Did you ever think about how awesome it would be if you could add custom recipes to your Minecraft server? Perhaps a way to craft horse armour or cobwebs? Well, this is precisely what we are going to do in today’s article!

To make this possible, we need to install a fantastic Craftbukkit plugin called Craftbook. This plugin is possibly the best thing since sliced bread. Seriously, Craftbook is a must for every Minecraft server. It just adds so many interesting mechanics, such as sittable chairs, cooking pots, easy painting switching… and of course, custom recipes!

In this article, I’ll just talk about custom recipes, but I strongly recommend that you check out the other features of Craftbook. They’re all awesome and worth your time (I might talk about them in an upcoming article)!

Ok, enough talking, time for some action. The first thing you’ll need to do is to download and install Craftbook (can be downloaded here: http://dev.bukkit.org/bukkit-plugins/craftbook/). You’ll also need a plugin called WorldEdit (http://dev.bukkit.org/bukkit-plugins/worldedit/) as well as ProtocolLib (http://dev.bukkit.org/bukkit-plugins/protocollib/). Finally, I recommend that you install Vault (http://dev.bukkit.org/bukkit-plugins/vault/) although it isn’t necessary.

Once you’ve installed all of these plugins, start your server. We now need to activate the Custom Crafting mechanic (all Craftbook mechanics are disabled by default.)

You can do this by editing the Craftbook “config.ylm” file (located in the plugins\CraftBook folder). Open the file in Wordpad and scroll down until you see the following two line:

custom-crafting:
enable: false

Change it to:

custom-crafting:
enable: true

And reload the server.

Ok! You should now be able to create your own recipes. Let’s make one for cobweb. The way we do this is by putting the recipe in the three leftmost rows of our inventory, and then putting the output object next to the recipe, as such:

Making recipe for cobweb

When you’re satisfied with your recipe, type the following command: /recp save <Recipe Name> <Recipe Type>

Where <Recipe Name> is the name you give your recipe (not really important) and <Recipe Type> is either Shapeless, Shaped or Furnace (Additional information regarding the recipe types can be found at this page: http://wiki.sk89q.com/wiki/CraftBook/Custom_crafting). Basically, shaped recipes are the ones for which the way you place the ingredients is important, while, in shapeless recipes, you can put the ingredients in any order. Furnace recipes are the simplest, they simply specify what happens when you cook something.

In my case, I’ll be typing the following command:

/recp save Cobweb shaped

recp output

Once your recipe is saved, you can test it out by using a crafting table:

Testing recipe with crafting table

And there you go, that how you add custom recipes to your Minecraft Server!

If you feel like you haven’t perfectly understood this tutorial, I recommend you watch the following video:

That concludes this tutorial, I hope you’ve enjoyed it and have a nice day!

-Icosebyte

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