Older Versions of SpongeForge¶
Our versioning policy was updated in October 2018. Prior to SpongeAPI 7.1, the following information applies. See Reading the Download Filename for information on newer versions.
The format of the SpongeForge download filename is:
||The Minecraft version. Only clients compatible with this version can connect.|
||The Forge build that SpongeForge is built against and is guaranteed to be compatible|
||The version of SpongeAPI implemented by this file. This is what Sponge plugins depend on.|
||The build number of Sponge. This is what you should supply when reporting bugs or seeking support.|
The Forge Build in the filename specifies the version of Forge this version of SpongeForge used during development and testing. The two versions are guaranteed to work without any issues. We tend to use the latest Recommended Build of Forge for this purpose.
Normal Forge mods can usually run on any build of Forge for a given Minecraft version (e.g. 1.12.2) without any problem. However, SpongeForge needs to access, among other things, internal parts of Forge, which most mods shouldn’t be touching, let alone modifying as Sponge does. Since Forge is free to change their internal code whenever they want to, its normal guarantee of backwards-compatibility doesn’t apply to SpongeForge. Feel free to use more recent versions of Forge than the one used for SpongeForge, but we can’t always guarantee compatibility.
When investigating crash issues, you can freely try newer versions of Forge than listed on the SpongeForge Jar. However, it is recommended to also check with the matching version, to make sure your issue is not related to a version mismatch. Even though there will be no guarantee of compatibility, please report any breakage to the issue tracker, so that SpongeForge can be updated.
SpongeForge Jar files will always follow this naming scheme, to allow you to easily identify compatibility.
For example, the file name
spongeforge-1.12.2-2705-7.1.0-BETA-3442.jar is compatible with Minecraft version
1.12.2, was built with Forge
2705), provides SpongeAPI
7.1.0 and was build number
3442 of SpongeForge.