Want to install some sweet mods onto your server with Forge? Follow this guide on how to do so! This guide will show you how to install Forge on 1.16.5 servers and prior, as well as 1.17+.

NOTE! We are going to be explaining two different methods of doing so. One is with our Egg Switcher, and the other is through your local PC. For Forge 1.17+ you will need to use the Egg Switcher to get it installed!

Egg Switcher Guide:

Step 1: On your Raw Power Panel, navigate to General Settings. In there, you are going to find a box labeled Egg Switcher.

Step 2: Select the corresponding Forge nest and egg. BEFORE YOU DO SO, MAKE SURE YOU TAKE A BACKUP IN CASE YOU NEED ANY FILES!

Step 3: Once you have ticked both boxes for reinstallation and data deletion, click YES, SWITCH and let it finish running the installer. It will automatically choose the latest Forge version and Minecraft version to install.

If that was what you were looking for, then you are done! Press START and enjoy your Forge server!

Step 4: Should you wish to change Minecraft versions, head to Startup Settings and swap the criteria for installation. MINECRAFT VERSION and BUILD TYPE should be the boxes you want to swap. For example, should you change them to 1.18.1 and RECOMMENDED and it will install that corresponding build of Forge with that version of Minecraft.

Should you want an older and more specific version of Forge, use this box. The given is example is for an earlier version of Forge 1.18.1. NOTE! This overrides the previous two boxes mentioned.

Step 5: Once you have changed your criteria to your liking, head back to General Settings and click the REINSTALL SERVER button, and it will reinstall the server using your criteria.

Done! Enjoy your Forge server!

Self-Install Guide

Step 1: Download a forge server by going here. And download the recommended installer on the right – Save this to your desktop. For this tutorial, we’ll be using Forge 1.12.2 –

Forge download website

Step 2: Once downloaded, created a folder on your desktop named “Forge” and open the installer. From there we will select “Install server” and select the folder you made on your desktop. After you’ve done that. Press “OK”

Forge server installation

Step 3: Once forge has downloaded all the required files, your “Forge” folder should look like this -

Forge server required files

After verifying all these files have been downloaded, rename your Forge .jar to “forge-1.12.2.jar”

Step 4: Compress your “Forge” file using 7-zip or any other compression tool into a .zip file

It’s important that you compress it to a .zip otherwise we won’t be able to decompress once uploaded to the server!

How to compress a file to .zip using WinRaR (7zip recommended)

Step 5: Log into the DedicatedMC.io panel and select the server you wish to upload Forge to

Step 6: Click on “File Management” which can be found in the sidebar on the left of the panel.

Step 7: Make sure all files are deleted, so you have an empty canvas.

Click “Upload” which is located at the top right of your file manager, and upload your zip file that you just created in Step 4.

Step 8: Once your compressed folder has uploaded, right-click the file and select “Decompress” – This may take a few moments to complete.

Once that's completed, you will have a folder named “Forge” in your file manager.

Step 9: Open the “Forge” folder in your file manager, and right-click the “libraries” folder. Select “Move”

Add ../ to this line to move the folder an entire directory up in the file structure.

Repeat this for the remaining 3 files.

Step 10: Click on “Startup Parameters” which can be found in the sidebar on the left of the panel.

Replace “server.jar” on the middle panel with “forge-1.12.2.jar”. Exit the field to save your changes.

Set your Java Version to Java 8 or 11 for anything under Forge 1.17. JAVA 16 or 15 WILL NOT WORK IF SELECTED.

Click on “Console” and press “Start”. Your server is now a Forge server! Place any mods into the “mods” folder that will be generated upon startup!