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In Full Color! In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself Minecraft® Mod Development in 24 Hours will help you transform Minecraft® into anything you can imagine--and share your vision with millions of players worldwide! You’ll learn all the mod development skills you need as you walk through a complete step-by-step project, complete with a mob, new tools, new armor, food, ores, and much more. Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for building any mod and creating any world!
Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Minecraft® mod development tasks. Quizzes and exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge. Notes present interesting information related to the discussion. Tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks. Cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them.
Learn how to...
Set up the environment where you’ll write your mod
Create the basics for your mod with the Forge API
Establish a framework that makes it easier to build complex mods
Work with recipes and other small modifications
Create multiple recipes, items, blocks, and entities at once
Cook up food items that heal your players
Make custom pickaxes, shovels, and completely original tools
Use Tile Entities to create complex and unique mods
Create interesting custom armor for players
Generate entire worlds, including ores and plants
Design and generate new structures with MCEdit
Understand Entities and create Entity Models with Techne
Code mobs with a custom Entity Model
Edit Minecraft® functionality without breaking other mods
Structure, package, and release your mod
Master Java programming techniques you can use far beyond Minecraft®
This book was not created by and is not endorsed by Notch Development AB Corporation/Mojang Synergies AB Corporation.
Jimmy Koene maintains one of the world’s most popular Minecraft mod websites (www.wuppy29.com/minecraft/modding-tutorials/forge-modding/). He is one of the only Minecraft modders who consistently maintains and updates his online tutorials. Also an expert Java and C++ programmer, he has written an Android Minecraft app that has been downloaded more than 30,000 times along with various other smaller apps. He also maintains several Minecraft mods that cover many different aspects of Minecraft, ranging from slight changes to how food works to mods that completely change the way you play.
Table of Contents
Part I: Introduction 1. Setting Up the Minecraft Development Environment 2. Creating the Basics for Forge 3. Working with Recipes and Other Small Modifications
Part II: Items 4. Making Your First Item 5. Creating Multiple Items in a Smart Way 6. Cooking Up a Food Item 7. Making Your Own Tools 8. Creating Armor
Part III: Blocks 9. Making Your First Block 10. Creating Multiple Blocks in a Smart Way 11. Make Your Blocks Unique 12. Creating a Tile Entity
Part IV: World Generation 13. Generating Ores 14. Generating Your Plants 15. Creating Structures Using Mcedit 16. Generating the Structure
Part V: Entities 17. Basics on Entities 18. Creating an Entity Model Using Techne 19. Coding a Mob 20. Making a Throwable
Part VI: Final Pointers 21. Editing Minecraft Indirectly 22. Structuring Your Mod 23. Releasing Your Mod 24. What's Next