Minecraft Game Server Launcher released

As I stated in my previous post I am going to open source the Minecraft Game Server Launcher (MGSL).

And I just did.

Stella Haystacks world on EC2

The MGSL is a python script that can be used to launch a Minecraft server in Amazons EC2 cloud on an Ubuntu server.

The MGSL is dead simply to use: you run ‘python mgsl.py’ once and the server starts and loads the your Minecraft world. You run it again, and your world gets stored in a safe place and the server is terminated.

That’s it

Get it  here:


Tell my if it works for you and what I can do to improve it in the comments.


7 Responses to Minecraft Game Server Launcher released

  1. Creeper says:

    um i have trouble getting “pip” and Boto can you like make a video and email it to me or u could email me instructions

  2. Dirk says:

    Sure – I will write a follow up with more detailed instructions.

  3. martin says:

    Trap for young players (or anyone who already has a 64bit version of Python installed on a windows machine;
    – For the ‘simple’ install that you describe in the MGSL README, the PIP tool that is used to install BOTO and PARAMAIKO do not work on Windows 64bit machines; see http://bugs.python.org/issue6792
    – The workaround, of course, is to install a 32bit version

  4. martin says:

    I’m not sure where the use of PIP comes from; maybe it’s a *nix way of installing / upgrading python libraries and functions. Anyway, for windows (windows 7 anyway), replace the following line instead of the MGSL README….
    cd ‘C:\Python27’, cd ‘Scripts’. Do ‘pip install boto’ and ‘pip install paramiko’ on the command line.

    with these three….
    cd ‘C:\Python27’, cd ‘Scripts’
    easy_install boto
    easy_install paramiko


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