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Game Profiles

Last Updated: Aug 10, 2017 10:15AM PDT
How to create profiles in Minecraft and how to manage your profiles for addon/mod games such as WoW, Rift, Wildstar, The Elder Scrolls, etc..

Game Profiles

This article shows you have to create and maintain Game Profiles.

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The Twitch App allows you to customize your addon and mod experience via Game Profiles. Below are some of the most common customizations for adding mods, resource packs, and more.

Create Custom Game Profile [Minecraft]

Creating a Custom Profile allows you to install mods and resource packs, as well as choose which version of Minecraft and Forge you want to use.

Creating the Profile

In the Twitch App head over to the Mods section, and select Minecraft

Next, select CREATE CUSTOM PROFILE from the selection.

Profile Name - Name your profile. It is best to name it something that will help you to know what the profile is about, but keep it brief. Like "Farming Mods for 1.7.1". Please note that your Profile name cannot begin with a number.

Version - Next choose which version of Minecraft you will be playing on. This is important as it will determine which mods you will be able to use. Mods that aren't updated for the version you select may not appear as an option.

Modloader - Last you will want to choose which version of Forge you want to use, if any. Remember you can use the Profile to just play different versions of Vanilla or different types of Resource Packs. Similar to the version of Minecraft, make sure you pick the version of Forge that works for your mods.

Now hit OKAY, and the Twitch App will create your new Custom Profile.

Custom Profile Details

Hover over the profile's icon until you see the View Profile option. Then click it.

When complete, selecting the profile will allow you to see information about it.

As mentioned before, keep the name brief so you know what it is at a glance, but you don't need to go to extreme details as a lot of your information will be located in here for you.

Adding Mods, Resource Packs, and Maps... Oh my!

Once you have created your Custom Profile you will want to add in some Mods, Resource Packs and/or Maps.

Remember that based on which version of Forge and Minecraft you selected for your Profile depends on which Mods, Resource Packs and Maps will display for you. Only those that are compatible with the versions of your Profile will be visible. This does not mean that you might not have issues with mods not being compatible with each other.

Select your profile and choose which tab you want to download resources for (Mods, Resource Packs, or Maps).

If you have none installed you will see a GET MODS (or Resource Pack/Maps) button. If you already have some installed you will see a GET MORE CONTENT option at the top right of the window.

Select the one you have, and this will populate the list of the items available to you. There are multiple ways for you to find the item you want; either by searching for its name, looking through categories, sorting by specific criteria, or a combination of any of these.

For this example, we know what we want to download so we're going to search for it by typing in part of the name of the mod "Forest" into the Search. This brings up the Mod we want to install. Hovering over the mods icon on the right shows the "Install" button.

Clicking the INSTALL button will install "Forestry" for us into our Custom Profile.

Allow it to install. It should only take a few moments depending on the size of the Mod, Resource Pack, or Map, and your connection. Once installed it will appear in your Custom ModPack Profile.

You can now add more Mods, Resource Packs, Maps, update, turn on/off items, or play your pack!


Add Game Profile

When you install a game that the Twitch App supports it should automatically detect it. If you just installed the game you may need to restart the Twitch App before it can detect it.

In the Twitch App click on the icon; then select File from the options in the menu.

Next, click on the Settings option.

This will open up your Settings options. Click on the Addons link.

Click on the SCAN NOW button. Allow it to run.

If following the scan your game is still not found you can try manually locating it.

Like above fo into the Settings > General > Addons, but this time click on the ADD GAME button, and locate the folder that the games *.exe file is in (you don't need to select the exe file, just the folder it is in).

Remove Extra Game Profiles

For whatever reason you may get multiple game profiles for the same game. If you multi-box you usually have different addons for each account and this will help you manage each one separately. However, if the reason you have two or more is because of something like reinstalling the game or moving it to a new drive you may not want the extra profile lurking about in your Twitch App.

In the Twitch App head over to the Mods section, and select World of Warcraft. Now click on the cogwheel in the upper right corner of your addons page.


From the drop down menu click on Settings.

Toggling Manage Game Profile

Say you disabled (hid) the wrong Game Profile. This is easy to fix. You just need to enable it again.

Go to the GAME SPECIFIC tab and scroll down. From the YOUR GAMES drop-down, select the Game Profile you want to enable.

In this case it would be "World of Warcraft".

Toggle the management of addons with the ADDON MANAGEMENT option.

If turned on, the game profile will appear on your profile list and will be managed by the Twitch App. If faded, it will be removed from the list and addons will not be managed, updated, or uninstalled by the Twitch App.

Note: Please be aware there is currently no way to delete a profile.