Note: this plug-in requires more installation work than most other plug-ins. You really need to check the installation section or one of the tutorials.


This plug-in allows server owners to add custom items with custom textures to their server. A server resourcepack will be used to achieve the custom textures. It will use resourcepack tricks, so no existing minecraft items will be lost.

This plug-in will provide the following features:
  • Simple custom items that have their own texture, but no big other features [img] tag
  • Custom tools, including swords, pickaxes, bows, shields, and more [img] tag
  • Custom armor (but most pieces require Optifine for full functionality) [img] tag
  • Custom crafting recipes (can include both regular minecraft items and custom items from this plug-ins) [img] tag
  • Let mobs and blocks drop custom items (or regular items)
  • Wands and guns that can fire custom projectiles [img] tag[img] tag
  • Custom containers (some kind of custom crafting station/furnace) [img] tag
  • Custom blocks (they have a custom texture, but not many other features yet) [mc 1.13+]

New tutorials

Old basic tutorials

Old advanced tutorials
Custom containers (video):
Wands and guns (text):

If you can, use /kci debug
If that doesn't work, check out

Notes about minecraft version support
Minecraft 1.8.x and earlier can't be supported because the resourcepack format is too old. Players using minecraft 1.8.x will never be able to see custom textures, even if the server uses a later minecraft version and ViaVersion/ViaRewind.
Support for minecraft 1.9.x to 1.11.x could be added, but it would be a lot of work and these versions are not used often. (And those who do should really consider upgrading their server.) Test
To decrease maintenance time of this plug-in, only the latest patch of each minecraft version is guaranteed to be supported. For instance, minecraft 1.16.5 is supported, but 1.16.3 is not. (By coincidence, minecraft 1.16.4 is also supported.)

  • /customitems damage <amount> [player name] will decrease the remaining durability of the custom tool in the main hand of the target player (the player with name player name) by amount. If the remaining durability is smaller than (or equal to) amount, it will be destroyed. Only players with the customitems.damage permission can use this command.
  • /kci debug looks for installation errors, and sends them back as chat message.
  • /kci encode can be used to use complicated crafting ingredients in custom recipes.
  • /kci give <item name> [player name] [amount] will give a custom item to a player
  • /kci list sends the names of all custom items as a chat message
  • /kci reload will reload the config and items, but not the textures
  • /customitems repair <amount> [player name] will increase the remaining durability of the custom tool in the main hand of the target player (the player with name player name) by amount. This command will not repair the tool beyond the maximum durability (if current durability + amount is larger than the maximum durability, the durability will be set to the maximum durability). Only players with the permission can use this command.
  • /kci setblock <block> [x] [y] [z] [world] will place the given custom block at (x, y, z) in the given world. Only players with the customitems.setblock permission can use this command.
  • /customitems take [page] [target player] lets the target player take custom items from an in-game GUI. The page is needed when you have more than 54 custom items. By default, this command will use the command executor as target player and page 1. This command requires the permission customitems.take.
  • /kci playsound <sound> [x] [y] [z] [world] [volume] [pitch] plays the given custom sound at the given location (or the location of the command executor when no location is specified). If no volume or pitch is given, they will get the default value of 1
  • /knokko tag is a debug command that sends the NBT tag of the item in your main hand to you via the chat
When you put disableoutput between /kci and the rest of the command, the command feedback/output will be disabled, which can be useful for commands that are executed automatically.


  1. Download and run the Editor.
  2. Put this plug-in (CustomItems.jar) in your plug-ins folder
  3. Configure the items and textures you want (in the Editor).
  4. Click on the Export... button, and follow the steps (in the Editor).
  5. Optional: Install ActionBarAPI to display custom tool durability and wand/gun cooldowns. See items/compatibility/positive.html for details.

If you need more detailed information about these steps, ask for help on the Discord server.