Alright... so I've been trying to set up a modded server for a long time now, but I've always had problems and never asked for help. I have done a LOT of looking around, but I could never find anything like my problem. I can only hope someone knows what's going on.
I start by making a regular vanilla server. I download minecraft_server.jar and stick it into its own folder. Then I make a Wordpad document and put this inside:
java -Xms512M -Xmx1G -jar minecraft_server.jar
That's from this wiki page. Since I'm using Windows and the 64x Java package, I also followed step 3 of the "REQUIRED: Verify and install the latest version of Java" section (changing the path).
Then I save it as "startserver.bat". When I open it, and the server sets itself up with ease. I can enter it with no trouble. I've also tried this AFTER installing Forge to the minecraft_server.jar, but after I add Forge the problem happens.
I'm trying to install Forge because I want to play Twilight Forest. On the minecraftforum page, it says to follow this link and download the latest recommended build, which has a star next to it. I downloaded 22.214.171.1248 universal. Then I opened that and stuck it into my clean client jar, deleted META-INF, started Minecraft, and it prepared itself. (I have tried this before and after I first use startserver.bat, and neither worked.)
Then I opened the minecraft_server.jar and put Forge inside. Then I use startserver.bat. (I have tried this before and after the first time I use startserver.bat, and neither worked.)
Every time, the cmd window pops up for half a second and then immediately closes down. This window closes down too quickly for me to properly read or copy. HOWEVER, I managed to take a screenshot of it so I went and typed down everything I saw.
If there's trouble seeing it, I can try for a better picture...
So... anyone have an idea on what's going on?
PS. I have also tried this with a previous build of Forge, and the same problem occurred. This is all for a Minecraft 1.3.2 server.