How To Manually Install Forge 1.17+ on a Minecraft Server

Forge is a popular modding platform for Minecraft that provides players with a powerful and flexible way to customize their gameplay. It serves as a foundation for developers to create and distribute mods, which are modifications that add new features, items, and mechanics to the game. With Forge, players can enhance their Minecraft experience by installing and running various mods that cater to their preferences, whether adding new dimensions, creatures, or gameplay mechanics.

Note: Make a backup of existing saves on the server.

Note: For Forge 1.16 and lower, see here.

How To Manually Install Forge 1.17+ on a Minecraft Server
Step 1. Download Forge.

Step 2. Choose a version and select Installer.

Step 3. Launch the Forge installer and select Install server.

Step 4. Change the install location to a folder on the desktop.

Step 5. Click OK.

Step 6. Once finished, navigate to the folder on the desktop.

Step 7. Select all files. Right-click and choose Send to>Compressed (zipped) folder.

Step 8. Minimize the file to use later in the guide.

Step 9. Log in to the Multicraft panel.

Step 10. Stop the server.

Step 11. Go to the File Manager tab on the left.

Step 12. Click the All button.

Step 13. Select the Delete button.

Step 14. Confirm by clicking the Delete button.

Step 15. Select the Upload button.

Step 16. Drag and drop the .zip file from Step 8.

Step 17. Mark the checkbox beside the .zip file.

Step 18. Select the More button and click Unarchive.

Step 19. Confirm by clicking the Unarchive button.

Step 20. Return to the Home tab.

Step 21. Select the Open JAR Menu button.

Step 22. Click Custom on the left.

Step 23. Toggle the button next to Custom Forge 1.17+.

Step 24. Click the Save button at the bottom.

Step 25. Start the server.

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