Install Fabric Mods on a Client

To setup the server, you will need to follow our How to Install Fabric Mods on a Server tutorial to install the same versions of the mods as you have installed on your client. All mods and their configuration files must be in sync on client and server for everything to work. Some mods can only be installed onto the client or server, but they will specify that requirement in their installation instructions.

Install Fabric

Modmuss has an excellent video on how to install Fabric to your client here:

Install Mods

  1. Navigate to the location where Fabric was installed.
  2. Copy and paste the mods you wish to use into the mods folder. Some mod installation instructions may specify other instructions. Make sure to read those as well! We also recommend adding one mod at a time, so if something goes wrong, it’ll be easier to troubleshoot.
  3. Start the “Vanilla” Minecraft client. In the profile selector, choose “Fabric” for the version you just installed and save. Press Play and you’re done!
  4. Install the mods on your server. Click Multiplayer” to connect to your server.


Notes About Installing Mods to an Existing Mod Pack

Keep in mind that installing new mods into pre-existing mod packs can be tricky. You may wish to backup your mod pack before making changes so you can restore it if something goes wrong and you don’t know how to fix it. You can backup your mod pack by copying and pasting the whole directory/folder. You should do the same when working on your server by downloading its files from the server SFTP. Don’t be surprised if the mods you install don’t work. It sometimes takes a lot of trial and error.