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How to Set Up a Custom Forge Version

This article will help you on how you can manually install a custom forge version in your server.

🔨 Download the Forge Installer 🔨

To install a custom Forge version on your server you need to first download the specified Forge version server files.

To do this you just need to do the following steps:

Go to official Forge's website here and find the Forge version you want.

Download the Forge Installer for the specified version.

After you downloaded the Forge Installer you need to add it to an empty folder and then open it by double-clicking on it.

Select the option Install Server, then select the new folder you created in the last step as the path for the installation.

Start the installation.

Forge will generate some files but, the most important ones are the two files and one folder:

The Forge jar file.
The minecraft_server.jar file.
The folder called libraries.

Rename the Forge jar file that was generated to one of the following according to the Java version you want to use:


🔩 Installing the Forge Version on Your Server 🔩

To set up your server with the Forge version you downloaded you need to do the following:

Use FileZilla to connect to your server as our guide is telling here.

Delete the content of your jar folder.


Upload the following to your server jar folder which is now empty:

The Forge jar, which is now renamed as custom-javaX.jar depending on the Java version you want to use.
The minecraft_server.jar
The libraries folder to your server jar folder that is empty now.


Log in to your Multicraft panel here, and set your Server Type to be named as the Forge jar you uploaded to your server on the last step. Do not forget to click on Save after changing the Server Type.


Start your server.

Please note that we recommend you also generate a new world with the Forge version change. Here is our guide for generating a new world.

If you find any issues setting up a custom Forge version on your server please contact us on live chat or via the ticket system.

❕ Useful Links ❕

- Changing your server version and type
- How To: Reset your world
- How to install Mods on your server

Updated on: 09/05/2022

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