Printcraft is a Minecraft server that allows you to download and 3D print Minecraft models. You can either download and print the models on your on 3D printer, or have them printed and delivered online.

The Printcraft folks also make available a plugin for the multiplayer Bukkit server for Minecraft. Of course, the Bukkit server project is largely dead and Mojang apparently has no real interest in supporting the vast community of multiplayer server mods. It’s a shame that people working in their spare time are able to do more with Minecraft than Mojang with all its millions and licensing deals.


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Adding Users to Whitelist.json in Minecraft Server 1.8

The first rule of Mojang is you never document shit because secretly you hate the people who play your game.

So the other day I installed Minecraft Server 1.8 on a server for my son, and we couldn’t figure out out to add users to the Whitelist, which only allows access to the server to people who are on the list.

The Minecraft server helpfully doesn’t include any examples or a sample file, and most of the crappy Minecraft sites out there are happy to list the various options, but again no sample files or detailed explanations of how the Whitelist.json needs to be properly formatted.

Anyway, this is the format the Whitelist.json needs:

    "uuid": "xxxxx-xxx-xxxxx-xxxx",
    "name": "username"

To get the UUID, there are a number of websites (like this one) that will let you enter a username and will kick back the UUID.