The previous articles in this series provided the basis for setting your profiles to support Minecraft 1.11.2 mods. By using a Forge and Liteloader profile, it is now a simple matter of downloading the mod and placing it into the ‘mods’ folder found in ‘.minecraft’. I recommend you try them one at a time so you can see which could cause problems if the game ever fails to run, and to better understand what each mod alters.
The new Minecraft launcher has been teased since 2015, but recent news has revealed that it has now begun rolling out to players across the world. So what’s it all about? How do you get the new launcher? What has changed and what do you have to look forward to? Well, let’s find out! Let this be your guide to the new Minecraft launcher, as sourced from core developers, enthusiasts and my own usage.
You have already seen how easy it is to install Forge for Minecraft 1.11.2. Its installer simply creates a new profile (the uses of which we have already covered). In this article, I will show you how to install Liteloader, which is actually just generating a new profile in the same way that Forge did.
A mod-loader is simply a utility that is designed to do just that: load mods. They serve as technical foundations in the background of installations for an assortment of mods which introduce actual gameplay or aesthetic changes. Mod-loaders also enable mods which utilize them to be compatible with each other. There are a few different mod-loaders, however most mods use either Forge or Liteloader. Given that it is so essential, in this article I will show you how to install Forge and in the next, Liteloader.
In the last article of the series we covered the Minecraft 1.11.2 Launcher and profiles. Now it’s time to talk about Java.
The problem with the launcher is that it comes bundled with a two-year-old, 32-bit version of Java that can cause all sorts of weirdness and problems! The biggest of these is that it probably doesn’t use as much of your computer’s RAM as possible, so even though you can run Minecraft decently, it doesn’t always work as efficiently and smoothly as it could. In addition, a number of mods only list the latest Java version as compatible. This article will teach you how to install the correct or updated Java version and enable Minecraft to utilize it.