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 use Minecraft mods you’ll need a mod loader. Which one you pick depends on your taste. Many mods support both mod loaders. Forge seems to have more mods, but it needs more resources. Fabric is lightweight and the better option on weaker systems, but you won’t get all mods. For example, all mods listed here work on both mod loaders, except “Neat” which requires Forge.
We recommend *either* Forge (download latest installer and run it) *or* Fabric (download installer and run it) together with Fabric (API) (place it into the mods folder, see below).
On each mod download page, make sure to download *either* the Forge *or* Fabric version depending on your mod loader.
Mini-Map and World Map
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) (Forge/Fabric). You can get the accompanying, compatible world map mod here (Forge/Fabric).
Light Overlay (shows where it’s dark enough for monsters to spawn)
Since you are required to light public places, so monsters won’t spawn, you might find this Light Overlay (Forge/Fabric) useful, but it requires:
- on Forge: Cloth Config API *and* Architectury for Forge
- on Fabric: Architectuary for Fabric *and* Fabric API which you should have installed as described at the top of this page.
After installation press F7 in-game to show the overlay.
More recommended mods
- AppleSkin shows hunger and saturation information (Forge/Fabric)
- Hwyla shows what you’re looking at and also growth status of plants (Forge/Fabric)
- Neat is a neat mod that shows a health bar and other info on top of mobs (Forge only)
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.
We are not responsible for any damages caused by installing any of the above mods or loaders. You’re doing this on your own free will and risk. It is recommended to run a virus scan on each download, but a virus scanner cannot detect everything, and if in doubt you can play it safe and not install mods.
We use these mods ourselves, either in part or all of them and never had any issues with them, but it’s always possible that, after writing this guide, a mod creator turns foul or gets hacked and releases a malicious update. If this is the case, please let us know ASAP so that we can remove the mod in question from this list.
These mods are not provided by us, and not hosted by us, and instead provided by their respective creators, and hosted by CurseForge.