Mods are quickly evolving. Mods originally had little effect on the initial game of minecraft. Often the mods only added a new block or tool. However, soon enough more experienced modders began to implement their creativity and experience into creating minecraft moods. Even though these mods were more detailed than the first, they were still very simple and still did not change a huge deal, or add many features into the game. Now, after a great deal of time and modding development; modders have now begun to develop amazing and extremely detailed, intelligent and complex mod, that not only change how you play the game, but change the game completely too. Even so, mods would not work without a pre-required mod or program. When modders encountered this problem; they immediately went to work to solve the problem. Over time, a singular mod named modloader was designed and soon put into action. This mod was required for most mods to work. However in the present tense, mods now require sometimes not only one pre-required, but even 2 or 3.
The Minecraft Forge Mod for Minecraft 1.7.3, was developed not only to allow other mods to work correctly on the game of minecraft; but also improve and enhance gameplay outside, and also inside your worlds. Many believed that this mod would soon over take modloader, and sure enough it did. However, Modloader and Minecraft Forge still run at a draw. Either a mod will require Modloader or Minecraft Forge. Minecraft Forge was created to replace the Modloader mod and also allow players to understand which mods they have, and which of the mods are working correctly or the other way around.
Minecraft Forge API for Minecraft 1.7.3 Main Features
By not only allowing modders to design their mods to be compatible with the Minecraft Forge mod, and implementing a type of usage technique; including a new unique GUI, this makes the mod not only extremely efficient, but also very intelligent. It introducing a new GUI, labelled; Mods. When selecting the “mods” menu selection, in your menu; you will be shown with a new screen, similar to the “options”. This selection will inform the user/player of which mods have installed correctly. It works to try and stop the game crashing if or when a mod stops working. However it is still likely that your game will crash if the mod you have tried to install has gone terribly wrong. However if it doesn’t work, it will notify you inside the menu selection.
Unfortunately this mod is not compatible with Modloader. So upon the installation of Minecraft Forge, make sure you do not install Modloader at all in the process, including after the initial installation. Its best that you leave out Modloader, however it is still possible to run minecraft with the two mods together. However in some cases your game will not launch. Also it is recommended that you install Minecraft Forge on a clean, fresh version of minecraft. Otherwise your game may crash and if without a backup, will be near impossible to regain. Not only this, but it will allow a mods extra content to become available to the player. Often a mod will not require forge, however it is still recommended you do, for without it; some features may not be able to be enjoyed by the player.
Minecraft Forge API for Minecraft 1.7.3 Usage
Once the Minecraft Forge has been installed correctly onto your game. All you need to do is follow another mods installation instruction. It will NOT install a mod for you; it simply improves gameplay and allows the foreign mod to work properly. Often a mod will say: “requires minecraft forge”, obviously this means minecraft forge must be installed for the mod to work. Without it, minecraft will crash and you will be resulted in a black screen, followed by a game shutdown. Modloader will not work to replace modloader, so in saying this; do not attempt to install Modloader instead of Minecraft Forge when the mod says it required forge. Use common sense, reading over installation instructions is the key, and overall is not very difficult at all.
How to install the Minecraft Forge API Mod for Minecraft 1.7.3
- Download Forge below
- Right click the installer.jar (it’s from the official forge website, it should work
- Hover over “Open With”
- If you see “Java Platform(TM) SE Binary” click that, if not continue down
- Check the Install bubble and hit the OK button
INSTALLATION FROM STEP 4
- Click Choose default program
- Click Browse
- Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre#\bin
- Select the java application (java.exe)
- You should see “Java Platform(TM) SE Binary” in the Open With menu now
- Click that and follow step 5 of the first part of the install guide
Minecraft Forge is another one of those important tools that many of Minecraft's Mods require.