Ferullo's Guns Mod, OreSpawn Mod for MC and Shape Shifter Z are all examples of popular mods on Planet Minecraft. When searching for mods in Planet Minecraft's browser, use the organization tool "most popular" to sort through the mods.
To browse mods on the Planet Minecraft site, choose the Browse drop-down menu and select Mods. To narrow the search criteria, choose a category of mod such as Functional, New Content or Fix. Further restrict the results by selecting the version of "Minecraft" you are currently running. As "Minecraft" updates itself several times a year, not all mods are compatible with all versions. As of July 2014, the most popular Planet Minecraft mod for "Minecraft" version 1.8.1 is Lucky Block.
To download a mod from Planet Minecraft, click on the mod's name and click the Download button on the following screen. It's best to run any downloaded mod through an antivirus program before installing it, as large files sometimes hide malware. Creating a backup of .minecraft in its entirety before modding reduces the risk of the mod causing the game to glitch or crash.
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