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Server Help HOW TO CREATE A SERVER ON MY MAC (steam version of starbound)

Discussion in 'Multiplayer' started by PufferPig, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. PufferPig

    PufferPig Subatomic Cosmonaut

    I don't know how to create servers on my mac. If i press create server terminal just spits out gunk. How do I start one on my mac? (i really need to know, cause i really want to be able to play with my friends on starbound.)
  2. PufferPig

    PufferPig Subatomic Cosmonaut

    All I get when I push start server is a bunch of computer babble. Is there an alternate way to start one?
  3. Hel

    Hel ✨ Johto's Finest ✨ Forum Moderator

  4. Goldensc

    Goldensc Orbital Explorer

    For anyone else looking for help via Mac, the process goes as such:

    Press Shift+Command+G or just go to the upper left side of the screen to Go, then scroll down to Go to Folder. From there copy-paste this to get into your starbound folder:
    ~/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps/common/Starbound
    From here you can access all the Starbound files. For the server, go into the folder named osx. There should be a file named run-server.sh, that is what is used to run the server. To give it permission to run, open a terminal window. Inside the terminal window, enter this:
    chmod a+x
    Make sure to add a space after the x. Next rename the file run-server.sh to run-server.command (for some reason the .sh would not run for me, so I changed it to command instead). Then drag the file into the terminal window and press enter. Then double click it and it should start up perfectly.
    This is a solution for anyone who plays Starbound on 2 computers (1 that hosts the server and 1 that is playing on the server). Steam will sign you out of one of them when you launch Starbound on the other one. It's a hassle to have to sign back in so I'm glad I could share this solution with anyone who was having trouble, as most tutorials for Starbound servers are for windows or outdated Mac ones.
  5. enriqueperez

    enriqueperez Space Hobo

    good post

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