How To Use Modgician

A step by step procedure on how to install Minecraft Mods with Modgician

Step 1 – Prepare Minecraft for modding

Not all mods are available for all versions of Minecraft. So, depending on which mods you want to use, you’ll need to create different profiles in Minecraft to run the different versions.

For example; the latest version that the Computer Craft mod is available for is Minecraft 1.8.9, so you’d need to set up a profile in Minecraft for version 1.8.9.

When you first install and run Minecraft, it automatically creates a default profile for the latest version of Minecraft. So, after you work out which mods you want to install, you’ll need to create the profiles in Minecraft to run those versions.

All mods available for installation by Modgician are listed on our site. Use our mod search page to find the mods you want to use. On each individual mod page is a list of all the versions that the mod is available for. example …

Then come back to these instructions to continue.

Step 2 – Login to Modgician

Step 3 – Generate a profile for modding

The first time you open the program to mod a Minecraft profile, you’ll need to generate a copy of your Minecraft profiles for modding.

(if the version of Minecraft that you want isn’t listed, go back to step 1 to learn how to create a profile for the version that you want to mod)

Step 4 – Select the version of Minecraft you want to mod

This will trigger the program to access all the Mod data on our servers for that version of Minecraft.

Step 5 – Use the filter to find the mods you want

To make it easier to find the Mods you want, use either the Category Filter or the Text Search filter.


To remove the Category Filter, just unlick the category that you have turned on.

To remove the Text Search filter, just delete the text you have typed in.

Step 6 – Import the Mods you want

To make it easier to find the Mods you want, use either the Category Filter or the Text Search filter.

(this step only has to be done once per mod per version – after the Mod is imported into the system, it will be there for next time)

Step 7 – Select and Install Mods

If the Mods require any dependencies (like Forge or Player API), Modgician knows what to do and will automatically take care of this for you. If any dependency Mods need to be imported, Modgician will ask you to import them first.

Wait while Modgician goes to work installing the Mods according to the pre-tested set of rules we have set-up for each of the Mods you’ve selected.

Step 8 – Launch Minecraft & Play

Minecraft will launch and the version profile that you have just modded will be pre-selected in the list of available profiles to launch.

Your modded version profile will now launch.

IMPORTANT: We recommend to create a separate world for each version profile that you create.

For example, one world for 1.7.10, another world for 1.12.2, etc.

Opening a world with different version profiles may corrupt and break your world. However, going back to Modgician and adding more mods or taking mods out should not break your world. Regardless, we recommend to use the Backup tab in Modgician to take regular backups of your worlds.

Refund Policy

As a general rule, as per our terms and conditions and to protect ourselves from fraud, we do not offer refunds. Below are the most common reasons that get presented to us for needing a refund, along with our response to that reason. We’re not like creepers in Minecraft that are out to get you, but we do need to protect ourselves as we have been hit many many times by people who are simply trying to take advantage of us. Please note that our refund policy is inline with most other software companies who do not offer refunds for casual reasons. If you feel that you have extenuating circumstances, please send an email to and explain your situation. We’ll then review it and get back to you.

Doesn’t work on my device
We do our best to ensure you have all the information needed on what types of devices/computers Modgician will run on. This information is clearly displayed on the home page as well as on the FAQ page. If you haven’t checked to confirm that you have the correct device/computer, we can’t be held responsible for that.

Doesn’t work with the edition of Minecraft I have
We do our best to ensure you have all the information needed on what edition of Minecraft is required for installing mods with Modgician. This information is clearly displayed on the home page as well as on the FAQ page. If you haven’t checked to confirm that you have the correct edition of Minecraft, we can’t be held responsible for that.

Can’t get Modgician to work
We provide responsive and full support to ensure that you get all the help you need to successfully use Modgician to install mods into Minecraft on your computer. We have never failed to get Modgician working properly on a customers computer that meets the requirements of Modgician. If you have had trouble using Modgician and haven’t asked us for help, then a refund is not available. There are several ways to contact us for support: via the Support tab in the Modgician program, via the Support tab in the members area on the website or you can send an email to

My child signed up without my knowledge
Kids these days are pretty tech savvy and it’s important to ensure that things like PayPal passwords and credit card details are not stored on your computer. Not because kids are naughty but because sometimes they don’t understand the full impact of what they’re doing. Also, it’s good to keep your details safe in case the wrong hands get hold of your computer. If your child has been able to successfully sign up for Modgician and go through the PayPal/credit card process without your knowledge, then this is not our responsibility.

As stated above, if you feel that you have extenuating circumstances, please send an email to and explain your situation. We’ll then review it and get back to you.

Be Careful of the Ads

When you use Modgician, for some of the mods you will be downloading the mod file from the mod developers original download links. We do this to help support them financially as they make money off of the ads displayed on their download page (please note that Modgician does NOT make any money from these ads).

The majority of the download links will take you to an ‘’ (pronounced “ad-fly”) page which will have ads on it for all sorts of products. In the top right of the window there will be a countdown that counts from 5 to 1, then changes to a button that says “Skip Ad” – this is what you will need to click on to download the Mod.

Here is an example of what it will look like…

If you’ve broken your Minecraft by installing mods

In almost all situations, this can be easily fixed. Modgician provides the facility to regenerate that broken part of Minecraft.

Follow the instructions below for the Profile Reset first, if Minecraft still won’t run your modded profiles then try the Full Mod Reset.

NOTE: Both of the procedures below will remove only mod related files in your Minecraft installation and will not touch your core Minecraft files or any of your saved worlds.


  • Your Minecraft was working before installing mods and doesn’t now after installing mods
  • You didn’t alter your Minecraft installation other than using Modgician

Profile Reset

(try this first)

  1. Determine the version of Minecraft that is broken. (this will most likely be whatever version of Minecraft you were using and modding)
  2. Open the Modgician program
  3. On the Version Management tab, In the ‘Select Minecraft Profile’ area, find the version in the list that is broken.
  4. Click the X to the right of the name
  5. A window will open asking you to confirm, click OK
  6. In the ‘Generate New Profile for Modding’ area, click Generate on the same version
  7. A window will open asking you to confirm, click Install
  8. The version will then appear in the ‘Select Minecraft Profile’ area, click the Select button to the left of it.
  9. Install the mods you want a couple at a time and test that Minecraft works every time you add a couple more. If it ends up crashing again, then let us know all the mods you installed up to that point so we can debug the problem.

Full Mod Reset

(if the Profile Reset doesn’t fix it, then do this)

  1. Perform steps 1-5 from the Profile Reset instructions above for every profile you have created in Modgician on the Version Management tab.
  2. Launch Minecraft
  3. Click on the ‘Installations’ tab
  4. Hover over any profile of Minecraft in the list
  5. Click on the 3 dots to the right of the profile, then click edit
  6. In the ‘Game Directory’ box, click on browse
  7. Expand the ‘.minecraft’ folder, then locate the ‘mods’ folder and delete it
  8. Close the window
  9. Close Minecraft
  10. Open Modgician
  11. Under the version management tab, generate your chosen version of Minecraft
  12. Then Select the Profile
  13. Install just a few mods and test to see if you can open that profile in Minecraft
  14. Then install a couple more mods and test again
  15. If at some point the game crashes, just uninstall the latest ones that you installed and let us know what they are so we can investigate our end and find the conflicting mods

Check your Browsers Download Settings

Most of the Mod developers make their Mod available as a compressed file, meaning they will have a .zip or .jar file extension. Some browsers have a default setting to automatically uncompress the download file, rendering it uselss for Minecraft.

Check below for specific instructions related to the browser you use to check your browser is not set to automatically uncompress the download files.


Chrome currently does not have a setting to automatically uncompress compressed files, so if you use Chrome you do not have to worry about this.


  • Open Firefox
  • For Windows…
    • Click on the Tools’ drop-down menu
    • Click on ‘Options
  • For Mac…
    • Click on the ‘Firefox’ drop-down menu
    • Click on ‘Preferences…’
  • Click on the ‘Applications’ tab
  • Scroll down and look for ‘ZIP archive’ and set the Action to “Always ask”
    (if ZIP archive doesn’t exists, then you will need to download one mod first then ZIP archive will appear in this list)
  • Close the ‘Options (Windows)/Preferences (Mac)’ box
  • Restart Firefox

Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer currently does not have a setting to turn off automatically uncompress compressed files, so if you use Internet Explorer you shouldn’t not have to worry about this. However, if you do have trouble importing Mods into Modgician, let us know straight away and we’ll help you to get it working properly.


  • Open Safari
  • For Windows…
    • Click on the ‘Tools’ drop-down menu
    • Click on ‘Options’
  • For Mac…
    • Click on the ‘Safari’ drop-down menu
    • Click on ‘Preferences…’
  • Click on the ‘General’ tab
  • Un-tick ‘Open “safe” files after downloading’
  • Close the ‘Options (Windows)/Preferences (Mac)’ box
  • Restart Safari

I haven’t received my Password

If it’s been more than 10 minutes since you signed up for a Modgician Membership and you haven’t received your welcome email with your password yet, then do the following:

Send an email to from the email address that you used to setup your membership and request for your password to be sent again.

We’ll then reply to your email with the password.

How to Use Modgician Video

The Modgician Mod Installer is actually rather simple to use, however, it helps to know the details of the program so that you know exactly what to do and have a great experience using it.

Running Modgician on Apple Mac

There have been quite a few reported incidents of Apple Mac users not being able to launch the Modgician application. If you are having this problem, please follow the instructions on this page regarding Java before contacting us.

Modgician has been designed to run on any computer that has Java 7 installed. If you’re using a Mac and Modgician isn’t opening properly for you, then these instructions should help you get it running properly.

Requirements for running Modgician on Apple Mac computers

  • OS X 10.7.3 (Lion) or later
  • Java 7 Update 45 or later

Checking your OS X version

To check your version of OS X, click on the Apple icon in the top left corner of your screen, then click on “About This Mac”

It needs to be at least 10.7.3 for Modgician to work.

Checking your Java version

To check your version of Java, click on the Apple icon in the top left corner of your screen, then click “System Preferences…”

Look for the Java icon which should be in the section called “Other”. If you can’t see it then you most likely don’t have the Java Runtime Environment installed. If it is there, click on it. This will launch the Java control panel which normally takes a few moments to open. Once it opens, click on the “About” button.

The version number should be “Version 7 Update 45” or later

Installing / Updating to the latest Java

Click this link to take you to the Java download page:

Follow the prompts to download and install the latest Java. Once finished, please double check your version of Java as per the above instructions to ensure that it is installed correctly.

Launching Modgician

On some Apple Mac systems, double-clicking on a .jar (Java) file will open it with an archiving program and show you the contents of the file. If this happens to you, instead of double-clicking, hold down the Contrl key then click once on the Modgician.jar file, then from the pop-up menu that opens choose Open With, then choose “Jar Launcher”

Provided Java is installed correctly, Modgician should open in a few seconds and present you with the login screen.

Still not working?

If following these instructions didn’t resolve your issue, please contact Support by going to the members home page, click on the Support tab and fill out the details.

Modgician Application FAQ

EditionDevicesWorks with Modgician
Java EditionWindows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 (32 or 64 bit) Apple Mac 10.7.3 or later LinuxYES
Mobile, Windows 10, Xbox, Playstation, (everything other than Java Edition)iPhone, Android, ConsolesNO

New Minecraft Launcher

  • Minecraft 1.12.2
  • Minecraft 1.11.2
  • Minecraft 1.10.2
  • Minecraft 1.9.4
  • Minecraft 1.9
  • Minecraft 1.8.9
  • Minecraft 1.8.8
  • Minecraft 1.8
  • Minecraft 1.7.10
  • Minecraft 1.7.2
  • Minecraft 1.6.4
  • Minecraft 1.6.2

Old Minecraft Launcher

  • Minecraft 1.5.2
  • Minecraft 1.4.7
  • Minecraft 1.3.2
  • Minecraft 1.2.5

Some versions of Minecraft, like 1.3.1 and the first few 1.4.x versions were not out for long before they were superseeded by an improved version. Because of this Mod developers don’t always release a stable version of their Mod for that version of Minecraft. So we stick to the ones that work and that the majority of Mod developers release versions for.

Modgician is available for the Java Edition of Minecraft ONLY and will run on the majority of desktop computers and laptops including:

Microsoft Windows

XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 (32 or 64 bit)

Apple Mac

10.7.3 or later
(does not work on iPhone or iPad)


as long as it runs Java 7 or later

If you are creating an account for someone who is under the age of 13, please ensure you use the name of an adult when creating the account. It is stated in our terms and conditions that we do not knowingly collect information from children under 13.

For children age 13 – 17, please use your own discretion as to who’s name you use on the account.

Some people have asked us why there are ads on the download links even though they have purchased Modgician.

We don’t actually make any money at all off of the ads …

The majority of mod developers ask that nobody else host their mod for download, mainly so that they can keep control over version releases (current and old).

Mojang (the creators of Minecraft) do not allow the Mod developers to charge money for their mods, as they are actually re-distributing modified forms of the Minecraft code.

So, the majority of mod developers put their downloads behind links as a small source of revenue to try to get something back for their work in creating the mod. We merely host the links that they put up (not all go to pages) so they don’t lose out when people install their mod through Modgician.

Having said that, we are building (one step at a time) a system which will give much more revenue to the mod developing community based on the number of installs of each mod through Modgician. But this requires more development as well as negotiation with the Mod developers.

However, once that is in place, then it will be a 1 click install (rather than download, import & install), to install mods through Modgician and you won’t see any ads.

  1. Launch Modgician Application and Login
  2. Select the version of minecraft you want to Mod
  3. Click the links for the Mods you want to download and install
  4. Select the tick box next to the Mods you want, then click Install

We fully test the installation of every version of every Mod before making it available in Modgician. This means that if you see it in the list, you can confidently install it into your copy of Minecraft.

Standalone vs Client/Server

Other Mod installers
Most of the Minecraft Mod installers available are a standalone program. That is, they are designed with a set of rules and then handed over to you to operate.

The problem with this model is that the world of Minecraft Mods is a fast evolving beast, with things changing constantly. To keep those programs up to date and always working means they would need to constantly release new versions of their software to ensure the Mod installations always work for you.

Modgician is built on a client/server model. That is, the Modgician client application that runs on your computer connects to our central database for the latest, up to date information on how each and every Mod needs to be installed. This allows us to fully test the installation of every single Mod that is listed in Modgician, then update the server which is then instantly available to the client application on your computer. Because of this you can always install Mods with confidence and ease.

Free vs Paid

Minecrafters worldwide have built an amazing community of developers who freely contribute their work. This also includes developers who have released Mod installers in an attempt to make things easier.

However, because there are so many Mods and a massive number of dependencies, conflictions and variations of how Mods need to be installed, it takes a lot of time to keep on top of it all.

For a developer to fully support a free Mod installer, they wouldn’t have time to work, sleep or eat. As is the case with many of the free Mod installers, there are large amounts of problems and questions that people have posted which do not get a response.

Modgician works on a paid model for the simple reason that if you want easy, fast and reliable Mod installation softtware, someone needs to be on the other end ensuring it happens all the time.

Because we test the installation of every Mod available through Modgician, we are aware of any conflictions a Mod may have with other Mods. The confliction is then flagged in the system so that you get prompted with a warning if you try to install two Mods that conflict with each other.

As a general rule, Mod developers will indicate if their Mod relies on any other Mods to work. In this case, the system is set to automatically install any dependencies so that you never have to worry or even think about it. Just choose the Mods you want to play with and leave any worrying about dependencies to us.

No. The reason for this is because Modgician is designed to elimianate potential problems with installing Mods. We examine every Mod before we list it, including full testing of the installation. The end result is that you can be confident that every Mod listed in Modgician will install properly into your copy of Minecraft.

If there is a Mod you would like added, please use the Mod Suggestion form on the Members Home page and we’ll add it in for you.

Not yet. Installing texture packs is on the list of future improvements.

There may be a problem with your account status. Login to the Modgician website, go to the Modgician Members Area and check to ensure that the status of your account is “Premium”. If it says basic, then this is the reason you aren’t seeing any Mods. If you have purchased a premium account, please double check that your PayPal account has been charged, then go to the Modgician Members Area and use the Questions/Suggestions form immediately to advise there is a problem and we’ll investigate.

Old Minecraft Launcher
If you’re running the old Minecraft Launcher (for MC v1.5.2 or earlier) then another potential reason is because you are running a cracked version of Minecraft. Modgician relies on certain files in Minecraft to confirm the version of Minecraft that is running. In cracked versions, these files are normally missing, therefore Modgician is unable to determine which Mod list to download from the server upon login.

This is most likely because the Mod developer has released an update and we are updating our system and testing the Mod to ensure it installs and works properly.

This usually takes anywhere from 10 minutes to 1 hour.

So, close Modgician and re-open it in a few minutes. If the Mod doesn’t re-appear after 1 hour, then use the Support & Feedback tab on the application to contact us.

Generally speaking we ensure that all popular Mods are available for installation through Modgician.

There are a lot of Mods out there, with new ones appearing every day, and we do our best to keep up with the latest Mods that people want. However, sometimes there are Mods we don’t know about or haven’t put into the system yet for one reason or another.

If this is the case and there is a Mod you want to install that hasn’t been added to Modgician, just use the Mod Suggestion form on the Members Home page and we’ll either get it added for you asap or let you know why it hasn’t beed added and when it is likely to be added.

Please be aware that sometimes Mods are not added because they either just don’t work properly or have way too many conflictions with other Mods. We test every Mod before making it available in Modgician to ensure you have as hasslefree an experience as possible.

If you have purchased a premium account or a free trial and want to cancel it, you can do this on the Members Home Page. Make sure you are logged in to the site, then once you are on the Members Home Page, click on the ‘Profile & Account’ tab and scroll down and you will see the cancellation information.

Once you cancel the recurring payment, your account will remain in Premium status until the end of the term that you have paid for (or the end of the free trial) at which point your account status will automatically downgrade to Basic.

If you are sure you want to permanently delete your Modgician account, please send an email to from the email address that you used to create your account and request that your account be deleted permanently. Please note that if your account status is currently Premium, you will first need to logon to your PayPal account and cancel the recurring payment to us. Once the term of the recurring payment is finished and your account is automatically downgraded to basic, then we can permanently delete your account if you request us to do so.

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