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Adding Mods to Your Minecraft: How to Add them the right way?

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avatar Saracalia
Level 65 : High Grandmaster Hero
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'TOne thing I have seen a lot is people saying they have these errors when they add mods to Minecraft, and a lot of those people have added these mods in the wrong way! So, I thought I might create this tutorial here on how to add mods to your Minecraft, without having these issues!

These days, adding mods couldn't be any more simple than what it used to be. But to most people, it is still a pain. For this tutorial, I will be using my own computer, and showing you guys on how to do this!

1. FORGE: ALWAYS USE THE RECOMMENDED BUILD!
This is one thing I see people messing up on, is the Forge Build that they're using. A simple mistake, but can be easily dealt with! When you come to the Forge Download page, it is always best to use the recommended build of Forge, and not the latest.

When installing Forge, you will always want to download the version with the links to the right, than the left, as with the latest Forge Builds, it is all buggy, and well, not fully stable. This can lead to problems with your Minecraft and adding the mods, as it could lead you to think that mods are all bugged out when it is nothing to do with the mods.

2. PLACING THE MODS IN THE CORRECT FOLDER!
Another thing I have picked up on is people not putting the mods in the correct area. And then complaining that either Minecraft won't pick up the mods, or Minecraft Crashes on them.


There will be some mods though that have different installation requirements, and you may have to read on how to install those mods carefully! If you're installing mods from Flans, remember, Flans mod goes into the /mods folder while content packs of Flans Mod goes into /Flan folder!

3. READING DESCRIPTION OF MOD PAGES CAREFULLY!
Some mods will have requirements, whether it is with Forge or your computer! You gotta read these sort of things carefully as if you can't meet to the requirements of the mod pages itself, then you'll have problems in future until you fix it up. For example, DecoCraft, this is one great mod, and this has a requirement of dedicating 2GB of memory to your Minecraft!

It isn't really that hard to add more memory to your Minecraft. And depending on how much "RAM" you have is how much you can add!

4. JAVA! 64-bit WON'T WORK WITH A 32-bit OS!
And last but not least, Java! Everyone seems to think that if you run a x64 Java on a x86 OS works? Well, this is a common problem I have mainly came across with people trying to add mods to Minecraft. It actually doesn't. Running an 64-bit Java on a 32-bit system will cause a bit of conflict between Java creating a virtual machine to well, running and having mods in Minecraft. (There are other reasons too, just not too 100% sure on what they are). And if your computer is a x86 running an x86 Java, then there will be mods that you can not run because you can not dedicate the memory to your Minecraft. How ever though, if you have a x64 OS, you should have no problems running an x64 version of Java!

5. USING THE CORRECT VERSION OF THE MOD IN THE CORRECT MINECRAFT VERSION!
Again, something I have picked up, and people who never played with Mods before... I have seen people requesting some 1.7.10 mods for 1.8 and then there are those who are new to Minecraft and playing with mods that install the mods and attempt to play them in the wrong Minecraft version! Again as posted earlier, read the description of the mod carefully, and make sure you place them in the correct Minecraft Version that you're playing. Some mods will have older versions for older versions of Minecraft, so it maybe handy for you to take a look at that also and use those old versions of the mods in older Minecraft versions if you're playing an old Minecraft version (e.g 1.6.4).

6. JAVA 32-bit: YOU CAN'T ALLOCATE MORE THAN 1GB OF MEMORY TO YOUR MINECRAFT!
And what can I really say about this? Most modern computers these days have a 64-bit computer, and some still chose to download and install a 32-bit version of Java!

It should say in your system information what sort of system you have, and if you run a 32-bit OS, then you're going to have problems (Read #4 for the reason why)! When you go onto the Java Page, you should click on view all downloads and download the 64-bit Java to run!

Then that way, you can allocate more memory to your Minecraft to do more than you wish!

I hope this maybe a little bit more helpful to some of you these encounter some of these problems!

DOWNLOAD FORGE FROM HERE!
DOWNLOAD JAVA FROM HERE!

REMEMBER NOT TO REPOST SOMEONE ELSES MODS WITHOUT THERE PERMISSION!
Google can be your friend when finding mods, so feel free to search Google for Minecraft Mods!

If you find anything on this page, or wish to fix something up, feel free to send me a message, and I'll be glad to fix it up, and give you credit for it!
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Update #1 : 05/12/2016 10:39:08 pmMay 12th, 2016

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6 replies

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02/06/2016 1:40 am
Level 74 : Legendary Fox
CraftyFoxe
So many people need this
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02/05/2016 10:35 pm
Level 50 : Grandmaster Answer
iiFlamingRoses
This helps a lot! RWBY mod, here I come!
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02/05/2016 3:19 pm
Level 33 : Artisan Electrician
NauticalNonsense
I was so brainfart before this. Now I can dominate the world with my shaders.
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02/05/2016 9:21 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Network
UNDERTALE_CREW
IKR?! XD I thought I followed the exact steps, but every time it didn't work...until I figured out I was doing the latest version of Forge like an idiot who's been hung upside down for ten years. ´╗┐POETIC SIMILIES ARE GONNA END THE WORLD!
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02/06/2016 11:36 am
Level 33 : Artisan Electrician
NauticalNonsense
Well I knew about Forge and Spigot and Bukket for ages, I was just not on that playing field of Minecraft yet. Focusing all of my bananas into building, redstone, etc but ALL computer-related stuff I was never good at.
"Whats a file?"
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02/06/2016 11:41 am
Level 18 : Journeyman Network
UNDERTALE_CREW
lol

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