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FTB Essentials Minecraft Mod

Last modified on Aug 14, 2023 in Mods

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As you play through vanilla Minecraft, the endless gameplay loop can become tedious after a while. Many Minecraft servers deploy the use of plugins, which can add new commands and features to improve player interaction. This may become problematic on modded servers, however, as mods and plugins are largely incompatible. Thankfully FTB Essentials, a Minecraft server mod, is here to save the day. The mod adds a variety of player and admin commands to teleport, visit warps, set homes, and more. Installing mods can be confusing for unfamiliar players, so we have created this Apex Hosting guide to help you get started.


FTB Essentials is owned by FTB on Curseforge, authored by Error_MiKeY, and formally authored by LatvianModder. The mod is available for 1.16, 1.18, and 1.19 with over 12 million downloads at the time of writing. FTB Essentials adds many commands to your server for players and server owners alike.

FTB Essentials Download

  1. Visit the FTB Essentials Curseforge page.
  2. Press Files at the top to view all available downloads.
    FTB Essentials Files
  3. Scroll down to find the download you wish to use.
  4. Click the Download button on the right-hand side.
    FTB Essentials Downloads
  5. Save the file to a safe location, as it will be needed shortly.
  6. Download the matching version of FTB Library and Architectury API.

Once this is done, you can now begin uploading the mod file to your server and client!

Server Installation

  1. Navigate to the Apex server panel, then stop the server.
  2. Scroll down to the Game File section, then make note of the version.
    FTB Essentials Version
  3. Ensure the server is running a matching version of Minecraft Forge.
  4. Afterwards, enter the FTP File Access from the left-hand menu.
  5. Enter the mods folder, press Upload in the top-left, then drag + drop the files.
  6. Once at 100% uploaded, return to the main panel page.
    FTB Essentials Upload
  7. Restart the server to load up FTB Essentials.


(Optional) Client Installation

Unlike with a majority of mods, FTB Essentials is entirely server-side and does not need to be installed on the client. However, you may notice a red X when joining your server, which can be fixed by installing the mod anyway.

  1. Before proceeding, ensure you have installed the matching version of Forge client-side.
  2. Open your Minecraft launcher, then proceed to the Installations tab.
  3. Hover over your Forge profile, then press the Open Folder icon.
    FTB Essentials Open Folder
  4. In the new window, locate or create the mods folder, then enter it.
  5. Paste the FTB Essentials and dependency .jar files here.
    FTB Essentials Client Mods
  6. Return to the launcher, then select Play on your Forge profile.


Added Commands

Once the mod is loaded and functional, you are ready to use the new commands in-game. While some commands are available by default, others will require additional perms to use, such as OP.

Misc. Commands

/kickmeKicks yourself from the server.
/trashcanOpens a menu that allows you to delete placed items.
/leaderboard [type]Shows stats for deaths, playtime, and more.
/recordingChanges name in chat and tablist to let others know you are recording/streaming.
/hat*Places the item in your main hand on your head.
/nickname [Name]Adjusts player nickname in chat.


Cheat Commands

/heal*Heals player to max HP and food bar.
/fly*Enables flight, even in survival mode.
/invsee [Player]*Allows you to view and edit player inventores.
/nicknamefor [Player] [Name]*Changes the nickname for another player on the server.
/mute*Prevents a player from using the in-game chat.
/unmute*Removes a player mute, allowing them to speak.
/teleport_last [player]*Teleports to the last known player location.


Teleportation Commands

/backTeleports you to the previous location. Can be used multiple times.
/spawnTeleports you to the server spawn.
/rtpTeleports you to a random location in the world.
/home [name]Teleports you to a home.
/sethome [name]Creates a home at your current position.
/delhome [name]Deletes an existing home.
/listhomes [Player]Lists all homes for a specific player.
/warp [name]Teleports you to the selected warp.
/setwarp [name]*Creates a new warp at your current position.
/delwarp [name]*Deletes the specified warp.
/listwarpsList all available warps.
/tpa [player]Requests teleportation to a player.
/tpahere [player]Request that a player teleports to you.
/tpaccept [ID]Accepts a teleport request.
/tpdeny [ID]Denies a teleport request.


Common Issues

My server is crashing on startup:
If your server is endlessly starting up or crashing, there is likely an issue with one of the uploaded mods. Make sure that all of the mods are for the same game version and that both dependencies are added to the server as well. Architectury API is available for both Forge and Fabric, so ensure you are only downloading the Forge version. Once this has been fixed, restart the server and try again.

The commands are not working on the server:
When this issue occurs, it often means that the mod is not loading properly on the server itself. First, ensure the server is set to run the matching version of Minecraft Forge. Once this is done, return to the FTP File Access and make sure the .jar files are uploaded directly into the mods folder. If it is uploaded anywhere else, the mod will not load. Following these adjustments, restart the server and try again.

There’s a red X when I try to join the server:
This issue is common when server-side mods are only installed on the server. In most cases, you will be able to join normally despite this error. If you wish to remove it, install FTB Essentials and the dependency mods on your client, then relaunch the game and connect again.

Helpful Links

FTB Essentials Curseforge Page
FTB Library Curseforge Page
Architectury API Curseforge Page

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