How to install Minecraft Forge and download mods

  • You can install Minecraft Forge from the Forge website, where it will be free to download.
  • Minecraft Forge is an add-on for “Minecraft: Java Edition” that allows you to install and enable mods.
  • Make sure you download the version of Minecraft Forge that is compatible with your standard “Minecraft” version.
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“Minecraft” is famous for how many mods there are, and how easy they are to install. These mods can be practical – like creating something new – or they can add fun themed elements to your game, such as new game modes.

To install these mods, you need to use a free add-on called Minecraft Forge. This allows you to customize “Minecraft: Java Edition” with mods.

Here ‘s how to install Minecraft Forge, and use it to install mods.

How to add mod to Minecraft

Forge doesn’t come with built-in mods, so you have to find them yourself. You can find all kinds of “Minecraft” mods through Google, and websites like

Minecraft Mods

There are thousands of “Minecraft” mods, with new ones being added every day.

As soon as you find an attractive one, save the file to your newly created Forge mods folder. The address on your PC is: C: Users [your username] AppData Roaming .minecraft mods

On a Mac, it will: [your computer’s name] > Macintosh HD> Users> [your username] > Library> Application Support> minecraft> mods

instead of [your username], enter the name of the account you are using on your computer.

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You can search for “Mods” if you have trouble finding your Minecraft Mods folder.

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Once you have done that, you can check that the mod is enabled by clicking on the “Mods” tab on the main “Minecraft” tab (see above), and the then confirm that the mod is listed in the left column under the “Minecraft” version you are running.

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The Zombie Extreme mod gives you “Minecraft,” but with extra powerful zombies.

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For more information on installing mods, as well as instructions on how to install resource / texture packages (a different type of mod), check out our article, “How to install ‘Minecraft’ mods and packages resources to completely restart your game. “