The primary issue I'm having is with the Music and Sound options. Once I have Forge installed, both are set to OFF and whenever I attempt to change either one I get a black screen. I have tested all the other options, and they work fine. I have also gone into singleplayer and been able to play the game just fine, with the obvious exception of no sound.
After I first encountered this problem, I started with a fresh .jar file.
I installed ModLoader into my .jar and deleted the META-INF. Ran the game, was able to change the Sound options, no problems.
I installed Forge into my .jar, as well. To my knowledge, it is the most recent version, downloaded from this site (the recommended one). Ran the game, and had issues with the sound.
Here's the text from ModLoader:
Here's what I got from the Forge .log file
Playing the game without sound is doable, but I'm intending to play MoCreatures (have not installed that yet because of the above issue), and I enjoy hearing the animal noises. Plus it comes in handy when trying to avoid or hunt zombies and whatnot.
While trying to see if anyone else had this problem, I came across this post:
From this thread: http://minecraftforge.net/forum/index.php/topic,201.msg1139.html#msg1139
Granted, the issues in that thread were different from my own, but it made me wonder if I am perhaps installing Forge wrong, and if so, what I need to do in order to install correctly.
Help would be greatly appreciated.
Also, if I have done something wrong as far as getting the necessary information (yes, I read the sticky at the top of the forum carefully), please let me know and I'll do what I can to fix it.