This is a quick guide to getting everything set up for our Minecraft Modding online classes. Please read this carefully.
We strongly recommend that to ensure your child has the best possible experience, the following steps are set up, so we can get started with modding right away!
To prepare for your Minecraft modding course, your classmates and teacher will be very grateful if you watch the below video:
This will help reduce the time spent sorting out technical difficulties in your first lesson!
To prepare for class, you will need:
- Minecraft Java Edition (version 1.9.2) - It is important to download the Java Edition for this course. If you don't have this then you can find this at: https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/download/
- Your LearnToMod login details to hand (we will provide and email you these)
- Your Minecraft name - please watch the video to find out how to get this!
If you are unsure on how to prepare any of these, feel free to watch the setup video as many times as you need!
Tip: to reduce lag, for Minecraft courses, we recommend you use an iPad(/tablet/additional screen) for Zoom, and laptop or more powerful computer to run Minecraft.
Detailed troubleshooting guide below:
STEP 1: Minecraft Equipment Requirements: Minimum and Recommended specs
The full specification for can be found here, but to summarise:
Chromebooks are not suitable for this course, as you cannot run Minecraft Java Edition on them.
STEP 2: Setting up Minecraft for Minecraft Modding
Installing up Minecraft
For this course we will be using Minecraft Java Edition and can be downloaded from the following link: https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/download/
Minecraft on a tablet, and Minecraft Bedrock edition will not work with LearnToMod. You must use a computer or laptop for running Minecraft and LearnToMod. However, you can use a tablet for Zoom!
Once you have installed Minecraft, you will need to make sure that you are running version 1.9.2. This is the version that the LearnToMod servers run. To set this up, open Minecraft and click the ‘Installations’ tab.
By default you should be able to see the latest version of Minecraft. To add a new version you need to click the New button and create a new installation. Give this version the name LTM (or something else similar LearnToMod) and select release 1.9.2 from the Version drop down menu.
When you return to the splash screen, you should now see a drop down menu in the bottom left corner, select the installation you just created - and you are all set up!
STEP 3: Accounts & Account Information for Minecraft Modding
To get set up for Minecraft Modding, students will need three pieces of information. Ideally, they should have these written down and accessible during lessons!
This is the username and password that you use to log on to Minecraft. It can be the same login that they usually use.
You can purchase a Minecraft Account here: https://my.minecraft.net/en-us/store/minecraft/#register
We have several Minecraft accounts that students can hire for the week. We will provide you with the login information prior to the class beginning.
This is the student’s in-game name in Minecraft. It is what appears next to anything that you type into in-game chat. Your Minecraft Name is case sensitive.
This is the username and password that students will use to access the LearnToMod website. We will provide one of our accounts to use during the course, but you are welcome to purchase your own account if you want to keep your work and continue modding. You can purchase your account here.
STEP 4: What is my Minecraft (MC) Name?
The easiest way to find out the Minecraft Name associated with your account is to log into start a single player game, type something into the in-game chat, and take note of the name that appears on the screen next to your message.
- Launch Minecraft
- Select the ‘Singleplayer’ game option.
- Join any available world, or create a new.
- Once you are in your Minecraft world, press the ‘t’ key to open the chat box.
- Type anything and press enter, you should see the message you just typed on the screen.
- Your MC Name is the name that appears between the angle brackets (<>) next to your message.
- NB. your MC name is case-sensitive.
(In the example below, my Minecraft Name is blueshiftcoder1)
STEP 5: Linking LearnToMod accounts with Minecraft accounts
If you are leasing one of our LearnToMod accounts for the week (recommended), all you will need to do is provide us with the Minecraft (MC) Name of the Minecraft account the student will be using and we can perform this step. If you are also leasing a Minecraft Account form us, we will already know the MC Name associated with that account and get this step done without any input from you.
To run mods on your LearnToMod server, you will need to make sure that you have entered your Minecraft (MC) Name into the appropriate section of the LearnToMod website.
- Log onto LearnToMod using your LTM account. You should see something like the image below. Take a look at the green box in the top left corner. Does the MC Name in there match your actual MC Name? If it does then you are all set up, otherwise you need to change it.
2. To change the MC Name on LearnToMod, select the Account tab from the menu below the four boxes at the top (it might be selected already) Once you click it, you should see the following menu.
3. Under MC Server Info -> MC Name click on the Change button. This will open a window where you can enter your Minecraft Name. Do this and then press okay. Now you should be all set up!