Torchmaster Minecraft Mod
By Nathan Young
While building or exploring your Minecraft server, there may come a time when hostile mobs pose severe threats. Whether you’re making a large base or mining resources within caves, zombies, skeletons, and other creatures may hinder you from doing that. Solving this involves you slaying them all to continue your work, which can be tedious at times. Due to this, you and other players alike may want to use mods to help prevent this from happening. One of these is called Torchmaster, a Forge modification used to provide you with extra items to disable natural mob spawning in the world. These are craftable materials that have different uses, such as preventing hostile or passive creatures from appearing. This is a highly configurable mod that allows you to alter specific settings for each item. Setting up this mod is easily done on our panel, as it only takes a few minutes. However, some newcomers to the modding scene may not be familiar with our system. With this in mind, we’ve created this Apex Hosting guide to show you how to install and use Torchmaster on your Minecraft server.
How to Download
- Navigate towards Torchmaster on CurseForge, then click
Filesnear the top.
- Scroll down and locate your desired
Game Versionfor this modification.
- Once found, click on the three vertical dots to the right and press
- Wait for this to download, then save it somewhere easily accessible on your computer.
Before using Torchmaster in Minecraft, you’ll need to install Forge on the launcher. This is required to support mods, making it absolutely necessary. After doing this, follow the instructions below to play with the modification in-game.
- Open your Minecraft launcher, then press the
Installationsbutton near the top.
- Continue to locate your previously installed Forge profile, then click its
- In the newly opened window, find and enter the
modsdirectory from the list.
Note: If you don’t see this, create it before proceeding with the installation.
- Once there, drag and drop the downloaded file into the folder.
- Return to the launcher and click
Playon your Forge profile to load Torchmaster.
Similar to the above section, the Minecraft server needs to have Forge installed to support mods. This is done by selecting it with your corresponding version in the Game File area of the main panel, then rebooting to generate its needed files. Afterward, you can follow along below to install Torchmaster on the server.
- Head towards your Apex server panel and click
FTP File Accessat the top left corner.
- Proceed to type your
Passwordin the text box, then press the
- Once logged in, navigate to the
modsdirectory and press
Uploadnear the top left.
- Afterward, drag and drop your downloaded file in the respective area.
- Wait for this to reach
100%, then return to the main panel and
Once you’ve joined the server, start collecting basic resources if you don’t already have some. These include wood, stone, ores, and other materials commonly found in the Minecraft world. Each of these will help you craft the new modded items to prevent mob spawning, with one adding extra light sources to help with visibility. As for their recipes, we strongly recommend installing JEI to easily and quickly find that information. Although, we’ll show you them in the subsections below and describe their usage to get you started with the Torchmaster mod. When you’ve created these items, you can place them down to immediately see their impact on the world. Whether you’re building structures or exploring cave systems, they’ll come in handy.
Starting off with our first item, the Mega Torch is an extremely large item that prevents hostile mob spawning. This is likely the best one from the mod, as it’s highly beneficial for almost all players. As for its recipe, you and others alike need to obtain 3x Torch, 2x Diamond, 2x Wood Log, and 2x Gold Block. Once you’ve done this, place it down anywhere you want to prevent enemies from appearing.
Due to the mod’s design, there’s a radius from the mega torch that prevents hostile mobs from spawning. This is 64 blocks surrounding the item, which can be configured to any number you want. Within this radius, natural and forced spawning does not work. However, spawners will continue to function as intended. This too can be tweaked so it gets blocked by the mega torch. We strongly recommend using this inside or outside of bases but can be used elsewhere in the world.
Instead of preventing hostile mobs from spawning, you can use a Dread Lamp to disallow passive creatures from appearing in its radius. This works similarly to mega torches, meaning it’s a 64 block area to accomplish this goal. The materials needed to craft this include 5x Obsidian, 1x Glowstone, 2x Glass Pane, 1x Black Dye. This tends to be a late-game item for players to obtain, mainly due to its required resources.
Once placed, it’ll immediately prevent passive creatures like sheep, pigs, cows, and others from spawning within its radius. It’s encouraged to use dread lamps near mob farms but can be utilized elsewhere in the Minecraft world. This typically is used in the Overworld, as other dimensions don’t have too many passive mobs. Regardless of where you implement dread lamps, they’ll come in handy for building and farming. Keep in mind that this item can be configured to suit your needs on the server.
Feral Flare Lantern
If you’re wanting to simply brighten up your surroundings, consider using a Feral Flare Lantern. These items provide you with an endless supply of light sources within its range of 16 blocks. Crafting them is cheaper than other ones from the Torchmaster mod, as all you need is 2x Gold Ingot, 2x Glass, and 1x Glowstone Dust. This is extremely useful for builders and explorers, as it’d guarantee everything is visible.
Immediately after placing a feral flare lantern, you will notice light sources appearing nearby. This is determined by tick rates but is placed randomly within its range. As for its light level, the minimum number is 10 and can be tweaked to something else if you want. However, it should be noted that changing this by a lot can result in world corruption. Keep this in mind when using feral flare lanterns from the Torchmaster mod on your Minecraft server.
In some cases, light sources may stick around after removing the feral flare lanterns. Due to this, the developer added a Frozen Pearl to remove them. This item allows you and others to erase lighting to make sure everything is perfect in-game. As for crafting it, you’ll need to gather 4x Ice and 1x Ender Pearl, making this the cheapest recipe compared to others from the mod.
Some server owners may want to customize the Torchmaster mod to their liking, which is possible with our panel. It’s all done in the FTP File Access area, inside a specific file containing all its settings. Whether you want to alter the mega torch or dread lamp, you can quickly do that. The instructions below guides you through this process to properly edit and apply the changes.
- Navigate to the
FTP File Accessarea and use your login credentials accordingly.
- Afterward, locate and enter the
configdirectory from the list.
- Once inside of this folder, press
torchmaster.tomlfile to reveal its contents.
- Make your desired changes in the editor, then click
Saveat the top.
- Return to the main panel and
Restartthe server to apply these edits.
Occasionally, players will be unable to join the server due to a few reasons. The main one is using the wrong profile from the launcher to startup the game. Remember, you and others alike must use Forge with the modification properly installed in the
mods directory for this to work out. After doing this, it should allow the connection to the Minecraft server without further issues. However, double check you’ve installed Torchmaster correctly in the FTP panel. If it continues to fail, confirm you’ve selected Forge with the corresponding version in the
Game File area.
Remember, placing down mega torches or dread lamps will prevent natural and forced mob spawning. This includes spawn eggs, but not spawner blocks. If you’re trying to have creatures appear near the item, then you may need to configure its radius accordingly. Remember, these have 64 blocks, meaning it’s rather large in-game. Doing this requires you to edit the torchmaster.toml file with its corresponding settings, then save and restart the server to apply the changes. Alternatively, remove the mega torch or dread lamp to begin summoning mobs.
While editing the configuration file of the Torchmaster mod, you’ll want to ensure all the format is correct. This involves making sure required characters remain, such as spacing, capitalization, and equal signs. Removing any of these will result in a broken file, meaning it won’t work after saving and restarting the server. Another problem with tweaking the configuration is setting values too high, such as the light levels. Remember, keep them reasonable and safe since it can pose issues for your world.