MultiCraft Server Setup


For Debian/Ubuntu users:

sudo apt install g++ make libc6-dev libirrlicht-dev cmake libbz2-dev libpng-dev libjpeg-dev libxxf86vm-dev libgl1-mesa-dev libsqlite3-dev libogg-dev libvorbis-dev libopenal-dev libcurl4-gnutls-dev libfreetype6-dev zlib1g-dev libgmp-dev libjsoncpp-dev git postgresql postgresql-contrib libpq-dev postgresql-server-dev-all luajit libncurses5-dev libluajit-5.1-dev doxygen libcurl4-openssl-dev libleveldb-dev libzstd-dev


Clone the source repository.

git clone --depth 1
mv MultiCraft2 multicraft
cd multicraft

Adding a game to multicraft, you can add any game you want but minetest_game seems to be a fine choice considering lot of mods depend on it.

git clone --depth 1 games/minetest_game

Irrlicht is not required for server only build.


make -j$(nproc)


This is a good configuration settings for starting up a public server. Make changes accordingly.

bind_address =
### General Server Settings ###
# Admin Name
name = smk
# Logs parameter - 0 = none, 1 = warning, 2 = action, 3 = info, 4 = verbose
debug_log_level = action
debug_log_size_max = 0
creative_mode = false
enable_damage = true
disallow_empty_password = true
default_stack_max = 64
max_users = 20
default_privs = interact, shout, fast, home, tp
enable_rollback_recording = true
enable_minimap = true

server_name = Adventure Time
server_description = Welcome to a world full of adventure where you make new friends,hatch dragons and fight lots of monsters. Join our discord:
motd = Welcome to Adventure Time! Experience a survival server like never before.
server_url =
server_announce = true
server_address =
port = 30029
#pgsql_connection = host=db port=54414 user=smk password=somerandomstring dbname=smk_mc24

static_spawnpoint = 1810, 7, 1767
node_drop = false
item_collection = true
# enable_hunger = true
give_initial_stuff = true
initial_stuff = default:torch 64,default:pick_steel,default:axe_steel,default:apple 64
bones_mode = place

Save above config to ~/multicraft/multicraft.conf.


By default all the worlds go into ~/multicraft/worlds/worldname/. All the logs gets written into ~/multicraft/debug.txt and config file read is ~/multicraft/multicraft.conf.

For Installing mods we can either utilise ~/multicraft/mods/ or ~/multicraft/worlds/worldname/worldmods/. Later is preffered because we can use same engine installation to host multiple worlds which use different modsets and we don’t have to define a enable_modname=true for every mod we install.

  • World files : ~/multicraft/worlds/worldname
  • Logs files : ~/multicraft/debug.txt
  • Config files : ~/multicraft/multicraft.conf

So Idea now is to redefine and make this structured for maintaining multiple worlds and its much easier to debug the server crashes when we have smaller log files with dates written on them rather than a long debug.txt file.

cd ~
mkdir -p logs config worlds
chmod +x

Now copy following to

if [ -z "$STY" ]; then exec screen -dm -S mc /bin/bash "$0"; fi
while sleep 3; do $HOME/multicraft/bin/multicraftserver --world $HOME/worlds/prismo --terminal --logfile $HOME/logs/`date +"%m%d"`.txt --config $HOME/config/prismo.conf; done

Above script attaches a screen session in behind and executes multicraftserver in it. To access screen session do screen -rx.To come back to console from screen session you can type ^ A + d. See screen(1) man page for more details.

Replace prismo with appropriate server name.