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  • Minecraft
  • 8,158 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: CB 1.7.2-R0.3
  • 542,013 Total Downloads
  • Updated 08/15/2014
  • Created 08/24/2011
  • 68 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Mature
  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: CraftBook v3.8.9
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About CraftBook

CraftBook 4 is in the design phase! Fill out this survey to help us work out what the community wants!

CraftBook is a heavily customizable plugin that adds a number of new mechanics to Minecraft with no client mods required. As one of Minecraft's oldest mods/plugins, we were the first to bring you Minecraft computers, Redstone ICs, moving bridges, and more! Here's a short list:

  • Modular, and extremely light on your server.
  • Enable features that you need, disable ones that you don't. Even tweak features to your liking.
  • Adds heaps of mechanics that allow you to mimic large portions of FTB/Tekkit with a vanilla client.
  • Redstone ICs (Logic gates, Sensors, Many others)
  • Elevators for your server so people can jump between floors quickly. (Or smoothly, if you choose so)
  • Working cauldrons so players can cook inside them.
  • Your own custom crafting recipes.
  • Hidden switches for players.
  • Togglable areas and bridges.
  • Chairs you can sit on.
  • Working pipes that can transfer items from place to place.
  • Footprints where your players walk.
  • Mobs and players drop their heads.
  • The ability to bind commands to items, with cool-downs, permissions and timers.
  • And much more... (Seriously, check the wiki)

The CraftBook wiki is currently being revamped! Progress can be viewed here! If you find any issues with the wiki (Especially in pages marked 100% of missing), please report them here.

Want to script plugins without knowing Java? Consider CommandHelper. Want to add /homes /warps /tp /bring, etc.? Try CommandBook.

Getting Started


Bukkit is currently required.

  1. Install WorldEdit first. (DON'T FORGET THIS)
  2. Install any other plugins required for specific features you want.
  3. Download CraftBook and copy the .jar into plugins/.
  4. Run your server once to generate the files.
  5. Edit plugins/CraftBook/config.yml to your liking, and enable anything you want to use.
    Note: For optimal performance, only enable what you need. If you are running a version prior to 3.8.1, check the config to see if any features are enabled that you don't want.
  6. Restart the server for the settings to take effect.

You'll have to read the wiki (see below) to find the permissions you need.


For Permissions, Configuration, A list of features and more, check out the wiki

Read the Wiki Chat with Us Report a Bug Source Code

Learning More
  • Project leader: Contact Me4502 on Twitter
  • Lead developers: Me4502, Dark_Arc
  • Project started: On October 22nd 2010 (Bukkit was started January 2011)
  • Use FalseBook? WIP FalseBook to CraftBook Converter:
  • Want CraftBook for singleplayer? Use this mod to allow plugins on SinglePlayer
  • Official Minecraft Server: Come join us at
Quote from metrics:

We use metrics to collect stats! We only collect basic things such as version type, and players online. Visit if you would like to learn more about the stats collected. Go into /plugins/PluginMetrics/config.yml to disable stat collecting if you wish.

Quote from auto updater:

We use an auto updater to check for updates! If you wish to disable it, set update-check: false in the config.yml file.

Quote from testimonials:
  • CraftBook is an amazing plugin helping our users build amazing creative structures all over EcoCityCraft. Highly recommend this to other owners/communities. — andrewkm of EcoCityCraft
  • CraftBook is great, we've used it for more than 3 years and we recommend it to everyone. — sawine of MineTown
Thank You

Thank you to the following individuals and organizations (Any donation of $30 or over qualifies you for this list)

Want to support CraftBook yourself? The best way to thank us for working on CraftBook, is to donate. We greatly appreciate it!



Need help? Get on IRC (#sk89q on Heck, just come and hang with us!


Found a bug? Got a suggestion? Make an Issue!


3.8.9 (24th April)

  • Added an option to specify the amount of health to regain when being healed by a chair.
  • Added cocoa support to Planter IC.
  • Added redstone support to elevators.
  • Added a converter for LegacyCustomDrops.
  • Added support for the teleporter ICs to output high on success.
  • Fixed AutoCrafter consuming buckets.
  • Fixed the XP noise occuring whenever an entity was killed with Custom Drops.
  • Fixed CraftBook erroring when trying to convert a variable without a namespace set.
  • Fixed XP Storer providing free XP.
  • Fixed a few slow elevator bugs.
  • Fixed ItemSyntax outputting section signs instead of ampersands.
  • Fixed persistent storage files being mispelt.
  • Updated to 1.7.9
  • Fixed a few elevator lag issues on 1.7.8/1.7.9
  • Fixed some right clicks not working 100% correctly due to a bug in bukkit.
  • Slightly optimized MC3300 and MC3301.
  • Fixed some SQL statements not being closed, causing a potential memory leak.
  • Fixed the 'Item Checks' not being 100% accurate in some cases.

3.8.9 Alpha 1 (14th April)

  • Added support for UUIDs. CraftBook now has an internal ID system called 'CBIDs'. This is viewable by other plugins as an API, and is a way of referencing UUIDs on signs.
  • Added converting of Names to CBIDs (CraftBook UUID Mappings) WARNING! MAKE A BACKUP BEFORE USING THIS, IT IS IRREVERSIBLE.
  • Added CBID PlayerType argument.
  • Added the ability for Potion Inducer to be turned off with a lever.
  • Added an option for XP Storer to require a glass bottle.
  • Added an option to change the amount of XP required per bottle for XP Storer.
  • Added the option for air to be set as XP Storer block, removing the need to right click a block. (Just right clicking air, with glass bottle if configured to)
  • Added TemporaryCart mechanic.
  • Added 'Last Known Locations' to Teleport ICs. Allows for ICs to cache locations and load the chunks.
  • Added SQLite PersistentStorage type.
  • Added Loaded Mechanics List to CB Report.
  • Fixed the Melody IC being odd in many cases, and having a lot of redundant code.
  • Updated for 1.7.8
  • Tweaked Monostable IC bounds, and fixed it with caching.
  • Retired PersistentDataIC and use PersistentStorage instead. ICs auto convert.
  • Fixed the 'no enabled mechanics' warning not occuring due to default enabled mechanics.

For earlier changes, check the file named CHANGELOG.txt in the zip file!


  • #6

    Excellent plugin, one of the must used plugins on my server.  I only have one issue - changing custom mob drops.  SK's wiki does not currently have a guide, so I followed the instructions in the .txt file included.  It claims that you can "append to mob drops by adding a + to the end of the mob's name".  This could be an incredibly useful feature, if only I knew how to use it properly.

    I tried putting "creeper+383:50x1%1", and then "creeper->creeper+383:50x1%1", among other various combinations; nothing seems to trump the inevitable error message that I get when reloading the plugin.  I just want to give a 1% chance to get a creeper spawn egg on killing one.

    What is the proper syntax for appending mob drops?  I suppose I could redefine the entire creeper drop-list, but then I have to go through the pain of  estimating their normal, vanilla drops.

    Thanks in advance.

  • #7

    I personally can't help, but you can ask for help on IRC, or on the forums:

    Me4502 should be able to help you.

  • #5

    When I turn on Vertical Rails: And In-game I try it it gives me an error in console.

  • #3

    Hey I don't seem to have a Plugins folder. I opened the minecraft jar thing with winRAR and i dont have one. Do I just create a folder called Plugins or what? please help.

  • #4

    You need to use Bukkit (a modified version of the Minecraft server).



  • #1

    The latest file I downloaded ( only contained one .jar file.
    Where are the other files?

  • #2

    There is only one jar file now. They have been merged into one, with each section now able to be configured under 3 master settings in the one config.

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