By Nathan Young
Making a Minecraft server introduces many possibilities, with a common one being an economy for players to sell and buy materials. Most of the time, users have to collect items to trade for in-game currency at an existing shop. This can be hard for some to obtain money, as widely available items tend to be cheap. However, if you host a Paper or other Bukkit server, then you can add the Coins plugin to make this easier on your players. Using it allows them to earn coins from killing mobs and mining ores, which adds money to their balance. Additionally, server owners can completely customize the plugin’s settings to suit their needs. Whether you’re wanting to make coins drop on player deaths or changing their values, editing these options can do that. Keeping everything in mind, let’s learn how to install and use the Coins plugin on your Minecraft server in this Apex Hosting tutorial.
- Navigate towards Coins on Spigot, then press
- Save this file to an easily accessible location on your computer.
- Afterward, head towards your Apex server panel and click
FTP File Accessnear the top left.
Note: Ensure you’re using the correct Server Profile for this installation.
- Login with your password, then enter in the
Uploadat the top left corner and drag the file in the respective area.
- Wait for this to reach
100%, then return to the main panel and
- Join and use the /plugins command in-chat to confirm if the plugin works.
Note: The plugins are enabled if they appear as green in the list.
Upon entering your server with the plugin enabled, you’ll notice almost nothing at first. This is due to the main function being dropped coins, meaning players have to kill mobs or mine ores to see the feature. Once an enemy dies or a mineral block is broken, a random amount of money will appear in the form of sunflowers. It looks like a coin and makes sense that the plugin uses it, but you may change it if you want. Besides this, there are some commands to use that may help. These can include dropping coins for other players or withdrawing them from your in-game balance. As for the Coins settings, there are tons of possibilities you can implement by editing the plugin’s file. All these features are configurable and optional, making it flexible for your server.
You may want to experiment with the commands at first, especially if you already have an existing balance. However, make sure you add the permission nodes to your group to use them. This is done by using a rank plugin, like LuckPerms, which manages all player permissions. Alternatively, you can become a server operator to bypass those steps to quickly use commands. With this said, review the list of them down below to get started.
|/coins drop [player] [amount]
|Ability to drop coins from a player’s balance.
|/coins remove [radius / all]
|Delete all nearby coins within a radius or globally.
|Displays the current plugin settings.
|Applies new file changes without restarting the server.
|Shows the current plugin version.
|/withdraw [worth] [amount]
|Take out money from your balance to get coins.
|Toggle coin drops and withdrawal access.
|Remove the ability to let a player pick up coins.
|Obtain coins by killing mobs from spawners.
|Multiply coin drops for a player by the defined value.
Here are some short examples that most players will use or see in your server.
The most popular command for users to do is /withdraw, as this allows them to spend, trade, or give coins to other players. In our case, we assigned a worth of $1 to 50 coins via the command’s parameters. This is extremely helpful if someone wants to grab a specific amount of coins at a certain value, making them easier to use. Additionally, people who receive these coins can
right-click them to transfer money into their balance.
If you’re wanting to give money away, whether it’s a drop party or in plugin crates, using the /coins drop command will do that. This spawns a specific number of coins around a player or within a particular radius/coordinate. The values per item is random, just as obtaining them naturally via mining or killing mobs. In this example, we dropped 10 coins around a player without any radius or coordinates.
The remaining features are found in Coin’s configuration file, allowing you to control every aspect. For instance, making coins drop on death or changing its rate is done through this area. Most owners will likely do this, as customizing the plugin helps create the server in their image. There are lots of options and settings to review, but first you’ll want to follow the steps below to access them.
- Enter in the
FTP File Accessarea and login, then head towards the
- Continue to the
Coinsfolder and press
Editto the right of the
- Make changes to the settings and click
Saveat the top.
- Join your server and use /coins reload or
Restartfrom the main panel to apply the edits.
The following options are suggested for most servers, which are explained individually in the
Commands Don’t Work
Whenever commands aren’t working, it’s likely a permission issue. For example, if you aren’t a server operator or have the correct nodes on your account/rank, then it’ll result in no access. When you get permissions, the commands will function normally. Otherwise, the problem is resulting from the plugin itself. Make sure to confirm Coins is enabled by using /plugins in-chat, which should display it as green in the list. In abnormal events, this will appear just fine but still is disabled. Checking your server panel’s
Console is how you can truly know if it works, as when the plugin loads it’ll display an error message.
Plugin is Disabled
If after installing the plugin on your server and it doesn’t work, then make sure you’ve installed an economy addon. This is required since Coins doesn’t come with a balance system, as it only provides obtainable money. A good choice to use is Vault and EssentialsX combined, giving you the most out of your effort. However, in rare cases the main plugin will not work due to a version incompatibility issue. Ensure that your server is on Paper, Spigot, or other Bukkit types and the Minecraft version aligns with Coins. Otherwise, you could have installed them on the wrong server profile, so confirm you’re using the correct one.