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Installing the modpack

We offer two ways to install and use the ArdaCraft modpack:
  • Launcher - looking for a quick, easy way to join the server? This is the best option.
  • Manual - like to take a DIY approach to modding Minecraft? Download our mods and install them yourself.
  • Launcher

    The ArdaCraft launcher offers an easy way to install all the mods needed to enjoy playing on our server.

    The launcher automatically installs the correct Java version, Forge, and mods for you so you just have to click and play!


    Start off by downloading the launcher from our GitHub page:

    • If you're on Windows grab the .exe here
    • If you're on Linux grab the .AppImage here
    • If you're on Mac (OSX) grab the .dmg here

    You may get a message that says this is not a trusted program or that it may be dangerous

    • If you're using chrome - click the up arrow next to the 'Discard' button and then click 'Keep'.
    • Chrome Keep Download

    Install steps:

    1. Run the setup file.
    2. Your antimalware software may think that this program is malicious. This is because it is written in Electron and not many antimalware software's can identify Electron applications.
    3. Once you run the setup.exe Windows might pop up with a message asking if you want to run the unrecognized app. Click More info and then click Run anyway.
    4. Windows Unrecognized App
    5. Choose your installation options - You can have the program work for all users of a computer, or just for your account.
    6. Click Next and choose your install location.
      • Note that the ArdaCraft Launcher will default install to a folder called .ardacraftlauncher and ArdaCraft Launcher in your C:\Users\%yourusername\AppData\Roaming folder.
    7. Click Install.
    8. Make sure the checkbox next to Run ArdaCraft Launcher is checked and click Finish.

    Using the Launcher:

    1. You will be greeted with a welcome message. Click the Continue button.
    2. Log in with your Minecraft account. This process uses the Mojang authentication service and we do not see any of your information.
      • We do not support 'cracked' Minecraft accounts. If you do not own Minecraft - Buy the game here
    3. If you wish to change the launcher settings like how much ram the game will use click the gear/cog icon under your player name and go to Java.
    4. If you wish to change which mods you have installed, or install your own, click the gear/cog icon under your player name and go to Mods. Launcher Menu

    5. Click the PLAY button on the bottom right. The launcher will install everything and auto join you to the ArdaCraft server!

    6. If you do not have Java installed - the launcher will have a pop-up asking to install it for you.

    I ran into issues!

    • If your launcher gets stuck at 100% after hitting the PLAY button. Exit the launcher, relaunch it, and try again.
    • If your game is really slow try adding more RAM in the launcher settings menu.
    • If you run into an issue press Ctrl and Shift and i keys at the same time. This will bring up the html editor. Click the Console tab on the top. Right click anywhere in the log and click Save as.... Post your issue and the log file to our #Support channel on Discord.


    This is not the recommended way to join the server, but if you are having troubles with either of the two options above, you can install everything yourself. This comes with all mods you can install via our launcher, you can pick and choose which ones you want to use with your install.

    How to self-install:

    1. First install Forge for Minecraft 1.12.2.
    2. Run Minecraft with the Forge profile enabled.
    3. You will see multiple folders within the self-install zip you downdloaded from above.
    4. The 'files' directory contains configuration files for Minecraft. It also includes the Resourcepacks. You can copy the contents of this folder into your .minecraft folder.
    5. The 'forgemods' directory contains all the Forge mods we use on the server. There is a 'required' folder inside this directory. You MUST move these mods in to your .minecraft/mods folder in order to join. There is also two folders with 'optional' names. 'optionaloff' means the launcher does not have these mods selected by default, 'optionalon' means these mods are selected by default and reccomended.
    6. The 'litemods' directory contains all the Litemods we use on the server. These are optional and you can install them if you wish.
    7. Again, everything from the self install files goes in your .minecraft folder. To find this follow this guide on how to get to it. Then move the files in the 'files' folder there and mods from 'forgemods' and 'litemods' into the mods folder.
    8. After everything is moved into your .minecraft folder launch the game again with the Forge profile selected.
    9. Once you are on the main menu screen, go to Options then Resource Packs... and move the file above the Conquest
      • This is what your Resource Packs page should look like:

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    1. You now have everything you need to join the server. The IP is