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Effortless Building Mod Minecraft

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Effortless Building Mod Minecraft


Whether you’re building an enormous city or a small village in Minecraft, it’ll take lots of planning and effort to complete. This can quickly become overwhelming for some players, especially if they’re newcomers to the community. If you’re wanting to make this entire process easier, then consider using Minecraft mods. These are addons for your dedicated server or singleplayer world that introduces new features to Minecraft. One of these mods is conveniently known as Effortless Building for Forge, providing players with many modes to quickly create structures in-game. There are even unique aspects from this mod that allow you to mirror any placed or removed blocks, making it so much easier to build anything in Minecraft. This also supports survival aspects too, meaning all your friends can enjoy these benefits. Setting it up is quickly done on our panel, as it’ll only take a few minutes to complete. However, some users might be confused about the exact process. With this in mind, we’ve created this Apex Hosting guide to show you how to install and use Effortless Building on your Minecraft server.

How to Download

  1. Navigate to the Effortless Building entry on CurseForge, then click Files near the top.
    Effortless Building Mod
  2. Locate your desired Game Version for this modification in the list.
  3. Once found, press the three vertical dots on the right and click Download File.
    Effortless Building Mod Download
  4. Wait for this to finish downloading, then save the file somewhere easily accessible.


If you’re using Minecraft 1.19.2 or below, the Flywheel dependency mod might be required. Make sure to repeat the download steps above for this, otherwise, there’ll be loading issues. However, anything over 1.19.3 doesn’t require the dependency. Keep this information handy when downloading Effortless Building for Minecraft.


Client Installation

Before using any mods in Minecraft, you and others alike must install Forge on the launcher. Without doing this, Effortless Building won’t work properly in-game. After doing this, follow along below to install the mod on your client to get started.

  1. Open your Minecraft launcher and press the Installations button at the top.
    Minecraft Installations
  2. Locate your previously installed Forge profile, then click its Folder icon.
    Minecraft Forge Profile
  3. In the newly opened window, find and enter the mods directory from the list.
    Note: If you don’t see this, create it before proceeding with the installation.
  4. Continue to simply drag and drop the downloaded file in this folder.
    Effortless Building Client Installation
  5. Afterward, return to the main launcher and press the Play button on your Forge profile.


Server Installation

Almost identical to the above section, you’ll need to set up Forge on the Minecraft server. This is done by selecting it from our Game File area in the main panel, then restarting to generate its required files. Once you’re finished, follow the instructions below to install Effortless Building on the server.

  1. Head towards your Apex server panel and click FTP File Access near the top left.
    Minecraft FTP
  2. Once there, type your Password in the text box and press the Login button.
    Minecraft FTP Login
  3. While viewing the file list, find and enter the mods directory.
  4. Proceed to click Upload at the top left corner, then drag and drop the file accordingly.
    Effortless Building Server Installation
  5. Wait for this to reach 100%, then return to the main panel and Restart the server.


Getting Started

Effortless Building Mod CurseForge

Upon joining the server, all players will have access to the Effortless Building mod. This means there are no special permissions or required operator status, as everything is accessible through an in-game menu via a keybind. Getting started depends on your server’s setup, as some prefer survival while others want creative. Regardless of this, make sure you have enough resources in your inventory to use the mod. Remember, there are lots of building modes to try out in the world. Whether you create a large sphere or diagonal wall, having enough blocks is absolutely necessary. Keeping everything in mind, review the subsections below to learn how to use the Effortless Building mod for Minecraft.

Effortless Controls

Learning the controls for this mod is essential to using it, which should be a straightforward process. While in-game, press ALT on your keyboard to open the building menu. It’ll show 12 options to try out, with one of them disabling any selected mode. If you’ve noticed by now, there’s extra settings on the left-hand side of this screen. These will be discussed later on in this tutorial, as they come in handy for larger build projects.

Effortless Building Modes


Building Modes

As for all the kinds of building modes available from this mod, we’ve created a complete list of them down below. This is where you can quickly learn each one, which will be used in the future when you officially start making structures. Keep this information handy if you’re confused about any modes from the Effortless Building mod for Minecraft.

SingleAbility to place a single block, resembling normal mechanics, but with the added benefit of having extra reach.
LineGrants you the ability to make a straight line in any direction with blocks.
WallProvides you the means to make a wall in any direction with blocks.
FloorGives you the chance to make a single level of blocks, creating a floor in-game.
CubeAbility to create a cube through setting the width, length, and height with blocks.
Diagonal LineThis gives the player the power to make diagonal lines with blocks.
Diagonal WallSimilar to above, this provides users with the chance to make diagonal walls with blocks.
Slope FloorRather than one level blocks, this replicates stairs with blocks at a sloped angle.
CircleGrants players the ability to make circles with blocks in Minecraft.
CylinderProvides the opportunity to make cylinder shapes with blocks in-game.
SphereThis allows you to make spheres with any blocks anywhere.
DisableDisables all building modes and returns the player to a vanilla experience.


Mode Examples

Descriptions alone aren’t enough to fully understand the building modes, so we’ll also showcase three examples down below. These cover using Wall, Cylinder, and Cube, as they’re perfect for getting started with the mod. When you’re ready, review the following information to see what each type can do in-game.


Effortless Building Build Mode

While having the Wall mode activated, users can right-click the first position and drag their mouse toward the end. After doing this, look upwards until you’re satisfied and right-click again to generate the blocks. This should create a wall structure exactly where you’ve configured it to be. Similar concepts will be applied to other building modes, so keep this in mind for later.


Effortless Building Cylinder Mode

As for the Cylinder mode, it follows the same logic as walls since you’ll have to set your foundation and its height. After doing this with right-clicking and positioning, it’ll generate the blocks in your exact shape. Keep in mind that you can also remove these by left-clicking at the same spots, which is for all other building modes too.


Effortless Building Cube Mode

Moving on with the Cube mode, an identical process is used like before. This means you need to right-click accordingly to set the width, length, and height to properly generate the blocks in a cubed shape. This can come in handy when building empty houses to fill your city or other decorative structures in Minecraft.


Modifier Settings

Effortless Building Modifier Settings

In addition to all the building modes, players can use unique features to help them create structures even faster. These include the Mirror, Array, and Radial Mirror settings. However, players must configure them before using them in-game. For example, changing the position of the Mirror options to match your character’s area allows this to work properly. Doing this requires you to press the + key on your numberpad, but can also be accessed through the default ALT menu from the mod.


The first modifier setting to play around with is called Mirror, which is straightforward since it mimics what you place down in the world. However, it only works when the position and radius are configured through their respective options. Whether you build a sphere or tower, it’ll be identical on the opposite side of the displayed border. This speeds up the process of making castles or village-like houses for your project(s).

Effortless Building Mirror
Effortless Building Array

If you’re wanting custom placement when using building modes, consider the Array setting. This allows you to predefine areas in the world to match anything you place down. It’s primarily used for extremely large or long structures, as there’s a limit to how many blocks can be used for the default modes. Keep this in mind when building with this setting, as it can be confusing at first.

Radial Mirror

Similar to its counterpart, the Radial Mirror setting allows players to build with four identical sections. In other words, it’ll mimic your creations x4 times in all directions. This adds an extra layer of creativity and the opportunity to create amazing structures in your Minecraft world. The normal controls from the mod apply to all of these settings and processes. However, remember to configure them accordingly so everything works as intended.

Effortless Building Radial Mirror


Randomizer Bags

Another interesting feature of the Effortless Building mod for Minecraft are the Randomizer Bags, allowing players to place down random blocks. It works by storing items inside of it, then right-clicking anywhere you want. However, having any building mode enabled with this bag results in the overlay disappearing. It’s encouraged to not use this while making large structures, as it’s mainly for entertainment or decoration purposes.


Tips & Tricks

Effortless Building Mod Guide

There’s lots of information when it comes to using the Effortless Building mod for Minecraft, as there are several modes and settings to review. Although, there are other details that aren’t seemingly noticed from the start. One of these includes building modes taking the exact number of resources while in survival mode, meaning players must have lots of blocks for it to work properly. Another tip is that certain features or aspects of the mod can be completely changed in its configuration file. This is located in the FTP File Access area, under the following directory: …/config/effortlessbuilding-common.toml. This is almost the same as the pathway on your computer for client-sided changes. We encourage you to get creative with the Effortless Building mod for Minecraft Forge to see what works best for you.

Common Issues

Unable to Join Server

In cases where you or other players are unable to join the server, it’s important to confirm that the installation on the launcher is correct. This means checking if the downloaded file(s) were transferred to the local mods folder with an appropriate version of Forge installed properly too. After fixing any issues here, then see if it’ll allow you to join the server without further problems. If the situation persists, then check similar aspects on the panel. In other words, see if the file(s) were uploaded to the mods directory in the FTP area with Forge selected in the Game File area.

The Server / Game is Lagging

While actively building with the mod, you may notice some lag depending on your actions in-game. For instance, instantly summoning an enormous wall or sphere might trigger this issue. Solving the situation requires you to allocate more memory to your launcher or change graphical settings to reduce resource consumption. A similar concept is applied for servers too, but we advise reviewing our modded optimization guide to see a complete list of solutions. Alternatively, refrain from building too large of a structure at once and instead splice it up to reduce lag.

In-game Block Glitches

Players might otherwise find themselves in an odd situation where blocks disappear or visual bugs occur. The first tends to happen while in survival mode with few resources on hand to finish a build. For example, attempting to make a cube with only one piece of dirt permanently removes that from your inventory without it being placed. As for the second glitch, having invalid items such as doors or signs when using building modes results in problematic scenarios. Whether you’ve created a sphere or wall with these blocks, it can result in impossibly created structures.

Useful Links

Effortless Building on CurseForge
Installing Forge on the Minecraft Launcher
Setting Up a Forge Minecraft Server
How to Add Mods to a Minecraft Server

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