Last modified on Sep 2, 2022 in Mods
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 mods would be the farming and food based mods. The undisputed king, or should we say queen, in this category is Pam’s HarvestCraft.
Pam’s HarvestCraft adds over 1400 new items and foods to your modded Minecraft world. This includes items ranging from cucumbers and cucumber seeds to full fledged meals like lamb with mint sauce. There is so much to explore with Pam’s HarvestCraft it would be impossible to list all the features. In this guide we will walk you through installing Pam’s HarvestCraft to your Apex Server as well as go over some of the many fun things you can accomplish with Pam’s HarvestCraft.
How to Install Pam’s HarvestCraft
Downloading Pam’s HarvestCraft
Luckily with Pam’s HarvestCraft there are no extra mods or dependencies you will need to install.
- Head to the official Pam’s HarvestCraft page.
- To the right of the page locate the Recent Files section.
- Locate the version of Minecraft your server/client is running and press the download icon.
- Once downloaded, move the file into a known directory for later use.
In order to install this mod to the server you will need to make sure your server is running a forge version compatible with Pam’s HarvestCraft. The latest release version for this mod will be compatible in version 1.12.2. There are also versions available for 1.10.2 and 1.11.2. You can find our guide to changing your server version here.
- Once you have the proper version downloaded head to your main panel page and look to the far left section to find the FTP File Access tab. Select this and then login using your Multicraft panel password.
- Locate your mods folder and select it. This will bring you inside the folder.
- On the left click upload and then drag in the jar file you downloaded during step one.
- Wait until the jar file shows 100% and then head back to the main panel page and restart the server!
To be able to join your modded Apex Minecraft server you will need to also install the same mod locally to your computer. In order to install and run mods you will also need to have forge installed locally. We have a great guide that goes over this process here.
Once Forge is installed you can begin the local installation!
- Make sure your Minecraft client is closed.
- Press the
Windows Key (Start)
- Type in
%appdata%and press enter.
- Open the
.minecraftfolder and then enter the mods folder.
- From here, just drag in the mods that you wish to add.
- Open Minecraft again and click Play, and the mods should now be loaded. You can check this by clicking the Mods tab on the Minecraft homepage.
- Make sure your Minecraft client is closed.
- At the top of your Mac, click the Go tab and then
“Go to Folder…”.
- Type in
~/Library/Application Support/minecraftand click Go.
- Enter the mods folder and then drag in the mods.
- Open Minecraft and click Play, and the mods should now be loaded.
How to Use Pam’s HarvestCraft
With so much to be explored and created inside of Pam’s Harvestcraft, you may be asking yourself, “Where do I begin?”. We would recommend getting familiar with growing crops first. Crops and Seeds are the gateway to the end game food items that you can make with this mod.
Once you are loaded into your world you will start to notice different types of gardens scattered around different biomes. When broken they will drop different food items. This could be different vegetables or even berries depending on what garden you find. Some of the crops you find can be planted as is, but others will need to be turned to seeds by placing them in your crafting grid.
Once you have a few crops and seeds you can start a farm! Just like within the vanilla game you will want to craft a hoe and start tilling land near a water source block. You can then plant the seeds or crops and watch them grow!
While the crops are growing you may need something else to do to pass the time. One other great new aspect that Pam’s HarvestCraft adds is brand new fish to the world. Some of the many fish include Shrimp, Crab, Jellyfish, and Catfish.
Sure you could just stand around aimlessly casting a fishing rod, but where is the fun in that. This is modded Minecraft after all. Lets automate the monotonous task of fishing with a cool new block called the Water Trap. The Water Trap is one of many different functional blocks this mod will add to the game. It is used to catch fish with Fish Trap Bait.
To create the trap follow this recipe in-game:
Once you have the water trap you will need to then create the Fish Trap Bait used inside of the trap. This can be crafted using string and any fish in the game including those found from Pam’s HarvestCraft. Here is the recipe you can follow for this:
In order to effectively use this trap you will need to place it in the middle of at least a 5×5 area of water like this:
Once you have found the perfect spot you will need to place your Fish Trap Bait inside of the Water Trap. You can then just go on with your happy minecraft life and not need to worry about catching fish! Over time the fish bait will catch all different kinds of fish. One bait is used per fish caught. Here are my personal spoils after about thirty minutes:
Now that you have a steady stream of fish and crops you can start crafting different food items in the game. Since we have lots of fish we can make sushi! The ingredients needed for this would be 1 seaweed, 1 rice, 1 fish, and then a cutting board! To the right is an example of these gardens in the Swamp biome.
In order to create a cutting board you will need 1 brick, 1 stick, and a single wood plank of any kind. Here is the recipe:
The seaweed you need may be a bit hard to find as you will not find it in any oceans like you may come to expect from the newer versions of the game. The seaweed plant comes from the Soggy Gardens. These gardens are typically found in Swamp or River biomes.
Here is an example of some of these gardens in the Swamp biome:
Rice is also a bit tricky to find as well because it also is found in the soggy gardens. Once you do find it you will be able to start making so many different foods. It is used in 54 recipes to be exact.
Once all items are collected you can start making sushi. With the proper farm setup and constant supply of fish you will have a great food source in the game. While this may not be the best food source it is simple enough to get started and can be stacked in your inventory!
We only really covered a few simple aspects of the Pam’s HarvestCraft mod in this guide. We would have to write a short novel to cover everything. Since there is so much information to explore with the mod we also recommend installing JEI or Just Enough Items. You can use this mod to see the recipes for all the items and foods in the Pam’s HarvestCraft mod.