- [*:32ium4a5] How to use the mod forum.
[*:32ium4a5] How to find your minecraft.jar on all major operating systems.
[*:32ium4a5] How to install the mod properly.
[*:32ium4a5] What to do when the mod is not installed properly.
First thing's first, you need to get an archive manager.
For Windows and Mac download and install WinRAR.
For Linux use your favorite archiver. Beware of archiver bugs!
If you don't like WinRAR, then that's fine. However, this guide isn't going to be specific to any programs but winrar for mac and windows and file-roller on linux.
You can use the same concept as long as you know how to do it in your own tool. After you download and install the program, forget about it for a little while.
Okay, so, I assume you already have minecraft setup and installed. So, if it's not, fix that and let's begin!
First, start minecraft.
Once you've got minecraft started, take a look at those important numbers (the minecraft version up at the top. It's circled in red.
Now close minecraft. You can't change your minecraft.jar while it's still open.
Using the Mod Forums
Now you need to start your internet browser. I assume you know how to do such a thing already. Then navigate to the minecraft mod forum.
Type in: http://www.minecraft...wforum.php?f=25
You want a mod? What mod is it?
This part is outdated: the forum search is currently disabled.
Well, let's try our luck! Navigate to this thing up in the top:
Now type in what you want and hit enter.
If you make a spelling mistake, use a dictionary service until it corrects you.
After thats, look through the results of your search until you find the one for the mod you want.
Scroll all the way up to the top and click on this:
Click on the part circled in RED for you to find the Original Post.
Now read the whole post, you have to find those important numbers (the minecraft version) mentioned about earlier.
Look up, look down, use your browser's search function by pressing ctrl and f at the same time.
Now we have to download it.
Now remember where you put it. Then look at the bottom, it says that it needs other things. Click those links.
Use ctrl and f to find what you need. It said ModLoader and AudioMod, Are you looking?
Remember that everything you download has to have those important numbers that I told you about!
Finding Your .minecraft Folder
presswindows logo and the r button at the same time, then type in %appdata%/.minecraft and hit enter.
Click the spotlight button on the upper right hand corner of your screen:
click on the terminal in spotlight:
then type in open "~/Library/Application\ Support/minecraft" and hit enter.
I assume that since you run linux, you can figure out how to open up your file manager and navigate to ~/.minecraft. Remember that .minecraft is hidden so you will likely have to show hidden files and directories.
All Together Now
You should see a folder that has some of these things inside it:
Installing your Mods
So now, all you have to do is open the archives you downloaded.
But what do you do with all these things?
You have to take that .minecraft folder and navigate to the bin folder.
Now here's the tough part, you have to read install instructions!
Since you know that your animals mod requires those other two, why don't we install those first. Let's look at what the Original Post in that thread said.
Just open your minecraft.jar in winrar. Right click it, open it with winrar.
Now all we have to do is drag and drop the files! Drag and drop Audiomod first.
(note for linux users: you have to extract the archive first due to a bug with most archive managers.)
If this shows up, then just hit "OK". Don't worry about it. Now do it again for Modloader.
Did you drag and drop everything? Are you sure? Missing any files or folders will make it not work.
Notice how all the folders were red. That's because you shouldn't drop the files on the folders because else they will go inside them. You don't want that to happen! Put them on top of other files so that does not happen.
Alright, now all we have to do is install that mod you wanted.
You see that file right there? It is called README. aka "READ" and "ME". Click on it until it opens! Come on, you can do it.
Oh look, it has instructions too!
For the most part, we can do the first half of them in one step.
We have to drag all those files over. Remember, don't put them on top of a folder. You see that little blue part? That means that there are more files to drag over than what you can see in the picture. Just drag that little bar down and drag over the rest of the files.
Now we have to find and remove META-INF!
Note for mac users: you should actually only delete the MOJANG files in meta-inf. technically, meta-inf is required.
META-INF is a folder, you can see it right there. Just select it and press the delete button at the top or press the Delkey on your keyboard.
Answer yes to the prompt. Answering no means to not delete meta-inf and you don't want that.
Now we have to get back to the folder we came from, the .minecraft folder. Hit the little arrow pointing to the left in your file manager that is currently inside the bin folder. In WinRAR, double click on the folder with the two dots to navigate back.
Now we open the other folder inside of the mod archive. In the window that is now open to .minecraft, open up the resources folder.
Remember what we've learned!
Answer "yes to all" to the prompt.
Alright, now it's time for the moment of truth, open up your minecraft.
Now all you have to do is test around for what you installed.
What to do when this tutorial does not work.
Delete everything and do it again. Either a mod conflicted, the game updated, or you are using an old save without the mods you used to create it with. If it is none of those things, then you broke it and you should be ashamed of yourself.