Accidentally Clicked Local Games in Minecraft Servers? Here's Your Escape Plan
Understanding the "Local Games" Option:
The "Local Games" option in Minecraft allows players to create and host their own local multiplayer games on their personal computer or local network. It's designed for players who want to enjoy Minecraft in a small-scale, private setting without connecting to online servers. However, if you accidentally click on this option, you may find yourself disconnected from the online server community.
Step 1: Exiting the Local Game:
If you accidentally clicked on "Local Games" and find yourself in a local multiplayer game, the first step is to exit this mode and return to the main Minecraft menu. Press the Esc key or use the in-game menu to navigate to the "Disconnect" or "Exit Game" option. This will take you back to the main menu, where you can regain access to online servers.
Step 2: Reconnecting to Online Servers:
Once you're back at the main menu, it's time to reconnect to the online Minecraft server community. Click on the "Multiplayer" option, which will display a list of available servers. If you've previously played on specific servers, they may appear in the server list. If not, you can manually add the IP address or domain name of the server you wish to join by clicking on the "Add Server" or "Direct Connect" option.
Step 3: Retrieving Server Information:
To reconnect to your preferred Minecraft server, you'll need to retrieve its IP address or domain name. If you've played on the server before and it's not appearing in the server list, you can search for the server's official website or community forums to find the necessary information. Server websites often provide instructions on how to join, including the server's IP address or a direct connection link.
Step 4: Adding the Server:
Once you have the IP address or domain name of the server you want to join, click on the "Add Server" or "Direct Connect" option. Enter the server information in the appropriate field, along with a memorable name for easy identification. Make sure the server version you're connecting to matches the version of Minecraft you're running. Click "Done" or "Join Server" to add the server to your server list.
Step 5: Joining the Online Server:
With the server added to your list, you can now select it and click "Join Server" to connect. Minecraft will initiate the connection process, and if successful, you'll find yourself back in the online server environment. Take a moment to familiarize yourself with the server's rules, guidelines, and any specific features it offers, and get ready to resume your multiplayer adventures.
Preventing Future Accidental Local Game Access:
To prevent accidentally clicking on "Local Games" in the future, pay close attention when navigating the Minecraft menus. Take your time to ensure you select the correct option, especially when switching between local and online gameplay. Additionally, you can remove any saved local games from the Minecraft launcher to minimize the chance of accidentally accessing them.