FAQ

Contents

  1. General
  2. Mod Support
  3. Modding

(Note 20th Jan 2015: If you’re on this page then you should be reading the new separate categories, this FAQ is now obsolete. -iChun)

General FAQ

Can you come play on my server?

No. I would prefer not to join people’s servers as I don’t really play much of Minecraft casually. I’d just be another dead player.

 

I have a question related to ForgeCraft.

Pahimar has got a very nice FAQ on this topic here.

 

Where are you from? Your accent eludes me.

Malaysia. (That’s in SouthEast Asia, near the equator.)

 

Can I add you as a friend/contact on <Social Network Here>

No, you can’t. I’ll probably ignore any requests from people I don’t really know. Feel free to follow me on Twitter though!

 

Why is your name “iChun”?

Loooong story. It all started with a couple of jokes with some friends about certain…. products that begin with the “i” name. Someone made a remark and I decided to change my IGN to something to mock him. Fast forward to a few days later, I needed help modding and I was on IRC using Mibbit default nicks. Mr_okushama suggested I get a proper nickname and as I thought for one, I thought about the previous IGN. It stuck and I’ve been using it ever since. I used to be known as a previous alias before that, but that part’s history.

 

What languages do you speak?

Mainly English, but I can speak (very badly) Malay, and understand (and occasionally speak) simple Hokkien. I also understand a bit of Cantonese and Mandarin. The last 3 mentioned are Chinese dialects FYI. If you were talking about programming languages, I mainly Java, but I do know JavaScript, bit o’ HTML and CSS, SourcePawn, and Squirrel, and enough experience to basically read and understand any other programming language pretty easily.

 

Mod Support

How do I install your mods?

All my mods are drag-drop the JAR FILE (If you got a folder, you’re doing it wrong) into the “mods” folder, unless stated otherwise on the topic. You will need a Minecraft Forge. If your download is a ZIP FILE, it could be for Minecraft 1.6.4 or earlier, as I’ve moved to Jar files from 1.7.2 onwards.

 

Your mod is crashing/has strange behaviour! What do I do?

First of all, make sure you are using the latest version of the mod. Check the topic for the latest version. Please take note that I drop support of my mod for old Minecraft versions (as in, not the current Minecraft version from the launcher). If you are already using the latest version of the mod, go post on MCF (with the crash log if crashing, in spoilers) or post on the issue tracker of the mod if there’s one, here. You can also contact me on IRC if you know where to find me.

 

Can I include your mod(s) in a mod pack?

I have a separate page for this question. You can find it here.

 

I have a problem with your mod! Can I tell you about it?

Sure, go post it on the mod topic. I will always read it eventually. Leaving a comment here on this blog will not get you any help, I do not read the comments here. Also, a few of the mods may have Issue Trackers which you can find on my github profile.

 

Why are your mod version numbers so weird?

There’s a post about that here.

 

Modding

Where did you learn how to java/mod?

I learned Java at the very same time I learnt to mod. Previously I did not know a single bit of Java Programming, but I had experience with JavaScript and a little bit of Sourcemod/AMX Mod X scripting. Thankfully I managed to adapt for Java and I’m still learning new things about Java since Feb 2011.

When I learned to mod, modding was still very fairly new to Minecraft (Beta 1.2_02). There were very few tutorials and mods weren’t as advanced as they are now (aka no such thing as ThaumCraft, BTW, BuildCraft, etc). Many of the mods were base edits into the Item or Block class and almost every mod conflicted with each other. Risugami’s ModLoader itself wasn’t very old and Forge didn’t exist.

Since I was just starting out in both modding and Java, I had looked through some open source mods (Risu’s ModLoader compatible) to figure out how they worked. There was one modding tutorial I read but I remember that not helping much. I also seeked help from #mcp-modding and #risucraft on irc.esper.net.

It took me over 2 weeks of constant playing around with Notepad++ (I use Eclipse now, which I would highly recommend) and recompiling and testing the client in MCP for me to finally release the very first version of PortalGun. That sure took a while!

 

What inspired you to start modding?

One day, after playing Minecraft with mods for a few weeks, I thought to myself, “I should make a mod!”. No, seriously. That’s it.

 

What were the first few mods you ever played with?

I didn’t play with many mods, there weren’t many to begin with. I really liked the idea of other entities interacting with the player, so I got the Minecolony and Builders mods installed. That was pretty much it. A friend of mine explored a lot more with different mods and he showed me screens.

 

What’s your favourite mod?

I don’t really play with mods much so I can’t really say. I’ve been asked this many times but I’ve never really got a definitive answer.

 

Can you make a mod for me?

No. I don’t have the time for that. I find it difficult to balance real life and maintaining/adding content to my current mods even!

 

I’ll pay you! Please??

The answer is still no. However if you really would like to aid my financial burden, feel free to leave me a donation 🙂

 

Can you teach me/make tutorials on how to mod?

No. Normally when people ask me for modding help, if they explain what they’re trying to do, if I know how it can be done, I would point them in the general direction they should be looking, or I will drop them a hint. That’s how I would do things. It is mostly through self exploration and the curiosity plus the perseverance of a person that will only grant them the satisfaction of when they successfully complete something. A perfect example for this would be the Antichamber game. I highly recommend it to you if you have not played this. It gives players a perfect environment of learning through experience and through testing by throwing out all the rules you would normally be comfortable with and putting you out of your comfort zone.

On making modding tutorials, I’m not very keen on making tutorials, for one, my accent is hard for people to understand at times (proven by Youtube’s Automatic Closed Captioning). If I do make one, it’s probably due to many requests on how I’ve done something which you may have seen in my mods (Eg, 3D item models).

 

What do you have to say to people who’d like to start modding?

Make sure you don’t take the same route I did… Learn java first! There’s many good java tutorials you can get by looking online. I won’t quote any here (because up to now, I still have not read a single java tutorial). Next up, would either be to look at open source mod as an example as I have, or look up some UPDATED modding tutorials. Emphasis on the word updated. Good examples of open source mods are such as Pahimar’s Equivalent Exchange 3 (I had used this as a reference in updating PortalGun from Risu’s ModLoader to FML) and cpw’s Iron Chests.

Another bit would be a good personal character. Make sure you’re ready to persevere and handle the frustration of not having things go your way. Try to figure out some things your way rather than bug others about something really simple. The source is ALL there for you to figure out. Even experienced modders actually refer to Minecraft’s code from time to time to figure stuff out. Also, please, please, be open to criticism about what you’re working on. Sometimes the people talking really know what they’re talking about! (Heh!)

 

I am a modder who would like to make a mod! Would you like to join me in a collaboration/team?

Sorry, but I really don’t have the time for that. As mentioned, I find it difficult to balance real life and maintaining/adding content to my current mods.

 

I can’t mod but you can! Let me give you ideas and you could make a mod from my ideas?

Yeahhhhh no. Like seriously, no. Period.

52 Comments

  1. Akatz February 20, 2013 10:13 pm  Reply

    Hi recently we started using the Portal Gun mod and we created our first portal gun. We killed the Wither again but cannot create a second portal gun? Is this a bug or is it intentional of only being able to craft one?

    • the portal fan February 23, 2013 4:43 am  Reply

      hi i know your problem. when you craft it it will link with the other gun you have to color the gun or use a bacon/potato gun

  2. Cole February 23, 2013 4:54 am  Reply

    I love your mods so much!
    Do you plan on making anymore?

  3. inoob26 March 8, 2013 12:35 pm  Reply

    woah you’re from Malaysia???? BROFIST MAN!!!!

  4. Kirklen1 March 20, 2013 12:15 pm  Reply

    I found a game breaking bug with the portal gun mod i don’t want to post it here in fear that people will do this to grief servers that currently allow them, i did accidentally crash a server with one and im not sure that we can fix it without a world reset. If you as the developer could please contact me with a better way to tell you what happened.

    • iChun March 21, 2013 2:57 am  Reply

      IRC works.

      • Small_N_Strong October 12, 2013 4:01 pm  Reply

        Is there any way to config the Morph mod so i can only change into one certain mob?

  5. Pikachufan134 March 31, 2013 11:42 am  Reply

    Whenever i try to use the portal gun mod it says missing texture I need help

  6. DatGameh April 2, 2013 10:20 pm  Reply

    Hey IChun, I want to delete the texture from my model (Wrong one) but then I don’t see any tool that says that. How do you do it? And I know this is a comment section, but anyways, where do I post the Questions?

  7. Chekoby April 3, 2013 12:00 am  Reply

    Hey iChun I have a Question: Is it possible to change the colour of the portals? And if it is possible, does this work also on servers?

    • Forresthopkinsa June 28, 2013 11:12 pm  Reply

      For it to work on a server, you would have to make the modification to the portals on everyone’s client–basically, it would be a whole new mod, and the two would probably not be compatible

  8. Brin May 1, 2013 5:02 am  Reply

    hey iCHUN! I have a great idea! how about for people that donate you can make 2 custom hats for them! one of their minecraft person and one of anything they would prefer! I know you said you wont make mods for people even if they pay but that would be a great idea!

  9. Just4Zen May 6, 2013 8:39 pm  Reply

    When You Will Update Slender Reiamgined?
    To 1.5.2

  10. Draco May 18, 2013 11:39 pm  Reply

    How do I change hat mode? It’s stuck on Hat Hunting Mode, and there doesn’t seem to be a way to change the mode.

    • DERPZIE_ October 8, 2013 3:20 pm  Reply

      You need to go into your .minecraft file and look for config. You’ll find a hat mod config in there somewhere, and there you can change the mode.

      • Derp August 1, 2014 6:40 pm  Reply

        Derp

  11. Matthew June 8, 2013 3:49 am  Reply

    iChun why don’t you make a 3d gun mod it would be so awesome!

  12. Sony June 12, 2013 11:40 pm  Reply

    Ichun where you learned things about mods?

  13. Brandon June 16, 2013 7:17 pm  Reply

    Can you tell me how you were able to download the map?

  14. Sabrewolf July 31, 2013 11:27 pm  Reply

    necesito ayuda, mi mod de portal no tiene sonido e hice todo lo necesario en la instalacion

  15. Miner_19 August 17, 2013 11:08 pm  Reply

    where is the and key on keyboard???? related to morph mod

    • Ryan April 17, 2014 10:45 pm  Reply

      use the brackets [ and ] (usually under the delete/backspace buttons)

  16. DarkQuartz August 26, 2013 2:21 pm  Reply

    Can I continue your Portal Gun mod?

  17. Minecrafteer August 30, 2013 10:40 pm  Reply

    How to download mod Portal gun Minecraft?

  18. ZainFX October 6, 2013 2:45 pm  Reply

    HEYYYYY Ichun is Slender Re imagined for 1.6.4? Cause I REALLLLLLLLLLLLLLY want to do a let’s play for it with the map and stuff so yea THX!

  19. DJ October 26, 2013 9:47 am  Reply

    Hello! first off i wanna thank you a hundred times over and over again for your FANTASTIC works!! Second of all i have a question reguarding the hats mod.
    So, i made a server that has the hats mod on it and when my friends and i log onto the server and bring of the hats menu, they are all there. i was wondering if there was a way to turn at hunting mode on for the server, and if there is please tell me. It would made my friends and I so happy!!
    Thanks in advance

    • DJ October 26, 2013 10:02 am  Reply

      In addition to my previous comment ^, although my hat config settings are set to hunting mode and i’m not in creative mode, all the hats are still there. On top of that, when i see a mob with a hat, I’ll get a few hits on him and the hats vanishes. If anyone can help me it would be much appreciated. I feel like i am a dummy because of the easy-to-understand system Ichun has set up.
      Thanks in advance

  20. randomquestioneer November 8, 2013 7:37 pm  Reply

    i know your often too busy to work on your mod and complete it… but any chance you could let us know when you might have the material emancipation grid back in working order?

  21. jai December 11, 2013 1:48 am  Reply

    donde descargao chun util 2.3.0

  22. jabba da stu February 11, 2014 1:39 am  Reply

    how do you post on the faq?

  23. jabba da stu February 11, 2014 1:41 am  Reply

    also ichun, I would like to make a mod but I have NO experience with programming and modding could i get some help please?

  24. goyna February 12, 2014 1:09 am  Reply

    I’ve tried to download your morph mod several times but each time it comes up as a folder and you said I must be doing something wrong, can you help me? (I have a mac btw)

  25. dimity March 22, 2014 6:06 am  Reply

    How can i integrate your mod on my server i can’t do it (morph mod)