This tutorial is for installing the 1.7.10 version of the mod. Please be sure to read the full section before applying any of the steps. This can prevent some errors. If you encounter any issues, be sure to contact us through Discord. The tutorial will follow 3 steps: Allocating more RAM, downloading/installing the Mod/Forge, and hopping on the server!
Allocating more RAM/Memory
The mod requires that Minecraft have at least 2GB of RAM allocated in order to run properly. This means that having at least 4GB of RAM is recommended. For a smoother experience on the server, allocating 4GB of RAM would be optimal -- if you have a computer with at least 8GB of RAM, as allocating over half can make your computer crash! You can run the mod and play on the server with less than 2GB of allocated RAM, however, your performance will be severely limited and you risk running into numerous crashes. For help or questions in this aspect, please contact the staff team in our Discord!
Below is a tutorial on allocating memory for various minecraft launchers. Please note that allocating the recommended amount of memory will require a 64-bit version of java. Choose your launcher below.
To allocate more memory for minecraft using the old Vanilla launcher, click on Edit Profile in the lower left corner. At the bottom of that dialogue box is JVM Arguments. For 2GB of allocated RAM, remove all JVM Arguments and replace them with -Xmx2G or -Xmx2048M. For 4GB, replace the JVM Arguments with -Xmx4G or -Xmx4096M. As previously stated, the minimum recommended amount of allocated memory for LOTR is 2GB, but if you are using a high resolution texture pack you should allocate more. If able, for a smoother experience, we would recommend allocating 4GB instead.
Downloading the Mod/Forge
Click one of the buttons below to download the mod. Be sure not to open any of these files in your browser, and that their extensions ends on .jar instead of .zip.
You will need to install Forge for 1.7.10 , be sure to have Java installed for that as well. Follow the instructions in the "Download Recommended" box. If you are running Windows, click Windows Installer. If you are running Mac or Linux, choose their Installer option. The button below will take you to Forge their page, followed by one of their ads, so don't do anything right away. After around 5 seconds, click the "skip ad" button in the top right corner. This will download the forge installer. Most browsers will simply download this file directly and place it in your Home>Downloads folder. Firefox may ask you what you would like to do with the file before downloading; click the option to "Save File".
Installing the Mod/Forge
You just need to have run vanilla Minecraft 1.7.10 at least once. Do this again to be safe if you are not sure. Afterwards, close minecraft. Navigate to your downloads folder or wherever you have saved the forge installer. Run the file, and it should say at the bottom "C:/Users/<your username>/AppData/Roaming/.minecraft". Select download client (one of the little bubbles) and let it run for a few minutes.
Now go to your home button and search "%appdata%"and press enter. Open the folder named Roaming and go to the .minecraft folder. Right click and make a new folder. Name it "mods", if one does not already exist. Running Forge once to your title screen will create the folder. Go to your download folder and copy and paste the "[1.7.10] The Lord of the Rings Mod Bxx.jar" file of the mod into your mods folder.
Go to your Minecraft launcher. Do not press play. In the bottom left there is a dropdown menu called "<your playername>". Click it. There should be a profile named forge. Select it and press play. You should now be able to enjoy what this mod and server have to offer.
Joining The One Ring
If everything has gone correctly, you should now be able to start up your minecraft forge LotR installation and be greeted by a homescreen with the map of Middle-Earth as the background. If you don't see this, you may have followed the steps incorrectly, or something simply went wrong. Be certain to contact the staff team through Discord for assistance!
To join the server, click the "Multiplayer" tab and click the "Add Server" button in the bottom. Under the Server Name tab you can be as creative as you want, although we'd recommend using "The One Ring". Under the Server Address tab be sure to put in "TheOneRingOfficial.com". Curseforge and Technic users should already have the server in their list.
We hope to see you in Middle-Earth soon! If you are still left with questions or would like more details, please use the buttons below to navigate to the Discord and Wiki respectively.