1. Chat and Commands in the server
  2. How to create your own skin
  3. How to join the cccSkerries server
  4. Migrating to Microsoft
  5. Do you have Minecraft Java Edition? How to check!

1. Chat and Commands in the cccSkerries Minecraft Server

To “chat” in-game, press the key t then type in your text. Send it with Enter. Everyone sees these.
To send a message to one person only, type in forward slash msg then hit tab until you see the player name you want; follow that with your message. Only the other player sees the message. /msg cccSkerries Can you come to me please?

/sethome set your home
/home get to your home from anywhere immediately
/back go back to where you were before teleporting home or elsewhere
/tpa SabineMines ask to tp to SabineMines (or put in other player name)
/warps list all warps on the server (only Sabine can set warps, ask her if you want one)
/warp spawn warp to spawn [or put in the name of another warp, like /warp cave sends you to the cave]

Using the Tab key instead of typing in playernames


A very useful key is the Tab key. It’s the one above Caps Lock, on the very left of your keyboard. When you hold it (while NOT in chat), you can see who is also on the server.
When in chat, start the user name of another player, then hit tab, and it will auto complete! Extremely useful, and it also works when you do /msg [tab] or /tpa [tab].
You can also just type in
(don’t forget the space after /msg!)
and then hit Tab repeatedly until you see the player you want to send a private message to!

But I keep running around in circles…

To help you with that, hit F3 on your keyboard. It’s on the top row. (For some laptops, you need to hold the Fn key at the bottom of your keyboard and then press F3.) That opens the debug screen – if you want to understand all the stuff it tells you, look it up on the official Minecraft wiki page for the debug screen!
The crosshair in the middle of your screen changes from a white plus to three differently coloured lines, showing the direction in which you move. You can pick one, e.g. blue, and just keep walking in that direction. That’s one way of not running around in circles by accident!

2. How to create your own skin

Create your own skin!  https://www.minecraftskins.com/skin-editor/

Make sure to deselect Outer Layer, so that it looks like this:

Now it’s time to create your skin!
When finished, click Download.

Then you need to upload it to your Minecraft account.Only you can do that, as you need your Minecraft account details.Go to minecraft.net  and sign in and go to Skins.

Then click on Upload, find your skin in your computer’s Downloads folder, and the next time you play Minecraft, you should have your new skin.

3. Joining the cccSkerries Minecraft Server

Please note: We will start each session with a chat in Zoom! The server won’t as yet be open. Still no harm to have Minecraft up and running already as well.

  1. Start Minecraft Java Edition on your computer. The computer must be connected to the internet.
  2. Click on Multiplayer.
  3. If you see a warning about the Firewall pop up, click on Allow Access.
  4. Click on Add new server.
  5. Give the new server a name of your choice (maybe New Server Fingal?)
  6. For Server Address, type in the server address you have been sent by email, exactly the way it is in the email. Maybe use cut and paste. It is very likely cccworld.mcserver.ws
  7. Now click Done at the bottom.
  8. Can’t see the new server? Click Refresh.
  9. Now click on the server in your server list, then click on join, and if you are whitelisted, you should soon be on it.
    If you are not whitelisted, but should be, please send a quick email to Sabine with the exact user name, and you will be whitelisted.

The server address is either cccworld.mcserver.ws or skerries.mcserver.us

Which server address you need to use depends on the camp or class you’re in! Please check the email you have received.

Click on this server to select it. 0/80 means that 0 out of a possible 80 players are online.
Once you have selected the server, Join Server becomes available. Click it!

4. Migrating from Mojang to Microsoft Account

If you’ve got a Mojang Minecraft Account, at some stage, you will be prompted when logging on to migrate to a Microsoft one.

This may pop up on your launcher… best to go with it…

If there already is a Microsoft account connected with the email address you’re using for Minecraft, you can use that. Otherwise, you’ll be asked to set up a new one. You should do that with a parent / guardian. Check out their FAQs!

If you already have an XBox ID, your Minecraft Java ID will be paired with that, but you’ll still have your old player name.

ChewierPig20??? I can tell you I changed that fast! My XBox name is now SabineXMines

In future, you can choose the Microsoft Login in your launcher.

Don’t worry if it seems to log you in as your XBox user ID, your Minecraft one is paired with it, as long as your Minecraft Java Edition User Name appears in the bottom right-hand corner.

Yes! Correct Minecraft Java Edition User Name!

5. Do you really have Minecraft Java Edition?

The launcher (the app that opens when you start Minecraft on the computer) needs to look like this:

In the middle, at the top, just below Minecraft, it will say Java Edition.

It will give the account name (which can be different from the user name) in the top left-hand corner.

The Username can be found to the right of the big green PLAY button. This is the username I need to whitelist the player, including any underscores, numbers and so on.

Java edition is the computer-only version, the one that can not be played on PlayStation, XBox etc. 

So if you can play your copy of Minecraft across platforms, it unfortunately can not be used on the cccSkerries server.
You need to purchase Minecraft Java Edition on the Minecraft site here:


You will then receive an email with instructions how to download it.