Installing Forge for
Minecraft Modding 1.9

1. Installing Java

You can’t mod in Minecraft without the infamous Java. Java is a general purpose programming that allows you to play online games, chat with people from around the world, control your toaster, view images in 3D, and of course mod in Minecraft. We will go through the steps of downloading Java for your machine.

  1. Download Java by visiting Oracle’s website and downloading JDK 8, which can be found here.
  2. Navigate to the section that reads Java SE Development Kit 8uXXX and Accept Oracle’s License Agreement before downloading.
  3. Click the download link that relates to your computer operating system (Windows).
  4. The download will begin immediately and should only take a few minutes.
  5. Once the download is finished, open it up to begin the installation.
  6. Follow the installation instructions to install JDK 8.
  7. You now have Java installed! (Woot!)
  1. Download the latest version of Java by visiting Oracle’s website and downloading JDK 8, which can be found here.
  2. Navigate to the section that reads Java SE Development Kit 8uXXX and Accept Oracle’s License Agreement before downloading.
  3. Click the download link that relates to your computer operating system (Mac OS X).
  4. The download will begin immediately and should only take a few minutes.
  5. Once the download is finished, open it up to begin the installation.
  6. Follow the installation instructions to install JDK 8.
  7. You now have Java installed! (Woot!)

2. Installing the Eclipse IDE

You can’t mine in Minecraft without a pickaxe and you can’t mod in Minecraft without Eclipse! Eclipse is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that is used to develop, compile, and debug Java code. As you know Minecraft is built using Java! and all the files needed to mod Minecraft are accessible through Eclipse. Go through the following steps to install the Eclipse IDE for your machine. Visit the Eclipse Download page by clicking the following link Eclipse Download Page.

  1. Visit the Eclipse Download Page to download the latest version of Eclipse for Windows!
  2. On the right hand side you will need to select Windows 32-bit or Windows 64-bit

    Pro Tip: The terms 32-bit and 64-bit refer to the way a computer’s processor (also called a CPU), handles information. The 64-bit version of Windows handles large amounts of random access memory (RAM) more effectively than a 32-bit system. If you’re unsure what kind of system you have, follow the following steps!

    • Use the search bar and type in “System” and hit Enter.
    • Under “System Type” you should see your system type, e.g. 64-bit Operating System.
  3. Once the system type is selected, click on the download button on the next page to begin downloading Eclipse.
  4. You will now have a zipped Eclipse folder in your downloads folder. Drag that over to your desktop so we can extract it!
  5. Unzip/extract the Eclipse folder at your desktop location. Unsure how to extract a folder? Follow these steps:
    • Right-click on the Download folder.
    • Click “Extract All”.
    • Click on “Browse”, point it to your Desktop, and click “OK”.
    • Click “Extract”, and after several seconds your zipped Eclipse folder will appear unzipped on your Desktop!
  6. Open the Unzipped Eclipse Folder and double-click on the Eclipse icon to open the Eclipse Application.
  7. You now have Eclipse installed
  1. Visit the Eclipse Mars Download Page to download the latest version of Eclipse for Mac!
  2. On the right hand side you will see the option for Mac OS X(Cocoa) 64-Bit
  3. Once selected, click on the download button on the next page to begin downloading Eclipse.
  4. You will now have a zipped Eclipse folder in your downloads folder. Drag that over to your desktop so we can extract it!
  5. Unzip/extract the Eclipse folder at your desktop location. Unsure how to extract a folder? All you have to do is double-click it!
  6. Open the Unzipped Eclipse Folder and double-click on the Eclipse icon to open the Eclipse Application.
  7. You now have Eclipse installed

3. Downloading Minecraft Forge

Forge is a Third Party program created specifically to mod Minecraft. Forge goes through many updates and has a strong online community. Minecraft Modding on Tech Rocket is currently using Forge version 1.9 We have provided a direct download to the Forge folder which contains all the files needed to mod Minecraft. Download the zipped folder using the following link Minecraft Forge 1.9,

  1. Click the link above to get to the provided download page for Minecraft Forge.
  2. Click the download button on the top right side of the page (looks like an arrow pointing down).
  3. Your download should begin instantly. Once completed, click on the download to open it.
  4. The zipped forge folder should now be in your downloads. Click on the entire folder and drag it over to your desktop.
  5. Once on your desktop you have to unzip the folder by extracting it to your desktop. If you're unsure how to extract a folder, revisit the Eclipse Download steps to bring it back to memory.
  1. Click the above link to get to the provided download page for Minecraft Forge.
  2. Click the download button on the top right side of the page (looks like an arrow pointing down).
  3. Your download should begin instantly. Once completed, click on the download to open it.
  4. The forge folder should now be in your downloads! Click on the entire folder and drag it over to your desktop.

4. Installing Minecraft Forge

Now that we have Forge downloaded and Eclipse installed, we’re ready to install and configure Minecraft Forge. We've simplified the forge installation process for you by providing a simple installer inside of the Forge Modding folder you downloaded in the last step. This is how we will install and configure Minecraft Forge! The commands differ from Windows and Mac, so we've provided an installer for each operating system. Note: chat one of our Live Coaches if you have an operating system that is not listed here.

  1. Open the Forge Modding Folder you downloaded in the last step, and select the option that reads:
    gradlew-setup-eclipse-windows.bat
    The selected option will begin the Forge Installation and generate the necessary modding project files.
  2. The install should take a couple minutes, but once it’s done you will see a BUILD SUCCESSFUL message.
  1. Open the Forge Modding Folder you downloaded in the last step, and select the option that reads:
    gradlew-setup-eclipse-mac.command
    The selected option will begin the Forge Installation and generate the necessary modding project files.
  2. The install should take a couple minutes, but once it’s done you will see a BUILD SUCCESSFUL message.

5. Setting up the Eclipse Workspace

We installed Forge and Eclipse, and now we’re almost ready to begin modding. We still need to setup the Eclipse workspace. Remember those files we generated in the last step? We need to point the Eclipse workspace to those files so we can begin our modding adventures.

  1. Open Eclipse. The Workspace Launcher prompt will pop-up.
  2. Click on Browse.
  3. Navigate to the inside of the ForgeModding Folder.
  4. Select the Eclipse folder.
  5. Click OK in the Workspace Directory prompt.
  6. Click OK in the Workspace Launcher prompt.
  1. Open Eclipse. The Workspace Launcher prompt will pop-up.
  2. Click on Browse.
  3. Navigate to the inside of the ForgeModding Folder.
  4. Select the Eclipse folder.
  5. Click OK in the Workspace Directory prompt.
  6. Click OK in the Workspace Launcher prompt.