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Minecraft Forge Modding Workshop - Afternoon Session

This is a repeat of the workshops conducted earlier at:

http://www.meetup.com/Devoxx4Kids-BayArea/events/155870022/
http://www.meetup.com/Devoxx4Kids-BayArea/events/157730362/

Minecraft is a multi-player game about building and placing blocks in a three-dimensional environment. The game was originally built in Java but has been ported to Android, iOS, and XBox 360. The game allows modifications (known as “mods”) that can change the game from what it was originally written. These mods can add content to the game to alter gameplay. For example, new blocks, mobs, and abilities of player can be added.

Have you always wondered what it takes to write these mods ? This workshop is for you!

In this workshop we'll teach the kids on how to build Minecraft mods. Parents can observe from back of the room and are required to stay through out the duration of workshop.

Requirements

• Each attendee must have a laptop (Windows or Mac only).

• At least 1GB of free disk space. If the laptop only has that much space, highly recommend freeing up some space for a better performance.

• 4GB of RAM would work, but 8GB is recommended. Higher memory will work, of course!

Software Installation: Please download and install the software listed here.

Logistics

• Please make sure to bring a water bottle/snacks for the attendees.

• One registration will allow only one kid to participate. Parents are required to stay at the facility for the entire duration of the workspace and may observe from back of the room. There is wifi at the venue and so you may consider bringing your favorite device(s) to stay connected. 

• Your meetup fees will cover the cost of a limited edition Devoxx4Kids t-shirt for the attendee.

 

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  • Skipper W.

    When is the next Minecrafr Forge Modding workshop?

    June 4, 2014

  • Eric V.

    My boys truly enjoyed the introduction to Modding and are looking forward to another session where they can learn even more. Oh yeah, and they loved the snacks at Pivotal too, thanks to Pivotal for hosting!

    June 2, 2014

  • Rajesh

    My son says - "I enjoyed making the 'Crafting/Furnace Recipes' and it was very interesting to learn how Minecraft was coded. The area had a nice view and I loved the snacks!"
    He looks forward to the next one. Kudos to the organizers.

    June 1, 2014

  • Sujit P.

    From my son - "The course was very simple and easy, I learned a lot. I'd recommend it to a beginner."

    June 1, 2014

  • Raquel Fernandez N.

    Minor installation issues prior to the workshop, but overall it was very easy for the kids to understand and follow - and the kids really loved it!

    May 31, 2014

  • Matthew R.

    Great meetup! Instructor was awesome. Lots of snacks at Pivotal. Kids had a great time.

    May 31, 2014

  • Neel

    Does anyone have parking tips near the location?

    May 31, 2014

    • Daniel P.

      Big garage at 5th and Mission.

      May 31, 2014

  • Neel

    Does anyone have / know to get to all the commands for the PC / Java version. My son is used to the iPad one.
    Thanks!

    May 30, 2014

    • Daniel P.

      You can see the basic commands by opening Minecraft then clicking Options, Controls. Every new mod adds more commands or patterns, so that's a relatively small subset of what'll be available.

      May 30, 2014

  • Daniel P.

    Thanks for the software shopping list above. I don't see a mention of Forge being installed in the Minecraft client. Should we install the appropriate version of FML into the client, or just leave it as vanilla until the class starts?

    May 26, 2014

    • Arun G.

      Yes, no need to install FML http://bit.ly/minecra...­ explains exactly what needs to be done :-)

      And its JDK8.

      May 30, 2014

    • Daniel P.

      What the video explains is effectively this: Forge and Minecraft are included in the mod kit zip file. When our kids open up the programming environment (Eclipse) and point it at the correct folder (<modkit>/forge/mc­p/eclipse) they'll be able to run both Minecraft and Forge without having downloaded either one separately. Hope that helps clear things up for someone (it did for me).

      May 30, 2014

  • Bryan G.

    I downloaded modkit-linux-64.zip, but I get an error when trying to unzip. Is it possible the file is corrupt?

    May 30, 2014

    • Bryan G.

      Never mind, it seems it was just a bad download. My son was more successful at it than I was. :)

      May 30, 2014

    • Arun G.

      Cool!

      Incomplete download has been a common problem.

      May 30, 2014

  • Matthew R.

    I paid for my son only. He wants to bring his friend too. I don't see how to add a ticket?

    May 29, 2014

    • Arun G.

      Register using another email id ?

      May 29, 2014

  • Sally

    My 11 yr old uses Linux. I see Forge for Linux is available on the download page, but the description states Windows and Mac only? He can boot into Windows, but is not nearly as efficient in that environment.

    May 29, 2014

    • Arun G.

      We've used Windows and Mac in the past, but Linux images have been used by others as well. So if you feel comfortable, feel free to use those images.

      May 29, 2014

  • Guido d.

    My son played Minecraft PC on iPad, thus far: since he needs an account on the full game, is that what we get by subscribing here: https://minecraft.net/store/minecraft ?

    May 27, 2014

    • Guido d.

      Thanks Arun,
      I guess I am not clear sonce in the Bukkit part of the documentation is says: "Make sure you have a Minecraft paid acccount".
      Can you clarify?

      May 27, 2014

    • Arun G.

      Minecraft account is required for Bukkit, but this workshop is using Forge, as mentioned in the title.

      May 28, 2014

  • Edward M.

    Hi,
    Would like to bring my daughter (12)
    She's done some programming class already, but
    I don't have a laptop with that much memory.
    Can someone bring an extra laptop and/or
    can we join someone to be a group ?
    thank you
    Edward

    May 26, 2014

  • Shahin S.

    I want to bring my 2 of my kids, how do I register them? And do I have to be part of the group too?

    May 20, 2014

    • Beck D.

      Since meetup.com doesn't allow you to create an account for someone under 18, how do we go about getting our child's name onto the the list? (I'm new to meetup.com) I just changed my account name to my son's, but there has to be a better way.

      May 20, 2014

    • Arun G.

      Parents need to use their account to register for the kid.

      May 20, 2014

  • Ted M. Y.

    Similar question, my son is 9, but doesn't type or know anything about programming (yet). Can I sit next to him, or is it only kids allowed in front of the screen? Is there a target age-range for this?

    May 16, 2014

    • Ted M. Y.

      Does this apply to kids who have special needs as well, i.e., who require assistance in order to participate?

      May 17, 2014

    • Arun G.

      We recommend kids to do the workshop on their own as they enjoy it more that way. If they need assistance, then you can help them out.

      May 18, 2014

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