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First Steps

Here you will learn how to install Fork, create your first server, and import your world. Let's start!

Installation Guide

Table of Content:

  • Windows
  • Others


To download Fork, first go to webpage and click on the Dowload button.

After this you will be prompted to download ForkLauncher.exe Save it and put it in a location you have easy access and launch it to start using Fork.

When you first execute it, fork will be installed in %appdata%/Fork , and you will be prompted to make (or import) your first server.


As of now, Fork can only run on Windows but we're also working on solutions to bring Fork to Mac and Linux.

Your First Server

So, you have installed Fork and you want to start making servers to play with your friends, are you ready to learn how?

When we open Fork for the first time and we haven't made a server yet, we get a screen with 2 options. For now we're gonna teach you how to create a server. Let's click on the "Create a Server" button shown bellow.

After clicking it, we are prompet up with a lot of options. Don't panic! We explain in a further Doc how to config your server. For now let's see how we can get our server up and running.

We have different options of server:

Server Description
Vanilla The true classic minecraft server experience
Paper Plugin modified minecraft with better performance
Waterfall Network System for Minecraft Servers (Bungee)

We can choose whatever server type we want in terms of what we need, in this case, we're gonna stick with Vanilla to show how it works out the box.

As per the version, we can also choose it freely. The rest of the config will be looked in another Doc ahead.

Now that we're done, let's hit the green anvil button to finish making the server.

And voilĂ ! We've finished our server and hitted start and it's running. Good Job!

Importing your World

Wait, you don't want a new world? If that's your case, you're in the right section. Let's start.

First, let's do it in the Create a server section. When we start creating a server, we just scroll down till we find at the bottom the Misc section and we click on Click to select your World

When we do this, we will be prompted with your prefered file-manager and be asked to select a world. Remember it's important that you select the folder itself, not something inside.

When we have done it, it should look something like this:

But wait what if i want to do it with a server that's already created?

First, let's shutdown ther server and go into the settings, and select the "globe" icon.

Here we can import the world the same way we've explained before. Just select a folder and import it, and it's done!

Further note: If you have a server with multiple worlds (in the case for example of a multiverse Paper server) you can change individually each world created with the world list.

And that's all for this Doc.

Frequest Questions

Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions

Mod support

Currently there is no "of-the-shelf" mod support in Fork, like there is for plugins.

The adviced way to go is to install Forge (or any other modded client) by hand by replacing the server.jar in your server folder. After that you can manually add mods by adding them to the mods folder inside your server folder.

For more informations about installing a custom server.jar see: Custom server.jar.

Custom server.jar

Fork is using the server.jar inside your server folder to start the given Minecraft server. By default Fork will manage what version and what server type the server.jar is, but you can manually replace the file with any server.jar file you like.

WARNING: The type of the server in Fork will not change, so if you replace the server.jar Fork will still display the old type. This means, that features, like changing the version, deleting a dimension etc. might not work as expected!

Example: Replacing a Vanilla server.jar with Forge to install mods
  1. Create a basic Vanilla server in Fork. Your server folder should look like this now:
  2. Now you can either continue by using the Forge Installer or by downloading the forge.jar directly from a website like ServerJars
  3. If you choose to use the Forge Installer you need to follow the following steps:
    1. Execute the Forge Installer and install a server in an empty directory
    2. Copy the created libaries folder and the forge-xxx.jar into your server folder
  4. If you have downloaded the forge-xxx.jar directly, you do not need the libraries folder. Just put the jar file in your server folder
  5. Delete the old server.jar and rename the new jar file to server.jar
  6. Launch Fork and start the server as you would otherwise
  7. To add mods, manually drag them into the mods folder of your server and restart it afterwards

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