Okay, got this set up, and FINALLY got it NOT to generate a snow world...
I have a Minecraft server running on my old laptop. I'm just going to leave it on all the time, so hop on in!
We'll be using Hamachi for now to simplify things on my end. Hamachi is a free tool to make it look like we're all on the same LAN. I will look at operating outside of Hamachi later on.
To start things off, download "Unmanaged" Hamachi here:https://secure.logmein.com/products/hamachi2/download.aspx
Install it and follow the prompts. If a dialog box comes up asking you what type of network you want to set it up as, you're going to want to set it as a "public network", because you probably don't want other CF members browsing your shared folders.
In fact, go to the network settings and turn off "file and printer sharing" for it completely.
Next you'll want to connect to the CF Minecraft network. Click on "Join an existing network" and for the Network ID, put CF Minecraft
. Ask me on the chat for the password. If you know the password, you can give it to other CF members that ask as well. Keep it to CF community members only though.
At this point, Hamachi should be all set up and you won't have to go through this mess again. All you'll have to do is start Hamachi, then start up Minecraft.
In Minecraft, click on multiplayer and enter the IP 188.8.131.52
, and that should be it!
Let me know if you have any questions. Going to head to bed shortly, but will leave this on all night and while away at work tomorrow, so we'll see if the computer's melted by the time I get back or not.