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Sky Factory 2 Server

Last modified on Sep 8, 2021 in modpacks

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Minecraft Sky Factory Server
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In Minecraft, one of the most popular game modes is Skyblock, which involves creating an island with nothing but a tree, some dirt, and a chest full of materials. But what if you wanted to bring it to the next level with automation and more challenges? Introducing Sky Factory 2, a modpack focused around this concept. With Apex Hosting, it is very easy to install and play with this modpack, so today we will cover how to get it setup.


Sky Factory 2 is a 1.7.10 modpack currently maintained by Darkosto, focusing on a technologically advanced skyblock. Starting with nothing more than a single block of grass and a tree, it requires more critical thinking and using the challenges guide to really get started. From a single tree to a technologically advanced continent, anything is possible!

Server-Side Installation:

  1. Head to the Apex Server Panel, then scroll down to the Jar File section.
  2. Click the menu dropdown, then scroll or search for SkyFactory.
  3. Select SkyFactory 2 then press Change Version.
  4. It is recommended to create a new world when prompted, to prevent any issues.
  5. Restart the server to load the modpack


Generating The World:

  1. Navigate to your Apex Server Panel
  2. Open the Config Files on the left-hand side, then open the Server Settings.
  3. Ensure the generator settings is set to {“Topography-Preset”:”Sky Factory 2″}
  4. Make sure the level type is also set to default
  5. Once complete, press Save at the bottom, generate a new world when prompted, then restart.


Client-Side Installation:

  1. Download and install the AT Launcher from their site here.
  2. When the app is opened and logged in, go to Packs, then search for Sky Factory.
  3. Find the one with the picture Sky Factory 2, then press New Instance, choose a version, then install.
  4. Once it is done, you can click into the Instances section to find the installed pack.
  5. Press Play to start the game with the modpack.


How To Get Started:



Upon first spawning into the world, you will first notice that you are atop of an oak tree with a few books. The most important book will be the Achievement Book, which will provide an introduction and a checklist for the modpack.


From here, you will want to begin breaking the wooden logs, creating a crafting table and some sticks. You will want to use 4 of the sticks to create a crook, which is used to collect saplings and a silkworm from the leaves.


Once you have some saplings, you will now want to create an oak barrel. This will allow you to compost saplings to create more dirt. More dirt means more trees, allowing for future expansion!


Alongside this, use the silkworm on one of the leaves to infest it. After around a minute and a half the leaves will be finished infesting, allowing you to break it with the crook for string.


Once you have the string, fill it within a crafting table to get a silk mesh. Finally, place some oak planks, sticks, and two silk mesh into a crafting table to get a sieve. A sieve will allow you to place dirt in it, right-clicking to get stones.


You can now use these stones in a crafting table to get cobblestone, allowing you to further build up your island and further craft.


From here, you can then collect rainwater inside of an oak barrel, as well as follow the other checklist items in the Achievement Book, guiding you to the rest of the items.



In conclusion, this modpack is a very fun twist on the classic skyblock concept, truly redefining both the beginning and the end-game. Whether you are familiar with this style of gameplay or are newly introduced, this modpack is friendly to all players. I highly recommend trying this modpack out to enhance your gameplay!

Common Issues:

I get an error when joining the server:
Often, if a player is unable to join the server, it is because the modpack isn’t properly installed on your own computer. Ensure you are using the official Sky Factory 2 modpack on AT Launcher to have all of the proper mods installed to join the server.

My server is stuck loading:
This often happens when a mod is removed from an existing world. You can force the world to load by going to the server console and entering /fml confirm. That should then load the world with the missing mods removed.

Modded items aren’t spawning in the server:
If the mods appear in the creative menu but are not properly appearing on the server, it often means the server is not properly using the modpack. Ensure that the server was switched to Sky Factory 2 through the panel and restarted to load it up.

Useful Links:

How To Change The Minecraft Server Version
Sky Factory 2 ATLauncher

How To Make a Sky Factory Server With Apex Hosting

  1. Select your server package from our pricing page
  2. On the ‘Configure Your Server’ page, complete the required fields
  3. Under ‘Server Version’, select your version from the dropdown list
  4. Complete the order and your Sky Factory server will be created instantly