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 Aug 22, 2014 at 22:52 UTC - 0 likes

    @MR_GameandWatch: Go

    Technically yes, but I'd prefer it to be something other than an IC. BFAK:Me4502,29161,4f0de51cb88cee87b6bde141dc91aad088e966ece17f83fc6225cb872dcbc2c8 Donate Moving from FalseBook to CraftBook?|My website!|Quality server hosting!

  • Avatar of MR_GameandWatch MR_GameandWatch Aug 22, 2014 at 22:37 UTC - 0 likes

    Is it possible to create an IC that acts like a deep storage unit from MineFactory Reloaded (2 billion items of one type in one block)?

  • Avatar of z65703071 z65703071 Aug 22, 2014 at 07:15 UTC - 0 likes

    @Me4502: Go

    Okay, I got it.

  • Avatar of Me4502 Me4502 Aug 22, 2014 at 06:17 UTC - 0 likes

    @z65703071: Go

    It checks if the player has access to view variables before converting them

  • Avatar of z65703071 z65703071 Aug 22, 2014 at 05:53 UTC - 0 likes

    @Me4502: Go

    But the command was run in console. Why the player of namespace have no permissions so that I can't run the variable? However, it's normally display the variable when I assign a name like <TNTapple|var> even he have no permissions too. Isn't it not overwrite all the messages?

    Last edited Aug 22, 2014 by z65703071
  • Avatar of Me4502 Me4502 Aug 22, 2014 at 05:46 UTC - 0 likes

    @z65703071: Go

    That permission is the blanket permission for usage of variables at all. No matter what other var permissions someone has, if they don't have that they can't use it.

  • Avatar of z65703071 z65703071 Aug 22, 2014 at 05:43 UTC - 0 likes

    @Me4502: Go

    I was through other plugin like touchscreen-holograms to set command to run command "tell {player} %{player}|var}%" by console. After I test it in game and it work because I'm an op at that time. However, I try to as a player to run it but it just show me %<myname>|var%. I guess it may about permissions so I test the variable permissions one by one. I finally found it that It work when I has permissions "craftbook.variables.use" .

  • Avatar of Me4502 Me4502 Aug 22, 2014 at 05:29 UTC - 0 likes

    @z65703071: Go

    Can you please explain the first part in greater detail? As for the 3.9 builds, they require either a late 1.7.9 build or a 1.7.10 one

  • Avatar of z65703071 z65703071 Aug 22, 2014 at 05:21 UTC - 0 likes

    Sometime "some" messages couldn't show the variable if the player on namespace didn't have permissions "craftbook.variables.use"(not craftbook.variables.use.self due to it wouldn't work too) so the messages will display %player|var% again. Is it about priority because not all the event will cause it? Also, it doesn't work on 1.7.2 version currently in beta 4? :(

    Last edited Aug 22, 2014 by z65703071
  • Avatar of Me4502 Me4502 Aug 22, 2014 at 00:24 UTC - 0 likes

    @Mistermastermine: Go

    It could potentially be anything, if you want to find out exactly what it is, try using either spigot or warmroast

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Date created
Aug 25, 2011
Last update
Aug 15, 2014
Development stage
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GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
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