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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 Me4502 Me4502 Apr 12, 2015 at 08:46 UTC - 0 likes

    @BabyxFace: Go

    Use a more recent version of Bukkit/spigot BFAK:Me4502,29161,4f0de51cb88cee87b6bde141dc91aad088e966ece17f83fc6225cb872dcbc2c8 Donate Moving from FalseBook to CraftBook?|My website!|Quality server hosting!

  • Avatar of BabyxFace BabyxFace Apr 11, 2015 at 23:58 UTC - 0 likes

    Can anyone help me with something? My craftbook works perfectly but I keep getting warnings in my console. It's not a very big deal if it can't be fixed but it is getting annoying and if there is a way to fix I would like to hear it :D


    12.04 01:41:59 [Server] INFO ... 3 more
    12.04 01:41:59 [Server] INFO at
    12.04 01:41:59 [Server] INFO at
    12.04 01:41:59 [Server] INFO at com.sk89q.craftbook.bukkit.Metrics$
    12.04 01:41:59 [Server] INFO at com.sk89q.craftbook.bukkit.Metrics.access$400(
    12.04 01:41:59 [Server] INFO at com.sk89q.craftbook.bukkit.Metrics.postPlugin(
    12.04 01:41:59 [Server] INFO Caused by: java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: org.bukkit.Server.getOnlinePlayers()Ljava/util/Collection;
    12.04 01:41:59 [Server] INFO at Source)
    12.04 01:41:59 [Server] INFO at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$ Source)
    12.04 01:41:59 [Server] INFO at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(Unknown Source)
    12.04 01:41:59 [Server] INFO at
    12.04 01:41:59 [Server] WARN org.apache.commons.lang.UnhandledException: Plugin CraftBook v3.9-SNAPSHOT.3895- generated an exception while executing task 1061796
    12.04 01:41:59 [Server] WARN Exception in thread "pool-3-thread-21989"
  • Avatar of CoolKill3r CoolKill3r Apr 09, 2015 at 12:34 UTC - 0 likes

    @Me4502: Go

    Terribly sorry, i just found it in the config .

    Btw 1 more thing, i would really love to see added since its too OP atm.

    - Elevators putting somewhere in mechanics or config a limit on how high or low you can travel instead of 200 blocks high ect,

    a max of 10 would be for isntance nice to be done in the config if wanted.

    Last edited Apr 09, 2015 by CoolKill3r

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  • Avatar of Me4502 Me4502 Apr 08, 2015 at 23:15 UTC - 0 likes

    @CoolKill3r: Go

    Please paste in your config file.

    @SalC1: Go

    Some parts may not work. If using 1.8, I'd recommend Spigot.

  • Avatar of SalC1 SalC1 Apr 08, 2015 at 21:55 UTC - 0 likes

    @Me4502: Go

    I am using CraftBukkit instead of Spigot. Because it's a Spigot plugin, wouldn't it not work on CraftBukkit?

  • Avatar of CoolKill3r CoolKill3r Apr 08, 2015 at 18:33 UTC - 0 likes

    @Me4502: Go

    I cant see the other stuff then tough, like activating netherrack for fire ect.

  • Avatar of Me4502 Me4502 Apr 08, 2015 at 01:13 UTC - 0 likes

    @SalC1: Go

    You need to use the latest version of CraftBook, at the top of the page.

  • Avatar of SalC1 SalC1 Apr 07, 2015 at 23:16 UTC - 0 likes

    I have just installed CraftBook and I get an error when loading it. The config files do not load into my plugins folder. I am using CraftBukkit version git-Bukkit-61ef214 (MC: 1.8.3). If anybody can help please respond. Thanks.

    [19:08:32] [Server thread/INFO]: [CraftBook] Enabling CraftBook v3.9-SNAPSHOT.3895- [19:08:32] [Server thread/ERROR]: Error occurred while enabling CraftBook v3.9-SNAPSHOT.3895- (Is it up to date?) java.lang.NoSuchMethodError:; at com.sk89q.craftbook.util.ItemSyntax.<clinit>( [?:?] at com.sk89q.craftbook.bukkit.CraftBookPlugin.onEnable( [?:?] at [craftbukkit.jar:git-Bukkit-61ef214] at [craftbukkit.jar:git-Bukkit-61ef214] at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.enablePlugin( [craftbukkit.jar:git-Bukkit-61ef214] at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_8_R2.CraftServer.loadPlugin( [craftbukkit.jar:git-Bukkit-61ef214] at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_8_R2.CraftServer.enablePlugins( [craftbukkit.jar:git-Bukkit-61ef214] at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R2.MinecraftServer.r( [craftbukkit.jar:git-Bukkit-61ef214] at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R2.MinecraftServer.k( [craftbukkit.jar:git-Bukkit-61ef214] at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R2.MinecraftServer.a( [craftbukkit.jar:git-Bukkit-61ef214] at net.minecraft.server.v1_8_R2.DedicatedServer.init( [craftbukkit.jar:git-Bukkit-61ef214] at [craftbukkit.jar:git-Bukkit-61ef214] at Source) [?:1.8.0_31]

  • Avatar of Me4502 Me4502 Apr 07, 2015 at 05:49 UTC - 0 likes

    @CoolKill3r: Go

    Everything is a mechanic, there is no categorization of what each does anymore. There hasn't been for over a year.

    @KyleUnrau2: Go

    If you use a different event, does it work? Just to narrow it down to possibly the configuration of it.

    @lsal: Go

    Use the link at the top of the page - the proper CraftBook 3.9 for Spigot 1.8

  • Avatar of lsal lsal Apr 07, 2015 at 00:30 UTC - 0 likes

    I can't seem to get the XP storer to work, it's added in config, and the block is set at stone and everyone has "craftbook.mech.xpstore.use" it just does nothing (not getting any error messages)

    Using 3.9 Beta 4 on Spigot 1.8 (everything else works perfect)

    Any ideas please ?

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