Many people play Minecraft on Apple operating systems like Mac OS X. While Minecraft is available for both Mac and PC operating systems, installing mods on Minecraft for Mac can be a bit tricky – especially since most mod installation instructions cater to PC users.
Fortunately, one modder has developed a solution to that problem. Using iMod, Minecraft players on Macs can easily install any of their favorite mods. The tool is simple but effective, and it has helped save Mac users from hours of frustration as they try to install new mods.
iMod will even install popular base mods like ModLoader, AudioMod, and other pre-requisite mods. Mods are downloaded and installed with just a single click of the keyboard, and mods are even self-loaded from a server to ensure the latest updates are always available.
While not all Minecraft mods can be installed using the iMod tool, the tool’s list of supported mods is growing every day. Players can also install unsupported mods manually by simply giving the app the path of the .zip and giving it a structure like this:
iMod currently supports popular mods like RailCraft, TooManyItems, Reis Minimap, AnimalBikes, SinglePlayerCommands, Balkon’s WeaponMod, ClaySoldiers, and many other popular mods. A full list of supported mods can be found here.
To run iMod, players need to have an Intel-based Mac with Mac OS X. The tool might work with non-Intel Macs, although the tool’s creator has not tested it yet.
How to install iMod / iMod 2.0 for Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5
iMod can be downloaded from this forum thread. Players don’t need to have any third-party programs or applications installed. Instead, the program does all of the hard work for you. After downloading iMod from that thread, simply run the executable file to start using the tool right away. Mods can be downloaded and installed directly from the iMod interface, and the tool will automatically keep mods updated.