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Posted 31 December 2011 - 04:00 PM

if you cannot get this to work, I can make you the disk for a small fee. Just message me.

How to play Minecraft on a CD-R Disk! - Credit goes to NotTarts

This tutorial will show you how to play Minecraft on a CD-R Disk! This will also store all your data to the disk, so if you play it on a different computer, you'll have all your saves, mods, saved servers, texture packs, etc! What it does is keeps the .minecraft directory on your CD instead of in "roaming"!

What you'll need:
- Windows 7 (May work with others, haven't tested - Let me know!)
- Java on every computer you'll play this on
- A copy of MinecraftPortable (Credit to NotTarts for creating): http://tinyurl.com/MCPortable
- WinRAR, 7-Zip or any other Archive Extractor.
- 1x Blank writable CD-R Disk (I used a 52X 700mb Disk for mine)

How to make:
1 - Put your disk in your computer
2 - When you get the pop-up, press "BURN FILES TO DISK"
3 - Then, on the next pop-up, click the first option, "Like a USB Flash Drive". Also give it a name (Eg. MC)
4 - Your disk will format. This takes a while
5 - On the next pop-up, press Open folder to view files
6 - Drag your copy of MinecraftPortable (http://tinyurl.com/MCPortable) into there, and extract.
7 - Delete the archive once extracted
8 - Finished

How to use:
To use this, just put your disk into your computer, and either open it from the pop-up, or go to "Computer > DVD/CD DRIVE". Then open the exe file, and log in as usual. It will install the game, generate a new .minecraft folder on the disk.

Modding the .minecraft
You must run the game once, and log in once. Then click on MCP_DATA, and you'll get the .minecraft folder. Here you can modify it, or remove it and import a copy of your one from your roaming folder.

If you use this, you should import your current .minecraft from roaming. Also, use this instead of Minecraft so that you're not using two different .minecraft's (one when your on your PC and one when your somewhere else/someone else's computer)

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 04:03 PM

Erm, OR you can just copy your .minecraft folder onto the CD, drag the .exe in, and burn those files.

Then, you can play it on any computer with the sufficient java download?
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Posted 31 December 2011 - 04:03 PM

I bet about 40% of minecrafters have already done it?
Well, I've done it... ;P

1 minus, if you get new save or so, you got to burn another one. :3

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 04:08 PM

1) How on earth does it save your games!?
2) USB Drive is much more compact!


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Posted 31 December 2011 - 04:17 PM

My .Minecraft Is nearly 2GB, so it wouldn't be practical for me to use a CD-R.

Using a flash drive is easier, more compact and can store a lot more data.
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Posted 31 December 2011 - 04:24 PM

This is a noob friendly guide, I know its easy to do.
Also, you can do it with a USB Flash Drive, but this is an alternative...
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Posted 31 December 2011 - 07:12 PM

- CD-R only write once. Any changes you make to your world won't be saved. Inventory can't be modified, new chunks can't generate, Minecraft can't update.

- Minecraft, on default, autosaves every two seconds. Even if it was possible to save the world, that means burning the disc constantly using a CD-RW.

- CDs have small storage space. People won't be able to copy their big worlds if it exceeds the usual 700mb.

- Horribly inefficient. CD is slower than DVD and USB. It's the slowest.

Stupid idea. It's not even that smart to run your saves on a flash drive either; constant writes can eventually damage it.
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Posted 01 January 2012 - 07:21 AM

This is illegal



Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:51 PM

Here i made a cd case for this plz download the png or buy the psd
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Posted 17 July 2013 - 03:11 AM

Funny, I did this today

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