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Attempting to connect to a forge server without making any changes results in getting immediately disconnected with the message "<code>This server requires FML/Forge to be installed. Contact your server admin for more details.</code>".  This message is displayed in [https://github.com/MinecraftForge/MinecraftForge/blob/ebe9b6d4cbc4a5281c386994f1fbda04df5d2e1f/src/main/java/net/minecraftforge/fml/common/FMLCommonHandler.java#L653-L661 FMLCommonHandler] and is [https://github.com/MinecraftForge/MinecraftForge/blob/ebe9b6d4cbc4a5281c386994f1fbda04df5d2e1f/patches/minecraft/net/minecraft/network/handshake/client/C00Handshake.java.patch#L35 injected] in a modified [[Protocol#Handshake|0x00 Handshake packet]].
 
Attempting to connect to a forge server without making any changes results in getting immediately disconnected with the message "<code>This server requires FML/Forge to be installed. Contact your server admin for more details.</code>".  This message is displayed in [https://github.com/MinecraftForge/MinecraftForge/blob/ebe9b6d4cbc4a5281c386994f1fbda04df5d2e1f/src/main/java/net/minecraftforge/fml/common/FMLCommonHandler.java#L653-L661 FMLCommonHandler] and is [https://github.com/MinecraftForge/MinecraftForge/blob/ebe9b6d4cbc4a5281c386994f1fbda04df5d2e1f/patches/minecraft/net/minecraft/network/handshake/client/C00Handshake.java.patch#L35 injected] in a modified [[Protocol#Handshake|0x00 Handshake packet]].
  
If `\0FML\0` is added to the end of the server's address (again, in the 0x00 handshake packet), the server will not immediately reject you.  However, you still will not complete the connection.
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If <code>\0FML\0</code> is added to the end of the server's address (again, in the 0x00 handshake packet), the server will not immediately reject you.  However, you still will not complete the connection.
  
 
This occurs because Minecraft Forge has an additional set of handshakes (for determining mods and block IDs), that must be completed before the server allows logging in.  I'll explain these later on.
 
This occurs because Minecraft Forge has an additional set of handshakes (for determining mods and block IDs), that must be completed before the server allows logging in.  I'll explain these later on.

Revision as of 16:11, 27 October 2015

Work in progress!

This page is a work in progress, and may be missing a lot of information or may contain incorrect information. Feel free to edit it to add your own information.

This page will document the changes made in the Minecraft Forge protocol.

Largely based on my own attempts to document the protocol and allow connection to forge servers here.


Changes to Server List Ping

When forge is installed, the Server List Ping changes with an additional modinfo. Example:

{
    "description": "A Minecraft Server",
    "players": {
        "max": 20,
        "online": 0
    },
    "version": {
        "name": "1.8",
        "protocol": 47
    },
    "modinfo": {
        "type": "FML",
        "modList": [
            {
                "modid": "mcp",
                "version": "9.05"
            },
            {
                "modid": "FML",
                "version": "8.0.99.99"
            },
            {
                "modid": "Forge",
                "version": "11.14.3.1512"
            },
            {
                "modid": "rpcraft",
                "version": "Beta 1.3 - 1.8.0"
            }
        ]
    }
}

So, to test whether forge is installed, look for the modinfo key and then a type of FML

The modList contains each installed mod's version and ID.

Warning.png The key modList has a capital 'L', unlike any other key in the ping result!

This is injected in ServerStatusResponse by calling FMLNetworkHandler.enhanceStatusQuery().

Connection to a forge server

Attempting to connect to a forge server without making any changes results in getting immediately disconnected with the message "This server requires FML/Forge to be installed. Contact your server admin for more details.". This message is displayed in FMLCommonHandler and is injected in a modified 0x00 Handshake packet.

If \0FML\0 is added to the end of the server's address (again, in the 0x00 handshake packet), the server will not immediately reject you. However, you still will not complete the connection.

This occurs because Minecraft Forge has an additional set of handshakes (for determining mods and block IDs), that must be completed before the server allows logging in. I'll explain these later on.