【Minecraft】A complete explanation of how to install Minecraft Forge, including how to actually install the mod!【EN Translate】

Note: This article is only for the solo play (client) side. There is no explanation for the multiplayer (server) side. If you're okay with that, scroll down...




If you've been playing Minecraft lately, have you ever thought something like this?


"There's not enough to go around.

"I'm not sure what to do.

"I want to play industrial..."


There is a solution to these problems!


It's called "Mod".

With Mods, you can add new worlds and industrial items to Minecraft.


So, what is the "Forge" mentioned in the title?

A Forge is a mod that you need to install in order to install mods.


With this Forge, you can introduce mods that introduce new elements!


...I'm sure most of you who have found your way to this blog know this...


Installation is super easy! Even for beginners! (Search words)

First, the download section.


First, go to the official Forge page.

Beware of fake pages! If you access the fake page, in the worst case, you might get a virus in your computer! Well, I'll post the URL here so you don't have to worry.


When you access the URL above, you should see a screen like the one below.


 (The image is small, so you may need to enlarge it yourself.)

On the left side of the screen, click on "Minecraft Version" and select the version you want to download.

As of now (2021/7), the version released is 1.16.5.

After making your selection, here's what you need to pay attention to!


Center of the screen
In the middle of the screen, you will see "Download Latest" and "Download Recommended".

You can download the Forge from here.

The difference is that "Download Latest" is the beta version. "Download Recommended" is the recommended version.

The beta version may have bugs, and may break the game itself, so I recommend downloading the recommended version.

Once you have decided which one you want to download, press the "Installer" part.

Once you press it, you will see a screen like the one below.


The first thing you'll see is a five-second ad, so wait a bit.

After five seconds, click "Skip" in the upper right corner.

The Forge should then download.

The file may appear to be harmful to your computer or something, but ignore it and click "Save".

Then paste the file on your desktop and double-click it to launch it.

From here, there is a divergence.

If there is no coffee symbol

If it is, you can skip it.

Copy the file to your desktop, and if it doesn't look like the one below, you'll need to download another piece of software.



If you are wondering, don't worry. I'll explain the solution!

The reason why you don't see the coffee symbol is because Java has not been downloaded.

So, download Java.


Go to


When you open it, you will see a screen like the one below.


It is compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, and Solaris. Please download according to your OS.

Once you press the letter, it will download by itself.

When you launch it, you will see a window like the one below.


(Sorry for the Japanese.)

Read through the license and other information, and press the Install button.


Installation in progress
When the installation is complete, you should see a coffee symbol.

(If it is not, you can right-click on it and open it from the Programs menu.)

If you see the coffee symbol

Double-click on the Forge file on your desktop.

The screen looks like this


Sorry for the messy editing.
This time we will download the file to the client side, so you can just press OK without thinking about it.


Installation in progress
When the installation is complete, press OK on the window that comes up.

Now you've downloaded Forge!

Starting up

 After the download is complete, let's see if we can launch it.

Launch the Minecraft Launcher.


Click on "Launch Configuration" in the upper right corner, and when you get to a screen like the one above, click on "New installation".


When you get to this screen, you can change the name and icon to make it more distinguishable.

Then we will do the important stuff for the Forge installation.

Directory settings

If you do not edit the "Game Directory" section at the bottom of the screen, your saved data may be destroyed if there is a bug in Forge or a mod. Make sure you set this up for sure!

First, once you've done this, leave the launcher off to the side so you can see your desktop.

Then, right-click on an empty spot on the desktop. Then press New (X), Folder (F).


Give the newly created folder an appropriate name, and bring up the launcher.


Then, under "Game Directory", click "Browse".


Select the folder you just created, and press OK!

This completes the setup of the game directory.

Starting the Experiment

Once the game directory settings are complete, click under "Versions" and select


Find the version of Forge that you just downloaded. (I downloaded 1.16.5).

Once you have done that, you are done with the startup configuration.

Press the Create button in the lower right corner.

Then, hover the cursor over the created startup configuration and click "Play" on the right.


Once it launches, check if there is a Mods button (under Multiplayer).


If it's there, you've successfully installed it! Congratulations!

Extra Part 1: Let's actually install the mods!

As I mentioned at the beginning of this article, the Forge by itself has no function, and is just an ornament that makes Minecraft heavier.

So, I'm going to explain how to install a mod that actually adds items!

One of the main sites to download mods is Curseforge.

One of the main sites for downloading mods is Curseforge, where you can find all the famous mods that are used in live play.


In this article, we'll download "JEI", a mod that allows you to check recipes as an example.


Link to JEI.

Jump to the JEI page from the link above.

Then, at the top, you will see


at the top.

Press the "Files" button there.


You will see a screen like this.

If it is "Main File", you can download it by clicking "Download" button, and if it is "Recent Files", you can download it by clicking "Actions" button...

"If you don't see the version you want, click "Rec.

If you don't see the version you want, click the "View All" button to the right of "Recent Files".

As for the rest... go for it, although JEI is 35 pages long! (In case you're wondering, there is a refine function.)

I'm tired. I'll write about it when I feel like it.

If you have successfully downloaded the JEI, open the file that you have set as your game directory.

There should be a "mods" file in there, so put the JEI file in there.


Start Minecraft and check if the mods have been installed.


If you see "3 mods loaded", there is a good chance that the mods have been installed.

To make sure, press the "Mods" button.


Successful installation!


Added on July 11, 2021
Note: Please do not use 【ModLoader】 and 【AudioMod】 together, as it may cause problems.

Author's comment

Hi, I'm nameko_pppp. This is my first post. And I apologize to the people in many fields.

I'm sorry.

There are many ways to install Forge on the net, but thank you for choosing my blog among them.

I'm really tired because there are so many images.

And I'm tired because I'm writing this late at night, and the View All part will probably never be written. The last part is almost a throwaway.

I want to eat potato chips.

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