The installation of Fabric ModLoader 1.17.1/1.16.5 and its mods is simple, it contains a full and straightforward installer that will help everyone, but as many have doubts on how to install mods with fabric 1.16, we will teach in this brief tutorial. But first, there are some things you need to know.

What Fabric API is?

Fabric API is a core library for several kinds of stuff required by mods. It is a great tool that compiles the most common hooks and intercompatibility measures needed by people when they are creating modifications for Minecraft. Fabric API also is indispensable for the Minecraft to install new mods.

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Fabric API is not the Fabric ModLoader; they are two separate things. However, you need both tools to could have the most mods. Up next, we explain to you how to install mods with Fabric, but first, you need to know how to set up Fabric API and its partner.

Fabric Modloader an alternative to Forge

Fabric API is part of a big project called Fabric which provides tools to the community to create maps and mods. It is relatively new, was announced in December 2018, and only works for Minecraft 1.14.4 and higher versions. If you are using one of the oldest version of Minecraft, you can’t use the Fabric API to install the new mods. There’s another ModLoaders like Minecraft Forge.

One advantage of this program is its lightly, whit this, the game runs much more smoothly and efficiently. You can read everything about the Fabric Modloader by clicking here.

Preparing everything to install Fabric and its mods

First of all, you need to choose the client that you will use to make the installation. There are two options, the MultiMC Client or the Vanilla Launcher. The MultiMC client is recommended for this process. If you use the Vanilla Launcher, you may have some warning announces and complications that till now don’t have a solution.

Installing Fabric in MultiMC Launcher

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  1. If you choose to use the recommended option, you have to go to the Fabric website, click on the tab “use” and search for the MultiMC launcher. Choose the loader and mapping versions of your game and click “copy MultiMC instance URL.” Sample:
  2. Then, start MultiMC and click “Add Instance” in the top-left, select “Import from ZIP” and paste the link in the text field. Next, set an instance name, like “Fabric ModLoader” to avoid the “MultiMC” default name. To finish, press OK.
  3. Your Fabric ModLoader instance is ready to go. Remember that it is necessary to install Fabric API too.
  4. You can find Fabric API in CurseForge website or click here. Download, and look for it in the pc files.
  5. In the Windows Start menu, click Run, then enter %appdata%\.minecraft\ in the box.
  6. Create a mod folder inside your Minecraft directory if it does not exist yet and put the Fabric API file in it. Then, on the boot screen, you will see that Fabric is installed. And now everything is ready to add mods to the game!

Installing Fabric in Vanilla Launcher (Recommended)

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  1. First, you have to upgrade Minecraft to 1.16.2.
  2. Download the Fabric Modloader 1.16.2  and Fabric API.
  3. Open the Fabric Installer and press “Install.”
  4. To install the Fabric API.
    • In the Windows Start menu, click Run, then enter %appdata%\.minecraft\ in the box.
    • Create a mod folder inside your Minecraft directory if it does not exist yet and put the Fabric API file in it.
  5. A new game version and profile will be created in the vanilla launcher’s menu, which you can now use to launch Fabric.

How to install mods 1.17.1/1.16.5 with fabric ModLoader?

To add a mod to your Fabric client, select the mod you want to add and download the jar file of it, keep in mind that it has to be made for Fabric. Drop the file into the mod folder. And that is it: the mod is added to the Minecraft!

Till now, there are at least 250 available mods for Fabric that help us to alter the new version of the game. For a list of Fabric mods, you can go to Minecraft CurseForge and select in the filter the Fabric type or click here.

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