While client mods are not required to play on our servers (except for FTB servers but the client comes pre-modded), they are allowed as long as they are not used for cheating or giving an unfair advantage. Maps and mini maps are allowed as long as they don’t reveal ore locations and only show the world surface.
To mod Minecraft you’ll need a mod loader. We recommend Minecraft Forge found here (download the “Latest Installer” and run it).
If you are looking for a mini map that allows for fair play and is allowed on our servers, try Xaero’s Minimap (Fair-play Edition).
You can get the accompanying, compatible world map mod here.
More recommended mods
- AppleSkin shows hunger and saturation information
- Hwyla shows what you’re looking at and also growth status of plants
- Neat is a neat mod that shows a health bar and other info on top of mobs
To install the mods, drop the *.jar files into your Minecraft mods folder. To install the mod loader itself (required to use mods), download the latest Forge installer and run the forge-*-installer.jar and choose to install “client”.
The Minecraft folder can be found at
%appdata%\.minecraft on Windows,
~/.minecraft on Linux and
~/Library/Application Support/minecraft on Mac. If the folder “mods” does not exist in the Minecraft folder, create it.
If you are asked in-game to update mods, don’t do it. Always get the mods from trusted sources (links above) instead.