Just wondering, why is 1.8 not supported on the forums? Seems like a weird thing to do, since forums are supposed to help people, and not helping people who have mods that only run on 1.8- seems like a problem. (Just kinda annoyed because I was having problems with Forge 1.8.9 and got no help whatsoever)
So I was trying to download Forge 1.8.9, but whenever the download said it was "Complete" it didn't appear in the launcher. After looking through the game files (.minecraft\versions\1.8.9-forge1.8.9-22.214.171.1248-1.8.9) I found that the .jar file would not download. There should be 2 files, a .jar file and a .json file. The .json file is there, but the .jar file is missing. Forge 1.8.9 doesn't appear in the launcher and I can't use it. I tried both 126.96.36.1998 and 188.8.131.522 which didn't work.