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Update May 25, 2017: MOREnet’s minecraft server is no long operational. The post below contains some useful information about getting started with Minecraft. Thanks to everyone who participated in our Minecraft server!

We’ve set up a Minecraft server and created a world called MOREcraft. Let’s get connected!

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MOREcraft is a Minecraft server hosted by MOREnet. It is intended as a virtual learning space and collaborative community for employees of MOREnet member organizations and MOREnet staff. Our goal is that it will serve as a teaching and learning tool that will be showcased during our annual conference in October 2016.

First disclaimer: MOREcraft is only for the Windows/Mac/Linux version of the game. Console, tablet, and phone versions of the game cannot connect. This is not a limitation particular to MOREcraft, just the way Mojang has developed the game.
You need to purchase an account from if you don’t have one already. Once you have done that, you can download the game to as many computers as you want but, of course, you can only use your account on one computer at a time. The Minecraft home page has links both to buy and download Minecraft:
Second disclaimer: MOREcraft allows player access only to those on its whitelist. Please use our MOREcraft Google Form to submit your Minecraft username and related information.
The Download icon on the home page takes you to this page where you can download the client for any system. This demo has screenshots from a Mac, but the process is similar for PC.
Once the installer has downloaded, launch it and follow the instructions (in this case, dragging the application into the Applications folder):
When you launch Minecraft for the first time, you will be prompted to log in using the email address you used and password that you chose when you created your account:
Strictly speaking, you haven’t launched Minecraft yet, but the Minecraft Launcher. The reasons for this have to do with some special cases and abilities of the game which are out of the scope of this tutorial. The important things to know are that you want the “Welcome, …” text in the lower right-hand corner to be the player name you chose (as you can see, mine is Amdijefri) and the “Ready to play Minecraft …” version number to be the same as the version mentioned under Minecraft News in the main section of the window. If that is the case, click on the giant Play button:
Now we’re in Minecraft and omigosh more options. Go ahead and click on Multiplayer:
The first time launching the game you need to create an entry for MOREcraft. If you later want to connect to other Minecraft servers, you’ll go through this process with them, too. Click on Add server:
Now you need to fill in Server Name and Server Address. You actually can put whatever text you want in the Server Name field, but we call our server MOREcraft so we’ll go ahead and use that. Once you have done that, click Done:
Assuming everything is correct, you will see a new server bookmark for MOREcraft that looks like the one in the screen shot below and you can either double-click the bookmark or you can single-click it and then click Join Server. If your screen doesn’t look like the one below, single-click the entry and then click Edit and verify that you typed the server address correctly as in the previous step. If there is a red X on the right-hand side, then your client is running a version of Minecraft that is incompatible with the version of Minecraft running on the server. If that is the case, email for assistance. Also note that is a web server that may contain important news. Regardless, if the bars are green, click Join Server!
Welcome to MOREcraft!
If you have any questions, please email

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