Lava Control 0.5.0

A universal Java applet that makes testing plugins a breeze.

  1. ColonelHedgehog
    Tested Minecraft Versions:
    • 1.7
    • 1.8
    • 1.9
    Lava Control


    Lava Control is a powerful, instantly familiar application that makes testing plugins a breeze. Finally, developers can use the intuitive interface to easily select what plugins they want to use, configure memory, and choose painlessly between Bukkit/Spigot jars.

    The current version of Lava Control is a bit of an uncharted map at the moment, in the sense that there are probably a few bugs to be sorted out. Just so that it doesn't blow up in your face, you might make some backups of your server. It shouldn't, though, but with these new-fangled self aware machines popping up, who knows!


    NEW! Build Bench in v0.5.0

    System Requirements
    Java 8 or above. Probably works with most operating systems, but let me know.

    Notice: Apple is dropping support for Java 6 very soon, so I've updated Lava Control to Java 8. Please update your system to Java 8 or higher (it's worth it) to avoid falling behind the curve!

    Some features are still being tested and implemented. You'll see some things that are disabled, and if you pry it apart, some class files that don't seem to do anything (spoiler alert: they don't). Here is a list of what you can expect from it:

    - New in v0.5: BuildBench! Now you can build Spigot.jar's with ease. Click "Build Bench" in the main GUI, and configure it in the Options window to get what you need.
    - Choose between any server set up you want, and any Bukkit/Spigot Jar you want.
    - Enable and disable plugins freely with a check list.
    - Use a nice GUI interface as a console rather than being forced to hum the Matrix theme as you type away at your little box you call a "terminal."
    - Find text easily with Lava Control's "Find..." feature.
    - Your settings are saved to a library folder within your home directory. See below.

    Coming soon:

    - SSH connections with external servers. - Run a non-local server via Lava Control! Still working on this, some implementation is there.
    - Advanced error detection. - Have Lava Control explain errors to you. Hit a few walls with this one. Sorting it out, but hopefully it will happen.

    Let me know what you'd like to see in Lava Control, and I'll consider it.

    Please note: I've only tested this on my Mac. I'm particularly concerned about Windows computers' performance because some of the scripts this app runs might not function. I'd really appreciate it if you told me that it works, and your set up (OS, Java version, Bukkit/Spigot version, etc.). This app also uses File IO for saving settings (see below), and it renames your jars with *._jar extensions when it disables them.

    Download Lava Control

    All downloads are hosted by GitHub.

    Latest Supported Version: Lava Control 0.5.0-SNAPSHOT for Java 1.8
    Latest Source: Lava-Control-master ZIP

    If you downloaded the source, install by using Maven with the following command:

    cd <folder containing Lava Control's pom.xml file>
    mvn install

    Open it like you'd open any other program, and you're good to go.

    Side note: if you have any trouble opening it like any other program, use the following command:

    java -jar <path to Lava Control's Jar file>

    Settings Information
    As mentioned above, settings will be saved to a library directory. This varies depending on your operating system:

    Again, I reiterate, I've only tested this on my Mac. Some information might be wrong. If so, feel free to correct me and I'll change it.

    Mac OSX: /Users/<Your Username>/Library/LavaControl/settings.ccq
    Linux: /home/<Your Username>/Library/LavaControl/settings.ccq
    Windows: C:\Users\<Your Username>\Library\LavaControl\settings.ccq - Note: it might be "C:" or "D:" or something similar. It depends on your set up.

    Contact Me:

    If you're reporting a bug, use GitHub's issue tracker.
    Email: [email protected]
    Website: - If you like my work, I'm also available for hire. See my services page for more details.

Recent Reviews

  1. CoreyplaysYT
    Version: 0.5.0
    [00:11:53 ERROR]: Could not load 'plugins\Lava Control-0.5.0.jar' in folder 'plugins'
    org.bukkit.plugin.InvalidDescriptionException: Invalid plugin.yml
    at ~[spigot.jar:git-Spigot-6c9b0a1-de5c261]
    at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.loadPlugins( [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-6c9b0a1-de5c261]
    at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_8_R3.CraftServer.loadPlugins( [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-6c9b0a1-de5c261]
    at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R3.DedicatedServer.init( [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-6c9b0a1-de5c261]
    at [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-6c9b0a1-de5c261]
    at Source) [?:1.8.0_91]
    Caused by: Jar does not contain plugin.yml
    ... 6 more
    1. ColonelHedgehog
      Author's Response
      LavaControl is not a plugin. It's a standalone resource. :) You double-click the file.
  2. lucasouwens
    Version: 0.5.0
    Does this plugin have support for applets so i can implement it into a website by any chance? 100 characters..
    1. ColonelHedgehog
      Author's Response
      It might. You could try! But it might not work well, since it requires putting data on your hard drive. Would be an interesting experiment.
  3. br4d
    Version: v0.2.0
    Amazing.. Thank you <3
  4. victor2748
    Version: v0.1.0
    Thanks bro, that is exactly what I was looking for!
  5. Editor_Files
    Version: v0.0.3
  6. JaapaGamerz
    Version: v0.0.3
    This is plugin amazing!