# How do I decompile Minecraft?

I'm trying to get started modding Minecraft. I opened up the minecraft.jar file in Eclipse, but it doesn't contain what I expected.

In this tutorial the presenter decompiles minecraft.jar and finds things like armor and blocks packages, but when I put my minecraft.jar file (from [user]\appdata\roaming\.minecraft) into Eclipse, I only see Apache and Ydggrassil authentication and such.

What am I doing wrong?

• This question should be closed as an attempt at a breach of copywrite. – War Aug 10 '14 at 18:00
• This topic is perfectly acceptable here, but I am not really sure this is a good question for this site. – user1430 Aug 10 '14 at 18:08
• fair enough, someone pointed out that EULA allows this (wierd but cool) :) – War Aug 10 '14 at 18:10
• Why is this not a good question for this site? – vroomvsr Aug 10 '14 at 18:29
• @Wardy Just to seal it with a reference: Here's the EULA. It says "If you've bought the Game, you may play around with it and modify it." – Anko Aug 12 '14 at 15:18