I've looked up a lot of tutorials on YouTube and all of them only work for versions of Minecraft prior to 1.7.9.
I first got a Minecraft Coder Pack (MCP) off of this website, but then realized that only decompiles Minecraft 1.6.4. Then I found a more recent MCP (that's not on the website for some reason) and it is version 9.03, downloaded here. This decompiles Minecraft version 1.7.2 (when I followed this video's instructions, I run the decompile.bat file and it says
Json file not found in C:\Users\mike\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft\versions\1.7.2\1.7.2.json).
Basically I can't decompile Minecraft 1.7.9, but I can decompile older versions. However, I don't have any older versions downloaded onto my computer. I have only 1.7.9.
Then I tried using Forge, but realized that most videos were using versions of Minecraft prior to 1.6.4, meaning they use the bin folder that does not exist anymore. Even after trying to figure that out as well, the decompiling would never work. I tried to do what this video did, but couldn't replicate it. Then I finally looked at this video about using Forge and I could replicate it, but this didn't decompile Minecraft. It just set up a workspace in Eclipse that I'm not sure how to use.
I can decompile Minecraft 1.6.4 and 1.7.2 but I can't decompile version 1.7.9. Should I download an older version of Minecraft, wait for an MCP for 1.7.9, or something else? Is there something I'm missing, where I actually can decompile and mod Minecraft 1.7.9?