How to make a mod for Minecraft

How to make a mod for Minecraft

You have often used mod for minecraft , Mojang’s popular sandbox title, and you’d like to create one to bring your dream item to life in the game. On the other hand, who has never dreamed of having, for example, a donut in Minecraft?

For this reason, you tried to search the net for information about it, but you did not find anything interesting or the proposed instructions were difficult to understand. Well, you will be happy to know that you have finally come to the right place!

In fact, in today’s guide I will explain how to make a mod for minecraft . Yes, you did well, I’ll show you in detail how to bring your dream item to life within the Mojang title. All this simply by using free tools and without putting your hand to the game code in any way. In fact, in the course of the tutorial I will explain with simple and quick examples how to use the software that allows you to make changes in Minecraft: in this way I can assure you that, even if you feel a beginner with mods, you will be able to bring home the result. desired.

What do you say? Are you ready to continue? In my opinion yes, since you’ve come this far and I see you very motivated in wanting to create your first mod for Minecraft. All you need to do is take a break and follow the quick instructions below. I have nothing to do but wish you happy reading and have fun

Before going into the details of the procedure on how to make a mod for minecraft I think you might be interested in learning more about this possibility offered by the Mojang title.

Mods are nothing more than “changes” made in the game. Then, the user can add objects that are not present in the original title or recreate real video game experiences not foreseen by the developers. To give you a concrete example, some examples of mods are the ones I used for the guides on how to have the cape in Minecraft (mod advanced levels ) and how to spawn Herobrine (versus the Herobrine data package ).

Mods are mainly used in the Java version of Minecraft for Windows and macOS as the latter lends itself well to adding content via .jar files.

In fact, even fans of the Mojang title managed to find ways to use mods in the mobile version of Minecraft. However, the internal game files need to be modified and this can compromise the gaming experience. My advice, therefore, is to give up and use the “tweaks” only in the Java version of the game, which I will focus on in today’s tutorial.

In this regard, I inform you that the program to create mods that enthusiasts use is called Creator and to use it your system must meet the following minimum requirements.

  • Operating system : Windows 7/8 // 8.1 / 10, OSX Leopard or higher;
  • Processor: Intel / AMD dual core;
  • RAM: 4GB;
  • Internal memory: 280 MB;
  • Requires internet connection.

To run MCreator in the best way, developers recommend checking the following requirements.

  • Operating system: Windows 7/8 // 8.1 / 10, OSX Leopard or above 64-bit;
  • Processor: Intel / AMD quad-core;
  • RAM: 8 GB;
  • Internal memory: 500 MB;
  • A reliable internet connection is required.

For more details on the requirements, I recommend that you take a look at the official MCreator website (in English). However, if you do not know how to compare this data with that of your PC, I invite you to consult my guide on how to see the characteristics of your PC.

How to install MCreator

After having explained to you, in detail, what they are for and how the mods are managed in Minecraft, I would say that you are ready to proceed with the installation of Creator : the program that will allow you to create them.


The Java version of Minecraft is played a lot on PC with Windows, so you may want to learn how to install MCreator on this platform.

To continue, connect to the official MCreator website and press the button Download present in the center of the page. At this point, depending on the architecture used by your operating system, click on the icon 64 bit or 32 bit placed next to the writing EXE installer . I remind you that by doing so, you will download the latest version of MCreator available, while if you have an “old” version of Minecraft, you can find the previous files on the dedicated page on the Mcreator portal.

Now open the file Creator [versione] [versione Minecraft] Windows [architettura] .exe that you just downloaded and then press the buttons close , I accept , Install on pc ex end . In this way, MCreator will be installed on your PC and will start automatically.

For more details on the installation procedure of MCreator for Windows, I suggest you refer to the official guidelines (in English).

Mac OS

MCreator installation is also very simple in Mac OS – All you have to do is connect to the official website, click on the button Download and press the button 64 bit placed next to the article DMG image to download the program to your PC.

When the download is complete, open the file Creator [versione] [versione Minecraft] Mac OS [architettura] .dmg just downloaded and drag the icon Creator in the folder Applications . You may be prompted to enter the local password From Pc. If you don’t know how to open Applications folder in MacOS, just press the item of the Let present in the bar at the top and select the formulation Applications .

Perfect, now MCreator is installed correctly. On first launch, you will need to right-click on the software icon and select the item Opens for two consecutive times (this operation is required only at the first start and is used to circumvent the macOS restrictions in the applications of non-certified developers). For more information on MCreator for macOS, I invite you to consult the official guidelines (in English).

How to make a Minecraft mod with Java

After you’ve successfully installed the MCreator program, it’s time to start creating your own custom Minecraft mod.

At the first start you will be asked if you want to register a Pylo account – you can safely press the button little men , as the program can be used without necessarily having to publish your creations on the platform. At this point, click on the icon + (New workspace), enter the first name from the mod (your ID will be generated automatically), select the Minecraft version you own and press the button Create new workspace .

The initial page of the MCreator project will then appear on the screen: from here you will be able to access all the tools necessary to create the mod. At this point, all you have to do is press the green icon + present at the top left, select the element you want to add to the game (eg. Armor / Armor, Mob / Enemy, GUI / Card, Achievement / Objective, etc.) and fill in the various fields necessary.

To give you a concrete example, I’ll explain how to create a new food: the donut. To do this, click on the icon + green present at the top left and select the item Food (food) in the screen that opens. Next, enter the first name «Donut» and press the button Create new food .

Once this step is complete, click on the box Food texture and presses the button Import texture . After selecting the image file from your PC (which should be in PNG ), click on the button first Select and then on that Next page bottom right.

Now, write the name of the food (Name in GUI), select yours category (in this case leave Food / Food), choose the maximum number this element can have for each slot ( Battery size normally 64), choose the value nutritional value ( Value nutritional value, how much that food matters to you), select them boxes to decide if it is food for dogs (dogs), if it is always edible (edible) and if it has a potion effect.

Then enter the speed with which the character can eat this food (for example, 32) and the animation displayed on the screen when you use it (Eat / Eat or Drink / Drink). In this case, I left everything unchanged and simply entered the First name “Donut”. Once everything is set up, click the button first Next page and then on that Save mod element .

Perfect, now you have successfully created the donut and it’s time to test the mod in Minecraft. All you need to do to test your mod is press the icon For playing (green arrow on the right), present at the top right. This will launch a Minecraft simulation that will allow you to test your mod. Pressing on the article Mods and scrolling the list you can see that the mod you created is active.

At this point, click on the item Single player select the writing Create a new world Write the name of the game temporary, select the mode Creative and presses the button Create a new world present at the bottom left. Next, hit the button ES on the keyboard, select the icon from the compass that yes find top right, find “donut” in the search field and move the icon from the donut in one of the empty spaces at the bottom.

Once you have verified that everything is working correctly, you just have to go back to the main screen of MCreator, select the item Area of Work at the top and first press Export to JAR and subsequently in I agree to export the mod .

I remind you that, to publish your mod and therefore make it downloadable for everyone, you must be the owner of all the contents it contains. For example, the donut modification may not be published if it is done with an image created by other people and protected by copyright.

That said, let’s move on. Now you just have to enter the name of the jar file select the binder in you want to save it and press the button Save .

Well: you just created your first mod. In case you don’t know how to apply it, I recommend that you consult my guide on how to install mods in Minecraft. Alternatively, you can also use the profile Forge and apply the jar file as I explained to you in the guide on how to get the cape for free in Minecraft.

How to make a mod for Minecraft 1.12.2

Once you’ve learned how to make a mod for Minecraft, make a jar file compatible with the version 1.12.2 one of Mojang’s most popular titles, is a kid’s game.

In fact, all you have to do is follow the instructions I explained to you in the chapter on how to create a Minecraft mod with Java and be careful to download the version of MCreator compatible with Minecraft 1.12.2 and select this version in phase of project creation. In short, nothing could be simpler!

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