Project 6

Minecraft Modding with Friends: The Multiplayer Version of Spleef

Making Minecraft minigames can be a lot of fun because after you make it you can play games inside of Minecraft for hours, but what is even more fun is making minigames that you can play with your friends. In this project, I show you how to convert single-player games (games that only have player) into multiplayer games (games that have more than one player). I also explain how to change the gameplay loop (for the single-player Spleef game from Project 3) so that you can design a multiplayer game from the ground up.

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Start from the Single-Player Spleef Game

Rather than remake the entire Spleef game, you can start from the single-player version and turn it into a multiplayer version.

Note: Before you begin this section, you should have already built Spleef. If you haven’t built it yet, go back to Project 4 and build a single-player Spleef game.

To start from single-player, follow these steps:

  1. Open the completed single-player Spleef mod (described in Project 4), click the Actions tab, and then choose Copy from the menu, as shown in Figure 6-1.
  2. Click to select the copied version of Spleef, shown in Figure 6'2, and then click on Code to go into the programming environment.
  3. At the top of the screen, click the Actions tab and choose Rename from the menu, as shown in Figure 6-3.
  4. Rename the mod to Spleef ...

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