How Do You Install Mods For Minecraft Mac

Assuming you've already installed Minecraft,let's look at how to install mods.

Already own Minecraft? Download it again for Windows, Mac and Linux. Download server software for Java and Bedrock and play with your friends. How do you install Minecraft mods on a Mac? I'm currently at a friends house, and we wanted to install mods for Minecraft (Latest version) on his OS X 10.7 system. Unfortunately, every guide we've tried just doesn't seem to work at all, or seems to be outdated.

But first, a word about safety

There are a lot of viruses out there, so be careful what you download.

Searching for Minecraft mods quickly leads you into a twilight of shady webpages. Be very careful to stick to well-known forums, and don't follow linksto strange ones. (For instance, seems good.But 9minecraft and minecraftdl are a bit scary, so I avoid those.)Many mods have download links via AdFly; that's fine, butbeware! AdFly shows you nasty ads that attempt to trick you into clicking on them by looking like download buttons.ALWAYS wait a few seconds, then click on the great big yellow SKIP AD button.And even then, DO NOT CLICK on the obvious download buttons; you'll have tofind the real one (it usually has a size like 39.65KB right after it). Eventually you'll get good at this.

And a word about autoupdating software

There are a lot of places in mod installation where youhave to run something you just installed and then quitbefor you can do the next step. Forge won't install unlessyou've run the matching version of Minecraft once;the mods folder doesn't appear until you've launched Minecraftafter installing Forge; the latest version of Minecraft won'tappear in the Forge profile editor until you've swung a chickenover your head for a while, etc. It's both a blessing(because things do fix themselves) and a curse (becausedoing a clean install involves many little half-steps justto get things to autoupdate).


Minecraft is relatively easy to hack on, sothere are lots of fan-written code changes (called'Mods').

Unfortunately, there is no authoritative source for mods, thoughthere are a few lists, at e.g.,, seem to just find out about a mod and google it or searchfor it on youtube.

Installation methods used to vary wildly, and incompatibility was rife,but these days, most mods are compatible with MinecraftForge, aconvenient mod loader.

These days, I refuse to install any mod that isn't compatible with Minecraft Forge,so the first step in using mods is to install Minecraft Forge.

Installing Minecraft Forge

To install Minecraft Forge, download the latest installer from uses an AdFly link, so see above for how to avoid getting fooled intodownloading crapware or a virus), then run it, and let it install.

There are many tutorials on how to do this. Here are a few: Pro tools 8 download full.

Once you have it installed, you have to run Minecraft once, select theForge profile, and click Play once, to get it to create the mods folder.

Then, to install a mod, you download it to theMinecraft mods folder (see below), and then start Minecraft, choosing the Forgeprofile; installed mods are always active.

Finding the Minecraft mods folder

Before you can install a mod, you need to find your minecraft folder.
  • On Windows: do Start / Run / %appdata%, or type %appdata% into the location field of the Windows Explorer; then open Minecraft.
  • On Mac: click on the desktop, press Command+Shift+G, type ~/Library and press enter; then open 'Application Support' and finally 'minecraft'.
  • On Linux: in a terminal window, type 'xdg-open ~/.minecraft'.. or ifyou like working at the commandline, 'cd ~/.minecraft'.
Then inside that folder, you should see a folder named 'mods'.(If you don't see one, make sure you've installed Minecraft Forge alreadyand started Minecraft again once.)That's where you'll put any mods you want to install.



The Flansmod adds realistic airplane-building options(not to mention Mechwarrior-like capabilities).To install it and create a World War II plane:
  1. Make sure you've followed the steps above and found the Minecraft mods folder.
  2. Download FlansMod-4.0.jar from the link on the forum page.
  3. Drag the downloaded FlansMod-4.0.jar file into the Minecraft mods folder
  4. Start Minecraft and make sure Flans shows up in the list of Mods, then quit
  5. Look in your Minecraft folder and make sure you see a Flan folder
  6. Download the Simple Parts Pack and WW2 Pack from theFlans forum page, and drag them into the Flan folder.
  7. To test out the mod, launch a game, open inventory, click to the Flans Vehiclestab, select an airplane, place it in the world, and use it. Look through the usualMinecraft controls settings menu to figure out what the controls are (e.g. what keyAccelerate is).
  8. SeeFlan's World War Two Pack RecipesandLex's Flans Mod Showcase videofor how to actually craft a plane.

How To Install Mods Minecraft Mac 2019

If you get a crash, you may have downloaded the wrong version of Flans modor content packs for your version of Minecraft, or the wrong version ofa content pack for your version of Flans. When I tested it, using the latestversion of everything worked fine.

Haribote Aircraft

I was asked to find the Zeppelin mod, but that has not been updatedfor recent Minecraft, so I found another one that supposedly lets you build airships.

The Haribote Aircraft mod is available for Minecraft 1.6.2.. but the latest Minecraft is 1.6.4,and the download site is in Japanese, so things are a bit challenging!Fortunately, somebody has made a nice tutorialvideo explaining how to install it. The key points are:

  • You have to download TWO mods (both and to your mods folder
  • If it still hasn't been updated for Minecraft 1.6.4 yet, you have to use Minecraft 1.6.2 / Forge 1.6.2
  • Mods may crash on startup when used with the wrong version of Minecraft orMinecraft Forge, so don't mix mods for Minecraft 1.6.2 with mods for Minecraft1.6.4

So, if you only have Minecraft 1.6.4 and its Forge installed, you now have to dothe following dance:

  1. If you already have any mods, rename your mods folder to (e.g.) oldmods to avoidcrashes from mixing old mods with new minecraft / minecraftforge, or vice versa
  2. go run Minecraft 1.6.2 once (by starting the Minecraft launcher, clicking on the Edit Profile button, picking 1.6.2, clicking Done, and then clicking Play)
  3. download and install Minecraft Forge 1.6.2
  4. run Minecraft again, edit profile, select Minecraft 1.6.2-Forge,and run; the first time you do this after installing Forge, it willcreate the minecraft mods folder.
And THEN you can move the two mods into the minecraft mods folder.

To verify it was installed, start the game, click the Mods button, and you should seethe two mods in the list.

Then to verify that you can fly, start a creative game, press E to open yourinventory, click on the Transportation tab, drag the Pyxis to one of your active slots,then place a Pyxis block and use it. You fly around by pressing keys on yournumeric keypad (8/up = up, 2/down = down, 4/left key = forward, 6/right key = back,5/center key = stop, and the corner keys are for yaw left and right.If your keyboard doesn't have a numerical keypad, tough.. go get a usb keyboardthat does and plug it in.

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