Minecraft Forge 1.12.2 -> 1.19 is a modding API (Application Programming Interface), which makes it easier to create mods, and also makes sure mods are compatible with each other. It is the foundation of the majority of current mods for Minecraft. Minecraft Forge allows developers to customise Minecraft based on it. The staff of Minecraft Forge have always updated versions so that mods are compatible with the update of Minecraft.
Introducing Minecraft Forge
With the merger of FML (replacing Mod loader) and Forge, installation for beginners has been greatly simplified. Thanks to Spaceload who created this wonderful tool -you can simply enjoy additional content on Minecraft servers or just your own personal game- all thanks in part from his hard work!
It used to be a tedious process before where we had Vanilla Mods which weren’t compatible with each other, but now that’s no longer an issue because it is so easy as pie… unless someone else edits their files while you’re trying to install them onto yours 😛
It is by developing a mod that would allow him to add oil in Minecraft that Spacetoad had the idea to create Forge. To make it simple, in order to avoid another modder wishing to add a liquid using the seal conflicts with his own code, he decided to create an API making compatible between them the multiple additions of functions.
Nowadays, anyone with a basic knowledge of mod creation can create mods that are compatible with Forge and all other modders’ creations. Forge has many additional features that are very practical:
- The support of relationships or dependencies between mods. Some mods require the installation of another mod on which they depend, Forge is able to tell you.
- The update checking tool. You will know that an update is available for a mod if an emerald appears next to an installed mod.
- The IDs are managed automatically. Mojang added a registry to Minecraft in version 1.7.10. To take advantage of this, Forge automatically registers a name for each new block embedded via a mod to limit conflicts.
Today you download Forge, launch Minecraft by dragging the mods into the right folder and you can enjoy it without any more complexity! The configuration is simple, just download a simple installer and you’re done! We will guide you through the different steps.