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How to install Minecraft mods and resource packs – Upgrade 2021

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How to install Minecraft mods and resource packs, Just note that mods and resource packs only work with the “Java Edition” of “Minecraft,” available for Mac, Windows, and Linux computers.

What are Minecraft mods?

Mods in Minecraft are an extended version of the game. To play Minecraft game better than Moder programmed to create more kinds of animals, or create equipment like in avengers, dragon eggs hatch into dragons …

example of mod:

Just Enough Items

Just Enough Items

Minecraft is a huge game, and inside, dozens of blocks and items (items) are for you to collect. If you ever want to know what to use to create a certain item, Just Enough Items will be the mod for you. This is a quite useful tool, allowing you to access the menu containing all the widgets and sorted by category. You can easily know what the recipe for creating any item that needs to be used is in here.

Link: Just Enough Items

Or Decocraft:

If you feel that furniture in Minecraft is not enough, Decocraft will be a practical solution. Decocraft mod adds thousands of widgets into your Minecraft world, some of which can be used properly. You can create toys, bridges, decorations for the festive seasons, lanterns, mirrors, and thousands of other items, freely customize your world. More: Decocraft mod

What are Minecraft resource packs?

Resource Packs also known as resource packs, are a lovely type of feature in Minecraft. It helps to change the shape of blocks, animals, or even raindrops effects to become more vivid and beautiful.

What are Minecraft forge?

To use mods in Minecraft, you need to install Minecraft Forge, find the mods you want online, add your mods to “Minecraft,” and troubleshoot any problems that may arise.

Install Minecraft Forge
Before you can install “Minecraft” mods, you’ll need to install a free app called Minecraft Forge. Forge is a third-party program that lets you manage, installs, enable, and delete any mod.

You can download Minecraft Forge from https://dlminecraft.com/mod/minecraft-forge-api/. Try to download the “Recommended” version, and make sure that the number in the left sidebar corresponds with the version of “Minecraft” that you have.

After you’ve downloaded and installed Forge, restart your computer, and open the Minecraft Launcher. You should see a new options menu — pick “Forge” from this menu and then press “Play.”

This will launch “Minecraft” with Forge enabled. If you’ve done it right, you’ll see a new menu titled “Mods” in the main menu.

Find and Download Minecraft Mods that you want

There are dozens of sites that offer “Minecraft” mods for free. Two of the most popular are dlminecraft.com and curseforge, wminecraft. If you can’t find the mods you want there, you can always try searching for them on Google.

Also make sure that any mod you download is compatible with the specific version of “Minecraft” that you’re running. Both these sites have search features and comment sections, which let users report any issues they’ve had from a mod download.

Add your mod to ‘Minecraft’

1.Save your downloaded mod

To see your mod in action, download the mod file you want, and then place it in a folder created by Forge called “mods.” If you can’t find this folder, save your downloaded mod file anywhere else that you can find it.

2. Open “Minecraft” while running Forge and click the “Mods” option from the main menu.
3. Click “Open mods folder.” This will open Forge’s folder for installing mods.
4. From there, use your Window’s File Explorer or macOS Finder to find the mod file you downloaded, and then drag-and-drop or copy-and-paste the file into the proper Forge mods folder.
5. Restart your computer to be sure the mods are installed, then launch “Java” with Forge selected. Open the “Mods” menu, and you should see the mod you installed listed.

Troubleshooting

If “Minecraft” has an issue loading after one or more mods are installed, don’t freak out. Bugs and other problems will come with the territory, and usually for simple reasons. 

Make sure that you copied over the right files, and that the mod you downloaded can work with your version of “Minecraft.” 

“Minecraft” will show you an error log if it fails to load, which you can inspect to find which mod is causing the game to crash. Once you’ve found it, open the mods folder and remove the culprit mod, then restart and launch again.

You sometimes won’t be able to launch “Minecraft” if a mod is bugged, and an error log like this one will appear instead

How to install ‘Minecraft’ resource packs

You can find resource packs at familiar sources like dlminecraft.com and curseforge, wminecraft, or other sites, like resourcepack.net. Here’s how to install one in your game:

  1. Download the desired resource pack, which you should get in the form of a .zip file, and copy the file. Don’t unzip the file, but copy it zipped.
  2. Open “Minecraft: Java Edition,” and click “Options,” then “Resource Packs.”

The resource pack menu is in the “Options” list

Select “Open Pack Folder” and copy-and-paste or drag-and-drop the zip file into the folder. If you don’t see the resource pack listed right away under “Available,” go ahead and restart “Minecraft.” It should appear.

Move the .zip files as they are, without opening them

Move the resource pack from “Available” to “Selected.”

Drag the mod from the “Available” box to the “Selected” box.You’re all set. Depending on the resource pack, you might see changes right away.

How to turn resource packs on and off while playing

If you start playing and find the new resource pack distracting, or if you want to compare the altered textures to the originals, you can turn your resource packs on and off while playing.

  1. Press Esc to open the menu, then click “Options.”
  2. Click “Resource packs…”
  3. This will open the same resource pack folder you opened through the game’s main menu. Here, you can enable or disable resource packs, and open your computer’s resource pack folder.
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