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How to Enable and Disable the End and Nether

Last modified on Oct 12, 2021 in Control Panel

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Overview

Playing Minecraft is already an incredible adventure, but sometimes dimensions can add more fun to the game, such as new mobs or the Ender Dragon. However, some server owners do not want that for the players. The customization of servers allows for owners to stray away from the base game. Sometimes owners do not know how to disable the Nether or End dimensions. This tutorial will provide insight into all the steps required to achieve these intentions.
 

How to Disable the End

The default version of Minecraft doesn’t allow for the disabling of the End. For that control, the server must be on Paper, Spigot, or another type that allows it. To change your server’s type, please go to the server panel by logging in here. After that, navigate to the JAR File section and click the dropdown menu for the server type list. Select the one you want and confirm you want those changes, then restart the server. It’ll ask if you want the same world or not, so proceed accordingly. You can find more information about changing your server’s type here. After confirming the change, please follow the instructions below.

  1. Go to the Apex server panel and stop the server.
  2. To the left of the panel, click on FTP File Access and proceed to use your password to log in.
  3. Once signed in, navigate to bukkit.yml and click Edit to the right of the file.
  4. Inside that file, set the allow-end option to false.
  5. Allow End Edit
  6. After that, click Save at the top and then restart the server from the panel.

 
If you want to enable it, then please follow that same process up to step 4. You need to set the allow-end option to true and proceed with the other steps as normal.

The process will differ on modded servers since there is no file to toggle the End dimension. You would need to install a mod to get that control. There are two mods, one for Forge and the other for Fabric. You can review the process for installing them here.
 

Forge:

  1. Go to the Apex server panel and stop the server.
  2. Download the needed mod from CurseForge, which can be found here.
  3. Once downloaded, click on FTP File Access from the server panel and proceed to use your password to log in.
  4. Inside that area, please click mods and then Upload at the top.
  5. After that, drag the mod into there and wait for it to be successfully uploaded.
  6. Restart the server and join to confirm it works.

 
If you’re wanting to enable the dimension, then you would need to follow the instructions to step 3. After being in the FTP area, please go to the config folder and edit the antiportals-common.toml file. From there you can set the AntiEnd setting to false and click Save at the top, then restart the server.

Forge End Edit

 

Fabric:

  1. Go to the Apex server panel and stop the server.
  2. Download the needed mod from CurseForge, which can be found here.
  3. Once downloaded, click on FTP File Access from the server panel and proceed to use your password to log in.
  4. Inside that area, please click mods and then Upload at the top.
  5. After that, drag the mod into there and wait for it to be successfully uploaded.
  6. Restart the server and wait for that to be done.
  7. After that, go back to the FTP panel and locate the /config/DisablePortals.json file.
  8. Once found, please click Edit to the far right of the file and set the disableEndPortals setting to true.
  9. Fabric End Edit
  10. Finally, click Save in the top right and restart the server.

 
For enabling this dimension, you would need to edit the DisablePortals.json file. Once there, make sure the disableEndPortals setting is set to false and save the config then restart the server.
 

How to Disable the Nether

Unlike the End, the default version does allow you to disable the Nether. Any server can follow the instructions below to toggle that dimension off.

  1. Go to the Apex server panel and stop the server.
  2. To the left of the panel, click on Config Files and then Server Settings.
  3. Locate the Allow Nether setting, then click on the right to disable it.
  4. Toggle Nether Zoom
  5. Finally, click Save at the bottom and then Restart Now to apply the changes.

 
If you want to revert those changes, then follow up to step 3 but make sure it’s enabled, not disabled. From there you can proceed to the final step to apply the changes.

The process will differ on modded servers since there is no file to toggle the Nether dimension. You would need to install a mod to get that control. There are two mods, one for Forge and the other for Fabric. You can review the process for installing them here.
 

Forge:

  1. Go to the Apex server panel and stop the server.
  2. Download the needed mod from CurseForge, which can be found here.
  3. Once downloaded, click on FTP File Access from the server panel and proceed to use your password to log in.
  4. Inside that area, please click mods and then Upload at the top.
  5. After that, drag the mod into there and wait for it to be successfully uploaded.
  6. Restart the server and join to confirm it works.

 
If you’re wanting to enable the dimension, then you would need to follow the instructions to step 3. After being in the FTP area, please go to the config folder and edit the antiportals-common.toml file. From there you can set the AntiNether setting to false and click Save at the top, then restart the server.

Forge Nether Edit

 

Fabric:

  1. Go to the Apex server panel and stop the server.
  2. Download the needed mod from CurseForge, which can be found here.
  3. Once downloaded, click on FTP File Access from the server panel and proceed to use your password to log in.
  4. Inside that area, please click mods/code> and then Upload at the top.
  5. After that, drag the mod into there and wait for it to be successfully uploaded.
  6. Restart the server and wait for that to be done.
  7. After that, go back to the FTP panel and locate the /config/DisablePortals.json file.
  8. Once found, please click Edit to the far right of the file and set the disableNetherPortals setting to true.
  9. Fabric Nether Edit
  10. Finally, click Save in the top right and restart the server.

 
For enabling this dimension, you would need to edit the DisablePortals.json file. Once there, make sure the disableNetherPortals setting is set to false and save the config then restart the server.
 

Common Issues

Server won’t start after following instructions
If you tried any of the steps above and edited the file, then double-check the format. Make sure the words have no capitals and are spelled correctly with no extra spaces.

The server starts up, but the dimensions are still enabled/disabled
Even making sure the format is correct, sometimes it wouldn't work. In that case, make sure to click Save and apply those changes with a server restart.

My server doesn't have a bukkit.yml file
Some servers do not have the file because the server isn't compatible with it. For example, Forge servers do not have that file. However, leftover files can still be in the server files if you switched server types. If that's the case, you would need to install a mod or switch to a compatible type.

The server crashed after installing the Fabric mod
By far one of the most common issues is not having all the required mods to run the server. You would most likely need the Fabric API mod, which you can find here.

The dimensions are not disabled after installing the Fabric/Forge mod
Make sure the config file has the correct format so it can fully work. If you are certain the format is configured properly, then you can delete that file and restart the server to reset that file. You can do that by clicking the white box of the file and pressing Delete at the top.
 

Conclusion

Vanilla Minecraft is fun, but customizing it past the base version is a game-changing experience. Editing the End or Nether is a massive move because they both are fundamental to many features in-game that only server owners can make happen. The steps above detail all the steps required to toggle those dimensions. Make sure to follow the format and compatibility requirements. After applying the changes, all players in-game can enjoy the updated changes!

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