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PC How to mod Minecraft (for dummies)

Discussion in 'Minecraft Tutorials' started by GinkoGaKuai, Nov 15, 2012 with 22 replies and 81,405 views.

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  1. Xietyz

    Xietyz Getting There

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    Before I start typing up this tutorial I'm going to start off by letting you people know that I'm making this tutorial for people that really don't understand computers and are completely clueless as to what they should do, so I'm going to make this tutorial extremely simple; complete with pictures.
    STEP 0:
    In this tutorial make sure to click on 'Open Spoiler' as this is where the pictures will be at.
    It will also help if you move everything you download into one folder; it would be best to put it in a folder on your desktop or something.

    STEP 1:
    Download the following files listed below - you're going to need these to install the mods correctly! (winrar & forge/mod loader)

    WINRAR DOWNLOAD HERE (Recommended)


    FORGE LOADER HERE (Recommended)
    OR
    MOD LOADER DOWNLOAD HERE (still requires WinRAR and is not as good as Forge)

    After opening the file you downloaded your computer should run you through on what to do next - just keep clicking next.

    STEP 1.5:
    You will also need to have a mod to install; I'll be using the Too Many Items mod for this.


    Download link is here Just in case you want to use the same mod I do.

    STEP 2:
    Now to get to where your Minecraft is installed.
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    1. Click on the start orb on the bottom right of your screen.
    2. In the little text box you see on the bottom left of the window that popped up type in "%appdata%" (without the quotation marks).
    3. Click on the folder "Roaming" - it doesn't matter which Roaming folder you click on.

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    Open the .minecraft folder.

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    Open the 'bin' folder.
    Congrats, You've reached the .minecraft folder!
    Now it's time to actually mod the game.

    STEP 3:
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    1. Right click on the 'minecraft' or 'minecraft.jar' file.
    2. Open with WinRAR archiver.

    Modding the file:

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    After doing that open up the the mod you downloaded in Step 1 and the 'ModLoader'.

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    After you've done that you can close all the files down and you're finished! You've successfully modded your Minecraft!





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    Well, lowpro. I have completed your challenge. IN YO' FACE!
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2012
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  2. lowpro

    lowpro Common Sense is not so Common

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    @GinkoGaKuai Lol Nice. I am going to point my friends here when they ask. And I prefer forge to modloader because it supports more mods... you might want to change that (the difficulty is relatively the same). Great work though. If anybody doesn't get this then they don't deserve to own a computer lol.
     
  3. Xietyz

    Xietyz Getting There

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    I've never really heard of Forge. Is it new or something? I haven't been played Minecraft for tiiime - let alone mod it.
     
  4. lowpro

    lowpro Common Sense is not so Common

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    It is like modloader except it is compatible with almost every mod (modloader is more limited). Forge is used to mod developers don't have as hard of a time defining new items/blocks, so it is more widely used. The link to the latest download is on minecraftforge.net under the releases section (http://www.minecraftforge.net/forum/index.php?board=3.0). I highly suggest you check it out. It is used for most mods now. Also note that every mod that works with modloader also works with forge.
     
  5. Chippstr

    Chippstr Newbie

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    I followed all the steps you listed above, deleted the Meta Folder, put forge loader and the too many items mod in but when i launch the game it FML gets to 95% and a fatal error occurs
    Minecraft cannot launch in its current configuration.
    consult the file \ForgeModLoader-client-0.log
    any suggestions?
     
  6. Clowns

    Clowns Enthusiast

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    copy your worlds somewhere else, then completely delete your bin folder, then go to minecraft and force update it then redo the steps... should fix it.
     
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  7. Xietyz

    Xietyz Getting There

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    Do what FYI suggested and use Mod Loader instead of Forge.
     
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  8. M27machinam

    M27machinam Newbie

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    I did everything you said and whenever i play minecraft i just get a black screen
     
  9. Clowns

    Clowns Enthusiast

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    if its a black screen it could be your minecraft.jar file, google minecraft,jar and the version that you want / are using.
     
  10. M27machinam

    M27machinam Newbie

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    well i dont have the black screen anymore but how do i activate teh mod, i have the balkons weapons mod for 1.4.7 and i did everything exactly, the only part i was confused on was in the file i had files with those yellow folders and i didnt know to move those either
     
  11. Clowns

    Clowns Enthusiast

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    im not familiar with the mod but ill look it up for you pal,

    Edit : Im not sure if you will find this help full but i looked it up and found this http://www.skydaz.com/balkons-weapon-mod-installer-for-minecraft-1-4-7/
     
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  12. M27machinam

    M27machinam Newbie

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    thank you, now i have a musket!!!!!!!!!!
     
  13. Clowns

    Clowns Enthusiast

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    welcome pal :smile:
     
  14. NinjaInTheClouds

    NinjaInTheClouds Newbie

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    So, i did this and when i copied everything over into the Minecraft file, none of what i copied showed up in the file. Is that supposed to happen? If not, what did i do wrong?
     
  15. fireclaw

    fireclaw Newbie

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    ok so i did everything and the thing is ... i cant use any of the mods for some reason

    such as pixelmon 2.2.1
     
  16. Skyline xL

    Skyline xL Banned

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    nice:smile:
     
  17. GoodAlmond

    GoodAlmond Newbie

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    I did everything you said, yet when I try to open the minecraft.jar file, I click Open With, and WinRAR Archiver isn't there. Please help, I would really enjoy mods like Opti-Fine and Smart Moving.
     
  18. MrHoezey

    MrHoezey ☆ℳinecraft мøḓẕ☆

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    I'm guessing you are talking about 1.6.x
    Since it's a new launcher, adding mods have been different. If you want to install mods such as Build Craft, or Smart Moving, I'm guessing you will have to install Forge first. To install forge to 1.6.x, look at this video.

    Now to install Optifine or other mods that don't require Forge, they should have instructions. I got it from the MC forum and it says:
     
  19. kopstandsnip3r

    kopstandsnip3r Newbie

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    i done everything until the end when you have to drag all the files could someone help
     
  20. Toasty22

    Toasty22 Newbie

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    Why won't the mods work for me I did everything the tutorial said but the mod won't work. Help Please.
     
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