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Starter Kit Mod for Minecraft

Last modified on Dec 11, 2023 in Mods

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Getting started on your Minecraft server or singleplayer world may be a challenging task for some players. This is mainly caused by collecting resources to craft basic tools, which can be difficult to accomplish depending on the map’s seed. Solving this involves you using mods for Forge or Fabric, with one of them being conveniently called Starter Kit. This provides players with the ability to receive free items upon joining the server or world, which can be configured to be anything you want. Using this comes in handy for getting a head start in your adventure, as it’s an advantage that isn’t in vanilla Minecraft. Whether you want to set this up on your server or singleplayer map, it’s entirely possible to do. With this in mind, we’ll show you how to install and use Starter Kit on Minecraft in this Apex Hosting guide.

How to Download

  1. Navigate to Starter Kit on CurseForge, then click Files near the top.
    Starter Kit CurseForge
  2. Continue to search for your desired Game Version for this mod.
  3. Upon locating this, click the three vertical dots on the right and press Download File.
    Starter Kit Mod Minecraft
  4. Save this file somewhere easily accessible on your computer for later.
  5. Repeat this process for the Collective dependency mod, as it’s required.


Client Installation

If you’re wanting to play with this mod on your singleplayer world, then make sure to install it on your launcher. This is completely optional if you’re wanting to use this on the server. However, doing this requires you to install Forge or Fabric on the client before using Starter Kit. Once you’ve got this set up, continue to follow the instructions below.

  1. Open your Minecraft launcher and press the Installations option near the top.
    Minecraft Installations
  2. Once there, locate your previously installed modded profile and click its Folder icon.
    Minecraft Forge Profile
  3. In the newly opened window, enter the mods directory from the list
    Note: If you don’t see this, create it before proceeding with the installation.
  4. Afterward, simply drag and drop the downloaded files in this area.
    Starter Kit Mod Client Installation
  5. When you’re finished, return to the launcher and click Play on your modded profile.


Server Installation

As for setting up Starter Kit on your Minecraft server, make sure to select Forge or Fabric with the corresponding version in the Game File area. Afterwards, restart so that the needed files generate properly for you to install the mod. Once you’ve done this, follow along below to get started.

  1. Head towards your Apex server panel and click FTP File Access near the top left.
    Minecraft FTP
  2. Continue to type your Password in the text box, then press the Login button.
    Minecraft FTP Login
  3. Once logged in, navigate to the mods directory and at the top left corner click Upload.
  4. Afterward, proceed to drag and drop the downloaded files accordingly.
    Starter Kit Mod Server Installation
  5. Wait for them to reach 100%, then return to the main panel and Restart the server.


Getting Started

Starter Kit Mod for Minecraft

Upon joining the server or singleplayer world, you’ll want to become an operator or enable cheats to prepare the kit. However, a default set of items will appear in your inventory, indicating the modification works. If you want to change these materials, then enter creative mode and pick the ones you want. Alternatively, you can be in survival and collect them for this process. Afterward, you can run a specific command to configure the new starter kit so other players can receive the items. This is a straightforward and simple process, but can become complicated if you manually tweak the mod. With this in mind, begin to review the subsections below to learn more about Starter Kit in Minecraft.

Item Preparation

As hinted above, you’ll need to prepare some items for the new kit. This can involve you entering creative mode, using the /give command, or collecting materials in survival. Regardless of the method used for it, make sure to properly place them in the inventory. This includes armor, off-hand, and other slots for your items. These will appear for new players exactly how you organized them. We suggest using creative to obtain these materials, as it’s the quickest and easiest way to do it. Keep in mind that existing singleplayer worlds may need to enable LAN or edit NBT files to activate cheats for this process.

Minecraft Starter Kit Mod


Starter Kit Setup

Starter Kit Mod

Once you’ve obtained and organized your desired items, execute the /starterkit set command in-chat. This will instantly overwrite the default kit with your new setup, meaning new players will receive those materials instead of the other ones.

Assuming this is successful, you’ll receive a return message stating the configuration is updated with your new setup. Running this command can be done any number of times, which saves older items in your server or Minecraft mod files. This may help you recover any previous kits, just in case you needed them.

Using a Starter Kit

Any new players joining the Minecraft server or world will receive the custom starter kit. If you’re wanting to do this in your singleplayer, we advise setting it up in a new map and entering your main one. This way, you’ll receive the items properly instead of the default kinds from the mod. There won’t be any chat messages confirming this work, but the materials should appear in your inventory as intended. Depending on what you’ve used, advancements and recipes might be unlocked too.

Minecraft Starter Kit


Manual Configuration

If you’re wanting to manually edit the starter kit or review previous versions, this can be done on the server panel. Our system has a file editor for you to quickly make changes, giving you the best customization experience. Whenever you’re ready, follow the steps below to accomplish this task. However, singleplayer players will need to edit the same file(s) on their local game directory. The document names and format may differ depending on if you’re using Forge or Fabric, so keep this in mind when editing the Starter Kit configuration.

  1. Navigate to the FTP File Access area and use your login credentials accordingly.
  2. Afterward, enter the following directory pathway: …/config/starterkit
    Starter Kit Mod Folder
  3. Once there, press the Edit button for the starterkit.txt file to reveal its contents.
    Starter Kit Config File
  4. Proceed to make your desired changes, then click Save at the top.
    Starter Kit Mod Configuration
  5. Return to the main panel and Restart the server to apply these edits.


Common Issues

Didn’t Receive the Starter Kit

After joining the Minecraft server or singleplayer world and it doesn’t give you the default starter kit, then make sure you’ve installed the Collective dependency mod. Remember, this is required for Starter Kit to function properly in-game. Without doing this, you and others cannot receive items from the kit. After correcting this issue, it’ll work as intended so you can begin editing the configuration. However, another potential problem is that players don’t get the new kit after setting it up. This happens if you’ve already joined the server or world, meaning you aren’t considered a new user. Resetting your playerdata should resolve this situation, but restarting the server may also help too.

Unable to Edit Configuration

While attempting to manually tweak the configuration, make sure to not remove the required characters. These include spaces, colons, and values, among other aspects like ID formats. Deleting any of them will result in a broken file, meaning it will not work properly. This applies for your server and singleplayer world, across Forge and Fabric versions of Starter Kit. We strongly advise against editing the configuration with this method, as the in-game command suffices enough. However, keep the above information in mind if you choose to manually tweak the kit.

Useful Links

Starter Kit on CurseForge
Collective on CurseForge
How to Install Forge on Minecraft
How to Install Fabric on Minecraft

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