MelonLand Minecraft Server

Hello! You've reached the info page for the MelonLand minecraft server; this is a retro casual survival server running on Minecraft version 1.5.2 from 2013!

How do I join?

The server runs on Minecraft 1.5.2, you can use any modern client including the official one, just install version 1.5.2 and connect to the server IP! However because this is an old version of the game you may also want to follow the Recommended Game Setup guide below for best results!

How do I get build access?

1. When you first join you will be asked to set a password, do this with /register <pass> - If you already have a password do /login <pass> (If you have forgotten your password, please contact melon on the forum!)

2. This will secure your account from hacking, but you won't be able to build yet!

3. To get build access just make an account on the MelonLand forum, then go to your forum Profile Settings, and set your Minecraft username in the box! Make sure to Logout and In again if you were already in-game so things get updated!

What features does it have?

Most commands and features are explained in game, but here is a quick feature list!

  • A friendly spawn to make you feel at home <3
  • Chest Locking and Block Logging to keep your stuff safe!
  • PvP can be toggled on or off as you wish!
  • A simple economy system and shops!
  • Tree Chopping Assistant and other passive enchantments!
  • CraftBook Minecarts for anyone who likes making railways.
  • Forum profile searching, Nicknames, and other handy features!
  • In Game Password to stop hacking!

What are the rules?

This server follows the general MelonLand Guidelines used on all Melon services!

This is all totally optional, however this guide will get you setup with the best possible rig for plying this server; I highly recommend you follow these steps!

  • Works well on Mac, Windows and Linux
  • Fix Skin Textures (Mojang no longer supports skins on this game version)
  • Improve your overall game performance
  • Allow fancy extra textures included with the Recommended Server Texture pack!
  • Allow you to use Shaders if you like!
  • Add a minimap to your game!

Step 0 - Make sure Java 8 is installed!

Windows: Download here: (Pick version Windows Offline (64-bit))

Mac: There are a few extra steps for Mac users - we will install Zulu, a custom Java build that also works on M1 Macs.

  1. Install the Homebrew Loader:
  2. In terminal run: brew tap homebrew/cask-versions
  3. Then run: brew install –cask zulu8

Linux: If you are using Flatpak or Appimage packages to install Minecraft or any 3rd party launcher java should be preinstalled inside the package or at the very least install automatically.

Step 1 - Prism Launcher

The prism Launcher is a 3rd party Minecraft Launcher and it will help us out a lot!

  1. Download the Prism Launcher here:
  2. Open Prism, select Java 8 (1.8) and select the amount of RAM (4-8GB recommended)
  3. Select New Instance - pick 1.5.2 - also select to install Forge (Pick version - press Ok
  4. Prism will ask you to login to your Microsoft/Mojang account, do this! (If you don't have an account its not required)

Step 2 - Mods!

In this step we will install a few mods that will make your game way better and very cool!

  1. In Prism select your 1.5.2 install and pick Edit - a new window will open with settings!
  2. Download OptiFine (1.5.2 HD U D2) here
  3. Select Version from the side.
  4. Find the “Add to Minecraft jar” button, click it and add the Optifine zip - Optifine is DONE!
  5. Download the ShaderMod here
  6. Find the “Add to Minecraft jar” button, click it and add the GLSLShadersMod zip - ShaderMod is DONE!
  7. Select Core mods from the side.
  8. Download the LumySkinPatch here
  9. Find “Add File” and add the LumySkinPatch jar - LumySkinPach is DONE!
  10. Select Mods from the side.
  11. Download ReisMinimapMod here
  12. Find “Add File” and add the Reis-Minimap-Mod zip - ReisMinimap is DONE!
  13. Done all of our mods are installed!

Extra: If you use a Steam Deck or like to use a controller, you can download the JoyPad Mod for 1.5.2 here.

Step 3 - Final Setup!

Here we will do some final steps to get everything setup for you!

  1. Launch Minecraft! - If you have issues check the troubleshooting section below!
  2. Select Multiplayer and add the server details!
  3. Download the Server Texture Pack (Links above or use your own texture pack preference)
  4. Open Options / TexturePacks / Open Textures Folder - put the server texture zip in the folder!

Change these settings: Open Options / Video Settings

  • GUI Scale: Normal
  • Fog: Fancy
  • Advanced OpenGL: Fancy
  • Quality / Mipmap Level: 1
  • Quality / Antialiasing: 4
  • Quality / Better Grass: Fancy
  • Quality / Better Snow: On
  • Quality / Clear Water: On
  • Quality / Natural Textures: On

Step 4 - (Optional) Shader Setup!

If you have a more powerful computer then I highly recommend trying out some shaders, they will really improve your experience!

  1. Download the collected shaders pack for 1.5.2 here
  2. In Minecraft - Click - Options / Shaders / Open Shaders Folder
  3. Unzip the Collected Shader zip and put all of these files in your shaders folder!
  4. DONE, you should see a big list of shaders in MC - you can pick any and try them out in game.

Tips and Troubleshooting!

  • The game randomly crashes when I try and start it from the official launcher! - You can try this fix.
  • If you get a black screen after starting MC - go to Version, select Install Forge again and install the oldest version of forge instead.
  • If you cant open the Shaders Zip, check that your Anti-Virus is not blocking it, shaders are basically blocks of code, so they can freak out some anti-virus - also try using a good zipping tool like 7zip!
  • On M1 Macs colours are inverted in MC, there is no way to fix this in windowed mode, but it will go away in fullscreen if you use the prism launcher.
  • If nothing happens when you try and connect to the server, press the enter key instead of clicking to join!
  • Sometimes joining the server just fails; keep trying 3-4 times and it should work!
  • I cant climb ladders!!? - Make sure you install forge version - it fixes this issue!
  • Textures are white or black blocks/are not transparent on the server texture! - Check that you have the latest version! - if you do tell melon!
  • Everyones skin is the same / I cant see my skin? - Did you install the skin fix mod? If not, do it! (Skins no longer work on older vanilla minecraft games without a fix)