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[Solved]Reverse engineering


chubel10

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I'm a beginner modder and a concept seems to keep popping up due to its importance is reading the source code. I have also hear it being called "reverse engineering". Is there a guide or could someone help me not get lost in the giant sea that source code can be?

 

Additionally, I'm using eclipse by the way and it seems like the file search feature does not search stuff in external dependencies (where the minecraft source code is). Am I missing something?

 

Help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

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The code for minecraft entities, blocks, etc are all in forge, and that is on your computer. For external dependencies just look up their github.

 

If you don't know Java, or just an inexperienced programmer, diving into Forge with a complex idea isn't going to work out. Anyhow, implement something trivial, for example maybe a new zombie extension, to figure out the ins and outs of what you're working with.

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1 hour ago, Turtledove said:

The code for minecraft entities, blocks, etc are all in forge, and that is on your computer. For external dependencies just look up their github.

 

If you don't know Java, or just an inexperienced programmer, diving into Forge with a complex idea isn't going to work out. Anyhow, implement something trivial, for example maybe a new zombie extension, to figure out the ins and outs of what you're working with.

Thanks for the reply!

 

My question was more like if anyone had some tips on how to use eclipse-related tools and general navigation things that make reverse engineering easier (like command clicking a method to go to its definition and that kind of stuff)

 

Thanks in advance!

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The right-click menu is great.

Find references, open type hierarchy, navigate to definition and so on.

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