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Knowledgebase / Minecraft / Mods

By far, one of the most enjoyable features of a Minecraft server is that you can customize it past Vanilla. However, in order to customize the vanilla gameplay, you will need to utilize mods. Mods will change the aspect of Minecraft and give players an increase in options on how they interact with the world. With such a large selection of mods, the possibilities of enhancements are endless. These customizations added by mods can include features such as RPG elements, new worlds/dimensions, new mobs, blocks, items, NPCs that can be interacted with, and so much more. While the idea of these additional features sounds great, mods can be tricky to install if you have not done so before. Unlike plugins, mods must be installed both client-side and server-side. In order to add mods, both the players and the server must have Forge installed. This is why we have a Knowledgebase full of useful tutorials for a variety of popular mods that will teach you how to install, configure, and use each mod.

AppleSkin Mod for Minecraft – Blog

AppleSkin Mod for Minecraft

  In Minecraft, food and saturation are pretty vague and unexplained. Not a lot of people are aware of the exact values, or even the purpose of the mechanics that surround this aspect of the game. What are hunger points? What determines how slowly...
Better Builder's Wands Mod – Blog

Better Builder's Wands Mod

While creating your magnificent castle or mansion in Minecraft, it can become tiresome to continuously place blocks. This may lead some players to find an easier building method, as spending too much time on it can be irritating. Instead of using cheats...
BetterEnd Minecraft Mod – Blog

BetterEnd Minecraft Mod

As you adventure through a Minecraft server, many players will eventually find their way into The End. Whether it’s to fight the dragon or to obtain loot, the land is barren with little excitement. Aside from the occasional End City or chorus plant, t...
BiblioCraft Mod – Blog

BiblioCraft Mod

In vanilla Minecraft, collecting and storing items is a primary feature. As you collect more items, you may find that constantly using the same storage methods become unconventional in both functionality and aesthetics. Introducing the BiblioCraft mod,...
Biomes O' Plenty – Blog

Biomes O' Plenty

Minecraft is a beautiful game with many biomes, and a large part of the appeal is how diverse the landscapes can really be. Dozens upon dozens of different environments end up in a truly varied experience. No world is similar to another, and it’s a s...
Bonsai Trees 3 Minecraft Mod – Blog

Bonsai Trees 3 Minecraft Mod

When you first spawn into a new Minecraft vanilla world, the first course of action is almost always to chop down a tree and gather wood. While this is fine in the early game, many may find it troublesome that after playing for hours and upgrading their...
BSL Shaders – Blog

BSL Shaders

  Minecraft is a beautiful game. The varied landscapes and limitless building possibilities make for a rich and detailed experience that simply can’t be found anywhere else. But with all this beauty comes the stone-cold truth that plagues us all. M...
Chisels & Bits Minecraft Mod – Blog

Chisels & Bits Minecraft Mod

When playing vanilla Minecraft, building is a massive part of the gameplay. However after some time, you may find using the same materials monotonous and desire more to work with in order to have significantly more details. Introducing Chisels &...
CoFH Core Mod for Minecraft – Blog

CoFH Core Mod for Minecraft

When playing on your Minecraft Forge server, you or other players may have difficulty accessing ender chests or crafting tables in certain scenarios. When this situation arises, server owners may want to remotely access these features among other things....
Cooking for Blockheads Minecraft Mod – Blog

Cooking for Blockheads Minecraft Mod

When it comes to surviving in Minecraft, food is a resource that is non-negotiable. Whether it’s from fighting mobs or exploring the world, hunger will always be on your tail. While there are many food options and plenty of mods to add even more, keeping t...
Create Minecraft Mod – Blog

Create Minecraft Mod

When playing through vanilla Minecraft, many players choose to automate their gameplay so they can focus on alternative tasks. AFK farms, auto-smelters, and more are fun, but are often limited in their design. For others, more automation opportunities...
DecoCraft Minecraft Mod – Blog

DecoCraft Minecraft Mod

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...
Extra Utilities Minecraft Mod – Blog

Extra Utilities Minecraft Mod

As you play through Minecraft, efficiency is often the difference between tedious work and playing at your own pace. Throughout the game you may build mob farms, storage arrays, and much more to make life easier. These are often tricky, however, as the...
Farming for Blockheads Minecraft Mod – Blog

Farming for Blockheads Minecraft Mod

Food is a necessity in the world of Minecraft, allowing you to feed your character and keep exploring the world. No matter the source, a steady amount of food must be farmed to keep up with the demand, especially when playing with others. This can become...
Flan’s Mod – Blog

Flan’s Mod

Transport and weapons are a staple part of a vanilla Minecraft server, whether you use horses to explore vast distances or defend yourself with swords against creatures lurking in the dark. Many players feel that these options are too lackluster, however,...
FTB Essentials Minecraft Mod – Blog

FTB Essentials Minecraft Mod

Overview 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...
Goblin Traders Minecraft Mod – Blog

Goblin Traders Minecraft Mod

As you play through vanilla Minecraft, you are sure to encounter some of the various available trades. Whether you hang out in a village or wait for a wandering trader, they can provide easy access to useful items. Many feel that the trades are not as...
How To Get World Edit in Minecraft – Blog

How To Get World Edit in Minecraft

Building in Minecraft is a relaxing experience, possibly even the most important part of the game, but as fun as it is, placing blocks one by one can easily become tedious. Large structures have hundreds, if not thousands of blocks in them, and putting...
How to Install and Get Started with the Botania Minecraft Mod – Blog

How to Install and Get Started with the Botania Minecraft Mod

Minecraft has a lot of flowers, but they don’t have a lot of uses. It’s nice to be able to dye your bed or give a poppy to your favorite golem, but it would be nice if they could be used for more. This is where mods like Botania come in to help budding bot...
How to Install and Get Started with the Minecraft Astral Sorcery Mod – Blog

How to Install and Get Started with the Minecraft Astral Sorcery Mod

Minecraft has had a basic magic system that has been very slowly growing since it was first introduced. It is possible to find vestiges of magic at enchanting tables, or by crossing an illusioner. Unfortunately, many players find the magic systems native...
How to Install and Get Started with the Quark Mod for Minecraft – Blog

How to Install and Get Started with the Quark Mod for Minecraft

With each passing update, Minecraft is often adding new items and features to the game. Oftentimes, players will desire features that are not yet added or the base game is missing. Many mods exist to add new features, but do not focus as much on the vanilla-like...
How to Install and Use Advanced Hook Launchers – Blog

How to Install and Use Advanced Hook Launchers

Transportation is a staple part of the Minecraft server experience in both survival and creative game modes. Whether it is traveling by minecart, crossing the seas in a boat, or soaring with an elytra, this movement is both fun and useful. While there...
How to Install and Use Alex’s Mobs in Minecraft – Blog

How to Install and Use Alex’s Mobs in Minecraft

In the vast world of vanilla Minecraft, animals and mobs are found almost everywhere. From the fish in the oceans to the cows on land, each animal has their own use in your survival adventure. While mobs are often added throughout the game’s various u...
How to Install and Use Explorer’s Compass – Blog

How to Install and Use Explorer’s Compass

Those who explore the world of vanilla Minecraft are used to finding various structures. These can range from simple villages to loot-filled pyramids. While these are extremely beneficial to find, they can be tough to track down. This often becomes tedious,...
How to Install and Use Industrial Foregoing – Blog

How to Install and Use Industrial Foregoing

As you play through vanilla Minecraft, you become overly familiar with each task that must be completed to advance your gameplay. Whether it’s making mob farms, mining, or growing food, these tasks are often simple enough but become repetitive. Many m...
How to Install and Use the Animania Mod in Minecraft – Blog

How to Install and Use the Animania Mod in Minecraft

As you play throughout a Minecraft world, animals are a wandering resource for food and other items. It can become pretty boring to constantly breed and kill the animals, especially if a player wants to run a proper farm. Introducing Animania, a Minecraft...
How to Install and Use the Minecraft Nature’s Compass Mod – Blog

How to Install and Use the Minecraft Nature’s Compass Mod

Biomes make up the entirety of Minecraft, constantly changing and waiting to be explored. Whether you are in the depths of the Nether or building an overworld base, there are tons of biomes to be found with their own quirks. In some cases, you may need...
How to Install and use the Minecraft OpenBlocks Mod – Blog

How to Install and use the Minecraft OpenBlocks Mod

Since Minecraft was first released, the community and developers have worked together to improve the game. The developers try to include the most popular requests, but some suggestions get left behind. Luckily Minecraft’s active modding community works h...
How to Install and Use The Supplementaries Mod in Minecraft – Blog

How to Install and Use The Supplementaries Mod in Minecraft

In the vast world of Minecraft, there are tons of blocks and items to use and explore. While there are additions across each main update, many players turn to mods to satiate their desire for more experiences. There are many mods that achieve this, but...
How to Install the ViveCraft Mod for Minecraft – Blog

How to Install the ViveCraft Mod for Minecraft

Playing vanilla Minecraft can be very entertaining for most players, but many will forget the sheer size of the world. We become so accustomed to the building and combat mechanics that we begin to take it for granted. This is no longer the case with ViveCraft,...
How to Make a TerraFirmaCraft Server – Blog

How to Make a TerraFirmaCraft Server

Vanilla Minecraft is no stranger to survival gameplay, especially considering it is the game’s core premise. While new features are constantly added, the early game has remained relatively unchanged, constantly having players perform the same tasks t...
How to Setup and Use Proximity Voice Chat in Minecraft – Blog

How to Setup and Use Proximity Voice Chat in Minecraft

Simple Voice Chat is a proximity chat mod and plugin that allows you to chat with other nearby players without having to join a discord server or voice channel. This mod gives an extra level of immersion to the game and is a must have for any server....
Ice and Fire: Dragons Minecraft Mod – Blog

Ice and Fire: Dragons Minecraft Mod

When playing through a vanilla Minecraft world, challenging the Ender Dragon is often the final test of your strength. Ever since that point, players often desire a way to tame and use their own dragons. While many mods and plugins have existed to achieve...
Inventory HUD+ Mod – Blog

Inventory HUD+ Mod

Playing on your Minecraft world involves resource management and organization, as collecting items takes up inventory slots. This can quickly become overwhelming for some players, especially if they are in mid-combat against enemies. Luckily, if you use...
JourneyMap Minecraft Mod – Blog

JourneyMap Minecraft Mod

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...
Just Enough Items Mod for Minecraft – Blog

Just Enough Items Mod for Minecraft

As you play through a Minecraft world, recipes are crucial to create any block or tool that you’ll need to use. This is especially true when playing with mods, as learning new recipes can be confusing for unfamiliar players. While searching for crafting i...
Lunar Client for Minecraft – Blog

Lunar Client for Minecraft

  Oh, the beauty of 3rd party launchers. Ever since who knows when, Minecrafters have been using 3rd party launchers to play their favorite block game with extra features, better optimization, more settings, and much more. But why should you use...
Macaw’s Bridges Minecraft Mod – Blog

Macaw’s Bridges Minecraft Mod

As you play through a Minecraft Server, many players enjoy building in elevated areas such as mountains. Alongside this, many choose to construct bridges to navigate the heights safely, but vanilla blocks are often not considered detailed enough. This...
Macaw’s Furniture Minecraft Mod – Blog

Macaw’s Furniture Minecraft Mod

While Minecraft is all about exploring and gathering resources, many players will need a place to call home. While some may only add the bare minimum to their base, lots of others will decorate their house to add furniture and more. While this is fun,...
Minecraft Clumps Mod – Blog

Minecraft Clumps Mod

Modded servers are such a fragile side to Minecraft. They require so many plugins or mods to optimize the absolute heck out of em’ to relative success. Despite this, when a lot of players are running around having fun, entities tend to stack up. Server v...
Minecraft Controlling Mod – Blog

Minecraft Controlling Mod

When playing modded Minecraft, you may eventually find yourself with way too many keybinds. Oftentimes, mods will use the same key with different uses, making it difficult to find conflicts. In addition, when you have tons of mods, you may find difficulty...
Minecraft Draconic Evolution Mod – Blog

Minecraft Draconic Evolution Mod

Vanilla Minecraft has always been very straightforward with its tools and armor, very rarely providing new tiers to unlock and work towards. To combat this, many mods will add new items and blocks, but they are often replaced as someone gathers new ores....
Minecraft Ender Storage Mod – Blog

Minecraft Ender Storage Mod

While playing on a Minecraft world, you may run out of space in your ender chest despite having shulker boxes inside them. This restricted storage can pose issues to you or other players since it limits how many items you can bring when exploring or making...
Minecraft FTB Utilities Mod Guide – Blog

Minecraft FTB Utilities Mod Guide

When playing on a Minecraft server, there are often commands that are available to the players. While plugins like EssentialsX provide new commands and settings, Forge servers do not have easy access to these features. This problematic situation is resolved...
Minecraft Immersive Engineering Mod – Blog

Minecraft Immersive Engineering Mod

Ever since redstone was introduced to Minecraft, players have been wanting to build bigger and better machines in the game. Being able to automate everything has become a popular pastime for redstone engineers. Immersive Engineering augments this aspect...
Minecraft Iron Chests Mod – Blog

Minecraft Iron Chests Mod

  Items and storage are a huge part of Minecraft. To put it bluntly, items add up. Your inventory fills, stuff starts hovering on the ground rather than being picked up. You feel the need to make a storage room of sorts, which inevitably turns into...
Minecraft Lucky Block Mod – Blog

Minecraft Lucky Block Mod

Exploring your Minecraft world to find hidden treasures such as shipwrecks or temples can take a long time, leading to a desire for alternatives. There are other structures containing rare equipment or materials, but are even harder to find in-game and...
Minecraft MineColonies Mod – Blog

Minecraft MineColonies Mod

Throughout Minecraft, locating or constructing villages can be an entertaining pastime for both aesthetics or to feel a sense of completion. Normally, you would be responsible for constructing all of the buildings yourself and the villagers would act...
Minecraft Not Enough Items Mod (NEI) – Blog

Minecraft Not Enough Items Mod (NEI)

Minecraft is a complex game, featuring hundreds of different items and recipes making it very easy to get lost in keeping track of all of them. Add Minecraft mods on top of that, and it becomes downright unwieldy. The in-game recipe viewer can be of help,...
Minecraft Ore Excavation Mod – Blog

Minecraft Ore Excavation Mod

As the name suggests, mining is a massive part of Minecraft, allowing you to obtain ores to further your arsenal. After some time, you may find the process of looking for ores to be time consuming, which is perpetuated when adding mods to your game. When...
Minecraft Origins Mod Server Setup Guide – Blog

Minecraft Origins Mod Server Setup Guide

  When you spawn into your world in Minecraft, you always start out the same. You’re just a dude. A simple Steve who has nothing but the ambitions and drive for the future, which is cool and all, but haven’t you ever wished for more? What if I t...
Minecraft Storage Drawers Mod – Blog

Minecraft Storage Drawers Mod

Whether you are playing vanilla or modded Minecraft, you may eventually become overrun with the amount of items you have. The more chests that you create, the more disorganized that you may become, desiring a new method to organize your items. Introducing...
Minecraft Tinkers' Construct Mod Guide – Blog

Minecraft Tinkers' Construct Mod Guide

Tools and weapons are a huge part of Minecraft, in that they are how most of us get anything done. Whether it’s breaking blocks, fighting monsters, or tiling farmland, they’re the conduit for which our character interacts with the world. Although thi...
Minecraft Waystones – Blog

Minecraft Waystones

Minecraft has an ever-expanding world with beautiful landscapes, awesome biomes, amazing structures, deep caves, and more. Sadly, not all of those are in the same place all the time. In fact, it’s fairly typical they’re as far away from each other as ...
Minecraft: Shader Packs – Blog

Minecraft: Shader Packs

If you don’t know what Shaders are, they’re basically a new way of rendering light and shadows to mimic realistic lighting in a better way. Minecraft has a simple design that we can all appreciate, but if you ever want to experience the iconic blocky gam...
Mowzie's Mobs – Blog

Mowzie's Mobs

In vanilla Minecraft, mobs build the atmosphere of the world, whether they are peaceful animals or hostile creatures in the dark. Many of these mobs, especially bosses, are fun to fight but lack a substantial reward for doing so. This issue is solved...
MrCrayfish's Furniture Mod – Blog

MrCrayfish's Furniture Mod

When playing vanilla minecraft for a long time, you may become tired of using vanilla blocks to try getting basic furniture. Introducing MrCrayfish’s Furniture Mod, a mod designed to add many new furniture blocks to your world, many of which are fully f...
MystCraft Minecraft Mod – Blog

MystCraft Minecraft Mod

When playing vanilla minecraft, a large part of the gameplay is travelling to other dimensions for exploration. But after some time, the burning Nether and sprawling End may become boring, leading you to want something new to explore. Introducing MystCraft,...
Oh The Biomes You'll Go Minecraft Mod – Blog

Oh The Biomes You'll Go Minecraft Mod

As you explore or build in vanilla Minecraft, biomes make up the entirety of the world. From vast deserts to tall forests, each one is unique and has its own charm. As you gain years of experience, however, the existing biomes become predictable and monotonous....
Optifine – Blog

Optifine

Minecraft, from a technical standpoint, is a marvel. Infinite world generation, complex cave ecosystems, dimensions, flying, and much more. While it seems simple enough, coding these sorts of features is an immense and challenging task and optimizing...
Pam's Harvestcraft – Blog

Pam's Harvestcraft

Minecraft mods can add a wide variety of features and custom items to what is already a very expansive game. Many players enjoy custom tech mods or even mods that add brand new dimensions to the game for exploration. One other very popular category of...
Pick Up Notifier Minecraft Mod – Blog

Pick Up Notifier Minecraft Mod

Minecraft has many different items to collect, which can easily fill up your inventory. Managing what types of materials you’ve gathered can become overwhelming, especially if you’re mining. This may lead players to search for solutions to the scenario, whi...
Repurposed Structures Mod – Blog

Repurposed Structures Mod

Exploring your Minecraft world reveals countless unique structures across its many biomes, with some being more desirable than others. Unfortunately, most of these are biome-specific and will not generate in different ones. This can make the world appear...
Rustic Minecraft Mod – Blog

Rustic Minecraft Mod

As each player experiences a Minecraft server, everyone has their own playstyle. Whether you brew potions, farm for crops, or decorate houses, there are many paths to choose from. Aside from small changes here and there, each of these play styles have...
Scape and Run: Parasites – Blog

Scape and Run: Parasites

The Walking Dead, The Last of Us, The Mist. One of our worst fears as humans revolve around the concept of a parasitic, malformed recreation of living creatures. It haunts us, to say the least. Scape and Run: Parasites incarnates this fear in the form...
Security Craft Minecraft Mod – Blog

Security Craft Minecraft Mod

As you play through vanilla Minecraft, your home base will often become a place of vital importance. Whether it’s because of the valuables stored inside or due to the effort to create it, most players will want to protect their home from mobs and enemy p...
SwingThroughGrass Mod – Blog

SwingThroughGrass Mod

  Tall grass is such an odd thing in Minecraft. You can walk through it, yet you can’t swing through it. Since the dawn of time, my inability to swipe my blade through somewhat tall grass has been the bane of my existence, especially when trying t...
The Lost Cities Minecraft Mod – Blog

The Lost Cities Minecraft Mod

Minecraft is a vast world, covered in interesting structures, dangerous mobs, and loot. These can be fun to explore, but the generic world may become boring after a while. Many mods exist to quell this issue and add new places, but many do not replicate...
Thermal Foundation Mod for Minecraft – Blog

Thermal Foundation Mod for Minecraft

Creating redstone machines on your Minecraft world allows for many unique creations, but there aren’t too many available options. This leads to a desire to locate more possibilities so you may develop custom machinery or technological items. Thermal...
Tinkers’ Tool Leveling Minecraft Mod – Blog

Tinkers’ Tool Leveling Minecraft Mod

Tools and weapons are the lifeblood of Minecraft survival gameplay and are responsible for all of the obtainable progress. Whether it’s mining for ores or cutting down enemy mobs, they are indispensable. Many believe that they can be expanded even further, w...
Twilight Forest Minecraft Mod – Blog

Twilight Forest Minecraft Mod

In vanilla Minecraft, part of the fun is travelling to other dimensions such as the end to fight the dragon and explore. However after this, there is little to do in these areas. Introducing The Twilight Forest, a mod that aims to add a whole new dimension...
When Dungeons Arise Minecraft Mod – Blog

When Dungeons Arise Minecraft Mod

Within vanilla Minecraft, there are many structures that can be found scattered throughout your world. While this is the case, very few provide a dungeon-like feel, aside from strongholds and end fortresses. After prolonged gameplay, players may turn...
Xaero's Minimap Mod for Minecraft – Blog

Xaero's Minimap Mod for Minecraft

While traveling throughout your Minecraft world, there are many regions that remain unexplored and could contain useful items or the perfect spot to make a base. Locating these can be challenging without knowledge of the coordinates or prior experience...