In this post, we are going to walk you through step-by-step how to download and install Forge in Minecraft. Getting Forge up and running will allow you to play most mods that Minecraft has to offer. From Optifine to TooManyItems, they all require Forge. Because of this, Forge allows you to truly start customizing Minecraft with any of the mods you would like. Thus, let’s get it right on into. Here is how to download & install Forge in Minecraft!
How To Download Forge For Minecraft
Step 1) Download Forge
In order to install Forge, you will need to download it. You can find the download link below.
Forge has been around for a while, so there are many different versions for you to choose from starting with Minecraft 1.13.2 all the way through the most recent version of the game. Forge has been the staple of modded Minecraft for a long time. Select which version you want on the right side, I would recommend the most recent version unless you are using older mods. For example, if you are using Minecraft 1.12.2, you’ll want to select the 1.12.2 version of Forge. After selecting your version, click the “Windows Installer” if you are on a Windows computer. If you are on a Mac or Linux computer, you’ll want to click the “Installer” button. For the purposes of this tutorial, we will be using the Windows Installer.
Step 2) Get Through The Ad-Wall
Now, the creators of Forge have to make some money if they want to keep it up and running. Because of this, you must get through an ad-wall in order to download Forge. After clicking the download button, you will be taken to a site that looks like the one above. No matter what the content on the page says, do not click ANYTHING except the red “SKIP” button that will appear after a few seconds in the top right. Once you see and click the red skip button, Forge will begin downloading.
Step 3) Open The Forge Program
Once you’ve downloaded the Forge program, it’s time to open it. Do this by simply double clicking on the icon. Windows Defender or your antivirus of choice may pop-up a warning notice. If this happens, just click “more info”, and then click “run anyway”. Forge has been downloaded by millions of people, and it is 150% safe. You’ve got nothing to worry about.
Another issue you may run into when opening Forge is that you don’t have the correct/most updated version of Java installed. Forge is a Java-based program just like Minecraft, and because of that, it needs you to have the correct version of Java install to work. If you don’t have the correct version, Forge should show you an error and open up the correct page. If it doesn’t, you can download the most recent version of Java here.
Step 4) Install Forge & Let It Download
After you’ve got the Forge program open, it’s time to install it into Minecraft. This is very easy to do. Just make sure “Install Client” is selected at the top, and then click “OK” at the bottom of the program. It will now download and install Forge in Minecraft. For this to work, you must have played the vanilla, non-modded version of the version you are trying to install. For example, if you are installing the 1.13 version of Forge, you will need to have run the 1.13 version of vanilla Minecraft for it to work.
Step 5) Open Up Minecraft & Select Forge
Once Forge is installed, you need to open up the Minecraft Launcher that we all know and love. From there, you need to click the arrow to the right of the play button and select “forge”. After you’ve done that, simply click play. Minecraft will now launch with Forge installed. Congratulations! You now know how to download & install Forge in Minecraft, and you are ready to start playing modded Minecraft using Forge.
Step 6) Install Some Mods
Forge is needed for Minecraft mods, but Forge itself doesn’t do much of anything. It just gives you the ability to install mods. It doesn’t, however, come with any mods already installed or anything like that. Because of that, you’ll need to know how to download and install some Forge mods. Lucky for you, we’ve got a tutorial on how to do exactly that.
Read also: How to download and install Forge mods in Minecraft
Step 7) Have Fun!!!
After your mods are installed, it’s time to have fun! No matter what mods you’ve decided to try, Minecraft will most likely be completely different for you now, so enjoy it! From minimaps to Lucky Blocks to PVP mods and everything in between, you can now install it all into Minecraft. We hope this tutorial helped you out.
In this video, we are gonna show you how to install Forge in Minecraft 1.17.1:
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