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Beginner setup for modding - where are the source files?


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I'm new to modding and programming.  I've found lots of tutorials on how to do stuff once you're set up.  But, all the tutorial's I've found about setting up are a year or older and say to download Forge source. Maybe I'm blind, but I can't find the source files anywhere.  Is this method outdated? If so, what is the new method and where do I start? If it isn't, where do I find the source files?

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The src download was renamed to MDK (Mod Development Kit) because it hasn't actually included any source code for a while. This tutorial explains how to set up a development workspace for modern versions of Forge.


Once you've set up your workspace and IDE project, you can view the source of Minecraft and Forge classes in your IDE.

Please don't PM me to ask for help. Asking your question in a public thread preserves it for people who are having the same problem in the future.

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If you have followed and completed all the steps in the Forge installation instructions you should find the Forge source jar in your IDE workspace, project explorer (listed right under "JRE System Library" for Eclipse in my case).


These are the instructions that worked for me several times for 1.8:



I still haven't published a mod because I can never get that in-dev version just right to warrant a public release. And yes, after two years of mod development I am still learning to speak Java.


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