Mods and resource packs can completely remix your copy of "Minecraft."
  • You can install mods in "Minecraft" by playing the "Java Edition" and using the third-party Minecraft Forge app.
  • Minecraft Forge will give you a folder to put your mods in, and help you enable them in "Minecraft."
  • You can also install resource packs, which change the game's graphics, without using Minecraft Forge.
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If you like "Minecraft," but are getting tired of the game, you might want to check out mods.

Mods, short for "modifications," are pieces of software that can change how "Minecraft" works. Some mods alter the rules of the time-space continuum. Some can change enemies into immensely powerful zombies. Combine a few mods, like introducing flags and custom weapons, and you can transform your game into a heated match of Capture the Flag with friends.

There are also resource packs (also known as texture packs), which change textures - the visual designs of every item in the game. These are great for making the game look different, but keeping the same gameplay.

Just note that mods and resource packs only work with the "Java Edition" of "Minecraft," available for Mac, Windows, and Linux computers.

How to install 'Minecraft' mods

To use mods in Minecraft, you need to install Minecraft Forge, find the mods you want online, add your mods to "Minecraft," and troubleshoot any problems that may arise. Here's how to do it all. 

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