Quote from masrepus
ok thanks for the info. so it seems that its a file(mod) that holds info that other files (mods) need so they grab it from the forge file.
i understand it although my explanation might not be that good. so in order to install any of the mods from the list for 1.4.7 mods
(found here http://modlist.mcf.l...1.4.6_1.4.7.php) i need a forge? ok so where do i find this forge mod? and if i install it will it mess up other mods that dont require a forge? i dont think it will since its only accessed when a mod requires it correct.
It shouldn't cause problems with mods created that don't use forge. There is always a slight chance mods conflict and unless the developer fixes it then your left to choose between which one you want more. On the right side of that page you linked it says if the mod requires forge, is compatible, or isn't compatible. Most mod developers on this forum will say if it does or does not need forge. You can get forge from www.minecraftforge.net