AppleSkin Mod for Minecraft
Last modified on Nov 1, 2021 in Mods
By Dalton Whalen
In Minecraft, food and saturation are pretty vague and unexplained. Not a lot of people are aware of the exact values, or even the purpose of the mechanics that surround this aspect of the game. What are hunger points? What determines how slowly you lose them? How can you tell what food gives what saturation?
All of these are good questions with no real answers unless you’re willing to go to the wiki. Introducing AppleSkin, a lightweight mod meant to fix this issue with as little pain as possible. This blog will attempt to give you all the information you need on AppleSkin to use it properly. Let’s begin.
AppleSkin is a simple and lightweight mod that gives a visualization of how many hunger points a food item will restore, how much saturation it will offer, and how much saturation you currently have until exhaustion. That’s pretty much it!
The mod is also compatible with pretty much all food from all mods, as it should automatically work with any food item.
To play with any Forge mod such as AppleSkin, you’re going to need to download forge. It’s fairly simple and automated, so here’s the steps.
- Download the Forge Installer corresponding to the version of Minecraft you want to play on. You can find the official Forge downloads page here.
- Run the jar you’ve downloaded and then select ‘Install Client’ on the pop-up it presents you.
- Open/Reopen your Minecraft launcher and change the installation to ‘forge’ if it did not automatically change.
Now that you have Forge installed, you can download and play any mods you like. AppleSkin is probably the one on your mind.
- Head to the official Curseforge page.
- Navigate to the “Files” tab.
- Locate and select the latest version of the mod for your installation of Minecraft.
- Check for any dependencies. (AppleSkin has none)
You can now apply the mod to your Minecraft launcher, allowing you to actually play the mod.
- Go to your windows search bar and type in “%appdata%”
- Open up “.minecraft” and then “mods”
- Drop the .jar of AppleSkin that you just downloaded into the mods folder.
- Close all the folders and re-open your Minecraft launcher.
For the mod to work on a server, the server must have the mod installed as well. Make sure you’re running a Forge server.
- Open up your Apex server panel.
- Go ahead and stop your server before proceeding. Once your server is stopped, and offline, click on FTP file access. Then login. From here you can click on the mods folder.
- From the mods folder, click on upload then drop the Appleskin file we downloaded earlier in.
Once this is fully uploaded 100% 1/1 files, you can click on the name of your server at the top of the page and start your server.
Appleskin works by giving you a visual for different pieces of information. This is done pretty seamlessly, as it blends into the preexisting UI perfectly, rather than adding unnecessary extra bits on the screen.
Your saturation is portrayed by a yellow outline on the hunger bar. As you do actions that would take saturation such as running, you will see that the amount of ‘meat sticks’ that are highlighted starts to decrease. Once all of your saturation is gone, you’ll start losing hunger points.
Hunger Point Values
When you hover your mouse over a food item in an inventory, the amount of hunger points and saturation offered by the food item will be displayed under the name. This is extremely useful information, and has been seen as a feature that should be implemented into vanilla Minecraft by the Minecraft community.
The amount of hunger points potentially gained will also be displayed on your hunger bar, along with the saturation it offers.
Exhaustion is shown as a small gridlike pattern over the hunger bar. Once the exhaustion reaches the end of the hunger bar, you will lose a hunger point. This will happen when you do something to use the hunger bar, like running.
That’s all there is to it! AppleSkin is a very simple mod that aims to fix a small problem of there being very little information on food and saturation. Although we would like to believe vanilla Minecraft is enough, sometimes it just isn’t.. AppleSkin is a clear example of how Minecraft can be improved dramatically with the simplest of changes that boost the quality of life. With that being said, I hope you’ve learned something and have a great day!