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Minecraft Mod Development in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself (Sams Teach Yourself)by Jimmy Koene
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By developing your own mods, you can transform Minecraft into whatever you want it to be — and share your vision with millions of Minecraft players worldwide. Now, in just 24 lessons of one hour or less, you can learn all the mod development skills you'll need, even if you've never programmed before. Each short, easy lesson builds on all that's come before, as you learn through a complete, book-length project: creating a complex mod including a mob users will have to fight with unique new tools and armor. Sams Teach Yourself Minecraft Mod Development in 24 Hours covers all this, and much more:
Step-by-step instructions walk you through common questions, issues, and tasks; Q-and-As, Quizzes, and Exercises build and test your knowledge; "Did You Know?" tips offer insider advice and shortcuts; and "Watch Out!" alerts help you avoid problems. All code will be available online, and the author intends to provide continuous updates for new Minecraft releases. By the time you're finished, you'll be comfortable going beyond the book to create any Minecraft mod you can imagine!
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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.
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About the Author
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
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