I recently just got minecraft and wanted mods. I know that I need to have the 1.12.2 installation of forge to download the mods I want since newer ones haven't been released but when I download the proper forge, the forge doesn't show up on my minecraft loading screen. No videos have been able to help me with this. I only have the latest release of minecraft and forges 1.14.4. Can anyone help me? I can't download any of the mods I want because of this.
Run the installer, ensure that "Install Client" is selected and that the stated install directory is your Minecraft install directory.
Wait for Forge to install. When complete, check Minecraft launcher, it should have the latest version of Forge installed already as a profile.
Create a folder in your Minecraft install directory named "mods" and place all your mods in this folder.
Back to the launcher, if you have a newer version of Forge already installed (which you do), the launcher won't display the older version as a profile by default. You'll have to go to "Installations" at the top, then hit "New" and under "Version," select the Forge version you want to make a profile for. Name it and select a custom icon if you'd like, then hit Create.
Check the list under "Play" again and your desired Forge version should now be listed.