How to download and install Minecraft Forge on mac, windows

Minecraft is one of the famous video games all over the world. It has lots of mods that you can use to make the game run faster and perform clearer. But without Minecraft Forge, it would be challenging to create mods. Additionally, The Forge makes sure that the mods are compatible with each other. But how to install Minecraft Forge?

In this article, we are going to guide you through the entire procedure. That how you can download and install the Minecraft forge for different Operating systems, including Microsoft Windows and macOS. If you wonder how you can download and install the package for the particular Minecraft versions, here, we would like to tell you that there are no differences in the installation process between different versions. You only need to install the same version of Forge for the Minecraft version That you are playing. So, without wasting time, let’s get started.

Download the Forge:

The first step is to download the Minecraft forge from the official website of Minecraft. And after downloading, we will do step by step installation of Minecraft Forge on different OSes.So, to download the File.

  1. Go to the Minecraft Official Website. This link will redirect you to the download page of Minecraft Forge.
  2. If you want to download the latest version, Click on Installer in the Download Latest windows. If your Minecraft is of an older version, click on Show All Versions. And there, you can select the other versions of Minecraft Forge. And select your desired version and click on the Installer to start the downloading.                  Forge
  3. Here you may find different installers for Windows and Mac. If (more installers showed), Click on Windows Installer for the Windows OS and click on Installer for macOS. And for the rest Operating systems also click on Installer.
  4. So, once you click on the installer. You will go to the new window, and that will ask you to wait for six Seconds. And after six Seconds, click on Skip to skip the Ad. Then the  Forge file will automatically start to download.
  5. And finally, a file fo 6.1MB .jar file will begin to download. That you can see on the bottom left side of your screen.

So, in just a few steps, your Minecraft forge file will successfully download. And then it turns to install the Forge. The installation of Minecraft forge is different on different OSes. Therefore will we are going to guide you on how you can install the Minecraft Forge file on macOS and windows.

Installation on Mac:

  1. First of go to the folder where it is downloaded. And Double click on .jar file to open it.
  2. Now, your system will show you an error message, click on OK.                                                                               
  3. Then click on the Apple icon located at the top left corner of the screen.
  4. And then click on System preferences > Security and Privacy.
  5. Now, in this window, you see a message, as highlighted in the image below. So, click on Open Anyway and then OK to permit the software to be installed on your macOS.                                                                                                                                                                                   
  6. Now, again go to the .jar file and Double click on the file to open. This time the file will open and will give any sort of error. This time if you do not have the java installed on your Mac, it again will not open. It will provide you with the massage of installing the java file. To do that, click More Info on the pop-up window, click Download below Java, click the Java .dmg file, double-click the Java .pkg folder, and follow the on-screen instructions. And the java will install successfully on your Mac. And then again double click the forge file to open.
  7. So, now check the box of Install Client and Than click on OK to proceed to the next step. Moreover, you can also change the destination file from this step.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
  8. After you click on the OK button, the installation process will start, and after some seconds, the Minecraft Forge will be on your macOS.
  9. You can confirm the installation by opening the Minecraft Application. And at the bottom of the screen, you can see the opinion of Forge appearing. Moreover, you can edit your profile by clicking on the edit profile and manage the Settings.

So now the  Minecraft forge has been successfully on macOS. And now if you have a Windows PC. So, we are going to install the Minecraft forge on Windows step by step. The downloading procedure is almost the same. But the installation process differs somehow between both Operating systems. So let see how we can install the Minecraft Forge in Windows PC.

Installation on Windows PC:

  1. So, now go to download folder and Double click on the Forge installer. And the installer will open. Or usually, the downloaded file itself is added on the screen of the PC.                                                                      Moreover, many times the installer does not open due to the absence of java. To install the java, go to and install the free version of java from there. And again, try to open the installer, and this time it will open.
  2.  Once the Forge installer is open. Check the box of Install Client. And then click on the OK button to proceed. On this step, you can see the installation path of the ForgeForge too.                                                                                                                                                                                         
  3. Once you click on the OK button. Then the installation of the Forge will start, and after some time, the ForgeForge will successfully install on your Minecraft game.
  4. You can confirm the installation by opening the Minecraft Application. And at the bottom of the screen, you can see the opinion of Forge appearing. Moreover, you can edit your profile by clicking on the edit profile and manage the Settings.

This was all about the installation of Minecraft Forge on macOS and windows. Except for these Operating systems, if you want to install the Minecraft Forge on Linux or can follow the same process as we did in the case of windows.

Some FAQs:

Que: Is Minecraft Forge safe to install?

Ans: yes! Until you download it from the official website of Minecraft. Above in the article, we have given the link of the official website of Minecraft. You can install the Forge from there without any hesitation. Moreover, the same case is for mods. Install the mods from the official website rather than from any other site.

Que: Is Minecraft Forge free?

Ans: Yes! It free to use.

Que: Do we need Forge to run OptiFine?

Ans: Well, yes, and no both. Because it depends on your need, you can run OptiFine with Forge or without ForgeForge as you require.

Que: Is Minecraft forge a large file to install?

Ans: No! It is almost a file of 6.1MB at the time of downloading.

Que: How much RAM do I need to run Minecraft smoothly?

Ans: The minimum requirement is 2GB RAM. And you can efficiently run the Minecraft on the device with 4GB RAM.

Que: Why Minecraft FPS fo slow?

Ans: There are two possibilities. First, your graphic card is not compatible. Secondly, you require to install the OptiFine for the Minecraft. The OptiFine can boost your fps (even double it) and will help make your Minecraft smoother and cleaner than ever

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By Safar Ali

Safar Ali is an Entrepreneur, Marketer, and writer. He has been writing for more than three years. And his pieces have appeared on some of the high-authority sites, including HubSpot, Mashable,, Business Insider, TechCrunch, Makeuseof, CNET, and many more.

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