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How to Install and Use Modrinth

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Modrinth Download Install


Setting up mods or modpacks on Minecraft can be tedious work, especially for newcomers to the scene. Fortunately, there are plenty of third-party launchers that provide easy means to accomplish that. One of these has recently developed its own application for players to use, known as Modrinth. This service is an alternative option to CurseForge, as it’s popular and user friendly. Whether you want to have a custom profile with specific mods or quickly install modpacks to play with friends, there are lots of opportunities with this launcher. There’s even a way to import your existing profiles from other apps to make it easier to use this all-in-one service. Many players in Minecraft are beginning to use Modrinth compared to different launchers, but it can be confusing to get started with it. This is amplified if you’re unfamiliar with the platform, as it’s slightly unique compared to other apps. Due to this, we’ve created this Apex Hosting guide to show you how to install and use Modrinth for Minecraft.

Downloading Modrinth

  1. Navigate to the Modrinth App page, then click Download for your operating system.
    Modrinth Download
  2. Save this file somewhere easily accessible on your computer, then open it.
  3. After confirming the setup, click Install or something similar to finish the installation.
    Modrinth App Setup
  4. When it’s done, run the application to begin using the Modrinth app.


Getting Started

Modrinth App Guide

After you’ve installed the Modrinth App, you’ll want to click the Get Started button when prompted. This allows you to login with your Microsoft email that’s linked to your Minecraft account, along with setting up other credentials for their service. Once you’ve done all this, you can begin installing modpacks, creating custom profiles for standalone mods, or even importing other instances from different launchers. Whether you want to play on Dawncraft with friends or simply try out Apotheosis, you have plenty of options. When you’re ready to learn how to use Modrinth, review the following subsections to get started.

Installing Modpacks

By far the most popular feature of the Modrinth App is installing modpacks, as it’ll quickly and automatically set up all the needed mods for you to play in Minecraft. Whether you use Forge, Fabric, or even Quilt, you’re given the opportunity to search for packs for them all. With this in mind, follow along below to begin this process.

  1. While on the Modrinth app, click the Search button on the left-hand side.
  2. Afterward, continue to use the Filter options to narrow down what modpacks you want.
    Modrinth App Browse

    Note: You may also use the Search Modpacks field if you already have one in mind.

  3. Once you’ve found the desired modpack, click the Install button near the bottom right.
    Modrinth Cobblemon Forge
  4. Wait for this to finish downloading, then head towards your Library and click Play on it.


Creating Custom Profiles

Rather than using premade modpacks, you can create your own with any desired mods via custom profiles or instances. These are completely customizable, from the loader type to the Minecraft version you want. Keep in mind that you’ll need to manually find and add the mods to this profile after creating it, which is easily done in the Modrinth App. However, this isn’t only for modifications since you can install datapacks, shaders, and even resource packs too. The instructions below will guide you through the entire process.

  1. In the Modrinth app, click the Plus button near the bottom left corner.
  2. Proceed to fill out the Name, Loader, and Game Version fields accordingly.
    Modrinth Custom Profile
  3. Once you’re finished, click Create at the bottom right corner.
    Modrinth Create Profile
  4. Wait for this to download all required files, then navigate to the profile.
  5. Afterward, click Add Content to begin installing addons on your new instance.
    Modrinth App Profile

    Note: Use the Filter options to accurately find your mods, datapacks, etc. for the profile.


Importing Profiles

If you’ve used other services like ATLauncher or CurseForge to play with mods and modpacks, then importing your existing profiles on them to Modrinth is possible. This comes in handy if you or others already created a custom instance with everything configured, as it can be frustrating to redo that process on this new launcher. Whenever you’re ready to begin, the steps below you help you achieve this goal.

  1. Proceed to click the Plus icon near the bottom left corner in the Modrinth app.
  2. Near the top left corner in the prompt, press the Import From Launcher option.
    Modrinth App Import Profile
  3. After doing this, continue to select your desired launcher from the list.
  4. Find or type the directory pathway for the Instances subfolder in the text box.
    Modrinth App Import Instance

    Note: Don’t include the “…\Instances” in the pathway, as it’s a subfolder.

  5. Continue to click the Refresh button, then check mark your desired Profile in the list.
    Modrinth App Import
  6. Do this for all your wanted instances, then press Import at the bottom to transfer them.


Modrinth App Settings

In some cases, tweaking the Modrinth App’s options is required for your setup. For example, allocating more memory to changing the game resolution are a few settings to consider. These come in handy when personalizing and optimizing your gameplay experience. These are accessible by pressing the Setting icon at the bottom left corner of the application.

Modrinth App Settings



Whether you’re wanting to use modpacks or standalone mods on a custom profile, you’re given the opportunity to do both with the Modrinth App. This is a wonderful launcher that’s upcoming in the scene, even being on par with CurseForge in the modding community. From its mod capabilities to installing shaders, datapacks, or resource packs, Modrinth is becoming an all-in-one service for countless players. Besides this, we hope this Apex Hosting tutorial helped you learn all about this launcher and how to use it for Minecraft.

Useful Links

How to Add Mods to a Minecraft Server
Adding Modpacks to a Minecraft Server
Becoming a Minecraft Server Operator
How to Install Modpacks with CurseForge

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