So, before anyone jumps on here and says that I need to post to minecraftforge.net for my problem, just let me say that I already did and they weren't of much to me help there. Maybe someone else can decipher what they're saying.
I have no idea what the last poster mean with the "%s" stuff. I'm no good at python and I don't have the time to learn the language. I just want to install forge so that I can just use my java skills to correct an incompatibility between ChickenBone's NEI and one of the plugins for it that interfaces with Railcraft. The plugin looks for "mod_notEnoughItems" so it can run and NEI lists itself as simply "notEnoughItems". That's all I want to fix. Nothing more, nothing less, but I haven't been able to get ANY help fixing my forge install problem.
Use the second release of NEI for 1.4.6. I had the same issue and I simply asked ChickenBones about it. If you want the plugin to be compatible with the newest release, get the plugin author to update the mod.
I thought that my version of NEI was the most current...but I guess I was wrong? Thanks so much for this info. Will look into it to see if that resolves the issue.
I have NEI v.188.8.131.52 which is the second version, right? If not, I can't find the second version on ChickenBones Mods topic. And like I said, I don't know how to contact Mistaqur to get him/her to make the plugin compatible with NEI.