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Minecraft Server issue

Sun May 10, 2015 3:40 pm

Hi ! I got my raspberry pi 2 a week ago, and i wanted to do something fun with it . So I created a minecraft server on it. I installed java and i verified that its installed correctly " java -version " .When i start the server, it loads perfectly fine,but when its loaded the server, a text pops up " [Warning] Cant keep up! Did the system time change, or is the server overloaded? " . And when i try to connect to the server, a text pops up " [Info] (ip) lost connection. Bad packet id 20...." AND i tried to overclock the system , changed it to pi2 from the overclock settings. So, is there a way to prevent this from happening ? Thanks for you time!

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Re: Minecraft Server issue

Sat May 23, 2015 4:45 pm


I'm recently trying to set up a Minecraft server on Pi 2 either, ran into the same "can't catch up" warnings either. I can't even punch a tree smoothly. And after some time, the server crash due to slow performance.

The solution I found is that do not use a vanilla server from, as it includes a watchdog program who kills the server if it takes 60 sec to do a "tick". Pi is slow, it will use more time to tick. Instead, get a Spigot server from

I'm new to the Minecraft world, so can't tell if Spigot could handle everything on a Pi 2. For now, I'm happy with punching a tree fluently.

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