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How To Install Fabric 1.17 / 1.17.1 - Mods & Loader

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Read this fast guide on know how to install the Minecraft Fabric Loader! Get to know how to change Fabric 1.17 and 1.17.1 versions, and how to download & run Minecraft Fabric mods!!!

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How To Install Fabric Loader

How To Install Fabric

Download Fabric
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Download the latest Fabric Loader on Fabric's website. Choose Universal/JAR if you are using macOS or Windows/.EXE if you are using Windows.
2After the download finishes, run the Fabric Loader file
Select the version that you want to download
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Select the version of Minecraft that you want to mod by using the drop down window beside "Loader Version:".
* Mod compatibility is dependent on the version of Minecraft that you will install
4"Install Location" can be left untouched if you installed Minecraft to its default location. If the location of Minecraft is correct, press "Install" and wait for the "successfully installed" window to pop-up
Fabric API Download
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Next, we download the API to ensure compatibility with mods. Go to this Curseforge page to download the API.
* Download the API of the version that you want to run your mods on
Move Fabric API to mod folder
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Move the downloaded API to Minecraft's mod folder.
* For Windows, press the Windows Key + R, then type in '%appdata%\.minecraft\mods
** You can make a folder here to store unused Fabric mods
7Open the Minecraft Launcher and select the drop down window to the left of the "PLAY" button
Select Minecraft Fabric version
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Select "fabric-loader-xxxx" where the x is the version of Minecraft that you want to play.
*If you have multiple versions of Fabric, you can swap them here.
9Press "PLAY". If it's your first time to run that version of Fabric, a pop-up will appear. You can ignore it and press "PLAY" to finally enjoy Minecraft with Fabric!

How To Change Fabric Versions

Minecraft Fabric Version
▲ Check here for the Minecraft/Fabric version

Run the Fabric Loader and select the version that you want to install on your Minecraft. Note that you may have to move incompatible mods from the mod folder as the game will try to run them, causing a crash. You also have to download the appropriate Fabric API to ensure proper running of compatible mods.

How To Change To Fabric 1.17.1

Fabric 1.17.1

Fabric 1.17.1 is already available and ready with the fixes and improvements of the latest Minecraft. Just follow the steps mentioned above and set the "Loader Version" to 1.17.1. If you installed Minecraft in its default directory, you do not need to touch anything other than "Install".

Minecraft Update 1.17.1 Patch Notes

Download Fabric 1.17.1 API

download the latest fabric API

Together with the latest Fabric mod loader, you must also download the latest Fabric API and place it inside your mods folder. Fabric API 1.17.1 is currently available and downloadable on Curse Forge.

How To Install Fabric Mods

1Download a Fabric-compatible mod on trusted sites like Curseforge
2Move the downloaded mod to Minecraft's mod folder.
* For Windows, press the Windows Key + R, then type in '%appdata%\.minecraft\mods
3Run Minecraft the Minecraft Launcher and choose "fabric-loader-xxxx" located on the left side of the green "PLAY" button
4Press "PLAY". If there are no conflicts between the mods, Minecraft, and Fabric, your game will run just fine
5Enjoy the mod!

Ensure Fabric Mod Compatibility

Make sure that the mod that you want to play with is compatible with your Fabric and Fabric API. It can be a bit troublesome but it's worth it once you get Minecraft running with mods.

Fabric Mod Checklist

  • Download a Fabric mod that you like
  • Is the mod compatible to your Fabric version? If not, change the version
  • Is your Fabric API compatible to your Fabric version? If not, download a new Fabric API
  • Run Minecraft to check

Some Mods Are Not Fabric-Compatible

Unfortunately, some mods are not available to be played on Fabric modded Minecraft. You might have to look for alternatives to them. On the other hand, you can also install Forge, a Minecraft mod similar to Fabric, for more modding options.

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