If there is one task in Minecraft I loathe, it is farming trees. Using BuildCraft I found myself building quite a few tree farms to get enough charcoal for my steam engines. And even with TehKrush’s “Timber!” I found myself bored with farming trees. However I did not find a way to truly automate tree farming. So I looked at a few modding tutorials and built my own tree farm equipment. The result is this mod. I hope a few people might find some use for it. And who does not love a good production chain with BuildCraft pipes.
The goal of this mod is to automate tree farming as much as possible without becoming entirely overpowered. Full automation can currently only be achieved if the mod is used in conjunction with BuildCraft.
Check that your minecraft is at version 1.8.1. If you have upgraded to 1.9 or later, you will have to downgrade to use this version of the mod. If you already have BuildCraft 2.2.4+ or IndustrialCraft 2 1.23 (along with Minecraft Forge 1.1.2) installed, you can skip directly to Step 4.
Find your minecraft.jar. On windows it will be located in %appdata%/.minecraft/bin. Backup your current minecraft.jar.
Delete the folder META-INF in your minecraft.jar. Not deleting it will cause the game to fail to start up, even if you installed everything else correctly.
Open your minecraft.jar with WinRAR or 7zip. Drag and drop the contents of the zip file for ModLoader into the .jar. Proceed to do the same for ModLoaderMP and then for Minecraft Forge. You have to install the mods in this exact order!
Add forestry-client-A-184.108.40.206.jar to your mod folder in %appdata%/.minecraft/mods. This is also where the files for BuildCraft and IndustrialCraft 2 should be located.
Step 5 (optional):
Test your installation by launching the minecraft client. Press the button “Login” in the launcher and wait for the main menu to appear. Now check the file ModLoader.txt in %appdata%/.minecraft/. You should find a line that says “FEIN: Mod Loaded: “mod_Forestry 220.127.116.11″ from mod_Forestry.class” or something similar. If the file does not mention Forestry, something is amiss.