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* A paid copy of the computer edition of Minecraft. This is the version that is obtained by purchasing Minecraft at minecraft.net using a Mojang account.
 
* A paid copy of the computer edition of Minecraft. This is the version that is obtained by purchasing Minecraft at minecraft.net using a Mojang account.
 
Only the computer edition can run Pixelmon. Minecraft Pocket Edition (including Windows 10 Edition) and console editions (Xbox, PlayStation, Wii U, Switch) cannot run Pixelmon.
 
Only the computer edition can run Pixelmon. Minecraft Pocket Edition (including Windows 10 Edition) and console editions (Xbox, PlayStation, Wii U, Switch) cannot run Pixelmon.
Cracked launchers may not save your Pokémon when you quit Minecraft, will not allow you to join most servers, or may cause other issues. This will not be fixed.
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Cracked launchers may not save your Pokémon when you quit Minecraft, or may cause other issues. This will not be fixed.
 
* 2 GB of available RAM.
 
* 2 GB of available RAM.
 
* A 64-bit Java 8 version.
 
* A 64-bit Java 8 version.
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== Forge installation ==
 
== Forge installation ==
* Go to this page, and find the latest build (as shown to the right).
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# Navigate to the [https://files.minecraftforge.net/ Forge Downloads website]  and download the recommended version (2768 as of writing this).
Note: Recommended is currently broken -- you may get rendering crashes. Forge 2751 and up fix this.
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# Download the file that most suits your situation. If on Windows download the "Windows Installer", or is on MacOS/Linux download the "Installer".
* Click either "Windows Installer" (if on Windows) or "Installer" (macOS/Linux).
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# Run the downloaded file to begin the installation procedure.
* The downloaded file is an automatic installer. Run it, select "Install client" and then click "OK".
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# Select "Install Client" on the installer, and click "OK".
Note: If you plan to use an alternative launcher, you may need to change the folder it installs to first.
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# Now that Forge is successfully installed, open up the Minecraft Launcher and log in if required.
* When the Forge installation is done, open the Minecraft launcher.
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# Near the Center Top, select "Installations", and then slightly under that click on "New".
* Click the "Launch Options" tab on the header bar of the launcher.
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# Under the Version tab, you should see something along the lines of "release 1.12.2-forge<Version>" where "Version" is the version you downloaded.
* There should now be a Forge profile listed. Check if it's there.
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# Select that and name the installation something memorable like "Forge 1.12.2".
Note: If no Forge profile shows up (or it is outdated), follow these steps first:
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# After saving that, go back to "Play" and change the version near the Play Button to the Installation you just saved.
If no Forge profile is present, click "Add new". If an older profile is present, click that instead.
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# Now click on "PLAY" and wait for Minecraft to load.
<br>Find the drop-down menu labeled "Version" and select your new Forge version.
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# Check the bottom-left corner of the main menu. You should see the Forge version you installed.
<br>Save your profile.
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# Close Minecraft and move on to Pixelmon installation. Minecraft should not be open while installing mods.
* Click any other tab, such as "News".
 
* Click the arrow to the right of the "PLAY" button.
 
* Select your new Forge profile and then click "PLAY".
 
* Check the bottom-left corner of the main menu. You should see the Forge version you installed.
 
* Close Minecraft and move on to Pixelmon installation. Minecraft should not be open while installing mods.
 
 
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== Pixelmon installation ==
 
== Pixelmon installation ==
  
* Download the latest version of Pixelmon Generations.
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# Download the latest version of Pixelmon Generations on our [https://pixelmongenerations.com/downloads/ Downloads page].
* Open the Minecraft launcher.
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# Go into the folder where your Minecraft installation is located at; for windows by default it's %appdata%\.minecraft (C:\Users\USERPROFILE\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft where USERPROFILE is your user).
* Click the "Launch Options" tab on the header bar of the launcher.
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# In the game directory, look for a folder named mods. Forge should have created one.<br>Note: If no mods folder is present, refresh your view (try the F5 key). If that fails, create one.
* Click the profile that you installed Forge into.
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# Place the downloaded Pixelmon file inside the mods folder.<br>Warning: Do not extract or otherwise edit the downloaded .jar file. Copy it directly into the folder.
* Find the text box labeled "Game directory", and click the green arrow to the right of it.
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# Save your profile.
Note: You can also navigate to the shown path using a file manager (such as File Explorer or Finder).
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# Click any other tab, such as "News". Start the game.
* In the game directory, look for a folder named mods. Forge should have created one.
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# Check the "Mods" section on the main menu. If Pixelmon is listed here, it was installed correctly. Have fun!
Note: If no mods folder is present, refresh your view (try the F5 key). If that fails, create one.
 
* Place the downloaded Pixelmon file inside the mods folder.
 
Warning: Do not extract or otherwise edit the downloaded .jar file. Copy it directly into the folder.
 
* Save your profile.
 
* Click any other tab, such as "News". Start the game.
 
* Check the "Mods" section on the main menu. If Pixelmon is listed here, it was installed correctly. Have fun!
 

Revision as of 19:21, 13 July 2019

Installation requirements

  • A paid copy of the computer edition of Minecraft. This is the version that is obtained by purchasing Minecraft at minecraft.net using a Mojang account.

Only the computer edition can run Pixelmon. Minecraft Pocket Edition (including Windows 10 Edition) and console editions (Xbox, PlayStation, Wii U, Switch) cannot run Pixelmon. Cracked launchers may not save your Pokémon when you quit Minecraft, or may cause other issues. This will not be fixed.

  • 2 GB of available RAM.
  • A 64-bit Java 8 version.


Notes

  • If Minecraft is currently running, quit out of it before installing anything.
  • It is recommended to have at least 2 GB of RAM allocated to Minecraft. Note that this requires a 64-bit operating system and a 64-bit version of Java.
  • The Pixelmon .jar file is universal, meaning that the same file can be used on both clients and servers. A smaller server-specific file is also available, which is missing files that a server would never use. Files with "-server" in the name will not work on things that aren't servers.


Forge installation

  1. Navigate to the Forge Downloads website and download the recommended version (2768 as of writing this).
  2. Download the file that most suits your situation. If on Windows download the "Windows Installer", or is on MacOS/Linux download the "Installer".
  3. Run the downloaded file to begin the installation procedure.
  4. Select "Install Client" on the installer, and click "OK".
  5. Now that Forge is successfully installed, open up the Minecraft Launcher and log in if required.
  6. Near the Center Top, select "Installations", and then slightly under that click on "New".
  7. Under the Version tab, you should see something along the lines of "release 1.12.2-forge<Version>" where "Version" is the version you downloaded.
  8. Select that and name the installation something memorable like "Forge 1.12.2".
  9. After saving that, go back to "Play" and change the version near the Play Button to the Installation you just saved.
  10. Now click on "PLAY" and wait for Minecraft to load.
  11. Check the bottom-left corner of the main menu. You should see the Forge version you installed.
  12. Close Minecraft and move on to Pixelmon installation. Minecraft should not be open while installing mods.


Pixelmon installation

  1. Download the latest version of Pixelmon Generations on our Downloads page.
  2. Go into the folder where your Minecraft installation is located at; for windows by default it's %appdata%\.minecraft (C:\Users\USERPROFILE\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft where USERPROFILE is your user).
  3. In the game directory, look for a folder named mods. Forge should have created one.
    Note: If no mods folder is present, refresh your view (try the F5 key). If that fails, create one.
  4. Place the downloaded Pixelmon file inside the mods folder.
    Warning: Do not extract or otherwise edit the downloaded .jar file. Copy it directly into the folder.
  5. Save your profile.
  6. Click any other tab, such as "News". Start the game.
  7. Check the "Mods" section on the main menu. If Pixelmon is listed here, it was installed correctly. Have fun!