Cuberite is a Minecraft-compatible multiplayer game server that is written in C++ and designed to be efficient with memory and CPU, as well as having a flexible Lua Plugin API. Cuberite is compatible with the vanilla Minecraft client.
Cuberite can run on Windows, *nix and Android operating systems. This includes Android phones and tablets as well as Raspberry Pis.
We currently support Release 1.7 and 1.8 (not beta) Minecraft protocol versions.
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There are several ways to obtain Cuberite.
- The easiest method is downloading for Windows or Linux from the Project site.
- You can use the EasyInstall script for Linux, which automatically downloads the correct binary. The script is described below.
- You can also obtain a binary from the buildserver archive.
The EasyInstall script
This Linux script will download the correct binary from the project site.
sh -c "$(wget -O - https://raw.githubusercontent.com/cuberite/cuberite/master/easyinstall.sh)"
- You can compile automatically for Linux / *nix with the
compile.shscript. The script is described below.
- You can also compile manually. See COMPILING.md.
Compiling may provide better performance performance (1.5-3x as fast) and it supports more operating systems.
The compile.sh script
This script downloads the source code and compiles it. The script is smart enough to notify you of missing dependencies and instructing you on how to install them. The script doesn't work for Windows.
sh -c "$(wget -O - https://raw.githubusercontent.com/cuberite/cuberite/master/compile.sh)"
- Hosted Cuberite is available DIY on DigitalOcean: and Gamocosm also offers Cuberite support.
Cuberite is licensed under the Apache License V2, and we welcome anybody to fork and submit a Pull Request back with their changes, and if you want to join as a permanent member we can add you to the team.
Check out the CONTRIBUTING.md file for more details.