How to install Minecraft Forge?

Minecraft Forge to reduce existing Minecraft mod incompatibilities or iron them out completely.

Minecraft Forge API For Minecraft

All new Minecraft Forge versions come standard with in-built installers. The installation steps below apply to v1.8 and previous versions

  1. Download the latest available version of Minecraft Forge
  2. Open the Minecraft.jar file using or 7zip or WinRAR (located in your “/.minecraft/bin” folder)
  3. Open the mod zip file (drag and drop the mod zip files and folders into jar)
  4. Delete META-INF located inside jar
  5. Launch Minecraft to check if the installation completed successfully

For Minecraft 1.11.x

Step 1:

Download and run the new Minecraft launcher at least once.

Step 2:

Download the latest version of Minecraft Forge installer, choose the installer option.

Step 3:

Run the downloaded jar file. It will open a menu as shown below:

Step 4:

Press OK, and this will appear:

Step 5:

Open the Minecraft Launcher and select the new Forge profile

Step 6:

Enter your username and password and launch the game at least once.

Step 7:

Minecraft Forge will now have generated its folders in %APPDATA%.minecraft. Place mods into your %APPDATA%.minecraftmods folder as you have in the past.

Step 8:

Run from the Minecraft launcher through the Forge profile and profit?!?!

For Minecraft 1.5 and below

  • Open your Minecraft launcher.
  • Open the “Options” menu near the “login” button
  • Use the link in the Options menu to open the .minecraft directory
  • Navigate to the bin folder.
  • Download the latest version of Minecraft Forge, choose the universal option.
  • Open minecraft.jar and the Forge version you downloaded with appropriate archive software. (i.e WinRAR, 7-Zip)
  • Drag all contents from Forge into the minecraft.jar
  • Delete the META-INF folder from the minecraft.jar
  • Close both minecraft.jar and Forge download.
  • Go back to the .minecraft directory.

For Windows users, you just have to run install.cmd. If you’re on linux, you need to copy files and apply patch manually for now, A for linux users too is on the way.