The Minecraft Coder Pack contains a wide variety of tools that coders can use to alter the world of Minecraft. Although these tools won’t be very useful for the average Minecraft player, they’re a valuable resource that many modders have used to enhance the game in dozens of different ways.
Before using the Minecraft Coder Pack, the creators of this tool suggest that you meet the following requirements:
-You know how to understand and write code in Java
-You know how to install the latest Java Developer’s Kit and add it to the PATH variable on your system
In other words, those who are experienced with Java will easily be able to use the Minecraft Coder Pack, but those who aren’t should stay far away. In addition, the Minecraft Coder Pack requires a clean install of Minecraft whenever MCP is being used.
Basically, the Minecraft Coder Pack makes the life of a Minecraft modder significantly easier. It allows players to decompile the Minecraft client and server .jar files, which makes it easier to add new features into the game. Using this decompiled source code, modders can create all sorts of different mods. After coding is complete, it’s easy to recompile the modified version of Minecraft you just created and reobfuscate the Minecraft mod classes.
The creators of MCP warn that releasing the source code for Minecraft is strictly illegal, and that users of the Minecraft Coder Pack should not do anything that violates Mojang’s terms of service.
For further assistance, the Minecraft Coder Pack team also runs an IRC channel. Minecraft coders can access the channel at #mcp at irc.esper.net.
How to install Minecraft Coder Pack for Minecraft 1.7.4/1.7.2/1.6.4
MCP doesn’t feature a traditional installation process. In fact, it’s never really installed on your system at all. Instead, modders simply download the latest release from the MCP Wiki. In that downloaded folder, modders will find dozens of tools they can use to modify Minecraft.
Full details about the Minecraft Coder Pack can be found on the MCP Wiki, but using the mod is fairly straightforward for those who already know how to modify the Minecraft engine.