Windows, macOS, Linux
What you need
To connect you'll need to have a version of Java Edition matching the server, which is currently at 1.20.2. Although we do allow a couple of versions either side to connect, for the best experience you should make sure that you are matching the server version if possible; although if you have a nice mod that's not been updated yet we understand if you don't update straight away! We shall notify people as far in advance as we can when we plan to upgrade the server.
If you don't have the right version already, you can add a new installation in the default launcher without affecting your other games.
Minecraft Launcher - The default experience for most users!
Select the Installations tab
Add a New installation
Select the right version (e.g. 1.20.3), all other settings should be fine for a normal install.
Return back to the Play tab. You can easily switch between installs/versions using the drop-down at the bottom-left.
Hit the Play button!
Choose an existing installation, usually the default will be the latest release which may not always be supported. If you get a version not supported message try the above steps instead.
Hit the Play button!
Unsure, or stuck?
Sometimes having multiple installs, Forge or Fabric modded installs, Optifine, self updating installations - it can all get a bit confusing, so if you're stuck then drop the Minecraft Mods a tag on Discord and we can help!
Mutli MC - For more advanced users!
Select the Add Instance
Give it a name, for example LGMC
Select the appropriate version - the latest stable version will usually have a ⭐ next to it.
Hit the OK button.
You can now launch the instance or edit it to install Resource Packs, or Fabric and appropriate mods.
Joining the LG server
Once you launch into Minecraft, click Multiplayer
Click Add Server and fill in the following details:
Server Name: LG Minecraft (or anything. Doesn't matter)
Server Address: play.mc.londongaymers.co.uk
Ignore the Resource Pack prompt
Click Done, and you should see a colourful new server banner
Join Server and enjoy!