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Minecraft Forge Team
Varies, depending on the version
1.1 - 1.12
|Supports The Nether||
|Supports The End||
Minecraft Forge is a free, open source mod loader designed to simplify compatibility between mods in Minecraft. The end-user must play the version of Minecraft that Forge was downloaded for before it can be used.
Almost all mods nowadays use Forge. Some mods that support Forge are listed on its website.
The user may want to see if the mod they want supports Forge. The mods file is loaded on
%appdata%\.minecraft\mods and make sure run Forge at least the first time
Installing Forge mods
If you want Forge mods, make sure install Forge at https://files.minecraftforge.net/. The Forge mods can be used on any version on Minecraft Java 1.0+ and Forge must be always UPDATE.
What are mods?
Mods modify the game. Mods will only work with a certain Minecraft version, although it's not impossible to get a mod for an older version. The compatible version is usually displayed on the mod's download page. Many modders still use 1.7 to mod because of fewer limitations and easier file access.
Forge mods only work with Forge. Forge processes mods differently than Modloader, so only certain mods can work with the two.
- http://files.minecraftforge.net/minecraftforge/ to download Forge for Minecraft: Java Edition.