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.
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.