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#1

nedtherocket

Posted 21 July 2012 - 06:35 PM

How to install mods in minecraft on mac?

Hi all, my little cousin has got into minecraft and he wants to add mods.

I downloaded mod loader

downloaded some mods

got rid of original bin folder

inputed in to terminal


cd ~
mkdir mctmp
cd mctmp
jar xf ~/Library/Application\ Support/minecraft/bin/minecraft.jar

put the class files in the newly created folder

inputed into terminal

rm META-INF/MOJANG_C.*
jar uf ~/Library/Application\ Support/minecraft/bin/minecraft.jar ./
cd ..
rm -rf mctmp

Started minecraft but no mods show up at all?

What am I doing wrong can anyone point me in the right direction please, would be a great help.

Thank you.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 03:02 PM

--PART 1--
  • Get the mod and download it.
  • Check to see if the mod needs a mod loader, audio mod, or forge. it should say somewhere in the post.
  • Have all  the contents on your desktop somewhere (you don't have too but helps)
  • Get an app in the Mac Appstore called "The Unarchiver"
--PART 2--

  • Find your .minecraft; goto finder, press command-shift-G. then type in "~/Library/Application Support/" then you will see a .minecraft folder. a tip for finding it faster, is dragging the library folder to the finder side bar as well as the .minecraft folder.
  • go to your bin the .minercaft folder
  • right click it, and open with "the unarchiver"
  • and rename your minecraft.jar to something else and remove the .jar from it.
  • and rename the folder you got to "minecraft.jar"
--PART 3--


First refer to the instructions that the mod came with. and see which way to mod it.

there are two ways to mod minecraft:
by modding the JAR
OR
  MINECRAFT>MODS.

for the jar:
  • open it along with the mod and add all the class files in the jar.
  • but remember to add mod loader first.
for the mods folder:
  • just simply add the marked folder to it.
Thanks to upspostal

#3

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 02:26 AM

View Postweta_10, on 26 July 2012 - 03:02 PM, said:

--PART 1--
  • Get the mod and download it.
  • Check to see if the mod needs a mod loader, audio mod, or forge. it should say somewhere in the post.
  • Have all  the contents on your desktop somewhere (you don't have too but helps)
  • Get an app in the Mac Appstore called "The Unarchiver"
--PART 2--

  • Find your .minecraft; goto finder, press command-shift-G. then type in "~/Library/Application Support/" then you will see a .minecraft folder. a tip for finding it faster, is dragging the library folder to the finder side bar as well as the .minecraft folder.
  • go to your bin the .minercaft folder
  • right click it, and open with "the unarchiver"
  • and rename your minecraft.jar to something else and remove the .jar from it.
  • and rename the folder you got to "minecraft.jar"
--PART 3--


First refer to the instructions that the mod came with. and see which way to mod it.

there are two ways to mod minecraft:
by modding the JAR
OR
  MINECRAFT>MODS.

for the jar:
  • open it along with the mod and add all the class files in the jar.
  • but remember to add mod loader first.
for the mods folder:
  • just simply add the marked folder to it.
Thanks to upspostal


Dude i wanna thank you.. you don't know how long i have been looking for a way to open my minecraft.jar and not make a new file of it.. and you said use "The unarchiver" which i was looking for, for a long time and now it works thanks :)
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#4

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 06:44 AM

It didn't work work for me please help. When I install it like a mac it just freezes at the updating minecraft or have a black screen. Also I removed META-INF. Also I can sucessfully install mods onto windows but not MAC. What did I do wrong?

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 04:14 AM

I cant install anymod because there is no .minecraft folder. PLEASE HELP

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 06:14 AM

go to utilities and launch terminal.app then type in chflags no hidden ~/library/
your library library folder will now be in home. you then go to Application support/minecraft/bin and your minecraft.jar will be there

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 07:02 AM

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles true
killall Finder

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles false
killall Finder

To enable/disable AppleShowAllFiles. In Unix based Operative Systems files that starts with . are hidden.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 07:27 PM

@weta_10 : What folder do you get in Part 2 #5 ?

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 12:35 AM

Use the first command set I posted and re-open Finder. Navigate to your user directory, then continue to the previously hidden folder labeled "Library" and further into "Application Support". You minecraft folder should be locatable in there Posted Image

To eventually turn the configuration for hidden files back off; run the last command set.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 08:54 PM

which folder in the mine craft folder do i put the mod?

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 10:18 PM

View Postnoozl, on 01 November 2012 - 08:54 PM, said:

which folder in the mine craft folder do i put the mod?

Inside the "bin" folder, rename minecraft.jar to minecraft.zip, unzip it and rename the folder it creates "minecraft.jar".

Then treat that minecraft.jar folder as the normal minecraft jar archive.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 09:14 AM

Ok, so I unziped minecraft.zip and the new folder called minecraft, i renamed to minecraft.jar . It automatically put the folder into documents. should i move it to the normal mine craft folder, or bin, or leave it? What do you mean by treat it like the minecraft jar archive? Do I put the mod folder into the new minecraft.jar folder?

sorry there is so much, i am new to this and really want to not screw up :P thanks :)

#13

Awesomeness221

Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:19 PM

The unarchiver won't work. It says there is an error :(

#14

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:25 PM

View Postweta_10, on 26 July 2012 - 03:02 PM, said:

--PART 1--
  • Get the mod and download it.
  • Check to see if the mod needs a mod loader, audio mod, or forge. it should say somewhere in the post.
  • Have all  the contents on your desktop somewhere (you don't have too but helps)
  • Get an app in the Mac Appstore called "The Unarchiver"
--PART 2--

  • Find your .minecraft; goto finder, press command-shift-G. then type in "~/Library/Application Support/" then you will see a .minecraft folder. a tip for finding it faster, is dragging the library folder to the finder side bar as well as the .minecraft folder.
  • go to your bin the .minercaft folder
  • right click it, and open with "the unarchiver"
  • and rename your minecraft.jar to something else and remove the .jar from it.
  • and rename the folder you got to "minecraft.jar"
--PART 3--


First refer to the instructions that the mod came with. and see which way to mod it.

there are two ways to mod minecraft:
by modding the JAR
OR
  MINECRAFT>MODS.

for the jar:
  • open it along with the mod and add all the class files in the jar.
  • but remember to add mod loader first.
for the mods folder:
  • just simply add the marked folder to it.
Thanks to upspostal

It didnt come up with any folder and the unarchiver will not work

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:51 AM

Hi I'm having a problem like this. As some of you guys knw I just got a MacBook Air. I need help with the mods!!
Minecraft is a great game.
You craft and mine in it!!

#16

MineCityCraft

Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:57 PM

My Problem:

There is no .minecraft  folder.

Please help me locate it.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 06:01 PM

View PostMineCityCraft, on 28 December 2012 - 05:57 PM, said:

My Problem:

There is no .minecraft  folder.

Please help me locate it.

I assure you, there is a .minecraft folder. As long as you have bought and run the game, that is. Go read through the entire topic. And please, don't keep changing the font size.
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#18

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:50 PM

An Alternative to that is to go to the minecraft.application (The normal MC app) and press the texture packs button and press 'Open The Texture-packs Folder' and click on the view options untill it shows the .minecraft folder.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 04:57 AM

What if there was no instructions on the mod on how you should mod it 0-0?
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Posted 02 April 2013 - 01:16 AM

Hello. I am also fairly new to mine-craft and also can not find the .minecraft folder. When I typed the command into terminal it says -bash: your: command not found. The mods i am planning on installing are divine rpg, tale of kingdoms, jerry's mod, and damage indicators. I have Magic Launcher and I was able to get Jerry's mod onto there but it says no forge and when I click on the forge folder, it opens it rather then adding it. If any of you could help me out with that process I would appreciate it.