Recently I started hosting my server for me and 2 of my friends, I created a standard forge server (using the newest forge available for 1.12.2) and it worked perfectly with all of my almost 70 mods. I decided to try Sponge out but have been met with a lot of issues. First of all, after placing spongecraft (newest RC) i got an error stating that i had an invalid forge version, so I downgraded to 2383, and after a while of fixing some errors using Google this is the closest I came to the server starting. I’m at a loss of ideas on what to do next so any help welcome. I tried renaming the sponge jar to aa_sponge…, disabled some phosphor features, removed ForgeEssentials and experimented with various forge and sponge versions.
Here is all the information I collected, let me know if anything else will assist you in helping me.