PocketMine MP

First, download the latest MacOS.tar file from here. Then, download the latest Automatic Installer. After that, open the Terminal, type in chmod 0755 and drag the Automatic Installer to the Terminal window, then press enter. It’s been chmodded, even if it doesn’t directly acknowledge it. So then unzip the .tar file, and drag the bin file to your User directory. Then drag the Automatic Installer there, and open it. PocketMine should suddenly download itself! Then run the start.sh file. If it doesn’t work, make sure that the bin file is in the directory! If not, then move it to the directory, and try running start.sh again. This should work!

PS: your user directory is the little button on the side of a Finder window that has your username on it. That it where PocketMine will defaultly install to, and that is where the bin file belongs.

PocketMine MP is an awesome way to set up servers for Minecraft Pocket Edition! I made a little tutorial for you guys to see how to set it up on a Mac. For Windows, check this out.  Or, you can always check out the official wiki. 

Setting up PocketMine on a Mac

 It is unknown if this part is

still required. It is still around

for novelty reasons. I highly

suggest you look above to find

the working version.

The first step in this process is installation. You must install XCode, an Apple Develeoper tool, which you can download here. Be sure to install your OS-specific XCode. You also must have an Apple Developer-approved account. Note that XCode takes a few hours to download and install. L Also, see the finer tips later on for troubleshooting.

Next, download MacPorts, using the simple .pkg installer, available here. This doesn’t take very long at all. Install it, then open the Terminal, by either going into your Applications > Utilities > Terminal, or by searching Terminal in the Spotlight.

After you have opened the terminal, type in sudo port install PACKAGE, PACKAGE being one of the following packages  that you must install: wget gcc make automake autoconf m4 libtool. To be more clear about that, to install one of the packages, type sudo port install THE PACKAGE YOU WANT TO INSTALL GOES HERE. It probably will say, when you try to install gcc and make “Package not found”, or something along those lines. Don’t worry. I think they come installed on your computer already.

The next step is to install the Auto Installer. Choose the most recent one from the list. Then go into the Terminal, and type in chmod 0755 and then drag in the auto-installer file, then press Enter. It doesn’t say anything, but we know it’s been chmodded.

Next, right-click on it and choose Open With > Other, and then choose All Applications and press the check when it says to defaultly open with that app. Then select Terminal, and the file should open.

After that, it should start installing. When it’s finished, files have been added to your User Directory. You can find this under Home > Users > username. It should all be in that directory. Then, open Terminal again and type  ./start.sh. The server then should open up on your local Wi-Fi network. Then you can configure your server.propeties file and add plugins! More info on that can be found here, on the official GitHub PocketMine Wiki. You can contact shoghicp, the creator of PocketMine on Reddit here, or check out his GitHub wiki for the issues with PocketMine here.

Hey, guess what? Shoghicp, the developer of PocketMine, has released Pre-Built Binaries! That means that it’s easier to install PocketMine!

First, download the latest MacOS.tar file from here. Then, download the latest Automatic Installer. After that, open the Terminal, type in chmod 0755 and drag the Automatic Installer to the Terminal window, then press enter. It’s been chmodded, even if it doesn’t directly acknowledge it. So then unzip the .tar file, and drag the bin file to your User directory. Then drag the Automatic Installer there, and open it. PocketMine should suddenly download itself!

 Troubleshooting

 

One of the many troubles I had was that XCode said Please Close iTunes to continue, and my iTunes wasn’t open. If this happens to you, your iTuned Helper may still be running in the background. Open up your Application folder, open the Utilities folder, and open Activity Monitor. Applications > Utilities > Activity Monitor. Search itunes in the app’s search bar. One result should pop up, the iTunes helper. Click on it and select the Quit Process option. It will ask you if you really want to quit it, press the Quit button. Your XCode error should disappear and should finish installing shortly!

The official FAQ can be found here, as always. If you have a problem, please tell me, and I will try to find a solution. Thanks for reading!

I’m not sure if you need an Intel chip for this, but it’s recommended that you don’t use PowerPC.

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