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Can I have Multiple .Minecraft Folders


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#1

Cavskid12
  • Location: Ohio
  • Minecraft: cavskid12

Posted 29 March 2011 - 04:17 AM

Okay, So i wanted to start playing some custom maps Like, Imperial Lands, Chriswelvania, etc. I thought i could make more .minecraft folders so i could have one with Imperial lands and those mods seperate from my other saves because I didn't want to have to keep changing out the mods every time i wanted to play. After playing on one folder i changed to play on my other world thats on a different folder then minecraft just shut down and i have no idea why. Please help and Thnx in advanced.

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#2

Cavskid12
  • Location: Ohio
  • Minecraft: cavskid12

Posted 29 March 2011 - 06:08 AM

Bl4ck5tar836 said:

yes its possible to have multiple .minecraft folders
HERE IS HOW: (WINDOWS SOLUTION ONLY)
RAMDISK is a free non trial program
You can give ramdisk a try. Use a batch file to allow minecraft to quickly and easily install into ramdisk volume.

make a batch file *example.bat* open it with notepad and type

		set appdata=%CD%
		minecraft.exe

run ramdisk once it installs change whatever settings you wish then click "start RAMdisk"
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Place the newly created batch and minecraft.exe into ramdisk (NOTE: this would be the NEW Drive letter on your PC). run the batch, not minecraft.exe :||||:
That will open minecraft.exe (must be in the same folder) and set the current directory to run as appdata so the game data and world save get downloaded/saved wherever you run the batch from.

Ok im the biggest noob when it comes to computer stuff like that and i have no idea how to do that, I guess ill try to learn how to use it but i probably wont be able to, thanks for your help.

#3

Bl4ck5tar836
  • Location: USA
  • Minecraft: Blackstar836

Posted 29 March 2011 - 06:19 AM

its easy peasy qiuck and easy.
I promise. It took like 2 seconds to figure it out.
I hate doing it but i can make a video walk through if you wish.
The Official How to: List of fixes "Help at your finger tips!"
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#4

mirrorcoloured

Posted 29 March 2011 - 09:34 AM

You can also do it without a 3rd party program pretty easily.

1. Make a folder (mine is called "Minecraft - Normal" without quotes)
2. Inside that folder, make two folders, "bin" and "data" again without the quotes)
3. Copy "Minecraft.exe" into the "bin" folder
4. Copy your ".minecraft" folder into the "data" folder
5. Create a new file in Notepad that contains the following
set APPDATA=%CD%\data
bin\minecraft.exe
6. Save the file as "Minecraft - Normal.bat" without quotes
7. Double click the .bat file to run that version of Minecraft

The steps can be repeated any number of times with different folder names (Minecraft - Zombiecraft, Minecraft - SPM, etc)

#5

Bl4ck5tar836
  • Location: USA
  • Minecraft: Blackstar836

Posted 29 March 2011 - 02:24 PM

aint you a life saver.... i didnt think about that... my ram disk program doesnt want to work for me.
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#6

Cavskid12
  • Location: Ohio
  • Minecraft: cavskid12

Posted 29 March 2011 - 03:13 PM

mirrorcoloured said:

You can also do it without a 3rd party program pretty easily.

1. Make a folder (mine is called "Minecraft - Normal" without quotes)
2. Inside that folder, make two folders, "bin" and "data" again without the quotes)
3. Copy "Minecraft.exe" into the "bin" folder
4. Copy your ".minecraft" folder into the "data" folder
5. Create a new file in Notepad that contains the following
set APPDATA=%CD%\data
bin\minecraft.exe
6. Save the file as "Minecraft - Normal.bat" without quotes
7. Double click the .bat file to run that version of Minecraft

The steps can be repeated any number of times with different folder names (Minecraft - Zombiecraft, Minecraft - SPM, etc)

Thanks I got it to work!!