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Hello fellow Planet Minecrafters! I have been told that I should do a modding tutorial before, and what better time to do it than now, right? Anyway, I made this guide to help share some of my knowledge of modding/coding with the community and I hope at least one person learns something. I have put many hours into this guide so please:



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I am going to assume you are at the top of this flow chart. If you already know how to get started, you can skip to the section most catered to your skill level.

The first thing EVERYONE should do before starting to mod, which a lot of people skip because they can just copy tutorials, is learning the actual programming language. I am going to provide some basic information here on java coding, but I highly recommend that you take it further and learn the language... you will save many, many headaches in the future.



STEP ONE: LEARNING JAVA

Step One



STEP TWO: PLANNING/BRAINSTORMING

Step Two



STEP THREE: Setting up your workspace

Step Three



STEP FOUR Part A: Your first block! (Updated to 1.3.2)

Step Four Part A

STEP FOUR Part B: Create a Texture For Your Block!

Step Four Part B

STEP FOUR Part C: Add a New Recipe!

Step Four Part C

STEP FOUR Part D: Generate Ores!

Step Four Part D

STEP FOUR Part E: Create an Item and Add Smelting!

Step Four Part E

STEP FOUR Part F: Create a New Tool Set!

Step Four Part F

STEP FOUR Part G: Create a New Armor Set!

Step Four Part G

STEP FOUR Part H: Add a Multi-Textured Block!

Step Four Part H





Io ll be adding much, much, much more to this, so bookmark this post for the future!

Also, dono t forget to diamond, fav, and subscribe if you appreciate the time Io ve put into this so far.

Thanks!
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Update #9 : 12/21/2012 12:18:37 pmDec 21st, 2012

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01/25/2017 6:41 pm
Level 6 : Apprentice Engineer
CreeperRap813
is this for windows10

Windows10 ∞PLEASE TELL ME

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08/25/2017 3:48 am
Level 47 : Master Technomancer
Bastion1540
if you're talking about windows 10 edition then no, all pocket edition versions including win 10 edition are not written in java language
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12/01/2015 9:06 am
Level 1 : New Crafter
LarryTheBarrista
Great tutorial, helped me ALOT!
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04/01/2015 3:51 pm
Level 57 : Grandmaster Meme
CroatiaTheMan
I have to say this is the best guide to modding ever!
Great job!
P.S on the step 4 part C how you said woohoo my first block just LOL!
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04/01/2015 3:48 pm
Level 57 : Grandmaster Meme
CroatiaTheMan
Thanks for this really helpful!
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03/06/2015 5:50 pm
Level 14 : Journeyman Pokemon
Techno-5
So, I can edit the amount of health an entity will have by changing the number after return? Wow, and that's basic?
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03/03/2015 2:33 am
Level 24 : Expert Architect
geothermal007
It would have been good to see a Macbook pro version.
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12/02/2014 8:59 pm
Level 11 : Journeyman Artist
qQuantum
its like mathematics x 1000000000000040000




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12/02/2014 9:00 pm
Level 11 : Journeyman Artist
qQuantum
well, for me i dont understand java neither mathematics
:P
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08/29/2015 5:15 am
Level 31 : Artisan Architect
EOUSIS
Mathematics is simple, we learn it in school.
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11/15/2014 1:32 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Prince
Xivics
You learn and retain information with experience in creating something. So jumping straight into a simple mod will give you experience while you copy someone elses code, learn how it works and WHY it works, improve it, and learn something new. It doesnt always end in total failure like much of the internet attempts to declare it will.
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11/02/2014 3:58 pm
Level 27 : Expert Taco
spike43884
Write a book, or give us a link to a nice formatted version, I hate pmc formatting D:
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08/28/2014 1:47 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Lumberjack
Kovren
In only 4 easy steps!
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08/26/2014 5:04 pm
Level 14 : Journeyman Engineer
HiItsMe
Can you add how to make mobs/ custom items (gun, lightning staff etc) to this tutorial?
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08/24/2014 3:02 am
Level 19 : Journeyman Architect
Teen Wolf
This is the hardest thing ive ever read...why am i so stupid D:
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11/26/2014 4:44 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Crafter
Psygold
Making mods for me comes easy. I especially like experimenting with mob code!
(#explodingchickensmod)
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11/05/2014 11:42 pm
Level 31 : Artisan Musician
snowyalice
You're not alone..
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11/02/2014 3:58 pm
Level 27 : Expert Taco
spike43884
You are not stupid, it is PMC formatting, I cannot read and understand badly formatted stuff
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02/18/2014 9:59 pm
Level 14 : Journeyman Engineer
mjn22
Nice basic java programming design tutorial
[you can do it alot easier with linux]
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01/03/2014 4:35 am
Level 7 : Apprentice Pony
LunaSquee
Umm.. I don't have "EnumHelper" :/
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12/14/2013 12:28 pm
Level 73 : Legendary Pixel Puncher
Hunajameloni
NEw minecraft doesnt have "bin", so yeah...
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09/25/2014 11:37 pm
Level 11 : Journeyman Blacksmith
dqflynn
nowadays you can make your OWN version folder, copy the normal .jar of, say, 1.6.4 ( and the json, etc ) , put in a folder called "1.6.4 modded" or something, change the names to "1.6.4 modded" instead and THERE YOU GO YAAAAAAAY! :D
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02/18/2014 9:57 pm
Level 14 : Journeyman Engineer
mjn22
yes it does i remember one try looking in the jar possibly in versions
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12/05/2013 2:34 pm
Level 22 : Expert Network
1234560
Maybe I won't be a game designer..
Maybe i'll just be a game music, texture, and idea maker.
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10/24/2013 11:46 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Dragon
ShadowDestroyer5
Good tutorial! ð
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08/01/2013 10:11 pm
Level 43 : Master Nether Knight
EpicDungeonMaster
Very Nice Tutorials
Simple And Easy
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10/03/2013 7:22 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Artist
KDNX
Why Are You Talking With A Capital Letter At The Beginning Of Every Word?
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12/05/2013 2:35 pm
Level 22 : Expert Network
1234560
I keep on seeing these randomly placed all over the place on blogs too.
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10/04/2013 11:17 am
Level 43 : Master Nether Knight
EpicDungeonMaster
Ocd
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07/08/2013 10:55 am
Level 19 : Journeyman Miner
anonpmc1072506
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06/21/2013 5:25 pm
Level 27 : Expert Toast
ToastGhost
I dont see no 'Forge' in the Minecraft-Forge-1.5.2 that I have ._.
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06/14/2013 10:11 am
Level 17 : Journeyman Dragon
taavi12345
fake
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10/06/2013 9:17 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Scribe
LuvMc
mofo
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08/22/2013 7:46 pm
Level 23 : Expert Dragonborn
Mr8bit
Your A Frekin Idoit
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08/26/2014 5:02 pm
Level 14 : Journeyman Engineer
HiItsMe
Pretty much
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06/21/2013 1:04 pm
Level 43 : Master Pixel Painter
BenJB99
This isn't fake micdoodle8 is a great modder, he created mods such as galacticraft, AND this blog won a competition!
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06/10/2013 1:09 am
Level 40 : Master Creeper
Joe Miner
I failed at the first package... I can't get anything organized... I need to take a break... Awesome tutorial though!
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06/07/2013 2:34 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Architect
milodf
O:
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06/05/2013 5:41 pm
Level 40 : Master Creeper
Joe Miner
This is overwhelming... I'm almost done with the end of step 3... I think.
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04/07/2013 1:07 pm
Level 33 : Artisan Dragonborn
samsor10
Great tutorial, I've recently learnt java (about a month or 2 now) and I rememberd reading this tutorial, so far its the best ive seen :) Thanks a lot with out this I would prob never been able to start off modding :)
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03/11/2013 7:38 pm
Level 24 : Expert Unicorn
CamoKid
good tutorial, but i dont understand any of that
So i guess the FPS Craft Mod is going to have to wait.
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03/02/2013 3:54 pm
Level 29 : Expert Geek
eldin
I did not succeed, going to try a mod maker next.
Great tutorial anyway. ;P
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02/24/2013 6:55 am
Level 38 : Artisan Narwhal
cheeseburger12345
Will you make this as a PDF file? :)
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02/16/2013 3:47 pm
Level 24 : Expert Mage
Filiusnox
when will you make a mob tutorial?
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02/15/2013 1:46 pm
Level 23 : Expert Dragonborn
emilevdp
1 question why is there a modloader folder in eclipse????
weird to explain soz
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06/22/2013 9:41 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
bobjoro
cuz u put it in there
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02/15/2013 1:35 pm
Level 23 : Expert Dragonborn
emilevdp
i really hope you're gonna update cause i wanna know how to add plants like flowers and new crops etc.
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02/15/2013 1:27 pm
Level 23 : Expert Dragonborn
emilevdp
i did everything i frickn forgot to deinstall modloader!!!!!!
:'( gonna redo everything lolz
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02/08/2013 4:25 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Ninja
Discostu97
I don't know if you're ever going to update this , but if you do , i suggest adding a tutorial for plants and crops , i'm sure a lot of people would like it :D.
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01/25/2013 12:47 pm
Level 43 : Master Batman
Fiskmjol
how do you open "common"?
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