How to make a Fabric based mod for Minecraft

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This page describes how to make a Minecraft Fabric mod in MCreator. Fabric is a modding framework for Minecraft. It is described as a lightweight and modular open-source modding toolchain.

Fabric mod maker

MCreator inherently only supports Minecraft Forge mods, Add-Ons, and data packs at the time of writing. However, more generator types are supported in MCreator's generator core and can be exposed using plugins.

Installing the Fabric generator plugin

The first step is to install the Minecraft Fabric generator plugin. Click here to download the plugin. The plugin is open-source and can be found on https://github.com/ClothCreators/MCreatorFabricGenerator/. Contributions are welcome.

To install the plugin after downloading the Fabric generator plugin ZIP, do the following:

  1. Launch MCreator
  2. Open preferences -> Click "Manage plugins"
  3. Click "Load Plugin"
  4. Find your downloaded ZIP file and select it
  5. Restart MCreator

Creating Fabric workspace

To create a Fabric workspace, open MCreator, and click the "+" button to create a new workspace.

If the plugin is properly installed, you will see the "Fabric mod" type on the left side of the workspace creation window. Click on this option and enter workspace details.

After you create a new workspace, setup will be run and afterward, you can start making your mod. Export and develop it the same way as you would with Minecraft Forge mods.

Keep in mind the plugin is still in the development so not all mod elements or functionalities will be supported.

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