How To Update Your EULA.txt file for 1.7.10
Last modified on Dec 6, 2021 in control panel
With the release of 1.7.10, users are required to agree to a EULA in order to run a server. This EULA is a simple text-based file on your server labeled eula.txt with an option that you must change from false to true in order for the server to start. The act of doing this is pretty straight forward and only takes a couple of minutes at most. Despite this, the EULA implications are to taken with all seriousness; for more information please review the Minecraft EULA.
In short, the one major rule of running a Minecraft server is that you are forbidden from charging players real currency in exchange for in-game items that give an advantage over others who would otherwise play for free. This does not include cosmetic items/effects like colored name tags, trail effects, show pets, etc. For more detailed information on the EULA, review Mojang’s official documentation of the Minecraft EULA. If you host with Apex, the EULA is automatically accepted so this won’t apply to you.
If you try to start your server without changing this setting you will see the following messages in your console:
[Server] Server thread/INFO You need to agree to the EULA in order to run the server. Go to eula.txt for more info.
Accepting the EULA
- You will need to access your server files and locate the eula.txt file. It should be in the main directory.
- Open the eula.txt folder to edit it.
- Change eula=false to eula=true
- Save/Upload the changed file and restart your server
#original setting eula=false #new setting eula=true