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.

OR

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 support@modgician.com 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 support@modgician.com

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 support@modgician.com 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 ‘adf.ly’ (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.

Assumptions

  • 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

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.

Firefox

  • 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.

Safari

  • 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 support@modgician.com 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: https://www.java.com/en/download/mac_download.jsp

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.