ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Minecraft In Game Mod Manager (Download + Review)

Updated on November 26, 2011
Minecraft's modder developed mod manager.
Minecraft's modder developed mod manager.

Do you love Minecraft mods? Wish that you could somehow manage all your mods from inside the game itself? Well now you can with the brand new Minecraft Mod Manager, a tool that allows you to enable and disable minecraft mods in game.

Mojang promised that they'd get around to putting a mod interface into Minecraft (that's why the texture pack selection bar also has mods written on it) but Notch decided that potions and dragons were far more important to the minecraft experience, and like other promised improvements that would have enhanced the core game experience, a mod manager has thus far gone by the wayside.

Fortunately, as usual, a modder has come to the party and created a mod managing interface you can use in game. You'll know Hippoplatimus, he made the Pistons mod (which has since been integrated into the official game) and he also made the Paint Mod. Basically he's an unpaid Minecraft developer, so if you have some spare cash to send his way, I suggest you make a donation. Whilst Mojang stuffs around adding mushroom colored cows to the game, people like Hippoplatimus are giving us what we really want and need.

Okay, bitter jibes at the creators aside, here's how the Mod Manager works. You install it pretty much like you'd install a mod, except instead of opening the current minecraft.jar, you rename it and add the downloaded minecraft.jar to the .minecraft folder. Once you've done that, you'll have a new interface when you start the game, an interface that allows you to enable and disable various mods. The program also creates a new 'external mods' folder, which is where you'll now place your mods, instead of unzipping them and adding them manually to the minecraft.jar yourself. You'll probably find that the process of modding minecraft is made much more simple by using this new interface, a double bonus for minecraft players who have been waiting a very long time for this relatively simple addition to the game.

The only drawback is that you'll have to exit to the main menu to change which mods are enabled, in much the same way you currently have to exit to the main menu to change texture packs. You'll also have to keep an eye on which mods are compatible with one another, if you install incompatible mods, you may still have problems with your game crashing. However, in future editions of this tool, there will be a 'resolve conflict' button that will fix those issues.

Download The Minecraft Mod Manager!


Submit a Comment

No comments yet.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)