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How to Install and Set Up Geyser On Your Minecraft Server

Geyser is a proxy that allows Minecraft: Bedrock Edition (the version of Minecraft used on consoles, mobile devices, and Windows 10) players to join a Java Edition server. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to install and set up Geyser on your Minecraft server:

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Minecraft Java Edition Server:
- Ensure you have a running Minecraft Java Edition server. You can use tools like Spigot or Paper for additional features.

Java Installed:
- Make sure you have Java installed on your server. Geyser requires Java to run.


Download Geyser:
- Visit the GeyserMC GitHub releases page and download the latest Geyser standalone JAR file.

Move Geyser JAR:
- Upload or move the Geyser JAR file to the same directory as your Minecraft server.

Create Geyser Configuration File:
- Start Geyser for the first time to generate the default configuration file.
java -jar Geyser-Spigot.jar

- Stop the server once Geyser has started.

Edit Geyser Configuration:
- Open the config.yml file generated in the same directory as your server or inside the Geyser folder.
- Customize the configuration according to your preferences. At a minimum, you need to set the address option to the IP address or hostname of your Java Edition server.

Restart Geyser:
- Start your Minecraft server with the Geyser JAR file.
java -jar Geyser-Spigot.jar

Connect Bedrock Clients:
- Players on Minecraft Bedrock Edition can now connect to your Java Edition server using the IP address or hostname of your server.

Additional Configuration (Optional):

- Authentication:
- You can configure Geyser to use online mode, ensuring that Bedrock players need a valid Minecraft account to join. Set online-mode: true in the Geyser config.yml file.

- Additional Settings:
- Geyser has various configuration options for customization. Refer to the official Geyser documentation for more details.

- Plugins Compatibility:
- Some plugins may not be fully compatible with Geyser. Check the compatibility list on the GeyserMC GitHub page.


- Keep both your Geyser and Java Edition server up to date to ensure compatibility.
- Always backup your server before making significant changes.
- Consult the Geyser documentation for troubleshooting and additional information.

Following these steps should get Geyser up and running on your Minecraft server, allowing players on Bedrock Edition to join the Java Edition server.

Updated on: 06/01/2024

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