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I'm kinda new on this, and need some help. I had MC on my windows with mods, when changing to Ubuntu I got the same version. I tried to install the mods I had on my windows but I cannot make it work, because there's no .minecraft file nor %appdata%. I followed instructions like copying modloader into the .jar file, which didn't work and other stuff Can you help me, please?

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Follow the directions below but also when installing mods, either follow a Linux directions list or Mac directions, the process for both Mac and Linux are relatively the same. –  Weylin Schreck Oct 9 '12 at 3:06

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Ubuntu shows folders a bit differently, and organizes them in a different fashion.

Open your home folder. Press Ctrl+H. You should now see it as "dot-folders" are usually hidden. This assumes you have run minecraft as your user previously. If you haven't, run it, doing a few things in it(just to get it to create its config files).

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I've done it, and I found one, but the Windows one (I've got all the files for Windows, MAC and Ubuntu) the .jar inside is the same as the one I run for playing normally. I just tried pasting the mods in it, modifying it, and it doesn't run. Running the other file, runs with no mods. D: I must be doing something wrong... –  Alexander Holman Oct 9 '12 at 3:32
I don't really work with Minecraft, but I'll ask some acquaintances about this. –  hexafraction Oct 9 '12 at 10:27

It's very simple to access it.

Open up Minecraft. If you haven't logged in yet, then do so, the at a corner of the window press the button that says "Edit Profile".

Then there's a button at the bottom that says "Open Game Dir" which will open the .minecraft folder you're looking for.

That's all there is to it.

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