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How to safely mod minecraft?

My kid wants me to install a bunch of mods to minecraft, I'm confused about the process. Installing mods seems much different then say on Steam games where its integrated into the application. I'm uncomfortable just following sketchy links on message boards to download and install jars/executables, but thats the process as I've seen it described. Is there a more obvious way to do this? [more inside]
posted by H. Roark on May 20, 2013 - 7 answers

Are laptop screen parts autodetected by the system?

Can I simply physically replace the 1366*768 LCD in my HP EliteBook 8440p with the 1600*900 part and have the laptop autodetect the new screen and show the proper resolution? Or is there extra logic or connectors or dongles or whatever in the main body that must also be modified in order for the display to work, (or maybe it Just Won't Work)? Put simply, is HP 594090-001 plug-and-play? [more inside]
posted by laconic skeuomorph on May 19, 2013 - 5 answers

Your favorite Mount and Blade: Warband Mods?

What are your favorite mods for Mount and Blade: Warband? I like the vanilla game mechanics well enough, especially with the Diplomacy add-on, and I'm not a big fan of fantasy worlds with orcs and magic. Ideally, I'd love to find a well done Warband mod that gave me the same mechanics and balance, but in a new location with new factions and geography. But I'm willing to hear anything about your favorite Warband mods. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by seasparrow on Aug 9, 2012 - 5 answers

I would like to get started on knowing what the heck is going on in the ps3 jailbreaking world. So that I may possibly get started on one myself.

PS3 jailbreaking seems to be quite an ambiguous cloud of crap can anyone possibly clarify it a bit do you have any suggestions as to some solid and reliable sources of information software required and tutorials? [more inside]
posted by Chamunks on Jun 12, 2012 - 12 answers

What is this hat called?

Millinery filter: What are the 60s-70s mod hats that look sort of like a cross between a riding helmet and a baseball cap called? [more inside]
posted by apparently on Nov 2, 2011 - 12 answers

What is "puke?"

What is this style of sunglasses called and where can I buy them? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Oct 13, 2011 - 5 answers

What would the check-digit be on this string: K1506235620?

What would the check-digit be on this string: K1506235620? [more inside]
posted by JPigford on Sep 12, 2011 - 6 answers

Can I mod an adult trike to carry kids in the back?

Can I mod an adult trike to carry kids in the back? [more inside]
posted by libraryhead on Jul 26, 2011 - 18 answers

Sample extraction from a module file?

How can I extract samples from a module (Impulse Tracker) file to .wav files, particularly on a Mac? [more inside]
posted by DoctorFedora on Jun 26, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me fix a crackling guitar amp.

Help me diagnose my (probably user-induced) intermittently crackling tube guitar amp! [more inside]
posted by unSane on Oct 24, 2010 - 8 answers

Pimp my shoes

These are my perfectly ordinary shoes. I'm terribly bored with them. How can I hack them to make them more interesting? [more inside]
posted by tavegyl on Sep 2, 2010 - 17 answers

How can I be professional and sharp without the boots and braces?

I'm a 28 year old woman. I know what aesthetic I want, where I can I buy clothing to make me into the butch-ish, 60s mod/skinhead of my dreams? [more inside]
posted by kendrak on Aug 19, 2010 - 13 answers

How do I make and Incredible even more incredible?

Besides voiding my warranty, what are some practical reasons to avoid rooting my Droid Incredible and replacing the kernel? What other cool mods should I try? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Jul 21, 2010 - 4 answers

Recommended Half-Life 2 mods

What are the best Half-Life 2 mods (redux) [more inside]
posted by sanka on Mar 4, 2010 - 3 answers

What can I do with an old laptop word processor?

I've seen great ideas for modding old laptops, but what can I do with an old laptop word processor? [more inside]
posted by ollyolly on Dec 10, 2009 - 2 answers

Help me retro-fy my music

Help me write retro-styled video game music! I've finally found a system that works for me, but its supported music formats are OGG - which is nice, but too heavyweight for the kind of retro feel I want - and MOD/XM, which has definite potential... [more inside]
posted by wanderingmind on Aug 17, 2009 - 6 answers

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I'd like to make my own half life 2/counterstrike source mod - how do i go about that ? what programs do i get ? are there tutorials anywhere ?
posted by sgt.serenity on May 30, 2009 - 4 answers

What would you wear if you were a Coke bottle?

Women's style question: I love clothes with a fitted hourglass silhouette. I've found a few hourglass-emphasizing styles that suit me, and would like more. Seeking visual style ideas as well as suggestions for brick-and-mortar shops in Toronto or NYC. [more inside]
posted by twistofrhyme on Apr 11, 2009 - 12 answers

Which quake engine (or other) is best to start cutting my teeth on as far as modding?

Which quake engine (or other) is best to start cutting my teeth on as far as modding? [more inside]
posted by blackout on Mar 14, 2009 - 5 answers

Wii Modding

Im going to be getting a Nintendo wii and want to mod chip it, but I have some questions. [more inside]
posted by Iax on Jan 22, 2009 - 9 answers

Mods, help me patch my parka.

ModFilter: I have an olive green parka, and an itch to put a patch on it. I want it to be a witty and subtle thing, though. Is this do-able? [more inside]
posted by kmennie on Jan 7, 2009 - 6 answers

My xbox - is it modded?

I just got an original xbox from a yard sale. Short of finding a game backup and trying to run it, or opening the case and looking for a hardware mod, is there any way to tell if it's modded?
posted by zippy on Aug 31, 2008 - 4 answers

PSP Hack/Mod advice needed

I need advice with modding/hacking my PSP. I have info and have tried and failed. Help! [more inside]
posted by Ponderance on Aug 21, 2008 - 12 answers

removing modPodge'd art

my daughter 'mod podged' a collage to her wall. now that i'm remodeling, she's distraught about losing her work. anyone know a way to remove it from a painted, drywall surface? i've offered to photograph it, which i'm thinking is the only solution. any other suggestions, or just save my money for therapy? thanks.
posted by mdienno on May 24, 2008 - 16 answers

Where can I get a mod chip for the original Playstation?

Where can I get a mod chip for the original Playstation? [more inside]
posted by bradbane on May 13, 2008 - 6 answers

In what ways can I mod/hack my desk ?

I'm building a desk for my home office and I could use some help on how to personalize it. [more inside]
posted by carefulmonkey on Feb 25, 2008 - 12 answers

How do I unbrand an unlocked phone?

Unlocked phone, but I want to "unbrand" it. How? [more inside]
posted by penciltopper on Feb 7, 2008 - 4 answers

ModFilter: nothing to do with xbox whatsoever

ModFilter: I've been dating a gal for under a month. She's great! Her birthday's this weekend. What do I get her here in Chicago? Hint: She's really into '60s mod culture. [more inside]
posted by HeroZero on Jan 22, 2008 - 18 answers

Fashion resources for South Asians

What good fashion/style/beauty resources are out there for South Asian (Indian/Bangladeshi/Pakistani) women that aren't all about saris and lenghas? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jan 12, 2008 - 8 answers

Chip-pop?

Where can I find covers of popular songs done in the style of c64/amiga/mod/xm etc? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 5, 2008 - 9 answers

size matters. what?

say i bought one of those eee pc laptops (google it if you don't know). How unrealistically difficult would it be to replace the sad little screen with something larger? [more inside]
posted by nihlton on Dec 10, 2007 - 13 answers

Making a digital picture frame from a spare 7" LCD?

Any way to make use of a 7 inch LCD screen with an RCA input to make a cheap digital picture frame? [more inside]
posted by evanm on Nov 24, 2007 - 7 answers

Would this proposed guitar modification work?

Crazy idea for a modified guitar - has this been done? is it feasible? [more inside]
posted by primer_dimer on Oct 9, 2007 - 24 answers

Help me pull this off without looking like a drag queen

I'm looking for advice, instructions, and products to achieve a 60's hair and makeup look. And by adopt, I mean look like this every day. [more inside]
posted by pieoverdone on Oct 8, 2007 - 21 answers

Computer desk "mod"

I saw a computer desk "mod" a couple of years ago, that I have been unable to find again, despite "Googleing" for hours. [more inside]
posted by Shakes the Clown on Oct 4, 2007 - 4 answers

PSP FIRMWARE... HELP!

I was just "upgraded" to a Custom PlayStationPortable Firmware (3.52 M33-4). I need help understanding/learning how to use it. [more inside]
posted by Master Gunner on Oct 1, 2007 - 3 answers

Xbox 360 modding.

Xbox360, modded. [more inside]
posted by PenguinBukkake on Sep 20, 2007 - 5 answers

World of Warcraft filter: I want to create a group channel for all 3 guilds on the site channel. Possibly mod or addon?

World of Warcraft filter: I want to create a group channel for all 3 guilds on the site channel. Possibly mod or addon? [more inside]
posted by spinko on Aug 13, 2007 - 4 answers

Space-Age my Pad

Looking for the name of this 60's - 70's interior design item: a floor-to-ceiling, metal, ornamental screen. [more inside]
posted by sluggo on Jul 23, 2007 - 4 answers

Replacing the glowing apple on the lid of a Mac laptop

No-logo hardware mod: With what shape should I replace the glowing apple on the lid of a Mac laptop, and how? [more inside]
posted by allterrainbrain on Jul 20, 2007 - 21 answers

A World of Warcraft mod to make life easier to quest?

World of Warcraft filter: Is there any mods out there that show you where to for the quest? instead of searching for hours... [more inside]
posted by spinko on Jun 23, 2007 - 13 answers

Where can I find women's mod clothes in NYC?

Where can I find women's mod style clothes similar to this in NYC? [more inside]
posted by deinemutti on May 22, 2007 - 4 answers

OctaMED to MP3/WAV.

How can I take OctaMED tracker files and make them into mp3? [more inside]
posted by PowerCat on Dec 6, 2006 - 4 answers

PS3 modchip = Sony gets pwnd?

Will Blu Ray make the modding of a PS3 that much harder? I seem to remember that it only took a few months after the original PlayStation and the PS2 came out, for people to figure out the way to mod them and make them play cracked games. Now, I'm far from an expert, but since every PS3 sold actually costs money to Sony it seems to me that once it becomes possible -- say, in the pring -- to mod the PS3 and people start sharing games like there's no tomorrow (the way it happened with the previous consoles) it could very well be a disaster for Sony. As I said I'm not an expert, though.
posted by matteo on Nov 24, 2006 - 31 answers

Can I reduce the noise coming from my Pocket Rocket vibe?

Is every Doc Johnson Pocket Rocket REALLY FREAKING LOUD, or do I have a defective one? Any simple mods to lower the noise level? Or do I just need to buy a different (but still cheap, mini & battery-powered) vibe that's not a POS? And if so, which one? (My previous Doc Johnson vibe was quiet & great -- for the six weeks before it died.)
posted by lorimer on Nov 7, 2006 - 11 answers

Compter Mod in small space restriction

ComputerModFilter: I need suggestions on building a computer with space restrictions... [more inside]
posted by Kensational on Oct 14, 2006 - 12 answers

It'll be a hard day's night...

I will be working behind a bar at a 60's themed art opening... So what should I wear? [more inside]
posted by vernondalhart on Oct 10, 2006 - 10 answers

Motherboard Slot Extention?

Modder question: I am looking to build a very thin case-mod and wonder/cant find if a MB (PCI/Graphics/RAM) slot extention cable exists? [more inside]
posted by Kensational on Oct 2, 2006 - 3 answers

Modding the stylus on a tc1100 tablet PC

I have a HP Compaq Tablet PC TC1100 that I have bought for work purposes, I would like to hack the pen, so I can make it smaller, and mountable on a Bluetooth wireless scanner that is used in conjunction with the tablet. [more inside]
posted by JonnyRotten on May 8, 2006 - 6 answers

I want a new car!

I got a 2002 Subaru Legacy GT wagon for my 16th birthday and I hate it. It's slow, boring, and gets about 20 MPG. (more details inside) I would really love to get a new car, probably for 12k max. any ideas on getting my parents to let me get a new one? [more inside]
posted by joshuak on Apr 19, 2006 - 68 answers

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