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JourneyMap Minecraft Mod

Last modified on Sep 1, 2022 in Mods

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Whether you are playing vanilla or modded Minecraft, there is always the risk of losing track of your position. This can become more troublesome the further you travel and the more locations to discover. Trying to write down coordinates can be tedious and disorganized, leading you to desire something better. Introducing JourneyMap, a mod that aims to fix all of these issues through a real-time map and waypoints to keep track of all important locations. Installing mods can be a bit tedious if you are unfamiliar with the process, so we have created this Apex Hosting guide to ease you through the installation.


JourneyMap is a massively popular mod with over 114 million downloads at the time of writing. Owned by techbrew and authored by Mysticdrew, JourneyMap was created in 2011 and spans across version 1.0.0 up to the latest. With a minimap, waypoints, and a real-time map that can be viewed in the browser, JourneyMap will surely assist you in your daily adventures.

Downloading JourneyMap

  1. Navigate to the JourneyMap CurseForge page.
  2. Press Files at the top, then search for the desired version.
  3. Press the download button to the right of the file to begin downloading.
    JourneyMap Download
  4. Save the .jar file in a safe location, as it will be needed shortly.


Client Installation

  1. Download the Forge modloader installer that matches your mod version.
  2. Run the .jar file that is downloaded.
  3. Click Install Client, make sure the file path is correct, then press Ok to install.
    JourneyMap Forge
  4. Open the Minecraft Launcher, then navigate to Installations at the top.
  5. Locate your installed Forge profile, then press the folder button to the far-right.
    JourneyMap Folder
  6. Once the file browser opens, locate or create the mods folder, then enter it.
  7. Copy and paste your mod .jar file into this folder.
    JourneyMap Client
  8. Return to the Minecraft Launcher, select your Forge profile, then press Play

This will launch the game, which will load up the mod on your own computer.

Server Installation

  1. Navigate to your Apex Server Panel, then stop the server.
  2. Scroll down to the JAR File section, then change the server version to match your mod.
    JourneyMap Jar
  3. Choose whether or not to generate a new world, but don’t restart the server yet.
  4. Navigate to the FTP File Access on the left-hand side, then log in.
  5. Enter or create the mods folder. Once inside, press Upload in the top-left.
  6. Drag + drop the mod .jar file from earlier to the right-hand side.
    JourneyMap Upload
  7. Once at 100% uploaded, return to the main panel page and start the server.

The server should now start up with the JourneyMap mod installed and available to access in both survival and creative gamemodes!

Getting Started

Now that you have the mod installed, you can join a world and begin checking out the mod!


JourneyMap MiniMap

The first change you should notice is the new addition of a minimap in the top-right of your screen. This will show your player, waypoints, and details such as the biome you’re in. You can zoom in and out using the + and – keys by default.

Full-Size Map

JourneyMap Full

When you press J by default, you will be able to access the full-size map. Here you can see a more detailed view of all areas you have previously visited. You are also able to use the top buttons in order to toggle the view and what entities you can see.


JourneyMap Browser

If you want to see a map but don’t want to open a menu, you can go to Settings at the bottom of the full-size map, then open Web Map and check the box. Once done, return to the full map and press the Use Browser button on the bottom.


JourneyMap Waypoint

Creating waypoints is yet another crucial part of the mod. You can quick-create a waypoint where you are standing using the B key. You can then customize the name, color, and even the dimensions it will appear in. You can adjust all waypoints using the full-size map or using the CTRL+B keybind.


With that, you should now have JourneyMap installed and have an understanding of its basic mechanics. If the basic settings don’t suit you, you can change the presets of the mod and customize it to your liking. Adjust the font size, minimap shape, and much more with this mod. Whether you use it as a companion on a mostly-vanilla world or add it with other mods, it is extremely useful and you won’t be able to live without it. Gear up, bring up your minimap, and begin adventuring with JourneyMap.

Common Issues

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.

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