It depends on your operating system. On Win7 it will look something likeHow do you find where the save files are? I can't seem to even locate the folder Minecraft is in on my computers. Not being able to find the proper folders has also kept me from exploring any of the mods or addons so far.
Optional Tip: Putting cobblestone into the furnace changes it to stone, and you can make stone bricks from it. My daughter thinks this looks prettier, and you get XP when you take something cooked from the furnace out (which is also why I like potatoes for a farm crop).I did finally get some redstone, lapis lazuli, and diamond last night. I only have about 20 redstone at this point, but it's enough I may start experimenting with some circuits while I keep building my mansion of cobblestone.
I'm finding this thread here useful for Mod info too - http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?724691-Where-to-get-minecraft-mods-and-mapsThanks! All of that helps a lot. I will definitely merge my laptop save games and my desktop games now.
Any idea on how upload speed of one's connection while using something like Dropbox might affect the gameplay? I have about 400 - 500 kb/s upload (more than adequate download, though). Are the files saved locally on the computer first, then uploaded, or is it all kinda simultaneous?That's pretty much what I do with my win7 computer & laptop. Also to ensure my world I have spent so much time on isn't lost by computer HD failure.
I only have the save game files via a symbolic link to my dropbox, but it probably would be as easy to edit your profile in the minecraft folder and change the directory to your dropbox folder, assuming you have space for it in your cloud storage. My main saved game is over 200MB now, and with screen shots and like my app data folder for minecraft is almost 500MB.
That's a very common problem, alas. Oracle's website, in its infinite wisdom, detects your browser's xxbit status, not that of your OS, and ignores what you tell it, and since browsers are all 32bit ... For those who might run into it in future, use the manual installer option and you'll be fine, but don't trust to site to choose correctly for you.Is there a way to get Minecraft to use ram besides dedicated video card ram? I know about changing the JVM argument from -Xmx1G to -Xmx(whatever number you want)G, but as far as I can tell that only pulls from video card ram which I have very little of. My machine has 8 gig, no more than 2 of which should be in use and probably less than that, but if I change the JVM argument to anything above 1G (or even turn it on at 1G) Minecraft won't start.
Edit: I think I found my problem. For some reason I had 32 bit Java installed on my 64 bit machine. So it probably couldn't recognize all my ram.
Edit 3: That was indeed the issue things are running much better with more ram and oh gods oh gods there's a creeper on my gods damned roof.