A summary of the steps to install Minecraft with Forge, the two Forge mods "Raspberry Jam Mod" and "PythonTool Mod" and configure the coding environment to my preferred arrangement. I am using this on my own computers (work's Mac, and my openSUSE PCs) as well as my son's Windows 10 PC.
A bit over two years ago I wrote a post about hacking minecraft with Python. During my holiday break this year I decided to revisit this, and have a bit more of a go with it. Some things have changed, including the Minecraft Bukkit Server that I used then (CanaryMod) being abandoned, and some new enhanced modules that let you run Minecraft PI Python code on a non-PI machine, with Python 3! So let's dig in.
Today's project was to bootstrap a WiFi LAN connection for Raspberry Pi 2, with a USB WiFi transceiver.
In preparation for some robotics I've dug out my Raspberry Pi 2 B and I'm reacquainting myself with it. Tonight's goal: Boot up an old Raspbian Squeeze SD card and get the Pi to identify on the LAN with a domain-name -- rather than having to learn it's IP address -- using avahi (AKA Bonjour or zero-conf mDNS networking).
I'm having a play with Minecraft and Python, using the mcpipy library, a Minecraft server called CannaryMod, and a plugin-in for that called RaspberryJuice.
You can do all this out-of-the-box with Raspbian on a RaspberryPi, but I wanted to set up my home computers also. Here's a quick run-down of the steps I followed.