JumpFrog, on 16 November 2012 - 11:57 PM, said:
I am trying to download some Mods, except I can't find the minecraft.jar file.
Your problem is a windows problem. Microsoft, in their <redacted> wisdom, decided to hide extensions on files by default, thinking that telling you what kind of file something is would be too confusing. Somehow, Microsoft thought that just the name is all you need to know.
In Windows XP, going from memory, one of the menu options was for view options, and you could bring up a long list of toggle buttons and radio button groups. One of the choices in that list was "Always hide extensions for known file types", and that would be checked. You need to clear it.
Right now, you cannot tell "minecraft.jar" from "minecraft.exe" or "minecraft.txt" or "minecraft.com". And, if you see a file named "minecraft.com", you might think it's a URL link for a browser -- "minecraft.com.url" -- but it might actually be a virus named "minecraft.com.exe".
*THAT* is why this is such a horrible idea.