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Minecraft Mod Development In 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself

by Jimmy Koene

Pearson Education | September 10, 2014 | Trade Paperback

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In just 24 sessions of one hour or less,Sams Teach Yourself Minecraft Mod Development in 24 Hourswill 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 instructionscarefully walk you through the most common Minecraft mod development tasks.
Quizzes and exercisesat the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge.
Notespresent interesting information related to the discussion.
Tipsoffer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks.
Cautionsalert 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
  • Manufacture Throwables
  • Edit Minecraft functionality without breaking other mods
  • Structure, package, and release your mod
  • Master Java programming techniques you can use far beyond Minecraft

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 432 pages, 9 × 6.9 × 0.9 in

Published: September 10, 2014

Publisher: Pearson Education

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0672337193

ISBN - 13: 9780672337192

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Minecraft Mod Development In 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself

by Jimmy Koene

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 432 pages, 9 × 6.9 × 0.9 in

Published: September 10, 2014

Publisher: Pearson Education

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0672337193

ISBN - 13: 9780672337192

Table of Contents

Introduction     1 Who Should Read This Book     1 How This Book Is Organized     2 Conventions Used     4 Downloading the Code and Resources     5 Part I: Introduction HOUR 1: Setting Up the Minecraft Development Environment     7 Understanding How Minecraft Is Written and What You Will Do with It     7 Learning About Forge     8 Setting Up the JDK     9 Setting Up Eclipse     16 Setting Up Forge     16 Summary     19 Q&A     19 Workshop     20 Exercises     20 HOUR 2: Creating the Basics for Forge     21 Understanding the Java in the ExampleMod     21 Creating Your Own Package     27 Creating Your Own Class File     31 Creating the Mod File     34 Summary     35 Q&A     35 Workshop     36 Exercises     36 HOUR 3: Working with Recipes and Other Small Modifications     39 Learning About Recipes in Minecraft     39 Crafting a Recipe     40 Creating a Shapeless Recipe     44 Creating a Smelting Recipe   &n
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In Full Color!
In just 24 sessions of one hour or less,Sams Teach Yourself Minecraft Mod Development in 24 Hourswill 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 instructionscarefully walk you through the most common Minecraft mod development tasks.
Quizzes and exercisesat the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge.
Notespresent interesting information related to the discussion.
Tipsoffer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks.
Cautionsalert 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
  • Manufacture Throwables
  • Edit Minecraft functionality without breaking other mods
  • Structure, package, and release your mod
  • Master Java programming techniques you can use far beyond Minecraft

About the Author

Jimmy Koenemaintains 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.
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