How to Download and Install Xaero’s Minimap

Xaero’s Minimap for Minecraft

Xaero’s Minimap Mod for Minecraft

The mod Xaero’s Minimap is a Minecraft mod that adds a minimap to the game interface. The minimap shows the surrounding terrain, including nearby mobs and players, and can be customized with different display options. Xaero’s Minimap is compatible with both the single-player and multiplayer modes of Minecraft, and is popular among players who enjoy exploration and navigation in the game. The mod is named after its creator, Xaero, who has also developed other popular Minecraft mods.

Like many other Minecraft mods, you will need a mod loader to play using Xaero’s Minimap. We have guides on how to download and install Fabric and Forge for Minecraft. For this guide we will be using the Forge instance, however if you choose Fabric, the steps are pretty much the same, and you can still follow this guide.

Step 1 – How to Download Xaero’s Minimap

Click the button in the right labeled as Xaero’s Minimap to redirect you to the Xaero’s Minimap download website.

Once you are on the Xaero’s Minimap download website, click the tab that says Files.

Xaero’s Minimap Download Site

In the files tab, you will see there are a lot of different versions of Xaero’s Minimap available to download. Not only are there different versions available, but different instances as well.

You will see there are Fabric and Forge instances available for download. In this guide we will be using the version 1.19.4 for the Forge instance, however, the steps are the same for others versions and for Fabric.

Find your desired version and instance and select the tree dots in the right of said version.

All the versions of Xaeros Minimap

After you click the dots, you will see a menu appear with two different options. Click the Download File option to start the download of Xaero’s Minimap

Xaero’s Minimap Download File
Step 2 – Install Xaero’s Minimap

Once you have downloaded the mod, go ahead and open your Minecraft launcher. In the launcher, head over to the “Installations” tab. (See the image below for reference)

Minecraft Launcher

In the Installations tab, find either your Forge or your Fabric instance, make sure it matches the version of Xaero’s Minimap you downloaded earlier. For this tutorial, we are using Forge 1.19.4.

Once you have found your Forge or Fabric instance, hover over it, and click on the folder that appears on the right.

Forge within the Minecraft Launcher

When the folder for the mod loader of your choosing opens, find the folder named “Mods”. If the folder “Mods” does not exist, go ahead and create it. (To create a folder, simply right click, select “New”, and then click New Folder. Name the folder “Mods”)

Once you located the Mods folder, open it.

Mods folder inside the Forge Instance

With the Mods folder open, drag and drop the mod file we downloaded earlier. (See the image below)

Xaeros in Mods Folder
Step 3 – Using Xaero’s Minimap in Minecraft

Once you added the mod to the Mods folder, go back to the Minecraft launcher, and click play in the Mod Loader you added Xaeros to. In this case, we are using Forge.

Forge within Minecraft Launcher

After you clicked play and Minecraft opens, go ahead and launch a world, it can be Singleplayer or Multiplayer, as you will see, this minimap mod works offline as well as online. This is a client side mod.

Radar working in game

If you press the key bind [Y] the options for Xaero’s Minimap will show, in here you can customize things like the Waypoints settings, Overlay settings, Change the position of the minimap, etc.

Xaero’s Minimap Settings
Xaero’s Minimap Installation Guide Summary

In this guide, we learned how to download and installed Xaero’s Minimap in Minecraft. We used Forge to load the mod into the game, however, you also have the option to use Fabric as your Mod loader.

Xaero’s Minimap will now become one of your favorites Minecraft mods to use as a client side mod.

If you want to learn about other Client Side mods for Minecraft, see this guide.