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 Jonny42G Jonny42G Oct 23, 2014 at 01:28 UTC - 0 likes

    Happy 4th birthday

  • Avatar of apesgrapes apesgrapes Oct 22, 2014 at 04:33 UTC - 0 likes

    happy 4th birthday :)

  • Avatar of Me4502 Me4502 Oct 21, 2014 at 21:19 UTC - 0 likes

    @thief001: Go

    I will look into that for CraftBook 4.

    @javitomo: Go

    Which mechanic was it that you disabled to fix the issue? BFAK:Me4502,29161,4f0de51cb88cee87b6bde141dc91aad088e966ece17f83fc6225cb872dcbc2c8 Donate Moving from FalseBook to CraftBook?|My website!|Quality server hosting!

  • Avatar of javitomo javitomo Oct 21, 2014 at 14:31 UTC - 0 likes

    There is a problem with hopper wagons. If possible, made ​​an eye on my post on spigot


    Last edited Oct 21, 2014 by javitomo
  • Avatar of thief001 thief001 Oct 21, 2014 at 07:07 UTC - 0 likes

    somehow i cant login to the youtrack system?
    anyway, i leave my wish here, and hope it can be done ;)

    i would like to see an option to load chunks around moving minecarts, so i can send a unmaned transportcart along our tracks.
    bukkit seems to have changed something with 1.7.9 or befor, and all the plugins i found/ tested aint working anymore.
    makes our transportation system usless, more over, it blockes our railsystem with unmaned carts, and bugs any player in to the void when hitting those standing carts :(

    when breaking them, one dosent get back the cart, just what was inside, the cart still floates on the ground, players still get stuck for nothing.

    Running a little Swiss/ German Homeserver @, Bukkit 1.7.9 RC0.3.

    Want to sniff arround?
    Be my Guest! (Just maybe dont wonder, if noone answers to your non Swiss/ German askings..)
    Guestaccount enabled, alowing to use Lifts and Carts, so you can get arround and look at things (no mob agro, for gods sake :) )

    Would like to hear your thinking in a PM, if you dont mind (Complety Optional)
    Never hurts to get some fresh Ideas :)

  • Avatar of TheBlackBeltPanda TheBlackBeltPanda Oct 19, 2014 at 22:25 UTC - 0 likes

    <<reply 2371700>>

    Great, thanks. =)
    Since I'm never on when it throws that error, I'll disable the sorter IC for now.

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  • Avatar of Me4502 Me4502 Oct 19, 2014 at 21:27 UTC - 0 likes

    @BlueCola196: Go

    Sorry for the late reply, but due to the fact that craftbook uses bukkits material system it may not be possible. If you haven't already, maybe try just using the item ID.

    @TheBlackBeltPanda: Go

    It appears that you have a sorter IC with a pipe that directly loops back on itself, causing an infinite chain of pipe and IC usage. I would recommend disabling pipes for now, until you find the specific problem location. To get a list of all loaded IC's, use /cb report -i

  • Avatar of TheBlackBeltPanda TheBlackBeltPanda Oct 19, 2014 at 19:01 UTC - 0 likes


    Getting a lot of lag lately, looks like mostly from the clocks and self-powered ICs.


    I'm also getting this huge error from the pipes spamming my logs:

    It seems when the pipes throw that error users are getting timed out. My log file for today is up to 15MB. =(

    In-case you need it, here's the Craftbook report:

    Any idea what's causing this or how I can fix it?

    Last edited Oct 19, 2014 by TheBlackBeltPanda
  • Avatar of BlueCola196 BlueCola196 Oct 17, 2014 at 00:23 UTC - 0 likes


    Ah, I totally forgot that this blocks aren't in bukkit yet. We use Spigot and this (very awesome) plugin to get all of the 1.8 blocks in our 1.7 bukkit server:

    Looking forward to hear from you again, thanks for your time and effort!

  • Avatar of Me4502 Me4502 Oct 16, 2014 at 21:25 UTC - 0 likes

    @OmegaGenesis: Go @EnderSandman: Go

    Thanks :)

    @BlueCola196: Go


    With the spruce fence, I'm not really sure that it is possible, how do you actually have that block?

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