FAQ

What platforms are supported?

Minecraft Dev supports all of the major Java Minecraft development platforms. These include:

I found a bug. What should I do?

If you find a problem with the plugin, please report it to our issue tracker. We try to deal with bugs as quickly as possible and take the quality of this plugin very seriously.

I have an idea for a new feature.

If you have any feature requests for any of the supported platforms, please use the issue tracker to suggest it and we’ll let you know if it’s in the scope for what we are trying to do. We might not always implement every feature immediately, but we are always on the lookout for new features to implement and we would love to hear your ideas!

How do I install this plugin in IntelliJ?

Installation instructions are available here.

How can I install a pre-release build to test in IntelliJ?

Installation instructions for pre-release builds are available here.

I installed the plugin and it didn't detect my current projects. What can I do?

Usually projects will be detected immediately on startup. Minecraft Dev checks the individual libraries to determine if the modules are applicable. If it’s not detected immediately on startup, you can try refreshing your build system, to cause the module structure to update, forcing Minecraft Dev to check the dependencies again.

If that doesn’t work, however, you can manually enable Minecraft Dev features on any module by registering the Minecraft Dev facet on that module. Go to File -> Project Structure -> Modules. You want to register the relevant modules which contain the source set you’re interested in. For module groups, this means selecting the child modules, rather than the parents. This can often be the case for Gradle projects. If you aren’t sure, click on the module and check the dependencies tab on the right. It will show you which dependencies are available for that module. If the module has no dependencies then it may not be the module you’re looking for.

Once you have determined the correct module, right click on it and choose Add, and select Minecraft. Then you can de-select Auto-detect to manually override Minecraft Dev’s detection of that particular platform type for that module.

How do I know if my project is detected as a Minecraft project?

The module icon will change to the icon of the platform contained in the module.

Additionally, the Minecraft Facet will automatically be registered for the relevant modules, which allows you to view and set the correct project types, including hidden project types, such as MCP and Mixins.

To view this, simply go to File -> Project Structure, and either check the Modules or Facets tab.