How to Set Up a Python Minecraft Server and Get Players Connected?

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To set up a Python Minecraft server and get players connected, you can use the mcstatus and mcping libraries. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Install the mcstatus and mcping libraries by running the following command: pip install mcstatus mcping
  2. Create a Python script to start the Minecraft server. You can use the subprocess library to start the server from within the script. For example:
import subprocess

subprocess.Popen("java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar server.jar nogui", shell=True)

Make sure to replace server.jar with the actual name of your Minecraft server jar file.

  1. Use the mcstatus library to get the status of the server and check if it is running. For example:
from mcstatus import MinecraftServer

server = MinecraftServer.lookup("localhost:25565")
status = server.status()

if status.players.online > 0:
    print("Server is running and has players connected!")
else:
    print("Server is running but has no players connected.")
  1. Use the mcping library to ping the server and get a list of players connected. For example:
from mcping import PingClient

client = PingClient("localhost", 25565)
response = client.ping()

if response['players']['online'] > 0:
    players = response['players']['list']
    print("Players connected:")
    for player in players:
        print(player['name'])
else:
    print("No players connected.")
  1. Share the IP address of your server with your friends or other players to allow them to connect to the server. They can do this by opening Minecraft and selecting “Multiplayer” from the main menu. Then, they can enter the IP address of the server and click “Join Server” to connect.

Note that setting up a Minecraft server can be a complex process, and there may be additional steps required depending on your specific server setup. Make sure to test your server thoroughly to ensure that it is working correctly and that players can connect without any issues.

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