Minecraft Forge API for Minecraft 1.18.2/1.17.1/1.16.5/1.15.2/1.14.4

People have been making mods for Minecraft, essentially since the game was first released. Back in the day, because there was only the one game mode, people were modifying creative mode to make it easier to navigate and play – mods like Too Many Items were some of the first to be seen by the Minecraft community. As time progressed and Survival and Hardcore game modes were introduced, the modding community had many more opportunities to modify Minecraft and change up the standard game experience. Today, Minecraft Forge API is a necessary tool for anyone modding their Minecraft game.



Basically, Minecraft Forge API is a mod loading and execution tool. Forge was developed not only so other mods would work properly, but so players could turn on and off the mods they want (or don’t want) to play with, with the click of a mouse in an easy-to-read window, rather than making them dig through their Minecraft data and mods folders to switch things on and off manually.

Minecraft Forge is more than just a mod loading tool, however. It also helps players who are designing their own mods by ensuring compatibility with Minecraft Forge API. This makes player-made mods more efficient than if they were being made without concern for compatibility, and thanks to an updated GUI, Forge will let players know if an improperly installed mod will cause the game to crash, before the player starts their game and experiences said crash.



Minecraft Forge API is a great modloading tool that also helps players in making mods the whole Minecraft community can enjoy. It is incompatible with Modloader though, so don’t even try to play with both programs installed.

Minecraft Forge API Changelogs

Minecraft Forge 1.18.2

  • Fix incorrect movement distance calculation (#8497).
  • Add support to Forge registry wrappers for new Holder system. Closes #8491.
  • Fix TagBasedToolTypesTest not generating needed data correctly.
  • Fix JNA not working at runtime and causing issues with natives.
  • Update to 1.18.2.

Minecraft Forge 1.18.1

  • Add RenderArmEvent to make overriding just the arm rendering not require copying nearly as much vanilla code.
  • Add MobEffect tags.
  • Log missing or unsupported dependencies.
  • Fix datagen test for sounds definitions provider.

Minecraft Forge 1.18

  • Update Log4J to fix the security issue inside it.
  • Fix KeyMappings only checking if they conflict with themselves.
  • Fix ChunkWatchEvent not being fired.
  • Call handleUpdateTag for BlockEntities again.
  • Fix test worldgen data.

Minecraft Forge 1.17.1

  • Prevent call to Item#initializeClient when in datagen.
  • Move ItemStack#forgeInit call earlier to allow earlier capability queries.
  • Remove incorrect FallingBlock patch.

Minecraft Forge 1.16.5

  • Optionally add a milk fluid to the vanilla bucket.
  • Fixes the previous broken code that was supposed to make mod registered milk returned by the vanilla bucket by allowing mods to enable a milk fluid.
  • Update Coremods, ASM, and include standalone Nashorn to load on J15.
  • Added IWeatherParticleRenderHandler to allow a mod to take control over weather particles and sounds.

Minecraft Forge 1.15.2

  • Add mixin 0.8.1.
  • Fix grass disappearing when alwaysSetupTerrainOffThread is true.
  • Add missing license headers.
  • Fix wrong BlockState param passed into canSustainPlant from FarmlandBlock, causing crops to uproot wrongly.
  • Fix config iteration order.

Minecraft Forge 1.14.4

  • Make MultiModel pass its extra model data down to its parts.
  • Add missing localization for attributes.
  • Trigger xp event after enchanting.
  • Add file missed in the backport of the global loot modifiers feature from 1.15. Avoids an error when loading a world or reloading datapacks.
  • Fixed tile entities persisting when switching between states that don’t have TEs without changing the block.

How to install Minecraft Forge API for Minecraft 1.18.1 & old versions?

  1. Just download the installer.
  2. Open the installer (you must have Java installed on your PC).
  3. Select “Install client” and click on “OK” button.

Download Minecraft Forge API


  1. I think the problem is that there is no manual path to minecraft.Jar. There is only the launcher. Anyone know how to manually run minecraft without the launcher?

    • put all your texture packs and worlds in a seperate folder (like on your desktop) then highlight everything in the %appdata%/roaming/.minecraft then press delete on your keyboard, then run the minecraft launcher (as if you wanted to play vinalla minecraft, then go back to the %appdata%/roaming/.minecraft folder, then put your worlds and texture packs back in the designated folders, sounds complicated but its not

  2. Yeah, It Is. I’ve had problems with it before but AVG protects me now. They use many advertisements that trick you into clicking on them.

  3. this is stopped? Show us how many percent of the work has been completed, just as they did with the opitifine

    • I run 1.8.1 aka latest version via team viewer launcher

      when i attempt to “install client” it tells me i need to run 1.8 at least once manually first???

      what on earth does that mean??

      • You need to run one time Minecraft, not launcher!

        Also, select in launcher settings to run the Minecraft 1.8 version, not 1.8.1!

  4. lo instalo y cuando intento abrir el forge 1.8 me marca un error, el unico que eh podido instalar hasta el momento es de la version 1.7.10 el resto no me funciona que pasara? que tendre que modificar en mi minecraft para que funcione la version 1.8?

  5. PLEASE HELP! I have done this a million times already, expecting different results… x [
    And every time (even tho ive followed all instructions when I open minecraft there IS NO MOD BUTTON!!!!

    • I know how, first get options.txt then saves then servers.dat and drag it onto youre desktop and move everything else into trash, then go to minecraft and play the version you want once for like 1 second or more then quit, install forge and put the options.txt,servers.dat and save onto the new ones and replace them and done, if it is done correctly there should be a profile called Forge.

  6. whenever I try to download 1.7.10 forge it gets stuck at Unpacking packed file scala-compiler-2.11.1.jar.pack.xz HELP

    • It loads mods onto minecraft, look on youtube, i am making a video about it on Schoolboy26 and the Floppy Friends.

  7. it says directory is missing the launcher profile. Please run the minecraft launcher first. But i already have it opened!!

  8. am i screwed, i accedentlly opened up the installer with notepad and now i can’t download it to open with its own program. any way to fix this or are my modding days over?

    • 1: Drag to desktop
      2: Right click it
      3: Say “open with”
      4: Open it with what you open .jar files with.
      Hope this helped!

  9. My son has downloaded Ars Magica 2 as per the instructions, but when he opens Minecraft the mod does not appear. He is playing minecraft 1.7.10. It appears like everything has loaded. Mincecraft zip file is in his mod folder. But the mod is not appearing. Any advice or help is much appreciated.

  10. My son has downloaded the mod for 1.7.10, file appears in mod folder. But when he runs minecraft, no mod appears. Can anyone help?

      • Seriously… 1.7.10 is read as “one point seven point 10”, whereas 1.7.1 is basically “one point 7 point one”.

        And besides, 1.7.10 does not equal 1.8. Jesus, WHY are there SO MANY retards in this world?

    • There is no such thing as 1.7.1 in mathematical notation. The numbers are version numbers, not mathematical figures. Therefore, 10 is a very different number than 1. It’s literally Minecraft Version 1, Sub-version 7, Revision 10. That’s what those numbers mean. So is 10 a different number than 1? I sure think so.

  11. Hi,
    When I open my Minecraft all text boxes turn white and all text turns into a white square.
    How can I fix this?
    I’m using Minecraft 1.8 .

  12. i cannot install it,it just open the win rar files,it does not open the installer
    i hope you can do something about it

  13. pls show me how to fix
    this warning

    forge beta major issues verify before reporting

    pls show me how to fix this annoying text
    and thats why i cant mod

  14. when i installed it. why the success message do not show. The program is still running but i can’t open it.
    Anyone please help me

  15. I can’t see the forge’s profile, how can I fix this? When I installed it it said the installation was completed :\

  16. i want to open 1.8 with forge on a crack launcher, but it keeps saying it has one fail, reply me as fast as possible as i really wanna do Dalek Mod

  17. I will help you first get forge 1.8.(any number) please make sure that your computer can handle mods get mods from any website you trust then in search type %appdata%. Then put put the mod in .minecraft if you don’t have a mods file create one. Then go into minecraft launcher then change version to forge then run it then there you go. 🙂

  18. Forge is helpful but this is like 1.7.10 because some of the other mods posted on this website is like for 1.7.10 I have a feeling that all of theses mods are 1.7.10 but I’m gonna try it out.

  19. Por favor me ajudem não consigo entrar no minecraft quando coloco no Forge ele carrega e dai aparece o botão Play para apertar de novo ja tentei de tudo ja mechi no java e ja mechi nos maods,por favor me ajudem mandem no meu Imail !!!

  20. Is there a way we can subscribe via email or something so we can find out when the forge is available for 9.1?

  21. I can’t seem to get it to install… I press the button and it downloads, but it just opens the folder and I don’t see an application or installer anywhere… Can anyone help? (i tried with both 1.9 and 1.8.9)

  22. There is a bug (I think) on my computer when i launch the latest version it crashes then doesn’t show a crash report, on older versions like 1.8.X and lower it worked fine

  23. Does it work on XP? Do I have to be logged in as admin? I clicked on the jar, and it just opens a folder with the contents of the jar. No installation is happening.

  24. ok so i got minecraft 1.9.4 and then dowload java
    windows x64 55 mb jre-8u91-windows-x64.exe , it wont let me open the api installer. i see it try to pop up but then it goes away. does anyone have any ideas for me?

  25. Why do sites like yours always say ‘1.10’ in the title and then point out in broken English way down the page that it isn’t ready for 1.10 yet? Is it because you’re so desperate to get to the top on Google searches?

  26. “working” for 1.10 BUT when picking up items things are getting duplicated. while some may thing this is good, for someone who just wants to play a nice survival game, this is kind broken. just so you know.

  27. Alguém do brasil por aqui?
    Tem um problema no forge 1.9.4 (comigo), as letras do todo o jogo, e quando se entra em um mapa todos os blocos estão ruins e os itens tbm estão ruins. Vou baixar a 10.1 pra ver se esse erro para.

    • Forge 1.10 is “working” but when the a map is actually played, and dropped items are picked up, they are being duplicated. While this may not seem like a problem to some, whole stacks can be duplicated this way. Drop a stack of 8, pick up 16. This is breaking a survival world. Just thought I’d report this.

  28. Uuuuugghhh I’ve been trying to get a mincraft handers simulator and now what am I supposed to freaking do someone please help me ????????

  29. It broke my minecraft noooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. 1.11, tried running the game in the 1.11 forge environment through Magic Launcher, all I got was a log window. Try selecting “close” and I get an error window. Closing the window itself just leaves me with the game not launching.

  31. I cam’t craft a few things while using the forge for 1.11 for example I can’t craft a bed or sticks. I tried again in the normal non forge minecraft and it works but in the forge minecraft it doesn’t work. What can I do? PS: it’s not a mod problem, I already removed all mods while using forge minecraft and still no sticks except regular minecraft

  32. Same as the previous speaker. Few items cannot be crafted. I haven’t even install any mods yet, so it has to be forges fault :/

  33. Hi everyone. I have big problem. I am lookink start code to minecraft on mods to version 1.10.2 to visual studio. It can anyone is possession of such of that ??

  34. The installer won’t work. When i start the instal, it loads for a bit then it says org.scala-lang:scala-compiler:2.11.1 and org.scala-lang:scala-library:2.11.1, please if anyone has a solution please reply.

    • like really?.. then I’m in the future and same as windows 8?
      Cause like I have my computer and my other laptop in windows 10 while my other one is in windows 8…
      Question Am i in heaven or hell ??

  35. When I got it I installed Java but when I got to open forge it says it failed to download and to make sure its valid HELP?!


  37. It won’t work for 1.12 with some mods. ex: iron chest mod. It says I need a later version but there is no later version. How do I fix this?

  38. I installed forge for 1.12 but whenever I try to launch it crashes.
    I downloaded and installed it twice now and it still doesn’t work.
    Am I doing something wrong?

  39. everytime I try to open the forge installer it opens up Windows Media Center? I’m trying to get forge on my dad’s computer so me and my sister can both play on a mod I have on my computer and I’m really confused. My mom said his computer is set up differently so does anyone know a way to fix it??

  40. I GET IT EVEN WORSE! I CAN NOT EVEN GET THIS *************************** THING THAT THEY CALL FORGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  41. when I installed it it opened crome and said open so I pressed open and it kept doing it over and over. the directions you guys put say install client but that don’t show up for me

  42. Hey, lads, I downloaded Forge 1.11.2 and it seems it does not work for Java 8 or something like that. Anyone could help?

  43. It says the is no Minecraft at this location. I have Win 10 version. How do u install mods? i have tried this and several other. none work or install.

  44. help me when I tried to open it it said chose a thing to open this with and I chose the wrong thing how do I fix this?

  45. How do you install this mod? Is there a .js file, or there is only a .zip file? I tried to install it with BlocLanucher as a texture and it seemed to accept the .zip file, but then what’s next? Is there any other step that should be performed or that’s all?


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