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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:25 AM

I managed to snag a minecraft card from my local store, and have just redeemed it & downloaded the game.  I was surprised that it wasn't even a download, just a save to my desktop.  I was expecting minecraft folders, files, etc.   I'm guessing I did something wrong?  How do I install, the full MC?

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:27 AM

When you run the minecraft.exe it put's all the files in the roaming folder.

You can find that folder by hitting start, then typing %appdata% into the search box.
With the % signs.

The folder is called .minecarft

but it sounds like you did everything correct. Minecraft isn't a large program, it's done downloading very quickly.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:41 AM

View PostHidinginthelight, on 26 November 2012 - 05:27 AM, said:

When you run the minecraft.exe it put's all the files in the roaming folder.

You can find that folder by hitting start, then typing %appdata% into the search box.
With the % signs.

The folder is called .minecarft

but it sounds like you did everything correct. Minecraft isn't a large program, it's done downloading very quickly.

Thank you, I found it.  One last question, I found a player skin I want to donwload, where would I download it to for it to be active as my character skin?  (in case you were wondering, this is what I wanted - http://minecraft.nov...17415/star-wars )

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:47 AM

You actually have to upload it into your minecraft account. I never cared enough to give myself a skin.. so I'm not sure.. Let me see if I can find it quick.


Found it very quickly.

You need to upload it on your profile page.
http://minecraft.net/profile

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:48 AM

View PostHidinginthelight, on 26 November 2012 - 05:47 AM, said:

You actually have to upload it into your minecraft account. I never cared enough to give myself a skin.. so I'm not sure.. Let me see if I can find it quick.

Upload what, the actual image of the skin, or do you have to upload something else?

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:56 AM

Yeah, on the page you linked, there is a button at the bottom that says 'Download this skin to your computer'

So you save it to your computer, then upload it to the page I linked. (after you have logged into your account)

I wouldn't use the feature on the site you linked to upload it automatically. It's probably legit, but it's never a good idea to enter your login info on an untrusted site.

I double checked it, and it seems good, it just redirects you to the minecraft site, with the skin selected.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:58 AM

Thank you again, good sir.

My final question (hopefully), how do I add texture packs?  I have the texture pack downloaded, but when I click "open texture pack folder", I'm stumped.  I tried dragging the folder onto where it says "place folder here", but that didn't work.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:04 AM

Ok, as long as the texture pack is 32x or less you can just put it into the texturepack folder.
\.minecraft\texturepacks\

If it greater then 32x you need to add a mod that allows for HD texture packs.
Optifine is the better of the 2 that allow for that to work. There are many videos on youtube that explain how to install optifine. and I'd recommend looking those up, as they'll do a much better job explaining it then I will.

There are also advanced launchers, that make installing mods easier, like MultiMC. It's the only launcher I use, I don't even have the regular one on my computer.
There are a couple videos in that launchers thread that explain how to use it, if you'd like to check it out.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:12 AM

What is the easiest route to get to the Mindcraft folders?  I tried downloading the pack, but I couldn't find the folders.  I did a search, but it took too long.  Do I go through program files?

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:28 AM

View PostHidinginthelight, on 26 November 2012 - 05:27 AM, said:

You can find that folder by hitting start, then typing %appdata% into the search box.
With the % signs.


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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:29 AM

Ok, so I figured out where the actual folders are.  However, when I try to save the texture pack, the folders won't show.

Is it because the texture pack is still zipped?  Do I need winzip to be able to get it?

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:37 AM

I've come to the conclusion that the entire Minecraft folders didn' download properly, or something is buggy.  When I click "open texture pack folder", I see this:
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However, if I try to save the texture pack, or just open the folder to look for Minecraft, I cannot find AppData, Roaming, or Minecraft.
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Am I just missing something?  Or what is going on?

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:17 AM

Windows hides the roaming folder by default.

By doing the %appdata% search it bypasses the folder being hidden.

You can unhide the the folder permantly by going into:
Control panel > Folder options
Then selecting the View Tab.
Tell it to show hidden folders
Tell it not to hide known extension types will also come in handy

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:42 AM

Wow, I'm loving this.  Thanks so much.

One other thing, I tried to change the color of my skin a bit, but am having troubles.  Is there a section on here with people who make or edit skins?

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:46 AM

http://www.minecraft...forum/15-skins/

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:50 AM

Thanks for all your help, Hidinginthelight.H

Have a good morning/day.