How to join Craftbukkit Servers with Minecraft 1.4.2

Ever wondered how you can connect to a bukkit server when a new version of the minecraft server is released.

How to join Craftbukkit Servers with Minecraft 1.4.2

What’s news, well first of all minecraft 1.4 has just been released
know as the “Pretty Scary Update” something to do with halloween being round the corner.

All these update don’t half cause a lot of confusion and pulling hair out wondering why I’m getting the unable to connect error

Right I’m going to explain it in the beast way I can

mojang do loads of work on the new minecraft client to include loads of new features, block and bug updates, they release it to us minecraft hosts. and we update our servers so you can use it

this is really easy if you just use Minecraft Vanilla or default server, everything goes smoothly and you can continue playing on your server.

That’s all cool, or is it!

Here’s where it get a little tricky, most of StickyPistons customers use the CraftBukkit server which is updated by EvilSeph and his team across at, updates can take a couple of weeks to arrive and there is usually a few releases until they get it just right.

As you’ve guessed the 1.4 of bukkit has not been released yet!

So what can you do if you updated your minecraft client to 1.4?

I’ve a couple of thing you can do

1. Change your server jar to use the default minecraft_server.jar in multicraft Here’s how you do it!!!
2. Use a custom minecraft launcher for minecraft which allows you to run multiple versions of minecraft.
3. Play Tekkit, now that still works for sure
4. Play locally or create a local LAN for a 1.4 world, invite your mates

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Bukkit Updated to 1.2.5 R2.0

Bukkit has hit a second release of version 1.2.5. The major changes appear to be stability fixes and general bug correction and clean-up. We have upgraded our Minecraft Hosting UK servers to this new version. CraftBukkit servers will begin using the new version when they are next restarted. Users can manually restart their servers using the Multicraft Control Panel.

As with any update, there may be issues with existing Bukkit plugins. There are a few changes in this update that may affect some plugins. Let us know if you encounter any issues by contacting us via the Support Portal.

Check out the full list of changes below.

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CraftBukkit for Minecraft 1.1 is now available!

Those lovely chaps over at have put up their release build for BukkitCraft 1.1! It’s now possible to play with plugins again using all the new Minecraft 1.1 features.

We have already uploaded the new BukkitCraft JAR file to the Sticky Piston Multicraft repository. If you’re one of our server owners, here’s what you need to do to make sure you are using it.
Continue reading announce a Recommended CraftBukkit 1.1 Release

The wait is over, the Bukkit team are happy that their latest DEV build compatible with Minecraft 1.1 clients is fit for use and have set it as their Latest Recommended Release Build. This release brings BukkitCraft up to date with Minecraft 1.1 whilst also introducing a few fixes as well as adding the Plugin Message API which will promote and improve client and server mod compatibility and interoperability. A full list of BukkitCraft changes can be found at

We have already updated the craftBukkit.jar on to the new version. Before you use the new craftBukkit.jar make sure you backup your world! All you need to do to make sure you are running this release is to Select the ‘MOD: Craftbukkit’ entry from the JAR Selector on your Server page in the Multicraft Control Panel, saving the changes, and restarting the server. A step by step guide to doing this can be found here.

Most Plugins will still work but some may require updating. We will be reviewing all Plugins that we host to see if there are any updates.

Kind Regards,

Stuart Walton
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