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One of the best ways to play Minecraft with your friends is with the use of modpacks. Modpacks are a collection of Minecraft mods that create an overall theme. Playing on these modpacks can completely change what you know Minecraft to be as they modify Minecraft well past its normal gameplay. While playing with modpacks are great, knowing how to install these packs on your server can be quite difficult. If you host with Apex, we have many modpacks that you can add with just one click! With thousands of available modpacks out there, we, unfortunately do not have a way to add every one of these to our installer. If you want a modpack on your server that we do not have available, you can still install it manually! Installing a modpack manually can definitely be confusing if you have not done it before. That is why we will be going over each step on how you can manually install a modpack.
This guide assumes you will be working with a modpack that has prepared a server version for you. Not all modpacks will provide one. If this is the case you will need to convert the client version into a server version. You can find our guide on doing this here. This guide will also be needed if you have manually created a modpack that you want to upload to the server.
If you want a custom modpack created but do not know how to, check out our modpack creation addon here!
Knowing which modpack you would like to download is the first step in finding the perfect pack for your server. Modpacks can come from a variety of sites such as CurseForge, Technic, FTB, or ATL. When you find a modpack you would like to download, you will need to check for a server download. If the modpack does not have one, you will need to convert it.
Not all modpack downloads are going to be the exact same. Some of them may have different file names, but the steps should be pretty similar to the ones we are going to cover.
Console says “Unable to access jarfile /jar/custom.jar”
This error is generally due to the jar not being placed into the jar folder, the forge.jar not being named to “custom.jar”, or the file was corrupted while uploading. To resolve this, go into the FTP File Access tab in your server panel and double-check that the file is there and named correctly. If you have confirmed that both of these are correct, you will need to reupload the files.
Console says Missing libraries or related
If you are getting this error, it means the libraries folder was not uploaded all the way to the jar folder. Confirm that the folder is inside of the jar folder and if it is not, reupload it through FileZilla or another FTP program. Once added, restart your server and try again.
Forge and Minecraft_server jar not present in the server pack
While all server packs should have these jars, it is possible that they are missing. If this is the case, you will need to manually install Minecraft Forge to your server. You can find our guide on doing so here. Make sure if you do this, you are confirming that the version is the same for the modpack.