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STIPE Gaming => Minecraft => Topic started by: crazy on 03 September 2020, 08:55:11

Title: How to connect PS4 or XBOX players to your Minecraft server
Post by: crazy on 03 September 2020, 08:55:11
Here's how you get your PS4 or XBOX to connect to your server.

Server Requirements:
Your server must be running the latest Bedrock edition of Minecraft or latest Java edition with Hybird Bedrock plugin installed (GeyserMC)

Examples of server editions which can work:
Minecraft Bedrock (Mojang Vanilla)
Spi-Got CraftBukkit + GeyserMC & Floodgate Plugin (Contact us to help you set this up)

Examples of server editions which will NOT work:
Java Forge based Modpacks
Minecraft Java (Vanilla)
Anything else not mentioned above will probably not work.


Client Requirements:
Currently PS4 and XBOX do not offer direct connection to online hosted minecraft servers, yet. So additional steps are required to get around this (Mojang are working on it and hopefully in the near future these steps can be skipped)

For a PS4 or XBOX to connect, the client's home network will need to have a proxy server running that will act as a local LAN server but in reality it is just redirecting data to your online hosted minecraft server. This proxy server must run on the same network as the PS4 or XBOX device.

This might sound complex, but we have come up with 2 different solutions which we believe are the easiest and quickest.

Solution 1: Run a Software on PC/MAC (FREE)
OR
Solution 2: Run an App on Android/IOS Phone (About $4 to purchase, free trial)


Solution 1:
This requires you to install a 3rd party software called Phantom (we provide no support nor legal responsibility for any damages it may cause). This software is open source and from our tests, works great.

Easy method:
Contact our STIPE support team and we will provide you a pre-configured phantom file for your server. You or your friends will just need to extract and double click the run_me.bat file and away you go!

Manual Method:
This is how you can manually download, configure and run the phantom app:

Now go to the final step.


Solution 2:
We have tested this for Android devices only. Although it works, we recommend the PC solution (above) if you have a PC. Depending on some devices, it may make the app go to sleep or cause other lag.



Final Step:
Once you have either one of the solutions running above, go to your PS4 or XBOX, start Minecraft, go to FRIENDS tab and you should see your server in the list. Join and play!