How do I make friends in Minecraft with FriendsForMinecraft?
1) Read this article which gives many examples of the most common ways to meet and make new friends in Minecraft using FriendsForMinecraft.
How do I get started with the FriendsForMinecraft Minecraft client mod?
1) Click 'Download' above which will download the FriendsForMinecraft Minecraft client mod installer to your computer.
2) Double click the installer... you'll see it in your downloads folder, it's called friendsforminecraftinstaller.jar
3) Click 'install' to install FriendsForMinecraft on PC/Mac
- your minecraft bin folder will be backed up for you
- Forge will be installed for you if you already don't have it installed
- if you have issues with the installer, you can install manually using the instructions found here PC or Mac.
4) Launch Minecraft, login, choose Multiplayer or SinglePlayer and start a game
5) Register with FriendsForMinecraft (you do not need to the same password as you use with Minecraft, or you can, we never see your Minecraft password EVER, we store your FriendsForMinecraft encrypted so even the developers can't get access to it)
6) Hit the 'm' key to bring up the FriendsForMinecraft UI. Now have fun?
Quick start on having fun:
1) Friends - Search for your Friends in the Friends View and Follow them. Or invite them if they are not already an FriendsForMinecraft member. One-click to join any friend on any server.
2) Servers - Go browse the most popular servers, new servers, most visited servers, your favorite servers, servers your friends are on, one-click to join any server. 'Like' your favorite servers.
3) Chat - Go to Mailchest, send a message to any of your friends (they must be following you too... this prevents spamming)
4) Images - During gameplay 'F4' to capture any image. Give it a good title. Click the link to the image to open up the image viewer and see everyone's pics. Like / comment on pics! Within the main FFM UI (hit 'm' anytime) you can click on 'Images' button to see your pics. Or, while view any user's profile in Friends View, click on 'Images' button to see all of their images.
What is this FriendsForMinecraft thing? What am I suppose to do with it?
FriendsForMinecraft is a set of social tools for Minecraft. With the FriendsForMinecraft client mod, you can follow your friends, see when they are online, one-click join them on their server, and message/chat within them across any server. You can capture, post and share images, view other people's images, vote and comment on all images. You can view all newly discovered, most liked, most visited, and trending servers. You can one-click join any of these servers. You can keep a history of all servers you visit and like. A companion iPhone / iOS client will be available in the Apple iTunes App Store in just a few short weeks allowing you to use FriendsForMinecraft service wherever you are. FriendsForMinecraft also has a web client focused exclusively on social image sharing, check it out at http://ffmpic.com.
Sounds cool, how do I get started?
Yes... it's REALLY cool. There are a number of ways to get started. Don't play Minecraft yet? Then learn what all the fuss is about by downloading the FriendsForMinecraft iOS/iPhone app... just follow the "AppStore" link at the top of this page. Once installed, just launch the FriendsForMinecraft iOS app and register (you DO NOT need a Minecraft.net account), we'll set you up with a temporary username so you can start checking out all of the cool images, great servers and make friends with some of the coolest gamers on earth. You can even start earning some badges!
Did you know there are over 8 million people that are playing Minecraft? Some of these users are using the FriendsForMinecraft client mod that enhances the Minecraft game with a bunch of social tools. To use the FriendsForMinecraft client mod, you DO need a Minecraft.net account and you need to have Minecraft installed. It's really easy to install Minecraft (http://www.minecraft.net) and it's SUPER easy to install the FriendsForMinecraft client mod... we have a ONE CLICK installer; and once installed the FriendsForMinecraft client mod self-updates so you'll never need to worry about if you have the latest and greatest version of the FriendsForMinecraft client mod. Download the FriendsForMinecraft client mod installer by following the "Download" link at the top of this page. After installing FriendsForMinecraft, just launch Minecraft and we'll set you up with a new FriendsForMinecraft account, or we will automatically update your existing temporary FriendsForMinecraft username if you created your FriendsForMinecraft account from the FriendsForMinecraft iPhone/iOS app.
But wait there's more! The quickest way to just checkout what FriendsForMinecraft is all about is to visit our web client that is exclusively catering a social image sharing experience. While you'll only see images, which is just a fraction of what FriendsForMinecraft is all about, it's a great way to check out some of the cool places and experiences Minecraft gamers are sharing by using the FriendsForMinecraft client mod. Each time a user shares an image from the FriendsForMinecraft client mod, it automatically shows up at http://ffmpic.com where everyone in the world can view, vote and comment. TOO COOL! And that's just images... we have all of your friends, servers, achievements and other social needs filled too. So what are you waiting for, go check it out!
Do I use my Minecraft.net username and password to sign up for FriendsForMinecraft?
No, FriendsForMinecraft is a different service than Minecraft, you will create a unique email and password for use with FriendsForMinecraft.
If I install and/or use FriendsForMinecraft, is my Minecraft.net password ever at risk of being seen, stored or used?
Absolutely not! We do not sniff, see, use, store or desire to get access to your Minecraft.net password at any time in any way. Many 3rd party services validate against the Minecraft.net service, we do the same.
How does FriendsForMinecraft know what my Minecraft.net gamertag is?
When you log in to Minecraft and are authenticated by Minecraft.net, we determine that you are the rightful owner of the Minecraft.net username you logged into Minecraft with.
Ok... so you promise you don't see, store or use my Minecraft.net password at all?
Pinky swear it. We care deeply about FriendsForMinecraft, it would be really stupid of us to risk our reputation by doing something careless with your information, including your minecraft.net password....which... we never, ever see.
You are basically a Minecraft client mod right?
Partly, the FriendsForMinecraft service actually has a handful of clients (web, iOS and Minecraft client mod). Our Minecraft client mod is just one of the clients you can use to interact with the FriendsForMinecraft service. Installing Minecraft client mods is a common practice people do everyday to enhance the Minecraft game experience.
Will FriendsForMinecraft get me banned on my favorite servers?
We have done extensive private beta testing with the FriendsForMinecraft client mod. We have not seen or heard of FriendsForMinecraft client mod having any issues with a Minecraft server. If you experience an issue logging into a server after installing the FriendsForMinecraft client mod, please contact us at email@example.com.
I have a question that I'd like to ask to the FriendsForMinecraft team. How do I do that?
A few ways, you can send email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can leave feedback/ ask questions at our http://friendsforminecraft.uservoice.com, or form within the FriendsForMinecraft mod client or FriendsForMinecraft iOS app, just send us a message from either the friends list or the mail chest to Friends4MC... you are following us, and we are following you by default... just consider us your first friend!
How do I post an image?
Glad you asked... hit F4 function key (MacOSX fn+F4 keys) and watch what happens. :-)
COOOOL! How do I see everyone's images and vote / comment on them?
Download the FriendsForMinecraft iPhone app and/or login at the FriendsForMinecraft web client at http://ffmpic.com to see awesome image browsing/commenting and voting features. See post popular, most voted, most commented, trending images.. We didn't think you'd be wanting to browse images while you are playing Minecraft.....so that's why it's not in the FriendsForMinecraft mod client. If you think we're wrong to assume that...then tell us at http://friendsforminecraft.uservoice.com.
I am a server admin, what does the FriendsForMinecraft client mod do? Does it provide cheating powers in any way?
The FriendsForMinecraft client mod gives users FourSquare and Facebook-like features. FriendsForMinecraft users can add friends and send messages back and forth. They can check-in to your server, vote on it, take images, etc. The more popular your server is, whether that be visits, votes, images, check-ins, number of unique users, etc... the more traffic you will get from the FriendsForMinecraft server explorer feature. Our goal is to make it easy for FriendsForMinecraft users to find cool servers through their social network... so if you wish to get more users visiting you, then the FriendsForMinecraft client mod is your friend.
Ok...so another server admin question. What if someone hacks the FriendsForMinecraft mod client and enables cheats I do not want my server.
Yes, we have thought about that too and are doing everything possible to protect everyone from that (including FriendsForMinecraft reputation!). We don't want to go into the details of how we protect the FriendsForMinecraft mod client from client hacks, but please be assured that it's at the top of our priorities and receives our utmost attention. If you hear, see or believe that the FriendsForMinecraft mod client has been compromised in any fashion, please feel free to contact me (creator of FriendsForMinecraft) personally at email@example.com with the subject line of 'FriendsForMinecraft security'.
One more server admin question. I want prevent client mod cheats, but I want to allow FriendsForMinecraft on my server. Can I work with the FriendsForMinecraft team to help make that happen?
Yes, we are working solutions that should give confidence to server admins that the FriendsForMinecraft is safe and unaltered from hackers. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line of 'FriendsForMinecraft partnership' to discuss with us.
Oh wait.... one more server admin question. I LOVE all of the traffic that FriendsForMinecraft sends my way.... users with their friends with them seems to improve the atmosphere and makes it more fun for everyone... including me. How can I make sure my server stays at the top of the FriendsForMinecraft server lists?
That's awesome to hear... we also think that the social aspects of FriendsForMinecraft can improve the Minecraft experience for everyone...users and server admins. What you can do to improve your FriendsForMinecraft server rankings is just do a good job of being a great server admin and host awesome worlds and games. We use a combination of visits, repeat users, votes, images and some other techniques to ensure that the best servers are at the top of the list.