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How To Mod Minecraft Fast - Forge Guide

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Want to mod your Minecraft game? Read this guide on how to install mods in Minecraft using Forge fast! Includes easy to understand steps, how to change Forge version, and tips!

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How To Download Forge 1.17

How To Install Mods With Forge

Installing Mods Procedure Quick-Chart

Installing Minecraft Forge
1
Minecraft Forge
Go to the Minecraft Forge to download Forge
2
downloading forge latest version
Select the Forge version that you want to download
There are a lot of versions listed here but don't worry! If this is your first time, choose the latest Forge version
3Run the downloaded .jar fileRun the downloaded .jar file. It should be named something like "Forge 1.16-xx-installer.jar"
In order to install Forge, you need to have Java Development Kit (JDK) installed on your PC or Mac
4
Specify your Minecraft
Specify your Minecraft's install directory and select "Install client"
There is no need to edit this if you installed Minecraft on your default directory
Minecraft Java Edition
To confirm if you have successfully installed Forge, check the lower left corner of the Minecraft Launcher window
Installing Mods
5
Curseforge
Go to a Minecraft mod website
For this example, we will use the website CurseForge.com
6
Select a mod
Search for the mod that you need, then select a mod from the list
7
Download The Mod
Download the mod
Check version compatibility before downloading. In CurseForge, you can check this using the "Relations" tab
8
move to download folder
Move the mod from your download folder to your Minecraft's mod folder
For Windows, press the Windows Key + R, then type in '%appdata%\.minecraft\mods
9
Open the launcher
Open the Minecraft Launcher
10
Minecraft Java Edition
At the lower left part of the window, choose the Forge version and press the green "PLAY" button
11
Minecraft Java Edition
Run Minecraft with Forge enabled
Running the mods require you to have a compatible version of Forge. Change Forge versions by repeating steps 1~4 and downloading a different version of Forge

Default Install Minecraft

To make the modding process easier, we suggest that you install Minecraft on its recommended default directory. This makes other mods and version changing way easier as you don't have to edit the install directory.

(!) Download Mods From Safe Sites

Download mods from websites that are proven to be safe. Research which sites are okay and keep away from ones that are sketchy. Check the forums for site reviews and to know where most people download their mods.

Mod Site
CurseForge

Ensure Mod Compatibility

Ensure Mod Compatibility

Before downloading mods, make sure that they are compatible with your version of Minecraft Forge. If the mod is not compatible, an error screen will display, telling you what you need to do to run the mod.

Some Mods Require Other Mods

Some Mods Require Other Mods

Some mods require different mods in order to run. Make sure that all mods are compatible with your version of Minecraft Forge first before running them.

In CurseForge, related mods can be viewed under the "Relations" tab.

Store Mods In A Separate Folder

It is very likely that you will download mods for different versions of Minecraft. When changing versions, do not delete them and just store them inside folders in your mod folder.

What Is Forge?

Mod To Use Mods

Minecraft Forge

Forge is a mod that allows users to easily install and enable mods. It is highly compatible with the latest Minecraft Java Edition versions and is frequently being updated. Another thing is that you can easily change versions to play mods.

Alternative To Fabric

Fabric is another Minecraft mod that loads other Minecraft mods. You can also have Fabric on your Minecraft to increase your mod options. Unfortunately, some Fabric mods have no Forge equivalents and you may have to find alternatives to them.

How To Install Fabric

Only Works With Java Edition

Minecraft Java Edition

Forge is only compatible with the Java Edition of Minecraft. If you bought the Minecraft Bedrock Edition (Windows 10), you won't be able to use its features to install mods.

Check Out Which Editions To Get Here!

How To Install Forge

1
Minecraft Forge
Go to the Minecraft Forge to download Forge
2
downloading forge latest version
Select the Forge version that you want to download
There are a lot of versions listed here but don't worry! If this is your first time, choose the latest Forge version
3Run the downloaded .jar fileRun the downloaded .jar file. It should be named something like "Forge 1.16-xx-installer.jar"
4
Specify your Minecraft
Specify your Minecraft's install directory and select "Install client"
There is no need to edit this if you installed Minecraft on your default directory
5
Open the launcher
Open the Minecraft Launcher
6
Minecraft Java Edition
At the lower left part of the window, choose the Forge version and press the green "PLAY" button

How To Change Forge Version

1Go to the Minecraft Forge website
2Select the Forge version that you want to download
3Run the downloaded .jar file. It should be named something like "Forge 1.16-xx-installer.jar"
4Specify your Minecraft's install directory
There is no need to edit this if you installed Minecraft on your default directory
5Open the launcher
6At the lower left part of the window, choose the Forge version that you want to run
7At the lower left part of the window, choose the Forge version and press the green "PLAY" button

Process Similar To Installation

The process to change Forge version is similar to the installation steps above. The only difference is that you need to download a different version of Forge.

Store All Your Forge Version Files

Once you have downloaded several versions of Forge, keep them inside a separate folder. With this, if you need to reinstall a specific version of Forge, you do not need to redownload them from the site.

Recommended Minecraft Mods To Install

Performance Boosting Mods

Mods that help your PC run Minecraft faster and more efficiently are one of the most recommended to install. These will allow you to play Minecraft in a smoother manner so you can enjoy it to the fullest.

Visuals-Enhancing Mods

There are tons of visual enhancement mods that you can find online for Minecraft. These change the lighting, textures, and shading of the game, making it more immersive and interesting to look at. Note that running these mods may require a more formidable PC hardware setup.

Check Out The Best Shaders Here!

Additional Content Mods

Mods such as dungeon packs, botany packs, and decoration packs all make Minecraft a much more fun game to play.

Try Out These Mods!

What Are Minecraft Mods?

User Created Content To Enhance Minecraft Gameplay

Mods are mostly created by Minecraft fans and players to further enhance their experience in the game. These usually add more content, change visuals, or provide an easier time at surviving in every Minecraft biome.

May Have Bugs & Errors

As mods are content done by users, some may have bugs or errors in them. This may appear in the form of some items not working as they are intended. Check the mod's changelog or updates to see if there are any errors to expect.

Can Have Compatibility Issues

When you're sure about adding mods to your Minecraft game, be sure to check the compatibility between your version of Minecraft, your mod loader software, and the mod itself to prevent errors in your games.

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