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Run a Minecraft Server on OSX Boot2Docker

Run a Minecraft Server on OSX Boot2Docker Here's how I did it. I hope you find it useful! One-time Setup Do these steps once, to initialize Boot2Docker:
Step 1: Install Docker for OS X

Step 2: Create a directory to hold your Minecraft files. This needs to be under the /Users part of your file system because boot2docker automatically mounts /Users to the boot2docker-vm.

mkdir /Users/yourname/minecraft/data

Step 3: Initialize boot2docker

boot2docker init

Step 4: Forward the TCP port Minecraft uses from the Mac to the boot2docker-vm.


  VBoxManage modifyvm "boot2docker-vm" --natpf1 "tcp-port25565,tcp,,25565,,25565";
Start Minecraft Do these steps every time you want to start your Minecraft server.
Step 1: Start boot2docker.
 boot2docker start

Step 2: Set up the shell variables so you can use the docker command.

 $(boot2docker shellinit)
Step 3: Run the minecraft container.
CONTAINER=$(docker run -v /Users/yourname/minecraft/data:/data -d -e EULA=TRUE -e VERSION=LATEST -p …

"Masters of Doom"

I've been reading the book Masters of Doom about the careers of John Carmack and John Romero. I have ported their games Doom and Quake to manydifferentplatforms. It was interesting to read about their lives and game business.

The book brought back memories of development in the '80's, and '90s. Things were simpler (and worse) then.

Some other John & John links:

The Rise and Fall of Ion Storm
Stormy Weather

Carmack QuakeCon Keynotes