Agree to the EULA on a Minecraft Server

When starting a server running Minecraft 1.7.10 or later, you may see this message in your console:

> You need to agree to the EULA in order to run the server. Read `eula.txt` for more info.

The latest Minecraft server now requires users to agree to the Minecraft EULA before the server will start. The EULA specifically forbids charging players in exchange for game altering or behavior changing items or mechanics that gives them advantage over others who don’t pay or may pay different amounts. Charging for cosmetic items is okay, but giving extra resources isn’t. The EULA affects all Minecraft servers and clients, including prior versions, CraftBukkit servers, and Forge-based servers like Tekkit and Feed the Beast. Although users don’t have to specifically accept an EULA for older versions of Minecraft server, they implicitly have to. Servers must conform to the new EULA by August 1, 2014.

Start Your Server

  1. Login to Command Center.
  2. From your server list, either create a new server or go to an existing server.
  3. Start your server once. If the EULA hasn't been agreed to, the server will stop.
  4. Go to the Files section.
  5. Click eula.txt to open it.
  6. Read the contents of the file. Most importantly, read the Minecraft EULA.
  7. If you agree to the EULA, change eula=false to eula=true
  8. Click Save to save eula.txt and then you should now be able to start your server.

Using Another Control Panel Like Multicraft

  1. Login to the site that you use to manage your server. Your host should have provided directions to do so. Go to the area where you can edit configuration files.
  2. Start your server once.
  3. Open eula.txt.
  4. Read the contents of the file. Most importantly, read the Minecraft EULA.
  5. If you agree to the EULA, change eula=false to eula=true
  6. Save the configuration file. Launch the server the way you did before, and your server should start.

Running on Your Computer

  1. Start your server once.
  2. Go the the folder where your Minecraft server files are stored. It is usually the folder that contains minecraft_server...jarcraftbukkit...jar (not on all servers), server.properties, etc.
  3. Double-click eula.txt to open it. If you’re on Windows, it should open in Notepad.
  4. Read the contents of the file. Most importantly, read the Minecraft EULA.
  5. If you agree to the EULA, change, eula=false to eula=true
  6. Click Save to save eula.txt. Launch the server the way you did before, and your server should start.

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