You cannot join the server using the normal Minecraft launcher. To enter you need to use our custom-built launcher, which allows us to implement a number of modifications to the game.
Simply download the Launcher and follow the installation steps as described there. The launcher will automatically choose the appropriate minecraft version, texture pack etc., set everything up for you and directly connect you to the server.
There are several fixes you can attempt in order to connect to the WesterosCraft Server through the custom launcher:
Your version is not up to date with the server and you need to update the launcher. Simply hit the Update button, wait for the update to finish and try launching again. Rarely, it doesn't update all files correctly and you need to go through the update process a couple times before it works.
On the lefthand side of the launcher select the WesterosCraft Production Server When prompted, enter your MineCraft credentials, so the same e-mail address and password you use to log into regular Minecraft.
If you cannot reach the server, make sure you are connected to the internet and that Java is not blocked by your antivirus or firewall.
As a server we depend on both the Minecraft infrastructure and our server hosts. Contact Mojang to see if the session and login servers are down. If the server is down due to maintainance on our or our server host's side we will inform you via the forums. In either way, be patient, we will be back as quickly as possible.
You do not require to be whitelisted to join WesterosCraft, everyone is welcome to visit at any time, as long as you have a valid Minecraft account.
The launcher requires you to download the latest and correct version of the Java Runtime Environment in order to work correctly. If you can't even start the launcher, or if the launcher fails to start the game, you're most likely not using the correct version.
Not using the correct version of Java may lead to performance issues. Make sure you're using the most recent, 64bit version of Java.
If you're using a Laptop you might accidentally use your built-in graphics card instead of the better, additional one. Make sure Java programs are set to use the better GPU by default. Refer to your graphics card's manual.
Not using the correct version of Java may lead to crashes. Make sure you're using the most recent, 64bit version of Java.
In rare cases, server issues may lead to crashes. If that is the case it's likely that we are already aware and working on resolving the issue as quickly as possible.
Your launcher gives you a detailed overview of what it's doing under the Log tab. If something goes wrong this is the place to look first.
The easiest way to find out which Java version the launcher is using is to copy the log into a text file and to search for the "launch args".
If you are using a 32bit version of Java, you will find the following line:
"C:\Program Files(x86)\Java\jre1.8.0_xxx\bin\javaw.exe" ("xxx" = version numbers, e.g. 101)
In this case the game may not launch, or you may experience performance issues or crashes.
64bit Windows systems are by default set to install 32bit software under C:\Program Files(x86)\... while they install 64bit software at C:\Program Files\... If you're using a Java version installed at the former location, it means that it is a 32bit program, which will most likely lead to issues with our launcher.
The most recent Java download can be found on the oracle website .
The version you want to pick is Windows x64 Offline:
If you're using a Mac, download the OSx version.
The error message reads:
'Error occurred during initialization of VM. Initial heap size set to a larger values than the maximum heap size'
This may occur when previous Java installations set environment variables which are no longer needed. Please check out this post for more information.
The launcher was probably not able to download and set up everything correctly. This may, for instance happen if you have a weak internet connection.
As a general approach a soft reset of the launcher can solve some common problems.