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Building Minecraft Server Modifications

If you have ever played Minecraft on a public server then the chances are that the server was powered by Bukkit. Bukkit plugins allow a server to be modified in more ways than you can imagine. Learning to program your own server mods will allow you to customize the game to your own liking.

Building Minecraft Server Modifications is a complete guide that walks you through the creation of Minecraft server mods. From setting up a server, to testing your newly made plugins, this book teaches you everything you need to know. With the help of this book you can start practising for a career in software development or simply create something awesome to play with your friends.

This book walks you through installing your own Minecraft server for you and your friends. Once your server is running, it will aid you in modifying the game by programming Bukkit plugins. You will learn how to program simple plugin features such as player commands and permissions. You will also learn more complex features including listening for events, creating a configurable plugin, and utilizing the Bukkit scheduler. All of this will be accomplished while writing your own server mods.

You will become familiar with the most important aspects of the Bukkit API. Additional API features will become a breeze to learn after tackling these more complicated tasks.

What you will learn from this book

  • Set up a Bukkit-powered Minecraft server including port forwarding
  • Download and set an IDE to prepare for programming using the Bukkit API
  • Get to grips with the process of installing and testing server mods on your Bukkit server
  • Learn the basics of the Java programming language to begin writing your plugins
  • Handle Bukkit events that occur on a Minecraft server
  • Create customizable plugins to please multiple users
  • Set up permissions on your server and include permission checks in your projects

Building Minecraft Server Modifications is a unique guide that will walk you through the entire process of developing mods for your Minecraft server.

Who this book is written for
Building Minecraft Server Modifications is great for anyone who is interested in customizing their Minecraft server. Whether you are new to programming, Java, Bukkit, or even Minecraft itself, this book has you covered. All you need is a valid Minecraft account. If you are interested in software development then this book will help you get started. If you are simply interested in playing Minecraft with your friends then this book will help you make that experience even more enjoyable.

Book Details

  • Paperback: 142 pages
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing (September 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849696004
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849696005
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