Guide to Essentials Kits

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avatar sa5mmm
Level 37 : Artisan Zombie
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Having kits on your server is essential. That's why Essentials puts the ability for kits right into the plugin! This will tell you all about how to set up kits using the essentials plugin.

Installing Essentials


I recommend that you have and use NotePad++ for this next part.

In your server's plugins folder a folder called essentials should be there open up the folder and edit the config.yml
Remember YAML is sensitive to tabs so only use spaces! Essentials has a built in safety net for in case you use tabs. It removes the broken config file and re-uploads the default config file.

To edit your kits find the kits section in the config.yml if you need help finding it, look at the spoiler below.

Essentials config.yml Default Kits Section


To start I imagine you already have an idea of what you want in your kits. I suggest being on your server and making the kits there first. Here's an example:

Pre-making your kits


Now to add the items you chose to the config.

The config file doesn't take names of items. So you can't type under the items of the kit Chest. You have to find out what the item id is. You can google item ids of minecraft items or you can use the command essentials gives you.

Hold the item and type /itemdb it will do as follows:

Using the /itemdb command


Here's how you write the items you want into the config.yml:

Writing your kits into the config


You must add the Amount otherwise people will get either 64 stack of say diamond swords, or the kit will count as improperly defined.

Here are some cool things that you can do to each item:

Custom Names and Lore


Custom Written Books


Colored Leather Armor


Enchants on items


Adding Damage to items

Adding Potions


Using what you know here to use the /give command in game! Above is how to put custom items into your essentials kits. But lets say you want to use the essentials give or item commands. Here's a short tutorial:


/give Player ItemID:DV # Other Data You want to include here

So I can give myself a piece of paper that has a custom name and lore like this:

/give sa5mmm paper 1 Name:Ticket lore:&4Admit_One!|&7To_Pepsi617's_Castle!

Instead of the word paper you can use the itemdb # of paper. The item and give commands aren't as picky as the kits are. You can also give me a diamond sword with god like enchants. (If they enchant numbers will be over the vanilla Minecraft limit be sure your config is set up properly! [Check above for adding enchants])

/give sa5mmm DiamondSword 1 Name:&eSam's_&1God_Sword! lore:&7A_Sword_fit_for|&7a_Queen! Sharpness 25 Durability 16

There are many other things you can do by referencing above and incoporating them into a /give or /item command!

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Sorry this isn't finished I add a little here and there!
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/give & /item Commands : 05/27/2014 10:19:27 pmMay 27th, 2014

I added a little section about using the essentials /give and /item commands with what you know from the rest of the tutorial.
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07/16/2015 5:05 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
tarzanama
Omg Amazing Thanks for the Help!!
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05/31/2015 3:08 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Network
HDappST22]
This helped me alot! :D I got question....Can i use _ and things like that? Thx :D
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06/19/2015 11:03 am
Level 37 : Artisan Zombie
sa5mmm
The "_" is meant to be used in replacement of a space, I think there might be a way around it, but I could never figure it out. An example I wanted to have a christmas kit that had a sheep spawn egg named jeb_, and when players saw it in their inventory it was just "jeb " and it did not have the vanilla effect of changing colors. I'm sorry I took so long to respond, I haven't been on in a while.
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12/06/2014 5:49 am
Level 30 : Artisan Architect
CASEY260
This has helped me heaps, Thanks!
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12/07/2014 9:26 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Zombie
sa5mmm
Thanks, I use it too when I forget how to do something.
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10/04/2014 2:52 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Alexcios
Hi is it possible to make different kits but with the same names?
Thanks
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10/09/2014 7:30 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Zombie
sa5mmm
No I don't believe so. Because of how the command works when you obtain a kit it's /kit kitname so if there is more than one kit with the same name then it will be really hard for the plugin to chose which kit items you are actually talking about.
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08/01/2014 2:30 am
Level 10 : Journeyman Crafter
sylvannus
Is there a way to equip the armor automaticly instead of having to put it on?
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08/04/2014 2:01 am
Level 37 : Artisan Zombie
sa5mmm
No, there isn't a way to do this. From previous research essentials only gives the item as if you were to use the give command. And in vanilla Minecraft there is no auto equip option. There are plugins that can help with this though and they are pretty lightweight,  I'm unsure of the name because I do not use a plugin like this. But I'm pretty sure you could find one. I would help you find it, but I'm currently on vacation and it's hard to even reply to things while I'm on my phone.
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05/27/2014 9:05 pm
Level 4 : Apprentice Warrior
OomegamanoO
to add a custom splash potion just do a splash potion id and the metadata
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05/27/2014 10:09 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Zombie
sa5mmm
Yeah you can do that. The part 2 to adding potions in kits was more for if you wanted to use custom potions such as the unused potions that are in the game, but not obtainable legitimatly. The example I gave was a drinkable potion with id 47, the wiki might have that same unused potion in the splash potion page, but to keep from switching pages too much, I included that you can add 16384 to make it a splash potion instead. It's more of just personall preference.
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04/21/2014 8:48 am
Level 1 : New Miner
HybirdzWarz
I have a plugin called CrackShot, it's a gun plugin, but how i put guns into my Essential Kits?, for E.X: I want to add an AK-47 Item (Stone Spade) into the kit, how do i do that?, if you can help me that would be very thankful of you :), sorry for my bad typing my keyboard is messed up.. :/
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04/21/2014 10:07 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Zombie
sa5mmm
Here's the page on how to use CrackShot Guns with other plugins. https://github.com/Shampaggon/CrackShot/wiki/Frequently-Asked-Questions#flexibility
I assume that the Enchantment to check will work easiest with Essentials kits. Be sure to read over that section on the link I gave you, then check back above to learn how to give items enchants.
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04/21/2014 10:08 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Zombie
sa5mmm
Also, I'm sorry if this doesn't help that much, I don't use CrackShot nor do I ever plan too. But GitHub is a very good resource :)
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05/03/2014 4:09 am
Level 1 : New Miner
HybirdzWarz
Thanks dude!, you helped me alot, i just need to add Skip_Name_Check node on every gun so the item there holding will turn into a gun. Thanks for you're help :)
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05/03/2014 3:49 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Zombie
sa5mmm
Cool, You could also turn off the skip name check and utilize the name:Item_Name feature with your kits. But whatever works for you! :)
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04/12/2014 8:04 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
RecycledBacon
Great blog bro keep it up
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04/14/2014 7:16 am
Level 37 : Artisan Zombie
sa5mmm
Thanks.
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12/17/2013 1:24 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Zombie
sa5mmm
If there are any typos, or anything else you think I should add here please comment them in the comments!
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12/16/2013 5:07 pm
Level 38 : Artisan Electrician
-WaffleKing-
Great job!
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12/16/2013 5:29 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Zombie
sa5mmm
Thanks
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12/16/2013 4:20 pm
Level 24 : Expert Architect
Raiinn
This would be much easier if you made a video on how to do it. But this is still helpful!. Thanks!.
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12/16/2013 4:25 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Zombie
sa5mmm
I didn't finish it though. But thanks!
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