Ever since I started my Java Video Tutorial, I’ve received numerous requests from you to create a Minecraft Modding Guide. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to setup everything you need to start making mods for Minecraft.
The steps are specific to the Mac platform, but everything is very similar for PCs. Actually it is easier to do this on a PC. The PC directions follow the video.
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Get Files Needed for Making Minecraft Mods
You obviously need a copy of Minecraft to create Minecraft Mods. You also need the following:
After you have downloaded the above, unzip them. The version of Eclipse I use is the Eclipse IDE for Java Developers. It’s free and works on every OS. Eclipse is very easy to install. Just double click it and follow the steps.
After you unzip the ModLoader and mcd56 files into folders, copy those folders and paste them in your Documents folder. If you’re on a PC copy them where ever you can easily find them.
Where is the minecraft.jar File
Now you have to copy the minecraft.jar file. On a MAC you’ll find it by:
On a PC :
Copy bin Folder to Minecraft Coder Pack
Now that you have a copy of the bin folder from Minecraft, you need to paste it in the Minecraft Coder Pack folder. Go to where ever your mcp56 folder is located. Open the jars folder in mcp56 and paste the bin folder in there.
On a MAC, you need to open your terminal program. Open the bin folder you just pasted into mcp56. If you don’t know how type cd ~/Documents/mcp56/jars/bin/untitled in the terminal.
Copy all of the files in the ModLoader folder into the untitled folder. Replace all files when you get that error message.
On a PC compress the untitled folder using a tool like WinRar. Rename the file minecraft.jar and save it in the bin folder.
On a Mac select all the class files. Right click and select Compress. Rename the file Archive.zip, minecraft.jar and save it in the bin folder.
On a PC, locate the file named decompile.bat. It’s in your mcp56 folder. Double click it and wait for the decompile to complete.
On a Mac, locate the mcp56 folder in the terminal. Go there by typing cd ~/Documents/mcp56. Type bash decompile.sh in the terminal. Wait for the decompile to complete.
Setup Minecraft in Eclipse
This step is the same for Macs and PCs.
Locate the Eclipse folder in mcp56 and click OK
Now you can see / edit all of the code in Minecraft. You can also click the green run button in Eclipse to run your mods in Eclipse.
Leave any questions or comments below. If you want to learn more about Minecraft Modding you need to learn Java. I have a Java Video Tutorial to help you with that.
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