Forge makes modding a lot easier and will sometimes save you if you’re struggling to change everything in your game. If you are going to pair it with OptiFine , then you will want to make sure you have the latest version of Forge that you can download at http://files.minecraftforge.net/. Once you’ve installed it, you’ll want to download a specific version of OptiFine.
How to install Clef Mod 1.16.5/1.15.2 (Playing Instruments from Starbound)
Follow 5 steps below will explain how to install mods that have been made for the Minecraft Forge : Clef Mod 1.16.5 | 1.15.2 (Playing Instruments from Starbound) : 1. Ready installed Minecraft Forge. 2. Download a Forge compatible mod from url download, or anywhere else! 3. Open Minecraft game, click ->> ‘Mods’ button from main menu, click – >> ‘Open Mods Folder’.Important: Some older versions of Forge may not have the ‘Open Mods Folder’ button. If that is the case, you will need to find the folder manually. Windows:
Press the Windows key and R at the same time
Type %appdata% and press enter
Find folder Minecraft and then look for the Mods folder within that
Click on the desktop and then press Command+Shift+G all at the same time
Type ~/Library and press enter
Open the folder Application Support and then Minecraft
4. Place the mod file downloaded (.jar or .zip) into the Mods folder. 5. Run Minecraft, and you should now see the new mod installed in the list! Screenshot :
How to use:
Once in-game, to view the instruments in creative, open up the inventory and open up the Instruments creative tab. There, you will find all the instruments that Clef was able to load.
In survival though, there are three (configurable) ways to get instruments. Chest loot from structures, Mob drops, and the Instrument Player (more on the player later)
Instruments can be either two handed or one handed. By default configs, all two handed instruments will be one handed, to allow you to hold it in your off-hand slot whilst you adventure around!
With your chosen instrument in hand, press the use key and a GUI would pop up, allowing you to select a song, play solo or in a band (with options to sync to their play time or their track), and to force the mod to reload all the ABC files or Instruments, and finally a Play button. Double clicking a song in the song list will immediately begin playing it.
Whilst playing an instrument, if the instrument is two handed, both hands must be free to play them. If they are one handed, the main hand will be prioritised and that will be played. To stop playing, merely use the instrument again or attack with the instrument.
Right clicking the Band Name will cycle through the available bands currently playing.
Bear in mind not to reload your ABC files if you have a significant number of them, it will cause the game to stall momentarily.
Holding shift whilst mousing over the instrument will tell you what pack the instrument is from, and what the item name for the instrument is.
The Instrument Player
The crafting recipe for the Instrument Player is as such: Planks, a chest, a note block, and a redstone torch.
Once placed, right click the block with an instrument to place the instrument inside. The Instrument Player has enough space for 9 instruments to be played simultaneously, once redstone power is applied.
Right click it again and you will see a similar GUI to the instrument GUI, but with some added features, most notably the storage space of the Instrument Player on the bottom right. Clicking any of the instruments there will eject the instrument on the top of the block.
There are also two buttons on the bottom of the song list, to allow you to add and view the playlist. Once you are viewing the playlist you will be able to see standard playlist settings such as shuffle, repeat, etc.
Making Instruments with the Instrument Player
To make a new instrument with the instrument player, you need to fill up the Instrument Player with 9 instruments, and right click it with a name tag named as the item name of the instrument you want. To get the item name of the instrument, mouse over your instrument in the inventory and hold Shift. This item name is different from the name of the instrument.
You can only make instruments that either you have loaded to your game, or the server has loaded (configurable).
Getting more tracks and Instruments
The way Clef works, is that tracks and instruments exist in actual files outside of the mod. As a result, you can easily drop any ABC file that you want to listen to in-game into the abc folder, or you can add new instruments by adding Starbound mod packs (in zip format) in the instruments folder.
There are ABC libraries available online, especially since Lord of The Rings Online and Starbound are both able to play these files.