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amenditman

My 5 year old has discovered Minecraft (Super Lego on the computer)

 

I have set up a vanilla minecraft server on my main desktop which eveyone in the house can connect to with the vanilla clients.

 

Problem comes when I try to add mod support to the server/client software.

There are not any really simple Linux instructions which work. Lots of Windows/Mac advice.

 

I have downloaded the Minecraft Forge server software, it is all set up and runs fine.

I need to add the fml (forge mod loader) software to the clients and that is what is failing.

 

Here are the instructions included with the software needed for the client.

Binary installation information

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If you have downloaded a binary zip file you can install it as follows (client

or server):

 

Installation

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To install this on it's own into a minecraft environment, simply copy the

contents of the fml zip file into the minecraft jar file, using your preferred

zip management tool (I recommend 7 zip on windows).

 

For servers: the minecraft jar file is minecraft_server.jar.

For clients: the minecraft jar file is minecraft.jar. You will additionally need

to delete the "META-INF" folder in the minecraft.jar file.

 

I have opened the .jar files with Ark and added/deleted the files/folders. Fail

I have extracted the archive, added the files/folders, and recompressed with jar command line tools. Fail

 

After I do this the client load stops at the download complete step and does not proceed.

 

Any ideas?

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amenditman

Great resource for Arch/general Minecraft info.

 

Does not address the issue i am having.

Most likely because I am missing something so obvious no one ever thought to discuss it. :ermm:

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amenditman

I get no error messages from Ark or the commandline java tools.

When I attempt to run the minecraft.jar it either fails outright with an error like "corrupt jar file" or it starts, begins loading, and freezes before finishing.

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amenditman

Like I said, I'm sure I'm doing something wrong that is so basic it doesn't occur to anyone to question it.

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amenditman

Yes

 

1 - open .jar with ARK

2 - extract zip of fml-universal into a folder

3 - import folders and files from fml-universal into .jar using Ark's "Add Folder" and "Add Files" utilities. (drag and drop does not work between file manager and Ark)

The folders I add are cpw, META-INF, net, and then the files in the extract folder are mostly .class and a few .cfg, .txt, .properties, etc.

4 - delete "META-INF" folder

5 - save .jar and close ARK

 

Here is the error report after doing that.

 

[amenditman@amendesk Forge_Client]$ java -jar -Xms1024M -Xmx2048M minecraft.jar
Error: Invalid or corrupt jarfile minecraft.jar

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tforsman

Sounds like you are edititing the jar file you downloaded. You should edit the file with file-roller: ~/.minecraft/bin/minecraft.jar

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amenditman

Sounds like you are edititing the jar file you downloaded. You should edit the file with file-roller: ~/.minecraft/bin/minecraft.jar

What is file-roller?

 

Yes, I am editing the minecraft.jar which I downloaded and saved.

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tforsman

Yes, I am editing the minecraft.jar which I downloaded and saved.

 

That's what I did too from beginning and that is wrong. But after running the game once, you get the file ~/.minecraft/bin/minecraft.jar and thats the one to edit. So never edit the minecraft.jar you downloaded.

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amenditman

That's what I did too from beginning and that is wrong. But after running the game once, you get the file ~/.minecraft/bin/minecraft.jar and thats the one to edit. So never edit the minecraft.jar you downloaded.

You are the genius! Thank you for thinking under the box! :shifty: :clap:

 

I knew it was something so basic as to be beneath anyone's notice, but I could screw it up.

That works beautifully.

Now I need to figure out how to get the client to load the mods that are on the server.

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Guest LilBambi

Was with my nephew today and he played Minecraft all evening. We just sat and talked all evening about what he was making and what he found, and where he was going. He is very into it as well, but on a console not desktop.

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amenditman

It's pretty amazing.

 

If you want an adventure game with fighting, it does that.

If you want an exploration game, it does that.

If you want an economic trading game, it does that.

If you want to build anything, it does that.

 

Your imagination (and technical ability) is the limit.

 

I have vanilla Minecraft running, both server and client. No problem.

No mods yet. WE are all still having fun with the basics.

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