Originally Posted by Anthony1
Does anybody play minecraft on PC ?
Reason I ask, is my kids recently got it for the PC, and they don't know how to add mods to the game. They want to try the Hunger Games mod, and the Survival Island mod. I haven't had a chance to look into how to add mods on, but the computer they are using is a Windows 8 PC, and I'm not too familiar with using that OS. (I hate it, to be honest).
Anyways, just wondering if there was any Minecraft experts in the house that could shoot me a PM to give me the skinny on how to add various mods in Minecraft, and what are the sweetest mods. Thanks.
Windows 8 has no effect on MC. And really, it's no different from 7 if you ignore the metro interface. I paid $5 for Start8 and now never have to use Metro.
Anyway, to the topic at hand, most mods are just in zip archives and to add them is pretty simple.
Go to the user folder, make sure hidden files and folders are shown, go to the AppData folder, then Roaming. In there you'll see a .minecraft folder, open that up and if there's no folder called "mods" make one and drop the mods in there.
The only problems arise when you start to add too many mods that conflict with each other.
As for a mod recommendation, look up Feed The Beast, there's a lot of different mod packs to choose from in there, but if your kids JUST started playing, it might be a bit of overload as they add hundreds of new items and stuff.