Questions tagged [minecraft-mods]

USE WITH CAUTION - Technical Support for crashes and issues related to running modded Minecraft are off-topic. This tag is for questions relating to the content, features, or gameplay of mods in Minecraft: Java Edition. Questions about add-ons for the Bedrock Edition of Minecraft should be tagged “minecraft-addons”.

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Why do I need to delete the META-INF folder when installing mods?

In Minecraft, nearly every tutorial on how to install a MOD tells you to remove the META-INF folder. However none of the ones I found tell you what it is. I don't like the idea of deleting a folder ...
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How exactly do I install Minecraft Mods and what is Forge?

I'm having a really, really hard time figuring out how to install mods on Minecraft. I've looked everywhere I can think of for help but the information is almost always outdated or unhelpful. I've ...
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How to install mods for the new Minecraft launcher

I've recently changed to the new Minecraft launcher, and I have noticed a change in the .minecraft folder layout. I can no longer install mods just by copying it over into the versions/1.6.1 jar file, ...
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Can my friend and I play minecraft together with different mods?

I'm wondering if I could play Minecraft with my friend. A modded Minecraft, only myself with mods and him without mods. Is it possible?
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Why isn't spawn-protection protecting the spawn?

I've run into a headache setting up a Minecraft server (using the FTB modpack). Having set up a sweet open air spawn-jail and moved the spawn point into it (using MCedit), I started hitting things as ...
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How can I prevent players from having a specific item in their inventory?

My brother has a problem with hooking people with fishing rods instead of focusing on survival. I know about the /clear command, but command blocks are only active when the chunk they're in is loaded, ...
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What is this end portal thingy?

I was playing Equivalent Skies modpack for a while until this strange thing appeared in my base. I can't destroy it and I don't know what it is. It just destroyed a part of my ME system. I hope ...
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How can I quickly level my crops?

I'm playing the regrowth mod pack right now, and I'm working to get better seeds. Normally, in packs using AgriCraft, I use a setup like this with the watering can: Which will very quickly cause the ...
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How can I have 2 different mod folders with the new Minecraft launcher?

I like playing Equivalent Exchange 2 mod, which was only updated for 1.2.5. It was also an external mod, meaning it was put in the "mods" folder. The new launcher works great, but I cannot find a ...
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How to get things off your head in Minecraft Mo' Creatures mod

I installed the Mo'Creatures mod into Minecraft, then made a fish bowl. After catching a fish I went to put it on top of a bookshelf in my room, but instead of placing it, the bowl just dropped at my ...
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How can I disguise my own name (for my screen) in chat on a recording?

I'm starting a channel for gaming, and I like my current Minecraft username, however if I change it to match my new one bad things will occur (and I don't want to buy a new username because then I ...
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Single Player Commands "java.lang.StackOverflowError" [closed]

I am using Single Player Commands to assist me while making a map. I am trying to use the /butcher command (this kills all mobs near the player), but I keep getting this error: java.lang....
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Generating huge text with blocks

How can I create text in Minecraft? I don't want to build it by hand so I'm looking for a Generator. Is there any way to put it directly in the world or to generate a schematic or something? ...
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How can I completely disable a particular vanilla mob in Minecraft 1.7.10?

I want to play Minecraft with a friend who has a debilitating fear of spiders. I would like a way to ensure that spiders, of any variety, will never appear in the game. Ever. Anywhere. Including ...
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What is this Minecraft mod that helps you teleport to places quickly with "waypoints"?

What is this mod called? Both syndicate and the diamond minecart. It is a mod that helps you teleport to places quickly with "waypoints". The menu looks like this:
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How can I get more children to grow up?

I'm using the Millénaire village mods in Minecraft. I have a Japanese-style village with at least one of every building. I have 30 villagers, including 6 children. Some of the places I had built, like ...
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Modding a Minecraft server from scratch

I've been hosting a couple of private Tekkit servers for some friends to play on. There are currently a couple of issues that are becoming frustrating for them: Bugs in existing versions of mods for ...
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How to install Single Player Commands

I've seen confusing instructions for Single Player Commands in Minecraft. How do I install it?
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What is the best way to feed a Hungry Aura Node?

I was wondering if my Hungry Aura Node gets more aspects efficient if I feed the Node with crafting tables one at a time or a stack at a time. What is the most efficient way to do this?
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Minecraft Corrupt Jar After Deleting Meta-inf

I'm trying to install OptiFine on minecraft and I'm taking the following steps: Open minecraft with archive manager Delete the Meta-Inf folder Open OptiFine with archive manager Copy contents of ...
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How to add mods in minecraft bedrock 1.14.60?

I have watched many tutorials on how install mods in minecraft, but no matter how many videos I watch and how many times I try, I can't add mods onto minecraft. I drag-and-drop minecraft mod files, I ...
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Is there a way I can disable mods for specific players? [duplicate]

My friends and I want to do a Magic v Science server where each team can only use their given mods. Is there a way to prevent the magic team from using mods like Thermal Expansion, Industrial Craft 2 ...
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When using graphics mods such as OptiFine, do I need to patch server or only client?

I found a mod for Minecraft that adds a lot of adjustments and optimizations to the graphics handling, OptiFine. However, I'm a bit unclear whether I need to patch the server in addition to the ...
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How to not do a sweep attack in Minecraft?

I keep killing too many farm animals (and especially babys) due to sweep attack. Is there a way to disable them? I am open to plugins/mods as long as they work on 1.16.5.
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How can I generate a Minecraft world with no stone?

I want to generate a world where all blocks (dirt, gravel, trees, granite, andesite, diorite, all ores, etc...) spawn normally but with no stone. I want a natural selection of other blocks replacing ...
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If I make a forge server with mods, do other people need the mod? [duplicate]

I want to make a Minecraft server with mods in 1.11 but do the players need mods as well because I heard from people that they just need forge.
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Planning and analyzing lighting layout

When building structures in Minecraft I usually tend to thoroughly plan my lighting layout, with the primary focus on a seamless coverage of the whole "civilized" area in a light level of at least 8, ...
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How can I stop seeing the migration cape on other players?

Background The Migration cape was rolled out to all eligible players who bought Minecraft before December 1, 2020 and migrated their Mojang or legacy account to a Microsoft account. Turning off the ...
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How do I stop the Minecraft launcher from warning me about using modified Minecraft installs

The Minecraft launcher recently updated to add support for Microsoft accounts, it also changed the background and added a warning when I hover over modified profiles in the selection tab (This ...
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Optimal Crucible to Magmatic Dynamos ratio

Playing on Agrarian Skies 2, What is the ratio of Crucibles to Magmatic Dynamos to obtain maximum power generation?
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What is more efficient - Liquid XP from OpenBlocks or Mob Essence from MFR?

I built two types of mob traps. One MFR based: mob spawners(from vanilla minecraft) + grinder. As you can see there is tesseract which transfers mob drops and MobEssence to Auto-Enachnter (MFR) and ...
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What is an Astral Node?

I'm still confused on how to do more advanced things with nodes, but I came across an Astral Node, and I can't find info about it anywhere. Also, nothing new was learned when I scanned it, unlike the ...
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Unexpected Minecraft mod tooltips

I loaded up Minecraft and all of a sudden these messages appeared which described everything I was doing. I don't know where these messages came from, since I didn't install a mod intended to produce ...
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Making the fill and clone commands easier to use

So I've been playing with the 1.8 snapshots and now pre-release for a few months now, and the /fill and /clone commands are fantastic for a creative-prone player like myself. No longer do I have to ...
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Is it possible to farm rubber?

I'm using the Technic Pack, and one thing I'm finding tedious is getting Rubber. I've got a patch of rubber trees, but I have to get the rubber by hand. Is there a way of automating the process?
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How do I remove the Bouncy Creepers mod from SkyFactory 4 without breaking hostile mob spawning?

I started a SkyFactory 4 modded world but now want to get rid of the bouncy creepers mod. However, simply going to the /mods folder and removing the BouncyCreepers-0.0.4.jar file will permanently ...
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Insane tick lag in Minecraft [closed]

I'm running Minecraft on the following machine: Windows 8 x64, 8 GB RAM (4 allocated for Minecraft), i5-2500K @ 4.5Ghz, AMD Radeon R9 290. I've got about 70 mods including Buildcraft, Thermal ...
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Luminators not working?

I know people don't think too much of luminators, but I've always been a fan. Playing on IC2 for MC1.7.10 I never had any trouble. I just starting a MC1.10.2 world using IC2 2.6.161 and luminators don'...
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If I install a mod in Minecraft Java edition, will it erase existing worlds?

I am old and have no idea how any of this works. My son’s only Christmas request is a furniture mod for Minecraft Java edition. If I (somehow) download and install one, will that erase his existing ...
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Does the inhibitor obelisk from EnderIO use energy?

I have one, but he is always full and I removed the power cable and he continues to work. I don't really mind, but this seems weird.
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Regrowth - Legit way to progress in the dream world

I am currently playing the modpack Regrowth, where you have several things to accomplish. I came to the dream world (where you lose all your inventory when entering) and am trying to get the necessary ...
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Logistics Pipes Request Tables forget Crafting Logistics Pipes

So in Tekkit Legends, I had an amazing set-up that auto-crafted a ton of IC2 stuff, like MFSUs, High Voltage Solar panels, and crafting-intensive items like that. It converted diamonds into IC2 things ...
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Disabling Railcraft features

Is there a way to disable certain features provided by Railcraft? For example, I do not want to be able to get more rails for the same amount of resources, since I want to keep the values as much ...
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I Can't Place Modded Blocks on my Minecraft Server

I am hosting a server with Kovacic's Mod installed onto it. When I enter the server, I walk far away from spawn and OP myself, yet nothing happens. I still cannot place blocks that are from the mod. ...
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How can I allow Riptide to be combined with Channeling and Loyalty?

Title contains the core of it. The way I imagine it to work is: When not in water/rain, instead of blocking you from throwing the trident, Riptide has no effect. Riptide, when actually used, negates ...
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Where did the mod button on the menu go?

The mod option has disappeared from the main menu screen in my son's Minecraft game. How do I access mods without the option on the main screen or is there a way to make it reappear?
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In the Twilight Forest mod, how does one find the Hydra?

I'm looking for the Hydra in the Twilight Forest mod and have failed to find it for the past several hours. Is there any strategy to finding this Hydra?
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Thaumometer on bed

I just started playing with Thaumcraft, and I scanned my bed at night with a thaumometer and was transported to another world. I woke up midday in a small hut with a bed and rug and fire, and outside ...
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How do you make a water portal in Minecraft?

I was recently on a server with these things that looked like portals except with water, it was before the aether mod. I was wondering, how do you build them? I don't want the Aether or Portal mods.
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Filling minecarts on command?

I'm performing some experiments with the new track types and have run into a problem — I want to test the physics of occupied carts without being in them myself (as that makes it very hard to see the "...
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