Python programming for Minecraft Pi

Minecraft Pi comes with the Python programming interface. This means that it's possible to script the action of a character in the game using Python. In this section, we will learn how to use Python programming to script the character actions as well as create amazing effects in the Minecraft world.

Start Minecraft Pi and create the world. Once it's done, while the game is running, free the mouse by pressing the Tab key and opening lxterminal. Create the /home/pi/book/chapter02 directory. Navigate to the directory and write the following code in the prog1.py file:

import mcpi.minecraft as minecraft

mc = minecraft.Minecraft.create()

mc.postToChat("Hello Minecraft World!")

The preceding program first imports the ...

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