RecipeManager 2

Complex recipes made easy !


NOTE: I will refer to some .html files in here, those files can be found in your /plugins/RecipeManager/ folder after you loaded the plugin the first time. The html files will also be updated automatically on new versions.

  • Add new recipes:
    • Shaped or shapeless recipes with optionally multiple results;
    • Furnace recipes with optional custom cook time and optional special fuel;
    • Fuel recipes with custom burning time or even random time from specified range.
    • See 'basic recipes.html' for more info.
  • Making recipes more special with flags, featured flags:
    • @permission to limit a recipe (or result) to specific permission node(s);
    • @remove, @restrict and @overwrite to remove/restrict/overwrite existing recipes, including Minecraft recipes.
    • @ingredientcondition to make extra requirements from ingredients like enchantments, ranged data values, stack amounts, etc;
    • @keepitem to keep an ingredient from using up and optionally damaging it in the process;
    • @modmoney/@reqmoney and their experience and level counterparts to require/give/take money/exp/level from crafter;
    • @cooldown to limit the usage of the recipe;
    • And a lot more, see 'recipe flags.html' for all of them including documentation.
  • Flags can also be added to results to make them more special, some featured result flags:
    • @cloneingredient to clone an ingredient's features over to the result, like data value, amount, enchantments, etc;
    • @itemname and @itemlore to edit a result's display name and description with colors;
    • @potionitem and @fireworkitem to design your custom potions and fireworks;
    • @getrecipebook to get a RecipeBook as result, ones generated by this plugin with recipes in them;
    • And a lot more, see 'recipe flags.html' for all of them including documentation.
  • Flexible recipe files to add your recipes in:
    • You can use any kind of spacing and letter casing you want in recipe files, also supports comments;
    • Design your file names and folder structure as you want in the 'recipes' folder;
  • Auto-generated recipe books with high customization:
    • Pick which recipes to be added and to what volume;
    • Re-arrange them as you like;
    • Books that players have are automatically updated when edited by admin and reloaded;
    • For more information see 'recipe books.yml' file.
  • Other features:
    • Local documentation files for ease, the .html files that will be generated the first time you run the plugin;
    • Customizable settings, messages and item/data/enchant aliases in their respective YML files;
    • Supports Vault for economy and permission groups;
    • API for plugin developers, custom events and utility methods for most features;
    • MCStats / Metrics:

Installing or updating

  1. Download the latest version of the plugin
  2. Place the RecipeManager.jar file in the plugins folder and start/restart the server
  3. Now the plugins/RecipeManager/ folder is created which contains configuration files (.yml) and documentation files (.html)

NOTE If you're upgrading from 1.x versions of RecipeManager, please first delete all files and folders except recipes folder from your RecipeManager folder before installing version 2, this will keep your folder clean because a lot of files have been renamed and this way will be less confusing.

Also some recipes or flags might not work like in 1.x versions, please re-test your recipes.

Using the plugin

  • Run the plugin at least once to allow the .html files to be generated then start with 'basic recipes.html'.
  • Plugin settings can be configured in "plugins/RecipeManager/config.yml"
  • When you're done editing, type rmreload in server console to reload everything without a server restart.
  • Commands and permissions can be found in 'commands & permissions.html' file.

Tutorials, example recipes, tips and tricks

User-contributed resources in the Resources forum section.


In the jar file, auto-extracted when first ran to plugins/RecipeManager/changelog.txt and on GitHub.

Having problems, found bugs ?

If you have any issues or found some bugs, please create a ticket. But first you should check other tickets if the issue has been already reported. Also check the latest file's known caveats (under changelog) before posting a ticket.

Note: I don't support any previous versions other than the absolute latest, so if you used a older version, update and test again :P

Source code

Source code is on github, feel free to look at it, improve on it and provide feedback: If you need, you can use code from my project but please give credits.

Support project

If you find RecipeManager useful and want to help support future development and faster updates, please donate:

Thanks for your support !

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  • Avatar of Hjelmansson Hjelmansson Mar 16, 2012 at 23:49 UTC - 0 likes

    is there a dev. version or a version compatible with CraftBukkit 1.2.3-R0.3?

    EDIT: Using 1.1g, the custom crafts are still working, but the uncraftables aren't.

    Last edited Mar 16, 2012 by Hjelmansson
  • Avatar of lipe124 lipe124 Mar 16, 2012 at 23:38 UTC - 0 likes

    I <3 u bro (no homo)

    Btw spout now has a furnace api plugin too for custom furnace recipies, not sure if you need anything like that since you already have some furnace things in here.

    I just wanted something uncluttered to add a few small recipies like 4 netherack -> netherbrick and this plugin does that perfectly! Great job.

  • Avatar of THDigi THDigi Mar 16, 2012 at 17:35 UTC - 0 likes

    Yes I am trying to add permissions for all recipes, that's why it takes so long to release the newer version :/

  • Avatar of Folas1337 Folas1337 Mar 14, 2012 at 10:10 UTC - 0 likes

    Cookbook / Celtic_Minstrel said he is now adding Permissions, do you think you'll add that as well?

  • Avatar of LordKainzo LordKainzo Mar 12, 2012 at 20:07 UTC - 0 likes

    @THDigi: Go

    I'll get you a detailed report on how to replicate it if you want it.

  • Avatar of THDigi THDigi Mar 11, 2012 at 20:27 UTC - 0 likes

    @LordKainzo: Go

    I couldn't replicate the issue so I can't fix it. Still, the issue could've been with bukkit because bukkit handles the recipe creation in the workbench and so on.

    @thappy001: Go

    Not possible for now.

  • Avatar of thappy001 thappy001 Mar 11, 2012 at 06:39 UTC - 0 likes

    Are there any permission nodes for this plugin? I would like to only allow custom recipes to specific groups.

  • Avatar of LordKainzo LordKainzo Mar 07, 2012 at 23:06 UTC - 0 likes

    @THDigi: Go

    Were the dupe exploits ever resolved? I'd love to see this plugin again on my server :D

  • Avatar of THDigi THDigi Mar 04, 2012 at 15:05 UTC - 0 likes

    @angelofdev: Go

    No, because it's not that easy and it will require a txt style change.

    Last edited Mar 04, 2012 by THDigi
  • Avatar of angelofdev angelofdev Mar 03, 2012 at 23:35 UTC - 0 likes

    Has spout been removed yet?

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Date created
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Last update
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