How to Add Mods to Minecraft

28-Nov-2022

How to Add Mods to Minecraft

Minecraft is undoubtedly one the most exciting games of recent times. It is popular because you can add new characters, terrains, collectibles, change color, and many other exciting features. Mods make it possible to do all this.

This article will show you how to explore Minecraft mods and how to install them on your device to create a new gaming experience.

What are Mods?

Mods are modifications and expansions that allow you to customize different aspects of Minecraft. There are hundreds of mods available that have been created over time by the benevolent Minecraft Community.

Some functionalities mods produce include

- Restock your Hotbar by adding new tools.
- Change your playing speed.
- Modify the appearance of tools and mobs during gameplay.
- Give characters new abilities and powers.
- Change the terrain and landscape

Why are Minecraft Mods so Popular?

Games were much like movies before mods. They only offered a single storyline and you were forced to follow it. The reward system was also fixed and predictable. The result was that games became repetitive and boring quickly.

Mods are endless! The game's almost every aspect can be customized by talented programmers to provide a completely new experience every time you pick it up.

Preparing for Minecraft Mod Install

Before you start modding Minecraft, you should do a few things.

Ensure your device is capable of handling mods. You might upgrade your graphics to the most current version if you are playing on a PC.
Ensure that your device has enough storage. Mods, like all installations, take up space.
- Get familiar with the process of downloading other programs.
Know which edition of the game you are playing. Mods that are specifically designed for certain editions of games may be the best.
Learn how to add mods to Minecraft.
Mods are easy to download and install. However, not all Minecraft editions support mods. You must use the Java edition of Minecraft to be able to use mods. Mods are not supported on consoles or the Bedrock edition. Programmers have created add-ons for the Bedrock edition that serve the same purpose as mods.

Installing mods is easy if you are using the Java edition. There is a catch. Mods are not compatible with regular Minecraft. First, you need to install Forge. This program is designed to integrate mods into Minecraft. Forge is easily installed and is easily available online.

Choose the appropriate install file when downloading Forge. Forge version 1.15.3 must be installed if your mods were built for version 1.5.3.

How to Install Forge on your Minecraft Server

1. Visit http://files.minecraftforge.net/ and download the version of Forge that matches your mods. To add Forge to Mac/Linux you will need to use Installer. Forge can be downloaded using the Windows version.

2. Double-click the installer once the download is complete and hit Run
3. Select Install server.

4. Choose a location where Forge should be installed. We recommend creating a temporary folder on your Desktop for ease of access.

5. Click OK to download Forge files. Do not interrupt the process until all files are downloaded.

6. Find the Forge Universal JAR file in the Forge folders. Change the name of the file to custom.jar.

7. Upload the files to your server via FTP. Because you are uploading multiple files, an FTP client is better than the web FTP interface. After the upload is complete, go to the Control Panel and select the Custom JAR option under Server Type. That's all. You're done!

How to add mods to a Minecraft server

After you have installed Forge on your Minecraft server you can add the mods that you wish.

1. Download the mods you like. These should match the version you have installed of Forge.

2. Upload your mods to your server's /mods directory using FTP. This can be done with FileZilla and its alternatives.

3. After you have uploaded your mods, restart the server to complete it. Important to note that most mods need to be installed on your computer.

How to add mods to Minecraft on Windows 10

Modifying Minecraft on Windows 10 is easy.

1. Download the mods that you want to use. This service is available on several websites, including:
- https://www.minecraftmods.com/
- https://mcreator.net/
- https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods
You can search Google for a specific mod if you are looking for it.
Enter the following into File Explorer to locate the Minecraft directory:
C:Users[yourname]AppDataRoaming.minecraft

2. In Minecraft's directory, create the mods folder. Name the mods folder for convenience.

3. Move the mods that you have downloaded into the mods folder.

4. Close the mods folder, and then run Minecraft.

How to add mods to Minecraft on Mac

Adding Minecraft mods on Mac is the same process as Windows 10.

1. Download the mods that you like.
2. Find the Minecraft directory. There are many ways to do this:
Option 1: Open Finder, then select Go from the menu bar. Next, press the Option key for access to the Library. Next, select Application Support. Then trace Minecraft in the pop-up menu.
Option 2: Use the keyboard shortcut Command + Shift +G
3. In Minecraft's directory, create the mods folder. Name the mods folder for convenience.
4. Move the mods that you have downloaded into the mods folder.
5. Close the mods folder, and then run Minecraft.

How to add mods to Minecraft on Xbox One

1. First, download the mods to a computer.
2. Save the files as a zip file and store them in a cloud service.
3. Open File Downloader on Xbox, and copy the link.
4. Then, open Xbox One Smartglass on your PC and paste the link. For ease of access, ensure that the file you wish to download is appropriately named.
5. To download the files, press Start.
6. Open the local storage folder.
7. Extract the files and then select and copy them all.
8. Right-click outside the storage folder and select Paste

How to add mods to Minecraft on Android

It is not possible to install mods on hand-held Minecraft versions. You can however get add-ons through third-party apps such as BlockLauncher, Mods For Minecraft PE and Add-ons For Minecraft. Here's how to install add-ons for Minecraft on Android.

1. BlockLauncher can be downloaded from the Google Play Store. This works in a similar way to Forge, by integrating add-ons to Minecraft.
2. Go to Google Store again to download Mods for Minecraft PE. This software allows you to access, download, install, and manage mods.

3. Open Mods for Minecraft PE, and choose the mod you wish to install. Click on Install.

Once a mod is installed via Mods for Minecraft PE it will automatically be applied to Minecraft

How to add mods to Minecraft on iPhone

Mods installation on an iPhone is simple.

1. Search for Mods for Minecraft PE in the iOS App Store.

2. To install the app, tap on GET.

3. To install the desired mod, select Install

All mods installed should be applied to your game automatically.

How to add mods to Minecraft on PS4

There are currently no mods for the PS4. Players do have access to addons, but they must be purchased from authorized sources. Here's how you can get add-ons to Minecraft on a PS4.

1. Start Minecraft on your console, and then visit Marketplace from your main menu.

2. Choose from a World, Mashup Pack, Skin Pack or World Pack.

3. Proceed to purchase the add-on you choose using Minecoins and your credit card.

How to add mods to Minecraft Realms

Minecraft Realms offers mods but they have a price. Here's how you can add mods to Minecraft Realms.

1. Launch Minecraft Realms, and visit Marketplace from your main menu.

2. Choose from a World, Mashup Pack, Skin Pack or World Pack.

3. Proceed to purchase the add-on using Minecoins and your credit card.

How to add Mods to Minecraft Bedrock

You can purchase add-ons via the Marketplace if you are playing the Bedrock edition. You will need to spend some money to get the best ones. You get high-quality, reliable mods and very few viruses.

How to add mods to Minecraft Java

Follow the steps below to use mods with the Java edition.

1. Forge can be downloaded and installed.
2. Java mods can be downloaded from a trusted source.
3. In Minecraft's directory, create the mods folder. Name the mods folder for convenience.
4. Move the mods that you have downloaded into the mods folder.
5. Close the mods folder, and then run Minecraft.

How to add Mods to Minecraft Forge

1. Download the mods that you like.
2. In Minecraft's directory, create the mods folder.
3. Move the mods that you have downloaded into the mods folder.
4. Close the mods folder, and then run Minecraft.

Additional FAQs

We have the answers to your questions about Minecraft Mods.

Can you add mods for Minecraft on Nintendo Switch

You cannot add mods to Minecraft for Nintendo Switch. You can however add as many add-ons to Minecraft as you wish.

How can you combine Minecraft mods

Minecraft mods are great because you can combine as many as your heart desires. Add new mods to an existing pack and drop the mod's Jar files into the mods directory. After launching Minecraft, you should be able to use these new mods.

Are there mods that can be added to an existing Minecraft world.

Most mods can be integrated with the existing world without any problems. Sometimes, however, the mod may require world generation. To see all changes, you will need to reset chunks.

Is it safe for Minecraft to install mods?

There are concerns about mods' safety and security, as with all tools downloaded from the internet. Most mod packs are safe and don't pose any danger to your device. It is best to stick with trusted sources. Mods from unreliable sources can contain viruses that could damage your device, enlarge your world, or expose your most important data to third parties.

What is the best way to get Minecraft mods?

CurseForge, whether you're on Windows or Mac is a great place to start if you're a Windows or Mac user. You can find dozens of mods for Android and iPhone on the Google Play Store or App Store.

Mods Away

It can be difficult to start using mods in Minecraft with so many options. No matter what Minecraft version you have, it is important to be cautious when using mods. While it is possible to take your Minecraft experience to the next level, malware and computer viruses can be dangerous.