First off, I fell asleep last night, so sorry this didn't come earlier. Second, sorry this isn't the huge post replying to everybody, I just reaaallllyyy don't feel like replying to 50 or so posts right now. If you have a question, please ask it again and I'll answer you then.
Now, to the update. There have been tons of bugs in MineTopia, I know, a lot of which result from differing filesystems on various computers/OS's. But in this version I fixed that problem, at least I'm sure I have, so people with the ApplicationData in the Documents folder can now use the program properly. Also, a thing that was wanted by just about everybody, I added support for RAR files as well. Another favorite seemed to be full screen. That will come soon, I'm just trying to adjust some things with the GUI. Also, I improved the install mechanism and the mechanism that checks for mods installed in the current jar. Now, this won't show ALL of the mods, simply because not all mods have a completely unique file to them.
99% of the problems people are having are simple to trace back to their root - it's because I've made the program too "loose". By making it so that you can edit the list just about any way you want, etc. etc., I've also made it easily corruptible. Therefore, in the next update (which will hit either tonight or tomorrow), you won't see an "Edit Mod List" function. You'll see a "Install Your Own Mod" type link, which will allow you to install a single mod from a URL or a zip/rar file on your computer, but it won't add the mod to the list. This is because I will be hardcoding a lot of the mods. For you non-programmers, hardcoding means that I'm simply putting all of the download links, yada yada inside the program itself - no mods.txt file, no texturepacks.txt file. Only the mods.html file will remain, and in the update after next even that will be gone. The settings.txt file won't be touched either, obviously. But in any case, this will make the program flawless in all of its installations and everything. This way I can also keep the server up to date to make a massive list of mods that are all put directly in the program. Makes things much easier on the user. Let me know if you would like that. :smile.gif:
I'll be posting up a download link in a bit. Going out for now, be back soon.
Last title, promise. lol I'm building up a forum at the moment at arcticcascade.proboards.com. I plan on getting a domain name for it soon. But anyways, I'm in the process of developing it so it's nothing amazing at the moment - but, this is where all future updates will be hosted. It'd be awesome if you could sign up over there and start some chit-chat. :smile.gif:
Well do you know why whenever i tried to install something it said it was being used by another process when i didnt have minecraft open?
Hit "Ctrl-Shift-Esc" to open up the Task Manager. You'll *most likely* see in the processes tab some process involving Java. Click on that and then click "End Process". This was the process using the minecraft.jar. If that doesn't work, then I'm really not sure, cause something would have to be using the minecraft jar.
minetopia works fine for me,
except it wont install some mods.
can i please be told how to properly install a mod using that?
There are some mods that simply don't work with the program, some of those should be fixed in the next update. A lot of mob mods don't work, along with some other miscellaneous ones. There's not really anything to do but wait until arctic updates.