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How To Change Your Minecraft Server Seed

Last modified on Sep 8, 2020 in control panel

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Overview

When a Minecraft world is first created, the world generates biomes, villages, and other structures at random. Having this random generation is one of the exciting parts about creating a new Minecraft save as you never know what interesting structures/biomes you may find. However, not everyone prefers to have this generation to be random. Many times there’s a specific world players would like to load into. This is where the world’s seed comes into play. Every world upon generation is given a seed; this seed is a random string of numbers that will determine how the world generates its biomes, blocks, structures, etc. Seeds apply the same to a world created on a server as it does in singleplayer. If you own a server, it’s likely you may want to generate a world using a custom seed either from an online website or from your single-player world. This can be done very easily and we will be walking you through the steps on how you can find your current seed and how you can set your Minecraft Server’s seed.

Finding the seed

How to find your local world seed

  1. Open Minecraft, then head to the singleplayer tab and join your world.
  2. Once you are connected to the world, all you need to do is type “/seed” into chat and press enter.
  3. A message will come back with the seed ID. Click on this and it will copy to your clipboard.

How to find the seed of a Minecraft Server

  1. Head to your Apex Panel and click on “Console”.
  2. Type “seed” into the console and press enter.
  3. The console should output a message with the seed ID.

How to change your server seed

  1. Go to the Apex Control Panel and stop your server.
  2. To the left of the panel, click on “Config Files”, then click “Server Settings”.
  3. Locate the “Level Seed” and fill in the blank with the seed you would like your world to load.
  4. Scroll down and press save.
  5. Head back to the main page of your panel and locate the “World” field. You will need to change this to any random name. This will reset your world.
  6. Once you do that, go ahead and start the server back up. You can check if the server loaded the correct seed by typing “seed” into the server console.

Common Issues

Builds from my previous world aren’t showing up
Please keep in mind that the seed affects only the world generation/default structures. It does not save any man-made objects or buildings.

The seed didn’t change after I restarted the server
If your seed did not change, it’s likely the world was not reset correctly. Make sure that you stop the server, change the world field, and start it back up. Also, make sure that the seed is set in the server settings. If this file was not saved properly, the seed may revert back to blank.