Minecraft Tutorial – How To Add A Mod In Minecraft
In order to follow this guide you need to make sure you are following the steps for your specific Operating System. If there is a step in which the steps are different for the specific Operating Systems I will say so in that step of the guide.
Things That You Will Need:
- You will need a program such as WinRAR (Or any other program that can extract and open .jar files
- The specific MOD that you are trying to install and the files that go with it. (Have this ready so you can quickly go through the process).
To open your .minecraft folder:
In Windows 7: C:\Users\Your User Name\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft
In Windows Vista/XP: C:\Documents and Settings\*your user name*\Application Data\.minecraft
Linux: /home/Your User Name/.minecraft
Mac OS/X: ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft
The .minecraft folder will look similar to this
The content inside the bin folder is what we need:
Open the minecraft.jar file with WinRAR or the program of your choice. (Some programs may make another .jar file with the name “minecraft” in it, Don’t mod these .jar’s, only mod “minecraft.jar”
This part is fairly easy. Now that you have your .minecraft.jar open, you can follow the instructions from the specific Mod that you are trying to install.
The majority of those instructions will look like this:
-Extract the contents of the mod to a temporary folder (I keep all my stuff in a folder called Minecraft Mods on my Desktop, makes it easier to do over if I mess up again).
-Drag and drop the contents of the mod into the WinRAR window that has minecraft.jar open. If the mod has any folders in it that are the same name as any in the minecraft.jar (such as armor or gui, don’t worry, WinRAR will merge the contents together)
-Some mods require the deletion of the META-INF folder. Do this if it is required for the installation of the mod.
-Finish any other instructions, and then you’re done!
If you have any questions feel free to put them in the comment box below!
Great Resources For Minecraft Mods:
Minecraft Forums is a great place to see the different mods here is the main link as well as the direct link to the Mod Pages