Quick installation guide
Get Minecraft running with Forge installed on it. Donwload both RaspberryJam and PythonTool mods for your favourite Minecraft version. Install them by placing the
.jar mod files in your
minecraft/mods/**version**/ folder. RaspberryJam’s
mcpipy folder needs to be present in
minecraft/mcpipy as well, it can be downloaded from the same link under the name
python-sripts.zip. Install Python as well, both Python 2 or Python 3 will work.
PythonTool Mod uses a personal folder of your choice to store your scripts. This folder can be changed to any in your system in PythonTool’s configuration menu, in Minecraft main menu. By default it points to the
minecraft/mcpipy folder you just downloaded, so that you can use the many examples that come there.
To use your selection of scripts, create a folder called
pythontool in your desktop and move your desired scripts there. Change the personal folder in PythonTool’s settings menu. All the Python scripts present in this folder will be in the Computer Block from PythonTool.
Full installation guide
Download and install Minecraft
- Buy and download Minecraft: visit https://minecraft.net/en/, create or log-in with your account and download the game selecting Windows/Mac OS/Linux as corresponding to your system. If you haven’t purchased Minecraft, you will need to do so in order to download and play it.
- Install Minecraft: using the installer you’ve just downloaded, just follow the instructions! It would be better to install it in the default folder. If for some reason you don’t want it there, change it and remember your custom installation path.
- Open Minecraft: after some downloads, log-in using your username and password. You will get to the Minecraft launcher.
Get Minecraft ready for Forge (mod loader)
- Click on Edit Profile
- Click on Use version: and select the game version of your choice (see above that PythonTool is available for all modern Minecraft versions, choose your favourite). If in doubt, why not try the most recent one, 1.10.2?
- Click Play, to download and open the game. Once the game is loaded at least once, we can go ahead and download Forge. Close Minecraft.
Download and install Forge
- Choose the appropriate version of Forge in the Downloads section just above, click on the link and you’ll be taken to the official Forge website. You want to download the recommended installer (Mac/Linux) or installer-win (Windows).
- Install Forge: open the file you’ve just downloaded and select Install client and the Minecraft installation path: if you used the default one, just click OK, if you changed it, point the installer to your custom installation path.
- Open Minecraft, click on Profile, now there should be a new user apart from your user name, select forge. On the right hand side it should say Ready to update & play Minecraft 1.8-forge…. If it doesn’t, repeat step 5, and select the option at the bottom of the Use version: list. When it’s ready, click Play.
- You should see a slightly different Minecraft main menu, there should be some info on the bottom-left, and a new Mods button. Great, you’re nearly there! Close Minecraft.
Linux and Mac come with Python installed by default, so you don’t need to do anything. On Windows, Python can be easily downloaded and installed from here. Maybe the easier option is to use RaspberryJam’s full installer which will install the mod and Python, see next step.
Install RaspberryJam Mod
- Visit RaspberryJam’s website
- If you are using Windows, you can download and execute
RaspberryJamMod-Installer.exe, it will install the mod, the needed Python library and Python itself for you!
- If you are using Mac/Linux or Windows but you don’t want to use the installer, download
python-sripts.zip, uncompress both and place the
mcpipyfolders in your Minecraft installation folder. Default installation paths are:
- Mac OS:
In the end it should look like:
**version** by the Minecraft version, for example 1.10.2.
- Download PythonTool from the download section above, remember to choose the right version!
- Move this file to Forge’s mods folder, which is located in your Minecraft installation folder, select the appropriate version folder inside
modsfolder. Default installation paths are:
- Mac OS:
/Home/**yourUserName**/.minecraft/modsIf you changed it when you installed Minecraft, use your custom path.
In this last tiny step, we will quickly configure PythonTool. The way it works is, you specify a folder of your choice, and place your scripts there, then when you open the Computer Block in your Minecraft world, all those scripts will appear there as Python Script items, which you can carry and use whenever you want!
So the only thing we need to do is to make sure PythonTool knows which folder you wish to use. By default it points to a folder in your installation path full of example scripts (so many that they don’t fit all in the Computer Block). If you want to have a look at those, great! But at some point you’ll want to create your own, or to make a selection. Just follow this steps:
- Create our custom folder called maybe pythontool, in Desktop (for example)
- Open Minecraft, and in the main screen go to Mods, select PythonTool Mod, and click on Config. This is the configuration menu, click on
Script Path Configuration. Here there are two configuration fields:
mcpipy folder: this points to RaspberryJam Mod’s folder in your Minecraft installation path. If you have installed everything in the default directories, it is already pointing to the right place.
Script folder: this is your custom folder, type the address of your custom folder. For our pythontool folder in Desktop, if you are using Windows, it will look like this:
- Everything should be ready now, click on
Donea few times to go back to the main screen, and start your world. Enjoy!