local Client
Part 3: Setup Internet Client

Part 2: Setup Local Client

With our server setup from Part 1 we are now ready to try connecting to it with a local client.

Download the Minecraft client for Mac if you haven’t already.

download-client

Fire it up, hit the ‘Play’ button, select ‘Multiplayer’ or ‘Play with my crew’

multiplayer

Now to play locally we need your local IP address. To get this go (System Preferences > Network)

network

And then note the 10.0.1.x address. That’s your local IP address and the address that your server is running on locally. We are going to connect to that from this computer (kind of like connecting to ourselves).

local-ip-address

Anyone else wishing to connect to use could use this information also if they are on our wi-fi.

So let’s connect to ourselves. Go back to Minecraft, click ‘Add Server’ and enter the following:

edit-server-info

The 10.0.1.x is the local IP address of your machine.
25565 is the port number Minecraft listens on for incoming connections.

If that works, you should see something like this with green bars.

running-server

If it doesn’t work you will see something like this with a red x.

bad-server

To connect to your new local server, simply highlight and click ‘Join Server’.

And if everything works, you should now be connected to your very own Minecraft server!

minecraft-running

Coming soon. Part 3 – How to let others on the internet connect to your server.