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    PaperMC Alternatives

    PaperMC is described as 'Paper is a fork of the Spigot server implementation (which is itself a fork of CraftBukkit). Paper strives to bring improved performance, more features, and more APIs for developers to build awesome plugins with' and is a Minecraft Server in the Gaming Software category. There are more than 10 alternatives to PaperMC for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Minecraft Server and Minecraft. The best alternative is Bukkit, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PaperMC are Purpur (Free, Open Source), Spigot (Free, Open Source), Sponge (Free, Open Source) and Cuberite (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 10, 2022
    PaperMC
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    • FreeOpen Source
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    Paper is a fork of the Spigot server implementation (which is itself a fork of CraftBukkit). Paper strives to bring...
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      Bukkit is a free, open-source, software that provides the means to extend the popular Minecraft multiplayer server.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      Purpur is a drop-in replacement for Paper designed for configurability, new fun & exciting gameplay features, and high performance built on top of Tuinity.
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      aidan_mullen23 Has all Paper features and optimizations, with more added on as it is a fork of Paper fork.
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      Simply put, Spigot is it. Spigot is the most widely-used modded Minecraft server software in the world. It powers many of the top Minecraft server networks around to ensure they can cope with their huge player base and ensure the satisfaction of their players.
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      PaperMC is based on Spigot, and while Spigot lacks the same performance and quality of life features as Paper, it's still the most complete alternative to PaperMC.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Minecraft Server
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      The purpose of the Sponge project is to create a plugin development framework for Minecraft. Sponge is being created by a global community, and its open-source nature means anyone can participate.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      A custom Minecraft compatible game server written in C++.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Minecraft Server
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      Glowstone is a lightweight, from scratch, open source Minecraft server written in Java that supports plugins written for the Spigot (and Bukkit) API.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Minecraft Server
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      Very flexible and efficient server software for Minecraft server hosting.

      Discontinued

      Website doesn't work anymore.

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      • FreeProprietary
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      Minecraft Server is the official Minecraft server software made by Mojang.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Minecraft Server
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      • Minecraft
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      • Fink
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      Custom Minecraft Beta server...

      Discontinued

      Binaries are not updated since 2013

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      Magma is a hybrid server for Minecraft. It is based on Paper, making it compatable with both Spigot and Bukkit plugins, along with having the functionality of a Forge server as well.
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