By default, Minecraft does not have voice chat capabilities in Java Edition. However, through the Simple Voice Chat Mod, players can set up basic voice chat features on their multiplayer server.
With this mod, you will have access to easily configurable voice chat settings within the game. This means users won’t have to worry about using external voice chat apps like Discord.
They can download the mod, install it and configure the settings to their liking. Games can then enjoy reliable proximity chat and party chat that resists server latency very well.
Minecraft: Downloading and Installing Simple Voice Chat Mod for version 1.19
The good news for users is that Simple Voice Chat mod is available on many reputable mod sites. It allows them to easily download and install it.
Also, if players use modding programs like Forge or Fabric, the mod is compatible with both, allowing for easy installation. However, it is still possible to install the mod manually if you prefer, and it all comes down to preference once the mod is downloaded.
It’s worth noting that updating the mod is made much simpler through Fabric and Forge than doing it manually when future Minecraft updates are released.
Download/Install Simple Voice Chat for Java 1.19 (Fabric/Forge)
Step 1: Head over to a trustworthy mod site like CurseForge and browse or search for Simple Voice Chat Mod.
Step 2: Click the download link button. Make sure the mod version matches the Minecraft version. For this example, version 1.19 will be used. CurseForge users can also directly download the mod using the Forge download button, and the download/installation process will take place automatically.
Step 3: Once players have fully downloaded the file to a folder or to their desktop, it will typically be a .zip or .rar file. At other times, the .jar file itself may be provided on its own.
Step 4: Unzip the file with a program like WinRAR or 7Zip. For Forge/Fabric users, a manual install only requires players to place the downloaded and extracted files in the mod folder of their .minecraft folder. However, manual installation is somewhat more difficult.
Manual mod installation without Fabric/Forge
Step 1: For a manual install without a mod loader, go into the .minecraft folder and open the builds folder.
Step 2: Inside the versions folder, open the folder for the appropriate version of the game (1.19, for example). Then rename the .jar and .json file to something like “modified 1.19”.
Step 3: Open the .json file with a text editor and change the id field to match the .jar file. For example, instead of 1.19, change the field to 1.19 Modified and save your changes.
Step 4: Open the modified 1.19 .jar file with Winrar or 7Zip, find the META-INF file and delete it.
Step 5: Open the Simple Voice Chat Mod .jar file with Winrar and copy its contents into the modified 1.19 .jar file.
Step 6: Open the Minecraft launcher and create a new installation. After naming the installation and choosing version 1.19, select the modified 1.19 .jar file using the browse button.
Step 7: Switch to install in the play tab of the launcher and click the play button.
If done correctly, players should be able to run their modified version of the game. However, if they wanted to use it on a server, they would need to install the mod on the server side as well.
Considering how difficult manual installation can be, it is highly recommended that readers use a mod-friendly interface such as Forge, Fabric, Bukkit, or Spigot to install mods on both the client and server sides.