So, I've been trying to run Forge to get a couple mods going and they require that you delete META-INF in Minecraft.jar.
I created a backup as suggested of both .minecraft and Minecraft.jar, and I deleted META-INF. I double clicked Minecraft.jar, and the Bootstrap Launcher didn't even launch. I went to my other file of Minecraft.jar and tried to run Forge 1.8, but it wouldn't pick up my mods.
I have tried several times and I really don't wanna play Vanilla. What do?