Modded MC 1.16.5 Server: Updated 20 Jul 21

Forge Version - 36.1.32
Total Mods - 105
AIOD (680 MB)


I recently made a server for some friends and the Google Drive Folder I referred them to for some reason was been an absolute nightmare. To remedy this I made this webpage containing all necessary files to be downloaded and how/where to install them. Also, I'm assuming you already have downloaded and installed the Minecraft Launcher.

Step 1: Getting Java

First off you need Java. The best place to get Java is from their well hid Offline Downloads Page. You can find it here. For most people this should be the Windows Offline (64-bit) file.

After downloading it extract it (if it is a .zip) and run the application.

Step 2: Downloading Forge

Download the Forge Installer labeled 36.1.32 (as of 20 Jul 21) using this official link or you can download it from my MEGA link. If you don't see it click "show all versions." Forge allows us to use mods. The installer is subject to change; as it stands we are already over 30 versions behind! To confirm the actual number refer to the top of the page.

Open the installer and first install the client portion where you please. An SSD will provide better boot times and operational performance. The menu should look like this:

After that, run the installer again, but choose "install server." Put this close by the client folder. On some setups you can put it in the client folder, but note it can cause problems down the line.

Step 3: Downloading the Required Mods

To save you the trouble of downloading the 100+ mods I have for the server I have compiled them for you in a .zip file here. Extract the mods and install them in both the client and server side folders. If you don't do this you can't join the server due to mod conflict Java errors.

Step 4: Downloading the Optional Files

The resource packs and shaders I provide are entirely optional downloads. I however would recommend at a minimum you use one resource pack: Unity Dark. This pack provides many crucial and semi-vanilla reskins that many of the utility and world generation mod pages specifically call for. If you have a beefy computer BSL Shaders are what I'd recommend. Both these are included in the MEGA links above. Copy these folders (after extracting them) to both the client and server folders just like in Step 3.

Step 5: Connecting to the Server

Open up the Minecraft Launcher and make sure to select the version on the left to the appropriate forge version. See below for a visual depiction.

Click Installations at the top so we can change the memory allocation for Minecraft. This will drastically alter how Minecraft plays.

Hover over the forge version so you can click the 3x dots on the right.

Click edit.

Click more options near the resolution section.

From the picture above note the 8G near the front of the arguments section. I recommend making this number as close to your GPU's maximum VRAM as you can. Save this change.

Launch Minecraft. Due to the sheer amount of mods and blocks it has to load Minecraft will take some time. On my beefy PC it still takes 2 to 3 min. If it pauses when doing "Atlas Stitching" that is typical. Its actually still loading textures, but not showing the progress.

Once the Minecraft home screen loads click on Multiplayer.

Click add server and put in the appropriate address. For security reasons I will not post the one we use here. I will directly give you it using a .txt file.

Once you are loaded into the server I'd recommend putting on the appropriate shaders and resource pack and customizing your controls so that you can create map waypoints, open your backpack easily, etc. It's up to you from here!

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