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How to get a file from a resourcelocation?


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Something like this works for me.  Since this contains file IO you'll have to add some try/catch exception handling:

			readIn = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(getClass().getClassLoader()
				.getResourceAsStream("assets/my_mod/my_folder/myFile.txt"), "UTF-8"));
	    firstInteger = Integer.valueOf(readIn.readLine());


With this, I'm reading a text file.  You'd of course change the my_mod, my_folder, and myFile.txt to match your own assets directory and filename.

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If you want to use that code Jabelar posted with a ResourceLocation, you can use


in place of


, and


in place of



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The resource manager stuff is good, except it assumes that the "asset" file you want is only to be available on the client side (IResource is client only).  For textures and sounds that is probably fine, but for example I put custom text files for things like structure generation into my assets and need them on the server side.


I think my original "standard Java" answer is the more general answer for reading a file you happen to put in the JAR.

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