Minecraft Forge for 1.7.4 / 1.7.2 / 1.6.4 / 1.6.2 / 1.5.2

Minecraft Forge for Minecraft 1.7.4 / 1.7.2 / 1.6.4 / 1.6.2 / 1.5.2 is an open-source API providing extra modding capabilities to developers and players. These capabilities have been added to minimize the incompatibilities between different Minecraft mods so that players can install multiple mods of similar functionality without any glitches or errors. At the same time, developers can include Minecraft Forge in their code, in which case you don’t have to install the forge, but it’s no harm to add it on top of the existing installation.


  • Open your Minecraft launcher.
  • Open the “Options” menu near the “login” button
  • Use the link in the Options menu to open the .minecraft directory
  • Navigate to the bin folder.
  • Open minecraft.jar and the Forge version you downloaded with appropriate archive software. (i.e WinRAR, 7-Zip)
  • Drag all contents from Forge into the minecraft.jar
  • Delete the META-INF folder from the minecraft.jar
  • Close both minecraft.jar and Forge download.
  • Go back to the .minecraft directory.

For Windows users, you just have to run install.cmd. If you’re on linux, you need to copy files and apply patch manually for now, A install.sh for linux users too is on the way.

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  • ashton182002

    The minecraft.jar or minecraft is not in the bin folder what should i do

    • Ipal

      install a mineshafter
      or a minecraft original from minecraft.net

  • Katringa

    Can I just find out how to install forge with the new launcher? It’s rather confusing and I don’t have a bin folder. What do I do? I’ve tried to install it abou a hundred times and I’m getting annoyed. Please help.

    • puppyspirit36

      You double-click the file you downloaded, hit install, and you’re good. No need for meta-inf deletion, I was lazy and it worked fine.

  • http://hooptiesworld.enjin.com/ Hooptiecoupe

    You can go here for more information on how to install the forge loader
    or try here for updated reveiws on mods: