FTB Essentials Minecraft Mod
By Dalton Whalen
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
- Visit the FTB Essentials Curseforge page.
Filesat the top to view all available downloads.
- Scroll down to find the download you wish to use.
- Click the
Downloadbutton on the right-hand side.
- Save the file to a safe location, as it will be needed shortly.
- 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!
- Navigate to the Apex server panel, then stop the server.
- Scroll down to the
Game Filesection, then make note of the version.
- Ensure the server is running a matching version of Minecraft Forge.
- Afterwards, enter the
FTP File Accessfrom the left-hand menu.
- Enter the
Uploadin the top-left, then drag + drop the files.
- Once at 100% uploaded, return to the main panel page.
- 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.
- Before proceeding, ensure you have installed the matching version of Forge client-side.
- Open your Minecraft launcher, then proceed to the
- Hover over your Forge profile, then press the
- In the new window, locate or create the
modsfolder, then enter it.
- Paste the FTB Essentials and dependency .jar files here.
- Return to the launcher, then select
Playon your Forge profile.
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.
|/kickme||Kicks yourself from the server.|
|/trashcan||Opens a menu that allows you to delete placed items.|
|/leaderboard [type]||Shows stats for deaths, playtime, and more.|
|/recording||Changes 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.|
|/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.|
|/back||Teleports you to the previous location. Can be used multiple times.|
|/spawn||Teleports you to the server spawn.|
|/rtp||Teleports 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.|
|/listwarps||List 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.|
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.