Legacy Fabric

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Legacy Fabric
Legacyfabriclogo.png
Current developersHydos, sheDaniel, Ramidzkh, BoogieMonster101 and contributors.
Versionfabric-loader-1.8.9-0.11.1+build.202102220648
Supported Minecraft versions1.8.9
URLLink
Legacy Fabric Mojang Launcher Installer File
Current developersHydos, sheDaniel, Ramidzkh, BoogieMonster101 and contributors.
Versionfabric-installer--49d0e6dd8e-1
This page is for Legacy Fabric only. Any information listed is not compatible or related to Fabric, Fabric API, or Cursed Fabric; They are all completely separate projects.

Legacy Fabric is a side project of Fabric made for versions before 1.14 snapshots. It is currently under development but has support for Minecraft version 1.8.9 with some mods, libraries, and APIs that developers and players can access. Not to be confused with Cursed Fabric which is Fabric on Alpha and Beta versions.

Background

There are many versions besides 1.8.9 that have been considered; Alpha, Beta, 1.2.5, 1.12.2 and 1.13.2 were previous possibilities but the final versions of each release have been considered, such as 1.0, 1.1, 1.3.2, 1.4.7, 1.5.2, 1.9.4, 1.10.2, 1.11.2. They are in early development and not as far ahead as 1.6.4, 1.7.10, 1.12.2 and 1.8.9 versions. But 1.8.9 Legacy Fabric is the only player accessible version. 1.6.4, 1.7.10 and 1.12.2 are still developer only.

Installing Legacy Fabric for 1.8.9 is the same as installing Fabric on version 1.14 and later on the base game or MultiMC.

Installation is the same as Fabric only a Legacy Fabric Installer is needs to be used as the loader versions for these are separate and unrelated to regular Fabric.

Image of Legacy Fabric Discord channels that are being considered for development. Many of these are only at the stage of working on the Yarn parts of Fabric not Fabric API or actual mods yet.

Vanilla/Java Edition/Mojang launcher

The Legacy Fabric API and Legacy Fabric mods are installed the same way as Fabric and belong in the mods folder of a Legacy Fabric instance or profile.

A screenshot showing the .minecraft folder (left) and the resource packs menu (right). Only applies to the vanilla & Curseforge launcher installation guides.
  1. Download the installer from the installer download page.[1] A quicker but older installer that be used to download the newer Legacy Fabric Loader versions that are available.[2]
  2. After downloading the installer, double-click the .jar file to make a window appear.
  3. Select settings appropriate for the experience.
  4. Start the vanilla launcher to confirm the loader profile has installed correctly.
  5. Put mods into the mods folder (separate mods from other modloaders to avoid conflict). To go to the mods folder go to the Resource Packs menu under the Options Menu in-game. Click on "Open resource pack folder" to open up Minecraft's resource pack folder. Go up one folder to .minecraft and look for the mods folder. If it doesn't exist, create the folder named mods (case-sensitive) and put the mods inside the folder. Close the unmodified game and launcher before starting the new profile.
  6. Launch the game. If "Fabric" appears in the bottom-left corner of the title screen it has installed correctly. Create a new world to check if mods have loaded correctly.
A capture showing the 1.8.9 Legacy Fabric version appearing among 1.16 versions. This is to show that they won't appear among versions with the same version number. The profile needs to be re-selected as the launcher does not recognize this the same way Forge profiles do.

MultiMC launcher

Legacy Fabric API and Legacy Fabric mods are installed the same way as Fabric and belong in the mods folder of a Legacy Fabric instance/profile.

A capture showing Legacy Fabric installed for 1.8.9. This is a good sign it installed correctly rather than resulting in a crash.
  1. The player must use an existing MultiMC profile that can be downloaded.[3]
  2. With MultiMC open, create a new instance with either the "Create new instance" button or right-click and select the option.
  3. Go to the "Import from zip" tab and import the zip file after either having downloaded it or copied the URL to the clipboard.
  4. Once created, place mods into the mods folder and launch the instance. If "Fabric" appears in the bottom-left corner of the title screen it has installed correctly. Create a new world to check if mods have loaded correctly.
Showing how to install Legacy Fabric through MultiMC via the 'Import from ZIP' tab.


Curseforge launcher

Legacy Fabric API and Legacy Fabric mods are installed the same way as Fabric and belong in the mods folder of a Legacy Fabric instance or profile. While this guide was intended for the Twitch launcher (as modpack creation has been removed from the Twitch launcher), these steps also apply to the Curseforge launcher.

Ensure that a Legacy Fabric profile on the Mojang launcher is installed first as it is required. This installation method does not have full support of modpack exports or profile retention. This tutorial differs from the regular Fabric tutorial due to the fabric and mixin.out folders not being required for this tutorial. Until a Jumploader like solution is implemented this is the only possible method currently available.

  1. After Legacy Fabric is installed on the Mojang launcher, go to the versions folder of the .minecraft directory; this can be accessed by clicking the "Resource packs" button in the in-game options and selecting "Open resource pack folder". Once the button is selected a folder will appear. Go up one folder to .minecraft and look for the versions folder. Unlike with 1.14+ Fabric, Legacy Fabric does not need the fabric or mixin.out folders.
  2. In the versions folder look for the Legacy Fabric-named folder, for example "fabric-loader-1.8.9-0.8.7+build.202006122116-1.8.9", and copy the folder.
  3. Have the Curseforge launcher active and select the "Create Custom Profile" option. Leave the "Current Modloader Version" box unchecked to avoid conflicts. Fabric versions cannot be selected in this dropdown list.
  4. Create the custom profile and let it download its files. Got to the gear/cog icon and select the "Open Folder". Once the folder has appeared, go up two folders to Twitch (or equivalent for the Curseforge launcher) and open the Install folder.
  5. Paste the Legacy Fabric folder from step 2 into the versions subfolder.
  6. Launch the launcher and check the available profiles. It does not appear after creation (showing the latest release version or the custom version the instances usually have), so go to the launcher's "Installations" tab on the launcher, create a new profile (if one has not been created) and select the Legacy Fabric version from the list. It may appear among later versions (1.8.9 Legacy Fabric among 1.16 versions).
  7. Add mods to the mods folder by clicking on "Open Folder" to open the file directory to the mods folder to paste the mods in, and launch the game with the Legacy Fabric version. If "Fabric" appears in the bottom-left corner of the title screen it has installed correctly. Create a new world to check if mods have loaded correctly.
Showing the 'Install' folder and that users need to go to the 'versions' folder to paste the Legacy Fabric version.
Showing 'Surely Enough Items' running in a 1.8.9 Legacy Fabric environment

Mod support

Legacy Fabric only supports mods and coding aspects for Legacy Fabric-supported versions, which excludes Fabric 1.14+, Forge (any), Liteloader (any) or Rift (1.13 and 1.13.2).

Some mods on Fabric 1.14+ versions have been backported to Legacy Fabric, but players and developers should expect similar types of necessary mods ported to Legacy Fabric or new mods by new creators rather than just ports of major Fabric or Forge mods on Legacy Fabric. A list of compatible mods, libraries, and APIs can be found at the Legacy Fabric forum page and is updated frequently,[4] and release versions and updates can be viewed via the Legacy Fabric Discord.[5]

Command showing how to access the Legacy Fabric ChromaHUD mod's menu
Showing a few of the settings ChromaHUD has that can be applied to a profile.
A screenshot showing the FPS, CPS, Armour, Coordinates and a few others (only a few of those included) enabled in-game.


Video Guides

Very little coverage of Legacy Fabric is available to players. But a playlist has been made for any installation tutorials for launchers and showcasing mods available for players to see what is accessible.[6]

Mod list

Beta 1.7.3

  • Fabric Discord Link
  • Legacy Brigadier

1.2.5

  • Fabric Discord Link

1.6.4

  • Fabric Discord Link

1.7.10

  • Fabric Discord Link

1.8.9

  • F3 Server Info
  • CraftPresence
  • ChromaHUD Fabric
  • Fabric Discord Link
  • Legacy Extended Hotbar
  • Legacy Fabric API
  • Mod Menu for 1.8.9
  • Old Block Animation
  • OptiFabric
  • Punch To Prime
  • Surely Enough Items
  • ViaFabric

1.12.2

  • Concerned Farlands
  • Fabric Discord Link

See also

References

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