Mod is a short word for Modification, so basically what Minecraft mode does is that it lets you change anything in-game from its original state.
With the help of mods, you can do anything in the game, you can add new creatures in the game and even completely change the way how the game was supposed to be played. Even though mods are not necessary to play Minecraft but it sure does make Minecraft a lot more fun and is one of the main reasons why the game is so popular these days.
If you’re someone thinking of downloading and installing mods to make Minecraft more fun, then you should know that there are two versions of Minecraft currently, one is the original one which is now called Minecraft: Java Edition and the other one is simply called the newer version. so, you’ll have to make sure that you download the mods compatible with your version of the game. Also, make sure you know how to allocate more RAM to Minecraft.
Safety Concerns About Minecraft Mods, Textures, Skins and Modpacks
In general, there is nothing to worry about while using Minecraft Mods but you always have to be extra careful while downloading anything from the internet because even though Mods themselves are not harmful but the file you download from the internet can be full of all sorts of viruses. Like:
- The file you download might contain malware, spyware, or a virus.
- the site itself that you download your Mod from could be malicious and can be used to intentionally infects your computer.
- The Mod file might not even work and is meant to be used as an advertisement.
The potential thread listed above is mostly those that can be avoided by just being a little extra cautious like downloading the Mod from a reputable site. There are many Mod creators that have their official websites to download these mods from. So, if the mods you’re looking for is well known and you know the name of the creator it’s possible that they might have their own website and downloading from the official site is definitely the safest way possible.
If the Mod you’re looking for is not that well known and you’re not sure where you should download it from and if it’s safe or not, then you can always go to a site like The Minecraft Forum. These forum sites help you take advantage of the community experience and help you a lot in figuring out what is safe and what is not and where you can download these Mods from. But even on these sites, there are some important things that you should always be cautious of;
You should always avoid downloading Mods that are posted by new accounts or have no comments on them and always look for Mods that have been posted for a long time and has a lot of positive comments and not a single comment that indicates the possibility of it containing a virus, malware, or inappropriate content.
Another good way to make sure what you are downloading is exactly what you were looking for is to go and search through Youtube and watch some videos on the Mods, which will generally give you an idea of how this Mod works.