DecoCraft Minecraft Mod
Last modified on May 13, 2022 in Mods
By Dalton Whalen
After playing vanilla Minecraft, you may become tired of the lack of proper decorations. There are ways to get creative and make your own using normal blocks, but they often lack functionality or looks. Look no further with DecoCraft, a mod dedicated to adding tons of prop decorations to your world. From flags to furniture, DecoCraft has all of the items you could possibly want in your house. Installing a mod can be a bit tedious if you are unfamiliar with the process, so we have created this Apex Hosting guide to assist you in the installation of this mod.
DecoCraft is a very popular mod developed up to version 1.12.2 with over 35 million downloads. It is owned by RazzleberryFox, who has worked on several other mods like PTRLib and Animania. DecoCraft is filled with over 3000 total decorations, many of which function in-game as well!
- Navigate to the DecoCraft CurseForge page.
Filesat the top, then search for the desired version.
- Press the download button to the right of the file to begin downloading.
- Once saved, navigate to the PTRLib CurseForge Page, as it is also required.
- Select and download the matching version to a safe location.
- Download the Forge modloader installer that matches your mod version.
- Run the .jar file that is downloaded.
Install Client, make sure the file path is correct, then press
- Open your Minecraft launcher, then go to
Installationsat the top.
- Locate your new Forge profile, then press the folder icon to the far-right.
- Once the file explorer window opens, enter or create the
- 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 Filesection, 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
modsfolder. Once inside, press
Uploadin 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 DecoCraft mod installed and available to access in both survival and creative gamemodes!
Now that you have the mod installed, you can begin playing with the new decorations! If you are playing on survival, however, there are a few requirements to get started.
The first item you need to craft is the DecoBench. This item is the source for all of the props from the mod. To craft it, simply combine lapis, rose red dye, cactus green dye, a crafting table, and a clay block together.
For each recipe, you will need clay blocks, as well as the newly added red, blue, and green crafting clay. To make the crafting clay, combine a piece of dirt, a piece of sand, and one of the dyes.
Now when you open the DecoBench, you can add each item into the top-left slot, then press the “Add to Table” arrow. You can now browse for the prop you want and click on it. It should be crafted if you have enough materials, allowing you to pick up the item from the bottom-left.
There are many items included in this mod, but some decoration examples include:
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 mods. 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 these mods, ensure that the mods are compatible with the same version as the world. Worlds are not forwards-compatible, meaning a 1.16 world with the 1.12 mods version can cause issues.
The items aren’t working on the server:
Oftentimes, this is happening because the mods are not installed on the server correctly or the server was not restarted after adding the mods. Ensure that the server is running Forge and that the mods .jar files are 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 mods installed on their own client in order to join and play.