Mods are additional content often created by the community to spice up games with new modes, tools, scenarios, etc. In Minecraft, mods are extremely popular as they fit like a game style glove and are very easy to install. Check out the walkthrough of how to install Mods on Minecraft in 2019!

1. Install Rift and / or Forge

The first step to installing mods in Minecraft is to install a Mod Loader, ie a program that manages and executes mods within the game. By far the most popular are Rift and Forge, since most mods you find on the Internet have these programs as requirements. You are not required to download both programs, but it is advisable for you to run as many mods as you like and it costs nothing.

Downloading and Installing Rift

First, click here to download Rift and the following screen will appear: Choose your Minecraft version and download the file by clicking one of the arrows. Because it is a ".jar" file, your browser will probably warn you about the risks of downloading but don't worry. This warning always appears when it comes to java files. After downloading the Rift java file, right-click > Open With> Java . If the option is not available, just click on "Choose another application" and search for the program. There, Rift will be installed immediately.

Downloading and Installing Forge

Regarding Forge the process is similar. First, click here to download it and the following screen will appear: The tab on the left side of the screen provides previous versions of the program to choose from according to your Minecraft. Choose the "installer" option. The next screen will show some advertisement. To start the download, simply click the red "Skip" button in the upper right corner of the screen. As with Rift, a risk warning will appear and you should ignore it. After downloading, right-click > Open With> Java . A small installer will launch and you just have to hit OK to finish the process.

2. Downloading and Installing Mods in Minecraft

From here, the process for downloading, installing, and running mods is the same for both programs downloaded above. To find the mods, a simple google search is sufficient since there are numerous websites devoted to the subject. For convenience, here is a list of some of the most famous:
  • Planet minecraft
  • Minecraft Mods
  • Minecraft CurseForge
  • Minecraftsix
  • 9Minecraft
Follow the instructions on the websites you choose to download the desired mods. All articles are .jar, so you already know you shouldn't worry about the warning. After downloading the mods, you should gather them in a folder called "mods" inside the Minecraft folder. To make it easier, run the game by going to Startup Options> Create New and clicking the green arrow in the "Game Directory" option. When opening, create the “mods” folder and throw the downloaded files there. To run the mods, still in the Startup Options> Create New menu , go to the “Version” option and find the version of Rift / Forge you downloaded. If it's the first time running mods, there will only be one version of these programs. Then go back to the launcher home screen, click on the tab next to the "Play" button and choose the program and version you selected from the previous menu. Okay, your game will start with the mods installed. Click here to see more Minecraft tips and tutorials!

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