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!


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  • Avatar of TheBlackBeltPanda TheBlackBeltPanda Oct 01, 2014 at 15:56 UTC - 0 likes

    How does shorthand work with the ICs?

    I tried "=clock" on the first line but it doesn't create the clock IC.

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  • Avatar of drewbzz drewbzz Sep 28, 2014 at 04:21 UTC - 0 likes

    @Me4502: Go

    thx for all your help mate :)

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  • Avatar of Me4502 Me4502 Sep 28, 2014 at 04:05 UTC - 0 likes

    @drewbzz: Go

    The variables.yml file is dynamically generated, you want to modify config.yml BFAK:Me4502,29161,4f0de51cb88cee87b6bde141dc91aad088e966ece17f83fc6225cb872dcbc2c8 Donate Moving from FalseBook to CraftBook?|My website!|Quality server hosting!

  • Avatar of drewbzz drewbzz Sep 28, 2014 at 03:51 UTC - 0 likes

    @Me4502: Go

    yea mate did that and they clear nothing works do you have a variables.yml template ?

    Last edited Sep 28, 2014 by drewbzz
  • Avatar of Me4502 Me4502 Sep 26, 2014 at 10:18 UTC - 0 likes

    @drewbzz: Go

    Move the mechanic you want to enable from the disabled list, into the enabled list.

  • Avatar of drewbzz drewbzz Sep 26, 2014 at 09:13 UTC - 0 likes

    @Me4502: Go

    whats the setting i change ?

  • Avatar of Me4502 Me4502 Sep 24, 2014 at 21:57 UTC - 1 like

    @drewbzz: Go

    That command currently works as a temporary enable. To permanently enable change the config.yml file

  • Avatar of drewbzz drewbzz Sep 24, 2014 at 14:18 UTC - 0 likes

    Don't under stand how the enable works /cb enable Bridge and it works untill the server Reboots or /cb reload then i have to re enable it some think im doing wrong ?

  • Avatar of Me4502 Me4502 Sep 22, 2014 at 22:18 UTC - 0 likes

    @qwertyuio90p: Go

    You need to update bukkit

  • Avatar of qwertyuio90p qwertyuio90p Sep 22, 2014 at 19:35 UTC - 0 likes

    Im getting an error thats spamming my console every few minutes, how do I fix this?

    22.09 12:22:58 [Server] INFO ... 3 more 22.09 12:22:58 [Server] INFO at 22.09 12:22:58 [Server] INFO at 22.09 12:22:58 [Server] INFO at com.sk89q.craftbook.bukkit.Metrics$ 22.09 12:22:58 [Server] INFO at com.sk89q.craftbook.bukkit.Metrics.access$400( 22.09 12:22:58 [Server] INFO at com.sk89q.craftbook.bukkit.Metrics.postPlugin( 22.09 12:22:58 [Server] INFO Caused by: java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: org.bukkit.Server.getOnlinePlayers()Ljava/util/Collection; 22.09 12:22:58 [Server] INFO at Source) 22.09 12:22:58 [Server] INFO at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$ Source) 22.09 12:22:58 [Server] INFO at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(Unknown Source) 22.09 12:22:58 [Server] INFO at 22.09 12:22:58 [Server] WARN org.apache.commons.lang.UnhandledException: Plugin CraftBook v3.9-SNAPSHOT.3895- generated an exception while executing task 80 22.09 12:22:58 [Server] WARN Exception in thread "pool-3-thread-2673"

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Date created
Aug 25, 2011
Last update
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