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Quick Smelt Rust Plugin

in Rust

mc head By Nathan Young

Quick Smelt Rust Plugin


Crafting items in Rust can be a long process, as smelting materials is required. This can take too much time for players to do, especially if they’re trying to create lots of tools, armor, or structures. Sometimes, users want to easily smelt and craft materials to build their base or prepare for a raid. This can lead some to search for solutions, which may require even more time. Luckily, hosting a Rust server allows you to install the Quick Smelt plugin to easily control the smelting speed. Additionally, there are other features that give you the ability to change how much fuel is needed and its output amount. Whether you’re wanting instantaneous smelting or simply an easier way to obtain items, this plugin helps with that. Installing and configuring Quick Smelt is easily done with our simplified panel, so we’ve created this Apex Hosting tutorial to help you get started.


  1. Navigate towards Quick Smelt on uMod, then press Download.
    Quick Smelt Rust Plugin Download
  2. Save this file in an easily accessible area on your computer.
  3. Head towards your Apex server panel and click FTP File Access, near the top left.
    Rust FTP Server

    Important: Make sure to use the correct Server Profile for this process.

  4. Login with your password, then enter the oxide directory.
    Rust Server Oxide Folder
  5. From here, continue to the plugins folder and press Upload at the top left corner.
  6. Drag and drop the file into the respective area, then wait for it to reach 100%.
    Quick Smelt Rust Server Installation
  7. Return to the main panel and Restart the server, then join to confirm it’s loaded.


Getting Started

Rust Instant Smelt Mod

Upon entering your Rust world, smelting items will appear unchanged, as there is a needed permission and change in the configuration. Beginning to use Quick Smelt means you’ll have to edit the settings and execute oxide commands. Due to this, we’ll be going through the required steps to get you started. Afterward, there’ll be explanations and examples for the configuration to give you a better understanding. Once everything is properly set, you and players alike will be able to quickly smelt materials for craftable items. However, it may take time to figure out what options best suit your server. Regardless of this, review the sections below to begin.

Assigning Permissions

As previously mentioned above, players need to have an assigned permission on their account (or rank) to successfully use the plugin. Follow the instructions below to set it for a user or group.


  1. Near the top left from your server panel, click the Console button.
    Rust Server Console
  2. In the text box, copy and paste the oxide.grant user [player/SteamID] quicksmelt.use command.
  3. Proceed to enter the desired player’s name or SteamID after “user”.
    Rust Oxide User Permission Command
  4. Click Send and it’ll execute the permission command, which is required for each user.



  1. Navigate to the Console from your panel, near the top left corner.
  2. Copy and paste oxide.grant group [name] quicksmelt.use in the text box field.
    Rust Oxide Group Permission Command
  3. Continue to enter the group’s ID for “name”, then click Send.



When the quicksmelt.use permission is assigned to your account or group, the next step is to configure the plugin. This is the only way to fully control and customize the smelting process. There are settings to control the amount of speed, how much fuel is used, and more. As previously noted before, we’ll go through descriptions for each setting and showcase examples to help you understand them. Keeping this in mind, follow the steps below to start making changes.

  1. Log into the FTP File Access area from your main server panel.
  2. Continue to the oxide directory, then open the config folder.
    Rust Server Config Folder
  3. Locate the QuickSmelt.json file and click Edit to the right of it.
    Quick Smelt Rust File
  4. Edit each “global” value to smelt items faster in all applicable entities.
    Quick Smelt Rust Plugin Settings

    Alternative: Edit “furnace.shortname” to the entity you want, then change the value.

  5. Once finished, press Save at the top and return to the main panel.
  6. Restart the server to apply the edits, then join to confirm the changes.


Settings List

As for individual settings and their meaning, the following table details this information.

Speed MultipliersDetermines how fast items cook or smelt.
Fuel Usage Speed MultipliersControls how quick fuel is consumed.
Fuel Usage MultipliersSets the fuel consumption multiplier.
Output MultipliersChanges the output amount.
WhitelistDetermines what items can be used in furnaces and campfires.
BlacklistPrevent certain items from being cooked or smelted.
Smelting FrequenciesSmelt items at certain ticks, with increasing values making it slower.


Suggested Changes

Many server owners don’t want a completely instant setup for smelting, as this can be too overpowered. Due to this, we’ve compiled good settings for you to try out. These are only for the global values, as it’s the most popular use for Quick Smelt. However, if it’s a specific furnace.shortname option, the multipliers can still be used for them.

  "Use Permission": false,
  "Speed Multipliers": {
    "global": 2.5,
  "Fuel Usage Speed Multipliers": {
    "global": 0.5,
  "Output Multipliers": {
    "global": {
      "global": 1.5


Common Issues

Plugin Isn’t Working
If after installing Quick Smelt on your server and it fails, make sure you’re using the correct server profile. This is important, as using the incorrect one will result in nothing being loaded in-game. Otherwise, the issue’s origin can be from not restarting the server after uploading the file. Ensure this gets rebooted properly, so the plugin may load in the game.
Config Won’t Apply
Making changes to the plugin’s configuration file requires you to Save and Restart the server, allowing the edits to be applied. If you don't do either of these tasks, it’ll result in failure. Make sure to do this so everything gets loaded, but in rare cases the setting format is invalid. This happens when you input an incorrect item name, value, or character. The Console will confirm this by stating the default file will be used instead, as the current version is erroring.

Useful Links

Quick Smelt on uMod
Rust Server Hosting
How to Add Plugins to a Rust Server
Becoming an Admin in Rust Servers

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