If you intend to play modded Minecraft, then you’re going to need to install Forge, which allows you to run mods. It’s available for both Clients (single-player) and Servers (multi-player).
In this guide, we’re going to show you how to install Forge for the latest version of Minecraft. For more guides and best-of content including seeds, make sure to check out our Minecraft area here!
Head to the Official Forge Website where you can download Forge. On the left hand side of the site, you will see a list of Minecraft versions. Choose your version, with the latest option being Minecraft 1.14.4.
The latest release will be visible, as seen on the screenshot above. If you want a previous version of Forge (which you may need to do if mods are incompatible with the latest version), then choose the ‘Show all Versions’ button.
Your best option for installing Forge would be to press the ‘Installer’ option, a Java file will download. Open this Java file, and a ‘Mod system installer’ interface will open.
Now you can choose to install Forge for a Minecraft Client (single player) and/or for a Minecraft Server (multiplayer). If you are planning on playing modded multiplayer Minecraft, then you will need to install it for both client and server.
Check the directory is correct at the bottom for your Minecraft installation, which should be in the AppData folder by default, then press OK to install. Make sure Minecraft isn’t running. Forge will begin to install, which could take up to 10 minutes depending on your computer speed.
Once installed, open up the Minecraft Launcher. In the bottom left corner near the Play button, you can view your available profiles. One of these should now say ‘Forge’ with the version number, choose this profile and press the Play button.
That’s it, you’re now playing Minecraft with Forge. You can start to install mods by placing them in the Mods folder of your Minecraft directory.