How do I download a clean copy of Minecraft for modding if I'm using the multiple jars option?
- Will you be making a version for Windows?
- No, sorry. MaximumMinecraft is made entirely using AppleScript and unix shell scripting, neither of
which are compatible with Windows. If someone wants to go over the code and create something similar for Windows
they're certainly free to do so.
- I launched Minecraft without using MaximumMinecraft and none of my mods are working, what's going on?
- If you use the MaximumMinecraft mod manager functions, it copies your minecraft.jar to differently
named files, creates links to them when you play Minecraft through MaximumMinecraft, and then deletes those links
when you quit out, so that you don't inadvertently load a minecraft.jar with the wrong mods for the world you
load with it. Then, if you play Minecraft without MaximumMinecraft, Minecraft will download a new minecraft.jar
since it doesn't see the renamed/copied files, and thinks minecraft.jar is missing. To play your modded versions of
Minecraft, open MaximumMinecraft and pick the mod you want to play with the version chooser at startup.
- After running MaximumMinecraft Minecraft takes an extremely long time to start.
- For systems with > 4GB of RAM, the "Purge Inactive RAM" option is unnecessary, and will
take an excessively long time to clear the inactive RAM. Delete the MM_Preferences.txt file in
your /minecraft directory, run MaximumMinecraft and set the "Purge Inactive RAM" option to off
when setting the preferences.
- Why does MaximumMinecraft care whether I'm playing singleplayer or multiplayer?
- These options are important for the RAM disk/flash drive functions and the save file backup functions.
If you've enabled those functions, they're used when playing singleplayer, since your exploration and crafting creates
world data that is saved and accessed locally. When you're playing multiplayer, all of that data is stored on the server
you're connected to, so those functions are disabled as they would take more time and memory and not be used.
- My computer crashed/caught fire/exploded in the middle of playing Minecraft and now my save
is corrupted! Where did MaximumMinecraft put the backups?
- MaximumMinecraft stores the backups in the /minecraft folder as saves.backup and
saves.backup.zip, with the zipped version being older than the unzipped version.
- I want to download the newest version of Minecraft, but I'm using the multiple jars option. Will it
mess up my current jars?
- If you've selected an older jar to use, and download a new minecraft.jar, it will overwrite
your selected jar! To download the newest version of Minecraft, click the "Download New Jar" button in
MaximumMinecraft when it asks you to select which jar to use. When prompted by Minecraft to download the new version,
choose "Yes". You will start using the new jar immediately. The next time you run MaximumMinecraft, it will ask
you to pick a name to use for the new minecraft.jar, and will give you the option of selecting that jar from
that point on.
- When you open MaximumMinecraft, click the "Download New Jar" button when it asks you to select which jar
to use. You must choose the "Force update" option in Minecraft to download the new jar. You will then
download and begin using the new jar immediately. The next time you run MaximumMinecraft, it will ask you to pick a name to
use for the new minecraft.jar, and will give you the option of selecting that jar from that point on.