Hosting A Modded Minecraft 1.16.4 Server on a Raspberry Pi

Part One — Setting Up Single Player

Select Some Mods

There are a ton of community made mods for Forge. You can browse and select which ones you want here. My favorite is Immersive Engineering, which adds a robust electricity and mechanics system. Just make sure the mod is compatible with your version of Minecraft, then click the download button to get the zip file. For now, download the mods you want and keep the zip files someplace you can find them later.

The game version should match your version of Minecraft Java Edition, which should also match your version of Forge.

Installing Java

Stay with me here, this is likely the worst part. In order to use Forge, your computer needs to have Java installed. Java used to be installed alongside Minecraft, but lately the game has used a bundled version to avoid needing that (this is a good thing). Forge, however, still needs Java running on your computer.

java --version
java 13-ea 2019-09-17Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 13-ea+33)Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 13-ea+33, mixed mode, sharing)
/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install.sh)"
brew cask install java
C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;"C:\Program Files\Java\jdk-11\bin"
C:\Program Files\Java\jdk-11
open ~/Library/Application\ Support/minecraft

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