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Having mods or plugins is an excellent way to bring excitement to your Minecraft gameplay. While mods and plugins are both great, by default they are not compatible with each other. If you want mods on your server, you won’t be able to use plugins. There may be some features you want your server to have that you can’t find any mods for or you may want to add some features that don’t require installation client side. With Spongeforge, you will be able to have both mods and plugins, however, there are some restrictions with this.
Spongeforge only has compatibility with Minecraft versions 1.12.2, 1.10.2, and 1.11.2. Spongeforge is also not compatible with Bukkit plugins, you can only download Sponge plugins. While there may be restrictions with Spongeforge, it is a great way to add both mods and plugins to your server. Today, we will walk you through how you can install and use Spongeforge.
Note: If you are downloading Spongeforge on the Chrome browser, it may get detected as a virus. If this happens, you may need to go to your “Windows Security” settings on your PC, then go to “Manage settings” under “Virus & threat protection settings” and change “Real-time protection” to off. This should allow you to download Spongeforge. However, it is highly recommended to turn this back on after you have installed Spongeforge to keep your computer safe from any malware. Please be assured that Spongeforge is not a virus if you have downloaded it from the same site and the same way as shown in this tutorial.
Server is crashing on startup after plugins are added
If the server is crashing on startup after you add the plugins, it is likely due to either a missing dependency, wrong version, or a corrupted jar. Make sure you check the console for further information. Check all of the plugins you added and confirm that they are the correct version and that they don’t have any dependencies. If you confirm all of this and it still doesn’t start, remove all the plugins and add them one by one to narrow down exactly which one is the issue. This is time-consuming but effective too.
Server is crashing after adding Spongeforge
If your server is crashing after Spongeforge was added, it is likely due to having the wrong version of Sponge, the world not being reset, or mods with compatibility issues. Double-check that you have installed the correct version of Sponge. If you are sure it is the right version, check that your server does not have the following mods: FoamFix, LagGoogles. If it does, delete them as both of these mods can cause the server not to work. If you didn’t reset the world originally, you may need to reset it. You can find a guide on resetting the world here.
Server is stuck loading
Many times when modifying the server, the server will need to be confirmed before it will fully start. This happens a lot especially when you remove or add mods. Most of the time in the console, you will see Missing Mod Id’s errors. All you need to do to resolve this is type /fml confirm in the console.