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How to update FO

Disclaimers

  • As with any update, things may break. Probably not due to the modpack itself, but maybe your launcher, your custom mods or your hard drive. If worried, make backups.
  • Upgrades from stable to unstable (alpha, beta) versions are never supported (make a separate instance!), while updates from unstable versions to stable ones are.
  • Any kind of instance downgrading is never supported. Make a separate old instance or use something like ViaFabricPlus if your server hasn't updated yet.
  • If you follow these instructions properly, all custom mods and most mod settings you have will persist (except those that need to change). If you want, you can reset your settings to get the latest changes.

CurseForge App

If you haven't changed the mods:
  1. 1.
    Select Minecraft from the grid or sidebar
  2. 2.
    On My Modpacks, right click Fabulously Optimized, then ⇄ Change Version
    • Don't see that option? Follow the other instructions below.
  3. 3.
    Select the topmost version, then Continue.
  4. 4.
    Modpack will now update.
  5. 5.
    Run it and check the version difference in the bottom right corner.
If you added or removed some mods:
  1. 1.
    Select Minecraft from the grid or sidebar
  2. 2.
    On My Modpacks, click Fabulously Optimized
  3. 3.
    Click Profile Options
  4. 4.
    Uncheck "Allow content management for this profile". You can re-enable content management after the update.
  5. 5.
    Click Continue
  6. 6.
    Click ⇄ Change Version.
  7. 7.
    Select the topmost version, then Continue.
  8. 8.
    Modpack will now update.
  9. 9.
    Run it and check the version difference in the bottom right corner.

Modrinth App

  1. 1.
    Select existing FO instance
  2. 2.
    Click 🔄 Update modpack on top right
  3. 3.
    Select latest version and click

Prism Launcher

  1. 1.
    Select existing FO instance
  2. 2.
    Click Edit on the sidebar
  3. 3.
    Select Modrinth on the tab list
  4. 4.
    Click Update pack
  5. 5.
    Once the name prompt comes up, click Yes

MultiMC

  1. 1.
    Click Add Instance
  2. 2.
    Select Modrinth tab from the left
  3. 3.
    Select "Fabulously Optimized"
  4. 4.
    Click OK
  5. 5.
    The modpack will now install.
  6. 6.
    Click that version you just created, then Minecraft Folder
  7. 7.
    Click the previous version, then Minecraft Folder
  8. 8.
    Copy the important files and folders over:
    • saves for your local worlds
    • resourcepacks, if you use any (do not copy old versions of FO-bundled packs though)
    • screenshots
    • servers.dat for your multiplayer servers
    • options.txt, if you want to keep your vanilla option changes
    • Ignore the Copy all 3 folders! file, that's for vanilla launcher users
  9. 9.
    Close the folders and run the new version
  10. 10.
    If everything looks right, delete the old version

MultiMC (auto-update)

In most cases:
  1. 1.
    Run the existing version, wait for the progress bar to fill up
    • If you get a popup "This modpack uses new versions of the following...", just click Update.
  2. 2.
    Check the version difference in the bottom right corner.
If there is a new Minecraft version:
  1. 1.
    Go to readme, click "Alternative downloads"
  2. 2.
    Click the version number you need in the MultiMC (auto-update) section
  3. 3.
    Drag the ZIP-archive to MultiMC window
  4. 4.
    Click that version, then Minecraft Folder
  5. 5.
    Click the previous version, then Minecraft Folder
  6. 6.
    Copy the important files and folders over:
    • saves for your local worlds
    • resourcepacks, if you use any (do not copy the Mod Menu Helper though)
    • screenshots
    • servers.dat for your multiplayer servers
    • options.txt, if you want to keep your vanilla option changes
    • Ignore the Copy all 3 folders! file, that's for vanilla launcher users
  7. 7.
    Close the folders and run the new version
  8. 8.
    If everything looks right, delete the old version
Got asked to download a mod manually?
If you get asked to download a specific jar, it means I am not allowed to bundle it and you must add it manually:
  1. 1.
    Copy and paste the given address to your browser
  2. 2.
    Click Cancel Launch
  3. 3.
    Click Download on the mod
  4. 4.
    On MultiMC, click on the instance, then click View Mods
  5. 5.
    Drag the downloaded mod into the mod list
  6. 6.
    Click Launch

Minecraft Launcher (vanilla)

Currently the only way to update is to "reinstall" the pack. Consider installing a different launcher for a smoother upgrade experience.
  1. 1.
    Download and install Fabric Loader version 0.15.7
    • Remember that the installer version doesn't matter, what matters is the loader version that appears when you run the installer.
  2. 2.
    Open Minecraft Launcher, click Installations, then click 📂 on the Fabric installation
  3. 3.
    Open this site and click on the version you want
    • If you got a prompt for popup windows or multiple downloads, please accept it - technical limitation.
  4. 4.
    Open the zip file and copy all folders (why?) to your .minecraft folder
    • If asked - replace the files.
  5. 5.
    Recommended: delete options.txt to get FO default settings
    • Your vanilla options like selected resource packs, language, keybinds will be reset but you can reapply them later.
    • If you choose not to do this, please at least enable bundled resource packs manually.
  6. 6.
    Launch the installed Fabric profile
  7. 7.
    If you now see "Fabulously Optimized" in the right bottom corner, you're done!
Legacy instructions - Minecraft 1.19.3 and older
  1. 1.
    Download and install Fabric Loader
    • Minecraft 1.19-1.19.3: Fabric Loader 0.14.24
    • Minecraft 1.17.1-1.18.2: Fabric Loader 0.14.12
    • Minecraft 1.16.5: Fabric Loader 0.13.3 and Java 8
    • Remember that the installer version doesn't matter, what matters is the loader version that appears when you run the installer.
  2. 2.
    Open Minecraft Launcher, click Installations, then click 📂 on the Fabric installation
  3. 3.
    Go to Files on CurseForge
  4. 4.
    Click the version you need, then click "Additional files"
  5. 5.
    Click Download file on the latest MultiMC version
    • If you see less than 10 mods in the zip, you downloaded the wrong version.
  6. 6.
    Open the zip file, go to Fabulously Optimized x.x.x > minecraft
  7. 7.
    Open the zip file and copy all folders (why?) from zip's minecraft folder to your .minecraft folder
    • If asked - replace the files.
  8. 8.
    Recommended: delete options.txt to get FO default settings
    • Your vanilla options like selected resource packs, language, keybinds will be reset but you can reapply them later.
    • If you choose not to do this, please at least enable bundled resource packs manually.
  9. 9.
    Launch the installed Fabric profile
  10. 10.
    If you now see "Fabulously Optimized" in the right bottom corner, you're done!

GDLauncher

No longer supported. Please migrate to Prism Launcher.

Updating mods

  • If you are using a supported version of Fabulously Optimized and you haven't added any extra mods, do not update any mods manually, just update the modpack instead.
    • If you did add extra mods, update those individually after you've ensured you're on latest version of Fabulously Optimized.
    • Updating mods that are in FO may cause unexpected issues which FO releases would prevent, so manual updates only make your own life harder.
  • If you are using an unsupported (legacy) version of Fabulously Optimized, you may carefully update the mods.
    • Keep in mind that we haven't tested those updates, so you may run into issues and need to revert back to previous versions.
  • Some launchers have options to update all mods at once. Do not use this feature for reasons listed above.
    • Even for legacy versions of FO, updating everything at once like that may cause problems like mod loader mismatch, Minecraft version mismatch, mod platform variances (more recent version on one platform vs another) and so on.
    • It is always safer to update each mod individually so that you can see the update was successful and valid for your MC version/mod loader.
  • If you did any of the things above and are having issues, simply update Fabulously Optimized again.
    • This will reset your mod list to the specified FO version ones, even if you used the same version of FO beforehand.

Resetting options

Because the pack is using YOSBR, your vanilla options and most of the mod ones will not change when you upgrade, despite what is stated in the changelog. This is made so that you can upgrade without having to reconfigure your options all the time.
However, at some point you may still want to do that in order to get the latest changes. So:
  1. 1.
    Open the modpack folder
    • CurseForge Launcher: right click on the modpack tile → Open Folder
    • Prism Launcher: right click on the instance → Folder.minecraft
    • MultiMC: right click on the instance → Minecraft Folder
    • Vanilla launcher: go to Installations tab → hover on the instance → click 📁
  2. 2.
    Delete the config folder
    • If you prefer, also delete options.txt which stores vanilla options
  3. 4.
    Rename the file to pack.zip
  4. 5.
    Open the file you renamed, go to overrides
  5. 6.
    Copy/extract the folder configs out to the modpack folder you previously opened
    • You may delete the pack.zip after you're done
  6. 7.
    Launch the game. Modpack's defaults are now applied!
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