Hi everyone! I usually just lurk this and many other Minecraft forums, so this is my first post. This is a tutorial to teach linux users to install textures.
I'm doing this on Ubuntu, it's one of my favorite distros, its the easiest to use, and is the most popular. I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat), GNOME desktop environment, Nautilus file browser, and the archive manager; all of which come default with 10.04 and 10.10., so no need to worry about 3rd party software. I might be doing tutorials on Arch linux, Kubuntu, and openSUSE later if necessary. I took some screenshots, but the files were too big and i dont feel like messing with them to make them fit :sad.gif: its pretty easy anyways.
make sure minecraft is not running.
go to your home folder. Even if you are completely new to linux, you should know where this is. click Places > Home Folder on the top panel ("/home/(user name here)/" or just "~"). This launches the Nautilus file browser. In the menu bar at the top of the page, click View > Show Hidden Files, and you should see a bunch of new folders pop up.
In linux (and i think all OS's) putting a "." in front of a file/folder name makes it hidden. just start typing ".minecraft" and it will go to that folder automatically. Open .minecraft > bin.
you will see some .jar files in here. the one you want is "minecraft.jar". No, not the same minecraft.jar that is used to launch it for linux, but its named the same. right click it, and go open with > archive manager.
And there you go! go to the folder you have all of the texture files in. Just drag and drop them into the minecraft.jar opened with the archive manager, just like you would in Windows. Now start up minecraft and enjoy your new textures :smile.gif:
Gladly, minecraft is very easily modded and very forgiving to people who dont know what they are doing. If you mess up or just want the original textures back, just delete the bin folder and restart minecraft; it checks for all necessary files and if it doesn't have them, it downloads them.
well, I was able to get it running perfectly... just download the java version. Fire up the terminal and goto whatever directory it was in
#mine was in my download folder, i went there
#you would obviously replace "nathan" with whatever your username is
#the file should be mcpatcher-1.1.6.jar
#we want to make it executable by typing:
chmod +x mcpatcher-1.1.6.jar
then you can type java -jar mcpatcher-1.1.6.jar OR just double click on the file.
does this answer your question? i know with the newer versions of ubuntu, they want to make sure you only execute things you trust, so they make you mark it as executable.
i dont have a .minecraft file any where on my cp.. but i do have the minecraft.jar file on my desktop (the one i use to play the game). oh and im running 10.04
sorry for not responding soon, i hope you found out the problem but if not follow these steps (this is now obsolete as the game now has texturepack support built in, but knowing where to locate your .minecraft folder is an important thing to know for modding)
ohhh before i start, the minecraft.jar you use to run the game is not the same minecraft.jar in ~/.minecraft/bin/minecraft.jar
for those who pwn:
ls -a # this shows all the folders in the directory
ls -a # you should see the minecraft.jar
for those who dont:
1. .minecraft is NOT a file, it is a folder. Go to your home directory; places> home
2. hit CTRL-h
3. look for .minecraft or type ".minecraft [enter]"
4. goto bin
5. see minecraft.jar in the wild