Quote from euphoria4949
Hi _DioM_, actually it may surprise you that the most popular and frequently use version of Minecraft as a whole is still 1.6.4. I think most people on this thread are using between 1.6.4 and 1.7.4, just because we mod the game. Anyone that mods "any game" knows the fundamental rule of modding: "You never ever update to the latest version!" Well not until your mods are up to date anyway, as it takes time for mods to be updated, sometimes weeks or months and sometimes they never get updated to newer versions because of big changes in the games update.
There is no way to make a mod work for newer versions or older versions, if it's not designed for a particular version, It's not compatible.
The reason 95% of mods have not been updated to the latest Minecraft is because v1.7 brought in some HUGE changes and pretty much changed everything in the games mechanics. So the software needed to create mods had to be completely started from scratch, then there were more MC updates which changed things again. So the "Key" software, MCP, is not up to date yet as 1.8 is nearly here and that might change everything again!
MCP is needed to make a mod like Forge, Forge is needed to install most mods like the GLSL Shader Core, and the GLSL Shader Core is needed to update SEUS! Everything is waiting on something else to be updated sadly.
Hope this explains it well enough, as I've had a glass or two of wine
Alright, I figured as much. I'd still be on 1.6.4 as well for those reasons, if my favorite server hadn't already updated. Thanks for clearing that up.