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Friday, June 13, 2014

Minecraft Server Tutorial - How to Add a Icon Image Next to your Server MOTD?

I've recently added a server icon next to my message of the day (MOTD) and was ask how did it!
In the short and sweet Minecraft server tutorial, you will find out how to add your own Minecraft server icon image.
How to add a Minecraft server icon image

How to Add a Minecraft Server Icon Image?

Step One
First you will need your server icon image.  Staying true to Minecraft, the image needs to be square, 64x64 pixels is a good start!  The image below is what I'm using on my Minecraft server, note that I'm taking advantage of the transparency option!
FPSXGames Minecraft server icon image
FPSXGames Minecraft server icon image (Evil Chicken)
Step Two
Once you're happy with your icon, save as .PNG and name it "server-icon" 

Step Three
Open your favorite FTP application, I'm using FileZilla.  Now upload your "server-icon.png" image to your Minecraft server root folder (refer to image below)!
Minecraft Server Tutorial - How to Add a Icon Image Next to your Server MOTD?
Minecraft Server Tutorial - How to Add a Icon Image Next to your Server MOTD?
Step Four
Restart or reload your Minecraft server and enjoy!  Job done!

Want to join my fun, friendly Minecraft server and see the server icon in action?

173.234.234.139:25635 
or 
minecraft-server.fps-x-games.com:25635