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On Minecraft Mod Support

The Word of Notch has word on this weekend's MineCon festivities, as well as a bit on Minecraft, including an apology for forgetting about mod support:

The last few weeks have been incredibly stressful and emotional in many ways, and I feel so relieved to finally have a finished version of Minecraft to release to the world on Friday. But that doesn’t mean we’ll stop working on Minecraft! We’ll keep adding to the game just as we have so far, and we have many exciting plans for the next year.. some of these will be announced fairly soon.

One thing that kind of fell between chairs is the mod support.. Sorry about that, I take full responsibility for letting that get forgotten about. But when it comes to the new launcher, it got folded into a new exciting project I won’t talk about yet.

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8. Re: On Minecraft Mod Support Nov 16, 2011, 02:08 ViRGE
 
skyguy wrote on Nov 15, 2011, 23:31:
I'm not a Minecraft player (never have and never will be), but I am curious, what exactly does the "mod support" comment mean? Like, retail Minecraft doesn't work with mods at all? Or you have to create your own shortcut or ini file to use a mod?
Currently to mod the game you have to modify the executable itself (in the form of the precompiled Java class files) rather than just assets and scripts. The idea is that in the future there will be a way to mod the game without modifying the executable.
 
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