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[1.7.2] Drawing text


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I've searched far and wide to find a way to draw text to the screen and I have found the following so far, that is unfortunately not working correctly:


I have a TickEventHandler.java, that is registered through FMLCommonHandler.instance().bus().

My event handler gets called (if I write to the console from there, the console gets flooded), but the text is nowhere to be seen.


My question is: how can I draw text to the screen, preferably showing only when in a game (not in menu screens) like the data shown when F3 is pressed?



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package something;

import net.minecraft.client.gui.Gui;
import net.minecraftforge.client.event.RenderGameOverlayEvent;
import net.minecraftforge.client.event.RenderGameOverlayEvent.ElementType;
import cpw.mods.fml.client.FMLClientHandler;
import cpw.mods.fml.common.eventhandler.EventPriority;
import cpw.mods.fml.common.eventhandler.SubscribeEvent;

public class MyClass extends Gui

    @SubscribeEvent(priority = EventPriority.NORMAL)
    public void hej(RenderGameOverlayEvent event)

        if (event.isCancelable() || event.type != ElementType.EXPERIENCE)
        drawString(FMLClientHandler.instance().getClient().fontRenderer, "heeeejjjjj", 40, 40, 0xffffff);




        MinecraftForge.EVENT_BUS.register(new MyClass());

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I have a cheaty way of doing this. Not most simple, but works.



MinecraftForge.EVENT_BUS.register(new IngameText(Minecraft.getMinecraft()));


IngameText class:

//you can add package and imports
public class IngameText extends Gui {
     private Minecraft mc;

     public IngameText(Minecraft mc) {
           this.mc = mc;

     public void renderScreen(RenderGameOverlayEvent.Post event) {
           if (event.isCancelable() || event.type != ElementType.TEXT) {

     public void render(Minecraft minecraft) {
          minecraft.fontRenderer.drawString(//add your fields);


Like I said, this is like the worst way to do it, but it works :D

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