For those who have played a great deal of vanilla Minecraft, your tastes might shift towards something that is not within the base game. Mods are what are being referred to of course, and when mods are incorporated into your Minecraft game, there is a multitude of possibilities that were previously out of your reach. For those who are new to the modding world, however, you might be unaware as to how to install mods into your Minecraft. Here you shall learn how to do so in the most effective ways possible.
The first and one of the most popular options for incorporating mods into your game is through the Forge program. Firstly, you will need to download Forge in order to use it. It has its own website that can be accessed through the link below:
Website link: Minecraft Forge
The reason why Forge will be of great use to you is that it will allow you to organize your installed mods and act as a program in-game to use them more efficiently.
Think of it as a mod assistant program dedicated solely towards Minecraft.
In a Nutshell:
Firstly, download Forge from its own website. Then, visit any mod site such as Minecraftmods.com and download your preferred mod. Some mods however will be in zip folders. From there copy the mod file and then go to the launch options of your Minecraft launch app. You’ll then be greeted with the Game Directory folder. Click on to access all your Minecraft game folders. Once there, you will see a mods folder, paste your downloaded mod file here.
You will then go to any mod site such as Minecraftmods.com and download your preferred mod.
It is easily one of the most commonly used sites when it comes to downloading modifications and should be a good start for those who are new to modding in general. You will be introduced to a plethora of different options as far as mods go, and from there you should have an idea as to what you would want to work with.
Some mods however will be in zip folders so you may need to extract it before you can properly use it. From there you’ll want to copy the mod file and then go to the launch options of your Minecraft launch app. You’ll then be greeted with the Game Directory folder which you will then click on to access all your Minecraft game folders.
Once there you will see a mods folder which is where you will paste your downloaded mod file into. After this has all been done, you will then proceed to launch your game and then take care to choose the Minecraft Forge version of your game which will allow you to load all of your mods in an orderly fashion so that they may load in a non-conflicting matter.
As you can see, Installing your first mods can be a bit of a time-consuming, but an otherwise straightforward process that allows you to access the many different mods that people create on the internet. With Forge, you will be able to access a great number of mods with ease, and you will be able to partake in mods that can add new items to the game that were previously out of your reach, embark you upon personally created storylines by those who love the game or add brand new concepts thought impossible. You have the blueprint for gaining all of these perks. It is now up to you to capitalize upon them.