Tinkers’ Tool Leveling Minecraft Mod
By Dalton Whalen
Tools and weapons are the lifeblood of Minecraft survival gameplay and are responsible for all of the obtainable progress. Whether it’s mining for ores or cutting down enemy mobs, they are indispensable. Many believe that they can be expanded even further, which led to mods like Tinkers’ Construct. This is taken to the next level with Tinkers’ Tool Leveling, an add-on that adds an XP bar to each Tinkers’ Construct tool. Simply use pickaxes to mine, swords to slay, and more to level up each tool. Each level earned will earn a free modifier, but each level will double in difficulty. Adding mods is streamlined with the Apex Hosting panel uploader, so we have created this tutorial to help you get started.
Tinkers’ Tool Leveling is owned by bonusboni on CurseForge and is an addon for TC (Tinkers’ Construct). Spanning from 1.10.2 to 1.12.2 and featuring over 52 million downloads, this mod is massively popular. With this mod, each TC tool has an XP bar allowing you to level up by performing its usual task. While each level becomes more difficult, you can obtain 1 free modifier each time.
Downloading the Mod
- Visit the Tinkers’ Tool Leveling CurseForge page.
Filesat the top to see all available versions.
- Find the version you desire, then press the download button to the right.
- Save the .jar file to a safe location for later.
- Download Mantle and Tinkers’ Construct for the same version.
Once all 3 .jar files have been downloaded, you are ready to begin installing the mods!
- Navigate to the Apex Server Panel, then stop the server.
- Scroll down to the
Game Filesection and open the dropdown.
- Ensure the server is running the matching version of Forge.
- In the left-hand menu, enter the
FTP File Accessand log in.
- Locate or create the
modsfolder, then enter it.
Uploadin the top-left, then drag and drop all the mod files.
- Once at 100%, return to the main panel page and restart the server.
- Before proceeding, ensure you have installed Forge.
- Open the Minecraft launcher, then proceed to
Installationsat the top.
- Highlight your profile, then press the folder icon.
- Within the new window, create or locate the
modsfolder and enter it.
- Add all of the previous mod .jar files into here.
- Return to the Minecraft launcher, then press
Upon spawning into your world you will want to obtain a Tinkers’ Construct tool or weapon as usual. By simply using the tool for its intended purpose, you will begin to gain XP. The current progress can be viewed by simply hovering over the tool, which will display the current XP amount and the level-up requirement.
Each time the XP bar is filled up, a message will be displayed on your screen announcing the newly obtained level. Most tools have a default XP value of 500, although it can change depending on the exact tool. For each level, the requirement for the next level will double, making it progressively more difficult to level up the same tool.
I receive an error when connecting to the server:
If you receive an error while connecting to the server, first try to see if the error message mentions any missing mods. All mods that are installed on the server are required on your own game as well to be able to connect and play normally. If you are still receiving issues, ensure you are running the installed Forge profile from your Minecraft launcher. You can confirm this works by checking the Mods tab from the main menu and seeing if your 3 mods are present.
I get an error while loading the mod:
If an error appears while loading up either the server or the client game, check to see which error message appears. Oftentimes you may receive an error regarding a missing dependency. If Mantle or Tinkers’ Construct is not installed alongside Tinkers’ Tool Leveling on both the server and client, the mod will not load.
Modded items do not appear on my server:
If modded items do not work on the server whatever, try to load into a singleplayer world and see if the mod functions normally. If so, the mods may not be loading properly on the server and will need to be adjusted. First ensure the server is running the matching Forge version for your mods, then double check that the .jar files are all present inside of the mods folder. Once everything looks good, restart the server to try again.