It was created as a result of how useful Risugami's RecipeBook is, but how quickly it became a hassle to navigate once you have a hundred pages at the time. RecipeBook has improved greatly since then, though. (In my opinion, the single greatest change was the addition of the scroll wheel as a way to navigate quickly)
To create your own, just place a crafting table in the centre of a crafting grid, put a piece of paper in each corner, and fill in the edges with four books. There is also a keybind to open it without needing an item (defaults to G), which works even if you are playing on a server that doesn't have it installed.
Other useful features include small recipes as well as shapeless recipes having a visually distinct bsckground. Additionally, you can click on an item in a recipe to filter the displayed recipes so that only ones that require or produce that item will be shown (In this case, books). Use the clear button to go back to seeing them all.
One of the more recent features is a searchable list of items, to quickly filter out unrelated recipes.
Just right click while holding it, to see every crafting recipe in the game.
To navigate the list, you have a few options:
-The scroll bar: Just click on the slider, and drag it up or down to quickly scroll through the list.
-The up/down buttons: Quickly navigate one or ten pages at a time with the buttons above and below the scroll bar.
-Keyboard shortcuts: Arrow keys, page up, page down, home, and end can all be used if you prefer a keyboard over a mouse. Up/Down arrow keys scroll one line at a time, Left/Right and Page up/Page down go by pages, and Home/End can be used to immediately jump to the start or end of the list.
-Mouse wheel: If you have one, just spin it to immediately scroll the list! Number of lines scrolled can be configured to suit your preferences.
-Shift: Holding shift while scrolling will multiply the movement by ten!
At the end of the list, you will also find furnace recipes! Only ones that work in a regular furnace, though, and not any special furnace types added by a mod that specifically have their own separate set of recipes, unfortunately.
Some items show a * over the top right corner. That means that it will accept any variation of that item (for example, wool colour or tool damage). Others, with a small F in the top left, represent things in the Forge ore dictionary, which allows mods to use items like copper and tin in their crafting recipes, and have the recipes accept similar resources from *other* mods. A more technical description is that items that show the * accept anything with a specific item ID, even if the data values are different, while ones that show an F accept any specific items that different mods have declared interchangable (each of which may or may not accept any data value).
At the bottom left corner, there is a small triangle. Clicking and dragging it will allow you to resize the entire GUI. This is especially useful if you have a lot of space around the edges, allowing you to see often four or more columns of recipes at once.
Right now, I'm working on a fairly significant rewrite, to make it easier to set the appearance of things (anyone wanting to re-skin CraftGuide will be extremely happy), and more distant plans include adding an in-game settings menu so that anything in CraftGuide.cfg can be easily changed, without needing a text editor, or having to restart Minecraft to see the effects. Also, at some point I should really add a way to create a custom list of recipes, such as things that you often use, as a quick reference.
- If you don't have it yet, install Minecraft Forge. I haven't tested it with every version, but it probably works for most of the recent ones. As of 1.6.1, CraftGuide only requires FML, which is included in Forge and also available as a standalone download.
- Download CraftGuide
- Place the downloaded .zip file into .minecraft/mods/
Current version: 126.96.36.199
Modloader version: 188.8.131.52-modloader
Note: Requires Risugami's ModLoader rather than Forge. (Still works with Forge, though some of the built-in mod support will not activate)
NO loader version:
Note: This version of CraftGuide goes directly in minecraft.jar, and does not require ModLoader, FML, or Forge. If you are using CraftGuide with a BTW newer than 4.83, this is the version you want.
- See Old versions spoiler.
Old versions (Minecraft 1.3 and up)
Mod packs and distribution:
You may include CraftGuide in mod packs, or distribute it on its own, without any special procedure or permission. However, if you modify the copy you are distributing, you must clearly indicate that it has been modified (since I'd rather not have a bunch of people asking for help with errors that don't exist in any of the official versions).
If you *do* include CraftGuide in a mod pack, I would love to hear about it, so it would be awesome if you could send me a PM about it (but it isn't required, if you don't want to).
Videos (and other things):
You may use/show/include CraftGuide (both the actual mod as seen in-game, as well as any files included in any of the downloads) in videos, blog posts, forum threads, tweets, lolcat images, audio recordings, internationally televised political discussions, or any other possible form of communication you can think of that isn't simply sharing complete copies of a download (for that, see the Mod packs and distribution section, above), for commercial or non-commercial purposes (and anything in between, if there is such a thing).
Things for Minecraft 1.2.5 and older
Here is a fairly recent showcase by UnspeakableGaming:
drackiseries has a video of the new (Minecraft 1.5.2) version.
- Config screen
- Advanced filtering
- Saving favourites for quick viewing
- Perhaps a close button?
- Major rewrite of internal stuff.
If you want to make a custom version of CraftGuide, use bits of its code, or just see how it works, you can find the source code on Github.
If you want to use some (or all) of it in your own project, you are free to do so, though it would be nice if you mentioned CraftGuide in a text file or somewhere else where someone can find it.
You can find the current version of the CraftGuide API on Github. It can be used to add, remove, or alter the recipes displayed by CraftGuide (not actually affecting crafting, just what is shown in the CraftGuide GUI).
If you need help using it, or have ideas on how to improve the API, please send me a PM or some other form of communication.
If you don't want to use an AdF.ly link, or are a heartless creeper, you can get some versions directly (bit.ly'd for statistics only):
- CraftGuide 184.108.40.206-modloader for Minecraft 1.6.2 (MediaFire mirror)
- CraftGuide 220.127.116.11-modloader for Minecraft 1.6.2 (MediaFire mirror)
- CraftGuide 18.104.22.168-modloader for Minecraft 1.5.2 (MediaFire mirror)
- CraftGuide 22.214.171.124-modloader for Minecraft 1.5.1 (MediaFire mirror)
- CraftGuide 126.96.36.199-modloader for Minecraft 1.5.1 (MediaFire mirror)
- CraftGuide 1.6.7-modloader for Minecraft 1.5.1 (MediaFire mirror)
- CraftGuide 1.6.6-modloader for Minecraft 1.5.1 (MediaFire mirror)
- CraftGuide 1.6.6-modloader for Minecraft 1.5.0 (MediaFire mirror)
- CraftGuide 1.6.6-modloader for Minecraft 1.4.6 and 1.4.7 (MediaFire mirror)
- CraftGuide 188.8.131.52-modloader for Minecraft 1.4.6
- CraftGuide 184.108.40.206-modloader for Minecraft 1.4.5
- CraftGuide 220.127.116.11-modloader for Minecraft 1.4.5
- CraftGuide 18.104.22.168-modloader for Minecraft 1.4.5
- CraftGuide 22.214.171.124-modloader for Minecraft 1.4.4
- CraftGuide 126.96.36.199-modloader for Minecraft 1.4.4
- CraftGuide 1.6.2-modloader for Minecraft 1.4.2
- CraftGuide 188.8.131.52 for Minecraft 1.6.4 (MediaFire mirror)
- CraftGuide 184.108.40.206 for Minecraft 1.6.2 and 1.6.4 (MediaFire mirror)
- CraftGuide 220.127.116.11 for Minecraft 1.5.3 (MediaFire mirror)
- CraftGuide 18.104.22.168 for Minecraft 1.5.2 (MediaFire mirror)
- CraftGuide 22.214.171.124 for Minecraft 1.5.1 (MediaFire mirror)
- CraftGuide 126.96.36.199 for Minecraft 1.5.1 (MediaFire mirror)
- CraftGuide 1.6.7 for Minecraft 1.5.1 (MediaFire mirror)
- CraftGuide 1.6.6 for Minecraft 1.5.1 (MediaFire mirror)
- CraftGuide 1.6.6 for Minecraft 1.5.0 (MediaFire mirror)
- CraftGuide 1.6.6 for Minecraft 1.4.6 and 1.4.7 (MediaFire mirror)
- CraftGuide 188.8.131.52 for Minecraft 1.4.6
- CraftGuide 184.108.40.206 for Minecraft 1.4.5
- CraftGuide 220.127.116.11 for Minecraft 1.4.5
- CraftGuide 18.104.22.168 for Minecraft 1.4.5
- CraftGuide 22.214.171.124 for Minecraft 1.4.4
- CraftGuide 126.96.36.199 for Minecraft 1.4.4
- CraftGuide 188.8.131.52 for Minecraft 1.4.2
- CraftGuide 184.108.40.206 for Minecraft 1.4.2
- CraftGuide 220.127.116.11 for Minecraft 1.4.2
- CraftGuide 18.104.22.168 for Minecraft 1.4.2
- CraftGuide 22.214.171.124 for Minecraft 1.3.2
- CraftGuide 1.5.2 for Minecraft 1.3.2
- CraftGuide 1.5.1 for Minecraft 1.3.2
- CraftGuide 1.5.1-modloader for Minecraft 1.3.2