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Posted 08 January 2012 - 11:21 AM

I've wanted to learn how to program for a while know, and recently i've gotten the strength to go and research how, I figured that it would be easier to make a mod rather then a game because I would be building of an Idea of someone else, so I thought what would be the best and easiest game to make a mod of? And I figured minecraft because the Community is so awesome.

So basically I just want to know what is the best Java IDE to make minecraft mods, and any Pointers would be nice!

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 12:00 PM

Most people point Eclipse, but I personally use NetBeans.
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 12:03 PM

Eclipse is the best IDE for beginners, read on below. You'll need Minecraft Coders Pack(MCP) to decompile the minecraft source. There are many tutorials around.

  • Download MCP  here
  • Extract it
  • Copy the bin folder from .minecraft in appdata, and paste it in the jars folder of mcp
  • Use decompile.bat
  • Download Eclipse, the first one at the top, Eclipse IDE for Java Developers
  • When opening eclipse, you'll be asked to set up a workspace, select the 'eclipse' folder in your extracted mcp
  • It will automatically set up your workspace for you, so you can access all of minecraft's decompiled java files.
  • Follow tutorials on making minecraft mods
  • Have Fun!

Eclipse will highlight errors as you type so you dont need to go back and recompile in mcp everytime you make a change.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 06:24 PM

Eclipse

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 06:43 PM

Eclipse or NetBeans, I personally use Eclipse because it is very user friendly.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 07:44 PM

View Postjamolnng, on 08 January 2012 - 06:43 PM, said:

Eclipse or NetBeans, I personally use Eclipse because it is very user friendly.

Yeah my NetBeans is always trying to Override every damn method I include. ._. but besides that it has been pretty handy and helpful.
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 08:42 PM

View PostDaFrazzle, on 08 January 2012 - 07:47 PM, said:

Eclipse Is good for beginners net beans for advanced programmers i think :D

It really depends on preference. They are both good for beginners and experienced programmers, I just prefer eclipse.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 08:48 PM

Eclipse. Google it. :3
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 09:27 PM

for what simplicity?

Notepad. ( Don't take that seriously.)

I personally use these programs;

EditRocket = Minecraft
Eclipse = Minecraft/Java

Notepad = Both

Small Basic = C#
Visual Studio Basic = C#


GIMP = Png editor
Paint.net = Png editor
CES ( some outdated version) = Texture editor

let me know if I should dive into some other IDE's or .exe's please!
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 10:32 PM

View PostJotamota, on 08 January 2012 - 12:00 PM, said:

Most people point Eclipse, but I personally use NetBeans.
Go NetBeans! :P

Edit: For images use photoshop (although it is very expensive)

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 11:11 PM

View PostKMeister, on 08 January 2012 - 10:32 PM, said:

Go NetBeans! :P

Edit: For images use photoshop (although it is very expensive)
P.S. is super pricey, I love all of the features, but most stock features can be found on other programs, I just wish there was a pocketbook friendly Photoshop.
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 11:33 PM

personally I love 'sublime text 2' for all my IDE needs

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 11:51 PM

View Postkaelvin, on 08 January 2012 - 09:27 PM, said:

Notepad. ( Don't take that seriously.)
I'm insulted.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 11:55 PM

Gimp is a good free image editer

works with transparent layers and in 1 pixels ;p
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 11:56 PM

Eclipse for Java delevopers for coding.
Pant.net for images.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:07 AM

View PostJotamota, on 08 January 2012 - 07:44 PM, said:

Yeah my NetBeans is always trying to Override every damn method I include. ._. but besides that it has been pretty handy and helpful.
Same here :/

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 01:50 AM

View PostKMeister, on 09 January 2012 - 12:07 AM, said:

Same here :/

._. but besides that its a awesome program.

Once I was having the "public does not override abstract blahblahblah" and then it made a function throwing an exception. Made me realize the class I was extending needed that function that NetBeans showed.

He's a real pallie. :) Besides he shows the functions and the type of functions when scrolling through class methods.
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 03:53 AM

I personally use both Eclipse and Notepad++ for java, and paint.net for png's.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 10:47 AM

Notepad.

Plain, simple, effective.
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:38 PM

Notepad++ is a useful tool for seeing what you cando/editing data as well as making classes however for an actual IDE I prefer NetBeans as feels much more simple to me and it allows the user to grow into. At the end of the day it comes down to your preference of the look and feel of the IDEs,

Good luck!
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