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==Full Setup Instructions==
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==Brief Setup Instructions==
  
See below for a detailed walk-through on Polycraft World installation:
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1. Download and install [https://minecraft.net/download Minecraft]<br>
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2. Download the one-click installer: [https://polycraft.utdallas.edu/downloads polycraft-installer-1.4.11.jar file] <br>
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3. Make sure your Minecraft profile is edited to use version 1.7.10. <br>
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3a. Ensure you have a mods folder in your minecraft installation directory (Mac users, you may need to create one!) <br>
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4. If you have a previous version of Polycraft World installed or non-compatible mods, you must navigate to the mods folder and remove those.
  
[[File:I-ii._Login_and_Download_Minecraft.png|frame|left|'''i-ii.''' Login, Download and Install the Minecraft Launcher [https://minecraft.net/download Minecraft]]]<br>
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==Full Setup Instructions - Windows & Mac==
[[File:1._Select_Minecraft_launcher_launch_options.png|frame|left|'''1. Select Minecraft Launcher Options because you need to run the game at least once to properly setup the .Minecraft folder.]]]
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'''Mac users''', there is a known bug with our current installer that we are diligently trying to fix (as of 8/23/2018). To fix the freeze while booting Minecraft for the first time after installing PolyCraftWorld, try turning off and on your wifi, rebooting your computer, or re-installing Minecraft.<br>
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See below for a detailed walk-through on Polycraft World installation:
  
2. Run the Minecraft Launcher and create a new profile<br>
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[[File:I-ii._Login_and_Download_Minecraft.png|frame|left|'''i-ii.''' Login, Download and Install the Minecraft Launcher from [https://minecraft.net/download minecraft.net]. Notice you must have purchased a valid copy of Minecraft from Mojang/Microsoft for the Mac or PC before you can play Polycraft World. This mod is not compatible with mobile versions, the Playstation or the Xbox versions. ]]<br>
3. Choose Release Version 1.7.10 (This sets up specific folders which allows Forge to install properly)<br>
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[[File:1._Select_Minecraft_launcher_launch_options.png|thumb|left|600px|'''1.''' Select Minecraft Installations because you need to run the game at least once to properly setup the .Minecraft folder.]]
4. Download Minecraft forge via [https://polycraft.utdallas.edu/downloads our forge mirror]. This mod is currently written for compatibility with Forge 1.7.10-10.13.2.1291, the Recommended 1.7.10 Forge Install. The same unmodified forge installers can also be found at their [http://files.minecraftforge.net official site].<br>
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[[File:2._Minecraft_launcher_add_new_version.png|thumb|left|600px|'''2.''' Choose the '''+ New''' button on the launcher screen. You can optionally enable any of the settings up top, such as historical revisions or Advanced Settings, but these are not necessary.]]
5. Run the Forge Installer and choose Client (this process should be fast).<br>
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[[File:3-5._Vanilla_1.7.10.png|thumb|left|600px|'''3-5.''' Select the Minecraft version 1.7.10, which is the version that is compatible with Polycraft World. Call this the Vanilla build. This is necessary to set up map files for 1.7.10. Then click '''Create'''.]]
6. Download the latest [https://polycraft.utdallas.edu/downloads Polycraft .jar file (e.g. Polycraft-1.3.5.jar)]<br>
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[[File:6-7._Select_mod_version.png|thumb|left|600px|'''6-7.''' On the Play Tab, Click the Up button next to Play and Choose the Vanilla 1.7.10 build.]]
7. Place the .jar file in your "%AppData%/.minecraft/mods" folder for Windows users or in the "~Library/Application Support/Minecraft/mods" folder for Mac users (create the folder if it doesn't exist).<br>
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[[File:8._Play_vanilla_1.7.10.png|thumb|left|600px|'''8.''' Click the big green Play button to launch 1.7.10 to setup the correct files in your .Minecraft folder.]]
8. Launch Minecraft again. <br>
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[[File:9._Quit_minecraft.png|frame|left|'''9.''' Quit out of Minecraft.]]
9. Edit the Profile you created and selected the Appropriate Forge Release Version (e.g. "release 1.7.10-Forge10.13.2.1291").<br>
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[[File:10._Direct_download.png|frame|left|'''10.''' Go to the Polycraft installer downloads page - [https://polycraft.utdallas.edu/downloads Direct Download]]]
10. Launch the Game and Enjoy Polycraft World <br>
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[[File:11._Download_installer.png|thumb|left|600px|'''11a.''' Windows users: Download and run the .jar file.<br>'''11b.''' Mac users: Download and run the .dmg installer.<br>'''NOTE''' You have to have the correct version of java installed. Look at [https://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp The Java download page] and choose the correct version based on your operating system, for example 64-bit Windows offline.]]
11. Login to the [https://www.polycraftworld.com Polycraft World Portal] to see a list of servers to which you have access.
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[[File:12._Run_Polycraft_World_installer.png|frame|left|'''12.''' Click OK to run the installer. This will add Forge (a version of 1.7.10), the mod itself and our custom Polycraft Resource Pack (32-bit resolution) to your .Minecraft folder, which in Windows systems in located in the %AppData% folder.]]
12. '''Optional, but highly recommended:''' Place the resourcepack in in your "%AppData%/.minecraft/resourcepacks" folder for Windows users or in the "~Library/Application Support/Minecraft/resourcepacks" folder for Mac users. One you start the game, hit '''Esc''', then click '''Options''', the click '''Resource Packs''', the click on the resource pack you have selected to move it from the left side of the screen to the right side of the screen. Now you can enjoy a more richly texture Polycraft World Experience. Do not unzip the folder. Place the entire .ZIP file into the resourcepack folder as it is...<br>
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[[File:13._Success_installed_Polycraft_World.png|frame|left|'''13.''' Click OK when the Polycraft World mod has been successfully installed.]]
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[[File:14-15._Select_Polycraft_World_mod.png|thumb|left|600px|'''14-15.''' Launch the Minecraft launcher again and select the '''Up''' arrow next to the Play button and select the 1.7.10-Forge version that helps us run Polycraft World.]]
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[[File:16._Select_Polycraft_World_mod.png|thumb|left|600px|'''16.''' Hit Play to launch Polycraft World.]]
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[[File:17._Polycraft_World_Options.png|frame|left|'''17.''' Now we are going to enable the Resource Pack. Click on the Options button on the launch screen.]]
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[[File:18._Polycraft_World_Resource_Packs.png|frame|left|'''18.''' Now click on resource packs.]]
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[[File:19._Polycraft_Resource_Pack_add_to_game.png|frame|left|'''19.''' Click on the Polycraft World logo, and the Up arrow which is to the left of the Polycraft World texture pack. If you do this correctly, it should move to the right side.]]
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[[File:20._Polycraft_Resource_Pack_Done_added.png|frame|left|'''20.''' Exit back to the Home Minecraft screen.]]
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[[File:21._Launch_Multiplayer.png|frame|left|'''21.''' Click on the Multiplayer button.]]
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[[File:22._Add_Multiplayer_Server.png|frame|left|'''22.''' Click on the Add Server button.]]
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[[File:23-25._Setup_access_to_UT_Dallas_servers.png|frame|left|'''23-25.''' Choose a name for the server to which you are connecting, which is determined in your online Polycraft World portal. This will be something like Lithium or Beryllium. Then type in the server address which is also found on the portal. This should be something like: polycraft-game.cloudapp.net:25567]]
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[[File:26._Play_Polycraft_World_with_UT_Dallas_host.png|thumb|left|600px|'''26.''' Launch Polycraft World on UT Dallas Servers!]]

Latest revision as of 21:51, 29 September 2019

Brief Setup Instructions

1. Download and install Minecraft
2. Download the one-click installer: polycraft-installer-1.4.11.jar file
3. Make sure your Minecraft profile is edited to use version 1.7.10.
3a. Ensure you have a mods folder in your minecraft installation directory (Mac users, you may need to create one!)
4. If you have a previous version of Polycraft World installed or non-compatible mods, you must navigate to the mods folder and remove those.

Full Setup Instructions - Windows & Mac

Mac users, there is a known bug with our current installer that we are diligently trying to fix (as of 8/23/2018). To fix the freeze while booting Minecraft for the first time after installing PolyCraftWorld, try turning off and on your wifi, rebooting your computer, or re-installing Minecraft.

See below for a detailed walk-through on Polycraft World installation:

i-ii. Login, Download and Install the Minecraft Launcher from minecraft.net. Notice you must have purchased a valid copy of Minecraft from Mojang/Microsoft for the Mac or PC before you can play Polycraft World. This mod is not compatible with mobile versions, the Playstation or the Xbox versions.

1. Select Minecraft Installations because you need to run the game at least once to properly setup the .Minecraft folder.
2. Choose the + New button on the launcher screen. You can optionally enable any of the settings up top, such as historical revisions or Advanced Settings, but these are not necessary.
3-5. Select the Minecraft version 1.7.10, which is the version that is compatible with Polycraft World. Call this the Vanilla build. This is necessary to set up map files for 1.7.10. Then click Create.
6-7. On the Play Tab, Click the Up button next to Play and Choose the Vanilla 1.7.10 build.
8. Click the big green Play button to launch 1.7.10 to setup the correct files in your .Minecraft folder.
9. Quit out of Minecraft.
10. Go to the Polycraft installer downloads page - Direct Download
11a. Windows users: Download and run the .jar file.
11b. Mac users: Download and run the .dmg installer.
NOTE You have to have the correct version of java installed. Look at The Java download page and choose the correct version based on your operating system, for example 64-bit Windows offline.
12. Click OK to run the installer. This will add Forge (a version of 1.7.10), the mod itself and our custom Polycraft Resource Pack (32-bit resolution) to your .Minecraft folder, which in Windows systems in located in the %AppData% folder.
13. Click OK when the Polycraft World mod has been successfully installed.
14-15. Launch the Minecraft launcher again and select the Up arrow next to the Play button and select the 1.7.10-Forge version that helps us run Polycraft World.
16. Hit Play to launch Polycraft World.
17. Now we are going to enable the Resource Pack. Click on the Options button on the launch screen.
18. Now click on resource packs.
19. Click on the Polycraft World logo, and the Up arrow which is to the left of the Polycraft World texture pack. If you do this correctly, it should move to the right side.
20. Exit back to the Home Minecraft screen.
21. Click on the Multiplayer button.
22. Click on the Add Server button.
23-25. Choose a name for the server to which you are connecting, which is determined in your online Polycraft World portal. This will be something like Lithium or Beryllium. Then type in the server address which is also found on the portal. This should be something like: polycraft-game.cloudapp.net:25567
26. Launch Polycraft World on UT Dallas Servers!