UPDATE 10/10/16: We now have an updated step-by-step Minecraft Install Page that you can find here techrocket.com/minecraft-install This page will be updated periodically as Forge gets updated.
- JDK 7 update 79
- Forge 1.7.10
- Latest Version of Eclipse
You will need a copy of Minecraft in order to create your mods. To get Minecraft visit https://minecraft.net/ and click Get Minecraft. Fill out the form to create an account. You will then have to buy it, and once that is complete you will be prompted to download it.
If you already bought, Minecraft click the Download it here link.
Next you will need to download JDK 7. **
Oracle has updated their page so Java 7 is not easily accessible. You can find it here.
Under the “Java SE Development Kit 7u79” download the executable that relates to your system. For example I have a 64x bit Mac computer so I would download that Mac OS X x64 version. NOTE: You have to accept Oracles License Agreement before downloading.
Next you will need to download Eclipse, which is an integrated development environment (IDE) used to develop Java code. You can download Eclipse from http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/packages/eclipse-ide-java-developers/neonr
You will download Eclipse IDE for Java Developers on the right you will see five links that will show your system and two possible options either 32 bit or 64 bit. Download the version that corresponds to your system. The current version of Eclipse as of this post is Eclipse Neon.
You will then be directed to the downloads page where you can download the provided mirror link. The link will be different sometimes so don’t worry, select the link and your download will begin automatically.
EDIT NOTE: When visiting the Minecraft Forge website DO NOT click on the ads or any other link that redirects you away from their site. You should be following the Minecraft Forge Installation instructions exactly. Clicking on any suspicious links leaves your computer vulnerable to viruses.
Now it’s time to download the famous Forge which is the key to modding in Minecraft. Navigate to http://files.minecraftforge.net/ and you will see multiple options.
We will be using Forge version 1.7.10 (recommended) select on the link that reads (Src) and the download will automatically begin. when it’s done drag the Forge directory to your Desktop.
Time to configure forge! Open your terminal/cmd and change the directory to the Forge directory that should be on your Desktop like so.
The easiest way to change the directory is to enter the command cd and then drag the forge directory from your desktop to the terminal/cmd.
Once we are in the designated directory enter the following command to install Forge. There will be different commands based on your system (Windows or Mac)
This will take several minutes, but will prompt you when the build is successful
After the first command is done, we now need to configure Eclipse. Enter the following command, this one should be a little faster.
Once that builds successfully you are ready for Minecraft Modding!
If you are having errors in regards to the JAVA_ENVIRONMENT variables follow these instructions
Enter this command in the cmd window:
set JAVA_HOME=C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_79
You Are Done! Now You Can Follow The Tutorial And Make Some Mods!