For those who haven’t been into Minecraft much, you are missing out on one of the most diverse open games that is pretty much an obsession for 70% of kids and young teens across the globe. Minecraft in itself is a Java platform game that is open world with no set quests, purpose you simply build whatever you want in a creative open world mode, or test your survival skills in survival mode. The game itself by default has limited numbers of monsters (mobs) and weapons, armor…etc. But one of the largest and probably best mods for making Minecraft more like your typical MMO RPG is the DivineRPG Mod.
Currently DivineRPG supports Minecraft 1.4.7 only so if you already upgrade to Minecraft 1.5.0 or the just released 1.5.1 bug fix patch, then you will need to downgrade your Minecraft version to install DivineRPG until it supports 1.5.x. You will also need to install Forge which is a modification to Minecraft that lets you install custom mods. The version of Forge needs to match DivineRPG and the Minecraft version fairly perfectly, so I am only going to share everything with direct download links to get you working with DivineRPG and Minecraft immediately, versions may vary so if you run into any problems check the DivineRPG Minecraft Forum thread to see if a later version of DivineRPG is available and therefore requires a later Forge and Minecraft version.
First things first, make sure you download and prep the following files. You will need a program that can unzip as well as open a jar archive, I recommend the free 7-zip but you can use WinRAR as well. My instructions will be for 7-zip however so if you want to follow along exactly, get 7-Zip and install it first.
Download 7-Zip Archive Manager and go ahead and install it separately before doing the rest of the instructions.
Download Minecraft 1.4.7 Jar File (This person hosting uses an adfly link, so wait 5 seconds then click skip ad at top right to get the file) Should be a file called Minecraft.jar.
Download DivineRPG Mod for Minecraft 1.4.7 again most people who do mods use adfly links to make money for number of views, they host a lot of ads and can look like spam, wait 5 seconds then click at top right (skip ad), then on the Mega.co.nz page check mark “agree to ad” and then click Download.
Download Forge 220.127.116.117 this very specific version of Forge is needed, DivineRPG mod may not work with any other version unless the mod is updated since the time of this writing. I included the direct link to 18.104.22.1687 from the Minecraft Forge website, but you can browse all downloads here and find this specific version if link doesn’t work.
There, now you have all the necessary files to install DivineRPG Mod for Minecraft and modify your Minecraft so that it has 115 new mobs and a ton of new weapons, items and other features.
Installing DivineRPG for Minecraft
Now I am assuming you have Minecraft installed and you probably updated to the latest version, so the first thing you want to do is install (put 1.4.7) back. This will basically base reset your Minecraft version to 1.4.7 if you have any previous version of Modloader or Forge installed it will be wiped away. Take a backup if you want to restore after, or else it is easy to undo DivineRPG and go back to vanilla Minecraft later.
Step 1 – Install Minecraft 1.4.7
The first thing you want to do is open 2 Explorer Windows, hit Windows Key+E twice (2 windows will appear). Size them so they are side by side as seen in the image below.
In your left Window type in the address bar %appdata%.minecraftbin (don’t forget it is .minecraft (there is a dot before it))
In the right window this should be where you downloaded the Minecraft 1.4.7 har, DivineRPG and Forge 22.214.171.1247.
Copy minecraft.jar from right window (your downloads folder) to the %appdata%.minecraftbin directory.
Overwrite the minecraft.jar file
There, now you have installed Minecraft 1.4.7 again over whatever version you were on.
On to installing Forge for Minecraft.
Step 2 – Installing Minecraft Forge
You should still have the same 2 windows open from the previous step, right click on the minecraftforge-universal-1.4.7-126.96.36.1997.zip file and hover over the 7-Zip menu option, then click “Extract to minecraftforge-universal-1.4.7-188.8.131.527” this will unpack the Forge zip file into a new folder with the same name in the same directory you are in.
Now you should see a new folder that looks like this.
Open up the folder and go back to your other window where you should still be in %appdata%.minecraftbin
Right click on minecraft.jar and hover over the 7-Zip menu, then click on Open archive
A new window will open up, drag this 7-Zip window and make it side by side with your minecraftforge-universal-1.4.7-184.108.40.2067 window which is open.
Next you will click on your minecraftforge-universal-1.4.7-220.127.116.117 window and hit control+a key to select all. Make sure all files and folders are highlighted and drag them over to the open 7-zip archive to the left. See the screenshot below, you should get a popup asking you if you want to copy files to the archive as in the screenshot below.
Next, after files are copied you must delete the META-INF folder from the archive, just select the META-INF folder in the 7-zip window and hit the delete key.
Confirm you want to delete the META-INF folder.
Now X out of the 7-zip archive, close it out we won’t need 7-zip anymore.
Step 3 – Installing DivineRPG Mod for Minecraft
Now, the first step was to install Minecraft 1.4.7 and the second step was to install Minecraft Forge. The final step and the easiest is to actually put the DivineRPG mod in place.
In your %appdata%.minecraftbin window, go up 1 folder so that you are just in .minecraft. The full path is %appdata%.minecraft if you need to type it again.
Create a new folder called “mods” if one doesn’t exist.
Open up the Mods folder
Copy the DivineRPG-18.104.22.168.jar into the Mods folder as in the screenshot below.
You are now ready to start Minecraft and it should be loaded with DivineRPG Mod working correctly.
To confirm this let’s close out all Windows and start up Minecraft.
If you see this screen when you first press login, it means that Forge is at least installed and starting to load properly.
If you then see this screen, you know Forge is successfully loaded (note when you install Forge it will show 3 mods, if you see 4 mods it is probably DivineRPG and we will confirm next.
Click on the Mods button.
Here you should be able to confirm DivineRPG is installed and working.
Time to test out DivineRPG and I recommend you first go into creative to familiarize yourself with what is available, or read the DivineRPG Wiki to learn more about what the mod has.
Get ready for more Mobs!
Note, this is a larger mod and can take more time to create worlds, it is a significantly larger mod compared to most.
If you see this screen
it means you probably forgot to delete the META-INF folder from the minecraft.jar in the %appdata%.minecraftbinminecraft.jar archive.
Any questions, problems feel free to leave a comment and I will see what I can do. Also if DivineRPG version is updated let me know and I will update the post to include latest version. The same instructions can apply to any Forge Mod as long as you remember to match the Minecraft Version, Forge Version and Mod Version together, the trio must be aligned to proper versions or else you will get crashes and errors.