Croptopia Minecraft Mod
By Nathan Young
Managing your health and hunger in Vanilla Minecraft leads players to build farms for food. Whether you’re automatically farming crops or manually collecting steak, it can be time consuming to gather enough. This makes some players want to have more food options, as it’ll come in handy for survival. Introducing new items like these requires modifications, such as Croptopia for Forge and Fabric. Using this mod on your Minecraft server adds many different kinds of fruits, vegetables, snacks, meals, deserts, and drinks. Anyone in the world can freely find ingredients and make large farms to always have enough food nearby. Setting this up is quickly done on our panel, as it only takes a few minutes. However, some newcomers to the modding and hosting scene may not fully understand the process. Due to this, we’ve created this Apex Hosting tutorial to show you how to install and use Croptopia on your Minecraft server.
How to Download
- Navigate to Croptopia on CurseForge, then click
Filesat the top of the page.
- Locate your desired
Game Versionfor this modification by scrolling down.
- Once found, press the three vertical dots to the right and click
- Save this somewhere easily accessible on your computer for later.
Optional: If you’re wanting to have an in-game book to help you learn crafting recipes or other information about Croptopia, then install Patchouli for Forge or Fabric. Make sure to choose the correct one for your wanted setup. Alternatively, installing JEI can provide you with their recipes and help you view all available items from the mod.
Before doing anything, you and others need to install Forge or Fabric with your desired game version on the Minecraft launcher. This is required for supporting mods in-game, making this important. When you’re finished with this, review the steps below to begin using Croptopia.
- Open your Minecraft launcher and click
Installationsnear the top of your screen.
- Locate your previously installed modded profile, then press its
Foldericon on the right.
- Find and enter the mods directory from the newly opened window.
Note: If you don’t see this folder, create it before proceeding.
- Continue to drag and drop the modification files into this area.
- Return to your modded profile and click
Playto begin loading Croptopia in Minecraft.
Similar to the client installation, you’ll need to install
Fabric on the server. This is done by selecting it from the Game File area of your main panel, then restarting to load the files. Once you’re done, follow along below to play Croptopia on your Minecraft server.
- Head towards your Apex server panel, then click
FTP File Accessnear the top left.
- Type your
Passwordin the text box and press the
Loginbutton to gain access.
- Find and enter the mods directory from the list, then click
Uploadat the top left corner.
- Proceed to drag and drop the modification files into the respective area.
- Wait for this to reach
100%, then return to the main panel and generate a new world.
Restartthe server to begin loading everything to start playing with the mod.
Upon joining the server, players may notice new vegetation around them in the world. Whether you see fruits on trees or stumble on an interesting crop, there’s plenty of them to encounter. However, there’s even more food items available if you gather ingredients and craft them. If you’ve installed Patchouli, then consider making the Croptopia Book to easily view their recipes. This is crafted by combining a normal book with three new seeds or fruit items. Besides this, we’ll showcase new kinds of food to find, farm, and what settings to tweak from the mod in the subsections below.
As you explore the world, unique trees will become visible. These produce food that players can freely take, including Apples, Almonds, Mangos, Avocados, Bananas, Cashews, Cherrys, Coconuts, Limes, and so many others. We highly recommend taking them, as they will satisfy your hunger and continue your survival. However, you may also want to grab a few saplings of them to make a tree farm.
This is especially true if you’re planning to create large meals or small snacks, as you’ll need ingredients.
Instead of special trees, you’ll find colorful crops scattered throughout the world. These are biome-specific, meaning some will only be available in certain locations. Some of them include Ginger, Zucchini, Olive, Leek, Barley, Pepper, and Broccoli. All of these will be in their seed form, requiring players to build farms to harvest them properly. Otherwise, these can be used for other crafting recipes.
There’s many opportunities with Croptopia, so make sure to take advantage of them.
Once you’ve gathered enough ingredients, there are countless recipes for you to try out. Whether you want a quick snack or a full meal, you’re given the ability to make them all. Due to the amount of food choices, we’ll break down tasty ones for you to get started. The subsections below will help you realize what types are available.
Smaller food items are considered snacks, such as Bacon Lettuce Tomato Sandwich, Cheesy Asparagus, or a Peanut Butter and Jelly. Some of these will require more ingredients than others, as they are all unique choices. However, the vast majority of them will be easy and cheap to make in your Minecraft server.
This is a perfect option for players wanting to avoid using too many ingredients, while also satisfying their hunger.
If you’re wanting long lasting food that’ll relieve you of hunger, then consider preparing meals. These can be Spaghetti Squash, Chili Rellenos, or Chicken and Dumplings. Since they’re larger food items, crafting them may require more ingredients than others. This doesn’t mean it’s not worth making, as players will completely satisfy their hunger for lots of in-game time. If you’re exploring and nowhere near your farms, then meals are a great choice.
Some players may have a sweet tooth, leading them to create deserts. There are many kinds to choose from, including Doughnuts, Banana Cream Pie, Tres Leche Cake, or Brownies. These won’t be too powerful against hunger, but are similar to snacks since they don’t need too many ingredients. However, some complicated desserts may need extra items for its recipe.
These give you more opportunities to eat the best kind of food in Minecraft, as there are hardly any deserts in the default version of the game.
Rather than eating, players can enjoy multiple beverages. These include Lemonade, Coffee, Pumpkin Spice Latte, or Wine, among others. Whether you want sweets or healthy drinks, there’s plenty to try out. However, it’s worth mentioning that these items aren’t the best to satisfy hunger. This feature is more of an entertainment option, as it can be fun to sit around tables drinking with friends. Otherwise, you can craft some beverages to get achievements if you’re hunting all of them.
Due to all the different kinds of crops, saplings, and its produce, building farms is heavily suggested. These can be automatic or manual setups, depending on your desire. Regardless of how you make it, these will provide you with tons of fruits, vegetables, and other ingredients for other recipes. This is a farmer’s dream, especially if you combine this modification with different ones. Become creative with your farms and what seeds you use to make the best possible food.
If you’re unhappy with how certain crops are generated in the world, then we strongly recommend tweaking Croptopia’s configuration file. This is done by accessing the FTP panel, then making your changes in our editor. When you’re ready, review the steps below to get started.
- Navigate to the
FTP File Accessarea and use your login credentials accordingly.
- Once logged in, locate and enter the
configdirectory from the list.
- Afterward, press
Editon the right-hand side of the croptopia-common.toml file.
- Make any necessary changes, then click the
Savebutton at the top.
- Return to the main panel and
Restartthe server to apply the edits.
In some cases, players may be unable to join the server due to numerous reasons. One of the most common ones to encounter is entering an incorrect
IP Address:Port or Subdomain when making the connection. Make sure to verify this information from your main panel so everyone knows exactly what should be used to join the server. Besides this, another common issue is failing to set up the Minecraft launcher correctly. Whether the impacted player didn’t install
Fabric, transfer the files into the mods directory, or simply downloaded mismatching
game versions, the installation must be right for a successful connection. Ensure everything is configured properly, then try again to see if that works.
Other times, players may notice the modification isn’t working on the server at all. This may be noticed after joining the server and not finding any custom trees or crops, among other missing features. Solving this is relatively simple, as you’ll need to generate a new world for everything to function properly. However, double check you’ve enabled
Fabric with its
correct version in the Game File section. Afterward, ensure all files were uploaded successfully in the mods directory from the FTP panel. Once you’ve done all this, restart the server and join to see if it works.