How to Install MCreator

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Latest installation instructions

The latest installation instructions for the supported versions of MCreator are located in the download section of the website. Use these instructions for the legacy reasons only; such as installing an older version of MCreator.

Windows

How to install stable releases

EXE installer (versions after 1.4)

  • Download MCreator from the MCreator's official website download section. The program is available in two formats: As an Executable (.exe) and as a Compressed Archive (.zip). Use the Compressed Archive if the executable doesn't work.
  • Install JDK 7 32-bit version ( Even if you are on a 64-Bit Computer! ) and make sure that Java and the Javac component are listed on PATH Since MCreator 1.4.3, this step is obsolete for most as JDK is bundled with MCreator. It may happen that the bundled JDK will not work on your computer. If so, follow the steps below.

Windows 8

  1. Drag your mouse to the Right bottom corner of the screen.
  2. Click on Control Panel -> System -> Advanced
  3. Click on Environment Variables, under System Variables, find Path, and click on it.
  4. In the Edit Windows, modify PATH by adding the location of Java (and the Javac component). If you do not have the item PATH, you may select to add a new variable and add PATH as the name and the location of the class as the value.
  5. Close the window.

Windows 7

  1. Select Computer from the Start menu.
  2. Choose System Properties from the context menu.
  3. Click Advanced system settings > Advanced Tab
  4. In the Edit Windows, modify PATH by adding the location of Java (and the Javac component). If you do not have the item PATH, you may select to add a new variable and add PATH as the name and the location of the class as the value.
  5. Close the window.
  6. Start the previously downloaded installer. If an error occurs during the installation, or the installer simply doesn't work, you may need to download the ZIP archive instead. You also may need to temporarily disable your antivirus/firewall to allow MCreator to download Forge!

How to install Snapshots

  • Download the latest snapshot from our official website.
  • Make a folder located here: C:/Pylo/MCreator/ and unzip the files of the archive you downloaded previously inside of this folder. If you already have MCreator, first delete all the files and folders inside C:/Pylo/MCreator
  • Start MCreator.exe and follow the instructions. You can also make a shortcut of this file on the desktop, so you can easily access MCreator.

OSX

Contrary to the Windows version, the OS X version of MCreator doesn't come with JDK, so you need to install it first. To get MCreator for Mac, download the zip version of MCreator from our official website.

Before you run MCreator for the very first time, please run the following commands in the terminal:

  1. CD to the directory of MCreator
  2. Type in: "chmod 777 MCreator" (you might need to use sudo)
  3. Type in: "ln -s /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/Current/Commands/java_home /usr/bin/java_home" (you might need to use sudo )
  4. Close the terminal window.

To run MCreator, open a terminal window, cd to the folder of MCreator and run: ./MCreator

Linux

The installation process may depend on what distribution of Linux you use. This is the most "universal" one we have.

Contrary to the Windows version, the Linux version of MCreator doesn't come with JDK, so you need to install it first.

Before you run MCreator for the very first time, please run the following commands in the terminal:

  1. CD to the directory of MCreator
  2. Type in: "chmod 777 MCreator.sh" ( you might need to use sudo )
  3. Add this line to the ~/.bash_profile: "export JAVA_HOME=(path of your JDK installation)" === for example "export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jdk1.5.0_07/bin/java"
  4. Close the terminal window.

To run MCreator, open a terminal window, cd to the folder of MCreator and run: ./MCreator.sh ( enter your password if asked )

Other operating systems

Currently, we do not offer support for other operating systems. It's still possible to run MCreator in other systems who support Java, but we won't have a tutorial for them.