Last modified on Nov 2, 2021 in Mods
By Dalton Whalen
In vanilla Minecraft, collecting and storing items is a primary feature. As you collect more items, you may find that constantly using the same storage methods become unconventional in both functionality and aesthetics. Introducing the BiblioCraft mod, which aims to rectify this. With the BiblioCraft mod, there are many items available that are both decorative and hold items. With Apex Hosting, installing mods to your server is very easy, so today we will show you how to install BiblioCraft and show off some of the included blocks.
BiblioCraft is a massively popular mod developed by Nuchaz, with over 66 million downloads. Spanning from 1.4.7 up to 1.12.2, this mod has more blocks added with each version, allowing for decorations in a variety of colors. From sword pedestals, bookcases, and more, BiblioCraft is perfect for spicing up a base.
- Navigate to the mod’s CurseForge page.
- To access all versions, press “Files” at the top.
- Locate the version you desire, then press the download button to the right.
After 5 seconds, the mod will download, so you can save it in a location for later.
- Download the Forge modloaderinstaller that matches your mod version.
- Run the .jar file that is downloaded.
- Click “Install Client”, make sure the file path is correct, then press “Ok” to install.
- Open the Windows start button, then search for “%appdata%”, then press enter.
- Navigate to the “.minecraft” folder, then enter or create the “mods” folder.
- Copy and paste the mod .jar file from earlier into here.
- Open the Minecraft Launcher, then find the Forge profile that was installed.
You can now click “Play” to start the game, which will load up the mod on your own computer.
- Navigate to your Apex Server Panel, then stop the server.
- Scroll down to the “JAR File” section, then change the server version to match your mod.
- We recommend generating a new world when prompted, but don’t restart the server yet.
- Navigate to the FTP File Access on the left-hand side, then log in.
- Enter or create the “mods” folder. Once inside, press “Upload” in the top-left.
- Drag + drop the mod .jar file from earlier to the right-hand side.
- Once at 100% uploaded, return to the main panel page and start the server.
The server should now start up with the BiblioCraft mod installed and available to access in both survival and creative gamemodes!
This mod is primarily used for storage, with a majority of items focusing on book and item storage, while also looking good. These items are available in multiple colors and all main wood types. Some of these are:
One of the most effective ways to store the items, the numerous shelf blocks will allow you to store your tools, potions, books, and other items.
With framed chests, it will automatically display an item on the front depending on what is stored inside. This is a great option for storing a large amount of the same block without worrying about labels.
The table block is mainly used for aesthetic purposes. You start with one block, but the more you place, the larger the table becomes.
No table is complete without a good chair. With this mod, you can customize the back of each chair.
Tell the time in style with the grandfather clock item. Including an animated pendulum, this is a great decorative option for a classic feel.
Want even more decorations? Improve your normal crafting table with the fancy workbench. Here you can store even more books for use later on.
With the lanterns, lighting up your house is another great aesthetic option. Available in gold and silver frames, you can even choose the color candle on the inside.
My personal favorite, the sword pedestal allows you to proudly store your blade. Whether available for viewing or kept in a secret crypt, you get to choose where it goes.
With that, you now have a taste of the BiblioCraft mod and its blocks. There are so many more options to choose from with many colors and the wood types, you’ll have a block for every base. This mod works great in conjunction with other mods, as you can display items of any type, including armor and swords from alternative mods that you may desire. Now that you know how to install this mod, you can begin building in BiblioCraft for yourself. Enjoy building decorative storage in your world and remember to have fun!
My server isn’t starting up after adding the mod:
Oftentimes, the main reason for this is caused by an issue with the installation. Make sure that your server is running the same Forge version as your mod. Otherwise, make sure no other mods from different versions are present, as this can cause a crash.
My existing world isn’t working with the mod:
If you want to use an existing world with this mod, ensure that the mod is compatible with the same version as the world. Worlds are not forwards-compatible, meaning a 1.16 world with the 1.12 mod version can cause issues.
The items aren’t working on the server:
Oftentimes, this is happening because the mod is not installed on the server correctly or the server was not restarted after adding the mod. Ensure that the server is running Forge and that the mod .jar file is uploaded directly into the “mods” folder. If it is uploaded anywhere else, it will not work.
I get an error when joining the server:
This can occur if the mods are installed on the server, but not your own game. Make sure that you installed Forge on your own computer as well, as all players will need the mod installed on their own client in order to join and play.