Bartering Station Mod
By Nathan Young
As Minecraft is an open-world survival game, millions of players spend countless hours collecting resources. Whether these are basic building blocks or valuable goods, it takes effort to obtain enough of them. In cases where you or others alike want an easier way to gather materials, consider using the Bartering Station mod for Forge and Fabric. This is extremely similar to Trading Post, as it introduces a new interactive block designed for trading. The only catch is that it involves piglins instead of villagers, meaning you’ll constantly get items from using gold ingots. One of the most common farming methods is to make an automatic setup that instantly stores your resources, rather than manually trading with these mobs. This is perfect for your Minecraft server to play with friends, as it enhances the gameplay experience for all. As for setting this up, our panel simplifies the entire process. Unfortunately, newcomers to the modding scene may be unfamiliar with the setup. Due to this, we’ll show you how to install and use the Bartering Station mod on your Minecraft server in this Apex Hosting guide.
How to Download
- Navigate to Bartering Station on CurseForge, then click
Filesnear the top.
- Locate your desired
Mod Loaderin the list below.
- Once found, press its three vertical dots on the right and click
- Save this file somewhere easily accessible on your computer for later.
- Repeat this process for Puzzles Lib, as it’s a required dependency mod.
Fabric Only: Do the same for Fabric API and Forge Config API Port.
Before trying out Bartering Station, you’ll want to install Forge or Fabric on the Minecraft launcher. This is required to load and play mods in the game, making it important that you do this for the client. Once you’re finished, follow along below to install everything to begin enjoying a better piglin trading experience.
- Open your Minecraft launcher and click the
Installationsoption near the top.
- Locate your previously installed Forge or Fabric profile, then press its
- In the newly opened window, find and enter the
modsdirectory from the list.
Note: If you don’t see this, then create it before proceeding with the installation.
- Continue to drag and drop the downloaded files into this folder.
- Return to the launcher and click
Playon your profile to begin loading Bartering Station.
Similar to before, you’ll need to set up Forge or Fabric on the Minecraft server to play with mods. This is achieved by selecting it with your corresponding version in the Game File area of your panel and then restarting it to generate its required files. Afterward, you may follow the instructions below to install Bartering Station on the server.
- Head towards your Apex server panel and click
FTP File Accessnear the top left.
- Type your
Passwordin the text box and press the
Loginbutton to gain access.
- Find and enter the
modsdirectory, then at the top left corner click the
- Afterward, proceed to drag and drop the downloaded files into the respective area.
- Wait for them to reach
100%, then return to the main panel and
Players must gather enough resources to reach the Nether before trying the Bartering Station mod after joining the server. Remember, piglins are only found in this dimension and cannot be naturally used elsewhere in Minecraft. Once you and other players alike enter the Nether, locating a bastion remnant is the next step. This location is where tons of piglins will be available for trading, but you’ll need plenty of gold ingots beforehand. These are commonly found as nuggets in the same dimension but can also be easily obtained in the Overworld. This also is needed for crafting the bartering station block, so keep this in mind when getting started with the mod. After placing it near piglins, use gold in the menu to begin trading them. However, this can be amplified with an automatic system to quickly obtain and store resources. In cases where you want to test out all its features, consider becoming a server operator or enabling cheats to enter creative mode. Otherwise, review the subsections below to learn more about the Bartering Station mod for Minecraft to begin your trading adventure.
Locating Bastion Remnants
We strongly recommend locating bastion remnants to begin using the Bartering Station mod, as these structures house many piglins. Finding this can be challenging for some, as it does require luck. However, there should be one within a 400-500 block radius upon entering the Nether for the first time. This can vary depending on your generation, especially if there are fortresses close by since bastion remnants can’t spawn near them.
Fortunately, all biomes except for basalt deltas allow these structures to appear in-game. If you’re having trouble finding bastion remnants, then try using the /locate command with operator permissions or cheats. Otherwise, continue hunting for them with Vanilla Minecraft tactics to prepare for piglin trading.
Crafting the Station
Whether you make the bartering station block in the Nether or beforehand, it’ll require x2 Gold Ingots and x4 Any Wood Planks. This makes it cheap to craft, allowing almost anyone to do it. It’s encouraged to have multiple stations in Minecraft, as there’s only a 12-block radius to attract 6 piglins for trading items. This means you may have to occasionally place them down in bastion remnants or previously designed farms to begin using them properly.
Bartering with Piglins
As for the process to trade with piglins, players must be near these mobs before placing down the station. Remember, there’s a block radius that only allows up to six characters to trade items. We encourage you to trap these piglins and use the block accordingly. However, placing it down almost anywhere within a bastion remnant works without too much trouble. Remember that you can have multiple bartering stations in-game to increase your trades.
Once you’ve placed it down and have some nearby piglins, begin using the respective slots for your gold ingots. Make sure to spread them evenly throughout the GUI menu, as each one is assigned to a character. This means if you fill all slots, six piglins will begin trading. Use the arrows to help you see if everything works as intended, similar to furnaces when an item is about to be cooked.
Automatic Piglin Farm
If you want to maximize your item production from piglin trades, then consider making an automatic farm. This involves using chests and hoppers to instantly store resources, along with filling up the bartering station with gold. We advise having one chest connected to the block, with others below it for storage. Besides this, make sure your piglins are trapped nearby so it always works, as there’s a 12-block radius.
After a short while, you’ll have tons of items for the taking in your chests. These include enchanted books, equipment, crying obsidian, potions, and building blocks, among other resources. If you have lots of gold ingots ready to trade, then we suggest having many chests for your farm since they can quickly fill up. Otherwise, ensure to always have available slots in them so the trading doesn’t stop.
Players can sometimes run into issues on their client, such as failing to launch Minecraft correctly. Solving this situation is straightforward, as you must confirm the installation was successful. This means checking if you’ve transferred all dependencies in the local mods folder on your computer, along with seeing if an applicable mod loader is used for the launcher. In other words, ensure that all files are installed properly with your corresponding Forge or Fabric version for the profile. A similar concept is applied on the server, as the loader must be selected in the Game File before using mods. Once this checks out, confirm if all downloaded files are uploaded into the mods directory via the FTP File Access area in the panel. These solutions should resolve all issues related to launching or joining the Minecraft server. If you still have troubles, then reach out to our Support Team for further assistance.
After placing down your bartering station block near some piglins and it doesn’t work, then make sure the mobs aren’t brutes or other variants. Remember, only the standard ones can trade with gold ingots for items. This means you must place down the block near normal piglins for this to work properly. Keep this in mind when using the Bartering Station mod for Minecraft, as it’s common to forget that brutes can’t trade. Otherwise, it could be an issue relating to the radius since it’s only 12 blocks. We recommend trapping piglins near the station within this area to successfully obtain resources from them.
In some situations, players might have issues with their automatic piglin farm in Minecraft. This tends to happen when the hoppers aren’t aligned or set properly in-game. If these aren’t correctly configured, then the farm won’t automatically store materials and replenish gold ingots. Solving this situation involves you to hook up a hopper with a chest on top of it to the bartering station, then other ones connected to more storage blocks down below. Essentially, it’s a standard system found in other automatic mob farms in Minecraft. We encourage you to play around with chests and hoppers in-game to resolve the situation.