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  • Support is only provided for the current latest and LTS versions. Currently this is 1.19 and 1.18.2 respectively.
    • Asking about versions other than Latest and LTS is against the rules and will get your thread locked.
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  • Do not post in existing support threads even if you think you have the same problem.
    • No two problems are alike.
    • "But the crash looks the same" does not matter.
  • You must include the log files in your post, otherwise we cannot help you.
    • Use a service like Pastebin.com or GitHub Gist.
    • Do not use a file sharing service like Mediafire, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc. and do not attach the file to your forum post.
  • When asking about a problem with the installer:
    • The installer log will be created in the same place as the installer and be called either installer.log or have the same name as the installer, but ".log" on the end.
  • Otherwise:
    • See "How do I get the debug.log" below.
    • Piracy ("cracked launchers") are strictly forbidden and you will be banned for using them. Buy the game.

How do I get the debug.log?

Using Mojang's launcher directly:


Open your game directory (.minecraft by default) and open the directory called "logs". In there you will find the file called "debug.log".

Note that Windows by default hides file extensions for known file types, so the file might look like "debug".
Do not post the files called "debug-<number>.log.gz". They are old logs.


Using the Curseforge launcher:


Unfortunately the Curseforge launcher breaks the creation of the debug log, so the following workaround is necessary (thanks @DaemonUmbra 😞)

Make sure you have the correct version of Forge installed (some packs are heavily dependent on one specific build of Forge) Make a launcher profile targeting this version of Forge.
Set the launcher profile's GameDir property to the pack's instance folder (not the instances folder, the folder that has the pack's name on it).
Now launch the pack through that profile and follow the "Mojang Launcher" instructions above.
You can also check this YouTube video for a demonstration of this process, which was created with the old Twitch Launcher, but the same applies with Curseforge.


How do I install Forge?

  1. Make sure you have Java installed.
  2. Download the Forge Installer from the official Files page.
  3. Double-click the Installer to run it.
    1. If this does not work even if you have Java installed, you can use Jarfix (Windows only) or run the file from the command line instead.
  4. Make sure the Minecraft Launcher is not running.
  5. Choose the "Install Client" option and click "Ok".
  6. It is highly recommended you run any modded versions in separate folders using the Game Directory setting in the vanilla launcher.
    1. This will store all your save files, configs, mods, etc. in whatever folder you specify (instead of just .minecraft) so they do not interfere with your vanilla installation (or other modded versions you may have installed) and vice versa.
  7. To set it, click "Edit Profile" in your launcher and in the settings screen that pops up, modify the "Game Directory" setting


How do I install Java?
This depends on your operating system. We recommend using Adoptium.


Why are mods not loaded from /mods/<version number> anymore?
This feature was superseded by a vanilla launcher feature called Installations.
Use the "Game directory" option to change where mods, worlds, configurations, etc. are stored.


How do I set up a Forge server?
Follow steps 1-3 of "How do I install Forge". Choose the "Install Server", select an empty directory and click "Ok".
The generated server installation operates like a normal Minecraft server, except that you must run the forge-xxx.jar file instead of minecraft_server.xxx.jar.
Do not rename the generated files, it will break your installation.

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