• Minecraft Middle Earth is a Minecraft community that recreates the world described by JRR Tolkien and his writings. Everyone can participate in organized events in which we collaborate to create major landmarks, terrain, caves, castles, towns, farms and more.

    To get started, visit The New Player Guide

    IP address : build.mcmiddleearth.com

How to connect to or access the server

q220

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How will I connect to the server?

To connect, you will need Minecraft: Java Edition, which is available from Download for Minecraft: Java Edition
Other versions of Minecraft, such as Android, Playstations, Xbox, ... are called "Bedrock" versions and can not connect to our server.

If you already know how to connect to multiplayer servers, the ip is build.mcmiddleearth.com
If this is your first time joining a multiplayer server:

  1. Launch the game
  2. On the main menu, click on 'Multiplayer'
  3. On the new screen, click on 'Add Server'
  4. You can type 'Minecraft Middle Earth' to add as an item in your server list
  5. This bit is important! In server address you have to type this exactly: build.mcmiddleearth.com
  6. For the best experience, you should set 'Server Resource Packs: Enabled' so you don't have to manually download and install resource packs.
  7. Double click the newly added server, and you're joining MCME!

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ryttyr

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Awesome resource that'll surely cut down on the number of questions asked but here's some suggestions for improvements:

"this name will display in the server list" could be changed to: "this name will be displayed in your server list" to emphasise that this only affects what they'll see.

"In server adress you type: build.mcmiddleearth.com" could be changed to "In server adress you have to thype exactly: build.mcmiddleearth.com" to emphasise the importance of typing exactly that.

"you should see 'Server Resource Packs: Enabled'" should probably be "you should set 'Server Resource Packs: Enabled'"

"so you don't have to mess around downloading and installing resource packs." could be changed to "so you don't have to mess around with downloading and installing resource packs manually." for clarification.

And finally, I love that you included an animation of how to do all this but perhaps you should have included step 6 in the animation as well?

Also, maybe this guide should mention that you have to launch the game in Minecraft 1.12 in order to join the server? I know this won't be the case once we've updated to 1.14 but that's still some ways off and at the moment you can't join the server without launching the game in Minecraft 1.12 so perhaps you should include or at least mention how to do that as well or perhaps make a different guide for it?

That's all the input I had about this. I hope I didn't come across as being nitpicky.
 

RubenPieterMark

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How will I connect to the server?

If you already know how to connect to multiplayer servers, the ip is build.mcmiddleearth.com
If this is your first time joining a multiplayer server:

  1. Launch the game
  2. On the main menu, click on 'Multiplayer'
  3. On the new screen, click on 'Add Server'
  4. You can type 'Minecraft Middle Earth' or whatever you wish, this name will display in the server list
  5. This bit is important! In server adress you type: build.mcmiddleearth.com
  6. For the best experience, you should see 'Server Resource Packs: Enabled' so you don't have to mess around downloading and installing resource packs.
  7. Double click the newly added server, and you're joining!

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To make this clearer, can we perhaps have the IP put somewhere in the header or the foot of the website? I can imagine visitors struggling to find a thread like this.
 

Slyder73

Starting Adventurer
I am also getting "server is outdated" when trying to join. I just installed Minecraft again today and it is fully updated to 1.15.
Will the server update?
Or do I have to figure out how to find an older version of Minecraft?
 

Raffyyy

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I am also getting "server is outdated" when trying to join. I just installed Minecraft again today and it is fully updated to 1.15.
Will the server update?
Or do I have to figure out how to find an older version of Minecraft?

You have to use an older version, namely 1.12.2

Fortunately, it really isn't that hard :)

 
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