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MystCraft Minecraft Mod

Last modified on May 13, 2022 in Mods

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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, a mod that adds tons of new worlds to explore. These worlds, also known as ages, can be created or discovered through special books and items in your world. Whether you customize the sky color, biome, or even the very blocks in the world, MystCraft has infinite possibilities. Installing a mod 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 process.


MystCraft is a mod with over 11 million downloads, with versions ranging up to 1.12.2. It is owned by XCompWiz, with theCyanideX and HellFirePvP given artist and maintainer credit respectively. Based on the 1993 game, Myst, this mod allows you to create your own dimensions through the use of special books. These worlds can be beautiful and customized to your liking, but some of them may be dangerous.

Downloading MystCraft

  1. Navigate to the MystCraft Mod 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.
    MystCraft Download
  4. Save the 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 for your system, then press Ok to install.
    MystCraft Forge
  4. Open your Minecraft launcher, then go to Installations at the top.
  5. Locate your new Forge profile, then press the folder icon to the far-right.
    MystCraft Installation
  6. Once the file explorer window opens, enter or create the mods folder.
  7. Copy and paste the mod .jar file from earlier into here.
    MystCraft Client
  8. Return to the Minecraft Launcher, then find the Forge profile and press Play.

This will start 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.
    MystCraft Jar
  3. We recommend generating a new world when prompted, 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.
    MystCraft Upload
  7. Once at 100% uploaded, return to the main panel page and start the server.

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

Getting Started

Now that the mod is installed, you can begin the prep work for exploring new dimensions!


Ink Mixer
MystCraft Ink

The ink mixer is used to create linked pages, which are an important part of the mod.

Book Binder
MystCraft Binder

The book binder allows you to create descriptive books, which allow entry to new Ages.


Ink Vial
MystCraft Ink Jar

MystCraft Ink Jar

The ink vial has two possible recipes and is another integral part of this mod. Most blocks and items require plenty of ink vials for creating the special books.

Creating a Linking Book

The linking book will be your best friend in this mod, as it allows you to return to any dimension where it is linked. Without one, you will be stuck in an Age, even if you die.

MystCraft Ink Thing

To begin, open the Ink Mixer, then deposit paper and ink. This should create Link Panel Pages, which you can retrieve from the right-hand side.

MystCraft Need This

From here, simply open a crafting table, then add 1 Link Panel Page along with 1 leather to create an Unlinked Link Book. Once you are ready, right-click the book in the overworld to link it.

MystCraft Need This

When you open it, it should say Overworld on the left. We recommend creating multiple linking books, as these are the only guaranteed way of returning to the overworld.

Creating a Descriptive Book

MystCraft Binder Thing

Navigate to your Book Binder created earlier, then insert leather and 1 Link Panel Page, as well as a name in the top-left. If successful, you can retrieve your descriptive book.

MystCraft Cool Book

Before departing, make sure you are prepared. This could be a lush, safe world or it may be a life-threatening journey. Once prepared and you have a linking book on-hand, open the descriptive book and click the square-shape on the right.

MystCraft UhOh

It may take some time to load, but you should then appear in a brand new Age. Whether you stay or leave with your linking book, the possibilities are endless.

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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