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How to save your game in minecraft.

Out of necessity I must make the following statement. You agree to use the following information for personal use and shall not hold the author responsible for any damages or loss of services to your game or computer.

I recently purchased the game "minecraft". It was frustrating to play for an hour or so and get killed while learning the game.

The game does NOT have a save feature. And even those that are experienced in the game could open a lava lake above them while mining and not have anywhere to run, thereby loosing hours or perhaps weeks of game time.

This instructable really doesn't need any video. But here is the way to save your minecraft game.

I am using windows 7 ultimate, I don't know if it will work on other operating systems.

For those of you that are experienced in the use of your computer just copy and edit the two batch files as needed.

For those that are "computer challenged" you need to create 2 batch files. The first will be "savegame.bat" and the second "restoregame.bat".

Here is a step-by-step way to create the tools to accomplish this

The following tools are tools that should be on your desktop as you will have lots of use for them.

To copy the Control Panel to your desktop.
Click on the "start button" lower left corner of your screen.
You will see the Control Panel on the right selection of items.
We want to COPY the Control Panel to the desk top.
Hold down your CTRL key, click on the Control Panel and drag it to your desktop.
If you DO NOT hold down the CTRL key you will move the Control Panel.

To copy the Note Pad to your desktop.
Click on the "start button" lower left corner of your screen.
Click on "all programs", and then click on "Accessories".
You will see the Note Pad in this list of items.
We want to COPY the Note Pad to the desk top.
Hold down your CTRL key, click on the Note Pad and drag it to your desktop.
If you DO NOT hold down the CTRL key you will move the Note Pad.

To copy the Windows Explorer to your desktop.
Click on the "start button" lower left corner of your screen.
Click on "all programs", and then click on "Accessories".
You will see the Windows Explorer in this list of items.
We want to COPY the Windows Explorer to the desk top.
Hold down your CTRL key, click on the Windows Explorer and drag it to your desktop.
If you DO NOT hold down the CTRL key you will move the Windows Explorer.

You can now use note pad to create these batch files and Windows Explorer to create your save game location and to execute them.

You will need to edit the 2 files to reflect "your_computer_name" and "where_to_save_game".

To create the "savegame.bat" file copy and paste the following line into your note pad. Edit the "your_computer_name" portion so that it is correct. If you don't know your computer name you can find it in the "Control Panel / System" towards the bottom of the screen.

********** Here is the portion that will be your savegame.bat file **********


xcopy c:\users\your_computer_name\appdata\roaming\.minecraft\saves\*.* c:\games\minecraft_save\where_to_save_game\*.* /i /y /s

********** ********** ********** ********** **********

Save your file.

To create the "restoregame.bat" file copy and paste the following line into your note pad. Edit the "your_computer_name" portion so that it is correct.
If you don't know your computer name you can find it in the "Control Panel / System" towards the bottom of the screen.

********** Here is the portion that will be your restoregame.bat file **********


xcopy c:\games\minecraft_save\where_to_save_game\*.* c:\users\your_computer_name\appdata\roaming\.minecraft\saves\*.* /i /y /s

********** ********** ********** ********** **********
Save your file.

You can than create a link to both files on your desktop if desired.

The following is an example of my savegame.bat file.

xcopy c:\Users\MyComputer\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft\saves\*.* c:\games\minecraft_save\larystoy\*.* /i /y /s
cls
echo DONE
pause

Any questions feel free to ask

larystoy

<p>Great idea !</p><p>I would add that its not your_computer_name, but rather your USERNAME !</p><p>Also, its is a good idea to quit the game before doing backups, otherwise... you risk corruptions...</p><p>Thanks for the tip !</p>
<p>Nicely done, thank you for sharing this.</p>

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