How To: Add Mods to Minecraftedu

Using mods

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Mods, or modifications, are user made custom changes to the game that either alter aspects of the game such as basic functions, user interface, or add blocks or items. They are not officially supported by Mojang, but are acceptable to use. Some may provide features or functionality to the game that might enhance your school program. MinecraftEdu supports all Forge-based mods. To read more about mods visit the Modding article.

As of MinecraftEdu 1.6.4 build 7 support for adding, managing and getting more mods was made much more fluent with the built-in Mod Manager.

Best practices

Mods can be a blessing and a curse. On one hand they can take your Minecraft experience to an entirely new level. On the other hand, too many mods can have adverse effects on your experience. If you are not careful with mods, you can crash your game, cause connection issues, and create unnecessary work for yourself.

To properly utilize mods here are a few suggestions:

  1. Never add more than 1 mod at a time without testing that your server starts and your map is working.
  2. If adding a mod has caused some issue, stop the server and remove the mod. It may be the mod itself or it may be incompatible with another mod you are using.
  3. Always make sure the mod you have is compatible with the version of forge you are running. As you upgrade MCEdu, the forge will also get updated from time to time.
  4. Always use a second install of MCEdu as a testing ground for mods. If there are no issues and you are comfortable, then add it to your primary install.
  5. Some mods just require too many resources to run, this happens frequently in school settings as they rarely have gaming-quality computers.
  6. Many mods come with a config file. This is a good place to make adjustments to how the mod works. Always backup the config file before you play with it.

Adding mods to MinecraftEdu

You can either add mods to MinecraftEdu using our online mod library or find and download more mods manually.

Using MinecraftEdu Online Mods Repository to download new mods

To access the MinecraftEdu Online Mods Repository first start your MinecraftEdu Launcher, press Mods and then press Online Mods. From that list select mod(s) you want to install and press the Download Mod button to download the mod. When downloading mods using this feature, mods automatically get placed in the correct places (for example some mods only need to be installed in client and some mods will need to be installed in both client and server).

Manually downloading more mods from Internet

  • FInding Mods:
  • First start by downloading the mod (Placing it on the desktop makes it easy to find.)
    • They can be zip files or jar files.
    • Take note if this mod is a client, server, or both.
  • Next, locate the mod on your computer and copy it to the following locations as necessary:
    • Client: \minecraftedu\minecraft\mods\1.7.10
    • Server: \minecraftedu\minecraft\servertool\server\mods\1.7.10
    • DO NOT UNZIP THE FILES
  • By default any new mods you install this way will be automatically enabled the next time you start the program.
  • If you want to check that the mod was discovered and will be loaded, click the “Mods” button in your Launcher and make sure your new mod is listed.

Managing your mods

Mod Manager can be used to easily manage your MinecraftEdu mods. There are two tabs in this section if you have installed the servertool. One of the tabs will control the client mods and the other will control the server mods.

  • A mod that is listed and has a check beside it will be loaded.
  • An unchecked mod will not be loaded.
  • Use the select all box to select or deselect all the mods at once.

Removing mods

There are two ways to access your MinecraftEdu mods folder for removing unneeded mods. You can either launch your MinecraftEdu Launcher and access the folder or manually navigate into your mods folder.

Using MinecraftEdu Online Mods Repository to remove mods

First launch your Mod Manager. Should you wish to remove a client mod, click the “Client” tab. Should you wish to remove a server mod, press the “Server” tab. After that click the button “Open Mods Folder” and remove the mods you no longer need. Once you are done removing the mods you no longer need, close the file browser and click the Launcher’s “Mods” button again to refresh your mods.

Manually removing mods

Open the following folders within your Minecraftedu installation and simply delete the mod files you no longer want.

  • On the client: \minecraftedu\minecraft\mods\1.7.10
  • On the server: \minecraftedu\minecraft\servertool\server\mods\1.7.10

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