Installation

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There are two methods to install Better Than Wolves, you can use an archive utility (7-Zip or WinRAR) or you can use a program called MCPatcher.

Regular installation method

This is the standard method to install Minecraft mods.

What you'll need

To install BTW you will need the following:

  • The latest version of Better Than Wolves found here.
  • An archive utility such as 7-Zip, Win-RAR or the stock utility on non-Windows systems (Windows explorer by itself only supports .Zip)

You do not need to extract BTW from it's zip file

Working with an older version

If BTW is out of date, you will need to downgrade your Minecraft.jar to the version it is up to date with.

  • To download an older Minecraft.jar, you will need to navigate to assets.minecraft.net/x_x_x/minecraft.jar, replacing x_x_x with the version you intend to download.
  • Or this can be done with the new launcher
    • Create a new profile and select the desired version (currently 1.5.2)


You will need to do step (1) below, and then replace Minecraft.jar with the downloaded version in the .minecraft directory (found in step (2) below).

Installation

1) BTW should be installed in a clean version of Minecraft (i.e. no other mods are installed). To do this follow these steps:

  • Open Minecraft
  • Click 'Options'
  • Click 'Force Update'
  • Click 'Done'
  • Login
  • Minecraft will download a clean version of all the necessary files, once it has finished you will see the title screen
  • Quit Minecraft

2) Next you need to locate where Minecraft is installed on your computer. The default location is C:\Users\YOUR USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft. To get here quickly follow these steps:

  • Hold the windows key and press R
  • In the Run window type %APPDATA%
  • Click 'Ok'
  • Windows Explorer will open the AppData folder
  • Open the .minecraft folder
  • The folder should look like the image below (you may have some additional folders)
  • If you have a 'mods' folder make sure it is empty


3) Next you will need to open minecraft.jar using your archive utility. To do this:

  • Open the 'bin' folder in .minecraft
  • Right-click on minecraft.jar and select 'Open with'
  • If you see your archive utility listed, select it and click 'Ok' then skip to step 4. If not then keep reading
  • If your archive utility is not listed then you need to find it.
  • For 7-Zip
    • In the 'Open with' window click 'Browse'
    • The folder 'Program Files' will open
    • Open the '7-Zip' folder
    • Select '7zFM' and click 'Open'
    • Click 'Ok'
  • For Win-RAR
    • In the 'Open with' window click 'Browse'
    • The folder 'Program Files' will open
    • Open the 'WinRAR' folder
    • Select 'WinRAR' and click 'Open'
    • Click 'Ok'


4) A window will open showing you the contents of minecraft.jar. We need to delete a folder then add some files. When adding files in the next few steps make sure you are putting them in minecraft.jar and not one of the folders inside it!

  • Delete the META-INF folder by right-clicking it and selecting 'delete'
  • Find where you downloaded BTWModx-xx.zip and open it (x-xx is replaced by the latest version number of BTW )
  • Open the folder called MINECRAFT-JAR
  • Select all the files (CTRL+A) then drag and drop them into the minecraft.jar window (click Yes when prompted to)
  • Close BTWModx-xx.zip and minecraft.jar


Better Than Wolves is now installed and ready to play!

Installation Using the new launcher

  • Navigate to your .minecraft file like above
  • Once there open the file labeled 'versions'
  • Find the file Labeled '1.5.2' and copy it
  • rename the file something like 'BetterThanWolves'
  • open the renamed file and change the names of both files to 'BetterThanWolves' (or whatever you named the file)
  • open the file with the .json extension and change the line
    "id": "1.5.2"

to

"id": "your filename here"
  • save this file
  • now follow steps 3 & 4 above
  • Note For Mac Users: In whatever method you use to move the BTW files into your .jar, make sure that you merge (possibly manually) the contents of folders rather than overwrite them.
  • start the Minecraf Launcher
  • Create a new profile
  • open the select version dropdown
  • select the version that has your Filename
  • You are now playing Better Than Wolves!

MCPatcher installation method

MCPatcher is a small program that lets you easily install minecraft mods as well as patching the game to allow HD texture packs.

What you'll need

To install BTW using MCPatcher you will need the following:

  • The latest version of MCPatcher found here.
  • The latest version of Better Than Wolves found here.

You do not need to extract BTW from its zip file

Installation

1) BTW should be installed in a clean version of Minecraft (i.e. no other mods are installed). To do this follow these steps:

  • Open Minecraft
  • Click 'Options'
  • Click 'Force Update'
  • Click 'Done'
  • Login

Minecraft will then download a clean version of all the necessary files, once it has finished you will see the title screen. Quit Minecraft.

2) Find where you downloaded MCPatcher and open it. If Minecraft is installed in the default location you should see the following (Note that your minecraft version may be different to the one shown below):

MCPatcher with the default mod list


3) Next you want to add BTW to the list of Mods.

  • Click the 'Plus'
  • Navigate to where you downloaded BTWModx-xx.zip (x-xx is replaced by the latest version number of BTW )
  • Select BTWModx-xx.zip
  • Click 'Open'
  • A window called 'Select folder to add to minecraft.jar' will appear
  • Select 'MINECRAFT-JAR'
  • Click 'Ok'
  • A window called 'Add external mod' will appear
  • Click 'Ok'
BTWModx-xx should appear at the top of the mod list.


4) The last step is to patch the game.

  • Click 'Patch'
  • Once it has finished patching you can close MCPatcher

Better Than Wolves is now installed and ready to play!

Demonstration Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6L9gkZKxtA