Minecraft is the best-selling video game in the history of video games. This is due to the many options the title brings to the table where gameplay is concerned. Not only that, but players have a lot of freedom to explore the world of Minecraft and do almost whatever they want. Not many popular games offer such diversity, but it doesn’t end there because if a player wants to extend what Minecraft can do, the ability is there to install mods. A simple mod can deliver several more hours of gameplay, along with unique things not seen in the original game.
How to install Minecraft Mods on PC using Forge
In this article, we are going to focus on the PC version of the game, or better yet, the Java Edition of Minecraft. Yes, it is only possible to install mods on Minecraft Java Edition at this time because, for some reason unknown to us, Mojang is not willing to support community mods on the Bedrock Edition.
To begin, we have to get our hands on a tool known as Forge since there is no other better way to accomplish this task.
- Download Forge
- Download the Mods
- Navigate to the Minecraft folder
- Create a folder within .minecraft folder
- Move downloaded mods to the new folder
1] Download Forge
Visit the official Forge website and download the recommended version of the software. Avoid all other versions if you want smooth and consistent performance throughout.
2] Download the mods
The next step, then, is to download the mods you want for your version of Minecraft: Java Edition. We suggest using CurseForge, one of the best repositories of mods and mod packs right now on the web. Alternatively, you can give the likes of At Launcher and Technic a try as well.
3] Navigate to the Minecraft folder
Press the Windows key + R to open the Run box. Usually, this box appears at the bottom-left corner of your screen so you can’t miss it.
Once the Run box is up and ready, type %appdata% and hit the Enter key.
This should bring you directly to the Roaming folder. Look for a folder within called .minecraft and open it.
4] Create a folder within .minecraft
Right-click inside of the folder and select New > Folder. Give it a name and hit Enter.
5] Move downloaded mods to the new folder
Finally, open the newly created folder and move the mods you’ve recently downloaded to it.
Install Minecraft mod packs using CurseForge Launcher
CurseForge, from our point of view, makes everything much easier since it comes with its own version of the Minecraft launcher. By using the CurseForge launcher, there will be no need to install Forge by itself because CurseForge will handle the entire process.
For example, you can use it to browse for and install Minecraft mods and mod packs with relative ease.
- Download and install CurseForge
- Browse for mods
- Play the game
1] Download and install CurseForge
To move forward, please visit the official website of CurseForge, and from there, download and install the file to your Windows computer.
2] Browse for mods
After installing the software t your computer, please launch it, then go on ahead and search for the mods you want. Each mod has an install button right next to it, so click that to have the Minecraft mod installed without problems.
3] Play the game
When you’re done installing, hit the Play button from within CurseForge and that’s it, you’re done so enjoy yourself.
How to install Minecraft Mods on consoles
It is not possible to install mods on consoles due to a lack of support, and also because the version on these devices is Minecraft: Bedrock Edition. However, console players can install add-ons from the marketplace. Unlike mods on PC, these add-ons are not freely attainable, and they are mostly limited to texture packs and skins.
- Open Minecraft
- Select the Marketplace
- Choose your add-ons
- Purchase mods
- Apply the add-on
1] Open Minecraft
The first thing to do here as expected, is to launch Minecraft from your console, whether it be Xbox, PlayStation, or Nintendo.
2] Select the Marketplace
From the home screen, you must find the Marketplace and select it to open.
3] Choose your add-ons
Once the Marketplace is up and running, you can go ahead and locate the skins and texture packs that best fit your mood.
4] Purchase mods
After finding the ones you want, select them and then ensure you have your Credit Card or Minecoins ready to go.
5] Apply the add-on
When you’ve completed the purchase, open the World Settings from within Minecraft, then click on Behavior Pack or Resource Pack and enable your add-on.
Bear in mind the Minecraft Marketplace is also accessible on Windows through your favorite web browser. The official website contains all the resources available on consoles. You can also purchase content for your console, PC, and mobile as well.
Do Minecraft mods harm your computer?
Minecraft mods do not harm computers, but there are cases where individuals distribute malware through Minecraft mods. With that in mind, one must always scan mods with their favorite anti-virus tool for potential issues.
Can you install mods on Minecraft Windows edition?
No, this is not possible at this time. However, it is possible to install add-ons, though they are vastly inferior to mods. We have no idea if Mojang plans to change this in the near or distant future.
Is Minecraft Java Edition free?
No, it is not. However, you can play the original Minecraft in your web browser for free. Just bear in mind that it comes with all original bugs and the Survival game mode is not supported.
Is Minecraft Java Edition better than Bedrock Edition?
Bedrock Edition is better because the engine for that version of Minecraft was designed from the ground up for PC, Consoles, and Mobile. Users will find that it performs much better, even on lower-end hardware when compared to the Java Edition.