❓ What is PocketMine ❓
PocketMine is a Bedrock server type, an alternative to our Bedrock Dedicated server type which is also able to run plugins.
⚠ NOTE ⚠: Bedrock Dedicated is not able to run plugins. It is the Vanilla version of the Bedrock Minecraft, meaning the game itself without any additions. So you are able to run a Bedrock server with plugins only using PocketMine.
This type executes a .phar file to generate all necessary data to start a Bedrock Server. Probably one of the first modes to emerge, PocketMine also has a long history of updates that dates back to the early days of Bedrock Multiplayer.
Its stable updates, though, are infrequent but provides the player with light and fast play and can be considered a great lightweight mode to play with your friends using plugins here and there.
There's no way to use command blocks.
🧵 Possible Connections 🧵
Minecraft Pocket Edition - MCPE - (Android and IOS)
Minecraft Windows 10 Edition - Win10 - (From Microsoft Store)
🔩 How Do I Change My Server to PocketMine 🔩
In order to change your server to PocketMine, you will have to do a clean install of the template called the same. Here is our guide for doing so, but the steps below explain the same thing.
So to change to PocketMine do the following:
Open the Multicraft panel and log in
Click on Files, then on Setup.
Select PocketMine as Template and check just the box titled Delete All Server Files. Do not check the box for Run Setup on every server start.
Restart your server and after doing so, PocketMine will start to install.
NOTE: This process will delete all your server files. Please backup first what you need to your PC using Filezilla. Here is our guide for using Filezilla.
Now you just changed your server to PocketMine.
🎛️ Server Settings 🎛️
Check out the next box. This is an example of a Pocketmine server.properties file.
What does each option do?
server-ip: Sets a server IP Address.
server-port: Sets a server port.
max-players: Sets a max player count.
level-name: Sets the actual level name.
motd: Can be seen on Minecraft.
white-list: Add a white list to server.
announce-player-achievements: If player is logged on XBOX him can get announce about achievements.
spawn-protection: Set the Spawn Protection size.
gamemode: Sets the server game mode.
force-gamemode: Forge a game mode on the server.
hardcore: Enable hardcore.
difficulty: Sets the server difficulty.
level-seed: Sets the actual level seed.
level-type: Sets the actual level type.
rcon.password: Sets the rcon password.
xbox-auth: Enable XBOX connections.
language: Sets the actual language.
⌨ PocketMine Commands ⌨
Prevents the specified player from using this server.
Prevents the specified IP address from using this server.
View all players banned from this server.
Set the default game mode.
Takes the specified player's operator status.
Sets the game difficulty.
Dumps the memory.
Adds/Removes effects on players.
Adds enchantments on items.
Changes the player to a specific game mode.
Fires garbage collection tasks.
Gives the specified player a certain amount of items.
Shows the help menu.
Removes the specified player from the server.
Commit suicide or kill other players.
Lists all online players.
Performs the specified action in chat.
Gives the specified player operator status.
Allows the specified player to use this server.
Allows the specified IP address to use this server.
Adds particles to a world.
Gets a list of plugins running on the server.
Reloads the server configuration and plugins.
Saves the server to disk.
Disables server autosaving.
Enables server autosaving.
Broadcasts the given message as the sender.
Shows the world seed.
Sets a worlds' spawn point. If no coordinates are specified, the player's coordinates will be used.
✔️ Setting Up a Whitelist ✔️
The whitelist is as its name suggests a list of players that are allowed to join. Any other player that tries to join and is not on the list will be disconnected.
⚠ NOTE ⚠: The actual whitelist is saved in your server files inside the white-list.txt file, but we do not recommend to edit that file manually, but to use the following commands. Modifying that file can make the server crash at the first start!
To manage your whitelist on your PocketMine server you will use the following commands:
/whitelist <on - off>
Enable or disable the whitelist.
Disable the whitelist.
/whitelist <add - remove> <playername>
Add or remove a specific player from the whitelist.
/whitelist add player1
Will add the player1 to our whitelist.
Will show all players from your whitelist.
Will reload your whitelist according to your white-list.txt file.
🔌 How to Install Plugins 🔌
First, please note that PocketMine is not working with Bukkit/ Spigot plugins, it needs specifically PocketMine plugins, which are .phar files and which can be found here.
After downloading the plugins you want, just use Filezilla to upload them to your plugins folder of the server.
⚠ NOTE ⚠: Here is our guide for using Filezilla.
We please you to also take a look here at our guide for recommended plugins for PocketMine. You will find there recommended plugins for anything from essentials commands to anti-cheat and minigames plugins.
👹 How to Get Mobs on Your Server 👹
To get mobs working on PocketMine, you'll need to set up PureEntitiesX plugin which can be found here.
Just download it and drop it into your server plugins folder using Filezilla, then restart the server.
⚠ NOTE ⚠: Here is our guide for using Filezilla.
🔒 Setting Up Permissions 🔒
For managing permissions better on the PocketMine server we suggest you use a permission plugin, like PurePerms.
Here is our guide for setting up and configuring PurePerms, please take a look.
🗺️ Setting Up Your Custom World 🗺️
Please note that PocketMine has his unique world type, so you can upload to a PocketMine server just a world that was generated previously with PocketMine.
⚠ NOTE ⚠: You cannot upload your single player world to your PocketMine because it was not generated with PocketMine but with the Vanilla version of the Bedrock game. Also, you cannot upload a world generated previously with the Bedrock Dedicated server type to a PocketMine server.
So if you have a world that was generated previously via PocketMine you can upload it to your server files as our guide explains here.
If you find any issues setting up and using PocketMine please feel free to contact us on live chat or via the ticket system here.
- Pocketmine Recommended Plugins
- How to Set Up Permissions Using PurePerms on Your PocketMine Server
- How to Upload Your Custom World on a Bedrock Server
Published on: 09 / 29 / 2020