In this Instructable we will learn how to install mods. Mods open a whole new realm to Minecraft.
Step 1: What Is a Mod?
A Mod, simply, is an "addon" made for Minecraft that normally adds items into the game.
There are thousands of mods, some add cars, chocolate milk, coffee, or even space!
Basically, anything you can think of there is a mod for it, even Star Wars, which is very cool:
In this instructable, we will install a popular mod called "MrCrayfish's Furniture Mod"
and "Mo'Creatures mod"
MrCrayfish's Furniture Mod adds objects like: a stove,toaster,microwave,shower,couch and even a TV.
Mo'Creatures Mod adds animals like: turkeys, zebras, sharks, dolphins, and insects.
Installing Mods may ruin Minecraft, which is Highly unlikely. If so re-install Minecraft.
Continue at your own risk.
Note: All credit and images goes to the modders themselves. I am not responsible for any errors that might occur.
Step 2: Installing the Forge
To install a mod, you need to download Minecraft Forge.
Forge makes it possible for the mods to connect to Minecraft.
To install Forge, click this link to their site: Minecraft Forge
Select on the side panel of the website the version of Minecraft you are using, otherwise the mods won't work.
For this tutorial, we will use 1.12.2 which is the latest version of Minecraft at this time.
Click the Recommended Windows Installer button for Windows, Or for Mac
the Installer button (it looks like a bin)
Now open the file and select the "Install Client" than click OK.
You finished installing Forge!
Step 3: Download Your Mods
You can download any mod you like as long As it matches the Forge and Minecraft version you are using!
For this tutorial we will install MrCrayfish's Furniture Mod and Mo'Creatures Mod.
Click the links to the websites:
Custom Mob Spawner Mod (needed for Mo'Creatures to work)
Scroll down to find the download links, and click 1.12.2 on each website to download them.
Your browser might say they may be harmful and ask you if you want to keep them, if so click "Keep"
Step 4: Installing Mods
Installing a Mod is very simple it is just a matter of copying and pasting.
But, first we will make a backup of your worlds just in case the mods ruin them.
To do this we will press the Windows key and R. Then enter this into the Run box:
This will open the folder where Minecraft is.
On Mac copy and paste this into the path directory:
Now copy and paste the "saves" folder to the desktop, this is the backup. If your worlds get ruined, just delete the saves folder and copy the saves folder from the desktop to the Minecraft folder.
This has never happened to me yet in my years of using mods, but I do it as a precautionary measure :)
Now in the same Minecraft folder, make a new folder and name it "mods" (lowercase)
Now drag and drop the 3 (three) mods you downloaded into this folder.
You finished installing your Mods!
Step 5: Run Minecraft
To run Minecraft with Mods, open you Minecraft Launcher,
If you have the old launcher, you should see "Version" in the bottom left corner, click the box than scroll down to "1.12.2 Forge" It may have numbers next to it as well, but ignore those.
In the new Minecraft Launcher click "Launcher options" select "Add New" and name it "Forge".
You should see "Version", click the box next to it, scroll down and select "1.12.2 Forge". Then click "Save".
Next to the play button, there is an arrow, click it and select the Forge profile you created, then click "Play"
Have fun and enjoy your Mods!
Step 6: The End
When installing Mods, normally add them one by one, and test Minecraft to see if they work, because sometimes Minecraft will crash because it doesn't like the mod and you'll be fishing for the mod that keeps crashing the game.
If you want to install a mod that uses an older Minecraft version, you will need to install Forge for that version as well. And make sure to remove all the old mods from the mods folder because they only work with the newer version of Minecraft.
Thanks for reading this tutorial, I hope it helped :)
If I failed to mention something, feel free to comment ;)
Note: All credit goes to the modders and Forge.
I am not responsible for anything that might happen to your Minecraft. If something goes wrong please re-install Minecraft.