Having Trouble Downloading Mods

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
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  • Olin Perrett

    I cannot download the modgician program, all it downloads is a internet link to the program. It is in a jar extension. How do you download the program?

    • modman

      @Olin

      Yes the Modgician program has a .jar extension. If it doesn’t launch when you double click on it, then there may be a problem with Java on your computer. Please ensure that java is installed https://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp and then try launching again. If you still have problem, please log a support request in the members area on the site and we’ll help figure out what the problem is.

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