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Spark Mod for Minecraft

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Spark Mod Minecraft

Playing with too many mods in a Minecraft server can result in performance issues, including decreased ticks. There can be a wide variety of reasons for this, with in-game activities being common. Trying to determine what triggers lag spikes in Minecraft is challenging, as countless factors come into play. Fortunately, you have the opportunity to install the Spark mod for Forge or Fabric to help you with that. Whether it’s on your dedicated server or singleplayer world, this assists you in locating performance issues. The mod provides you with analytic reports showcasing TPS, CPU, memory, and so much more. Our Support Team highly recommends using this to determine and solve server issues but can be troublesome for newcomers to the scene. Due to this, we’ve created this Apex Hosting guide to show you how to install and use the Spark mod for Minecraft.
 

How to Download

  1. Navigate to Spark on CurseForge, then click Files near the top.
    Spark Mod CurseForge
  2. Proceed to locate your desired mod version in the list.
  3. Once found, click the three vertical dots on the right and select Download File.
    Spark Mod CurseForge Download
  4. Save this somewhere easily accessible on your computer for later.

 

Client Installation

Spark requires you to have Forge or Fabric installed on the Minecraft launcher, so make sure to do that before installing the mod. Keep in mind that if you want to only diagnose your dedicated server, then the following steps are completely optional.

  1. Open the Minecraft launcher and navigate to the Installations section.
    Minecraft Installations
  2. Proceed to locate your installed Forge / Fabric profile, then select its Folder icon.
    Minecraft Forge Profile
  3. In the newly opened window, find and click the mods directory. Create one if not found.
  4. Drag and drop the jar file into this folder, then return to the launcher.
    Spark Mod Client Installation
  5. Press the Play button on your modded profile to begin loading Spark.

 

Server Setup

For those wanting to only determine server-related problems, follow these steps to install Spark. However, you must have Forge or Fabric before you can use this mod. Choose the one according to your setup in the Game File area of the main panel, then restart to generate its required files.

  1. Head towards your Apex server panel and click FTP File Access near the top left.
    Minecraft Server FTP
  2. Login with your credentials, then enter the mods directory from the list.
    Minecraft Server Mods Folder
  3. Continue to press Upload, then drag and drop the mod file into this respective area.
    Spark Mod Server Installation
  4. Wait for this to reach 100%, then Restart the server from the main panel.

 

Spark Mod

Minecraft Spark Mod Guide

The primary features of the Spark mod for Minecraft include running diagnostic reports of your dedicated server or client, revealing detailed information about ticks, memory, and more. This comes in handy when you’re trying to determine what causes lag in-game. Otherwise, skilled players might want to further optimize their gameplay experience by seeing what takes too many resources. Regardless of your reason, we’ll showcase the top two functions from Spark and some extra ones to get you started. These require cheats or operator permissions, as everything is run through commands. Once your account has access to them, type /spark help to see what’s available. Besides this, you can find more details about the mod on their official website.
 

Profiler Usage

The most popular feature for troubleshooting issues on Minecraft servers is using the Spark profiler, resulting in a detailed analysis report. This includes specific tick-entity, CPU, and active memory usages – represented by their respective values and percentages. Players with correct permissions can do this by running the /spark profiler [start / stop] command. It’s encouraged to wait around 5-15 mins before stopping the diagnostic.

Minecraft Spark Profiler Report

Adding the following arguments to the start command might help you perform this report: –timeout [seconds]. This automatically stops the profiler after a certain amount of time, in seconds.
 

Server Health Report

Minecraft Spark Mod Health Report

In cases where you want a quick and easy-to-read report, consider using the /spark healthreport –network command. Other versions of the mod might require /spark health instead. This reveals TPS, tick durations, CPU, memory, and network usage. Players use this feature to determine the current performance of their Minecraft server or singleplayer world, useful for checking if problems are happening.

We encourage you to do this first before anything else unless you’re confident that there are issues. It’s an incredibly useful tool for any server owner and operator, primarily for monitoring background information.
 

Extra Features

There are tons of other useful features from the Spark mod for Minecraft, such as /spark [ping / tps / tickmonitor] and others. These briefly show what specifically is happening in-game, along with keeping track of their events. They aren’t too popular compared to the features above but certainly can come in handy for operators. Remember, visiting their official documentation reveals more helpful commands and functions from the mod.
 

Spark Mod for Optimization

As previously mentioned, the Spark mod for Minecraft provides you with many tools to help troubleshoot performance issues on servers or singleplayer worlds. The information gathered from reports or profilers can assist you with optimization, as it reveals valuable details about TPS, CPU, RAM, and more. Whether you realize mob farms or specific mods are causing lag, Spark gives you the ability to isolate problems in Minecraft. Our Support Team will work with you alongside any reports you’ve made with this mod, making it extremely useful to us and your situation.
 

Useful Links

Spark on CurseForge
Official Spark Documentation
How to Install Mods a Minecraft Servers
Modded Minecraft Server Optimization

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