How to Install Mods on Minecraft Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

Welcome to this tutorial on how to install mods on Minecraft for Mac! If you’re looking to enhance your Minecraft experience by adding mods, you’ve come to the right place.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through the step-by-step process of installing mods on your Mac. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Download and Install Forge

The first thing you need to do is download and install Forge, which is a modding platform that allows you to add custom modifications to Minecraft. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Go to the official Forge website – Open your preferred web browser and search for “Minecraft Forge”. Click on the official website link and navigate to the Downloads section.
  2. Choose the appropriate version – Make sure to select the version of Forge that matches your current Minecraft version. If you’re not sure which version of Minecraft you have, open the Minecraft launcher and check the bottom-left corner.
  3. Download the installer – Click on the “Installer” button next to your chosen version of Forge.

    This will download a .jar file onto your computer.

  4. Run the installer – Locate the downloaded .jar file and double-click on it. Follow the instructions in the installer window to install Forge. Once installed, close the installer.

Step 2: Find Mods

Now that you have Forge installed, it’s time to find mods that you want to add to your Minecraft game. There are various websites where you can browse and download mods. Here are a few popular ones:

  • Minecraft Forum (
  • CurseForge (
  • Planet Minecraft (

Browse these websites and find mods that catch your interest. Make sure to download mods that are compatible with the version of Minecraft you are currently using.

Step 3: Install Mods

Once you have downloaded the mods you want, it’s time to install them. Here’s how:

  1. Open Finder – Click on the Finder icon in your Mac’s dock to open a new Finder window.
  2. Go to Library folder – In the top menu bar, click on “Go” and then hold down the “Option” key. This will reveal a hidden Library option.

    Click on it.

  3. Navigate to Application Support – In the Library folder, locate and open the “Application Support” folder.
  4. Open Minecraft folder – Inside the Application Support folder, find and open the “minecraft” folder.
  5. Open Mods folder – If you don’t see a “mods” folder inside the minecraft folder, create one by right-clicking and selecting “New Folder”. Name it “mods”.
  6. Add mods – Move or copy the downloaded mod files into the mods folder. Make sure they have a .jar or .zip file extension.

Step 4: Launch Minecraft with Mods

You’re almost done! Now it’s time to launch Minecraft with your newly installed mods. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the Minecraft launcher – If you already have the Minecraft launcher open, close it and reopen it to ensure that the changes take effect.
  2. Select Forge profile – In the bottom-left corner, click on the drop-down menu and select the Forge profile. If you don’t see it, click on “Installations” and create a new one with the Forge version.
  3. Play Minecraft – Click on the “Play” button to launch Minecraft with your mods. You should see a new Mods button on the main menu, indicating that your mods are successfully installed.

Congratulations! You have now successfully installed mods on Minecraft for Mac. Enjoy exploring all the new possibilities and features that mods bring to your gameplay experience!

Remember to always download mods from trusted sources, as some mods may be incompatible or contain malicious code. Have fun and happy modding!

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