Brief

This article introduces about how I configure my local Minecraft client.

This post is for Java edition. Not Bedrock(mobile) edition!

Step 1 - Install Java

Run the following command with admin:

winget install Microsoft.OpenJDK.17

Or download it here:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/java/openjdk/download

Step 2 - Install Minecraft

You can buy Minecraft launcher (Java) at Xbox Store:

Or at Minecraft official website:

Only install the launcher! Do NOT install Minecraft for Windows (Bedrock)

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Step 3 - Start Minecraft

After installing from the store, you can start the launcher and try to run it once.

Select Microsoft sign in.

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Click Play. This will actually start downloading Minecraft Java.

(Minecraft latest version might no be 1.18.1 now. These screenshots may not be updated in time. It is recommended that you download the latest version directly instead of the version in the screenshot)

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The Minecraft files will actually be installed at: C:\Users\xuef\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft (For Windows)

And make sure it runs.

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Step 4 - Download Fabric Minecraft

Download Fabric Minecraft here:

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After downloading, double click to install it.

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After installing, there will be a new option to start Fabric MC directly.

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(Minecraft latest version might no be 1.18.1 now. These screenshots may not be updated in time. It is recommended that you download the latest version directly instead of the version in the screenshot)

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Step 5 - Download Fabric API

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After downloading, put the downloaded file in the mods folder.

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Step 6 - Download Sodium and Iris

Also put the downloaded file under the mods folder.

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Step 7 - Download complementary shaders

After downloading, put the .zip file to the shaderpacks folder.

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Just put the .zip file here.

(Minecraft latest version might no be 1.18.1 now. These screenshots may not be updated in time. It is recommended that you download the latest version directly instead of the version in the screenshot)

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Start the game. Go to video settings.

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Select shader packs:

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And select complementary shaders!

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Now the world will looks gorgerous!

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Step 8 - Download Xaero map and Xaero world map

All put to .mods folder. This will show a map to help you.

Step 9 - Setup your personal settings!

Now you can setup some personal settings and start gaming!

For example, I will:

  • Switch language to Chinese.
  • Turn off AutoJump
  • Change FOV to 90

If you want to have fun with me, you can sign in my server: mc.aiurs.co

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Other mods suggestion

After installing all those mods, you may have the following key mappings:

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Own a server?

Do you own a server? Of course you can make it a Minecraft Server!

Suggested engine:

Suggested mods:

Suggested settings modification

  • Change server name in paper.yml.
  • Enable the keepin mod.
  • Enable the tree mod.
  • Ajust default game mode in server.properties.
  • Ajust default message in server.properties.
  • Ajust spawn protection to 1 in server.properties
  • Ajust max-players to 500 in server.properties
  • Ajust gamerule default difficulty to hard.
  • Ajust gamerule mobGriefing to false
  • Ajust gamerule sleep percentage to 70.
  • Ajust gamerule spawn radius to 2000-5000. (To spread new players)
  • Ajust gamerule randomTickSpeed to 70-180 to slow down or speed up growth.
  • Ajust monsters amount to 80-400 in bukit.yml. (To make it more difficult)