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This page lists mods for Civ servers and instructions how to install and use them.

As of March 26, 2021, most civ servers are running 1.16. Most servers can be accessed by players on previous versions but they will encounter glitches.

Most mods either require Forge or Fabric. Fabric and Forge are not compatible with each other. You can only use one of them, so consider which mods you want to install and choose Forge or Fabric accordingly. Some mods have both a Fabric and a Forge version, which will be noted below.

Mod packs

These mod collections are made by Civ players specifically for Civ style servers.

Installing Forge and Fabric

If you find this step difficult or run into issues, take a look at the MultiMC Launcher which easily installs Forge or Fabric with the push of a button.

  • Make a vanilla profile on the version you want and run it once.
  • Download and run the Forge installer OR
  • Download and run the Fabric Installer AND Fabric API
  • Download the mods you want and move them to .minecraft\mods\1.16.4\ (create if it doesn't exist)

"My Computer Needs a Boost" Mods

Note: Some of the following links are all for 1.14 still; search around on their pages for the latest 1.16 version.

  • Optifine [Forge Only*, adaptable for Fabric]
  • OptiFabric [Fabric ADDON] If you're using Optifine for Fabric, download this in addition to the previous mod.
  • Sodium [Fabric only] Similar to Optifine, performance-wise, but if you don't want to run with the hassle of installing Optifine twice, this is a great alternative.
  • Phosphor [Fabric & Forge] Optimizes light rendering.
  • Lithium [Fabric only] Optimizes game physics and chunk loading.
  • Hydrogen [Fabric only] Reduces Minecraft's RAM usage.
  • FerriteCore [Fabric & Forge] Reduces the memory usage of Minecraft in a few different ways.
  • FPS Reducer [Forge only] If Optifine isn't working for you, you may want to try this.
  • Smooth Boot [Fabric & Forge] Optimize Minecraft loading performance to be smoother on low end systems and scale better on high end systems.
  • FastChest [Fabric only] Removes dynamic models from chests and making them render as static chunk geometry.
  • No fade [Fabric only] Removes all of those fade out animations in Minecraft.
  • Better Beds [Fabric only] Removes the Block Entity Renderer from the bed and replaces it with the default minecraft model renderer.
  • Entity Culling [Fabric & Forge] Uses async path-tracing to skip rendering Tiles/Entities that are not visible.

Map Mods

Remember to disable cave mode! (Xaero's Minimap Fair Play Edition has Cave Mode already disabled.)

HUDs & PvP stuff

  • 5zig Reborn [Fabric & Forge] Continuation of old 5zig mod, shows many configurable stats, from coordinates to cps. Future version for Forge may be released.
  • BetterPvP [Forge Only] General PvP Overlays with Chunk Overlays, Potion Effects, etc.
  • MiniHUD [Fabric & Forge] A very basic HUD that displays some basic information
  • ReplayMod [Fabric & Forge] Remember to adhere to the servers rules regarding offline world downloads.
  • Inventory HUD+ [Fabric & Forge] Generic HUD mod, however notable for fairly customize HUD to permanently see one's inventory


Note: Some of the following links are all for 1.14 still; search around on their pages for the latest 1.16 version.

  • Litematica [Fabric Only] A continuation of Schematica.
  • Grid [Fabric Only] Replacement for Gridlines.
    • Additionally, you'll need to download MaLiLib.
  • WorldDownloader [Liteloader & Forge] Make sure you're following the server rules on world downloading.
  • WorldEdit [Fabric & Forge] Easy-to-use in-game Minecraft map editor that helps speed up building in single player.
  • WorldEdit CUI [Fabric Only] A singleplayer mod that visualizes WorldEdit selections.
  • Effortless Building [Forge Only] Easy and versatile way to make common building patterns in order to speed up creative building.
  • Chunky [Standalone] Currently only supports 1.13 textures, but still applies well, considering all of Civ is still stuck in 1.12 blocks.


  • Ghostwriter [Forge Only] AUDIBLE stands for Books!
  • Stendhal [Fabric Only] Similar to Ghostwriter but for fabric.


  • JSMacros [Fabric only] - Automate the game in Javascript, Python, or Lua.
  • Advanced Macros [Forge Only] It's not Mumfrey's MacroMod, but it's as close as one can get!
  • Angelia [Standalone; not a mod] Command-line Java botting framework written by CivClassic admin Maxopoly

Other Useful Mods

  • Better Sprinting [Forge Only] Easier Sprinting
  • GJEB (Gamma Just Extreme Bright) [Forge Only] GammaBright replacement with a slider
  • MyBrightness [Forge Only] Another GammaBright replacement.
  • Boosted Brightness [Fabric Only] Another GammaBright replacement.
  • Brighter [Fabric Only] Another GammaBright replacement. (discontinued after 1.14)
  • Ding [Forge Only] Literally just plays a sound when you load Minecraft, join a server, or literally do anything on the main menus that eventually requires your input.
  • AdvancedChat [Fabric Only] Partial TabbyChat Replacement, allows chat filtering coloring and replacement (including via regex) as well as tabs
  • In-Game Account Switcher [Fabric & Forge] As the title suggests, improves alt management
  • Mod menu [Fabric Only] Adds a screen for viewing a list of installed mods, similar to forge for fabric.
  • Ok Zoomer [Fabric Only] Adds a fancy zoom feature similar to Optifine's.
  • Notes [Fabric & Forge] Simple notes mod available for forge and fabric.

Mods Currently Not Upgraded to 1.16 with no replacement

  • Chat Bubbles [Fabric Only] - It shows bubbles with chat above its head.
  • BetterHUD - Very useful for telling you durability. Make sure to turn off mob info.
  • CivRelay - Sends various alerts to different Discord channels: snitch alerts, group chat, player login/out
  • TabbyChat2 - Manages ingame chat, gets hectic with multiple groups.
  • MoreChunks - [Alpha phase] Increase terrain render distance on servers with very small default view distance.

Civ-Specific Mods

  • CivModern [Fabric & Forge] Various civ oriented features (Radar, Highlight compacted items, macros for left&right click, ice roads, etc)
  • Synapse [Liteloader] Help locate and categorize players, and share info in real time with allies

This section has old releases for 1.12, which you can still use on Civ servers with the ViaVersion plugin, allowing players to connect with old and new versions.

Online Resources


TL;DR of the full rules regarding mods: (on CivClassic; most other Civ servers are similar)

  • Hacked clients are not allowed.
  • Killaura, warp drive etc will get you banned.
  • Autofish mods are not allowed. However in-game fish farms are allowed.
  • Cave mode is not allowed.
  • Seeing invisible players is not allowed (this includes radar and ESP).
  • World downloading is only allowed with consent from the owner of the area or if no hidden information is revealed.


  1. The previous maintainer (MamiyaOtaru) has disappeared without handing off the project, so the new maintainer (Tobi) isn't allowed to post the 1.18+ updates to CurseForge, Modrinth, or any other popular mods listings. Forge versions exist for 1.12-1.17 only.